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Slashdot's Disagree Mail

samzenpus posted about 6 years ago | from the crazy-is-as-crazy-does dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 167

I get a lot of mail from obviously unbalanced people. Enough in fact, that I've often wondered if there was a institution that allowed their patients to only read Slashdot. We've even had a few visits from some questionable individuals. A man who tried to bribe me with a car if I let him "reverse engineer" Rob Malda's Life comes to mind. He insisted on Rob being present for the process and couldn't explain to me what it entailed, so I suggested he leave. The personal visits are rare, however, compared to the amount of mail I get. Here are a few of my favorites; let's hope these people have started to take their medication. Read below and don't be worried if you don't understand all of it.

This guy seems to be a little upset that the bottom has fallen out of the criminal mind-reading market. Luckily he seems to have made up for it by predicting earthquakes on the side.

On Mon Sep 8, 2003 ********* wrote:
"I am on two projects, actually the telepathy work went dormant when I found the demand sluggish although a trained reader might avoid some of what criminals want. Violence and sex can be read as images.Quake forecasts are useful to survive and this is where the activity is going in. Neither project is quite what other people are into as discussion. Indeed the tenor of both activities is observation observation observation. Mistakes in either area kill people. Warnings are of course not what people want. Quakes can be planned around. Finding oneself in an elevator with a serial killer might demand a skilled avoidance. There is a risk I will learn something else from a more informed person in your site. What a bore to load on more stuff people will want me to shut up about, but maybe sneaky tips to survive can help me to suffer longer."

This guy is part of your standard tinfoil-hat crowd. I appreciate that my response back is what will determine if free speech lives or dies.

On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 ****** wrote:
"hi there Just trying to shed some light on your troubles with new laws. I believe thatALL governments have found a "legal" loophole to create new "laws" and that is making every person ie man woman and child a corporation or SLAVE. How can they do that ? by simply having you identify yourself willingly as such. Look at your issued drivers license and such if your name is all in CAPITALS you are no longer entitled to the human rights or even your inalienable rights ( God given rights )If you do not believe me check your birth certificate some may find their name in upper and lower(capital an small letters) if this is so then try to get your drivers license changed to your Proper name designating you a man ( free man ) or woman.Check the Magna Carta of 1215 these rights and priveledges are forever and if they have been removed then you cannot trust any other laws as these came straight from the King at that time and if he can lie to you what chance do you have of getting any support from anyone else? I believe we need laws and a way to enforce them but when human rights are being violated then Everyone has a voice and has to use it. He who does not stand up and fight for liberty and freedom deserves neither liberty or freedom. If no reply I will acceptall freedom is gone."

Finally we have this man, who shows us why you should never mix "The Matrix," a sociology book, and anti-psychotic medication.

On Thu, 27 Jun 2002 ******* wrote:
"There is something extremely wrong with every single person in this world. They seem to be part of a pointless simulation.

"The Matrix" has portrayed this idea somewhat, yet we watch it and go back to our daily lives. Yet in this very life, underneath the seeming diversity in people's opinions, values, talents, and interests, there is something that makes everyone the same. It is as though this planet is populated only by mindless fakes, objects that provide the appearance of intellect on the surface but are based on only mechanical reflexes and primitive thought patterns.

I don't really care if anything I say has been said before, if it was portrayed in movies, in books, or in the lyrics of some useless song. With 6 billion people covering the globe at any given time, thousands and thousands of years of written literature, probability dictates almost any combination of words has occurred numerous times. Yet there is clear evidence there was no action, so those words, just like the people who spoke them, must have been just more fakes. I am forced to use this language (also created by the fakes) because there is no alternative, so everything I write here could be misunderstood to make me sound like one of them, but it will be the action that I take and the dedication that will separate me from them.

In my estimation the fakes that occupy this planet don't make up 99%, but more like 99.9999999% of the population. I know this because I've searched, and in my search have so far only found one true ally (I have found him via the internet as well). But even with those numbers we would not give up because there is no logic in giving up.

The people on this planet are all fakes because the societies have made them this way. Ideas that populate people's minds have no logic or purpose. Concepts such as religion, god, morality, individualism, freedom, identity, happiness, love and billions of others are all just memes. Like parasites they infect the minds and spread from one person to the next. They have no point or purpose; they exist without any logical basis or foundation. The fakes are completely controlled by them, and they will never see beyond them. To not be controlled by them one must do more then just realize that they exist. One must resist any ideas that have no point, endlessly question, and never accept imperfection or compromise in any answer.

