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most spammers make $ selling info to other spammers

posted by Duncan at 11:13 pm on December 2nd, 2003

[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.

turn your old nintendo nes into a pc..

posted by Duncan at 9:37 am on December 2nd, 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 !?

doh! groening’s guide to digital cartooning

posted by Duncan at 9:03 pm on December 1st, 2003

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.

linux coming to cell phones

posted by Duncan at 6:14 pm on December 1st, 2003

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.

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