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post #7201 of 14073
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Why do people even still bother with stuff like that?

Is it just for the intimidation factor? If you address an email to me, I'm going to read it, and I am probably going to be too lazy to delete it (at best, it gets a gmail "archive"). AFAIK that disclaimer can't possibly convey any sort of legal obligation for me to obey it.

Not for you to obey it, but it's to protect the sender. For example, if I am offering legal advice to my client and the email inadvertently goes to you I can't force you to delete it, but you could be prohibited from testifying about the contents at trial as it's attorney-client privileged info, and even though it was disclosed to you if the disclosure was accidental then the privilege might still apply. The notice isn't determinative here, but just another layer of protection.

Also mine includes a line about asking to notify me if the recipient received the email in error so I do not make the same mistake again. A nice person would email me back "hey jackass, you sent the email to the wrong person."

I've never sent an email to the wrong person so it's a lot of nothing about nothing.
post #7202 of 14073
ok, I get it now. I actaully preferred not knowing.





one time, somebody who works in HR (go figure) sent a super confidential email to a gomestar in another department. It was bad.
post #7203 of 14073
Everyone in my office is required to have that disclaimer in their signature. Legal reasons.
post #7204 of 14073

The level of paperwork demanded by every bureaucracy demanded by every foreign country I spend time in. Does anyone actually read any of this shit?

post #7205 of 14073
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Originally Posted by Liam O View Post

The level of paperwork demanded by every bureaucracy demanded by every foreign country I spend time in. Does anyone actually read any of this shit?

Well it has gotten slightly better over the years, they used to ask all the way back to where I went for elementary school when I apply for F-1/H1B
post #7206 of 14073

Hm. They just wanted my biometric measurements, all holdings in all currencies (accounts and investments) everywhere I'd lived in the last ten years and a bunch of other shit... for a student visa.

 

Iceland was far more intrusive, other than not measuring the distance between my ear hole and eye hole.

post #7207 of 14073
DVD collections: Why?
post #7208 of 14073
I don't get why people like to listen to the audio from 911 calls. I remember when William Shatner's wife drowned and the media played his 911 call. It seems really indecent to want to listen in on the very worst moments of a person's life. (Reminded of this because I saw a CNN headline concerning the 911 call about the gunman in Georgia.)
post #7209 of 14073
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I don't get why people like to listen to the audio from 911 calls. I remember when William Shatner's wife drowned and the media played his 911 call. It seems really indecent to want to listen in on the very worst moments of a person's life. (Reminded of this because I saw a CNN headline concerning the 911 call about the gunman in Georgia.)

It can be interesting in some murder case studies to make a psychological assess of the caller reporting the crime...

The line between voyeurism and valuable inside information is quite thin..
post #7210 of 14073
Wouldn't that be defined by the aim of your listening? The investigating officer gets insight, the regular joe seeing it on the news just gets a voyeristic kick.
post #7211 of 14073
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Wouldn't that be defined by the aim of your listening? The investigating officer gets insight, the regular joe seeing it on the news just gets a voyeristic kick.

I'm a criminal forensic buff and I do find interesting in a murder case to listen to the 911 especially in the case the caller is always a suspect to start with...

In the case of dramatic episodes ,accidents ,etc, I do not see the point listening to people personal tragedies...
post #7212 of 14073
I don't get people who don't pay attention when they are driving. I'm not talking about getting distracted or temporary lapses in concentration - people willfully ignore danger staring them in the face. And being in control of something that's hurtling you across the earth at 80 mph is kind of a big deal.

This morning, I was following two cars and saw that they were both heading towards some aluminum siding/gutters that were in the middle of the highway (I don't get why that was in the highway but that's another rant).

This was a big piece of evil looking aluminum in plain sight in broad daylight. I was two cars behind and I saw it in enough time to slow down and switch over to the farthest lane. Yet, the lead car blithely keeps going and smashes into it head-on. I couldn't see if he wrecked his car but aluminum went flying everywhere. Moron probably thought he was driving an Abrams and could just run right over it.

Man, I would have been pissed if I was close enough to get hit by flying debris though.
post #7213 of 14073
Fuckin idiot.
post #7214 of 14073
I remember when I was young there was this plastic bag in the middle of the road clearly staying put because there was something in it weighing it down. I said to my dad, "run over that bag!" He's like don't be fucking stupid, there could be a huge rock in in and make us crash!
post #7215 of 14073
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I don't get people who don't pay attention when they are driving. I'm not talking about getting distracted or temporary lapses in concentration - people willfully ignore danger staring them in the face. And being in control of something that's hurtling you across the earth at 80 mph is kind of a big deal.

This morning, I was following two cars and saw that they were both heading towards some aluminum siding/gutters that were in the middle of the highway (I don't get why that was in the highway but that's another rant).

This was a big piece of evil looking aluminum in plain sight in broad daylight. I was two cars behind and I saw it in enough time to slow down and switch over to the farthest lane. Yet, the lead car blithely keeps going and smashes into it head-on. I couldn't see if he wrecked his car but aluminum went flying everywhere. Moron probably thought he was driving an Abrams and could just run right over it.

Man, I would have been pissed if I was close enough to get hit by flying debris though.

Along this line I don't get people that wander into your lane, you honk at them, and they get upset. Yes, I'm sorry my honk to avoid an accident you were about to cause has clearly ruined your entire fucking day, asshole.
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