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A blast from the past… an old anti-spam policy

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Security, Technology

I was going over some ancient archives of my old web sites and found this gem.  I still believe this is how spam and spammers should be dealt with, and it’s a shame it never caught on.  This was originally published in late 1997 or early 1998. Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Policy Unsolicited commercial email (AKA […]

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Cinemas are dead, but they haven’t fallen over.

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

I saw this news article (click) today.  It makes some interesting points about declining attendance at cinemas, and suggests that if young people can’t text during a show, they won’t go.  In response, a large American chain is going to stop harping on “turn off your phone”. What that tells me is that the traditional […]

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Ad blockers versus consumers: The battle is escalating

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I was reading this article at the BBC today: Ad blockers: How online publishing is fighting back. The article suggests an ongoing, and escalating battle between online publishers, and the creators and users of ad block technology. It suggests that online publishers are threatened by the use of ad blockers. I say: Good. It’s been […]

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How We Won the War on Dungeons & Dragons

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Politics and Activism

Thirty years ago, a war raged between the dorks who played Dungeons & Dragons, and the conservative parent groups who believed that gaming was debauched at best and Satanic at worst. Lives were ruined. People died. And now that war is over. I still can’t believe we won. Source: How We Won the War on […]

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