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Below is pH's collection of links and information about the all you need to know list of sites about  growing pot and being secure about it. Check it out and you just might learn a thing or so.

!! Newbie Resources !!

Below is a tried & true formula for learning about the subject.  Posting a 
basic question like "How do I water my plants?" will probably get replies 
you still wont understand because of your obvious lack of understanding for 
the fundamentals, if it gets any serious replies at all.  It also shows an 
unwillingness to read and do your homework, something most experienced 
growers don't like spending the time to do for others.  If you've never 
grown anything before, you need to learn some basic growing techniques AS 
you endeavor to understand the cultivation of this thing we call Cannabis.

The Formula

The Definitions
LURK=Look at posts & replies that interest you, but make no posts.
READ=Read books & any other texts on the subjects.
SEEK=Use search engines to find information.

When you make your first post to adpc it can be done two ways.  One way is
simply to introduce yourself. The other is to ask a question. Introductions
are "always" accepted gracefully by the regulars of the group.  A simple
subject line of "Hello" works well, you can mention any experiences you may
or may not have cultivating, and what you think of the group from what
you've read so far from lurking.  Newbie questions, aren't always treated as
gracefully by everyone in the group, but it really depends on the question.
It would be a good idea to mention that you have read the Newbie Resouces
and/or exhausted your resources so that the regulars know you at least have
some background on the question you're asking.  It's frustrating for many
to spend time replying with good advice only to find the person incapable
of taking advantage of that advice, it's a waste.  A little respect for
those who are willing to spend their time paying attention to your needs
or problems can go a long way, IOW the respect will be returned.
BTW an introduction along with a question gets very good results:-)

Now here are some resources to get you started.
The categories are:

Cannabis Links (includes one to photos of male/female flowers)
Indoor Garden Links (not neccessarily cannabis related)
Searh Engines
Anonymity, Privacy, and Security
Posting Courtesies
Posting Pictures Anonymously

Links out of date?  Please post your findings.

Cannabis Links
The unofficial website of alt.drugs.pot.cultivation 
http://npkaye.home.ml.org/cultivation.html  if this link doesn't work try

The text of Marijuana Botany by RC Clarke (no illustrations)
(as of 11/97 this link was good)


This is what some consider a binary sex site:-)

For those of you that just want to take a shot at growing with a
reasonable chance at success before lurking, reading and seeking
read the Alternative Newbie Resources -for the impatient-
entitled -Kill 2 Birds and Get Stoned- at:

Indoor Gardening Links

Some links for garden testing and automation devices:

Search Engines

I've found that no one single book has all the answers one looks for, 
having more than one source to make up where others lack is the best 

Marijuana Botany by Robert Connell Clarke
Indoor Marijuana Horticulture by Jorge Cervantes
Marijuana Grower's Insider's Guide by Mel Frank
Hydroponic Food Production by Howard M Resh Ph.D.
DeLuxe Edition Marijuana Grower's Guide by Mel Frank & Ed Rosenthal


Try bookstores (not in your neighborhood of course), suprisingly some carry 
grow books.

Anonymity, Privacy, and Security
DEA Home Page

Anonymity, privacy, and security are each separate issues.  See the URLs 
below for a good start on getting some peace of mind.

For accessing web sites anonymously:

AnonPost program. Post anonymously to Usenet.
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Way/5104 for free download.

For nym.alias.net home page:

For PGP encryption software:

For Private Idaho software (makes nym.alias.net setup and remailers easy):
http://www.eskimo.com/~joelm  (for PI version 2.8b3)
http://home.sn.no/~balchen/igloo/pidaho/  (for version 3.4t as of 10/97)

Jack B Nymble (for Win95) and Potato Software (DOS)

Remailer information:


Also you can add "x-no-archive: yes" without the quotes as the first line 
of your posted message.  The post will not be archived by DejaNews, etc.

Get PGP but don't install it or unzip it.

Get Private Idaho version 2.8b3, don't get a previous release.
Release 3.4t works very good but handles a little differently than 2.8b3,
Installation is the same.

Read any readme and other files you can find with Private Idaho before 
installing it.  Part of the installation of Private Idaho can include 
letting Private Idaho install PGP for you.

See the !! INSTALL-PI/PGP-O-RAMA !! post for installing and configuring 
Private Idaho and PGP.
See the !! NYM-O-RAMA !! post for setting up a nym.
Both are posted occasionally to adpc.  Private Idaho version 3.3t may not
be addressed in these posts.  The menu structure and mail operations are
different, and the program is currently evolving to quickly to keep any
documentation current.  It works well though.

My advice is not to start off setting up a nym or using encryption, it'll 
just get you in deep water.

First- get PI to work with straight email, without any encryption, just 
straight email.  Send yourself a couple messages and receive them with your 
regular email program to confirm it's working OK.
Then make sure PI can interface with your browser.
Then click on the Remailers|Update Remailer Info menu options while online 
to make sure the remailer data is fresh (you will do that frequently).  
You'll see the date under the remailer box change.

