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Spamers Are Scum -- Here's More Proof
24 September 2001 Edition|
Last week I pointed out how some scamsters and spammers were taking advantage
of the recent terrorist attacks and the death of more than 5,000 people to
hawk their own dubious products and services.
the contents of Aardvark's "million-dollar ideas" notebook
are revealed for all to see!
Well just when I thought it couldn't get any worse I received multiple
copies of a spam which offers "a psychic service to help" the many who
have suffered in the wake of the tragedy.
Oh... how low can you go!
Besides which, if they had any psychic abilities at all, they'd have known
that they were really pissing me (and millions of other Net users) off by
sending this garbage out.
Perhaps one of the greatest tragedies of the past week and a half is the
fact that we've had overt proof that there's always someone looking
to exploit the misery of others for financial gain.
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I'm Still Waiting
Come on ING -- where's your long-promised law suit?
It would appear, just as I predicted, that empty vessels make most noise
and ING don't dare to get more egg on their face after their deceptive
attempt to wring money out of the wallets of confused Kiwi companies.
I get an average of four threatened defamation suits a year -- and if I don't,
I figure I'm not doing my job properly. For some strange reason, nobody
has ever carried out their threats. I wonder why that is?
Speaking Of Defamation
I have received a couple of emails from sources which shall remain unnamed,
that suggest Alan Brown (formerly of MIS and unsuccessful defendant of a
defamation charge brought by former Domainz CEO Patrick O'Brien) has left
The writers say that he was seen boarding an aircraft bound for Cebu on Friday.
Was this a case of mistaken identity? Is he heading off on a long-earned
holiday? Does anyone know?
I must make it quite clear that I have not had time to confirm this report,
nor (if it is true) find out why he was going overseas -- but naturally the
rumours are abundant.
More on this story as it comes to hand.
Tell Me What You Want
It's the time of year when I have to ask Aardvark readers to send me their
ideas and suggestions on ways in which I can improve the content or presentation
of that content on this website.
Here's your chance to tell me what I'm doing wrong and what I should be
doing to make this site better.
Come on now, don't be shy -- let me have it -- both barrels.
One thing I've learnt over the years is that, as the industry, the market,
the technology and people's expectations change, you've got to be prepared
to adapt or die.
Just drop me a line with your comments and suggestions.
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who put their money where their mouse is :-)
If guilt is gnawing away inside you then there's still time to donate.
Just drop by and
hand over your loot.
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