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I have received some spam recently that is tickling my funny bone. It is advertising new Viagra Soft Tabs. I keep thinking to myself: "aren't soft tabs the opposite of what most people want Viagra for?"
I ran across this today on Lockergnome.
A company has developed software to convert DVD's to Palm Video! That is right, rip a DVD, store it on your PDA, watch at your leisure.
Not a bad price for the software too.
OK, this guy has an interesting experiment going on (and yesterday he succeeded). He has a gmail account, and he wants to test the spam filters. He has asked everyone to sign up his email account for spam, to any mailing lists, and to advertise it on many webpages in an effort to collect as much spam as he can, and to see if he can fill it with spam, and how long that will take.
From his May 25th posting:
I'm beginning to think that a vulnerability to email floodings is going to be Google's biggest weakness when it comes to email. 999 messages could do a lot of damage to someone's email account, especially if they all contained attachments (the messages I received did not). What is Google doing to protect its Gmail users from mail bombs? I'm not sure, and they're not likely to tell us due to security concerns. It may block some such attacks behind the scenes and we are not even aware of it. However, I would argue that this is one area where Gmail must have 100% accuracy if it is going to remain a viable service.
I am just helping out the cause here. The moron control board has been released, and it looks like some morons already found it. Too bad they don't get it. Head on over to http://moroncontrolboard.org to check it out!
Friday I stopped at Office Depot to pick up a paper shredder that was on sale. I happened to browse the PDA aisle, and found a couple deals I just couldn't pass up. The first was an SD card based Merriam-Webster Crossword Puzzles and Word Challenges. Regularly this used to be $30 or more, it was on blowout for $2.04
The other was Handmarks version of Scrabble for the PalmOS. That one used to be $40, and now it was on sale for $6.01! Such great deals cannot be passed on.
The crossword one is great, but I had to return the Scrabble. The box I had purchased was empty! Very dissapointing. I guess someone had ripped off Office Depot in the past, and noone noticed. It wasn't a big deal getting my money back, but it was quite a shock when I opened the box!