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From <> Sun Jun 26 22:36:32 1994 Date: Sun, 26 Jun 1994 21:24:00 CDT Reply-To: TK0JUT2@MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU Sender: CU-DIGEST list Subject: Cu Digest, #6.57 To: Multiple recipients of list CUDIGEST Computer underground Digest Sun June 26, 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 57 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@NIU.BITNET) Archivist: Brendan Kehoe Retiring Shadow Archivist: Stanton McCandlish Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala Ian Dickinson Coptic Idolator: Ephram Shrewdlieu CONTENTS, #6.57 (Sun, June 26, 1994) File 1--NEWS: Corporate losses due to Intrntl Copyright piracy (fwd) File 2--Response to Loka Inst. NII views (CuD 6.50) File 3--Response to "Egalitarianism as Irrational" (CuD 5.51) File 4--Internet Access in France--State of the Art File 5--CPSR supports Ethics Campaign File 6--Groups Hail New Bill For Public Space on NII File 7--A Comment on the Tandy employee/no bbs piece File 8--E-Mail Female for a Day File 9--Updated Info on HOPE (FIrst US Hacker Congress) (REMINDER) File 10--PSI and Canter & Siegel Negotiate - no spamming Cu-Digest is a weekly electronic journal/newsletter. Subscriptions are available at no cost electronically. CuD is available as a Usenet newsgroup: Or, to subscribe, send a one-line message: SUB CUDIGEST your name Send it to LISTSERV@UIUCVMD.BITNET or LISTSERV@VMD.CSO.UIUC.EDU The editors may be contacted by voice (815-753-0303), fax (815-753-6302) or U.S. mail at: Jim Thomas, Department of Sociology, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA. 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Please avoid quoting previous posts unless absolutely necessary. DISCLAIMER: The views represented herein do not necessarily represent the views of the moderators. Digest contributors assume all responsibility for ensuring that articles submitted do not violate copyright protections. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 22 Jun 1994 23:51:50 -0500 (CDT) From: David Smith Subject: File 1--NEWS: Corporate losses due to Intrntlt copyright piracy (fwd) --fwd-- Date--Wed, 22 Jun 1994 09:17:35 -0400 From--Gregory Aharonian Subject--NEWS--Corporate losses due to international copyright piracy The International Intellectual Property Alliance recently released some copyright piracy losses for US companies. Here are part of their figures. ESTIMATED 1993 TRADE LOSSES DUE TO PIRACY (US $ millions) MOTION RECORDS COMPUTER COUNTRY PICTURES & MUSIC PROGRAMS BOOKS TOTAL China 50 345 322 110 827 India 40 45 81 25 191 Japan 95 n.a. 854 3 952 South Korea 20 20 371 12 423 Thailand 20 12 98 25 155 Indonesia 45 12 95 40 192 Taiwan 26 6 106 12 150 Philippines 23 15 n.a. 70 108 Greg Aharonian Internet Patent News Service (for subscription info, send 'help' to (for prior art search services info, send 'prior' to ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 12 Jun 1994 19:47:49 -0500 From: sj@INDIAL1.IO.COM(Steve Jackson) Subject: File 2--Response to Loka Inst. NII views (CuD 6.50) In #6.50, Richard Sclove and Jeffrey Scheuer of the "Loka Institute" wrote, after several pages of moaning about how the awful highways had destroyed America's cities and now the information highway would finish the job and blah blah blah: > o _No Innovation Without Evaluation_: To help reduce adverse >social impact, the federal government should mandate evaluated social >trials of alternative electronic services. Analogous to environmental >impact statements, these trials should precede full-scale deployment >of any major components of new information infrastructures. Rich. The "environmental impact statement" is a joke, a bureaucratic maneuver, an expensive time-waster. We need more of these? By the time our pork-glutted feds could pass the enabling legislation to form the committee to name the study group to design those "trials," the whole infrastructure will have been deployed . . . somewhere else. Your whole metaphor is flawed. You start by pointing out problems caused by the massive, pork-barrel, FEDERAL Interstate Highway project . . . and from that, you argue that the infobahn should be federally taxed and controlled? "It didn't work last time, so let's do it again." Huh? > o _No Innovation Without Regulation_: We should conserve >cultural space for face-to-face social engagement, traditional forms >of community life, off-screen leisure activities and time spent in >nature. How about a modest tax on electronic home shopping and >consumer services, rebating the revenue to support compensatory, local >community-building initiatives? Right. More taxes. And what wise, caring group will decide which "social," "traditional," and "leisure" activities get the pork? The Feds, of course. Congress. Oh, I quiver with anticipation. > Data highway enthusiasts may see such measures as wasteful >obstructions of market forces. But what entrepreneurs call red tape >is really democracy in action. No. What entrepreneurs call "red tape" is red tape. What the Lokoids call "democracy in action" is officious, statist paternalism. Get your hands the hell out of my pockets, and get your red tape the hell off of my infobahn. You can call yourselves "liberal" and "democratic," but you're just another tentacle of the federal octopus. If you can't confiscate our computers, maybe you can just tax, study and regulate them right out of existence . . . is that it? I hate to disappoint the Loka gentlemen, but the market is already at work, and the market is worldwide. If you really want universal access to the information highway, you'll go find some other Cause and let the entrepreneurs keep on . . . until it's so cheap that everybody has it, and so simple that everybody can understand it . . . and keep your government out of our faces. