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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Aug-03

Scams aimed at users of PayPal and other sites — More details on the PayPal scam spam, along with some complaints about how PayPal and eBay deal with reports. (9 messages)

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Text snippets while away from home — Everyone seems to be interested in keeping interesting snippets of text, but what do you do if you’re away from home? Solutions here. (4 messages)

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Comments on VXA-2 — Adam switched from the Exabyte VXA-1 tape drive to a FireVue-based hard drive backup strategy, but a reader is curious if anyone has tried Exabyte’s VXA-2 tape drives. (1 message)

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Apple’s share of the PC market — Every press article likes to point out that Apple has only 3 to 5 percent of the overall market, but does that matter at all? Some say yes, but others think it’s a bogus statistic. (14 messages)

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Serious data archiving — We don’t pretend that a hard drive-based backup strategy is appropriate for serious data archiving, so what is? (3 messages)

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Building a better challenge-response system — Challenge-response systems for reducing spam aren’t inherently evil, it’s just that most have significant problems. What’s necessary to build a better one? (4 messages)

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International power adapters — What do you need if you’re going to travel around the world with your PowerBook or iBook? Read this thread for the answers. (7 messages)

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Complaints about the 17" PowerBook — After Michael Shappe’s review, there had to be some complaints, but we were expecting more than one. (3 messages)

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