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Elliott
SPAMMER

USA
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Posted - 03/20/2009 :  23:33:44  Show Profile Send Elliott a Private Message  Reply with Quote
‘Slumdog Millionaire' has indeed taken the world by storm by winning eight Oscars. It's unthinkable that a bunch of young actors in the main roles could actually do so well, leaving behind many well known names. I know that most of them belong to India, but I would like to know more about them.

Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9669 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2009 :  01:20:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It wasn't actually those young actors that won the Oscars. It was the experienced crew that supported the actors.

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Nathan
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Posted - 03/22/2009 :  21:19:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Nathan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
True, indeed! The film ‘Slumdog Millionaires' deserved all the Oscars it won. Yes, you have it right. Most of the artistes in the film are Indians. To have more details about them, straightaway log on to www.woodenspears.com.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2009 :  21:29:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Do Elliott and Nathan share an IP address by any chance? Not to be cynical, but it's amazing how in the space of 3 posts, we have a brand-new member asking a non-skepticism question that was answered by another brand new member. I sure hope this whole exchange wasn't a choreographed bid to drive traffic to that website. But like I said, I'm probably just being cynical.


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"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2009 :  22:41:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If either one of them doesn't like being booted, he/she can email me and explain to me my mistake.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2009 :  23:07:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It might be a good idea to remove the link as well, especially if getting it up was the only goal. I mean, just temporarily until we hear the whole story.


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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2009 :  23:09:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by H. Humbert

It might be a good idea to remove the link as well, especially if getting it up was the only goal. I mean, just temporarily until we hear the whole story.
Jeeze. Kick the poor spamming bastards while they're down, will ya?


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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2009 :  03:24:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know, the posts are two days apart. If that's spam, I'm rather impressed by the commitment.

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Dave W.
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USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2009 :  04:59:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by H. Humbert

It might be a good idea to remove the link as well, especially if getting it up was the only goal.
You should look at where it goes, now.

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2009 :  07:10:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Ricky

I don't know, the posts are two days apart. If that's spam, I'm rather impressed by the commitment.
It's a tactic that's been around for a while.

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9669 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2009 :  10:12:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Notice how Nathan's post isn't, or rather, could have been a response to me, if I had not pointed out Elliot's error regarding who actually won the oscars.
It looks almost like a pre-programmed resons.
The two day delay could easily be a spam-bot specific delay.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2009 :  11:30:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by H. Humbert

It might be a good idea to remove the link as well, especially if getting it up was the only goal.
You should look at where it goes, now.
Yeah, I should have checked. That's good.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2009 :  21:50:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
To seal the deal, we just got another post by a third new member from the same block of possibly-forged IP addresses, asking to know more about Oprah. With luck, we won't get the follow-up in two days.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2009 :  22:19:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.
It's a tactic that's been around for a while.
Heh. I remember walking around downtown Cleveland one afternoon when I came to two men playing 3-card Monte. They were the worst actors I had ever seen. The exchange went something like this:

Guy 1: Hey, man, pick any of these three cards. If it's the red queen, you win $20.

Guy 2: Ok, that one.

Guy 1: Hey, it's the queen! You just won $20! Here's your money.

Guy 2: It's that easy?

Guy 1: It's that easy. [pretending to just notice my presence] Hey, kid, you want to make an easy $20?

Guy 2: Do it, man! I just won!

Me: You two wouldn't be in on this scam together by any chance, would you?

Them in chorus: [Ahem] Ah, um, er, wachu talkin' 'bout?

Me: I think I'll pass. And you guys really need to work on your act.


Now you don't even need a partner when pulling a scam, you can just play all the roles yourself on the internet using different screen names. Takes some of the inherent comedy out of it.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 03/23/2009 22:33:12
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2009 :  02:16:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by H. Humbert

Originally posted by Dave W.
It's a tactic that's been around for a while.
Heh. I remember walking around downtown Cleveland one afternoon when I came to two men playing 3-card Monte. They were the worst actors I had ever seen. The exchange went something like this:

Guy 1: Hey, man, pick any of these three cards. If it's the red queen, you win $20.

Guy 2: Ok, that one.

Guy 1: Hey, it's the queen! You just won $20! Here's your money.

Guy 2: It's that easy?

Guy 1: It's that easy. [pretending to just notice my presence] Hey, kid, you want to make an easy $20?

Guy 2: Do it, man! I just won!

Me: You two wouldn't be in on this scam together by any chance, would you?

Them in chorus: [Ahem] Ah, um, er, wachu talkin' 'bout?

Me: I think I'll pass. And you guys really need to work on your act.


Now you don't even need a partner when pulling a scam, you can just play all the roles yourself on the internet using different screen names. Takes some of the inherent comedy out of it.


I don't think I'd want either of those stumblebums shilling my throw.


Throwing Three Card Monte


3 Card Monte is strictly a spectator sport unless you know how to read the "trick." Then you've got a slight chance of stinging the dealer, but you'll only get one shot at it. Hell, if you know the trick and have good hands, you should be throwing a game of your own.




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