This weeks issue of Counterpane Crypto-Gram is pretty funny. Too bad there are so many broken links.

In response to the report that someone hacked into Experian’s database and stole 13,000 credit-card numbers, a PR flack said: “Our files are protected by state-of-the-art, Star Wars-style security and encryption technology.”

<wmf> “Star Wars-style encryption” means that your signal comes across all blue and snowy when you’re calling from a PLANET THAT DOES NOT EXIST to announce the discovery of a CLONE ARMY

posted June 15, 2002 10:28 PM (Technology) #


in the future, everything will be free
you’re losing whuffie, buddy
a verry merry unbirthday
OED Update
you too can have Star Wars-level security
i don’t want to know what the RDF one will be
at least we still have Hack the Planet
CCing LR MP3s
simpler than HTML m172n
today’s featured superhero: Carl Malamud

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