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'Computer Syntax (was Re: Quoting URLs in postings '
1997\05\18@160706 by Martin McCormick

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       If I am quoting a UNIX command or giving a Email address which
happens to end up at the end of a sentence, I put a space between the end of
the command and a period.  This isn't exactly by the rules, but it should
get the idea across.  Example follows:

       Tired of those ads on the list?  Well, telnet to cyberpromo.com .
Somehow, get the root password.  Log in as root and type  rm -r * .  This
should clear up the interference for a while.  Don't forget to go to
Washington, D.C. and collect your Metal of Honor while you pose for the
statue of you that will surely be erected in a prominent place.

Martin McCormick

1997\05\19@000307 by Mike Smith

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> From: Martin McCormick <spam_OUTmartinTakeThisOuTspamDC.CIS.OKSTATE.EDU>
> To: .....PICLISTKILLspamspam@spam@MITVMA.MIT.EDU
> Subject: Computer Syntax (was Re: Quoting URLs in postings )
> Date: Monday, 19 May 1997 05:25
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>         If I am quoting a UNIX command or giving a Email address which
> happens to end up at the end of a sentence, I put a space between the end
of
> the command and a period.  This isn't exactly by the rules, but it should
> get the idea across.  Example follows:
>
>         Tired of those ads on the list?  Well, telnet to cyberpromo.com .
> Somehow, get the root password.  Log in as root and type  rm -r * .  This
> should clear up the interference for a while.  Don't forget to go to
> Washington, D.C. and collect your Metal of Honor while you pose for the
> statue of you that will surely be erected in a prominent place.
>
A nice sentiment, given the current crop of spam.  I feel sure the
prospective hacker (true sense of word) would get thanks from around the
world.

BTW,  - Metal of Honor ?  not Medal ?  (I'll leave the spelling of honour -
its a mixed point) <g>

MikeS
<mikesmith_ozspamKILLspamrelaymail.net>

PS Yes, we've reached that stage in the off-topic threads postings - the
correction of grammar, syntax, and spelling.  The next one will probably be
a warning that advocating this action amounts to denial of service, an
offence in some parts of the world...  Well, I've saved all that :)

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