Schneier on Bernstein factoring machine

Trei, Peter ptrei at
Wed Apr 17 14:44:25 EDT 2002

> Russell Nelson[SMTP:nelson at] wrote
> Derek Atkins writes:
>  > I think it's really about degree.  I don't agree that having a
>  > non-empty threat model implies you a paranoid.
> Yes, you're right (and Phil Pennock points out that I meant
> "intersection", not "union"). defines paranoia as
> "Extreme, irrational distrust of others."  I'm not using the correct
> word here (nor are other people), because there are rational reasons
> to distrust nosyparkers.  So what *is* the right word for having a
> non-empty threat model for moderate and rational reasons?

Peter Trei

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