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Journal Journal: Trolling the TSA 10

Absolutely brilliant idea... As far as I heard though, airports are constitutional-free[1] zones, so it's complaining for nothing.

[1] Also note I'm no US citizen and probably don't understand the US constitution and it's not applicable to me. They can take me, torture me, hack me up in small pieces and it's all legal ;-)


Journal Journal: I don't have the impression they read my email -- .cn scam 4

Dear Sir,
Thanks for your prompt reply.As far as we know, Mr. John Zhang want to apply for the following names:
And Internet Brand "jawtheshark ".
You would know domain name takes open registration, this is international domain name registration principle. So Mr. John Zhang has right to register it.
If you think his registration will confuse your clients and harm your profits, we can send an application document to you and help you register these domains within our approving period. This is a better way to prevent domain name dispute. If you think his application will not affect your company, you can give up, we will finish his registration. Hope get your decision as soon as possible so that we can handle the next step

Best regards

Your Sincerely

So? Any of you have any idea what I should do next to toy with them?


Journal Journal: Let's see if they bite -- The .cn scam 3

I wrote them the following... I wonder if I'll get a reply:

Dear Avery,

I thank you for contacting me regarding this issue. First let me be clear that Mr. John Zhang is indeed a business partner of mine. He has been in charge for our operations in the Asian market. I personally cover European market and we have several other partners serving the Americas and the Arabic countries.
Alas, Mr John Zang has fallen in disgrace with our company as he fleeced the shareholders of for over 1.000.000$. We have filed suit against Mr John Zhang and he is currently searched by law enforcement in Europe and North America. Currently, we are trying to get an international search order by Interpol to get this criminal.

If I were you, I would most certainly refrain form doing business with Mr. John Zhang. If he gets caught, it is most certain that his assets will be seized and official investigations will be opened with companies that were informed about his criminal background. While I am convinced that your company is honest and true, it is a minor disaster for any company to have to open their books to law enforcement, which will most certainly happen if you do business with Mr John Zhang.

I hope this information will be useful to you and I wish you much success in your future endeavours.


Dick Boobcock

General Manager

-- -- Speciality Laser products for Selachimorphas.

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Journal Journal: Mr. John Zhang -- The .cn scam 1

Dear Sir/ Madam

I'm sorry to disturb you so abrupt. We are a domain name registration service company in Asia,

On 3th November. we received a formal application submitted by Mr. John Zhang who wanted to use the keyword " jawtheshark " to register the Internet Brand and with suffix such as .cn / / /.hk /.asia / domain names.
After our initial examination, we found that these domain names to be applied for registration are same as your domain name and trademark. We aren't sure whether you have any relation with him. Because these domain names would produce possible dispute, now we have hold down his registration, but if we do not get your company's an reply in the next 5 working days, we will approve his application

As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect Mr. John Zhang is a domain investor. so we need you to attach importance to this issue.

In order to handle this issue better, Please contact us by Fax ,Telephone or Email as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely          2010-11-5
Oversea Marketing Manager
Room 1008,
International Building,
No.38 YueLong road,NanTong City

Obviously this is a scam and should be ignored. However, I am so tempted to reply that, yes, John Zang is a former business partner and that he owes me in excess of 100k$ and if they follow suit to the registration I will have to impound on their property... Or somthing like that. Fellow trolls, any ideas?


Journal Journal: Google Instant

I found it exceedingly amusing, reading the story "Google Logo Changes Again, Hinting RT Search?" where many people do it off as "pure speculation" and then doing a Google Search this afternoon and getting "Google Instant".

Sure, from the doodle it couldn't be deduced, but I bet someone at Google actually posted this to slashdot to get some extra attention.

So, RT-Search is named "Google Instant".... Just in case you missed it ;-)


Journal Journal: Are you for real? 4

Developer to me (laptop boss is busted, so I'm trying data recovery first):

You're booting with Linux to recover data? That's not going to work because Linux doesn't read FAT32...


I couldn't even grasp what he was talking about. Any recent Windows system uses NTFS and second, Linux can read FAT32 and NTFS just fine, thank you very much....

Did these people even try Linux recently?!? (Or Windows, for the matter?)

It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal Journal: Quote of the day 4

Saw this on facebook this morning:

"It's like everyone agrees that a car should have rubber tires and then Microsoft brings out a car with stone tires and expects all roads to be made using Microsoft rubber" -- Jeremy Naus on Microsoft Networking

I thought it was a very good car analogy :-)

The guy is someone who went to University with me. I asked him if I could re-use it, he agreed but I needed to quote him. Consider it done. :-)


Journal Journal: James Randi comes out as at 81 8

James Randi comes out as at 81. He discusses his life as a closeted gay man, and why he is now at age 81 coming out, and why he hasn't been publicly open about his sexuality sooner. He describes the possible impact his coming out may have on his tireless work advancing skepticism and critical thinking. He discusses his atheism, and whether it, or his sexual orientation, influences the mission of the James Randi Educational Foundation. He talks about gay rights issues such as marriage equality. He discusses his detractors and what they might make of the news of his homosexuality. And he explores the relevance of gay rights to the skeptical movement.

Journal Journal: Women are getting more beautiful 2

According to an article at Times Online, women are in an evolutionary race to become more beautiful:

For the female half of the population, it may bring a satisfied smile. Scientists have found that evolution is driving women to become ever more beautiful, while men remain as aesthetically unappealing as their caveman ancestors.

I'd wager, they also simply get more sex than the less esthetically pleasing specimens.

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