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   doomsday coming in fast at 3 o'clock                                            
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Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 12:11:43 -0400
From: Plasma Studii <>
Subject: Re: <nettime> TCPA / Palladium Bonehead Propaganda Questions


Rob: that article made me think the net might just be hopeless after 
all!  This is horrifying.  A viable solution is to never buy another 
machine and cancel our IP accounts.  Let the greedy bastards starve.

>TCPA stands for the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA)

Actually it stands for Tricky Corporate Profit-minded Ass-kissing (TCPA!)

after much distracting hype, the fine print continues....

>3. So I won't be able to play MP3s on my PC any more?

>TCPA / Palladium [...] people can play them on their PCs but not copy them.

what a GREAT improvement!  Gee, I'm sure everyone can think of a 
million reasons this is really going to make their day.  Can't wait.

>  4. How does it work?

>TCPA provides for a monitoring component to be mounted in future PCs

>checks that the boot ROM is as expected, executes it, [ ... ]; and 
>so on. The trust boundary, of hardware and software considered to be 
>known and verified, is steadily expanded.

are you guys new on this planet or something?  do you really think 
computers work perfectly every time?  so basically, if there's a 
little glitch somewhere, the new OS makes enormous headaches for the 
owner.  definitely a great reason we should all go buy this today.

>`trustworthy' means that the media player application won't make any 
>unauthorised copies of content.

is somebody from the record industry belly dancing for bill gates or something?

>5. What else can TCPA and Palladium be used for?

>you might arrange that your soldiers...

most of us have no soldiers.  i personally don't want any either. 
when somebody starts mentioning features with "you might arrange for 
that lady at the desk at the cleaners ... ", then THAT may have some 
application for folks besides just the 10 year old boys.


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Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 13:36:40 -0400
From: Plasma Studii <>
Subject: doomsday coming in fast at 3 o'clock


Trying to Convince People we're not reeealy Assholes
Track Coverer for Political Accident
Tinkerbell Copyrighting Pandora's Album
Technique to Convince to Pay Again
Toppled Can of Peas Assurance
Terrible Computer Propaganda Algorithm
Troubled Corporations Placating Apology
Tune Corrupting Platform Aggravator
Truly just a Convenience for some Private Accountants
TNT-detonator Collecting Pieces Afterwards
Tell Consumers to Play Along
They're Convinced to Purchase Anything
Take Convenience Provided to All
Tcp/ip Conspiracy Poses as Altruism
Treat the Crafty Public like Adiots!


223 E 10th Street
PMB 130
New York, NY  10003


Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 14:17:19 -0400
From: Plasma Studii <>


Tolerating Cut-throat Promotional Appeasement
Testing the Complacency on the Part of the Average
Terms for Convincing Politicians and Advertisers
Totally Crummy, Potentially Awful
Trick Customers into Paying for Accidents
Tunnel-vision Creators of Pretend Alerts
Time to Clean the Pockets of the Abundant
Things are Cool but Particularly Antsy
Total Con Police Action
Tattling and Crying about Practically Anything
Tough Cookies, Pray to Allah


223 E 10th Street
PMB 130
New York, NY  10003


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