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Please take 5-10 minutes to help me on my thesis questionnaire and get the report

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Hi All,

(First my apologies for this kind of "spam" message. But for my thesis
this will be my once in a lifetime spam moment... )

At the moment I have to graduate for my master in Business Information
Management and need to do a survey for my thesis. The thesis is about
Web vs. Desktop based applications and the differences perceived by
the user. So not from the management/technology point of view but from
the end-user. I focus now on Desktop vs. Webmail and need a whole lot
of respondents to get some usable statistics.

Everyone who uses email (Outlook/Gmail/Thunderbird/Yahoo, etc!) is a
valid respodent for this thesis.

Therefore I would really appreciate it if you would take the time to
complete my questionnaire (available in Dutch and English) and (maybe
even) forward it to some of your colleagues, friends and family!

It's 50 closed and 3 open questions, so it shouldn't take more than 5
minutes.

You find it at: http://www.amteam.nl/thesis

And of course everyone who submits his or her email address will get
the final report, which can be very interesting for application
developers.

Thanks a lot!
Gab

Jun 18 '07 #1
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Gabriel <ga********@gmail.comwrites:
(First my apologies for this kind of "spam" message. But for my thesis
this will be my once in a lifetime spam moment... )
[snip]

You know, most people manage to go through their entire lives without
spamming even once. Don't expect anybody to be impressed by your
restraint.

--
Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) ks***@mib.org <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
San Diego Supercomputer Center <* <http://users.sdsc.edu/~kst>
"We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this."
-- Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, "Yes Minister"
Jun 18 '07 #2

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>(First my apologies for this kind of "spam" message. But for my thesis
>this will be my once in a lifetime spam moment... )
If you have to apologize, you know it's wrong, and you deserve
Eternal Damnation for it. May you be cursed with an eternity of
fflush(void main)!
>At the moment I have to graduate for my master in Business Information
Management
No, you do not have to graduate. Or breathe either. Spammers
should be discouraged from doing either.
>and need to do a survey for my thesis. The thesis is about
Web vs. Desktop based applications and the differences perceived by
the user.
This newsgroup is about C, which works on the desktop but doesn't
have any standard interface to a web server. Do you think that
might bias the results any?
>So not from the management/technology point of view but from
the end-user. I focus now on Desktop vs. Webmail and need a whole lot
of respondents to get some usable statistics.
*USABLE* statistics? Ok, how many things are fatally wrong with
the design of this survey:

1) Self-selected sample.
2) You're biasing the sample by the selection of the group to SPAM and
by USENET readers in general.
3) Since there's no real identity on the web, you can't have a usable
way to protect against the equivalent of ballot-box-stuffing.
Homework: fill out 7 more flaws in the design of the survey.
>Everyone who uses email (Outlook/Gmail/Thunderbird/Yahoo, etc!) is a
valid respodent for this thesis.
You seem more like a valid respondent in a divorce suit.
>You find it at: http://www.spam.spam/spam

And of course everyone who submits his or her email address will get
UNLIMITED *SPAM*!!!

Jun 18 '07 #3

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On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:21:14 -0000, go***********@burditt.org (Gordon
Burditt) wrote:
>>(First my apologies for this kind of "spam" message. But for my thesis
this will be my once in a lifetime spam moment... )

If you have to apologize, you know it's wrong, and you deserve
Eternal Damnation for it. May you be cursed with an eternity of
fflush(void main)!
One of my pet peeves is parents who teach their children to say
they're sorry, rather than teaching them not to do the things they're
sorry for <g>.

--
Al Balmer
Sun City, AZ
Jun 18 '07 #4

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Gabriel wrote:
Hi All,

(First my apologies for this kind of "spam" message. But for my thesis
this will be my once in a lifetime spam moment... )

At the moment I have to graduate for my master in Business Information
Management and need to do a survey for my thesis. The thesis is about
snip
Therefore I would really appreciate it if you would take the time to
complete my questionnaire

NO! (and yes i was shouting.)
Jun 19 '07 #5

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Gabriel <ga********@gmail.comwrote:
Therefore I would really appreciate it if you would take the time to
complete my questionnaire (available in Dutch and English) and (maybe
even) forward it to some of your colleagues, friends and family!
Doe me een lol en vertel me aan welke HEAO je "studeert", dan weet ik
voortaan welke "bedrijfskundigen" de ballen verstand van statistiek
hebben.

