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Comment: Re:What? (Score 2) 147

by _Shad0w_ (#47958075) Attached to: NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

No you don't. If you deliver something by mail you have no guarantee they got it, unless you use a service that requires a signature on delivery. Even then all you might have is a guarantee that *someone* signed for it, not that the person it was addressed to did. Our posties often just sign for things if it's something they can fit through the letterbox and no-one answers.

But then in the UK you don't have to prove they got it, just that you sent it. Proof of postage doesn't cost you anything; you just have to take it to a post office and ask for it rather than using a postbox.

Comment: Re:DRTFA (Score 1) 166

by _Shad0w_ (#47140165) Attached to: After the Sun (Microsystems) Sets, the Real Stories Come Out

I don't know how different Java is to .NET in terms of exceptions, but with .NET you get an SQLException thrown, but the Message property would just contain something succinct like "Incorrect username or password". There are also a properties giving you access to the actual error codes from the SQL Server. You can also still look at the StackTrace property to get the full stack trace if you want.

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