Cool - for Europe that is !.
Given the billions of regional development funding if you cut code in the US, expect your jobs to be lost to not just Indian or Thai but now former Soviet block eastern countries who are now part of the larger new Europe.
Looks like there's going to be a new type of roadkill on the patch to democracy. US tech workers. If US Steel workers can do it, then time for US techn workers to put up those trade barriers
She tried to present an alternative view but they were not budging from their (Media driven) point of view.
I know this group at this pub and they are typical of Middle-class working England. Great people but read too much in what the BBC or Telegraph tells them. They are the people that our own President Blair appeals to when he says 45 minutes to launch of Iraq ICBMs/WMD.
I guess we can all thank
Graham Cluley ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) from Sophos for his opinions dressed up as press-announcements and,
Stephen Evans from the BBC for his diatribe dressed as a business commentary.
Opinionated gits. Thats my truthful opinion.
Why can't ISP talk to each other and decide that certain traffic is SPAM. They then send cancel messages (I call it a cancelmaps (spam backwards)) that works like a cancel bot in Newsgroups.
I've since found its called email innoculation. I emailed the guys who are planning a RFC on this and mentioned my email quarantine/delay idea. Hopefully it'll segue into mindspace.
Thing is your mail reader has two tweaks;
Tweak (A) - "inbox delay". This is where emails have a variable delay before they are visible. Though initially I thought that the delay in proportional long according to the spamyness of the spam its also inversely proportional to the size of teh network of email inoculation agents.
Tweak (B) - "cancel maps trust". It has a trust relationship with your ISP or other sin a 'network' so that the cancels from the ISP or other network members are trusted enough to zap the emails from the inbox-waiting queue.
How it works: When a ISP identifies that one of its subscribers is spamming, or that their commercial anti-Spam service e.g. Brightmail, detects that this is SPAM, then the ISP sends to all spammed destination a cancel-maps message that effectively marks the message as spam.
The ISP doesn't have to store much: hash of the content plus other hashed details. Keeps this for a short while e.g. 1 month for each email message. Once spammer reported then the ISP simply sends out cancel-maps messages to all who were spammed.
The trick is to delay how visible email is in your inbox based on its spam metrics. Some email has perfect non-spamminess because the sender is in your address book or you have had outgoing email thats been sent to them. This appears at once. Other email has less quality until eventually its perfect spam. The more spammy it is or the smaller the network then the longer it hides in the inbox. The logic of that is once the commercial email anti-spam companies or the ISPs identify spammers/spam then the ISPs send cancel-maps to whoever got that spam and thus the cancel-map zaps the hidden spam before you waste time on it.
Well thats the basic logic of this. Won't get all spam but will help clean up inboxes at least over time.
If I throw a 1 on Tuesday 12:00N GMT 27th Jan then I'll change the password and delete my email account.
The other numbers: well thats for me to know. *** Big day today - Potentially last update.
Whats after that ? Awesome ? God like ?.
Lets find out !.
Unusually my Linux machine running 2.6.0 kernel hung twice when doing its 4am checkups. Weird - don't know if its hardware or software. Found some interesting applications though: trying Sysstat to continuously monitor loading. See http://perso.wanadoo.fr/sebastien.godard/
Hardware is ABIT BP6 with dual Celeron 500. Its had hardware issues a long time ago with Power supply caps not being big enoiugh - replaced these OK and its been stable. Its on a UPS.
The sar utilities should tell me I hope - they didn't because I put in 2.6.2/2.6.3 and problems went away. I have no idea what the hassle was but 2.6.3 is perfect so far.
If message was signed then this could prove to be a nice trigger for e.g. url re-writing and add an extra lightly loaded page with more complicated drilldown rules e.g. slowly send a GIF which has to be read and then re-typed in to get to the correct URL.
Only needed on slower sites. Just a thought.
Interesting psychological side effects to karma=bad in that I then wanted to make it neutral/good again.
Posted a few nice comments, did some meta moderation and back to neutral. Ah the bliss of neutral karma.
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