I get a lot of comment spam with the word hentai mentioned. I get that it must be something erotic from the context, but that’s it. Sometimes it’s in the same random group of words as handjob and Asian. When did Asian become a dirty word? I’m a little afraid to do any searches with… Continue reading What is Hentai?
A Considerate Computer
Microsoft Research tells us about some intelligent software able to make decisions on availability versus message importance. The workforce potentially loses lots of productive time attending to unimportant emails. Worse still, unimportant messages can cut into personal time. This system is designed to do the human part of risk analysis in order to determine whether… Continue reading A Considerate Computer
Billy Joel, We Need Another “We Didn’t Start the Fire!”
Viruses plague MSN, service interruptions for IM’ers PayPal learns the meaning of ‘change control’ when a development error costs them days of business and customer loyalty (still not working, by the way) War in the Middle East Superman dead (this time for real) RIAA sues everyone America can’t decide between an indecisive, anti-war veteran and… Continue reading Billy Joel, We Need Another “We Didn’t Start the Fire!”
99,999 Innocent Bystanders Spammed
“If only one out of every 100,000 people responds to spam and the spammers earn around $11, spamming is profitable. The other 99,999 people who don’t respond, who never respond, are innocent bystanders. That’s because the cost of spam is so low. But it’s not free.” More after the jump…