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Comment: Interesting way to smackdown spammers... (Score 1) 116

by slappyjack (#17014452) Attached to: New Google Service Manipulates Caller-ID For Free
I just got this email - spam, like most of them. It has the following body:

0ur Attorneys have discovered a loop-hole in the banking laws. Applying what
we have found, we're successfu1 by totally eliminating creditcarddebt with
out them having to pay another cent, We know that our firm can help you
with this too.

You can contact us at :
1--3 1 3--263--2706

[[plus that common gibberish that tries to make it look like a real letter from someone...]]


Fun way to tie up their phone number? Hit Google Maps and start connecting their phone number to varous businesses thruought the country. Best part? You can call with their number, and then once it connects to THEM, cancel the call once it starts dailing the business.

Yeah. Good times.

I'm also well aware that this method really does nothing and furthers the abuse, but it's sort of interesting.
Spam

Journal: Since we al lhate SPAM

Journal by slappyjack

I wrote this a while ago, and decided to pop it up here in the tradition of
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=141718&cid=11872925

which I found during this thread:
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/18/1214226

Its a totally inelegant thing with a bitchload of bugs, im sure, but I used to run it when I was doing 14 hour shifts at work. I;d come home and see that it had sucked up a couple hundres of megs of spammy bandwidth.

Comment: Would their own browser improve search results? (Score -1, Troll) 355

by pjack76 (#10626584) Attached to: Google-branded Firefox?
Think about it. If everyone's using a google-sactioned browser, the browser could tell google which pages were more popular than others. It'd be a massive violation of privacy but Google Desktop search didn't seem to take privacy that seriously...

If GBrowser updated google.com every time a page was read, google's main business could profit tremendously.

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Journal: This Week's Enterprise - Anomaly (SPOILERS!!!) 13

Journal by Surak

Warning: SPOILERS! If you haven't watched Enterprise GO NO FURTHER.

Synopsis from Startrek.com:
The mission to find the Xindi takes a treacherous turn when Enterprise is crippled by inexplicable, destructive spatial anomalies that distort the laws of physics. With systems down, Osaarian pirates board the ship and and raid it of valuable supplies. The crew captures one of the marauders, and Archer's sense of morality is tested when he interrogates the prisoner.

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Journal: Arrrr! Shiver me timbers, baby! 24

Journal by Surak

For I am the infamous Dread Pirate Kidd!

ph34r m3 dr34d m4d sk1llz!

Err....ARRRRR... something like that...

Uhhh...take the test.

Post your results here instead of Bethanie or FortKnox's journal 'cause you like me better. I know you do. ;)

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Journal: Weekly Recap(tm) is delayed and is currently in process... 27

Journal by Surak

But in the meantime, a poll:

Is netiquette dead?

Do you think, in light of the September That Never Ended[*], that netiquette is dead? I recently had an e-mail I sent to someone in private -- containing informatino of a private nature -- posted on a public forum without my permission. Call me an old fart, but in my day, you didn't do that. You asked permission before you forwarded such mails, and certainly before you posted them in a public forum.

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