RE: Current Spam Crisis

From: Bathsheba Grossman <>
Date: Fri Feb 06 2004 - 21:08:06 EET

On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Bob Olsen wrote:
> And heaven help us if you have an auto out of office reply on! It would be
> great if we could cut down on all that bogus email, though the virus that
> triggered a lot of it seems to be subsiding....

It wouldn't be such a problem if this list didn't allow posts with
attachments -- it's a mystery to me why it does. They're not
necessary, people can always post a URL if they want to distribute a
file, and all they do in this context is propagate viruses. No other
unmoderated list in the entire universe allows attachments.

> Do toilets really flush backwards Down Under?!

I've heard this is an urban legend: if you had an ideal toilet under
perfectly undisturbed circumstances it might, but in real life random
factors swamp the Coriolis effect.

Nothing but bad news from me today!


Bathsheba Grossman                                          (831)429-8224
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Received on Fri Feb 06 20:42:54 2004

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