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 13 Jun 94 10:19:13 BST From: troddis@ACORN.CO.UK(Timothy Roddis) Subject: File 3--Response to "Egalitarianism as Irrational" (CuD 5.51) In response to File 1 in CU-Digest 6.51. > I would like to take this opportunity to state that I > believe egalitarianism, in regard to information > technology as elsewhere, is an irrational, immoral, and > dangerous ideal. Sorry, are you playing devil's advocate or am I really missing a really fundamental point, such as, perhaps, an argument to back up this belief? Let us look at the above statement. Apparently equal access to IT is an irrational ideal. It could be argued, I suppose, that since it can't happen it's irrational to expect it to happen. Surely though, having an unattainable ideal is not inherently irrational. So what makes it an irrational ideal? Now the next point concerns that most subjective of all things - morality. A fair system in which everyone has equal say and equal influence is, apparently, immoral. Presumably then, morally speaking, we should remove certain people's right to 'speech'. If we don't feel too strongly about what they 'say' on the internet or just to be kind, we might merely restrict some of them. This does, to me, seem to be analogous to removing some people's right to post letters or disallowing them from using the 'phone. In my country (Britain) people who are supposedly associated with Irish terrorists, such as, for instance, the entirity of the (legitimate) Sinn Fein political party are not allowed to have their voice on TV. These are the people, then who's connection to the internet should be somehow reduced. Really? Are you sure? You'd better be. The final point was dangerous. Obviously, if we allow people that know how to make bombs to post to the net, we'd be endagering people's lives. Better stop the military posting then. I can understand your point on one level only. There are capitalist pressures which will dictate people's usage. However, I think people's right to the internet should be guaranteed. It may just be, that as with 'phones and mail, some people can not afford to use them as much as others. In my opinion, that is unfair, but unavoidable in a free market oriented culture. ------------------------------ From: cccf@ALTERN.COM(cccf) Subject: File 4--Internet Access in France--State of the Art Date: Thu, 16 Jun 94 7:46:56 GMT INTERNET IN FRANCE For a long time, I dream to have an Internet address. For an US guy, it's easy to answer to this request. For me, France-born teenager, I must have a friend that give me an email box on the computer of a rich university. At this time, a lot of controls stop like a solution. The second solution is to access via my free videotex terminal called Minitel on a gatheway connected to an UUCP or Internet node. The cost is between FF 1.25 (for 3615 Internet) and FF 9.46 (for 3619 USnet) pro minute... but for email and news only. Some videotex services don't like ftpmail requests or more than 520-caracters messages (like 3617 Email) and refuse sending my mails :-8 The third solution is to buy a commercial access: MCIMail have an "experimental connexion with Internet" at this time, AT&T give you an address in Netherlands and CompuServe ask for my... parent's MasterCard number :-] Some good associations (like French Data Network, Fnet or Frmug) send me a little package with a good service, but the guys that don't live in Paris paid a lot of money for an incredible expensive phone call (FF 0.73 all 12 seconds) to access to the service. The only solution is 3619 USnet (a joke developed by Intel- matique, a subsidiary of France Telecom that give you an user-id on Delphi domain), the really crazy Audiotel service called FranceNet (that stop the service all 20 minutes), the last baby born today and called World-net or, at least, the uncredible 3619 Inet that give you an email box on "on101"-domain in the USA. Internet is a real *problem* at this time in France, not a solution. This message cost me FF 25.00 to be send to you. A little expensive, no? Listing of (Un-)useful Addresses +------------------------------- Altern (3616) Valentin Lacambre, 29 rue de Cotte, 75012 Paris Tel.: (1) 42 79 81 38 Email: Calvacom (RCI-Calvacom) 175 rue J.