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Out of the Blue

My favorite thing about the new version of Outlook (/me braces for a flood of alternative mailer recommendations) is (or I should say, was) how it refused, by default, to download images in mail messages from over the 'net without being asked to. This managed to save me countless pointless image downloads, and also helps protect privacy, since spammers use access logs to see who downloaded such images to tell whether their spam has reached an actual user so they can resell your address. The bummer is that after telling it to download the images in one single mail, this no longer works properly on other mails, even though it is still set to skip images unless told otherwise. Oh well, it was neat while it lasted...

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107. Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2004, 17:27 Of Rock Star Fame
 
You know, maybe I'm a mean asshole, or itís my autistic brain talking, but I don't see a problem with killing Iraqis to save a couple a bucks in gas. I travel alot and holy moly it is insane in California. I have never had a problem with Canadians, but they have alot of oil and if we need to bust out the nukes to get it, bring it on. I'm serious, human life is invaluable and you should never joke about taking it, but look at the gas prices, good God. I'm sure I'm in the minority (I damn sure hope so, anyway), but blood for oil sounds like a damn fine idea.

O, yeah I loved playing a 2 yr old console game that made my $3,500, top of the line, I-don't-have-a-girlfriend PC almost melt.
--Zepher (referencing Halo)
 
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