the plot thickens........
Stiens Eric <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mon, 13 Dec 1999 21:47:46 -0000
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hmmmm.....well.....it seems that no wayward corporate hackers have broken
into my account after all....wires were crossed and it turns out the email
in question that is causing all this trouble is one that I did write...in
fact one that I posted to this list a while back....at the time it was an
insignificant offhanded thought, thrown out in the midst of much more
pressing discussions at the time dealing with N30 and other things on other
so it was NOT an email that I (or someone using my account) sent to
amazon.com, but rather a message that was forwarded to amazon.com by someone
on this list, who then contacted the administration of this
skool.......<sigh> and now it appears that right before I leave to go back
to the states I will be gearing up for a political battle at a university
and in a country where I am not all too sure of what my exact rights
are....but hopefully everything will be sorted out.........
the exact text of the email is below:
Sent: 08 December 1999 12:59
Subject: FW: floodnet of xmas toy sites.......
.....can you deal with this situation ? /C
From: Tom Killalea [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 07 December 1999 19:31
To: Colman Collins
Cc: Denis Hickey; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: floodnet of xmas toy sites.......
Here's the message that I refered in my voicemail.
Tom Killalea (206) 694-2196 Amazon.com
>From: Stiens Eric <email@example.com>
>To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
>Subject: floodnet of xmas toy sites.......
>Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1999 17:36:59 -0000
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> > > ps anyone organizing a Floodnet of www.wto.org? www.etoys.com?
> > >
> > > Alex Galloway
> > > Editor & Technical Director
> > > RHIZOME
>hmmm.....why does shutting down christmas toy sites excite me so????
>anyone know if it would be _possible_ (well obviously its theoretically
>possible) to shut down say amazon.com or etoys.com since they are already
>obviously equipped to deal with massive amounts of visitors????
>the revolution will be improvised--
now.....last time I checked I was simply posing a hypothetical question in
response to a suggestion of organizing a floodnet of a large site like
etoys.com (which now is under attack ANYWAY).....and I wasn't using
amazon.com in a specific conxtext but more referring to it as 'one of those
large sites' as in, is it even possible to use floodnet on a site that
already reeives that many hits.....(anyway, I thought floodnet was in an
area (albeit a grey one) of legality anyway)
mannnnnnnnnnn these corporate types are running scared.........
ears ears everywhere.......i guess i have a meeting with the administration
here at this school on wednesday, although it would be nice if they told me
the time as I'm leaving the country on wednesday.......<sigh> and after last
year....I JUST WANTED A QUIET SEMESTER!!!!!!!!!!!!
computer lab is closing and my access from home has been
don't think it will be to big of a deal when I explain the context and the
facts regarding the email......at least lets hope not.........
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
http://www.macalester.edu/~estiens AIM: silverelf210 ICQ:
"We are howling out of the cages
In the arms of eternity, my soul it rages
My heart is crying--My spirit is on fire
I've unleashed my demons and armed my desire"
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