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02/28/12

  08:57:11 pm, by Nimble   , 441 words  
Categories: Common Sense, Spamming

Scammers: The Nerve!

Hey, there are scammers out there! If you got taken by one, then you're obviously someone we want to talk to: more »

11/29/11

  03:15:39 am, by Nimble   , 815 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Internet, People

Offense-Taking In The Skeptical Community

I've had it - I've just had it. The skeptical community has always had its ups and downs, but of late, many corners of the skeptical community have turned taking offense into an art form. One phrase that is often lauded by skeptics, including me, is… more »

11/21/11

  04:25:47 pm, by Nimble   , 1068 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

A Slight Twist on the 419 Scam

You know those lovely scam e-mails promising you some great portion of millions of dollars from some dying or dismissed general or administrator if only you would help get it out of the country... just by providing one more payment for this and that?… more »

06/14/11

  12:13:49 am, by Nimble   , 237 words  
Categories: Internet

"A Device Attached To The System Is Not Working"

When trying to remote in to your machine, there are few things more aggravating than having it lead you through the motions, only to have a giant "A device attached to the system is not functioning" with a giant OK button. You don't get to argue with… more »

01/21/11

  12:00:04 pm, by Nimble   , 148 words  
Categories: Distractions, Internet, Spamming

Truth in Spamvertising

I have been very happy about the collective realization of e-mail software that automatically loading images puts you at risk for more spam simply by having tailored image tags expose to the spammer the fact that you read the e-mail. Online web mail… more »

12/16/10

  01:12:09 pm, by Nimble   , 211 words  
Categories: Spamming

Blog spam reduction

UPDATE: No, it slows them down but it does not stop them. I am going to have to put up with it in the short term and trying to dig into B2Evolution's code again at some point. F-ing jerk-ass spammers. The comment spam was really picking up this… more »

04/02/10

  02:28:30 am, by Nimble   , 752 words  
Categories: Reviews, Thoughts, Ethics, Spamming

Blocking Unwanted Callers

I must admit, a few months ago, we were bandying about the idea of changing our phone number. Why? The incessant barrage of telemarketers and scammers was getting to be too much. They outpaced our actual calls from friends and family by about a 4:1… more »

12/20/09

  01:06:26 am, by Nimble   , 530 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Spamming

Scammers Using Our Phone Number

We got a call from a person wanting to buy a Jeep from us a couple of days back. That seemed pretty odd, but hey, wrong numbers happen. Then it kept happening. No huge influx, but 3-4 calls per day. I was home for one today, and decided to ask them… more »

04/28/09

  12:08:26 am, by Nimble   , 265 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

Hack Attack

A hearty thank you to the folks who do my hosting for catching this. A hacker or script kiddie managed to upload a somewhat nasty-looking package into my cgi-bin directory. I haven't thoroughly investigated the code yet, but from the looks of it, the… more »

05/26/08

  11:36:00 pm, by Nimble   , 739 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Internet, Spamming

Next 419 Scam: Death Threats?

Not content with letting me in on my European lottery winnings, or being a company representative, or helping ousted generals smuggle their money out of foreign countries, they have now outdone themselves with THE DEATH THREAT. Full text and very… more »

02/06/08

  01:06:27 am, by Nimble   , 238 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

Phishers Impersonating Paypal

Just poking a quick heads-up here, since this particular scam isn't being caught by some anti-phishing filters. It's entitled "PayPal Resolution Center - Remove Account Limitations", and it points here. You get the typical bullshit that phishers use to… more »

01/18/08

  12:23:23 am, by Nimble   , 656 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Spamming

The High Price of IQ Test Sponsors

Online IQ tests are ever so much fun, especially when you do well in them, especially after someone issues a challenge. Such was the case with the popular IQ Test on Facebook. Nevertheless, there was one question I didn't like - I've taken many such… more »

12/19/07

  05:23:51 am, by Nimble   , 938 words  
Categories: Distractions, Internet, Programming

Javascript Swirlies

I wish I had an original cite for this bit of Javascript that my wife found posted in a Fark forum, but it's fantastic fun, so I'm posting about it regardless. To operate it, you copy the entire paragraph below, navigate to a web page (Fark works… more »

12/06/07

  08:13:49 pm, by Nimble   , 213 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

RBC Impersonation Scammers Making The Rounds

Here's the text of the scam: Royal Bank of Canada Dear customer, Due to the recent upgrade of our servers, we have issued this warning message. It has come to our attention that some of our customers no longer have access to their banking online.… more »

11/28/07

  02:39:43 am, by Nimble   , 138 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet

Hurl.exe, Amazon and Firefox

Okay, maybe you have encountered this, maybe you haven't, but if you try going off and listening to a RealPlayer sound clip on a web site in Firefox... say, for example, of Mitch Hedberg, you might often get it coming up with a dialog asking you to open… more »

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