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    Talking We have a birthday.

    SPAM is ten years old today.

    Ten years ago today, spam as we know it was born. On 5 March 1994, a message was posted to some Usenet newsgroups by a law firm called Canter and Siegel, advertising their services for the U.S. Green Card lottery. It sounds mild enough today, but at the time that move and its follow-ups provoked increasing outrage across the Net. Many were appalled that "netiquette" - the unspoken rules that hitherto had maintained order in cyberspace - had been breached, sensing perhaps that things would never be the same again.
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    OK, who brought the cake.

    Cheers:
    DjM

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    I brought a spam filter. Happy birthday. muahahahhaha

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    I ate spam today, and it looked better on the way out.

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    Kind of ironic when you think about it, SPAM was started by a law firm and now law firms are getting rich defending and prosecuting spammers.

    Cheers:
    DjM

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