Daily Archives: August 23, 2003

Spam Filters Compared

It is increasingly obvious that in this day and age, if you don’t have an effective spam filter. email is essentially useless. Sam Holden, on Freshmeat.net, writes a comprehensive and methodologically sound comparison of six popular filters relying on alternate techniques … Continue reading

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Why My Garbageman Was Always Smiling

Two garbagemen in my hometown (Rochester, NY) have been fired for having sex with a prostitute in their garage truck, on August 5 while they were on duty. Vincent Grecco, was walking with his 4-year-old niece to a neighborhood store … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Disnigoths

Disneyland has Gay Day. Disneyland has Raver Day. Disneyland had Yippie Day once, in 1970 – it was fun, at least till the cops showed up in riot gear. This Sunday, it’s the Goths’ turn. For the fifth year in … Continue reading

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Scuzz then ‘Doon, then Shoot for the Moon

Finally, a sport story you can feel good about. Opening disclosure, I live in Malden, Mass, which is only about 3 miles down Route 1 from Saugus, whose all-star little league team plays for the United States Championship at the … Continue reading

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Robot Runs Wild, Slaps Child

Honda Motor Co’s humanoid robot, ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility), disciplines a young fan who “dissed” him by a comparison to the Jetson’s robot maid “Rosie”. No, actually Asimo is dancing with a group of kids in Manila August … Continue reading

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How the White Wizards Stopped Sobig.F

It looks like computer security experts were able to circumvent the first major programmed spawning of the Sobig.F virus by isolating the name servers it needed to propagate and taking them offline at the pre-programmed time (3pm ET). On a … Continue reading

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