Richard
Jun 19 '07 #6

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Gabriel wrote:
>
.... snip ...
>
And of course everyone who submits his or her email address
will get the final report, which can be very interesting for
application developers.
That makes three groups this spam has appeared on, without the
slightest sign of a cross-post or proper follow-up setting. If the
user wants the co-operation of Usenet users, he might well first
learn to use Usenet properly.

--
<http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.txt>
<http://www.securityfocus.com/columni...ozilla-Status:
0009net.com/editor/edit043.html>
cbfalconer at maineline dot net
--
Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com

Jun 19 '07 #7

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On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:16:29 -0400, CBFalconer wrote:
That makes three groups this spam has appeared on, without the
slightest sign of a cross-post or proper follow-up setting. If the
user wants the co-operation of Usenet users, he might well first
learn to use Usenet properly.
Har! So says the moron with the 9-line signature block. Who will take
you seriously when you can't configure your own shit properly, and yet
continually lecture others?

Bugger off and stop posting, dimwit.

--
"Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".

Jun 19 '07 #8

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On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 17:39:53 -0500, Dan C
<yo*************@lan.invalidwrote:
>On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:16:29 -0400, CBFalconer wrote:
>That makes three groups this spam has appeared on, without the
slightest sign of a cross-post or proper follow-up setting. If the
user wants the co-operation of Usenet users, he might well first
learn to use Usenet properly.

Har! So says the moron with the 9-line signature block. Who will take
you seriously when you can't configure your own shit properly, and yet
continually lecture others?

Bugger off and stop posting, dimwit.
Chuck has a stalker.

--
Al Balmer
Sun City, AZ
Jun 20 '07 #9

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Al Balmer said:
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 17:39:53 -0500, Dan C
<yo*************@lan.invalidwrote:
>>On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:16:29 -0400, CBFalconer wrote:
>>That makes three groups this spam has appeared on, without the
slightest sign of a cross-post or proper follow-up setting. If the
user wants the co-operation of Usenet users, he might well first
learn to use Usenet properly.

Har! So says the moron with the 9-line signature block. Who will
take you seriously when you can't configure your own shit properly,
and yet continually lecture others?

Bugger off and stop posting, dimwit.

Chuck has a stalker.
...but a stalker with a point. (I'm not condoning stalking, of course.)
Whilst Chuck has now reduced /his/ part of the sig to the conventional
four-liner, and that is a very welcome change, nevertheless he's still
using a broken news server that (quite wrongly) nails extra stuff onto
the article. It's unlikely he'll be able to fix this without switching
to a different news provider.

--
Richard Heathfield
"Usenet is a strange place" - dmr 29/7/1999
http://www.cpax.org.uk
email: rjh at the above domain, - www.
Jun 20 '07 #10

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In article <U_******************************@bt.com>,
Richard Heathfield <rj*@see.sig.invalidwrote:
....
>..but a stalker with a point. (I'm not condoning stalking, of course.)
Whilst Chuck has now reduced /his/ part of the sig to the conventional
four-liner, and that is a very welcome change, nevertheless he's still
using a broken news server that (quite wrongly) nails extra stuff onto
the article. It's unlikely he'll be able to fix this without switching
to a different news provider.
And this has been ... another whacky episode of:

"CLC regulars - eating their own!"

Jun 20 '07 #11

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On Jun 20, 6:24 pm, Richard Heathfield <r...@see.sig.invalidwrote:
Whilst Chuck has now reduced /his/ part of the sig to the conventional
four-liner, and that is a very welcome change, nevertheless he's still
using a broken news server that (quite wrongly) nails extra stuff onto
the article. It's unlikely he'll be able to fix this without switching
to a different news provider.
Knowing this, he should reduce the part of the sig
he provides, so that the total doesn't exceed four
lines.
Jun 20 '07 #12

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On Jun 20, 9:15 am, Old Wolf <oldw...@inspire.net.nzwrote:
On Jun 20, 6:24 pm, Richard Heathfield <r...@see.sig.invalidwrote:
Whilst Chuck has now reduced /his/ part of the sig to the conventional
four-liner, and that is a very welcome change, nevertheless he's still
using a broken news server that (quite wrongly) nails extra stuff onto
the article. It's unlikely he'll be able to fix this without switching
to a different news provider.

