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Salem
08-18-2005, 05:55 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4162320.stm

cboard_member
08-18-2005, 06:15 AM
He should get more than 15 months for selling 92 million names surely? Jesus Christ.

Perspective
08-18-2005, 08:37 AM
He should get more than 15 months for selling 92 million names surely? Jesus Christ.

well there's also this


The judge ordered Mr Smathers to pay $84,000 (46,560) in restitution, but he delayed the order so that AOL could prove whether the damages were higher.

cboard_member
08-18-2005, 09:00 AM
Still, 92 million people loose their privacy because of this?
No amount of money would be able to *heal* the loss of privacy, IMO.

BobMcGee123
08-18-2005, 12:05 PM
Just think, for each name sold a spammer gets 4.96x10^-6 days in prison!

Epo
08-18-2005, 01:00 PM
>>Still, 92 million people loose their privacy because of this?
>>No amount of money would be able to *heal* the loss of privacy, IMO.


92 million screen names and e-mail addresses.

It doesn't say anything about personal information/real names/anything else.

Sure, it's annoying to get spam, but c'mon. What healing is necessary? A quick click on the Junk/Block button heals the situation faster than one of those priests on television.

It's dishonest to sell those names, yeah, but if a couple of extra spam messages in your inbox is all it takes for you to lose trust in a company due to a jerk they hired, well, I don't even know what to tell ya.

Spam's gonna be around no matter what, so I say "Atta boy" to this guy for trying to get a piece of the money pie for himself. Too bad he wasn't better at it.

cboard_member
08-18-2005, 01:33 PM
Bugger. Thanks for highlighting that ;)


Just think, for each name sold a spammer gets 4.96x10^-6 days in prison!

Dude....

BobMcGee123
08-18-2005, 02:33 PM
Man!

cboard_member
08-18-2005, 11:48 PM
<somethingi'llgetintroublefor>

Duuuuuuuuuuuuude!!

</somethingi'llgetintroublefor>

nickname_changed
08-19-2005, 02:36 AM
Dude....

From Answers.com (http://www.answers.com/dude&r=67):



There is no definitive origin of the word dude, but one theory suggests that it was originally short for "Doodle."


You doodle.

cboard_member
08-19-2005, 02:46 AM
Macaroni eh? Dude...

Quite interesting. I've always thought it was just for *approval* of something (even though I actually say it very little in real life).

Example:

Al: Hey Lee, I had a haircut
Me: Duuude!!!
Al: Duuuuuuuuuude!!!!

Al is about the only person I 'dude' to :p