[RC5] I apologize (fwd)

Daniel Baker dbaker at wrangler.cuckoo.com
Wed Nov 26 22:43:06 EST 1997

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----- Forwarded message from Joseph Fisk -----

>From joe at mdmbkr.chillin.org  Wed Nov 26 21:36:31 1997
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 22:36:16 -0500 (EST)
From: Joseph Fisk <joe at mdmbkr.chillin.org>
To: dbaker at cuckoo.com
Subject: I apologize 
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.971126223604.3501A-100000 at mdmbkr.chillin.org>


As I posted earlier today, it is possible to artificially inflate your
standing by resubmitting the same completed blocks in large numbers.

In a short-sighted attempt to get attention, I have spammed about one
million blocks in this fashion.  My intentions were entirely
non-malicious.  I meant to demonstrate that there are intrinsic weaknesses
in the system that, should it grow as anticipated, would be exploited in
very malicious ways by all sorts of people.

Again, I did not mean to cause any harm.

However, I have been informed that this is not the case.  My flooding
caused a number of proxy machines to crash.  Also, the stats will have to
be manually rebuilt.  For this, I sincerely apologize.  It was not my
intention at any time to cause any damage.  I cannot express this strongly

This being said, I apologize to those whom I have caused harm:  David
McNett, Jeff Lawson, Adam Beberg, and Daniel Baker, as well as the pproxy

Additionally I apologize to the entire Bovine community.  I realize now
that my stunt was very damaging, and I regret it.

I hope my words will be taken as sincere.

C. Joseph Fisk
mdmbkr at chillin.org

----- End of forwarded message from Joseph Fisk -----

Daniel Baker (dbaker at cuckoo.com)
Chief Technology and Executive Officer -- CuckooNet! (http://www.cuckoo.com)
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