[RC5] Holding blocks hostage

Ben Byer root at bushing.plastic.crosslink.net
Tue Nov 18 22:04:09 EST 1997


At 04:59 PM 11/18/97 -0600, Mike Silbersack wrote:
>> >I've decided that I am not going to return any blocks until I can figure
>out
>> >what it is I am returning.  In other words, when bivine releases the
>source
>> >code, I'll release the blocks I've done.
>> 
>> Any keys that don't get processed and returned to the server will get
>> automatically reissued after a month or so.
>
>Incorrect.  There is no timeout on keys as of right now.  However, the 3000
>keys he's holding are irrelevant either way, as the likelihood of them
>being the winning ones is quite small.

Actually, I'd be willing to bet it's about zero.  If you had the winning
key and could win money, would YOU hold it back, even if you were angry
with the contest holders?  I think not.  Therefore, his protest is
COMPLETELY irrelevant. :)


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