People don't read emails, they just look at attachments




  • Translation:

    Learn...

    When forwarding this message, delete all the email adresses in it. Also use BCC (instead of "To"). Protect your privacy and the privacy of others.

    Update: after sending back an email asking "does anyone else notice how ridiculous this is?" (with that text highlighted in red), someone answered "what? the squares?" (supposingly referring to the attachment).



  • Chain e-mails should be punishable by death! 



  • I just reply and say the e-mail contained a virus and thanking them for sending me it.



  • Every now and then I get 50 emails from a friend, all chains...

    I put a nifty little filter on that filters anything from her with the letters FW in the subject. Fortunately she will never figure this out and I will never get chains from her again. By god I tried talking sense into her but its like telling a dog not to lick it's own poop.



  • @dlikhten said:

    By god I tried talking sense into her but its like telling a dog not to lick it's own poop.

    Cracks up .. My dog developed this problem after having a major stroke. I understand how frustrating it is on both sides. It's hard for me to just put up with the fact that most internet users are so painfully stupid that they do not have the capacity to learn anything new on it. Yet, these same people are the ones that yack on cellphones while barreling down the highway in their 3-ton, 14±MPG monster (usually a Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon).



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @dlikhten said:
    By god I tried talking sense into her but its like telling a dog not to lick it's own poop.

    Cracks up .. My dog developed this problem after having a major stroke. I understand how frustrating it is on both sides. It's hard for me to just put up with the fact that most internet users are so painfully stupid that they do not have the capacity to learn anything new on it. Yet, these same people are the ones that yack on cellphones while barreling down the highway in their 3-ton, 14±MPG monster (usually a Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon).

     

    I think her stupidity does not lie in her missunderstanding of the internet, i think she actually believes most of it. like if you don't forward this you will have a bad relationship or w/e. There was 1 that asked that everyone clicks a link so that they can get advertising money though that link (supposedly for a charity) sigh... At least your dog has an excuse.



  • @GettinSadda said:

    Chain e-mails should be punishable by death! 

     




  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    It's hard for me to just put up with the fact that most internet users are so painfully stupid that they do not have the capacity to learn anything new on it. Yet, these same people are the ones that yack on cellphones while barreling down the highway in their 3-ton, 14±MPG monster (usually a Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon).

    Isn't that redundant?



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    Yet, these same people are the ones that yack on cellphones while barreling down the highway in their 3-ton, 14±MPG monster (usually a Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon).
    Not all people in a SUV are bad.  My parents always had them because we lived out in the boonies in MI, and a Chevy Suburban is the only vehicle that can go....

    Dashing through the snow,

    Down an unplowed two-track road,

    With five kids in tow,

    Bitching all the way.... and still manage to stay on the road the entire time.



  • What if she was in trouble, and the only means of communication available was email, and she was only able to add one contact (you) before hitting the send button and falling to the floor.  What if the subject line was "HELP ME!!!  KDSFOFJKFW?"  

    Not likely, but it could happen.



  • @AccessGuru said:

    What if she was in trouble, and the only means of communication available was email, and she was only able to add one contact (you) before hitting the send button and falling to the floor.  What if the subject line was "HELP ME!!!  KDSFOFJKFW?"  

    Not likely, but it could happen.

    She wouldn't bother to type "KDSFOFJKFW?", she'd just say it.



  • @Kederaji said:

    My parents always had them because we lived out in the boonies in MI, and a Chevy Suburban is the only vehicle that can go

    I didn't say anything about those that really have to "off-road" it. I said "barreling down the highway", which implies a high rate of speed on open road. These people are road warriors, not mountain-climbing, deep mud/snow, jungle trackers. The bad thing is that everyone has those around here. The good thing is that when they start to tailgate me, I can lose them on the hilly curves. A sedan can hang them at 60MPH whereas they have to drop to 40.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    The good thing is that when they start to tailgate me, I can lose them on the hilly curves. A sedan can hang them at 60MPH whereas they have to drop to 40.
     

    I use the much better technique of a good, quick application of the brakes.



  • @Kederaji said:

    @AbbydonKrafts said:

    Yet, these same people are the ones that yack on cellphones while barreling down the highway in their 3-ton, 14±MPG monster (usually a Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon).
    Not all people in a SUV are bad.  My parents always had them because we lived out in the boonies in MI, and a Chevy Suburban is the only vehicle that can go....

    Dashing through the snow,

    Down an unplowed two-track road,

    With five kids in tow,

    Bitching all the way.... and still manage to stay on the road the entire time.

     

    Well I only have a problem with having a Ford Expadition in the city (New York City) unless you go upstate alot.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @AbbydonKrafts said:

    The good thing is that when they start to tailgate me, I can lose them on the hilly curves. A sedan can hang them at 60MPH whereas they have to drop to 40.
     

    I use the much better technique of a good, quick application of the brakes.

    We had a full-size van that was set up for towing.  It had a little box under the steering wheel that you could use to control the brakes on the trailer.  A side effect of this was that pushing the brake slider on the box would turn on the brake lights on the van, even though the brakes weren't applied.  Worked great for tailgaters.



