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(Ars Technica)   "Godfather of Spam" sentenced to 51 months of meat in his can   (arstechnica.com) divider line 70
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-11-24 08:23:41 PM
This is a reminder of what CAN-SPAM means: very little. He's going away for fraud first and foremost, with maybe a little extra poke in the can for the spam part.
 
2009-11-24 08:35:23 PM
The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.
 
2009-11-24 08:37:55 PM
labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

I smell something cooking here. Prisoners can get mail, right? Oh man would that be some sweet sweet justice.
 
2009-11-24 09:17:21 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2009-11-24 10:08:21 PM
This headline is way too similar to the other one.

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=3753488
 
2009-11-24 10:12:24 PM
Ralsky can suck my sweaty nads. I'm glad to see him go down. At first, I assumed it was an article about Sanford Wallace, who's apparently been in some trouble lately, though I thought he'd changed his tune.
 
2009-11-24 10:17:51 PM
labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

I enjoyed your comment.
 
2009-11-24 10:18:13 PM
labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

+1
 
2009-11-24 10:18:57 PM
We can only hope that his roomie just got an offer in his email for a penis enlargement device....
 
2009-11-24 10:19:39 PM
Spam in the place where I live. (ham and pork)
Think about nutrition, wonder what's inside it now. (oh boy)
Spam in my lunchbox at work. (it's the best)
Really makes a darn good sandwich, any way you slice it at all.

If you're running low, go to the store.
Carry some money to help you buy more.
The tab is there to open the can.
The can is there to hold in the spam.

Oh, spam on the table at home. (ham and pork)
Think about selection, are there different flavors now. (let's eat)
Spam in my office at work. (it's the best)
Think about the stuff it's made from, wonder if it's mystery meat.

If you need a spoon, keep one around.
Carry a thermos to help wash it down.
Now if there's some left, don't just throw it out.
Use it for spackle or bathroom grout, now.

Spam in my pantry at home. (have some more)
Think of expiration, better read the label now. (oh boy)
Spam breakfast, dinner or lunch. (it's the best)
Think about how it's been pre-cooked, wonder if I'll just eat it cold.

Now once you start in, you can't put it down.
Don't leave it sitting or it'll turn brown.
The key is going to open the tin.
The tin is there to keep the spam in.

Oh spam, spam. (ham and pork)
Think about nutrition, wonder what's inside it now. (oh boy)
Spam, spam. (it's the best)
Really makes a darn good sandwich any way you slice it.
Spam in the place where I live. (have some more)
Think about addiction, wonder if I'm a junkie now. (let's eat)
Spam in the place where I work. (you're obsessed)
Think about the way it's processed, wonder if it's some kind of meat.
Spam in the back of my car. (ham and pork)
The tab is there to open the can. (spam any place that you are)
The can is there to open the spam. (spam any place that you are)
Oh spam.
 
2009-11-24 10:19:53 PM
labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

Again, unoriginal (new window).
 
2009-11-24 10:21:22 PM
ZAZ: This is a reminder of what CAN-SPAM means: very little. He's going away for fraud first and foremost, with maybe a little extra poke in the can for the spam part.

Well, it is called CAN-SPAM, not CAN'T-SPAM :-)

Mercifully, in most cases the benefits of promoting legal stuff by spam are outweighed by the risks and so that has largely gone by the board.

Thanks to the lobbyists who gutted the real anti-spam bills, the USA is the only "developed" country where spam is still legal ... even Nigeria outlawed it a couple of years back.
 
2009-11-24 10:22:59 PM
Sounds like this story has a Happy Ending
/for his cellie
 
2009-11-24 10:23:38 PM
nekom: labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

I smell something cooking here. Prisoners can get mail, right? Oh man would that be some sweet sweet justice.


I believe the joke may have escaped you, my good sir.
 
2009-11-24 10:23:47 PM
nekom: labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

I smell something cooking here. Prisoners can get mail, right? Oh man would that be some sweet sweet justice.


Slashdot actually did that (new window) to him several years ago.
 
