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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    Flaky postmodern spam

    Did anyone else get this pseudo-intellectual garbage in their in box?


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    Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 11:27:26 -0700 (PDT)
    From: Ibsenite Acherontic <coynessate4@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Fakes...
    To: ************
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

    There is something extremely wrong with every single
    person in this world. They seem to be part of a
    pointless simulation.

    "The Matrix" has portrayed this idea somewhat, yet we
    watch it and go back to our daily lives. Yet in this
    very life, underneath the seeming diversity in
    people's opinions, values, talents, and interests,
    there is something that makes everyone the same. It
    is as though this planet is populated only by mindless
    fakes, objects that provide the appearance of
    intellect on the surface but are based on only
    mechanical reflexes and primitive thought patterns.

    I don't really care if anything I say has been said
    before, if it was portrayed in movies, in books, or in
    the lyrics of some useless song. With 6 billion people
    covering the globe at any given time, thousands and
    thousands of years of written literature, probability
    dictates almost any combination of words has occurred
    numerous times. Yet there is clear evidence there was
    no action, so those words, just like the people who
    spoke them, must have been just more fakes. I am
    forced to use this language (also created by the
    fakes) because there is no alternative, so everything
    I write here could be misunderstood to make me sound
    like one of them, but it will be the action that I
    take and the dedication that will separate me from
    them.

    In my estimation the fakes that occupy this planet
    don't make up 99%, but more like 99.9999999% of the
    population. I know this because I've searched, and in
    my search have so far only found one true ally (I have
    found him via the internet as well). But even with
    those numbers we would not give up because there is no
    logic in giving up.

    The people on this planet are all fakes because the
    societies have made them this way. Ideas that populate
    people's minds have no logic or purpose. Concepts such
    as religion, god, morality, individualism, freedom,
    identity, happiness, love and billions of others are
    all just memes. Like parasites they infect the minds
    and spread from one person to the next. They have no
    point or purpose; they exist without any logical basis
    or foundation. The fakes are completely controlled by
    them, and they will never see beyond them. To not be
    controlled by them one must do more then just realize
    that they exist. One must resist any ideas that have
    no point, endlessly question, and never accept
    imperfection or compromise in any answer.

    We (myself and my ally) are different though. While we
    have had the limitation of existing only in these
    societies, something has made it possible for us to
    resist being indoctrinated into becoming one of those
    fakes. We have no arbitrary wants, needs, desires, or
    preferences.

    If this world continues to exist the way it is then
    nothing in it will ever have a point. It will always
    be just a product of random evolution, one with no
    importance or relevance. The only logical goal is to
    dedicate our lives to increasing our numbers, those
    that aren't fakes, so that in thousands of years our
    numbers may be such that the fakes would no longer be
    a threat to progress.

    Those that join us must see every other person
    occupying this planet as the enemy, and us as their
    only allies. Like us they must have dedication only to
    taking the most logical action, and to nothing else.

    To tell you more about us, we've posted some personal
    information about ourselves on a website. You'll also
    find past responses to us on that webpage.

    Obviously anyone reading this email is most likely
    just another fake. Do not simply reply to this email,
    if you do your message will almost certainly be
    ignored. If you do wish to communicate, first
    demonstrate your interest by taking the effort to
    find us online, one of the ways to do that is
    described below.

    Use a major search engine to search for every
    combination of any two words from the list below.
    The order of the words shouldn't matter as long as
    you do not search for them in quotes, but generally
    it should be clear what words can go together and
    in what order. Also when you pick the right
    combination you shouldn't need to look at more
    then the first matches.

    There are actually at least 7 (or more) different
    combinations and websites you can find by searching
    this list. The one you should contact will clearly
    say it is the 'communication' page and will have
    three forms to fill out. Mention what sites you did
    find, the more effort it seems you took the more
    likely we would believe in your dedication.

