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Re: ITP: vigra -- Generic Computer Vision Algorithms

Op di 01-06-2004, om 07:17 schreef David Weinehall:
> On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 01:29:51AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 04:41:45PM -0400, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> > > >>>>> "OE" == Oliver Elphick <olly@lfix.co.uk> writes:
> > > 
> > >     >> Package name : vigra
> > > 
> > >     OE> Perhaps you could find a different package name?
> > > 
> > >     OE> Your mail almost got dumped in my spam file by reflex, because
> > >     OE> of its close similarity to a certain product which I won't
> > >     OE> spell out for fear of triggering spam traps.
> > > 
> > > When we can't use the word "Viagra" in normal conversation, the
> > > spammers have already won.
> > 
> > Let them win, I don't care. This is not a race.
> > 
> > Do you actually *need* to use that word?
> You know, that's what the censorship-proponents (no, I'm NOT saying that
> you are a censorship-proponent) say about works like fuck as well.

Please, don't mix me up with lunatics.

I don't care about people using "fuck" on the radio, or people using
"viagra" in their day-to-day conversation, if they insist. I was just
pointing out that it's silly to say "don't let spammers win!", because
you're hurting yourself that way. It doesn't hurt not to use "viagra". I
for one don't see a legitimate reason why I would really need it (other
than in this conversation, which is starting to get pretty pointless).

You know, in the time between I sent the above quoted mail and now, the
number of "Viagra" spams that made it through to my mailbox has
dramatically increased. I refuse to believe that's just a coincidence.

I prefer the minor inconvenience of having to censor a certain word out
of my day-to-day conversation over mentally "winning" from the spammers,
and receiving a dramatically higher amount of spam in return. I'm sure
you can make jokes about other things than medication. "spammers", for

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 AIR  --  mud  -- FIRE
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