Graham's spam filter

Mark McEahern marklists at
Tue Aug 27 20:42:04 CEST 2002

[Erno Kuusela]
> evil (adj.) As used by hackers, implies that some system, program,
> person, or institution is sufficiently maldesigned as to be not worth
> the bother of dealing with. Unlike the adjectives in the
> cretinous/losing/brain-damaged series, `evil' does not imply
> incompetence or bad design, but rather a set of goals or design
> criteria fatally incompatible with the speaker's.  [...]

Thanks.  What I was looking for was some elaboration on why he said the
whitelist technique was evil.


// mark


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