[extropy-chat] internet search privatizer

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Wed Sep 6 16:34:56 UTC 2006

Spike wrote:

> Cool.  I would be interested to hear some of our net gurus 
> estimate how much computing resources would be wasted by my 
> scheme of having the machine select three or four random 
> words from a website to use for the next search, repeat on 
> intervals of about a minute, whenever the machine is idle.  
> How much would be used from randomly creating emails and 
> sending them to cooperating auto-deleters, again on about a 
> one minute interval, text only.
> My suspicion: the computers and the cable wouldn't notice the 
> difference.

But adding random noise only increases the number of samples required to
separate the signal from the noise, it doesn't completely obscure the

Spike, did fatherhood change your views on transparency?

- Jef

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