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Saturday, May 26, 2007

  Spam lottery in the name of Microsoft!??

I guess the nigerian lottery wasn't working out. This morning I learned that I'd won the Microsoft Lottery!

If it wasn't for the key facts that the email came from a cox.net address and the return address was to sify.com I'd almost think that Microsoft was trying to buy me off before I did something else to reduce their business.


Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park,
Harlesden London
NW10,United Kingdom.
Ref: BTD/610/07
Batch: 742701AE


Dear winner,

WINNING NOTIFICATION


This is to inform you that your email has won a consulation prize of the Microsoft Corporation e- lotterydraw held on the 10th of May 2007. Your email has won you 1,000,000.00 Great British Pounds. To claim your prize, please contact your fiduciary agent Mr.Morgan Richards
with your winning information:



Batch:742701AE
and Ref: BTD/610/07 via email immediately

Mr.Morgan Richards
Microsoft Promotion Award Team
Head Winning Claims Dept.
Email:info_msnclaims07@sify.com


Sincerely,
Dr.Olivia Holland
Head Customercare Service
Microsoft Promotion Team



A little bird tells me that Dr Olivia Holland's machine, if she actually exists, has been 0wned. I wonder what OS she uses?

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Friday, May 25, 2007

  Donutophilia

There are a lot of things about the US that make me a bit, well, crazy. One of them is the revenue model surrounding the traffic ticketing system. I try to imagine what it would have been like if the "speeding ticket" had existed in the wild west. Quite a few sheriffs would have wound up strung by their heels, I reckon. Back then the worries were bigger - but I guess the speeding ticket is simply a sign that the citizenry is insufficiently armed nowadays.

Still, if keeping cops in donuts is a means to keep them calm and out of the home, then I'm all for it.

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David Täht writes about politics, space, copyright, the internet, audio software, operating systems and surfing.


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Uncle Bill's Helicopter - A speech I gave to ITT Tech - Chicken soup for engineers
Beating the Brand - A pathological exploration of how branding makes it hard to think straight
Inside the Internet Mind - trying to map the weather within the global supercomputer that consists of humans and google
Sex In Politics - If politicians spent more time pounding the flesh rather than pressing it, it would be a better world
Getting resources from space - An alternative to blowing money on mars using NEAs.
On the Columbia - Why I care about space
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Where's Cherie?
UrbanAgora
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The Cubic Dog
Evan Hunt
The Bay Area is talking
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Unlocking The Air
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