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I have decided that my opinions don’t matter much in the scheme of
things on our war with Iraq. I’m not going to say much else about it,
other than to link to pieces that say what I think but in ways better
than I could. Here is Robert Wright in Slate suggesting what might be
long term consequences of
the Iraqi war
, which I found in PNH’s Electrolite.

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I have done a little more work with SpamAssassin rules. I got a
flurry of obvious spam that was getting through all my stuff with very
negative (ie, non-spam) scores. What they were doing was adding in
Pine headers, Outlook headers, Mozilla headers, etc. All of those
things have negative scores in SA, so it triggered a lot of the “I am
not spam” rules, in fact so low that it was auto-learned as nonspam by
the Bayesian filters. I found a reference to rules that fix that and
added them in to my local rules file. For the record for you SA users,
here is what I did:

meta TOO_MANY_UA        ((USER_AGENT_MOZILLA_UA + USER_AGENT_PINE +
                          USER_AGENT_KMAIL + USER_AGENT_VM + USER_AGENT_MACOE + 
                          USER_AGENT_GNUS_XM) > 1)
describe TOO_MANY_UA    Doesn't make sense to have more than one UA
score TOO_MANY_UA       18

meta TOO_MANY_UA2 ((USER_AGENT_MOZILLA_UA + USER_AGENT_PINE + USER_AGENT_KMAIL + USER_AGENT_VM + USER_AGENT_MACOE + USER_AGENT_GNUS_XM) > 2) describe TOO_MANY_UA2 Way too many user agents score TOO_MANY_UA2 40

meta TOO_MANY_UA3 (TOO_MANY_UA && REFERENCES) describe TOO_MANY_UA3 Lots of user agents with references score TOO_MANY_UA3 12

meta TOO_MANY_UA4 (TOO_MANY_UA && IN_REP_TO) describe TOO_MANY_UA4 Lots of user agents with a "reply to" score TOO_MANY_UA4 12

Running some of this spam back through gives nice high spammy scores,
so this seems to fix the issue. The spammer world is an ongoing arms race.

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I really feel depressed, angry, sad and generally upset and hinky. At
points I feel like crying, at other I feel like smacking people upside
the head with aluminum baseball bats. That’s how it goes when in a
very short time your dad dies, your country rushes headlong into an
unavoidable war, you decide you hate your job and aren’t so happy
about where you live. Bad days. They’ll get better, but they suck today