Subject: Re: phishing or bogus list subscription
From: Rich Bodo <richbodo@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 20:11:03 -0700

Federico Lucifredi wrote:
> I also got the same a few days ago (also as a response to an fsb 
> posting) from Comcast support.
>
I got it too.  Dig says the domain comcastsupport.com looks legit, so it 
doesn't look like a viable phishing message.  Might be a good idea to go 
through the subscription list and see what comcast addresses come up.  
Could be that someone who was part of the support group at 
cable.comcast.com signed up for this list then left the company?

-Rich


>  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>
>>
>>
>> Dear Thomas,
>>
>>
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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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