[via wired]The human gene pool should be incapable of producing enough idiots to financially support the vast number of spammers whose scat litters so many inboxes. So how do spammers make any money when no one with even half a clue admits to doing business with them? Are there legions of poverty-stricken spammers out there who are slowly starving to death?Unfortunately, no. A significant number of spammers apparently aren’t at all interested in whether anyone buys their wares. Instead, they feed off other spammers in a bizarre cannibalistic pyramid scheme. Turns out, most spammers make money selling e-mail addresses to other spammers, who then sell those same addresses to others. It’s like the legendary snake eating its own tail.
Archive for December, 2003
What people think of. This tutorial is fantastic and goes through the step by step transformation of your old NES into a standard PC. It explains how/where to get the parts and then to install them. It even shows you have to use the original NES controllers. So you could effectively run a NES emulator on it and have a NES again !?
Matt Groening’s success as a cartoonist/animator may be the best counter we have to the old P.T. Barnum adage that no one ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the public. From his early notoriety as the man behind the comic strip ‘Life in Hell’ which he still produces weekly to his ongoing bastion of American satire The Simpsons and its skewed, sci-fi cousin Futurama, Groening has shown that the comedy of dysfunction and disrespect can pull in a wide, devoted audience. Read full interview using the link above.
A half dozen companies are developing cell phones based on the Linux operating system, an executive familiar with the plans said Friday. Click link for more info.