Re: Gates indicted for hacking into JPL :-)

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From: Udhay Shankar N (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 06:06:32 PDT

At 07:51 AM 10/11/00 -0400, B.K. DeLong wrote:
>>How difficult can it be to hack up a system that automatically computes
>>md5 digests for each story as it is posted by an authorised user, and
>>then recomputes it every X hours, comparing against an offline database ?
>>Can I nominate this for stupid FoRK idea of the day ? Where's my funding ?
>I'm sure it's easy but that's not the point. News organizations want to
>make it as easy as possible for editors to approve and post stories.

The keyword in the above was "automatic".

I suspect we're saying the same things, but really -- this ought to be a
good business opportunity.


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