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Comment: Re: Customer service? (Score 1) 928

Loading back to front wouldn't help. The front seats aren't valuable because they are near the cockpit. The front sears are only valuable because they are the closest to the exit. People choose the front seats because they know they will be the first to get off the plane when it lands. What they really should do is have the entrance be at one end and the exit be at the other. But there are problems with that as well. The front can't always be the exit, because then the plane would have to move 50 feet between passengers getting off and getting on. Or the exit would become the entrance each time, and the pilot would have to remember which door needs to be lined up at each landing. It would swap every time, and if it gets messed up, he has a plane half full of angry people who boarded first and now have to exit last.

Comment: Re:gmail plus sign postfix (Score 1) 388

by sayno2quat (#45940449) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Misdirected Email?

The issue with gmail in particular is that a) it is unable to filter according to the actual recipient address used and

Sure you can. But you can't use the TO:"email+filter@gmail.com" field in the filter. Instead, use the field Has the words:"deliveredto:email+filter@gmail.com". The "deliveredto" will match the exact email address for the adressee, while the "to" field just matches the email after it has been resolved from email+filter to email.

b) it is impossible with any webmail I know to have incoming emails rejected, in particular combined with a)...

You can do plenty of things, such as applying a label, marking it as spam, etc. But you're right that you can't send a rejection email; you'd need to control the smtp server to do that.

Comment: Re:It is supposed to change (Score 1) 233

by sayno2quat (#44970527) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Has Gmail's SSL Certificate Changed, How Would We Know?

Once the certificates are changed, it should be considered best practice to rotate the server key as well, so the new certificate will always be signing a different key from the previous certificate.

I've not heard this before. I'm curious to why this would be considered best practice. What reasons are there to cause one to want to generate a new key instead of reusing the old one?

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990