-J. Rousseau, 92138 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex Tel.: (1) 41 08 11 00, Fax: (1) 41 08 11 99 Email: CompuServe Centre Atria, Rueil 2000, 92566 Rueil Malmat, 92410 Ville d'Avray Tel.: (1) 47 50 62 48, Fax: (1) 47 50 62 93 Email: EUnet France SA 52 av. de la Grande Armee, 75017 Paris Tel.: (1) 53 81 60 60, Fax: (1) 45 74 52 79 Acc}s Utopia: (1) 39 63 50 22 ou NUA 17827026961 Email: USNet (3619) Intelmatique SA, 16-18 rue du Dome, 92300 Boulogne- Billancourt Tel.: (1) 47 61 47 61, Fax: (1) 46 21 22 40 Email: World-NET SCT, 20 av. Daguerre, 77500 Chelles Tel.: (1) 60 20 85 14, 3617 SCT, Fax: (1) 64 21 65 35 Email: -- Jean-Bernard Condat, General Secretary hc, Chaos Computer Club France Internet: ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 20 Jun 1994 10:43:25 -0700 From: email list server Subject: File 5--CPSR supports Ethics Campaign For immediate release 20 June 1994 CPSR Lends Support to National Computer Ethics and Responsibility Campaign In a step toward recognizing and encouraging the responsible use of computing, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) today announced its support for the National Computer Ethics and Responsibility Campaign (NCERC). The purpose of NCERC is to promote discussion and dissemination of information on computer ethics and related issues. In endorsing NCERC, CPSR joins a diverse group of supporters and affiliates, including the Computer Ethics Institute, the Electronic Messaging Association, Monsanto, Merrill Lynch, and others, in expressing the need to raise awareness of the many consequences of increased computer use. CPSR and NCERC share a common interest in the ethical use of information technology. Moreover, we believe that by providing the necessary tools and resources, NCERC will enable individuals and organizations to make intelligent, informed choices on how best to develop, manage, and utilize the rapidly expanding information resources available through electronic networks. For more information, contact: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility P.O. Box 717 Palo Alto, CA 94302-0717 Tel: (415) 322-3778 Email: Computer Ethics and Responsibilities Campaign 18054 Bluesail Drive Los Angeles, CA 90272-2901 Tel: (310) 478-6599 Fax: (310) 478-3299 Email: ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 19 Jun 1994 22:20:30 -0700 From: email list server Subject: File 6--Groups Hail New Bill For Public Space on NII This is a press release put out by People for the American Way and the Media Access Project last week. Additional information, including a copy of the legislation, will be put online shortly. June 15, 1994 PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS HAIL INTRODUCTION OF BILL TO PROVIDE "PUBLIC LANE" ON THE INFORMATION "SUPERHIGHWAY" PEOPLE FOR CALLS BILL "VITAL" TO DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-TECH DEMOCRACY MEDIA ACCESS PROJECT SAYS NON-PROFITS NEED TO GET ON NOW, NOT IN FIVE OR TEN YEARS Public interest groups expressed enthusiastic support for S. 2195, legislation introduced today by Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) to ensure that there will be space on the "information superhighway" for schools, libraries, public broadcasters, and non-profit organizations which promote local artistic, political and social speech. Senate Communications Subcommittee Chairman Inouye's bill guarantees access on the "superhighway" for non-commercial and governmental uses. "Without this protection, we may not get anything besides home shopping and movies on demand," said Leslie Harris, Director of Public Policy for the People For the American Way Action Fund (PFAWAF). "Senator Inouye's bill creates an electronic `public square' where diverse political, artistic and cultural expression can flourish. It is vital to ensuring that the interests of the public are not left behind on the information `superhighway.'" Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Executive Director of the Media Access Project (MAP), underscored the short-term impact of Senator Inouye's proposal. "We hope -- and expect -- that some day the new technologies will provide so much capacity at such low prices that there will be no need to reserve space for public use. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission to phase out the `public right of way' if and when that happens." But, he added, "It is critical that local government and non-profit groups have access to the new technologies right away. We need to begin using the technologies as they evolve; it will be too late to do this five or ten years from now." Potential uses of this capacity are innumerable, according to PFAWAF and MAP. Among them are distance learning (in which master teachers can work with students locally and nationwide) and interactive information services such as the video health referral system established by the Chicago Chapter of the Black Nurses Association. Similarly, performing arts groups could distribute their works on these systems using an upgraded version of the currently operative Arts Wire. PFAWAF and MAP are especially enthusiastic about the Los Angeles-based Democracy Network, an on-line interactive multimedia political communication prototype which could help reduce the cost of running for public office