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Comment: Missing the question (Score 1) 203 203

The question is a simple ETL task; take email as the input and output to a document. I have seen powershell able to access Outlook folders, and once you have it in powershell you can pretty much do what you want with it. You might be able to follow threads, only include missing blocks of text, ignore signatures, etc.

The real question is why make the effort of converting the emails to documents when, really, who is going to look through it? If someone is trying to find out where attribute FooBar is being set in program JarJar2001, how are they going to know which document to open? You need a good search engine, and the best ones are in knowledge management applications. Look at OpenText or Hyland or any other ECM app, or get Altiris to at least index what you have.

If the company isn't willing to take knowledge management seriously then neither should the OP.

Comment: Waze is a community sourced map (Score 1) 611 611

Anyone in the area with a Waze account has the ability to modify the map. There are a few things you can try... Make sure the road is the lowest level of road below highway. Heck make it a dirt road; still routable but Waze should skip it. Make the turn-off red to disable it. Of course other people might complain and want it back on, but if you have active moderators in the area they should know why it's off. Waze is doing what it's supposed to do. It notices a faster route and directs people to it. Any GPS app would have the same problem. As stated above, if you don't like it, get the city to change the road.

Comment: Beautiful Works of Art (Score 3, Interesting) 220 220

While 4chan may be a cesspool of filth and depravity I have found some beautiful and interesting things I would have never known existed. I know it's a matter of taste, but what do you think the ratio of garbage to worthwhile content is on the site as a whole? Which board has the highest garbage content and which has the highest worthwhile content?

Comment: Yeah (Score 1) 107 107

Fuck the flying cars, we have a tough time enough just getting electric cars on the road...

Reminded me of George Carlin...

"We're gonna go to Mars. And then of course we're gonna colonize deep space. With our microwave hot dogs and plastic vomit, fake dog shit and cinnamon dental floss, lemon-scented toilet paper and sneakers with lights in the heels. And all these other impressive things we've done down here. But let me ask you this: what are we gonna tell the intergalactic council of ministers the first time one of our teenage mothers throws their newborn baby into a dumpster? How are we gonna explain that to the space people? How are we gonna let them know that our ambassador was only late for the meeting because his breakfast was cold and he had to spend half an hour punching his wife around the kitchen? And what are they gonna think when they find out, its just a local custom, that over 80 million women in the Third world have had their clitorises forcibly removed in order to reduce their sexual pleasure so they won't cheat on their husbands? Can't you just sense how eager the rest of the universe is for us to show up?" - George Carlin, Complaints and Grievances

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