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    SubjectRe: Profanity in the Linux Kernel?!?!?
    mtrausch@wcnet.org (Michael B. Trausch)  wrote on 09.06.99 in <Pine.LNX.4.10.9906091452480.7509-100000@localhost>:

    > On Wed, 9 Jun 1999, The Doctor What wrote:
    > >
    > > I agree with what you're saying, but have one other motivation for
    > > removing the harsher words, f*ck for example:
    > >
    > > It is possible that this will cause the kernel to be blocked by censoring
    > > software. Or parts of the kernel. Or patches, etc.
    > >
    >
    > Uh... last I checked, .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 files were binary and didn't
    > contain enough to filter something (and filters don't operate on binary
    > material for the most part anyway).

    Someone has a treat coming, then, if he ever tries to send a binary
    through one of those filters containing the sequence 7ee7247ee7247ee724.
    That is, if it gets base64 encoded as usual.

    This type of filters is just silly. But then, so is the concept they try
    to enforce.

    MfG Kai

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