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Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

TW Atwater The only thing you need to know.... (1354 comments)

....is that all geeks are queer, so don't even bother trying to hit on girls. You're welcome.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple and Microsoft Release Critical Patches

TW Atwater Re:Software vulnerabilities (194 comments)

"It's easy to point fingers at Microsoft for a faulty OS, but with Apple also suddenly suffering from the same type of security problems, I have to wonder if it isn't related to the choice of application processor."

I'll bet that's why Linux users get so many viruses.

more than 5 years ago
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German Gov To Ban Paintballing After Shooting

TW Atwater Nazi Bastards (580 comments)

Fookin' Nazi shithead moron bastards can go fuck themselves.

more than 5 years ago
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What Do You Call People Who "Do HTML"?

TW Atwater People who "do HTML" (586 comments)

I call them "girls" or "nancy-boys".

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils "Elevate America"

TW Atwater Where on Earth.... (325 comments)

...did anyone get the idea that Microsoft and IT bear any relationship to each other?

more than 5 years ago
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How To Argue That Open Source Software Is Secure?

TW Atwater How to... (674 comments)

First, make sure your client is properly configured, firewalled, etc. Then tell him to invite the M$ weenie to demonstrate how easily the system can be hacked.

more than 5 years ago
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Review of Atom-Powered Toughbook Medical Tablet

TW Atwater Never mind all that.... (54 comments)

"Of course it can be dropped and doused in water"

Never mind that. How will it stand up to being sewed inside a patient's abdomen?

more than 5 years ago
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Ubuntu Download Speeds Beat Windows XP's

TW Atwater Ubuntu and my penis. (515 comments)

For every month I use Ubuntu, my penis grows three inches longer, so every couple of months I switch back to Windows and after a few weeks, it's back to normal. I would try OS X, but a friend had it, and he turned gay.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Quietly Recommends Antivirus Software For Macs

TW Atwater Re:question... (484 comments)

Think of it this way. Using Linux is like marrying a virgin and both of you staying true to each other forever. One of you could still get an STD, but it won't be from screwing each other. Using Windows is like screwing a different NYC crack whore every Saturday night. You will maybe not get infected if you use enough protection.

You're welcome.

more than 5 years ago
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Recourse For Poor Customer Service?

TW Atwater Buying from AAFES (593 comments)

I've bought three mail-order laptops through AAFES. No hassle, you can use your Military Star card, and you have recourse through AAFES if the vendor screws up. I highly recommend ordering through AAFES to all military folks.

more than 5 years ago

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Spammers Hijacking My Domain Name

TW Atwater TW Atwater writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TW Atwater writes "My wife and I run a small Mom and Pop business and we have a website and email accounts. I set up a catch-all account to trap misaddressed messages. It also works well for one-shot submissions to sites that demand an email address.

Now, for the second time my catch-all email account was flooded this morning with notices of rejections and undeliverable email from dozens of ISPs. In every case the rejected email was from a non-existent account. The headers indicate the origin of these emails is in Poland, and (no surprises here) the subject is Viagra.

Aside from the feeling of having been violated, I worry that if this happens often enough I may find my domain blocked as a SPAM source. Also, I will eventually have to explain to clients that we are not advertising Viagra.

I've run nmap on my router and computer and am confident that the messages are not being run through my box. My hosting is with GoDaddy.

The question for Slashdot is how can I protect myself from having my domain name hijacked by SPAMMERS? Is there anything that can be done about the nitwit ISPs who don't bother to check if the SPAM actually came from the domain in the return address before they contribute to the useless information cluttering up the internet?

Thanks, Slashdot.



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