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Monthly Archives: November 2010

best spam ever

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Mr. Ken" <email@gmail.com>
Date: November 23, 2010 1:18:17 PM CST
To: me@myjob
Subject: Dear Internet User

DEAR RECEIVER,

You have just received a Taliban virus. Since we are not so technologicaly advanced in Afghanistan, this is a MANUAL virus. Please delete all the files on your hard disk yourself and send this mail to everyone you know.

Thank you very much for helping us.

Thanks & Regard's

Ken

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ebay sucks

Here's one of those eBay stories: I listed an item for sale on eBay only to have it removed the next day. Why? My contention is because the auction stated the item was a "CD-R". Mind you, the original item was issued only on CD-R. I called eBay and they told me the item was removed because it was "reported". I then contacted the only two people in the world that could rightfully report it – the original label that issued the disc (where I bought it) and their one licensee. Their replies are below:

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MC019 eBay Listing Removed: Copyright Violation - Unauthorized Item (424316144)
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Dear djfake (@gmail.com),

You recently listed the following listing:

190460254056 - SCHICKE FUHRS FROHLING LIVE 1975 CD NORDSEE OOP

Your listing has been removed.

Unauthorized copies are illegal and not allowed on eBay. Do not relist.
Hello Mr. Snider

no, we didn't contact eBay
and we don't know about  another copyright
holder.

Best wishes
Claudia Fröhling
NORDSEE-RECORDS
PROPPINGSTR.4
26122 OLDENBURG
Vicky Powell/Esoteric Recordings
	
Hi Charles

Definitely not me--that's a weird one, its perfectly legit!!and you are
fully entitled to sell it.

Fuck you eBay.