[perpass] Using the abusrd isn't a compelling argument

Bruce Perens <bruce@perens.com> Sat, 07 December 2013 07:20 UTC

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Cc: perpass <perpass@ietf.org>, Nicholas Weaver <nweaver@icsi.berkeley.edu>, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob@appelbaum.net>
Subject: [perpass] Using the abusrd isn't a compelling argument
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I have read a lot of absurd arguments on this list over the past 24 hours:

A GUI with a button title like "F**k security, I want to open myself to the world".
Put a camera in your bathroom.
Go to Iran (I would certainly act differently if I was there, and did in Tunisia).
Make polls public.
Don't use HTTPS even where it's appropriate.

People who don't necessarily want to encrypt everything don't have any reason to do this silly stuff and you don't win arguments this way.

    Thanks

    Bruce