The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 21 February 2011]

Slick, very slick

Comment spammers aren’t just leeches and the scum of the Earth. They are also bad at using computers.

We run quite a few WordPress installations at work, and on a couple of them open comments are necessary.

Recently one of them was targeted by comment spammers. Comment spammers who don’t know how to configure their evil software.

Behold, the heartfelt congratulations of the Internet:

Comment spam

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Die in a ditch

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The big thieves hang the little ones

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A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable

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Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?