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#1 of 70 MarkHastings

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Posted May 31 2007 - 02:10 AM

Man described as a top spammer arrested

Oh man, why couldn't the title have been:
Man described as a top spammer, sued by millions of people affected, tortured, then stoned to death!

#2 of 70 Chris Lockwood

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Posted May 31 2007 - 02:55 AM

The reaction to this is interesting- assumption of guilt and so on.

Ever heard of due process?

#3 of 70 ChristopherG

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Posted May 31 2007 - 03:53 AM

Might have been the following quote from the link:

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"He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day."
I think that Mark was actually practicing what is becoming an increasingly endangered species of communication known as sarcasm.
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#4 of 70 Holadem

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Posted May 31 2007 - 04:31 AM

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I think that Mark was actually practicing what is becoming an increasingly endangered species of communication known as sarcasm.
Perhaps you mean hyperbole (a rather thriving species). There was nothing sarcastic about Mark's post.

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#5 of 70 Raasean Asaad

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Posted May 31 2007 - 05:01 AM

Might I add that it was merely acerbic wit and neither Hyperbole nor Sarcasm.
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Posted May 31 2007 - 05:21 AM

Actually it might have been an acerbic witticism, dripping with hyperbole and a touch of sarcasm.

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Posted May 31 2007 - 05:37 AM

I dunno. I read it again and I see the use of violent hyperbole to express a mix of intense jubilation and angry vindictiveness.

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Posted May 31 2007 - 05:58 AM

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The reaction to this is interesting- assumption of guilt and so on.

Ever heard of due process?
I suppose you would call a man video taped, wearing a ski mask, arrested by police outside a bank, with a bag of cash in one hand, an gun in the other, and a "this is a hold up" note in his pocket, just a "suspect"?

#9 of 70 MarkHastings

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Posted May 31 2007 - 06:19 AM

What the hell are you guys talking about? The man is SO guilty!

Due Process? I am not a lawyer and have the right to my own opinions. IMO, he is guilty and should be stoned to death.

And even if he isn't guilty. I hate everyone so he probably has done something that I am not happy with. Someone needs to pay for all of this spam crap that I get on a daily basis!!!

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Posted May 31 2007 - 08:37 AM

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Perhaps you mean hyperbole

I must have told you a BILLION times, it's not hyperbole. Posted Image

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Posted May 31 2007 - 08:45 AM

They ought to dress him in a pig costume and turn him loose in Alabama. Posted Image
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Posted May 31 2007 - 08:46 AM

Oh great, they caught my partner... Only a matter of time before they catch me... Posted Image
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Posted May 31 2007 - 10:03 AM

Why is everyone so upset and worried about due process in this matter? Isn't Spam processed enough? Just because some guy likes his processed meat doesn't mean he has to be stoned to like it. He could just be hungry.

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Posted May 31 2007 - 11:20 AM

So let me see if I’ve got this right. An 11 year-old boy wearing a ski mask shoots a huge pig in Alabama that gets processed into Spam pissing off Microsoft because their customers are getting obese from the billions of pounds of fat in each can?


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#15 of 70 MarkHastings

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Posted May 31 2007 - 12:07 PM

Why are we serving spam in the bathroom?

#16 of 70 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted May 31 2007 - 12:15 PM

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Why are we serving spam in the bathroom?

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Posted May 31 2007 - 12:19 PM

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Actually it might have been an acerbic witticism, dripping with hyperbole and a touch of sarcasm.

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Interviewer What did he do?
Vercotti He used sarcasm. He knew all the tricks, dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and satire.
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Presenter (voice over) By a combination of violence and sarcasm, the Piranha brothers by February 1966 controlled London and the South East. In February, though, Dinsdale made a big mistake.

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Posted May 31 2007 - 12:58 PM

So many processors involved, he surely got himself a proper process already.


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Posted May 31 2007 - 01:08 PM

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I think it might be his bragging about himself and his activities in some of his email that does him in:

http://www.spamhaus.....kso_id=ROK2649

http://www.spamhaus.....kso_id=ROK5154

In the past he lost his lawsuits twice, failed to make amends, and basically acknowledged that he hired virus makers to distribute his programs. The moment he basically confessed, the feds just needed to lock him up and start the plead case. I'm all for him getting due process, but for him due process is mostly going to be about making a plea bargain.
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Posted May 31 2007 - 01:35 PM

Joe,

I loved that Python bit....Michael Palin's delivery was perfect!
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