I moved to from Gmail to Fastmail last April, but this April, I moved back to Gmail. I have an email address (on my own domain) that I've used since the late 90's. It's all over the Internet in newsgroup archives, forums, etc. from before anyone was hiding emails from spam scrapers. Consequently I get several hundred spam per day. The FM spam filtering is no where near as good as G filtering. I had to manually flag as spam a couple dozen mails every day as well and go through the spam filter and pick out the false positives. I have no problems with G's spam filtering. The other problem with FM is administering multiple accounts on my domain. While it true it's only something I need to do once, as has been mentioned already, the settings/administration leaves much to be desired. Overall, using Gmail is just more pleasant to me, enough so that it outweighs the concerns (read: Google being creepy) that caused me to leave last April.
Did you train the spam filter with the minimum number of e-mails that is required to activate your personal bayes classifier?
Once your personal database has seen more than 200 spam and 200 non-spam emails, we automatically start using it to classify your incoming mail. Because it's been trained by the exact type of messages you receive, it is normally significantly more accurate at classifying spam than our general database. However, it can only do so once it's been properly trained, which is why we have to wait until it has seen 200 of each type of message before it is activated.
[Directed to those with more legal knowledge] Does an event like this occur because Pennsylvania is a 2-party consent (for recording) state? Would something like this not occur in a 1-party consent state? If so, what are the ramifications for devices like Google Glass? Had the student recorded the bullying on his Glass, I assume he would still be guilty of wiretapping?
Yes, Pennsylvania requires the consent of all parties to recording a conversation:
"Recording laws vary from state to state, but Pennsylvania is one of just 12 states that require the consent of all parties involved. In the remaining states, consent is not mandatory as long as the person recording is present during the conversation."
When Google Glass is used for recording conversations, it's presumably subject to the same laws.
Hardly matters, that was just a threat the principle made, the victim was convicted of "disorderly conduct", which normally translates into "contempt of cop" but I guess in this case was contempt of the authorities.
"I actually found all those flappy clones happening great."
Me too. I especially liked the clones that built upon the basic game play of Flappy Bird (single-finger control of vertical impulses) but added additional challenge, like Heli Math (solve math problems to fly through the gap).