Subject: Re: phishing or bogus list subscription
From: Federico Lucifredi <flucifredi@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 23:02:18 -0400

I also got the same a few days ago (also as a response to an fsb 
posting) from Comcast support.

  Best -F

Thomas Lord wrote:
> How interesting.
> 
> -t
> 
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> Subject:
> Re: Re: Competition by internal expertise for F/OSS vendors 
> (KMM32643826V54319L0KM)
> From:
> Online Ecare <online_ecare@cable.comcast.com>
> Date:
> Fri, 29 Aug 2008 20:05:42 -0400
> To:
> Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
> 
> To:
> Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
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> 
> Dear Thomas,
> 
> 
> Thank you for your message.
> 
> I understand you may be experiencing difficulties with your Comcast high
> speed internet service.  I am more than happy to assist you with this 
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> Please reply to this email with a detailed description of what is 
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> Original Message Follows:
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> Rich Bodo wrote:
>> And Thomas, I do remember the NIC, and the Javastation (used to keep 
>> that one on my shelf long after it became useless just because it was 
>> so beautiful).
> 
> 
> I had a NIC on a shelf for the longest time for a
> similar reason.   Recently had to move to a smaller
> apartment and it fell (just barely) on the wrong side
> of the line and so got passed off to a hipster/progressive
> computer recycling outfit that I *hope* noticed what they
> got and stuck it in the "re-use" pile (but I'll never know for
> sure, probably).
> 
> Sorry, I guess that's mostly off topic but in the
> "Capitalist Appreciation Society" aspect of FSB,
> I guess it's noteworthy that in that society ("big dog
> capitalists") Ellison was one of the first generation to
> really get it.   The early NASD and X terminal industries
> were similar "ahead of their time" experiments.
> 
> There's interesting history further back than that.  The
> original unix guys were working for suits who were imagining
> that personal computing would be individual time-sharing accounts
> on systems run by the phone company....   Efforts such as the
> BLIT terminal relate to that early vision.
> 
> -t
> 
> 
> 


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