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Dinesh has Tagged you! :)

Rick Moen [rick at linuxmafia.com]

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 10:30:22 -0700

Quoting Dinesh Sikhwal (disikh at yahoo.com):

>    Dinesh S, 21
>    Dinesh has added you as a friend on Tagged.
>    Is Dinesh your friend?

Functionally speaking, Dinesh is a spammer.

>   [imgsrv.php?uid=5382936315&imgn=1&imgt=1&iw=320&ih=170&iy=53&is=35&nfr
>    =3]
>    [2]Click here to block all emails from Tagged
>    P.O. Box 193152 San Francisco, CA 94119-3152

No, I really don't think so: I'd rather just globally block all mail at all of my MTAs from the entirety of "taggedmail.com".

I'll also throw in "tagged.com" while I'm at it, as this "social networking" business appears to be more than usually pestilential.

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/03/how-to-block-tagged-mail-latest-e-mail.html says:

Tagged.com describe themselves as a "teen social networking destination on the web" but it is currently the largest source of email spam in our inbox.

Every other minute, there's a new email message from Tagged.com with a subject "[Your Friend Name] has tagged you! :)".

There's a link at the bottom of the email message that says "Click to unsubscribe" but even when you unsubscribe, "TaggedMail Invites" will continue to flood your inbox.

Goodbye, Dinesh. Goodbye, Tagged.com.

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Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Sun, 21 Oct 2007 19:26:32 -0400

Some people have interesting ideas. :)


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[OT] Subliminal

Jimmy ORegan [joregan at gmail.com]

Mon, 1 Oct 2007 13:03:47 +0100

My Dad was looking for some subliminal MP3s (he's a hippy...) - for this site (http://www.freesubliminals.com/) specifically - when he came across this: "Learn Polish Language SUBLIMINAL Instant MP3 Download" (http://cgi.ebay.com/Learn-Polish-Language-SUBLIMINAL-Instant-MP3-Download_W0QQitemZ150166054708QQihZ005QQcategoryZ3144QQcmdZViewItem)

So, he called me to the computer. I thought the most amusing part of the blurb was this:

"No dangerous pills Safe & Natural No dangerous diets No nauseating side effects No dangerous exercise"

Wow! I didn't realise that language learning had become so dangerous!

This also came up in his search: "Subliminal Recording Software - Make your own subliminal cd's and MP3's" (http://subliminalrecorder.com/). The blurb for that had this: "Create Subliminal Ringtones!". Like... umm... what? "Answer the phone?"

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Published in Issue 144 of Linux Gazette, November 2007