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The nerve of some idiots!

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The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers! The last sentence is especially obnoxious.

Follow-ups set to c.l.p.
Profile ID: 757548 matches...
Title: Need OSX Based Harvester / Spider
Project ID: 276485

Category: Programming / Software / Database Development
Description:
We're in need of a harvester that can extract valid email addresses
from specific websites.

Some harvest programs are apparently available online, but none
that we've found are compatible with OSX and even the PC based
programs look sketchy at best.

Please get in touch if you're able to develop this software on a
timely basis. If the software can also function as a bulk emailer,
that conceals our ISP, that would be ideal. However, a simple to
use, effective harvester is our first and foremost need.

Please be professional and honest in your abilities when responding.
--
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"A man who is right every time is not likely to do very much."
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Feb 25 '07 #1
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At Sun, 25 Feb 2007 09:51:42 -0500 CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.comwrote:
>
The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers! The last sentence is especially obnoxious.
Did you report this 'abuse' to the admins at guru.com?
>
Follow-ups set to c.l.p.
Profile ID: 757548 matches...
Title: Need OSX Based Harvester / Spider
Project ID: 276485

Category: Programming / Software / Database Development
Description:
We're in need of a harvester that can extract valid email addresses
from specific websites.

Some harvest programs are apparently available online, but none
that we've found are compatible with OSX and even the PC based
programs look sketchy at best.

Please get in touch if you're able to develop this software on a
timely basis. If the software can also function as a bulk emailer,
that conceals our ISP, that would be ideal. However, a simple to
use, effective harvester is our first and foremost need.

Please be professional and honest in your abilities when responding.
--
Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933
Deepwoods Software -- Linux Installation and Administration
http://www.deepsoft.com/ -- Web Hosting, with CGI and Database
he****@deepsoft.com -- Contract Programming: C/C++, Tcl/Tk

Feb 25 '07 #2

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In news:45***************@yahoo.com,
CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.comwrote:
The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers!
And you repost it here in its entirety ... brilliant.
Feb 25 '07 #3

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On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 09:56:09 -0800, "ynotssor" <yn******@example.net>
wrote:
>In news:45***************@yahoo.com,
CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.comwrote:
>The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers!

And you repost it here in its entirety ... brilliant.
Its entirety was necessary for context. Well, maybe he could have
trimmed the IDs for you.

--
Dan Henry
Feb 25 '07 #4

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In news:i8********************************@4ax.com,
Dan Henry <us****@danlhenry.comwrote:
>>The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers!

And you repost it here in its entirety ... brilliant.

Its entirety was necessary for context. Well, maybe he could have
trimmed the IDs for you.
Spam is spam ... "context" has nothing to do with it. Reposting it to
several newsgroups is also spam.

Feb 25 '07 #5

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"ynotssor" <yn******@example.netwrote in message
In news:45***************@yahoo.com,
CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.comwrote:
>The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers!

And you repost it here in its entirety ... brilliant.
I could do with a few bob.
How much for a grep and a bit of AI to detect obvious spamtraps?
Feb 25 '07 #6

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CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.comwrites:
The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers! The last sentence is especially obnoxious.

Follow-ups set to c.l.p.
Posting just to comp.lang.c, since that's where I read it.

Chuck, you've posted followups to spams several times recently. In
this case, you've copied a spam to newsgroups to which it wasn't even
posted in the first place.

Ignore it, or report it to the spammer's ISP. Don't post followups,
and *please* don't propagate it any further.

--
Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) ks***@mib.org <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
San Diego Supercomputer Center <* <http://users.sdsc.edu/~kst>
We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this.
Feb 25 '07 #7

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["Followup-To:" header set to comp.os.linux.misc.]
ynotssor <yn******@example.net>:
In news:i8********************************@4ax.com,
Dan Henry <us****@danlhenry.comwrote:
>The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers!

And you repost it here in its entirety ... brilliant.
Its entirety was necessary for context. Well, maybe he could have
trimmed the IDs for you.

Spam is spam ... "context" has nothing to do with it. Reposting it to
several newsgroups is also spam.
Well, you did too, with no followup. I guess you're a spammer too.
--
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
(*) http://www.spots.ab.ca/~keeling Linux Counter #80292
- - http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1855.html Please, don't Cc: me.
Spammers! http://www.spots.ab.ca/~keeling/emails.html
Feb 26 '07 #8

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In news:sl********************@heretic.spots.ab.ca,
s. keeling <ke*****@spots.ab.cawrote:
> Spam is spam ... "context" has nothing to do with it. Reposting it
to several newsgroups is also spam.

Well, you did too, ...
No spam was reposted. Get a fucking clue.
Feb 26 '07 #9

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ynotssor <yn******@example.netwrote:
In news:i8********************************@4ax.com,
Dan Henry <us****@danlhenry.comwrote:
>The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers!

And you repost it here in its entirety ... brilliant.
Its entirety was necessary for context. Well, maybe he could have
trimmed the IDs for you.

Spam is spam ... "context" has nothing to do with it. Reposting it to
several newsgroups is also spam.
Nope. Spam is technically UCE; which requires three criteria to be true:

1) Unsolicited
2) Commercial
3) Mass mail

I doubt CB himself is making any $$$ from posting it here. Feel free to
prove me wrong, though.

