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    SubjectRe: Linux-2.1.125 ... pre-2.2 imminent
    Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>:
    > Believe me Microsoft think Linux is a threat now. Its level with things like
    > java in their perceived threat list, so you can expect all the usual MS
    > techniques to start coming this way and very soon.

    Maybe not; depends on the length and outcome of the DOJ lawsuit.

    You can bet that Microsoft wants to look meek and mild and
    non-predatory just now. In a weird way their recent SEC filing
    identifying Linux as a key competitor actually protects us -- if they
    launch the FUD brigades while the suit is still going on, they'd in
    effect be saying "screw you, DOJ, we're going to destroy our major
    competition even while the suit is in progress."

    If Microsoft stills exists after the lawsuit, though, things could get
    pretty ugly...
    --
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    The following is a Python RSA implementation. According to the US Government
    posting these four lines makes me an international arms trafficker! Join me
    in civil disobedience; add these lines of code to your .sig block to help get
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    ============================================================================
    from sys import*;from string import*;a=argv;[s,p,q]=filter(lambda x:x[:1]!=
    '-',a);d='-d'in a;e,n=atol(p,16),atol(q,16);l=(len(q)+1)/2;o,inb=l-d,l-1+d
    while s:s=stdin.read(inb);s and map(stdout.write,map(lambda i,b=pow(reduce(
    lambda x,y:(x<<8L)+y,map(ord,s)),e,n):chr(b>>8*i&255),range(o-1,-1,-1)))

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