[ExI] phony google

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Aug 9 09:48:52 UTC 2013

On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 11:38:59PM -0400, Mike Dougherty wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > How does "download Tails and run it off write-protected USB stick
> > or boot from CD sound like"?
> >
> My first thought on "Tails" is that it's Sonic the Hedgehog's sidekick.

My first thought when I hear something unfamiliar is to enter the
term into Google. You can feel lucky when doing that.

> Without assistance from the Internet, I have no idea where I'd go to get
> what you are talking about.  I don't know how to write-protect a USB

Most USB sticks don't offer such a feature. You have to buy one
which allows you to write-protect it via a switch.

> stick.  I know what a CD is and could probably dig through the box of old
> hardware to find a burner... but without the image to burn I've got nothing.


It's an amnesiac privacy-based Linux distro, booting directly on hardware or
on a virtual machine.
> tbh, that's the way it should be.  You likely wouldn't have secrets if you
> made it possible for anyone to walk into the inner sanctum and have a
> look.  So instead if I am intent on joining you (Eugen) on the darknet, I

We don't have working darknets yet. We're in the process of starting
using the tools, early, so that we can build a community, early, so
that we have everything in place by the time all the tools are usable.

Just because you have usable tools no community magically springs
into life, overnight.

> should have to convince you to grant me the knowledge and teach me to use
> the tools of your trade.  Isn't that how a trust network is supposed to
> work?

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