My collection of rants and raves about technology, my kids and family, social/cultural phenomena, and inconsistencies in the media and politics.


Dan Bernstein's "qsecretary"

Long overdue on updates. Happened across this page today, which contains the FGA (Frequently Given Answers) for FAQ about qsecretary. qsecretary is a mailing list filter app which requires a response for every message posted. Apparently, by replying to the qsecretary response, you are entering into a contract that *this message* is not spam, with some agreed-upon penalties if you lie. What really caught my attention was the use of the term "Half-Baked Ideas Brigade". Apparently this refers to people who glance at the problem and suggest a solution (such as whitelists or autoresponders to qsecretary) which just don't work so well, or eliminate the benefits of having qsecretary.


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