[rescue] Corrupted list messages

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Thu Sep 30 10:29:33 CDT 2021

On 9/30/21 10:17 AM, Jonathan Patschke wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Sep 2021, Mouse wrote:
>> There is, I think, _nobody_ that I actually _need_ to correspond with
>> at my home address.
> The calculus is a bit different for me.  I participate in a fair number
> of non-tech community organizations, and it's already enough of a hill
> to climb explaining why my email address is ${group}@${me}.celestrion.net.
> I'd much rather spamfight email (which I can do asynchronously) than ask
> them to telephone me--which means spamfighting the VoIP spoofers in real
> time.

And that has so far been a losing battle because the telcos have no
actual interest in fixing the problem, because they make more money by
*NOT* fixing it.

Toll-free number calling?  It's a VOIP robocall with spoofed caller ID.
Unfamiliar local number?  It's a VOIP robocall with spoofed caller ID.
Out-of-state area code?  Almost certainly it's a VOIP robocall with
spoofed caller ID.

>> Only if you have broken governance.  (Which we do - catastrophically
>> broken - at the moment.)
> Yep.  That happened the instant that network access became a "public
> good" rather than agreements among peers.  Without an effective
> "Internet Death Sentence," the cost-benefit-analysis for bad behavior
> favors the sociopathic.

Network access *is* a public good.  We just haven't learned, or have not
BOTHERED, to police the bad actors yet ... or, to be more cynical, we
have consciously chosen NOT to police the bad actors, because
advertising is the tail that wags the dog we call the US economy.

  Phil Stracchino
  Babylon Communications
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  phil at co.ordinate.org
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