[cryptome] Re: Buying a A New Laptop? - coreboot

  • From: lucas power <power.lucas@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:05:15 -0400

That tips it. I'm seconding a chapbook of J. Young's poetry.

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 10:58 AM, John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Is it possible to buy a piece of analog or digital equipment
> which does not have a device ID, that is, are their any wholly
> empty, neutered and unidentifiable.
> Even when crafting one's own device the components are
> likely to have manufacturer ID (often several, easy to find hiding
> the hard).
> Some reports claim "untraceabel" bootlegged, contraband,
> "anonymized" gadgets have hidden codes, means to track,
> exculpate or beguile those trying to escape snoops.
> Kind of like those in crypto, comsec, Tor, SM, "open" offerings
> salted with protection and escape hatches for the inventors
> against being blamed for misuse like the Silk Road artist.
> Layers of deception, especially from and against those most
> eager to give advice with impeccable credentials and seven
> or more decades of faux humble but mean as as a royal
> courtier cum civil libertarian (la cheat de roi, c'est moi).
> That photo of Stallman hugging a CN GNU-chipped puppy is
> classic dog show kibble smoke and mirrors. Stallman is also shown
> kibble-hugging Julian Assange, along with a long perp-line-up of
> celebri-tree huggers-urinators.

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