Alright you primitive screwheads, LISTEN UP!!

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue May 17 05:26:45 PDT 2005

Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 05:58:04PM -0400, Chuck Swiger wrote:
>> This smells like a "joe job", a forged posting intended as flamebait.
> That was my first impression but if it's a forgery, it's much better
> than the run-of-the-mill forgeries around:  All the headers tally and
> suggest it was posted from hub - which means that it's either genuine
> or an inside job.

Oh, it was a fine rant, either way-- a first-class job, even.  :-)

I wasn't motivated enough to compare the headers versus other postings, or to 
check whether the IP that claimed to be "" actually is-- if you 
control reverse DNS for some netblock, you can make any box claim to be a 
certain hostname.

> [I also get called by my surname but haven't quite reached the level of
>  aggravation suggested by the initial posting].

Seriously, if you received a message saying "Dear Jeremy", would you:

(a) not really care,
(b) be annoyed, and tell the guy, "call me Ishmael", or some such [1], or
(c) cross-post flamebait between freebsd-current and -stable...?


[1]: "Who are you?"  "No one of consequence..."

Sorry, I'm too sober to remember any AoD quotes, and my RealJob(tm) has a rule 
that says that we shouldn't drink before lunch.

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