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+ - Microsoft sends spam->

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0xEFBBBF
0xEFBBBF writes "I registered for the Windows 7 Beta and later RC. While doing so I double checked that I didn't subscribe to any newsletter. I always do that when creating a new account anywhere. Still I now occasionally receive a Windows 7 newsletter. Today Microsoft reminded me that the beta version is to be discontinued soon. Thanks, but I don't care!

At the bottom of the mail is a link to my newsletter subscriptions but I don't have any. I already replied to the first Microsoft spam kindly asking to be removed. No response, no action.

Am I the only one who's annoyed by that attitude of Microsoft? Has somebody been able to be unlisted? As far as I know this practices are even illegal in Germany regarding data and consumer protection acts!"

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+ - The T.S.O.L. Game / Experiment->

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Sven Jacobs
Sven Jacobs writes "After watching a successful American TV show I was wondering if it's possible to keep a counter running by just utilizing the power of the Internet (users). So here's the deal: On tsolgame.org every 108 minutes a specific code (which I'm sure you know) has to be entered to reset the countdown and keep the T.S.O.L. (=Time Spent OnLine) game/experiment running. If the counter reaches zero, the game is over. It can be reset afterwards though, which is of course not as much fun as trying to keep it running ;)"
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