Knowing this, he should reduce the part of the sig
he provides, so that the total doesn't exceed four
lines.
Not to mention, it's hard to take someone seriously when all of their
posts end with the equivalent of "MICRO$OFT SUCKS LOL!!! I HAVE PROOF!
JUST CLICK THESE LINKS TO SEE!!!"

Seriously, that stuff got tiring about 7 years ago.

Jun 20 '07 #13

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On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 17:39:53 -0500, in comp.lang.c , Dan C
<yo*************@lan.invalidwrote:
>On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:16:29 -0400, CBFalconer wrote:
>That makes three groups this spam has appeared on, without the
(snippage)
>Bugger off and stop posting, dimwit.
Welcome to my killfile.
--
Mark McIntyre

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it."
--Brian Kernighan
Jun 20 '07 #14

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On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:31:37 -0700, in comp.lang.c , jj*****@yahoo.com
wrote:
>Not to mention, it's hard to take someone seriously when all of their
posts end with the equivalent of "MICRO$OFT SUCKS LOL!!! I HAVE PROOF!
JUST CLICK THESE LINKS TO SEE!!!"
CBF is a maintainer of a cpm archive, so show some respect...
and anyway, whats wrong with pointing out that Vista sucks?
--
Mark McIntyre

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it."
--Brian Kernighan
Jun 20 '07 #15

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jj*****@yahoo.com wrote:
Old Wolf <oldw...@inspire.net.nzwrote:
>Richard Heathfield <r...@see.sig.invalidwrote:
>>Whilst Chuck has now reduced /his/ part of the sig to the
conventional four-liner, and that is a very welcome change,
nevertheless he's still using a broken news server that (quite
wrongly) nails extra stuff onto the article. It's unlikely
he'll be able to fix this without switching to a different
news provider.

Knowing this, he should reduce the part of the sig he provides,
so that the total doesn't exceed four lines.

Not to mention, it's hard to take someone seriously when all of
their posts end with the equivalent of "MICRO$OFT SUCKS LOL!!!
I HAVE PROOF! JUST CLICK THESE LINKS TO SEE!!!"

Seriously, that stuff got tiring about 7 years ago.
Vista wasn't available 7 years ago. Neither was that ugly EULA.
The purpose of the sig. is to warn the world. There is no law
requiring you to read each instance.

--
<http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.txt>
<http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/423>
<http://www.aaxnet.com/editor/edit043.html>
cbfalconer at maineline dot net

--
Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com

Jun 21 '07 #16

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Mark McIntyre wrote:
Dan C <yo*************@lan.invalidwrote:
>CBFalconer wrote:
>>That makes three groups this spam has appeared on, without the

(snippage)
>Bugger off and stop posting, dimwit.

Welcome to my killfile.
Pointless. That troll normally appears in Linux groups, not here.

--
<http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.txt>
<http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/423>
<http://www.aaxnet.com/editor/edit043.html>
cbfalconer at maineline dot net

--
Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com

Jun 21 '07 #17

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On 20 Jun, 23:50, Mark McIntyre <markmcint...@spamcop.netwrote:
CBF is a maintainer of a cpm archive, so show some respect...
and anyway, whats wrong with pointing out that Vista sucks?
OT() {
What's a cpm archive ?
}

Jun 21 '07 #18

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On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:15:36 -0700, in comp.lang.c , Spiros Bousbouras
<sp****@gmail.comwrote:
>On 20 Jun, 23:50, Mark McIntyre <markmcint...@spamcop.netwrote:
>CBF is a maintainer of a cpm archive, so show some respect...
and anyway, whats wrong with pointing out that Vista sucks?

OT() {
What's a cpm archive ?
}
Yikes!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CP/M

I cut my teeth on an RML-380Z. *sigh*.

--
Mark McIntyre

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it."
--Brian Kernighan
Jun 21 '07 #19

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On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:14:12 -0400, in comp.lang.c , CBFalconer
<cb********@yahoo.comwrote:
>Mark McIntyre wrote:
>Dan C <yo*************@lan.invalidwrote:
>>CBFalconer wrote:

That makes three groups this spam has appeared on, without the

(snippage)
>>Bugger off and stop posting, dimwit.

Welcome to my killfile.

Pointless. That troll normally appears in Linux groups, not here.
Then I won't have to listen to him over there either... :-)
--
Mark McIntyre

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it."
--Brian Kernighan
Jun 21 '07 #20

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