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As AOL Prepares To Downsize Patch, CEO Fires Employee During Meeting

dtobias Re:Patch is already dead (248 comments)

Whenever any website announces an "exciting upgrade", it usually means they're in the process of screwing up whatever was good about the site before, in favor of whatever their pointy-haired bosses think will make a better business model.

about a year ago

Anonymous Goes After

dtobias (744 comments)

As a noncommercial organization, they should have put their site up at instead of the .com address. I hope Anonymous gets 'em good for that!

more than 3 years ago

Australia To Fight iPod Use By Pedestrians

dtobias Re:The reason why (450 comments)

If they're nonprofit, a domain would make more logical sense than a

about 4 years ago

What Do You Do With a Personal Domain?

dtobias Re:What is a personal domain? (286 comments)

If it's a truly personal domain, not intended for a commercial purpose, then a .com address wouldn't really make logical sense; better to get a .name or .info address, or .org if you're organized, or maybe something in your local country code like .us or

more than 5 years ago

What Do You Do With a Personal Domain?

dtobias does exist (286 comments)

I'm always trying (with limited success) to get people at work to use RFC-compliant dummy addresses when testing inputs to Web forms where an e-mail address must be supplied. Some "marketing types" absolutely insist on using "" all the time, even though that's not one of the compliant dummy addresses. Personally, I always use addresses in the .example dummy TLD when I want nonfunctional test addresses.

more than 5 years ago

What Do You Do With a Personal Domain?

dtobias (286 comments)

Or maybe it'll even have a PR0N site in it...

more than 5 years ago

Trademark History in the Age of Wikipedia?

dtobias Gamer's Edge (2 comments)

I worked for Softdisk back when they were publishing a diskmagazine in the early 1990s named Gamer's Edge, featuring games authored by co-workers of mine who went on to be pretty notable (including John Carmack and John Romero). I seem to recall somebody was threatening to sue the company over the name by claiming ownership of the word "Edge", which seemed rather crackpotted. It must have been the same guy as in this case. It reminds me of Leo Stoller, who claimed to own various words including "Stealth" until bankruptcy caused him to be stripped of whatever alleged rights he might have had.

more than 5 years ago

College Police Think Using Linux Is Suspicious Behavior

dtobias Re:sure it is (1079 comments)

The kid in War Games started with altering grades... and proceeded to Global Thermonuclear War!

In Massachusetts in 2009, can calling somebody "gay" really be considered defamatory, given that it's a state that allows gay marriage?

more than 5 years ago

College Police Think Using Linux Is Suspicious Behavior

dtobias Re:sure it is (1079 comments)

These days, lots of cell phones, iPod-like devices, and so on are capable of sending and receiving e-mail, so it's not such a big stretch after all. It's still a really stupid search/seizure, anyway.

more than 5 years ago

A Wikipedia Conspiracy and the Wall Street Meltdown

dtobias Re:No WR? disgrace (485 comments)

There was a time when the ruling clique of Wikipedia would ban anybody who dared to link to that site.

more than 5 years ago



dtobias dtobias writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dtobias writes "In an update on May 17, Norton AntiVirus from Symantec began detecting the executable file for the current version of Pegasus Mail for Windows as the "Trjan.Dropper" trojan horse and deleting it. Attempts to reinstall Pegasus fail as long as Norton is active. There is no definitive word yet about why they have done this and whether and when they will fix it. Much discussion is in the Pegasus community forum. It appears that attempts to resolve the issue through Symantec tech support resulted in the typical clueless support-droid reactions."


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