When I opened the message below all that displayed was an icon.  When I
attempted to save the icon all hell broke loose.  My mail client was
closed.  After some attempts I was able to reboot and the spamblocker
(earthlink) had examined the message and found nothing suspicious.  However
now I found that a message was displayed as shown below.  A similar
behavior with the message immediately preceding and with the same "i" icon.
Anyone have some suggestions of what had happened or why the message
behaved so peculiarly?  Incidently the icon was "utitled" when I attempted
to save it -- my common practice when a mail message appears to be peculiar.

> [Original Message]
> From: <diddler4u at hotmail.com>
> To: <support at freenetproject.org>
> Date: 8/27/2006 12:19:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [freenet-support] Freenet 0,5 and 0,7
> I agree. I wouldn't want to be the only connection between 2 networks, or 
> even one of a small few. I simply don't have the bandwidth. Maybe a T1 or
> could handle it, but not what 90+% of the people using freenet would have
> work with.
> As I follow these threads I begin to see a core group of people that are 
> promoting 0.7 as the way to go. They have ideas about how it will work,
> so far I haven't seen convincing evidence to show how it's going to
> do what they say. I understand 0.7 is in it's infancy, but it's really 
> premature and living in an incubator. It's got a long way to go to be
> to meet the level of use people are claiming it will have.
> I was running 0.7, I'm in the process of changing OS on the PC that was 
> running it, but I did not like having to exchange information with
> on IRC. It's the first time I've ever had anything to do with IRC, and 
> though some people are IRC advocates I've never been one. I didn't know
> people I was connecting to at all, and the only reason it didn't bother
> was because I was simply provide a computer and bandwidth. If I had an 
> agenda, or a real reason to be using freenet, I would never have
> giving out information. I was about as anonymous as if I had posted my IP 
> address on Google for everyone to view.
> It may be called darknet, but someone forgot to turn off the light.
> >Yea, but you don't know all the nodes in the network, you just know
> >the ones your connected to. So if one of those links between the
> >networks goes down, half your downloads stall out and die. And
> >wouldn't that put a pretty big strain on certain computers? I mean, if
> >you get this global network of small networks...90% of the data you
> >request will probably be on another 'network'. The number of
> >connections between these networks is going to be a lot smaller than
> >connections within the network. Therefore the computers that connect
> >between them are gonna have a much greater strain on them than the
> >ones that are only linked to one 'network'. And if these individual
> >networks fully connect and integrate...you have an opennet. Except you
> >have to physically get your node connections from someone else. So you
> >have an opennet with much fewer connections, which doesn't seem like a
> >good thing.
> >
> >
> >On 8/26/06, Evan Daniel <evanbd at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>On 8/26/06, diddler4u at hotmail.com <diddler4u at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >> > >>Freenet 0.5 is an opennet. You connect to any random node that 
> >>happens
> >> > >>to be on. Freenet 0.7 doesn't have this yet. In 0.7, there is no
> >> > >>network. There might be now, but the idea of the way it currently
> >> > >>setup is to allow small groups to connect without connecting to
> >> > >>everyone else.
> >> > >
> >> > >That is not true.  Freenet 0.7 is designed to form one global  
> >>network, not
> >> > >multiple independent networks consisting of small groups.
> >> > >
> >> > >Ian.
> >> >
> >> > Ian,
> >> >
> >> > How can freenet grow to be a global network unless someone in one
> >> > trades connection information with someone in another group?
> >> >
> >> > Hypothetical - A group of people in England, another in France,
> >>in
> >> > Russia, and another in China have grown individual trusted 0.7 
> >>freenets. No
> >> > one in any of these groups knows someone in the other freenet group, 
> >>and
> >> > they don't want to just advertise in IRC chat to find someone to 
> >>connect to
> >> > because they don't know and trust this as a way to add people to
> >> > freenet. How will these freenet groups become a part of a global 
> >>network?
> >>
> >>They won't.  But your assumptions are off -- there's lots of good
> >>reasons to assume that once a small local network passes a handful of
> >>connected users it will gain a connection to a different network.  And
> >>then you have a global network.  This is what is meant when people say
> >>0.7 is designed to form a global network -- there is no magic, except
> >>for the underlying properties of the social connections the network is
> >>built upon.
> >>
> >>Evan
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