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Best Way To Archive Emails For Later Searching?

An anonymous reader writes “I have kept every email I have ever sent or received since 1990, with the exception of junk mail (though I kept a lot of that as well). I have migrated my emails faithfully from Unix mail, to Eudora, to Outlook, to Thunderbird and Entourage, though I have left much of the older stuff in Outlook PST files. To make my life easier I would now like to merge all the emails back into a single searchable archive — just because Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Hartson interested in Wales job

    Ex-Wales striker John Hartson will be interested in the Wales job if boss John Toshack quits.

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  • The State of Household Robots

    paulelaguna writes “The dream of owning a household robot is starting to become reality, particularly for people in Japan. There are robots to help you do the dishes, move furniture, and even robotic wheelchairs to help you get around. Really, the only question that remains for us is when do we move?”

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  • Mascarenhas Twitter rant probed

    England cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas is investigated by the ECB for his Twitter rant against chairman of selectors Geoff Miller.

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  • Hargreaves fails to make Euro cut

    Injury-hit midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been left out of Manchester United’s Champions League squad.

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  • crimeandpunishment writes “Does the battle over the Blackberry ban in the United Arab Emirates have its roots in a spy story? Dubai’s police chief says concern over espionage (specifically, by the US and Israel) led to the decision to limit BlackBerry services. The UAE says it will block BlackBerry email, messaging, and web services on October 11th unless it gets access to encrypted data. Comments by Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim are often seen as reflecting Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Winnie-the-Pooh Parodied In Wookie-the-Chew

    pickens writes “Erik Hayden writes in the Atlantic that children will see endearing portraits of Chewbacca rendered in the style of “Winnie-the-Pooh” in the book of drawings “Wookie the Chew,” a tribute to the combined genius of George Lucas, A.A.Milne and E.H.Sheppard, by artist James Hance released on September 1st. Samples from the book are available at Hance’s web site. Hance bases his right to parody Winnie-the-Pooh on Fair Use as parody under Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Toshack fumes at Collins injury

    Wales boss John Toshack criticises a challenge on James Collins in their loss to Montenegro that left the player needing hospital treatment for a facial injury.

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  • McCarthy-Scarsbrook joins Saints

    St Helens sign Harlequins prop Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook on a four-year deal that will start next season.

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  • New German Government ID Hacked By CCC

    wiedzmin writes “Public broadcaster ARD’s show ‘Plusminus’ teamed up with the known hacker organization ‘Chaos Computer Club’ (CCC) to find out how secure the controversial new radio-frequency (RFID) chips were. The report shows how they used the basic new home scanners that will go along with the cards (for use with home computers to process the personal data for official government business) to demonstrate that scammers would have few problems extracting Read the rest of this entry »




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