Tag: bugs

  • Popular Mail Scanner Spam Assassin Marks All Mail From 2010 As “Spammy”

    [When the software was first developed][link], a rule was hardcoded that marked the years 2010-2099 as “grossly in the future.” [link]: http://jwz.livejournal.com/1147218.html “jwz – A special treat for the ten year anniversary of Y2K…”

  • Terrifying Bug News: Spider Mimics Ants (For Attack AND Defense)

    [Soon it will be we that they imitate][link]. [link]: http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2009/07/spider_mimics_ant_to_eat_spiders_and_avoid_being_eaten_by_sp.php “Spider mimics ant to eat spiders and avoid being eaten by spiders : Not Exactly Rocket Science”

  • Your Doomed World: Ant mega-colony takes over world

    [By way of, naturally, the BBC][link]: >The colony may be the largest of its type ever known for any insect species, and could rival humans in the scale of its world domination. >What’s more, people are unwittingly helping the mega-colony stick together. [link]: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8127000/8127519.stm “BBC – Earth News – Ant mega-colony takes over world”

  • The Radioactive Wasps of Hanford

    [Not from a movie or script, but real life][link]: >The contractor handling the clean-up, Washington Closure, says the nests were all built in 2003 when water was used to dampen dust during demolition of an H Reactor basin. That attracted the wasps that used the mud to make tube-shaped nests for eggs. [link]: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009327345_webnukedwasps11m.html “Local…