5. 640K should be enough for everybody"
/. beta must have cleared the old $RTBL set by Michael back in 2002.
ugh, about 15 years ago we visited Universal and rode the Back to the Future ride. I was stuck in the back seat, right side, and smacked my head hard on the wall of the car every time the car jerked to the left. Barely made it to the end, got out, got sick and collapsed in the aisle. Spent the rest of the day with a raging headache, but kept it to myself and played the "I'm fine!" game so as not to ruin my wife's vacation. Probably had a concussion on top of motion sickness.
bah, let's say 5 million emails would have arrived during that time period. From my unfortunate 6.5 year history at a major email provider, I can tell you that %98 of the email is normally blocked as junk at the perimeter using RBLs, another %50 of what makes it through is junk blocked by anti-virus and anti-spam engines leaving around %1 of real "valuable" email.
Of that, about %50 is commercial email that literally no one will miss (except the people sending it).
What remains is 25k emails, the vast majority of which are forwards from friends and relatives (forward this four leaf clover for luck!) and other garbage. All in all, after an 8 hour outage, the number of real emails that were missed was probably on the order of around 100.
I'll settle for the President using his war powers to drone strike these bastards. And a gift card. (no, not a victim myself, just someone who hates hates hates spammers and scammers)
my little world being one of the people who is paying for all this. Clearly, my point is invalid, and the politicians can't possibly be using these furlough notices for their own political gain. No politicain has ever done that, lied for gain, that would be inexcusable.
again, bullshit. There's no way that a %0.05 cut in the budget to a level of just over a year ago is going to cause all the misery that the press is reporting on this. They're reporting EVERYTHING is going to collapse.
everything from school lunches to aircraft carrier maintenance, beef inspections to border patrol
these reports are all bullshit
backups: always in season, never out of style.