thread I've just had an email rejected by a contact's server
It included the phrase, "sorry to be a pain in the ass"...

the bounceback message includes:

"Your message wasn't delivered because the recipient's email provider rejected it.
mx0b-002ab301.pphosted... gave this error:
Local Policy Violation - language 1:ass "

FFS.
permalink Should've used arse
like a proper Brit.
permalink I shall try this next time I email the guy.
He's Dutch.
permalink was the email about a project in scunthorpe
?

emailing back with the 'offensive' word highlighted is particularly odd

set up your own filter to reply to their filter that you can't receive emails with offensive words in them
permalink Reminds me of a joke.
Name three football clubs in the English Football League with swear words in their names.

Arsenal, Scunthorpe and Fucking Man U
permalink and thus a day was lost
to trying to find swearies not in the filter's lexicon
permalink he he you said ass...


AQ:
Are Noise cancelling headphones really worth it? i was thinking about getting a pair for all my flying around the place, but when i try them in dixons they dont seem THAT great, but i wonder if they are better on a more constant noises etc


and my preference is usually for ear-buds ant there seem to be few of that breed. I've tried the sennheisser H|D4.50 and they seem pretty good.. but are they £120 good?

hmmm.

the perils of spending 4.5 hours in north terminal. LGW
permalink I've asked my other forum too.
permalink You've been seeing other forums??
Don't you love us any more?
permalink I can just squeeze it in
around the hectic pace of this place
permalink I used to have a pairt of Sony noise-cancelling buds
Brilliant on planes.
permalink I briefly used something
similar in one of the datacentres I used to work in and chucked them because yes they took away the server noise but the result was all I could hear was my heartbeat which while comforting to know the ol' ticker was still going ended up being very disconcerting and offputting.
permalink None of these seemed nearly that good
But I guess in a noisy Dixon's (which I just realised still exist in airports only) and with demonstration models that have probably been messed around with... Perhaps it wasn't ideal

permalink For budget, apparently Samsung
https://thewirecutter....
permalink They're good with steady, constant noises like planes
Not so much with people talking noises because they're constantly changing
permalink I was also sceptical
But having just treated myself to a very flash pair of Bose ones for my birthday, they are brilliant. IMHO, of course, YMMV.

I was wearing them about the office listening to 6Records, and was funny, as when I took them off, you suddenly notice all the background noise in the office that you didn't before. Great on planes too. Plus it was my first upgrade to bluetooth ones, so no getting strangled by cables too
permalink I like fannying about with those
noise modulation apps at work. This one is quite a laugh:- https://itunes.apple.c... Makes the cunt four desks away with the stupidest fucking laugh sound like washes of harmonising synths. If you like that sort of thing.
permalink Is there a
moar cowbell setting?
permalink No,
but there should be.
permalink Yes
They're great. Made regular flights so civilized, wouldn't go back if I could help it
permalink And I've just won an £1,100 light
Not bad for tweeting a couple of photos...
permalink I seem to have got a free bottle of Estrella
in my Tesco order. Anyone else?
permalink Eve prayed that I'd get some sweeties
and someone at work gave me some sweets.
permalink everything's coming up Millhouse!
permalink Captain
he is all time touching my ass