Posted on: 2013-06-11 11:38:07.000I remember back in the day, people used to add things like "bomb, espionage, president, HI THERE NSA!" to their Usenet posts. Everyone figured that the NSA was searching everything for keywords.
Of course back then searching all of Usenet was trivially easy, you could just use "grep" on the feed, and many people (like James ’Kibo’ Parry) would do just that (he would reply to any post on any newsgroup where you mentioned his nickname)
Ah, those were the days. Specifically, the late 80s and early 90s. Back then you read about Neuromancer and pretended you were living it, unlike today where that world actually happened.