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Journal: Possible Bug in Gmail Attachment Download?

Journal by aneroid

When you click on "Download All Images" (or "...All attachments") in an email, if you replace the 'zip' with 'rar' in the URL, I get a "Sever Error" message. I'm wondering if it's really causing a problem or just a way to make lamers think it is? hmm...[aneroid thinks]

URLs:
https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=att& disp=zip&th=<random_numbers>
https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=att&disp= rar&th=<random_numbers>

the error is

Server Error

We're sorry, but Gmail is temporarily unavailable. We're currently working to fix the problem -- please try logging in to your account in a few minutes.

Reporting it...just in case.

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Journal: Battlestar Galactica opening song words

Journal by aneroid

after watching an episode with a friend, i asked him if he realised that the words of the opening song were from a prayer we use to say...in school...for 13 years (called the 'Gayatri Mantra').

Om Bhur Buvaha Suvaha
Thath Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayath

it's (mostly) in sanskrit. the lady singing it in BSG has a very different pronounciation. the first and last lines (there are 4...i think) are sung more like it's supposed to be but with different breaks and alot of accent.

he pointed out that even the 2nd and 3rd are the same, with the words quite mangled.

found it funny/cool that a big sci-fi show had that.

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Journal: Didn't find love this Valentines Day?

Journal by aneroid

Didn't find love this Valentines Day?
Find it at Newegg.com. Thousands of computers,
components and electronics at great prices.
And 98% of orders ship within 1 business day.
Once you know, you Newegg. Visit http://altfarm.mediaplex.com/ad/ck/4340-26481-1405-4?ck=slashdot

that was how the mail for "Headlines for 2005-02-16" started. now i know the add might have geek appeal...and the humour...but i'm surprised it wouldn't be considered spam.

i wonder if there were any recipients who did find it mixed with spam.

i did find this in the header (last line):
X-Bulkmail: 2.051
any ex- humour?

Real Users never know what they want, but they always know when your program doesn't deliver it.

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