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WarMage
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 06-08-2004 08:23

Forget bayesian spam filters, it doesn't even compare.

I installed KMail a couple of days ago, and have been using it as my default email client since then. I was writing an email and I pressed send and I got a warning

quote:
The message you composed seems to refer to an attached file but you have not attached anything, would you like to attach a file now?



In the message I had written

quote:
I have attached my first draft.



The program must have parsed the email, come across this line and said "Maybe there should be an attachment and warned me." I felt that this must be one of the best features that any email program has implimented. It saved me from feeling stupid that I didn't attach the file and having to resend the file in a different email, something I have done numerous time.

I was so wowed by this that I had to come post and let everyone know about it. That is all, continue doing whatever it was you were doing.

At0mic_PC
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Columbia MS USA
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 06-08-2004 13:23

lol

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. --Groucho Marx

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 06-08-2004 15:31

well, i havent heard of any other program that does this. very nice indeed.

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Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-08-2004 15:49

It is very common to forget attachments. I see people do that all the time. That's a pretty cool feature alright

I can just see this idea taken a few steps further and imagine some pretty funny scenarios much like those Microsoft butterfly commercials. You know, you're about to send a really angry message to your brother or something and the client asks whether it might not be prudent to sleep on it before hitting reply for the sake of family harmony or some such thing LOL

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Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 06-08-2004 17:19

Hey! that's not a bad idea actually

WarMage
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 06-08-2004 20:50

I am writing up a bug report for an angry email warning!

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 06-08-2004 22:55

That puts me in mind of the following, sent to me in the ramblings of a friend who, on this particular day, had not very much going on at work (I posted this once before, but couldn't find the thread... so at risk of being redundant, here it is again...):

quote:
Personal computers won't be worth anything until they can sense pain.
The killer app of now? A PC that goes all Luka On The Second Floor when you
lose data for the nth time and let your Ike Turner parts drive the
spleen-bus.
There's nothing worse than finally losing your Zen, beating on your
tormentor until you're bruised, and having it just sit there, doing nothing
but costing you money. I can train a panda, midget, or English person to do
absolutely anything in about an hour with a simple hammer, but not the
computer that I depend on? It's not right.
They could at least make an exterior that gets bruises rather than dents.
Now that I think it over, this is an absolutely gold marketing scheme.
Listen to me computer retailers, because sales have been stagnant for a
while now, and you need my help. Abuse is a nice predictable behavioral
cycle that you can bank on. All you have to do is make a "whimper app" part
of the standard shipping package. Call it Lukabot 9 Billion or something.
Luka runs invisibly in the background, waiting. The customer, using Windows,
will invariably lose terabytes of precious data, and along with it, all
control. He will then hit the computer, and it's here that the Lukabot 9
Billion swings into action, crying and beging the user to not "get like he
gets". Nuance is important, now; the first few hits should produce shocked
cries, after that, just an animation of a sort of "resigned to my fate"
cartoon lip that quivers and takes the rest of the user's abuse stoically.
This will play into the guilt factor later, it shouldn't be skipped.
Here's the Marketing Gold, now, pay attention :
After the rage subsides, every abuser feels guilty, and wants only to make
nice again. That's the money pit : you sell endless mouse pads, cables,
wrist guards, keyboards... any vanity item, really, at an inflated cost,
marketed specially as "Amendsware."
Naturally, I'm speaking to Windows retailers here.
You smug Apple fucks may continue to peddle that All The Expense of
Capitalism, All the Choice Of Communisim vibe you've got going, it seems to
work for you.


It still makes me chuckle...

trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 06-09-2004 10:49

I don't know whether I like the idea of my e-mail client reading my personal e-mails !! ... erm ... oops ...


Bug-free software only exisits in two places
In programmer's mind and on a salesman's lips

Iron Wallaby
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 06-09-2004 15:28

OH NO! THE COMPUTER WILL PARSE ALL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION!



"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

White Hawk
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 06-09-2004 20:47

Bodhi,

quote:
...Apple fucks may continue to peddle that All The Expense of
Capitalism, All the Choice Of Communisim vibe you've got going...



That's got to be one of the funniest things I've ever read!

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