UK spammer jailed. 6 Years. Those Brits — always ahead of the curve!
Why would anyone name a soup and salad shop “obese“?
So, this email arrived this morning…
Received: from hotmail.com (bay16-f9.bay16.hotmail.com [22.214.171.124])
by dselwyn.they.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id C451478003
for < *firstname.lastname@example.org>; Tue, 8 Nov 2005 05:15:54 -0600 (CST)
Received: from mail pickup service by hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC;
Tue, 8 Nov 2005 03:15:44 -0800
Received: from 126.96.36.199 by by16fd.bay16.hotmail.msn.com with HTTP;
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 11:15:43 GMT
From: Rana Aska
Subject: 10,000 bucks
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 04:15:43 -0700
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ks_c_5601-1987; format=flowed
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 08 Nov 2005 11:15:44.0039 (UTC) FILETIME=[C2BC2370:01C5E455]
X-Virus-Scanned: by amavisd-new-20030616-p10 (Debian) at they.com
I wanna buy they.com at 10,000 bucks.
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Beauty, huh? And of course, beauty is truth, and truth beauty…
Let’s see — anonymous business proposal through korean hotmail, from Akami/France telecom space. The second word is “wanna”. All specifics covered. They are sure their lawyers would jump right on this, and still find no holes!
OK, seriously. They have a response:
They are most honored and delighted with your proposal. They will happily write down the exact phrase “they.com” on a postcard and send it to you — anywhere in the world, in exchange for either $10,000 or 10,000 male deer. If you pay cash, they have a special 3-for-2 offer! They will send you three identical postcards — all with the world-famous phrase
they.comwritten on it for the one-time-only, incredibly low price of $20,000.*
*Disclaimer: offer not valid in reality. Anyone bringing deer or deer carcasses to they will be ejected from reality.
This universe shipped by weight, not by volume. Some expansion of the contents may have occurred during shipment.
So, the primary hard disk of they.com died.
Actually, from a sysadmin point of view, only the secondary disk died (/home). So, all user data was lost, but all the configuration files (/etc) are intact.
Everyone else believes the primary disk died. I’ll leave the evil sysadmin grin to your imagination…
Oh, and most of our spam databases survived, as well.
Anyone know how everyone’s least favorite Slidell, LA spammer fared?
For what it is worth, they are celebrating their 20th anniversary by installing a new hard drive…
A few things to remember:
- Having side-impact airbags and driving like a jerk do not “cancel out.”
- Slower traffic keep right. Let that swerving, tailgating jerk pass you on the left. Oh, sorry — hang up and let that swerving, tailgating jerk pass you on the left.
- Oh, and everyone who still has a presidential campaign bumper-sticker on your car:
- You weren’t ever about to change anyone else’s mind.
- You probably didn’t even vote.
- You either supported the guy who lost the election, or who has the lowest approval rating in the history of the presidency. Whoo! Go you!
They dare you not to cringe when you hear the phrase:
Hot all-management action!
Last night on the news there was a story about a dog. You may have seen him; he growls in a way that vaguely resembles the words “I love you.” This apparently is the perfect counterpoint to bombs in the streets in NYC — but that isn’t the point of this entry.
Breathlessly, the announcer stated that this dog “is the tallest Great Dane on record — over seven feet tall when standing on his hind legs!”
Immediately, they got half the story:
The problem with this dog is that he doesn’t hump your leg.
It was a few moments before it all came together:
That’s why his owners taught him to say the words “I love you.”