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Subject: Re: Idiot of the hour
From: Tim Pierce <twp @ rootsweb . com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 12:21:55 -0400
To: Steve Bergeon <sbergeon @ encephalon . com>
Cc: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @ plaidworks . com>, list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <380329BC . 69B8926B @ encephalon . com>
References: <3802658A . CE33A1E6 @ encephalon . com> <v04210108b428271ce3a6 @ plaidworks . com> <380329BC . 69B8926B @ encephalon . com>

On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 07:29:49AM -0500, Steve Bergeon wrote:
> Using a telephone as Chuq suggests would require direct human
> intervention to get the dang thing to stop ringing. It would
> seem odd to compare that with automatically answered email systems.
> Or maybe many people have the list management messages sent to
> their pagers?

Many systems send reports of suspicious activity to the
administrators.  I have received up to 10,000 messages overnight when
we're hit really hard by spam.  I have been rousted out of bed to fix it.

> Forcing somebody out of bed at 3am is nothing like sending a 
> message (or many) to their computer.

Maybe not yours.

Tim Pierce lead system admonsterator
and Chief Hacking Officer

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