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Re: Bug#766395: emacs/gnus: Uses s_client to for SSL.

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Bug#766395: emacs/gnus: Uses s_client to for SSL.
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:04:12 +0900

Perry E. Metzger writes:

 > > While my credentials in security aren't anywhere near as good as
 > > yours, unfortunately, you are obviously an extremist
 > Whatever. You can keep calling me names all you like -- but it
 > doesn't make your opinion any more correct. Indeed, no matter what
 > names you call people, it won't increase the evidence for your
 > position.

Absolutely correct.  But then I didn't claim it increased the evidence
for *my* position.  I said that it dilutes *your* authority (and you
are an authority AFAICS), in particular when you are claiming that some
particular position of yours is "not extreme".  And that's all I said.

N.B. "Extremism in the defense of freedom is no vice" -- and I
consider contributions to security technology and policy[1] defense of
freedom.  OTOH, extreme policies still need to be justified by the facts.

[1]  in the narrow technical sense of "policy", as in "firewall
policy" -- obviously the "security policy" implemented by the border
patrol or whatever they're called these days is not a priori defense
of freedom.

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