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bio website contexo.de
location Germany
age 54
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seen Mar 14 at 12:11

I am interested in functional programming and the java platform.

I wrote and published a programming language named "Frege" (after the great german logician) that brings together both worlds.

The language is in many respects like haskell (syntax, type system, lazy semantics) but allows to use java methods as functions.

For more information see https://github.com/Frege/frege


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awarded  Yearling
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answered find command: search for files owned by many users in one command
Jan
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comment unix - split a huge .gz file by line
You can use gunzip in a ipe. The rest can be done with head and tail
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Is not responding to spam a bad thing?
@Randolf I agree with you fully with regard to the private property thing. Yet, we face the regrettable fact that IP protocols like SMTP simply don't give us as much control as we want. Hence, while the behaviour of the SAPMmer is disgusting and immoral and whatever, it's not strictly criminal (note that this judgement is independent of jurisdiction that prohibits sending SPAM, but we know that these laws are merely "tigers without teeth", as we say in germany.)
Apr
17
comment Is not responding to spam a bad thing?
@Randolf, +1 though I don't agree with "SPAM is theft". You can't put an SMTP server out there who accepts connections and requests from whomever - and then claim that use of this service constitutes theft, just because the way some people use it does not please you.
Apr
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awarded  Supporter
Apr
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comment Is not responding to spam a bad thing?
As @Wayne pointed out you must rather think of 100,000 x 200 eMails per minute. But lets assume we have only 10.000 sending clients - this are still 2 Million Mails per Minute. That is, filtering out 1 Million really undeliverable addresses would save you 1/2 minute. But how to do that? If it were that easy, every decent mail program would offer the possibility to send something that looks like a sendmail undeliverable notification by default. It's not the case. Because there is really no one to read there.
Apr
17
comment Is not responding to spam a bad thing?
@Mehrdad -do you mean 1 eMail or 1 adress? I can send an email to hundreds of persons with one go. Then again, the trend seems to be to personalize, i.e. the spammer software guesses your name and puts it in the subject, etc.
Apr
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comment Is not responding to spam a bad thing?
You have to look at it from an economic point of view: Sending 1 million more emails does not cost more than not doing so. The return per email is tiny - only a couple of apparenty uneducated hmmmm persons in a million do click on an spam link - even fewer do actually buy something there. Therefore, a spammer must send out as much as possible - you can't waste time checking individual answers. Hence, often, the reply adress or the from adress are not existant or reachable anyway.
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Is not responding to spam a bad thing?
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awarded  Autobiographer