  •  Well, I just hope nobody is filtering your emails because, you never know.



  • @GalacticCowboy said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @AbbydonKrafts said:

    The good thing is that when they start to tailgate me, I can lose them on the hilly curves. A sedan can hang them at 60MPH whereas they have to drop to 40.
     

    I use the much better technique of a good, quick application of the brakes.

    We had a full-size van that was set up for towing.  It had a little box under the steering wheel that you could use to control the brakes on the trailer.  A side effect of this was that pushing the brake slider on the box would turn on the brake lights on the van, even though the brakes weren't applied.  Worked great for tailgaters.

     

    Every car should have that! I think if you apply little pressure to the break its still in the "dead zone" but lights go on, depends on the car I guess. If you hate tailgaters u should see my friend's boyfriend. He tailgates, zigzags, and hes driving an el-cheap-o run-down car so he don't care if it gets totaled, but I care if I get killed.I fear for my life every time I get close to that car...



  • @dlikhten said:

    Every car should have that! I think if you apply little pressure to the break its still in the "dead zone" but lights go on, depends on the car I guess. If you hate tailgaters u should see my friend's boyfriend. He tailgates, zigzags, and hes driving an el-cheap-o run-down car so he don't care if it gets totaled, but I care if I get killed.I fear for my life every time I get close to that car...

     



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I use the much better technique of a good, quick application of the brakes.

    I do that when I can. I typically reserve that to vehicles that won't run me over if they don't brake in time. I even brake-checked on the interstate one time. The person gave me no option (it wasn't like I could get over any further). Man.. did that about cause a pile-up. I saw cars swerve out from around the back of the guy. That was the only time I had to do that, though. I've brake-checked plenty on the local roads, though.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:
    I use the much better technique of a good, quick application of the brakes.

    I do that when I can. I typically reserve that to vehicles that won't run me over if they don't brake in time. I even brake-checked on the interstate one time. The person gave me no option (it wasn't like I could get over any further). Man.. did that about cause a pile-up. I saw cars swerve out from around the back of the guy. That was the only time I had to do that, though. I've brake-checked plenty on the local roads, though.

     

    I do that often when I feel that the guy behind me is being an ass. Recently I was in an accident where guy in front hit the breaks, so did I, we both stopped but the guy from behind was too close to stop at 65mph so rear-ended me. Its why I like to keep the foos on their toes! I pitty the foo who tail-gates!



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    I typically reserve that to vehicles that won't run me over if they don't brake in time.
     

    If they are going to plow into me from behind while tailgating, I would rather it happen when I am expecting it. Then again I have a big car with excellent safety ratings, so I am not concerned about the average SUV. No matter what, I will make sure it is undoubtedly their fault (easy to do when hit from the rear).

    People are funny like that. I have to assume the proximity of a tailgater is proportional to their intelligence. Surely I am not going to change my driving habits (btw I am not a slow mover by any means) to suit their tastes, and they are putting themselves in a very dangerous and liable situation. So whatever. I like to help the inevitable along.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I have to assume the proximity of a tailgater is proportional to their intelligence.

    QFT.  I'm already going 10-over AND with the flow of traffic, why should I go out of my way to stuff my car into a barely-large-enough gap - or speed up - just to indulge their John Andretti fantasies.  (Couldn't pick on Mario)



  • @GalacticCowboy said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I have to assume the proximity of a tailgater is proportional to their intelligence.

    QFT.  I'm already going 10-over AND with the flow of traffic, why should I go out of my way to stuff my car into a barely-large-enough gap - or speed up - just to indulge their John Andretti fantasies.  (Couldn't pick on Mario)

    QFT on both counts.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    If they are going to plow into me from behind while tailgating, I would rather it happen when I am expecting it. Then again I have a big car with excellent safety ratings, so I am not concerned about the average SUV. No matter what, I will make sure it is undoubtedly their fault (easy to do when hit from the rear).

    People are funny like that. I have to assume the proximity of a tailgater is proportional to their intelligence. Surely I am not going to change my driving habits (btw I am not a slow mover by any means) to suit their tastes, and they are putting themselves in a very dangerous and liable situation. So whatever. I like to help the inevitable along.

     <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>
    Simple question: Have you ever done this in the outer lane of a multi-lane high-speed freeway?



  • @Aaron said:

    Simple question: Have you ever done this in the outer lane of a multi-lane high-speed freeway?
     

    I typically don't give someone a brake test if there is anyone in back or to the sides of the moron tailgater. So it is typically on a one lane road.

    On a highway, there are lanes that you can switch into. If someone is crawling up my ass, it would be my responsibility to move over. Also, I wouldn't want anyone else to be hurt or involved in the accident, just because the tailgater is stupid.

    I can't say that everyone is mature enough to understand that kind of simple concept, but whatever.



  • @GalacticCowboy said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I have to assume the proximity of a tailgater is proportional to their intelligence.

