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All Hail King Spam!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Che Guava, May 31, 2007.

  1. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    Annoy enough people, and you could end up with a life sentence!


    link (not spam!)

    A scourge of the internet brought to justice...on a sadder note, I might have to look harder for penis enlargement deals now...
     
  2. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Can someone please expand (no penis enlargement pun intended) on how folk like this actually make their money? Is it simply through there being enough idiots in the world that fall for their spam email offers?
     
  3. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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    I am sure he was able to erect some sales, after all, too many men think solely with their head.
     
  4. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Evidently it is indeed an easy market to penetrate, and his company experienced strong growth, before the whole thing exploded that is.

    note to self: must do better next time.
     
  5. LordRahl

    LordRahl The Objectivist

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    It's all about cost vs. return. How much does it cost to send an e-mail? Even if only 1 ouf of 100,000 spam emails gets a response you're ahead of the game. And we can safely assume there are more than 1 retards in a 100,000 sample...
     
  6. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    Its all about scale, the bigger you are, the less you have to do.
     
  7. JonnyB

    JonnyB Workaholic

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    All he wanted was his piece of the pie.
     
  8. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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    He should have had some kind of protection against such a thing.
     
  9. dutchfire

    dutchfire Deity Retired Moderator

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    And here I was thinking this was about Perfection

    65 years in prison seems to be a bit overdone though
     
  10. Urederra

    Urederra Mostly harmless

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    Just think how many accounts has he impregnated with his junk. I hope he'll do some time behind bars.
     
  11. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I bet that once the last generations of people who didn't grow up on the internet die out, spam will make less and less sense.

    At least all the people I know who fall for that crap are 40+yrs old.

    One lady I know is the most gullible moron I've ever met. She believed her 10th grade daughter (who is far from the brightest bulb in the closet) got accepted to Princeton University because she got an email from a scam honor society with a P.O. Box in Princeton, New Jersey. Sent $100 to them. Gave away all her bank info and social security number and everything else because she was prompted to after signing up to "get thousands of dollars a week spending 5 minutes a day filling out surveys" via a spam email. She also frequently freaks out over those popup ads that are like "warning: your computer may be infected. download someprogram now to prevent system failure", and has applied for "you are the 1,000,000th visitor" prizes on many occasions.
     
  12. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    Definitely. But by then a new technology will have popped up, and we will be old enough to be its victims...
     
  13. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    65 years? That's it? I would push for the death penalty.
     
  14. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    :lol: You might get your wish, in a roundabout way...

    "Me? I'm serving life for murder and aggravated assault. you?"
    "Uhhhhh....life for internet spam..."
    /shivved in the back/
     
  15. Sparta

    Sparta Emperor

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    :lol: Nice, Che Guava.

    Only time will tell if spammers will manage to displace pedophiles as the absolute bottom rung of the prisoner hierarchy, but if anyone could pull it off, they should be able to.

    Some creative prison guard should photocopy a ton of sheets of paper with random crap like "S1ze Matt3rs!!1! Click h3re!!!one!" and then throw crumpled up ones at him every time he tries to get some sleep. Guards could even have paper airplane contests with them to see who could hit the jerk from the furthest distance away, or with the most artistic flight path. Preferably, this could be done in shifts for the entirety of the maximum 65-year sentence.
     

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