by creating high-tech voter information services, in which all qualified candidates could respond to citizen inquiries, "post" biographical information, video clips of their speeches and position statements, and the public can participate on video bulletin and issue boards. People For the American Way Action Fund is a 300,000-member nonpartisan constitutional liberties organization. Media Access Project is a twenty-one year old non-profit public interest telecommunications law firm which seeks to promote the public's First Amendment rights to speak and be heard. -- As Senator Inouye stated when introducing the bill, "nearly 100 educational, public broadcasting, library, civil rights, labor, local government, and disability rights organizations and others have expressed their support for the principles outlined in this legislation." This coalition is asking organizations and individuals to write the Senate in support of S. 2195. Sample letters to Senator Inouye, Senator Hollings, and your individual Senators will also put placed online shortly. -- Anthony E. Coordinator, Future of Media ProjectCenter for Media Education ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 23 Jun 1994 12:19:17 -0700 From: jet@NAS.NASA.GOV(J. Eric Townsend) Subject: File 7--A Comment on the Tandy employee/no bbs piece > Should your employer prohibit you from operating a BBS, on > your own equipment, at your own expense, on your own time > with the threat of being fired if you do? It has happened! > Tandy/Radio Shack did it to one of their employees. This is > a press release of the incident. Everyone should read this! I am about to switch jobs. My current job 'allows' me to conduct any business I wish on my own time, as long as it doesn't *COMPETE* with any current or near-future business plans. My new job, however, has a strongly worded statement in the "Employee Guidelines" that says (HIGHLY paraphrased and condensed): 'We are a high-performance, high-output team. Because we demand the most possible from our employees, we ask that you engage in no other business activities than what is part of your job. If you want more money, or to do something different, come ask us -- we've got plenty of work to go around.' Does Radio Shack have any such clauses in their working agreement? Also, is it possible that this is a coverup for an employee being fired for other reasons? I've worked at more than one place where it was easier to fire an employee over some minor infraction of the rules than for the 'real' reason (incompetence, theft, fraud). ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 3 Jun 1994 10:24:50 -0400 (EDT) From: Zodiac Subject: File 8--E-Mail Female for a Day ================================================================ eye WEEKLY February 17 1994 Toronto's arts newspaper every Thursday =============================================================== E-MAIL FEMALE FOR A DAY by K.K.Campbell To get a glimpse of how the other-sex lives, people have tried pop psychology, role-playing, cross-dressing, even sex-change operations. Such inefficiency. Me? I just had to use a computer. Some years ago, I was researching a story about "computer-chat" systems -- better known as bulletin board systems, or just BBSs for short. By hooking your dusty home computer to your telephone by a a modem, then dialing certain phone numbers, you can talk to complete strangers. You'll see their typing on your monitor. And they see yours. Anyway, in this research I noticed, to my chagrin, that there are many BBSs females can call free, which males have to pay to use. Since writing makes one just enough money to starve by degrees, a friend, Elisa, graciously let me use her account. A female account. I could call free. The only condition she set was that I tell no one I wasn't her. If the person who ran the BBS found out she was letting a male use her account, she would get deleted. Effectively, by using her account, I was transformed from a 6'4" male into a 5'1" female -- whose hobbies, as stated in the little biographical profile she'd written for others to read, included: "gazing at the stars with a special someone." So call I did. And WHAM! It starts almost immediately: "chat requests" from males. Little notes on my screen saying -- "So-and-so is requesting you for a private chat." I can only imagine what they want, so pay no attention and go about trying to learn my way around the system. But this one guy named Jeff is absolutely relentless. I couldn't tell him I wasn't Elisa (I promised, I promised). I just did my best to ignore him. He'd surely quit -- right? Men are polite -- right? After chat request number 31, Jeff switchs tactics and starts sending me little notes. Messages only I can see. The first message reads: "Are you new here?" A variation on the timeless, "Come here often?", I suppose. "Who _is_ this guy?" I ask aloud. I go to the area where all the little biography are stored and look up Jeff's profile. It scrolls onto my monitor: Description: 30-years-old, 5'9", 200 lbs, with very short, black hair. Hobbies: Sex, stereos, electronics, sex, making love to beautiful women. Favorite