    QFT.  I'm already going 10-over AND with the flow of traffic, why should I go out of my way to stuff my car into a barely-large-enough gap - or speed up - just to indulge their John Andretti fantasies.  (Couldn't pick on Mario)

     

    1) Yes never go against flow of traffic, safer to be 10-over than at speed limit if traffic is going 10-over.

    2) Sometimes its better to just let the asshole pass you, at least you won't get killed. I figure I will get there faster by NOT having a car accident. Thats the mentality I always have when driving.



  •  Holy crap we got off topic... From spam mail to driving tips... Ok whats next Pork Chops?



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    3-ton, 14±MPG monster (usually a Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon).
     

    I used to drive a '75 El Dorado with an 8-litre V8 that got better highway mileage than a Yukon.  It surprised me to hear how bad those things are. 



  • @dlikhten said:

     Holy crap we got off topic... From spam mail to driving tips... Ok whats next Pork Chops?

    <simpson type="Homer">mmmmmm.... pork chops</simpson> 



  • @arty said:

    with an 8-litre V8
     

    8.2L



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    On a highway, there are lanes that you can switch into. If someone is crawling up my ass, it would be my responsibility to move over. Also, I wouldn't want anyone else to be hurt or involved in the accident, just because the tailgater is stupid.

    I can't say that everyone is mature enough to understand that kind of simple concept, but whatever.

    No need to be defensive - it was, as I stated, a simple question.

    I've been tailgated too, in a foot of snow, with snow tires on and traction control already kicking in.  Some people are just clueless.

    On the other hand, I have seen people give "brake tests" at entirely inappropriate times - most often in the outer lane and/or going 20 kph below the speed limit.  Even on a one-lane road, if the traffic is light and you need to go below the speed limit for some reason, the polite thing to do is pull onto the shoulder for a few seconds and let people pass.  Assuming there is a shoulder of course.

    If you believe that braking in order to slow a tailgater down will be safer for everybody - and oftentimes it will - then by all means do it.  Just keep in mind that the result of a bad decision in heavy traffic might be worse than simply getting rear-ended; it could cause a major pile-up, or at the very least, cause a ripple effect and screw up the traffic going back several miles.  And in a pile-up situation, you could be held at fault if enough people saw you hit the brakes for no logical reason ("logical" being an obstruction in front of you).  Not likely, but not impossible either.

    I'm just sayin', don't do it indiscriminately - and if you already know that and you already don't, then great, nothing to worry about.



  • @Aaron said:

    No need to be defensive - it was, as I stated, a simple question.
     

    There was no defensiveness there, it wasn't directed at you, nor did it apply to your question.

    @Aaron said:

    Even on a one-lane road, if the traffic is light and you need to go below the speed limit for some reason, the polite thing to do is pull onto the shoulder for a few seconds and let people pass.  Assuming there is a shoulder of course.

    I would agree, except I don't think I have ever gone below the speed limit. However, this would be my likely choice if I was, provided the person behind me did not rush up and start tailgating me. If the person wants to be a prick about it, I would slow down and let him suffer. Being polite can get you a lot further than being a tailgating prick.

     @Aaron said:

    I'm just sayin', don't do it indiscriminately - and if you already know that and you already don't, then great, nothing to worry about.

    I would hope no one would actually need that kind of an education, but given the things I see on the road everyday, you might be right to say it.

    I am careful to cause maximum damage/terror to the tailgater, with minimal collateral damage.

    @Aaron said:

    And in a pile-up situation, you could be held at fault if enough people saw you hit the brakes for no logical reason ("logical" being an obstruction in front of you).  Not likely, but not impossible either.

    You would actually be surprised. In my experience, it is reaaaaaally hard for a tailgater to use that as an excuse. You are not allowed to 'obstruct' traffic, but at the same time you are automatically at fault if you are following so closely that you cannot stop at whatever speed you are at. I have seen people get tickets for the brake check, but I have never known someone to be 'at fault'.

     



  • @GalacticCowboy said:

    QFT.  I'm already going 10-over AND with the flow of traffic, why should I go out of my way to stuff my car into a barely-large-enough gap - or speed up - just to indulge their John Andretti fantasies.  (Couldn't pick on Mario)

    I don't drive much, but when I do and this happens to me I do the exact opposite. The closer they get the more I decelerate. If they protest, I'll slow down even more.

    They'll either get fed up and overturn me or get the point. In any case, they will go slower; and reduce the risk of not breaking in time in case I do.



  • For emphasis: I decelarete (slow down), I don't break suddenly.

    Also, if I'm at a light that goes green, I'll gain speed [sorry, my English isn't better than this] slower. 



  • @Zecc said:

    Update: after sending back an email asking "does anyone else notice how ridiculous this is?" (with that text highlighted in red), someone answered "what? the squares?" (supposingly referring to the attachment).

    UPDATE [omgbackontopicalsotriplepostwoooimokijustneedtogotakesomecoffeeandillbealright] :

    Ok, so after clarifying to this person that what I meant as ridiculous was the fact that none of those people had deleted those addresses, I got back the question "how do I delete the addresses from an email message, please?"

    So I've iluminated that someone on the use of: 1) the Backspace key; 2) BCC

    So I might have contributed to a slightly better world.


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