[time-nuts] Sulzer Labs D-5 oscillator
sar10538 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 09:18:01 UTC 2008
2008/10/11 Mike Monett <XDE-L2G3 at myamail.com>:
> "Rob Kimberley" <rk at timing-consultants.com> wrote:
> > The smiley (humour) was implied.
> > I didn't mean any offence, but have been used to top posting, as
> > business email (that's what I originally got my email for
> > originally back in the mid 90's) was all (and still is) top
> > posted.
> > It was only when I ventured into newsgroups that I came across
> > bottom posting, which to me seemed totally illogical. I've read
> > the pros of bottom posting (and the cons of top posting), but
> > still can't get my head or my email prog (Outlook), around it.
> > Cheers
> > Rob Kimberley
> There is a very big difference between a business email and a forum.
> A business email is usually between two people and concerns only one
> subject. The exchange is usually very short, perhaps a single
> question and a single reply. In these situations, top posting is
> probably the easiest method.
> A forum is completely different. There may be many people involved,
> but unless they respond to a post, you never know if they are
> present. The discussion can involve several different issues, each
> with their own thread. New threads can appear and take over the
> entire conversation, or quickly disappear. A discussion can continue
> for a very long time and involve many people.
> In this situation, top posting is very inconsiderate. You have
> already heard all the reasons.
> If your email client is to blame, perhaps it should be replaced with
> one more suitable. Pimmy is an excellent client, and you can still
> get version 3.5, the last free one here:
> Pimmy is designed to handle an unlimited number of mailboxes and
> accounts. You can get disposable email addresses from a number of
> sites. I have found KasMail is the best:
> KasMail is free and allows you to have up to 25 different email
> addresses. You can use different ones for eBay, PayPal, and each of
> your bank accounts. This helps increase security, since you never
> use these for anything else. This reduces the opportunity for ID
> You can use some for typical web sites that won't allow you to
> proceed without an email address. However, these can often be stolen
> and end up on a spammer's list. Once there, it is impossible to
> remove them.
> You are now vulnerable to all kinds of malware hidden in html
> messages. These use GIF's, JPEG's, PDf, IFRAMES, scripts, Visual
> Basic, and other methods to hijack your system. Once in, the
> criminals can do anything they want. They can steal your bank
> account and credit card usernames and passwords, and drain your
> accounts. They can turn your computer into a zombie, sending spam to
> other victims. You can end up with numerous malware programs all
> fighting for control. This can slow down your computer and cause
> serious crashes.
> The answer is to simply dispose of the bad email address and get a
> new one.
> Following this simple rule, I have virtually eliminated all spam. I
> now may get one spam every month or two. This is a huge improvement
> from the hundreds or thousands I used to get.
> One more thing. Most email clients will execute programs hidden in
> email, or downloaded from a web site.
> Pimmy will not execute programs. It won't even render html. It won't
> download anything from external sites. So there is no way you can be
> infected by incoming malware hidden in an email message.
> And, of course, Pimmy will let you bottom post:)
> Best Regards,
> Mike Monett
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Or you can use Linux and not worry about any of this :)
And I personally think that Rob has been unfairly taken to task over a
comment about the verbiage added to emails sent from some corporate
systems which add huge disclaimers to the bottom of each message. I
took his reply as a friendly jibe to my previous light-hearted comment
Steve Rooke - ZL3TUV & G8KVD
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