[funsec] sci.crypt replacement?

Paul M. Moriarty pmm at igtc.com
Tue Sep 7 11:52:24 CDT 2010


Usenet?  How quaint.

On Sep 6, 2010, at 8:48 AM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> What's the deal with searching for sci.crypt usenet group?
> 
> I used a popular text based search engine to locate the group using
> the search "sci.crypt". The results were:
> * sci.crypt.random-numbers
> * sci.crypt.research
> * 4 more
> 
> Upon expanding "4 more", the next result was:
> Science and Cryptography   science-and-cryptography at googlegroups.com
> To be a suitable replacement for sci.crypt.
> 12 members
> 
> The *last* result was the group sci.crypt.
> 
> Why in the world would anyone want to use a 12-member "suitable
> replacement" named "Science and Cryptography" when a group with deep
> usenet tradition exists? Is this more SEO bullshit? Or just search
> provider bullshit?
> 
> Jeff
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