Is it just me or has the spam volume increased dramatically? As one of
those northeastern libtards, I'm adamantly opposed to the death
penalty but I'm willing to make an exception for these fscks...
I THINK so, but I don't notice because of my killfiles.
Time to ditch googlegroups.
Yesterday I was recommending Supernews for their spam filtering, but I
just learned that they were bought out, and that the new owners are
not keeping any of the old workers. So purchasing a SuperNews account
is not recommended right now.
Supernews is being split. Giganews is taking the commercial side, and a
new company (Supernews, Inc) is handling the consumer/personal
I can't find any reference to staff being let go. Can you provide a
cite for that?
Help improve usenet. Kill-file Google Groups.
Supernews, Inc. is a newly formed subsidiary of Giganews. Same buyer for
I can confirm (mostly). Virtually all of the supernews support people
have posted in one of the supernews support groups that they are _not_
transferring to the new company. A number have said explicitly that they
will not be working for the old owner after the ownership change, either.
there is, I believe, _one_ staffer 'not heard from, at all', and maybe
two more that haven't made it clear whether they'll remain with Critical
Path after the sale. Based on what _has_ been said, I would expect that
none of them will be at Critical Path after the sale, nor will they be
Giganews _is_ acquiring the filter technology that Supernews had -- that
does go with the sale. Unclear whether they will (a) continue it at all,
(b) let it continue to run, but strictly on auto-pilot, or (c) keep it
current/updated like the old Supernews did.
/me is _really_ unhappy about the upcoming changes.
On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 04:16:38 -0700 (PDT), Charlie Self
Works on a referral per click, but a fraction of a penny per click.
Someone in India, or a third world country could be the difference of
having food or not.
If the UPD would be used maybe it could be cleaned up, though it would
have to be run through the committee of all committees.
All you need is one out of 10,000 to respond to make a profit.
Sadly, the cost to increase the number of spams from 5 million to 50
million is just pennies. After all - they are not paying for the
They don't care, unless it affects their google ads revenue.
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