tons of spam

alan alan at
Mon Jun 18 23:58:43 UTC 2007

On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Chu Tan wrote:

> On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 00:08 -0700, jdow wrote:
>> Chu - directing that at greshko might have been more appropriate.
>> "Ed" was most impolite for no good reason. "Scroom and the horse
>> he rode in on," would be a suitable reply for Ed's behavior.
>> {^_^}
> Comparatively, gasjr4wd at 's retort aims explicitly to insult and
> shows no appropriateness being a new member to a public forum. The OP's
> first post was also aimed at drawing fire with some silly caustic
> remarks.
> Spam is a fact of life, especially in a mailing list, hiding the online
> archive's email or not is not going to deter email harvesting in such a
> large list, where users are highly fitting of certain profile. A spammer
> simply needs to subscribe, wait a few days to collect hundreds of
> profiled email addresses.

And not all spam mail addresses are harvested. Some spammers just guess 
the obvious ones.

"ANSI C says access to the padding fields of a struct is undefined.
ANSI C also says that struct assignment is a memcpy. Therefore struct
assignment in ANSI C is a violation of ANSI C..."
                                   - Alan Cox

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