Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Public Service Announcement Brought To You By SPAMIS

I just got this spam in my inbox,
and its probably the funniest Ive seen!
[Yes, it beats fallen nigerian / korean / iraqi dictator aides emails]

However its still spam, and the last paragraph is rather ominous.

yk.


Subject: BREAKING NEWS: Microsoft CEO Vows to "KILL" Google

COURT DOCUMENTS:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Vowed to "KILL" Google

News Published: September 2, 2005, 1:07 PM PDT
Reprinted From CNET News.com - Written by Ina Fried


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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer vowed to "kill" Google in an
expletitive-laced, chair-throwing tirade when a senior
engineer told him he was leaving the company to go work
for Google, the engineer claimed in court documents made
public on Friday.

In a sworn statement made public Friday, Mark Lucovsky,
another Microsoft senior engineer who left for Google in
November 2004, recounted Ballmer's angry reaction when
Lucovsky told Ballmer he was going to work for the search
engine company.

"At some point in the conversation, Mr. Ballmer said:
'Just tell me it's not Google,'"Lucovosky said in his
statement. Lucovosky replied that he was joining Google.

"At that point, Mr. Ballmer picked up a chair and threw it
across the room hitting a table in his office," Lucovosky
recounted, adding that Ballmer then launched into a tirade
about Google CEO Eric Schmidt. "I'm going to f***ing bury
that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again.
I'm going to f***ing kill Google." Schmidt previously
worked for Sun Microsystems and was the CEO of Novell.

ARTICLE AT:
http://news.com.com/Court+docs+Ballmer+vowed+to+kill+Google/2100-1014_3-5846243.html?

COMMENTED AT:
http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/05/09/03/0515250.shtml?tid=109&tid=217&tid=133&tid=123

ASK YOURSELF:
Do you trust a company with "your computer" security/privacy
and support a company with a CEO that acts in this manner?

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MICROSOFT: Self-Admitted World's Largest & Greatest Spammer
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" I'm with one of the greatest, most hated institutional
"spammers" around. We are a spamhouse. Doesn't matter
that we're Microsoft. Our legitimate, unsolicited email
is still just spam. "

- Mike Lyman
- MICROSOFT HEAD EMAIL ABUSE ADMINISTRATOR

ABOVE STATEMENT ARCHIVED & COMMENTED ON AT:
http://peach.ease.lsoft.com/scripts/wa.exe?S1=spam-l&X=-
1. Under Search for type: "We are a spamhaus."
2. Under Search for type: "most hated institutional"

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" Businesses ought to be able to send unsolicited e-mail to
people even if they are unsure if they have a pre-existing
business relationship with them. "

- Ryan Hamlin
- MICROSOFT CHIEF COUNSEL - August 22nd, 2005

ABOVE STATEMENT ARCHIVED & COMMENTED ON AT:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3384447a28,00.html
http://it.slashdot.org/it/05/08/22/1717258.shtml?tid=111&tid=109

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- [ Public Service Announcement Brought To You By SPAMIS ]
- [ Strategic Partnership Against Microsoft Illegal Spam ]

[SPAMIS NOTIFICATION]:
Fully "READY" to Begin Increasing Public Service Announcement
Emails to 20 Times the Amount of Internet Users by 25 Times the
Current Sending Rate & Speed When a Certain Activity Transpires.
[CURRENTLY IN WAITING FOR THIS ACTIVITY TO TRANSPIRE]

3 lewsers:

ShaolinTiger said...

I got this same thing in my gmail account..I thought it might be from someone I know.

Yoon Kit said...

> I thought it might be from someone I know.

Well, it was sent to me, by (supposedly) me!

Do you know what this means?

] Emails to 20 Times the Amount of
] Internet Users by 25 Times the
] Current Sending Rate & Speed

So the spamhaus intends to send 20 emails each to everyone?
And they intend to do it by breaking Shannons Laws of traffic theory 25 times over?

yk.

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