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Gmail accepts multiple forms of email addresses for a single account. first.last@gmail.com is identical to firstlast@gmail.com. I often get subscribed to email lists I don't want using a variant of Gmail address that I never use. Also, plenty of people using forwarding addresses; it may not be clear which address was the target.

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bad_user 586 days ago | link

What you're saying is odd, because I own a first.last@gmail.com email address and I know the person that owns the equivalent firstlast@gmail.com email address.

Also, the email address to which the message was sent appears clearly in the "To:" header.

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akldfgj 586 days ago | link

This is not Gmail's designed or advertised behavior.

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answe...

Either you or your friend is misspelling their address (more common than you might think, I get opt-in mailing-list mail for myaddress@gmail.com, intended for myaddress@ymail.com), or you've encountered a bug.

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grandpoobah 586 days ago | link

You can put periods inside the username part of a gmail address and it still gets through. I'm not sure how what you're saying could be true? Maybe it wasn't always this way.

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thwest 586 days ago | link

Early first.last@gmail accounts had firstlast@gmail reserved for them. Google stopped doing that a few years after launch.

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awakeasleep 586 days ago | link

Are you certain? Im under the impression periods in email addresses, anywhere, do not affect delivery

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/1-awesome-gmail-tip-you-dont-kn...

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akldfgj 586 days ago | link

Periods in gmail addresses to not affect delivery. other mail servers may behave differently.

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llimllib 586 days ago | link

I had no idea they stopped doing that! That seems a pretty serious change of model, I'm glad I know it now.

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akldfgj 586 days ago | link

They didn't stop.

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taejo 586 days ago | link

I thought it was the other way around: mail to firstlast@gmail.com will be delivered to first.last@gmail.com unless firstlast@gmail.com was registered early on.

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davewasthere 586 days ago | link

funny. Because if you own the address halfarsed@gmail.com, I thought you also own half.arsed@gmail.com.

The dots are for you to play around with, but the mail all goes to one account. Or, at least, that's how it works with my account.

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autoreverse 586 days ago | link

Not always.

Google's own google-content-api-for-shopping@googlegroups.com mailing list has this as the "To:" field:

google-content-api-for-shopping@googlegroups.com

And at the bottom of the message:

To unsubscribe from this group, send an empty message.

I had to ctrl-u and check the "Delivered-To:" and "X-Forwarded-For:" headers before I could unsubscribe.

(I'd tried to unsubscribe previously but the subscribed email account forwards to my main account so replying with an empty message didn't work. This thread prompted me to dig a little deeper and finally get one less piece of email per day - thanks HN!)

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Attempting to login to https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ is very slow and eventually gives an error message:

Our Apologies....

The site is currently undergoing maintenance. We appreciate your patience while we make some improvements.

Please check back soon.

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Steko 646 days ago | link

The x-ray machine industry interprets net outrage as damage and censors around it.

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boonedocks 646 days ago | link

I got this informative error message: "Additional uncaught exception thrown while handling exception."

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jmadsen 646 days ago | link

yes. looks like they preempted not having to care ;-)

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The errors I saw (before giving up) would not be caught by a spell check. I'll go so far as guessing that a blind spell check was run, with no human check on the corrections.

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sujal 714 days ago | link

Or English isn't their first language. That was my impression. Granted, I bailed partly because of the grammar, too but that was after realizing it was a mixed list of soft skills, not algorithms or tools or whatever. Once it wasn't what I expected, the writing didn't help keep me.

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The app doesn't deal with corporate hierarchies. For example, it correctly identifies Cheerios as supporting SOPA, but not Gold Medal flour; each is labeled as "distributed by General Mills Sales".

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Vivisimo, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA * Ruby on Rails 3.0 on JRuby/Tomcat * Java * C

http://vivisimo.com/about/careers.html

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"Crash-Only" is a great approach. So, why do Android phones take a long time to power down?

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gvb 1266 days ago | link

Power up and power down are anachronisms too. Ideally a device powers up and powers down only once it its lifetime.

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DougBTX 1266 days ago | link

No idea, but it isn't instant on my single-tasking iPhone 3G either.

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yardie 1266 days ago | link

I wonder why is that? I've got a 3GS and most times it takes seconds to power down and other times it can take up yo 20 seconds or so.

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iamdave 1266 days ago | link

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S, only takes a couple of seconds after I hit the power off item to power down.

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