Other rants and neet stuff...
Here are some links to other people's rants, blogs, commentary, or other information that I have found helpful, informative, entertaining, or thought provoking.
Cost of Spam
Spam is the scourge of the Internet. It clogs inboxes, crashes servers, wastes time and money and is an abuse of privacy.
Happy spamiversary! Spam reaches 30
If only we could turn back the clocks of time when 393 emails was considered SPAM. You have to love Bill Gates quote which promises in 2004 that the world would be spam-free by 2006, well that's a prophecy that certainly didn't come true...
MS in Peruvian open-source nightmare
There's a letter circulating, purportedly from Peruvian Congressman David Villanueva Nuñez to Microsoft Peru, which cuts the heart out of Redmond's chief 'panic points' to chill those considering open-source migration.
Phone-book publisher sued over non-delivery
A Utah-based publisher of a phone directory is facing civil allegations in federal court of dramatically cutting circulation of its Ziplocal phone books, which reduces the number of potential customers that see the advertisements inside.
S. 510: 12 Reasons Why The Food Safety Bill From Hell Could
As you read this, there is a bill before the U.S. Senate that has the potential to change the U.S. food industry more than any other law ever passed by the U.S. Congress. In the name of "food safety", the U.S. government would be given an iron grip over the production, transportation and sale of all food in the United States.
Utah Yellow Pages firm accused of distribution fraud
A Utah company that produces Yellow Pages directories has defaulted on its debt amid accusations it shorted advertisers by secretly cutting the number of books it distributed locally and in other areas of the country.
In Spring 2005, Wal-Mart Watch began a nationwide public education campaign to challenge the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, to become a better employer, neighbor, and corporate citizen.
Wal-Mart You Don't Know
The giant retailer's low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart's relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and force them to send jobs overseas. Are we shopping our way straight to the unemployment line?
A whistleblower calling out a possible fraud at a Yellow Pages publisher has gained allies in some advertisers who are charging that the company, Ziplocal, hasn’t been distributing the books.
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