movies: All, especially sex movies! Sports: Sex. Sex. Favorite Reading: Playboy. (There was other stuff about him being a computer programmer.) I stare at the screen, truly awestruck, flooded with flashbacks of grade school and pictures of naked women carved into desktops with ball-point pens. Meanwhile, Jeff's personal message barrage keeps pounding away at my bunker walls. "Need some help?" "Elisa your real name?" "Please chat - something important to say!!!!" It begins to dawn on me that Jeff is simply not going to leave me alone. "Stop being a weenie, Jeff," I growl at the terminal. More than just annoy, he's really beginning to piss me off. He is _only_ acting this way because he thinks I'm female. If there was a "male" designation on the screen beside my name, Jeff would not bothered me after the second ignore, if he would have noticed me at all. A new message beeps onto the screen: "Make love!" At this, I blink it in disbelief. What, precisely, is ol' Jeff trying to say, here? Is this some general statement on his life philosophy... or does Jeff imagine he is now coming in for the seductive kill? Before I can decide, yet another message appears: "xxx-4238." His phone number. He is giving me his phone number. I have not once even acknowledged his existence on Planet Earth... and he is giving me his phone number. That did it! You want to chat so bad, okay, pal, I'll chat. Even if I have to pretend to be a 5'1" female, fine, I'll be a 5'1" female and tell him what a defective representative of the male species he is. I figure out how to accept chat requests, and sit, glowering at the screen, waiting, waiting. Sure enough, a chat request comes in and I'm whisked off to personal chat. One on one. I watch him type that first sentence, ready to DefCon5 this dink's ego... when the twisted smile is wiped from my face. _It isn't Jeff!_ This is some other guy named Albert, whom I have never heard of before. Someone _else_ asked me to chat! My mind raced. It was then I realized, in horror, I didn't know how to _leave_ personal chat. "Um, hi," I type, trying to extricate myself. "I didn't mean to chat with you. I think I hit the wrong key by mistake. I'm new at this BBS. How do I leave chat?" Bad move. Delighted at my apparent stupidity, Albert decides to take me under his protective wing. He isn't going to take the polite brush-off. Instead, he starts heaping doting advice and condescending pep talks upon me -- "If you have any problems, come to me first", "Beware, some of these guys are perverts", "You are as good as anyone here, just remember that!" I am unsure if Albert thinks me an idiot or a turn-on... or both. But Albert is the least of my troubles. My going into chat with a male is apparently a signal for every male online to chat-request me. "Tony" and "Jim" have started hitting me up. I desperately want to leave chat, but Albert isn't coughing up the info too fast. And Jeff! Poor Jeff, seeing me chatting with Albert -- another man! -- is apparently undergoing some sort of mental event. His messages pour in like mortar fire. They are capped finally with: "Bitch! I asked you first!!!" _Bitch?_ What the...?! I reach over and just shut the whole damn modem/computer off. Bye, boys. Go play with someone else. I flop back in my chair, exasperated. Jesus. I really felt like breaking something. Like Jeff's head maybe. But there had been nothing I could I do. Except switch the machine off. Makes you wonder what switches women use to get away from these kind of guys in real life. Hopefully it involves hollow-point bullets. ============================================================ Retransmit freely in cyberspace Author holds standard copyright Full issue of eye available in archive ==> or "Break the Gutenberg Lock..." 416-971-8421 ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 17 Jun 1994 19:05:18 -0700 From: Emmanuel Goldstein Subject: File 9--Updated Info on HOPE (FIrst US Hacker Congress) (REMINDER) HACKERS ON PLANET EARTH The First U.S. Hacker Congress Yes, it's finally happening. A hacker party unlike anything ever seen before in this country. Come help us celebrate ten years of existence and meet some really interesting and unusual people in the process. We've rented out the entire top floor of a midtown New York hotel, consisting of several gigantic ballrooms. The conference will run around the clock all weekend long. SPEAKERS AND SEMINARS: Will there be famous people and celebrity hackers? Of course, but the real stars of this convention will be the hundreds of hackers and technologically inclined people journeying from around the globe to share information and get new ideas. That is the real reason to show up. Seminars include: social engineering, cellular phone cloning, cable TV security, stealth technology and surveillance, lockpicking, boxing of all sorts, legal issues, credit cards, encryption, the history of 2600, password sniffing, viruses, scanner tricks, and many more in the planning stages. Meet people from the Chaos Computer Club, Hack-Tic, Phrack, and all sorts of other k-rad groups. THE NETWORK: Bring a computer with you and you can tie into the