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This is a message, complete with headers, that was posted to a mailing list. I tried to figure out who did it by checking Athena logs only to find out that the computer in question was a public PC with no method of logging users... Personally, I think that it's pretty funny that someone went through this much effort just to take a pot shot at me.

The reason I posted it (aside from the fact that it provoked me to ask a dumb question on the BBoard) is that it illustrates the downside to anonymous access. Here, the problem is not that the sender is anonymous, but rather that the sender assumes a false identity.

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Hello all,

I cannot make the meeting because I will be having sex at that time with my
boyfriend, Patrick Kremer. Even though that only takes 2 minutes, his small
penis leaves me depressed and unable to do anything else for the rest of the

thanks for understanding,


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-- Patrick Kremer, November 16, 1999