anyone else get this spam?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by T.N.O., Nov 2, 2003.

  1. T.N.O.

    T.N.O. Guest

    Well, I dont even know if this is spam.

    Subject: Hi dave
    Here's that website I was telling you about its hilarious! lol check it
    out I can't remember you email so I
    guessed so if your not dave I apollogize sorry just delete me then. See ya
    Best Regards, Grey Talbert

    It was from a <-domain changed incase this is
    someone from in here.

    Another person I know who posts on usenet(well, just this group) also
    got it.
    T.N.O., Nov 2, 2003
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    KS Guest

    Nah, my new one for the day was the Westpac scam. That and reading about the
    Time Travelling info site on Wired this morning.

    It's just amazing what people will think up, to rip off money....
    KS, Nov 2, 2003
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    Andrew Guest

    I got the westpac one today also

    Andrew, Nov 2, 2003
  4. And isn't it nice to know that the government is hessitant to
    introduce anti-spamming laws because it might infringe "the right to
    free speech". Can't have all those spammers/scammers complaining
    that we're infringed their rights now can we?

    Meanwhile -- if you send an email to the US Embassy expressing your
    displeasure at their military policies, it seems that exercising
    *your* right to free speech could cost you a stiff fine and/or a
    period of imprisonment.

    Ah, the joys of living in a pseudo socialist country :-(
    Bruce Simpson, Nov 2, 2003
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    harry Guest

    Why don't you keep it in the politics newsgroup with your rabid right
    Limbaugh loving mates.
    Moaning that anything you don't like is a symptom of the political system
    you don't like is a pile of boring shit Bruce.
    No one wants to hear it except your little abusive clique that crossposts
    allover nz.gen and nz.politics
    harry, Nov 2, 2003
  6. T.N.O.

    Howard Guest

    harry wrote:

    Hey! Bruce is one of the most lucid posters in this ng, and I for one seek
    out his posts!
    Howard, Nov 2, 2003
  7. T.N.O.

    harry Guest

    I quite agree.
    But that was not a lucid post.
    It had zero content apart from trying to draw some moral equivalence
    between various current event occurrences and some spam.
    He spends quite a bit of time complaining about the actions of privatized
    telecommunications, yet calls the governments which pursue such policies
    Its all a bit off topic for nz.comp.
    harry, Nov 2, 2003
  8. Don't worry Howard, free speech works both ways -- at least for the
    time being :)

    Although the poster may have felt that I shouldn't be allowed to
    excercise my right, I'm happy for him to exercise his.
    Bruce Simpson, Nov 2, 2003
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    Howard Guest

    I think the refusal of current administration to enact anti-spam legislation
    is quite on topic. Yes it has political overtones, but that would make his
    post suitable for cross posting to nz. politics, while not excluding
    Howard, Nov 2, 2003
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    harry Guest

    Its usenet, I can do f'all about what you post and where, but if we all
    start having little rants about the government and the judiciary and the
    damn evil commies here, it'll be the same pile of crap as the other nz.*
    I'm just requesting some restraint.
    harry, Nov 3, 2003
  11. Hell, all I did was point out that our spam problem isn't going to get
    any better while the government is bent on protecting spammers' rights
    at the cost of other Net users -- especially when it plays hypocrite
    and supports laws that see another Net user (not a spammer) arrested
    for exercising *their* right to free speech. Read my column to day to
    see what I mean.
    Bruce Simpson, Nov 3, 2003
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    Mainlander Guest

    So piss off Nazi commie

    This is free speech, that you hate so much
    Mainlander, Nov 3, 2003
  13. The time travel one is a have. If you look at the html attachments which
    come along with them, you find the same old penis spam the guy has been
    pushing for years. It's basically just a hashbuster.
    Uncle StoatWarbler, Nov 3, 2003
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    garth algar Guest

    No thanks, I 've gone right off you, now you insist on turning a technical
    newsgroup into a political soapbox for your right wing rants.
    Running down our country, which is not particularly socialist and is a good
    place to do business, just for the sake of promoting your political agenda,
    is something that you should keep out of nz.comp.
    garth algar, Nov 3, 2003
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    garth algar Guest

    But it doesn't make New Zealand pseudo socialist.
    Anti spam legislation would be controversial in the context of freedom of
    speech no matter what flavour of government was elected.
    garth algar, Nov 3, 2003
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    madknoxie Guest

    You're kidding, right? How is it a good place to do business? I agree
    its a fantastic place to live, but for business?
    madknoxie, Nov 3, 2003
  17. Oh, I'm hurt :)

    Spam *IS* an issue that belongs in nz.comp - as is the issue of
    leglislating against it and, like it or not, this government has an
    apalling ability to dodge the issue.

    First of all the Minister said that anti-spam legislation wasn't on
    the agenda because it was "too hard".

    Could it be that he's just "too lazy?"

    Just about every other Western nation has passed or is about to pass
    anti-spam legislsation -- but now the Minister tells us that it's all
    about protecting spammer's rights.

    Well I'm sorry but I don't believe that those people who send
    pornographic solicitations to 8-year-old kids by way of spam should
    *have* any rights -- or perhaps you think this is a good thing?
    Bruce Simpson, Nov 3, 2003
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    Brendan Guest

    Get yer hand off it Bruce...

    Brendan, Nov 3, 2003
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    Brendan Guest

    In the USA, people complaining about the 'war on terrorism' are either
    lynched or sent to Camp Delta in Cuba or held for months without
    There's plenty of stupidity to go around Bruce - as you amply
    demonstrate - you don't need to bring ideology into it.

    Follow ups set to nz.politics.

    Brendan, Nov 3, 2003
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    E. Scrooge Guest

    Nice try, sport. You don't need to shift your crap over to politics.
    Nothing wrong with the subject in nz.comp.

    E. Scrooge
    E. Scrooge, Nov 3, 2003
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