huge Ethernet we'll be running around the clock. Show off your system and explore someone else's (with their permission, of course). We will have a reliable link to the Internet in addition. Finally, everyone attending will get an account on our machine. We encourage you to try and hack root. We will be giving away some valuable prizes to the successful penetrators, including the keys to a 1994 Corvette. (We have no idea where the car is, but the keys are a real conversation piece.) Remember, this is only what is currently planned. Every week, something new is being added so don't be surprised to find even more hacker toys on display. We will have guarded storage areas if you don't want to leave your equipment unattended. VIDEOS: We will have a brand new film on hackers called "Unauthorized Access", a documentary that tells the story from our side and captures the hacker world from Hamburg to Los Angeles and virtually everywhere in between. In addition, we'll have numerous foreign and domestic hacker bits, documentaries, news stories, amateur videos, and security propaganda. There has been a lot of footage captured over the years - this will be a great opportunity to see it all. We will also have one hell of an audio collection, including prank calls that put The Jerky Boys to shame, voice mail hacks, and even confessions by federal informants! It's not too late to contribute material! WHERE/WHEN: It all happens Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City (Seventh Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets, right across the street from Penn Station). If you intend to be part of the network, you can start setting up Friday night. The conference officially begins at noon on Saturday and will run well into Sunday night. ACCOMMODATIONS: New York City has numerous cheap places to stay. Check the update sites below for more details as they come in. If you decide to stay in the hotel, there is a special discounted rate if you mention the HOPE Conference. $99 is their base rate (four can fit in one of these rooms, especially if sleeping bags are involved), significantly larger rooms are only about $10 more. Mini-suites are great for between six and ten people - total cost for HOPE people is $160. If you work with others, you can easily get a room in the hotel for between $16 and $50. The Hotel Pennsylvania can be reached at (212) PEnnsylvania 6-5000 (neat, huh?). Rooms must be registered by 7/23/94 to get the special rate. TRAVEL: There are many cheap ways to get to New York City in August but you may want to start looking now, especially if you're coming from overseas. Travel agencies will help you for free. Also look in various magazines like Time Out, the Village Voice, local alternative weeklies, and travel sections of newspapers. Buses, trains, and carpools are great alternatives to domestic flights. Keep in touch with the update sites for more information as it comes in. WANTED: Uncommon people, good music (CD's or cassettes), creative technology. To leave us information or to volunteer to help out, call us at (516) 751-2600 or send us email on the Internet at: VOICE BBS: (516) 473-2626 INTERNET: - for the latest conference information - cheap fares and advisories - technical questions and suggestions - for anyone interested in speaking at the conference - for people who want to volunteer USENET NEWSGROUPS: alt.2600 - general hacker discussion alt.2600.hope.announce - the latest announcements alt.2600.hope.d - discussion on the conference - technical setup discussion REGISTRATION: Admission to the conference is $20 for the entire weekend if you preregister, $25 at the door, regardless of whether you stay for two days or five minutes. To preregister, fill out this form, enclose $20, and mail to: 2600 HOPE Conference, PO Box 848, Middle Island, NY 11953. Preregistration must be postmarked by 7/31/94. This information is only for the purposes of preregistration and will be kept confidential. Once you arrive, you can select any name or handle you want for your badge. NAME: _____________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP, COUNTRY: ________________________________________________ PHONE (optional): ________________ email (optional): ______________________ IMPORTANT: If you're interested in participating in other ways or volunteering assistance, please give details on the reverse side. So we can have a better idea of how big the network will be, please let us know what, if any, computer equipment you plan on bringing and whether or not you'll need an Ethernet card. Use the space on the back and attach additional sheets if necessary. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 24 Jun 1994 12:42:41 -0400 (EDT) From: Stanton McCandlish Subject: File 10--PSI and Canter & Siegel Negotiate - no spamming [This is just an informational forward, and is not an EFF document, nor does it reflect official EFF positions or statements -] Subject--PressRelease - PSI And Canter & Siegel Neogiate Agreement On Future.. Date--Thu, 23 Jun 1994 18:19:47 -0400 From--"Martin Lee Schoffstall"


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