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DrediKnight
11-14-2008, 11:09 AM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/legal_hacks.png

bwiese
11-14-2008, 11:27 AM
That actually has relevance to Calgunner Gene Hoffman.

In Gene's former company, Gene & crew (incl the_Quark) were the guys who printed up crypto source code (IIRC, triple-DES?) in an OCR font and shipped it as a book out of the country. Software had restrictions, books didn't :) Created a bit of drama.

So Gene's not too worried about DOJ BOFfers, as he's already taken on the NSA and won.

lairdb
11-14-2008, 11:27 AM
xkcd comics always have a second joke in the mouseovers. This one's mouseover reads "It's totally a reasonable modern analogue. Jefferson would have been all about crypto."

Original comic here (http://xkcd.com/504/).