“Microsoft researchers build spam filter for HIV”

Speaking of unpredictable consequences, here’s another one: techniques developed to combat spam turn out to be useful against HIV. I always thought that spammers had a lot in common with viruses, in that both are annoying and potentially dangerous, but I didn’t expect the metaphor to stretch that far! 😉


  1. The Register usually makes note of interesting things like that, that’s why nearly half my entries refer to articles from it.

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