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  • So this is a proper use. See some of the early RFCs.
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • I am well aware of what the acronym stands for, but it doesn't answer the question.
      • No, it's not common. This has a bit more bias than average but, on the whole, no big whoop. If Ashcroft takes the FCC sanitation campaign to the internet, you might see a lot more of these.
        • Ashcroft has nothing to do with it, it's Michael Powell. And the primary basis for the purpose and justfication of censoring broadcasts specifically excludes the Internet (that is, that the airwaves are owned by the public, and are a limited resource, and in order to have a broadcast license you are required to serve the public good, etc.). So the FCC issue is a non-issue in regard to the Internet.

          And it isn't just TV and AM/FM radio broadcasters. I recently got an FCC license for certain walkie-talkie
  • Yes, the early RFCs included some polemics, and there were more in the mid-period of The Standards Wars. My Friend Mike [] committed some of the classics. Don was around in the early days, on the other other Project Mac project ITS [], although his earliest RFC is 1455 []. I consider him quite qualified to have an opinion on computer security, a distinction I give grudgingly to few -- he's been in the computer security and database field with the best for a very long time that I know of.

    His point, by the way, is

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;