[RC5] Technically, he's not "Holding blocks hostage"

David Kelly dkelly at hiwaay.net
Wed Nov 19 19:22:32 EST 1997


maverick writes:
> 
>   Technically, is he REALLY holding blocks 'hostage'?  After all, there are
> going to be blocks on machines out there that never get sent back to a
> proxy and MAY have the key in them....if this is the case (so I was told in
> #rc5) then the blocks that were never returned will be sent back out at the
> end when all of the other blocks are completed and the server realizes
> which blocks it never received back.
> 
> Can someone 'in the know' verify this? 
> 
> >All this, and you have the utter lack of WIT to suggest that you're 
> >going to hold blocks HOSTAGE?  You're a funny, disturbed individual.  
> >Go take your "thousands" of blocks and go play somewhere else.  I 
> >truely do hope you get blocked from the proxy servers, as this effort 
> >is far better off without the likes of you around.

Its funny and sad that somebody thinks they can hold crunched blocks 
"hostage". If he scans them and finds the solution, how long do you 
think he'll wait before releasing the blocks or claiming the prize 
directly?

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David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at hiwaay.net
=====================================================================
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capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system.


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