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    You missed a lick there. You might have asked him for help on the Palfreyman Prime Sieve Conjecture, a still-unsolved problem.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2017
     
    Aargh! The ole PPSC! Thanks, al, I'll remember it next time.

    Holes filtering Primes, sounds like a Bezos' robot prostitute offer.
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    You'll be sorry, all of ye, ye scurvey dogs, just see if ye won't!
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2017 edited
     
    This is a weird one-- received this email which did not get flagged by gmail:

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    Hi,

    Thank you for choosing SFR with Fon WiFi
    Puchase Details

    You have purchased a FONAccessOneDayBundle at SFR with Fon WiFi.

    A total of 4.90 EUR (including taxes and fees) have been debited from your RBS.

    Your transaction number with Fon is 14935292.

    If you are having trouble connecting to our service, please read our FAQ "How to connect".

    Be in Charge With Your Own Personal User Zone

    Did you know that in your Fon UserZone you can for example:

    View your remaining pass credit
    See your pass purchase history and download your invoices
    To access your Fon UserZone simply go to http://corp.fon.com/login and log in with your Fon credentials.

    If you have forgotten your password, you can request a new one here: http://corp.fon.com/forgot

    Should you need more information about our services, please visit our Help Center.

    Thanks again for choosing SFR WiFi Fon, the global WiFi network

    The SFR WiFi Fon Team
    --------------------------------

    I never heard of Fon before. I had to look it up. And I don't have an RBS account. I assume that's Royal Bank of Scotland? fon.com is legitimately Fon. Maybe they hacked corp.fon.com but that would seem odd. So: WTF here? Anybody know? Googling Fon and scam doesn't really tell me.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2017
     
    Usually the shortcut points to a different website than the one it says it is pointing to?
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2017 edited
     
    Oh and soon after, got this:
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    Hi,

    Thank you for choosing SFR WiFi Fon, it's great you've joined us. We've registered your details and have opened an account for you.
    Hop online now!

    Now that you are a Fon member, you can connect to all Fon hotspots around the world with your Username [my REAL email name was here]@gmail.com and the password you choose to sign up.

    Need Help?

    Did you know that in your Fon UserZone you can:

    View your remaining pass credit
    See your pass purchase history and download your invoices
    To access your Fon UserZone simply go to http://corp.fon.com/login and log in with your Fon credentials.

    If you have forgotten your password, you can request a new one here: http://corp.fon.com/forgot

    Should you need more information about our services, please visit our Help Center.

    Happy surfing!
    The SFR WiFi with Fon team

    This is a one-time administrative auto-confirmation email sent by Fon to confirm your registration. Therefore you do not need to unsubscribe.

    If you have not registered with Fon or you have received this email by mistake please send us an email to unsubscribe@fon.com.

    ========================================

    And that last line is weird too... if this is really from Fon, they don't KNOW whether I really registered AND PAID with my (nonexistent) "RBS" account? WTF (square)?!
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2017 edited
     
    1. Are you sure the URLs are pointing to where they say they are pointing to?
    2. Did you check https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if any of your accounts with [your REAL email name was here]@gmail.com as the username have been pwned?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2017 edited
     
    Got one today:

    This email notification has been automatically sent to you because Better Business Bureau has received an abuse, claiming that your company is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    You can download the document with the explication of compliant by following the link https://bit.ly/xxxxxxx.

    We also ask that you send a short reply within 48 hours to us. This response should contain information about what you plan to do about it.

    Important note:
    When replying to us, keep the compliant ID "Case:5786322980390:658" native in the subject line.

    BBB
    Abuse Department
    Sara D Geiger


    sending host was lycos.com. Probably a hijacked email account.
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    Compliant abuse -- it's the richest kind!
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2017
     
    I liked the "Abuse Department' tagline. Reminded me of a Python sketch.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2017
     
    Posted By: AsterixI liked the "Abuse Department' tagline. Reminded me of a Python sketch.

    Ha! Exactly my thoughts.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2017
     
    Posted By: Duracell1. Are you sure the URLs are pointing to where they say they are pointing to?
    2. Did you checkhttps://haveibeenpwned.com/to see if any of your accounts with [your REAL email name was here]@gmail.com as the username have been pwned?
    I tried the links in a sandbox and they lead exactly where they say they do. That makes it weird, methinks. And that email account does not show in the pwned link. I have one that does but it's gmail and gmail sorts things pretty well.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2017
     
    Posted By: korkskrew*giggle* Frequencies *snicker*
    http://time.com/4829968/nasa-dispute-gwyneth-paltrow-goop/



    There is an excellent article in this excellent publication, The Atlantic:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/09/goop-popularity/539064/

    I'm a subscriber to The Atlantic so this might be behind a paywall and I am not aware of it... if so, I can post a few quotes.

    So GOOP is a **huge** commercial success. GOOP is being fought with minimal resources by a few physicians. This is typical:

    https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/category/bad-goop-advice/

    ... and the response is:

    http://goop.com/uncensored-a-word-from-our-doctors/

    It is frustrating how pervasive woowoo has become in our Western society. It is as if the average person has no idea at all about the advances in science of the last century other than what they get out of their flat screen TV and smart phone.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2017
     
    Oh gaaawwwds!

    When it hits newsstands later this month, Goop magazine will join a large roster of celebrity-blessed lifestyle publications, following in the footsteps of Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, Rosie O’Donnell, and Rachael Ray. The idea behind celebrity-led publications, says Brooke Erin Duffy, a Cornell professor who researches women’s magazines, is that “celebrities were not just individuals we saw on the screen, but we had a connection to them. We could emulate them in our everyday lives.” By some measures, it works: Dr. Oz The Good Life and O, The Oprah Magazine were both top-10 monthly magazines at newsstands last year, according to the trade publication Min.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2017 edited
     
    Strange. I've got a can of Goop here and it looks nothing like Gwyneth Paltrow.



    Hint: I'm not one of the "beautiful people".
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2017 edited
     
    You will be getting a visit from the Goop Squad to confiscate said items.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 20th 2017
     
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2017
     
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2017
     
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2017
     
    Buying your way onto the bestseller list

    So much for trusting the NYT bestseller list...