Today I am the hydrant.
Now I'm not trying to convert anybody and any counter arguments and views are more than welcome. In my view what they're doing is just not that bad and there is nothing very different about what they are doing than what others have been doing for years.
The ads themselves, so far, only show up once in a while and are no different than what you see on the side when doing a Google search. I don't know if this ad once in 5 or so e-mails is just because it didn't always find any appropriate keyword(s) or if it is by design and, as I understand it, only the Gmail user ever sees any ads.
Found this in the help:
As a security measure to prevent potential viruses, Gmail does not allow you to receive executable files (such as files ending in
Oh that's music to my ears! I hope they consider adding a few others, say
Beyond Human Scale : The Large Corporation at Risk
By: Eli Ginzberg; George Vojta
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1985.
The wife was reading another book and it refered to it quite a bit [will update later with the name of it, drawing a blank right at the moment]and she really wants to get this one also. Now I have found it here and also over here, but it's the same seller. It's been out of print since '86ish and the one they do have is a library book and costs $450 [USD] to start! I would like to try and find a copy for _much_ cheaper. I'm guessing it was a text book.
Hmmm... 1. Obtain rights to book 2. Reprint 3. Sell for $50 a pop 4. Profit!
Ethelred has unveiled his true colors and it is up to us, comrades, to defeat his tyranny. Join the proletariat in throwing off the yoke of this monarchial dictator. I nominate ICBLF as second in command based on his refusal to submit to the elitist views of the dread Ethelred drinkist pig dog. Power to the people and beverages to the base born! Send the message that the people will not tolerate this high handed view that goes against the right to mix, blend, or otherwise adulterate liquids that would normally be withheld from the worker. In the event of your death, unfriending or foeing by Ethelred you will be rewarded with the peoples honors and maybe a footnote, in a journal entry the people may never get around to writing, in the epic struggle against his maniacal standards of that which is frosty, cold [or hot and comforting] and refreshing. The line in the ice cooler has been drawn!
Side note the people are now adjourning for lunch and a cold mix of Dr, Pepper, fruit punch, Horchata and rum on the rocks, shaken not stirred.
Slashdot still seems to be having some problems and I'm having a hard time keeping contact with the host. So I write a reply and then lose it when I error out on the submission. Also the fact I lost my glasses last week isn't helping. I'm not very blind, but enough that reading is just all kinds of fun.
Update: My bad M2 mod.