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Re: Bug#684128: down the memory hole

On Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 08:05:16AM -0700, ian_bruce@fastmail.net wrote:
> >> I disagree: that mail starts with a chat between "Humpty Dumpty" and
> >> "Alice", which both have nothing to do with the bug at hand. There
> >> was nothing in the subject or the first paragraphs of the text that
> >> indicated how that story was related to the choice of binary or
> >> decimal disk storage units.
> [...] that Humpty-Dumpty's remarks are EXACTLY on point, especially the
> part about "neither more nor less."
No, not really.
I don't think forcing other people to solve riddles is not accpeted
behavior and you should have been prepared to such reactions.

> > I do remember this mail, and I remember thinking "uh, spamassassin
> > missed killing that spam" without reading it all. Only the very end of
> > the mail doesn't look like spam, there's very little probability that
> > a maintainer would have gone that far.
> The common understanding of "spam" is that it is the same thing as
> Unsolicited Commercial Email, that is, it has an AGENDA, it's SELLING
> something, legitimate or (probably) otherwise.
I receive quite a lot of emails that don't have an agenda, sometimes don't
have a meaning and sometimes even don't have content. It's a common
convention to count them as spam too.


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