Second- Use PI to write a small message, encrypt it, and send it to 
yourself. Then use the PI Message|Scan for PGP Messages menu options to 
scan your mailserver for the PGP message (PI 3.3t works differently).
Then do the same through one of the remailers.  When you have received
the message in PI and decrypted it then you can start in on the
wonderful world of nyms:-)

Posting Courtesies
If you reply to a post, try to at least quote (paste) the paragraph from 
the post you're reading into the message you're writing.  Without that 
quote, folks reading just your reply have no clue as to the question or 
comment you're replying to.  In many cases there isn't even a reference for 
one to find the original post.

Out of thread replies make it difficult to keep continuity in the threaded 
messages for someone following that thread.  Having the Subject header 
"exactly" the same "almost" guarantees your reply will be listed on a news 
reader under the thread you're replying to.  If your news reader (or other 
programs you use to post anonymously) can't manage the References: and 
Message-ID: headers to make your replies stay with the thread on a news 
server header list, try to at least copy & paste the Subject: header.  If 
it doesn't start with "Re: " type that in at the beginning of the line.

If you reply to a post with the "x-no-archive: yes" header, honor the
posters wish to remain un-archived.  Do this by either carrying that same
header to your post, or by anonymizing references to the original poster
in your reply.

For more on USENET netiquette and posting see the following newsgroups:

Posting Pictures (binaries) Anonymously

adpc is a non-binary news group.

To post pictures anonymously for use with adpc, use a UUEncoder to convert
the picture to a .uue text file.  Paste the text of that file into the body
of your anon message, then post the message anonymously as you usually do.
There may be other ways to do the same, but this does work.

There doesn't have to be any explanitory text with the posted picture.
Post it to alt.binaries.pictures.misc (or another suitable binary NG if
that one is not on your news server) and prefix the subject line with
"adpc" so our pics will be listed together on the server.
eg - Subject: adpc yadayada

Once the picture shows up on your server, then make a post to adpc
indicating the exact subject line, binary newsgroup, and (if possible)
the Message-ID of the binary post along with the reason why you want the
NG to look at it.  The easiest way to do this is to copy/paste those
three headers directly from the binary post when you check your server.

I think most news readers would see that picture as an attachment. If
yours does not, save the file to disk.  Then use your UU decoder to
convert the file to its image format to view it.

Make sure your picture contains no identifying objects, like your face.

	In any case, I'll include the URl's to several UU
encoder/deencoder programs mentioned in this news group.

UUDeview  (16 or 32 bit)

Wincode  (16 bit only)

I admit I don't know much about the intricacies of the many MIME formats,
or the plethora of email and news reader programs that use them to various
extents.  I simply wanted to find a way to post an image using the identical
software I already use to post anonymously to adpc, and still use PGP
encryption, nyms, and remailers to preserve my anonymity.

The above definitely works with Private Idaho (and should work with any
mail program), but PIs message box has a 32k size limit.  Encrypted images
larger than that would need to be broken into smaller pieces and posted as
separate messages with PI.  This is very inconvenient for both the poster
and the reader.

The good news is that Jack B Nymble will do all the above without any need
for an external UUEncoding application (its built-in to JBN), it will
handle image files just like your email program handles attachments, AND
it will handle messages well beyond PIs 32k limits.  JBN is a very powerful
Win95 anonymity/security resource which I haven't even begun to fully
understand.  I do know this.  I have set JBNs attachment encoding mode
to UUEncode, attached a 33k jpg image file, and the attached image was
automatically converted to ASCII text before being encrypted for the nym
and remailers.  And it was all done behind the scenes with JBNs built-in
UUEncode function, and with no further action on my part.  The resulting
50k encrypted message was posted successfully and anonymously.  Below are
remailer and nymserver message length stats.

Jack B Nymble for Win95  (or Potato for DOS)


Message Length Remailer Stats
		Tested	Reported
Remailer		Maximum	Maximum
Nym		1000K N	1000K
Redneck		1000K N	1000K
Cracker		1000K	1000K
Htp		1000K
Squirrel		500K*        1000K
Mix		500K*
Privacy		500K*
Replay		500K*
Winsock		500K*
Reno		500K* M
Jam		500K* M
Tea		500K* M
Neva		200K
Bureau42		100K
Arrid		50K	60K
Htuttle		50K	60K
Hera		50K	60K

* -  No tests larger than the listed Tested Maximum were
      conducted.  The actual maximum may be higher.
M - A Middleman remailer - messages are sent via another
      remailer.  Note that this limits message size to the remailer
      it chains to, which generally varies.

N - A pseudo-anonymous nymserver.

The above chart shows what size messages were successfully delivered by
cypherpunk remailers.  This data is a composite of several tests conducted
in the last few months.


    When data is PGP encrypted, it is compressed.  This may
    affect your results.  The above tests were conducted using
    precompressed radix-64 garbage.

    Encoding (attaching) any binary file (PGP ascii armor, UUE,
    MIME, etc.) may cause it to inflate by as much as 40%.

    Each additional remailer in a chain increases the message
    length for the first remailers.

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