--
regards , Peter B. P. - http://titancity.com/blog , http://macplanet.dk

If guns kill, do pencils cause spelling errors?
Feb 26 '07 #10

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pe***@DIESPAMMERDIE.dk (Peter B. P.) writes:
ynotssor <yn******@example.netwrote:
[...]
>Spam is spam ... "context" has nothing to do with it. Reposting it to
several newsgroups is also spam.

Nope. Spam is technically UCE; which requires three criteria to be true:

1) Unsolicited
2) Commercial
3) Mass mail

I doubt CB himself is making any $$$ from posting it here. Feel free to
prove me wrong, though.
No, spam needn't be commercial. The MI5 spammer didn't appear to be
doing it for the money.

Re-posting something to just a few newsgroups isn't spam (see
"Breidbart Index"), just inappropriate.

Followups redirected.

--
Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) ks***@mib.org <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
San Diego Supercomputer Center <* <http://users.sdsc.edu/~kst>
We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this.
Feb 26 '07 #11

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ynotssor wrote:
Dan Henry <us****@danlhenry.comwrote:
>>>The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers!

And you repost it here in its entirety ... brilliant.

Its entirety was necessary for context. Well, maybe he could have
trimmed the IDs for you.

Spam is spam ... "context" has nothing to do with it. Reposting it to
several newsgroups is also spam.
Then why did you over-ride the follow-up set in my original? Note
that there was no means of contacting the originator without going
through gufu.com.

--
Chuck F (cbfalconer at maineline dot net)
Available for consulting/temporary embedded and systems.
<http://cbfalconer.home.att.net>
Feb 26 '07 #12

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On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 01:49:01 +0100, Peter B. P. wrote:
ynotssor <yn******@example.netwrote:
>Spam is spam ... "context" has nothing to do with it. Reposting it to
several newsgroups is also spam.

Nope. Spam is technically UCE; which requires three criteria to be true:

1) Unsolicited
2) Commercial
NB: Many people use Bulk, making spam UBE.
3) Mass mail
That's email spam you're thinking of. Here in usenet spam is nothing
more and nothing less than the same thing many times.

You measure 'spaminess' by calculating a metric known as the BI, which is
based on the square root of the number of groups each copy of a post goes
to.

--
Phoenix

Feb 26 '07 #13

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On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 09:56:09 -0800, ynotssor wrote:
And you repost it here in its entirety ... brilliant.
Why not? Give the guy a break.

Dan

Feb 26 '07 #14

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In comp.arch.embedded Malcolm McLean <re*******@btinternet.comwrote:
In news:45***************@yahoo.com,
CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.comwrote:
The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers!
I could do with a few bob.
How much for a grep and a bit of AI to detect obvious spamtraps?
Ah, but it's for the Mac so it must do all that and be shiny too.

-a
Feb 26 '07 #15

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On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 05:40:47 -0600, am******@cc.full.stop.helsinki.fi
wrote
(in article <er**********@oravannahka.helsinki.fi>):
In comp.arch.embedded Malcolm McLean <re*******@btinternet.comwrote:
>>In news:45***************@yahoo.com,
CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.comwrote:

The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers!
I could do with a few bob.
How much for a grep and a bit of AI to detect obvious spamtraps?

Ah, but it's for the Mac so it must do all that and be shiny too.
Shiny isn't an important property on the mac. The simple fact of it
being stable and bereft of blue screens is sufficient.
--
Randy Howard (2reply remove FOOBAR)
"The power of accurate observation is called cynicism by those
who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

Feb 26 '07 #16

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"Keith Thompson" <ks***@mib.orgwrote in message
CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.comwrites:
>The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers! The last sentence is especially obnoxious.

Follow-ups set to c.l.p.

Posting just to comp.lang.c, since that's where I read it.

Chuck, you've posted followups to spams several times recently. In
this case, you've copied a spam to newsgroups to which it wasn't even
posted in the first place.

Ignore it, or report it to the spammer's ISP. Don't post followups,
and *please* don't propagate it any further.
A job offer on a labour exchange BB is not spam.
The poster does not say why he wants to harvest email addresses from
webpages, but it is hard to believe that it is not for the purpose of
sending spam. However a solicitation of spamming technology isn't itself
spam.

Feb 26 '07 #17

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in 721520 20070226 200305 "Malcolm McLean" <re*******@btinternet.comwrote:
>"Keith Thompson" <ks***@mib.orgwrote in message
>CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.comwrites:
>>The following was found on guru.com (a job flogging system). The
nerve of some spammers! The last sentence is especially obnoxious.

Follow-ups set to c.l.p.

Posting just to comp.lang.c, since that's where I read it.

Chuck, you've posted followups to spams several times recently. In
this case, you've copied a spam to newsgroups to which it wasn't even
posted in the first place.

Ignore it, or report it to the spammer's ISP. Don't post followups,
and *please* don't propagate it any further.
A job offer on a labour exchange BB is not spam.
The poster does not say why he wants to harvest email addresses from
webpages, but it is hard to believe that it is not for the purpose of
sending spam. However a solicitation of spamming technology isn't itself
spam.
Mr Falconer seems overly-concerned with what others say and do.
Feb 27 '07 #18

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