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spam leap

2006-12-07 18:01:14.827564+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Holy crap. My spam load was fairly heavy, circa 500 messages a day, but between last night and this morning that skyrocketed. Has Vista hit the streets, or is this just some new exploit for XP?

And once again I find it amusing that penis enlargement, tranny porn, and Rolex knock-offs all seem to have the same target demographic. I'll never be able to look at a high end wristwatch again without snickering.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-07 19:10:38.294531+00 by: ebradway

I bought one of the better Chinese knock-off replicas of a $20K watch for my wife last year. Yes, it still work. Yes, she went into a shop that sells the real watch and they couldn't tell it was a knock-off - at least while she was wearing it. I researched the purchase through the Replica Watches Guide. After spending several weeks trying to figure out the best way to negotiate a safe purchse, I did find that there is a good correlation between issues of penis size, porn, and knock-off watches - as well as ricer cars and trendy night clubs.

Another note on the knock-offs - most of the Swiss designers use the same sets of internals for their watches. These internals come in several grades: Swiss genuines, Swiss knock-offs, Japanese knock-offs and two grades of Chinese knock-offs. You can actually get Swiss-made knock-offs of Swiss watches and they tend to cost over $1000. A well-made Chinese knock-off with Swiss internals gets the price under $1000, barely. A well-made Chinese knock-off with Japanese internals usually gets the price under $500. If you go straight Chinese, they can be as cheap as $50 but frequently lack attention to detail (like misspellings on the face) and poor quality - i.e., they don't last more than a few months.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-07 19:12:01.360777+00 by: ebradway

Oh yeah, on the spam, Gmail does an exceptional job of filtering it out for me. And it's not through heuristics. It's just a matter of a million or so users tagging spam as it comes in.