list rules [was: Reconfigure after changing Video Card]

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sun Aug 1 06:39:49 UTC 2010

On 01/08/2010 15:51, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Billie Walsh wrote:
>> On 07/31/2010 10:34 PM, Charles J. Infantino wrote:
>>> I will be out of the office from July 26 - August 3. If this is an
>>> emergency please call the helpdesk at x7870.
>> This has to be the number one thing that annoys mail list users, even
>> more than top posting. Putting mailing lists on one of those
>> *(&$*^#*@)&^%*@!%**&^% vacation posters.
> And IMHO it doesn't make sense at all to automatically tell everybody
> (mailing list or not) that you are on vacation. Wasn't there an incident
> some time ago where such a vacation post was exploited by a burglar?
> Nils

Well, if you mean by "some time ago" something which I mentioned 
recently (as sometime in the past several years) occurred 20 years ago 
then - YES :-) .

A lady posted a public message on a local Bulletin Board that she and 
her husband were going away for the weekend. On the Saturday afternoon a 
van arrived at their place and they were burgled: all the choice 
computer bits were stolen and the 'buglers' only left the "undesirable" 
computer bits behind (they knew their computer equipment). The 
neighbours saw all this but as the couple didn't tell the neighbours 
that they were going away for the weekend and to "look after the place" 
the neighbours thought that it was, well, all natural-like and nothing 
to worry about......


If nothing happens, nothing can go wrong.

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