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Re: Bug#361418: [Proposal] new Debian menu structure

On 4/17/06, Miles Bader <miles.bader@necel.com> wrote:
> Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> writes:
> > Actually, the word Ham is nowadays being used as the opposite of Spam,
> > "good, wanted" E-mail.
> This seems rather a stretch -- it's sometimes used to mean this when
> discussing spam-detection algorithms, but it's hardly something people
> commonly use otherwise.
> >  I'm all for removing the misleading, outdated expression for amateur
> > radio.
> Outdated...?  The term "Ham Radio" seems a _lot_ more common than
> "Amateur Radio" -- for instance, Ham Radio seems to be heard quite often
> on the news (usually in connection with disasters), whereas, to be
> honest I can't say I've _ever_ heard the "Amateur Radio" used publicly.

Most government agencies use the term Amateur Radio now and many radio
associations use that term (e.g.
and http://www.wia.org.au)


> -Miles
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