2013 Oct 29, 7:42 2012 Sep 26, 2:43
Eric gets the most entertaining mail.
You have failed to comply with them after all the warning and instructions given to you, but since you are also among the terrorist we are facing in the country, I will personal
make sure that I wipe away the crime in the state and I promise you that you will definitely pay with your life because I am here to protect the interest of my people and not to put them in
shame, you suppose to support this government and not to spoil it.
2012 Jun 6, 2:54
Use of my old Hotmail account has really snuck up on me as I end up caring more and more about all of the services with which it is associated. The last straw is Windows 8 login, but previous straws include Xbox, Zune, SkyDrive, and my Windows 7 Phone.
I like the features and sync'ing associated with the Windows Live ID, but I don't like my old, spam filled, hotmail email address on the Live ID account.
A coworker told me about creating a Live ID from a custom domain, which sounded like just the ticket for me. Following the instructions above I was able
to create a new deletethis.net Live ID but the next step of actually using this new Live ID was much more difficult. My first hope was there would be some way to link my new and old Live IDs so
as to make them interchangeable. As it turns out there is a way to link Live IDs but all that does
is make it easy to switch between accounts on Live Mail, SkyDrive and some other webpages.
Instead one must change over each service or start over depending on the service:
In the Xbox 360 system menu you can change the Live ID
associated with your gamertag. This worked fine for me and I got an email telling me about the transfer of my Microsoft Points.
There's no way to do this for the Zune specifically, however changing over your Xbox account also transfers over all your Zune purchased
content. I don't have a Zune Pass so I can't confirm that, but all of my previously purchased television shows transferred over successfully.
Windows 7 Phone
To change the main Live ID associated with your phone, reset your phone to factory default and start over. All purchased applications are
lost. Had I purchased any applications I would have been pissed, but instead I was just irritated that I had to reset my phone.
I don't use my Hotmail account for anything and it only sits and collects spam. Accordingly I didn't attempt switching this over.
I didn't have much in my SkyDrive account. I downloaded all files as a zip and then manually uploaded them to the new account.
2011 Apr 4, 11:18
Two eBook frauds involving the automated creation and publishing of books in order to make money off the long tail. The spam of books.
2010 Dec 30, 6:42
"Posted here, verbatim, is an example of the sort of spam I get. 'hello I am China dinosaur factory .Hope that you know our product more .Also hope that we can establish long-term cooperative
2009 Jul 6, 2:06
"Considering the similarity of its ingredients, canned dog food could be a suitable and inexpensive substitute for pate or processed blended meat products such as Spam or liverwurst... Although 72%
of subjects ranked the dog food as the worst of the five samples in terms of taste... subjects were not better than random at correctly identifying the dog food."
2009 Apr 20, 3:14
This site does user generated reports on (mostly) spam phone numbers. They have a RESTful API to get at that data too! I'm looking for more like this.
2008 Sep 23, 1:19
The economic bailout program written as 419 spam. "I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800
billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you."
2008 Apr 11, 3:48
Howto avoid spam with Gmail: "If your name was email@example.com, you could send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com"
2008 Apr 7, 1:50
Attach spam's pre-paid postage to objects and mail them back. FTA: "Dear Bulk Mailer, Please find attached to your no-postage-necessary envelope, this brick."
2008 Mar 31, 1:08
"Why would the bad guys do this? To buy time. ...say you arrived at that site via a search engine and you were clueful and you got owned. You're going to give the URL that tried to exploit you to
your local IT security geek and he's going to paste it i
2007 Dec 6, 5:18
Billboards use hypersonic sound beams to make you hear voices in your head.
2007 Nov 28, 4:43
How to use FOAF and OpenID together and how DIG used that as a basis for commenting on their blog.
2007 Sep 4, 1:28
I got a quechup invite this morning. Thankfully not from someone I know so I was already tempted to trash the letter. Turns out to be a bit of a spamming issue.
2007 Jun 4, 2:44
Presentation on incorporating humans into solving problems computers aren't good at.
2007 Jun 4, 1:58
Spammers can get around captchas by getting users to solve the captchas for them in order to access porn sites
2007 Jun 4, 1:41
Negative captcha is described as tricking a robot to reveal itself rather than requiring humans to prove their humanity. The system uses CSS to hide an email form field.
2007 Jun 3, 11:25
Screenshot of a captcha involving math...
2007 Jun 3, 11:22
xkcd's captcha proposal.
2007 May 26, 7:21
Captcha system that helps digitize books at the same time.