    There is no trick to this and this isn't meant to be
    quick, it should, however, be fairly clear if/when you
    find the right site. The following search engines were
    verified by us, please use any of them as other search
    engines may simply not list us correctly: Yahoo,
    Google, InfoSeek, Lycos, MSN, LookSmart, HotBot,
    InfoSpace, Ask.com, AllTheWeb, Teoma, WebCrawler,
    AltaVista, AOL Search, Netscape Search, Dogpile.

    perfect
    pointless
    theory
    endless
    desire
    defiance
    eternal
    wants
    logic
    competitive
    driving
    perpetual
    competition
    impartial
    vision
    logical
    meaningless
    teenage
    infinite
    dream
    final
    best
    escape
    fury
    objective
    purpose
    thought
    indoctrination
    only
    ambition
    clue
    view
    perfection

    If this can't be solved, or if you never reach us,
    there should be no reason for you to give up as
    we will never give up and thus there will always
    be some way to find us.


    --------------
    Ryan and Jacob



    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Someone who has played way too many video games.

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    I think I would prefer this kind of mindless spam to the ones that I receive on a daily basis which basically claim that I can safey increase my penis size up to 3 inches. Hmmmm......didn't know I had one!

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    Hmmm, maybe he got his college diploma from the SPAMMers who keep trying to sell me one - in just three weeks of course.

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    I'm with Planderella - ever since I opened that web page with the brazilian soccer fan, every morning when I get to work, I've got an email offering gang rape porn, wild animals f***ing, etc. etc. etc. It's always from a different email address, and it doesn't matter how often i unsubscribe from their list. sigh. i'm just waiting for my husband's boss (the director of MIS) to call.

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    Originally posted by KMateja
    it doesn't matter how often i unsubscribe from their list.
    By trying to unsubscribe you may be inadvertently generating more spam - they know now that you are getting their emails, so they send you more, and sell your address to others...

    I agree with Glomer.

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    blargh! so what do i do? will it just eventually stop?

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    Just enjoy it like we know you do.

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    maudit anglais
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    It depends on your email system - you may be able to block or filter certain emails and/or email addresses. Maybe Dan can help here - I'm not much of a techie...

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    My personal e-mail address -- I get NO spam. The only account I get a lot of spam on is the old University at Buffalo account (where I recieved this gem). I got no spam there, either, until the address was listed on a Web site for "planning editoirs." Sigh.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Originally posted by KMateja
    I'm with Planderella - ever since I opened that web page with the brazilian soccer fan, every morning when I get to work, I've got an email offering gang rape porn, wild animals f***ing, etc. etc. etc. It's always from a different email address, and it doesn't matter how often i unsubscribe from their list. sigh. i'm just waiting for my husband's boss (the director of MIS) to call.
    I thought I was the only one getting that crap. It's a horrible never-ending cycle.

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    I'm just afraid that this will snowball and some morning i'll come in with 80 solicitations for child porn. damn, the internet sucks sometimes!

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    i thought that was the only thing driving the internet and its proliferation and ever increasing bandwiths...PORN...the other white meat...
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    If you are using Outlook you can filter out some of these. Add an e-mail address to filter by going to Actions - Junk email - Add to Adult Content Senders List. You can then block further messages from that sender. No matter what you do, though, you're always going to get that stuff.

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    Michael - you're a genius. Thank you. I can't wait to come in tomorrow to see if it worked!

    Kelly

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    maudit anglais
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    The only problem is that your spam is likely not coming from the same email address twice - maybe the same provider, but not the same address. I don't know if Outlook let's you block from certain ISPs - i.e. all @yahoo.com, etc.

    Maybe you'll have to let your MIS guy in on your little secret and see if they can block it at the source.

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    Outlook also has a little thing called "Adult Content Blocker" which will scan emails for objectionable words and automatically dump them. So we'll find out tomorrow if it works, because otherwise i'll be getting "enormous a** porn" and "zoo porn" for a while. *groan*

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