Yohannon (yohannon) wrote,

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Aaaaaaand We're Back!

So AT&T finally got things back online at some point over night. It's a very weird feeling not having access to vast quantities of ever growing spam messages at a moments notice.

Have you noticed that as well? Spam used to be up to 70KB in size. Annoying, true, but not atypical of a good sized e-mail.

However, in an apparent attempt to take advantage of the growing availability of broadband, I've noticed spam is more often 250-300KB in size. So much so I've gotten more "Your mailbox is over quota" messages in the last two months than I received in the previous 10 years. I'm hoping that going from 30MB to 5GB mailbox size wise will reduce that pain somewhat.

On a more amusing note -- have you heard about Faux News attempt at televising a revolution, "Teabag Parties", on the 15th of April? As is typical of the cluelessly backward, they've managed to stumble into the phrase "tea bagging" as a verb to describe the fun of a few dozen shell shocked mental midgets who can't grasp that they're not just in the minority, but a REGIONAL one at that:

<object width="448" height="368"><param name="movie" value="http://www.dailykostv.com/flv/player.swf"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="flashvars" value="config=http://www.dailykostv.com/w/001140/vxml.php?448"></param><embed src="http://www.dailykostv.com/flv/player.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="448" height="368" flashvars="config=http://www.dailykostv.com/w/001140/vxml.php?448"></embed></object>

"I got my teabags right here..."


Now if I can just find a way to exclude the AP and any publication owned by Robert Murdoch from my google news page...
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