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Comment: Re:ePost (Score 1) 226

by zekele2 (#45666015) Attached to: Canada Post Announces the End of Urban Home Delivery
ePost is dire, it's barely functional for clients, but for mailers it is verging on being unusable. I've been setting up an ePost Connect service for my employer, and there are weird and unforgivable bugs - such as not being able to send to hyphenated domain names (!) I hate the product as a client too, it mangles bills, sends out notifications late or never, and it is tied to a regular email address so offers no real advantage to having the mailer email you directly. Oh, and my address is ::1 and not :)

Comment: Re:Gmail (Score 4, Informative) 282

by zekele2 (#43315829) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Archive and Access Ancient Emails?

Best method of storing and searching old email? Gmail. It can import from pop and imap so you can point it at your other inboxes and let it get on with it.You can upload from other mail clients to Google's imap server. Obviously it's amazing at searching through the archives.

Best method if you're concerned about Gmail's privacy? I'm still working on that one.

The solution is Google Apps for your own domain. $5 a month per user, 25Gb space, IMAP, no advertising (which is where most of the privacy issues arise), and most importantly, no lock-in as you can switch your email to a different provider at any time without changing email address. As you said, Gmail is by far the best for searching old email. I haven't run an email server for years.

Comment: Re:Censored (Score 1) 408

by zekele2 (#33512070) Attached to: Google Instant Announced

Not sure why the parent comment is modded "Funny"... This is the most significant change made today, not the fancy Javascript stuff. Google has been set to block "NSFW" searches by default - this is pure censorship by Google based on unknown values.

So now you can't search for the UK city of Scunthorpe, and some people with text strings in their name which some Google droid has added to their unaccountable blacklist have also simply disappeared from the new regular search results.

Google Search is becoming like Apple's products - sanitized according to respect the arbitrary moral values of an up-tight, unaccountable elite.

Comment: Re:An Advertiser's Fantasy ... (Score 2, Informative) 385

by zekele2 (#33489858) Attached to: Best Way To Archive Emails For Later Searching?
This is why I pay Google for handling my email. I use Google Apps Premier Edition with my own domain. $50 per user per year, it's cheaper than paying for Office/Outlook, there's 25Gb of space per user, and NO advertising. Using my own domain means there is no lock-in, I can use IMAP and switch to another provider any time.
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+ - MS Leverages Open Source to Compete with AdSense->

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An anonymous reader writes: Reuters reports that Microsoft has entered a deal with OpenX to share publishers in an effort to grow Microsoft's contextual ad reach. OpenX is an open-source advertising server licensed under the GNU General Public License and which uses PHP and MySQL. The deal offers Microsoft an open platform for ad serving, in contrast to Google's hosted AdSense platform.
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Comment: Re:Unbiased? (Score 1) 331

by zekele2 (#28476111) Attached to: Pirate Bay Retrial Denied, Judge Declared Unbiased
The defence team *only* launched accusations of bias because they lost - the presumed bias of the judge could have been brought up before the case was heard, but the lawyers chose to ignore it. They were fully-aware of this apparent "bias" well before they brought up the subject.

It reminds me of a case a while back in a different jurisdiction where the defence claimed the result was flawed because the judge had fallen asleep. The appeal failed, because the appeal judges said that the defence should have woken up the judge if they thought it was important.

The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."