2009-11-24 10:24:02 PM
homeschooled: labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

Again, unoriginal (new window).



Wow! Who pissed in your corn flakes this morning?
 
2009-11-24 10:25:10 PM
I'm sure he'll have plenty of access to computers during his stay. To contact his army of minions. Don't expect the spam to slow down.
 
2009-11-24 10:27:04 PM
so what?
They were AOl
users.
they bought their ticket...
 
2009-11-24 10:28:27 PM
Fark Me To Tears: homeschooled: labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

Again, unoriginal (new window).


Wow! Who pissed in your corn flakes this morning?


maybe it is code for "I was the subby of that headline and I am totally the funniest guy here and I did it first!!! waaaaah"?
 
2009-11-24 10:32:07 PM
I don't like spam (pops)!
 
2009-11-24 10:35:12 PM
homeschooled: labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

Again, unoriginal (new window).


And speaking of unoriginal headlines, let's see what your profile has to offer:

We have a "Cutest _____ you'll see all ______."
Link (new window)

We have a "Not News: ______. Fark: ______."
Link (new window)

And we have a "Not News: ______. News: ______. Fark:______."
Link (new window)

Care to cast any more stones, Captain Glass-House?
 
2009-11-24 10:36:27 PM
BKITU: And speaking of unoriginal headlines, let's see what your profile has to offer:

We have a "Cutest _____ you'll see all ______."
Link (new window)

We have a "Not News: ______. Fark: ______."
Link (new window)

And we have a "Not News: ______. News: ______. Fark:______."
Link (new window)

Care to cast any more stones, Captain Glass-House?


Dude, the headline is about the same thing as the other one! Guys spamming going to jail and getting rammed there. It's different. Everyone uses those.
 
2009-11-24 10:38:41 PM
homeschooled: BKITU: And speaking of unoriginal headlines, let's see what your profile has to offer:

We have a "Cutest _____ you'll see all ______."
Link (new window)

We have a "Not News: ______. Fark: ______."
Link (new window)

And we have a "Not News: ______. News: ______. Fark:______."
Link (new window)

Care to cast any more stones, Captain Glass-House?

Dude, the headline is about the same thing as the other one! Guys spamming going to jail and getting rammed there. It's different. Everyone uses those.


And you resort to memes to get 50% of your greens. QQ MOAR.
 
2009-11-24 10:40:15 PM
BKITU: homeschooled: labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

Again, unoriginal (new window).

And speaking of unoriginal headlines, let's see what your profile has to offer:

We have a "Cutest _____ you'll see all ______."
Link (new window)

We have a "Not News: ______. Fark: ______."
Link (new window)

And we have a "Not News: ______. News: ______. Fark:______."
Link (new window)

Care to cast any more stones, Captain Glass-House?



Game. Set. Match.
 
2009-11-24 10:40:44 PM
Butthurt homeschooled is butthurt.
 
2009-11-24 10:41:20 PM
Prison rape isn't funny.
 
2009-11-24 10:41:56 PM
Eudeyrn: Prison rape isn't funny.

Unless you're prison-raping a clown!
 
2009-11-24 10:43:50 PM
BKITU: And you resort to memes to get 50% of your greens. QQ MOAR.

Right. There's a difference between using a format and using someone's headline that was already nominated for headline of the week. About the same story. Good job.
 
2009-11-24 10:44:08 PM
 
2009-11-24 10:46:16 PM
homeschooled: BKITU: And speaking of unoriginal headlines, let's see what your profile has to offer:

We have a "Cutest _____ you'll see all ______."
Link (new window)

We have a "Not News: ______. Fark: ______."
Link (new window)

And we have a "Not News: ______. News: ______. Fark:______."
Link (new window)

Care to cast any more stones, Captain Glass-House?

Dude, the headline is about the same thing as the other one! Guys spamming going to jail and getting rammed there. It's different. Everyone uses those.


"You've got male!"
 
2009-11-24 10:47:16 PM
Just curious, how did he make money from spamming?
 
