That was back in 2002 I deleted them.

That was back in 2002 I deleted them. DHS was invented as an umbrella org and suspicions (confirmed by 2010) that US govt agencies were illegally tapping trunk lines were going around.

But really? It’s ’cause the stuff I said that was fine in a community of pre Eternal September nerdy folks was dangerous stuff post 1993. But since Usenet was still confined to nerdy parts, I didn’t worry about it.

actually by 1994, it was less innocent because it started getting more an more public access…


Dangerous in ’93, same in ’17, Nothing I held too strongly on. I treat posts as if they’ll be enshrined in a “Book of quotes” and ask, “is that me?”


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