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Comment Re:Go talk to Spamhaus (Score 1) 104

Sorry, I don't see that. There's no paper trail at all. Neither the hosting company nor the RBL have any access to anything concrete other than the sender IP. You could certainly try contacting the postmaster, hope the range is owned by someone reputable, and ask for details, but good luck getting that. For example, in Europe data protection law would prevent that company giving out details of a customer they've hosted that was spamming to a third party (even if they are spammers, they can terminate them certainly, but you won't get the info you need).

Europe doesn't have subpoenas and courts? If there's a sustained campaign to interfere with your business and defame it unfairly that's not punishable by civil and criminal penalties?

Comment Re:Go talk to Spamhaus (Score 1) 104

RBLs generally aren't used to outright block mail. A responsible mail host will assign a score (using something like SpamAssassin) to different traits. Presence on a particular blacklist is worth a certain number of points on that score. Other things like what's in the subject line, whether the server connecting to your server is following the RFCs strictly, the Bayesian analysis of the message vs. spam received in the past, and stuff like that feeds into the score.

This will mostly make messages from your domain or about your domain score higher in these spam filter.

The decision to actually kick a domain off of hosting is a final and drastic step taken by actual people. It will involve the hosting company notifying the domain's owner a number of times about the spamvertising if the spam isn't coming directly from them. The hosting company will check the WHOIS for where the spam is coming from to see if it's something obvious like the same company or the same physical postal address as the site being advertised. They'll contact the admin of the IP range sending the spam and get the IP range added to IP RBLs along the way, too, so just spamming from one place won't keep the site being spamvertised.

If there's a pattern of this happening and it's not the site owner doing it, then there's a strong paper trail about who is doing it. Getting to the point of kicking someone off is pretty rare, but it is an option in the end for the hosting company if it keeps happening. The hosting company can't afford to get all of its IPs blacklisted, after all, because of a few problem users. Usually this does turn out to be the site owner's own doing, but if it isn't and they still get kicked, it sucks but there are always other hosting companies.

Comment Re:Go talk to Spamhaus (Score 1) 104

Anti-spam blacklists do blacklist the domain and the IP thats host the web sites within that domain when a domain is advertised in spam messages. It's known in the industry as "spamvertising". It can get a domain kicked off of hosting if the email is clearly spam and advertises the domain even if the spam was sent through another company.

Comment Re:Go talk to Spamhaus (Score 1) 104

The specific host that sent it to your mail server is the only one in the email headers that can really be trusted to be real, and that's because of your own mail server logging that it received the connection from there. Let them defend themselves to Spamhaus, SpamCop, or whoever else. There are methods established for them to do that. They then provide logs showing how it got through their servers and explain what they are doing to minimize that sort of traffic.

Comment Re:It's a hacked Deja Vu (Score 1) 211

I'm unconcerned with the 'i'. I like the changes to underscore, parentheses, and '0'. With Hack someone might actually be able to convince me that spaces after the opening parenthesis and before the closing parenthesis don't help legibility too much. With most fonts, I really like those extra spaces.

Comment Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (Score 1) 211

There's no external kerning. In a monospace font all the font spacing is designed into the typeface. People are saying the fonts are not positioned properly in their monospaced boxes, running together or leaving too large of gaps. Its end result is very similar to bad kerning.

Comment Re:Here's the article (Score 1) 211

There are definitely similarities. I was just looking at it side by side with Monaco (which was my terminal and coding font already, so I have a vested interest in comparison) and with Menlo, though. There are similarities but I don't think it would be confused with either of them. Plus, it doesn't seem Monaco has multiple faces whereas Hack has regular, bold, oblique, and bold oblique. Those aren't as important if you're only using it for source, but reading text in the terminal the difference can be noticeable.

Comment Re:link to the actual thing (Score 1) 76

You're right. I must be thinking of something else. Intellivision had overlays for the controllers. Sinclair had the rubberized chiclets though, so it wasn't that. I know the Odyssey 2 had the kind of keyboard I'm thinking of, but I don't remember if they sold overlays for it with the games. The Atari 400 (not the 400 XL) had the little bubble membrane keyboard but I'm pretty sure it wasn't that.

Comment Re:link to the actual thing (Score 1) 76

Thanks for the direct link. It looks neat. It's reminiscent of the TI 99/4A and its overlays for the membrane keyboard, but with multiple levels of pressure sensitivity like a single-touch drawing pad.

I think the flexibility could be nice, and it may work as a quick input device for my phone. There's no way that little mat is going to replace a mechanical keyboard for gamers, software developers, sysadmins, or others who use a keyboard heavily though.

Comment Re:i think it shows trends in GitHub's demographic (Score 1) 132

You can also make a box of toothpicks and a handful of rules written in crayon on a piece of notebook paper for how to arrange those toothpicks on a tabletop Turing complete. It still doesn't make it a suitable programming tool. Also, 9*111 was not, the last time I checked, equal to 99. So it doesn't seem to be a very successful desktop calculator in Chrome 44 on OS X at least. HTML is a markup language and CSS is a styling and presentation language. Yes, one can press them into service to write crude programs given enough effort.

I find it interesting they've been found Turing complete as a pair, but it still doesn't make them programming languages, especially individually.

Comment Re: Linus Torvalds Isn't Looking 10 Years Ahead (Score 1) 108

First of all, I didn't reply to you. I replied to the AC who replied to you. That AC said " Which is why we can't expect true innovation from the Linux world. They only will build what they can already see around them. Finland, start your photocopiers!"

How my telling that AC their reasoning falls short becomes me telling you that your reasoning falls short is beyond me unless you replied to yourself as AC and are now claiming that post.

There can still be true innovation in the Linux world. Just because it doesn't come from the maintenance team doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Linus's role isn't to be the pioneer. He's too busy paving the roads the pioneers cut.

The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much.