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Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

mutende Newsbeuter (335 comments)

On the desktop I've switched to Newsbeuter, and I'll probably skip reading feeds on my phone.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Reverse DNS a Worthy Standard For Fighting Spam?

mutende Greylisting (301 comments)

The only truly effective spam prevention technique I've seen is greylisting.

more than 2 years ago

New Irish Internet Tax?

mutende Denmark already has it :( (242 comments)

In Denmark, all owners of any device that is able to connect to the Internet with more than 256 kbps (and is able to display graphics) are supposed to pay an annual "media license fee" that amounts to EUR 300 (USD 400). :(

more than 5 years ago

Plasma Plants Vaporize Trash While Creating Energy

mutende Re:seems a bit stingy (618 comments)

Am I the only person who upon reading the title had the sudden mental image of flora with glowing plasma leaves that devour trash like venus fly-traps devour flies?

You were not alone... ;)

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Regex Tricks?

mutende Re:Regexp-based address validation (516 comments)

I can insert comments into a mail address????? How nice! How do I do that?

I guess it's the parantheses they're talking about. In an email address like (John Doe)

the name John Doe is a comment.

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Regex Tricks?

mutende Re:Regexp-based address validation (516 comments)

Beautiful? That thing is hideous.

It seems most people in this thread forgot to turn on their humor meter...

more than 5 years ago


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EU speeds up its spam offensive

mutende mutende writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Ananova writes:

EU officials are pressing for faster enforcement of new rules against unsolicited emails than previously planned.

EU Enterprise and Information Society Commissioner Erkki Liikanen said the new EU rules were a priority and should be adopted into national law books by next week ahead of the October 31 effective date previously planned.

Read the full story.

It seems something good can come out of the EU after all...


Government crackdown on spam

mutende mutende writes  |  more than 11 years ago

BBC Online reports: "From October, a European Union directive will make unsolicited e-mails illegal across member states."

Apparently something good can come out of the EU.


Spam from

mutende mutende writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Oh, so I just received a spam from Viktoria R.B. in Lusaka of Zambia, asking me if "any ladies of my household" would like to visit her newly opened Nail Studio.

Viktoria, repeat after me: SPAM IS BAD!

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