2009-11-24 10:53:06 PM
This thread is chock-full of win.

I thank you all.
 
2009-11-24 10:55:27 PM
feanturi: nekom: labman: The more unsolicited male he gets, the happier I will be.

I smell something cooking here. Prisoners can get mail, right? Oh man would that be some sweet sweet justice.

Slashdot actually did that (new window) to him several years ago.


I see no reason why he should be able to escape the junk mail simply because he has had a change of address.
 
2009-11-24 10:58:35 PM
stuhayes2010: Just curious, how did he make money from spamming?

Tiny fraction of people responded and bought shiat. The cost of spamming was so low that it was tremendously lucrative to separate incredibly stupid people and their money.
 
2009-11-24 10:59:17 PM
I thought I read in playboy that some notorious com-bloc spammaster was found dead in his apartment with an actual can of spam in his howdy-hole. Did anyone else read that, or is it just wishful thinking on my part?
 
2009-11-24 11:00:23 PM
Wasn't it that naturalized citizen thing?

/shakes cane at internet
 
2009-11-24 11:05:59 PM
Subby forgot to mention the soon-to-be-convict's "pump and dump" procedure.

/spam
 
2009-11-24 11:14:09 PM
Rufus_T_Firefly: I don't like spam (pops)!

Spam spam spam spam...
 
2009-11-24 11:25:26 PM
Regardless of the headline quality, this man deserves to rot in jail for a long, long time. Much longer than he got.
 
2009-11-24 11:32:18 PM
i might actually look for an address for a big brutha from his facilities state gov'department of corrections site. and send that fine chap a picture of sir spamalot, and ask him to protect him...cause alot of people would consider anyone who raped him a hero
 
2009-11-24 11:50:41 PM
There should be harsher sentencing for spammers. Public execution by giant blender sounds about right. People would line up for a chance to push the pusle button.

But that would be cruel and unusual. Locking them up with rapists and killers will have to serve. I just hope the rapists and killers get the job done.
 
2009-11-25 12:00:09 AM
can someone explain to me in layman's terms what the whole stock fraud thing was. need better explanation than what given?
 
2009-11-25 12:01:45 AM
I only believe in capital punishment for murder, rape, treason, piracy, and alarming Her Majesty the Queen.

I think I will add "spamming" to that list. But I will also include anal invasion with a hot, sharp object prior to execution.
 
2009-11-25 12:55:26 AM
erveek: stuhayes2010: Just curious, how did he make money from spamming?

Tiny fraction of people responded and bought shiat. The cost of spamming was so low that it was tremendously lucrative to separate incredibly stupid people and their money.


There is that whole part of the article where they explain the pump and dump scheme too

// It might be more fun just to track down the assholes that buy from the assholes, then there would be ... a lot less source for crap around might be the result
/ Scary how tiny their %s have to be, to make it worthwhile
 
2009-11-25 12:57:52 AM
Crazy Bacon Legs: and alarming Her Majesty the Queen

www.cxlondon.com
 
2009-11-25 01:00:10 AM
gregoropolis: can someone explain to me in layman's terms what the whole stock fraud thing was. need better explanation than what given?

OK

Step 1/ Find a really uninteresting stock that you dont care much about, buy a ton of stock in it (something really unexciting, cheap, basically disposable)
Step 2/ Now you own shares, PUMP THE STOCK (get lots of other people to get excited in it, spam the crap out of them, get lots of people to start a buying frenzy to push the stock up
Step 3/ Once the stock is artificially high.... Dump your stock and run - the company stock price will likely shortly fold up just after you do this and all the people who were dumb enough to run with your pump lose
 
2009-11-25 01:25:25 AM
He shoulda ran.

\riiiight, riiiight
 
2009-11-25 01:30:17 AM
remus: We can only hope that his roomie just got an offer in his email for a penis enlargement device....

That can be arranged....
 
2009-11-25 02:03:47 AM
I do not support capital punishment for murder, but I support it for this guy.
 
2009-11-25 02:05:20 AM
Good
 
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