Spam is completely out of control, costing companies billions of dollars, wasting people’s time to sort through, and on top of everything else is often offensive on many levels. To combat the problem, all sorts of solutions are pondered in laboratories around the world–white lists, black lists, Bayesian filters, and other defenses of varying levels of desperation and cunning.
But when you think about it, spam is such a problem because it is very cheap to distribute. This means that a minuscule success rate is good enough for the spammer.
There are people out there displaying an utter, debilitating, and shocking lack of common sense by receiving a spam offering to have their tiny wangs enlarged for only $50 “without drugs or pumps!” and they order it! These people are very few, but there are enough of them to make spamming profitable.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
What we need to do, as a global society, is find those people and cut off their Internet access. Once those people are no longer on the Internet, spammers will not get any results, and they will stop spamming.
And then we will move to phase two of my Evil Plan…
Music: “Mars” by Emmanuel Top
Posted Monday, 15 December, 2003 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.