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2009/9/10-15 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:53353 Activity:nil
9/9     What should outbound mail server be when reading mail from soda
        with IMAP? Is there a FAQ?
        \_ It's <DEAD>mail.csua.berkeley.edu<DEAD> (same as for incoming mail).
           \_ "The message could not be sent because connecting to SMTP
               server <DEAD>mail.csua.berkeley.edu<DEAD> failed. The server may
               be unavailable or is refusing SMTP connections."
               I tried TLS, SSL, and plain old SMTP.
               \_ Are you using port 587?  Port 25 won't work.
                  \_ No, I was not using 587. Now I am and I get the same
                     error.
2009/9/10-21 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/SW/Security] UID:53354 Activity:low
9/10    Is there a web site out there that I can put in a URL and it
        comes back with an estimated monthly traffic, for free? I tried
        going to Comscore but I can't find it.
        \_ <DEAD>www.google.com/adplanner/planning/site_details#siteDetails?identifier=cnn.com&geo=US&trait_type=1&lp=false<DEAD>
           \_ check the differences between:
              http://gop.com and http://democrats.org
        \_ Do you know about Alexa?
           \_ Alexa charges an arm and a leg for detailed data. Fuck that
              \_ It is the best free summary stats I have found. Let me know
                 if you find something better (that is free).
                 \_ Yes. Google Ad Planner is free and BETTER. Check
                    it out and let me know what you think.
                    \_ Alexa is free, too, for basic info. The Google stuff
                       looks interesting, but its UU info for where I work
                       (CNET) is way off. Look at the daily unique user count
                       and the monthy numbers. There is no way for this to
                       add up.
        \_ http://www.quantcast.com or http://www.compete.com
2009/9/10-21 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:53355 Activity:nil
9/10    The Case for Postal-Style Healthcare (usnews.com):
        http://www.csua.org/u/p10
        Maybe USPS is not *that* bad.
2009/9/10-21 [Politics/Domestic/President, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:53356 Activity:nil
9/10    "4 Conundrums That Impede Healthcare Reform"
        http://www.csua.org/u/p11 (news.yahoo.com)
2009/9/10-15 [Computer/SW/Database] UID:53357 Activity:moderate
9/9     Larry Ellison is a bigger idiot than I thought:
        http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/10/oracle-to-sun-customers-and-ibm-were-in-it-to-win-it
        \_ My company's customers are insurance companies. Non-tech corporates don't
           trust open source. Why risk it. They have tons at stake and are willing
           to spend for solid products, support, and consultants who don't have long
           hair. They're being raped by IBM mainframes for millions. An optimized
           database server with Oracle + Sparc in the $100k's will do very well.
        \_ My company's customers are insurance companies. Non-tech corporates
           don't trust open source. Why risk it. They have tons at stake and
           are willing to spend for solid products, support, and consultants
           who don't have long hair. They're being raped by IBM mainframes for
           millions. An optimized database server with Oracle + Sparc in the
           $100k's will do very well.
           \_ Sun lost a lot of money competing in this space. What will
              Oracle do differently?
              \_ Fire people and size it right.
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