Dr. Seuss weighs in on the "weird" question

From: Barry Kleider ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/07/04-06:35:43 AM Z
Message-id: <001301c41c9c$daf32420$47c0c3cf@LuisaLaptop>


If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted

a very last resort, and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk

abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the double-clicking
icon puts your window in the trash, and your data is corrupted 'cause the
index doesn't hash, then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna

If the label on the cable on the table at your house, says the network is

connected to the button on your mouse, but your packets want to tunnel on

another protocol, that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,

your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss, so your icons in

the window are as wavy as a souse, then you may as well reboot and go out
with a bang, 'cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk, and the microcode
instructions cause unnecessary risk, then you have to flash your memory and
you'll want to RAM your ROM.

Quickly turn off the computer. . . . and be sure to tell your mom.."

<I wish I could claim credit for this - it's been out there a long time.>

Barry Kleider
Photographer. Arts Educator.
email: bkleider@sihope.com
Web: www.barryphotography.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryuji Suzuki" <rs@silvergrain.org>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@skyway.usask.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 12:55 AM
Subject: Re: weird. . .

> From: PhotoGecko Austin <gecko@photogecko.com>
> Subject: weird. . .
> Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 22:42:05 -0500
> > Here's an internet paths and protocols question. I'm mightily
> > confounded by this. And confounded minds want to know:
> There are multiple possibilities, but the most likely cause has to do
> with queues... no, this has nothing to do with the timely topic of
> British system (nor the possibility that the ISP's server is located
> in a Mediterranean country).
> So, your posting arrives at usask.ca server, and gets sent out for
> list distribution. These are queued in the smtp (mail) server at
> usask.ca. At this moment, your mail server may have some temporary
> porblem and can't receive it right away. So your copy of underlivered
> email remains in the queue until future attempt, which can occur at an
> interval that varies with the server (it can be 5 minutes or a few
> hours).
> There are many kinds of temporary errors. The usask.ca server may not
> be able to find the email server for photogecko.com (which is
> NETSOLMAIL.NET, and the usask.ca server needs to find the IP address
> of this server.). Or it may be able to find what the server is, but
> can't really talk to the server, possibly because the network is
> congested, the netsolmail.net server is too busy, or netsolmail.net
> server is temporarily down.
> Before the usask.ca server attempts a retry, new postings come in, get
> queued and delivered. By that time, your server might have come back,
> so those new postings got delivered right away, but your older posting
> probably had to wait until next retry interval.
> Incidentally, many spammers use purposely broken and incompetent email
> servers to send out spams but they are not designed to receive bounced
> errors, or to deal with temporarily errored messages (because these
> will take too much resource). So a new anti-spam technique is to
> respond to all incoming emails from previously unseen senders with a
> temporary error for the first time and see if the sender's server
> retries. This is called greylisting, and this seems a great idea, but
> it turned out that a lot of ISP's use inadvertently broken,
> incompetent and crappy server softwares that do not fully comply with
> the internet standard protocols. So the problems accumulate and fight
> against spams don't move forward by much. This great idea is
> practically unused because of too many incompetent (though legitimate)
> servers... (right, this paragraph is entirely parenthetical and has
> nothing to do with your question.)
> --
> Ryuji Suzuki
> "All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie." (Bob Dylan 2000)
Received on Wed Apr 7 07:04:36 2004

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