We (myself and my ally) are different though. While we have had the limitation of existing only in these societies, something has made it possible for us to resist being indoctrinated into becoming one of those fakes. We have no arbitrary wants, needs, desires, or preferences.

If this world continues to exist the way it is then nothing in it will ever have a point. It will always be just a product of random evolution, one with no importance or relevance. The only logical goal is to dedicate our lives to increasing our numbers, those that aren't fakes, so that in thousands of years our numbers may be such that the fakes would no longer be a threat to progress.

Those that join us must see every other person occupying this planet as the enemy, and us as their only allies. Like us they must have dedication only to taking the most logical action, and to nothing else.

To tell you more about us, we've posted some personal information about ourselves on a website. You'll also find past responses to us on that webpage.

Obviously anyone reading this email is most likely just another fake. Do not simply reply to this email, if you do your message will almost certainly be ignored. If you do wish to communicate, first demonstrate your interest by taking the effort to find us online, one of the ways to do that is described below.

Use a major search engine to search for every combination of any two words from the list below. The order of the words shouldn't matter as long as you do not search for them in quotes. Also when you pick the right combination you shouldn't need to look at more then the first matches.

There is no trick to this and this isn't meant to be quick, it should, however, be fairly clear if/when you find the right site. The following search engines were verified by us, please use any of them as other search engines may simply not list us correctly: MSN, Lycos, InfoSeek, FastSearch, LookSmart, HotBot, InfoSpace, Ask.com, AllTheWeb, Teoma, WebCrawler, AltaVista.

perfect
theory
endless
eternal
desire
ambition
driving
perpetual
idea
logical
infinite
dream
final
best
escape
objective
thought
only
logic
clue

If this can't be solved, or if you never reach us, there should be no reason for you to give up as we will never give up and thus there will always be some way to find us."

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Huh-whuh? (4, Insightful)

Ngarrang (1023425) | about 6 years ago | (#25168621)

After having read this particular disagree mail postings, I feel dumber, as if those particular mail messages has a magic spell of IQ Sucking attached to them. Must get...brain...out of here...

Re:Huh-whuh? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25168893)

Did you mean:

Must get... idle...out of here...

Re:Huh-whuh? (3, Insightful)

Curtman (556920) | about 6 years ago | (#25168981)

Ever get the impression that maybe people are submitting this mail so they might see it appear here on Friday?

Call me optimistic but I just don't believe that people are this stupid. Close to it, but this is over the deep end stuff.

Re:Huh-whuh? (4, Insightful)

XenoPhage (242134) | about 6 years ago | (#25169227)

So what you're saying is that the first guy, ranting about predictions, can actually predict stuff? Seeing as how his email, written in 2003, was written well before Idle was a section...

Re:Huh-whuh? (5, Funny)

Curtman (556920) | about 6 years ago | (#25169319)

I missed that. Holy fuck, he is good.

Re:Huh-whuh? (2, Funny)

Vlad_the_Inhaler (32958) | about 6 years ago | (#25170311)

Score +5 Insightful?

Genius moderating! I'm laughing too much to say more.

Re:Huh-whuh? (1)

chartreuse (16508) | about 6 years ago | (#25169939)

"Ever get the impression that maybe people are submitting this mail so they might see it appear here on Friday?"

If they are they're extraordinarily foresighted to submit to a section that's six years in their future.

Re:Huh-whuh? (4, Insightful)

guyminuslife (1349809) | about 6 years ago | (#25170461)

It's not stupidity, it's psychosis. Slashdot is a big site that would seemingly appeal to a lot of schizophrenic people. I don't think we should make fun of them; I think there should be more of an effort to get these guys medical attention. This is just distressing. I don't think these emails should be posted.

Re:Huh-whuh? (1)

electricbern (1222632) | about 6 years ago | (#25170865)

Research says schizophrenics dig white on green.

Re:Huh-whuh? (1)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | about 6 years ago | (#25169321)

really? Cuz it mostly just makes me want to slap these people. That and I gotta mention that in The Matrix, almost every person was an actual human, they just weren't really there. But it was a human "driving" their virtual counterpart so they weren't fake. That and I wanna slap that freaktard. Did I mention that yet?

Re:Huh-whuh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170351)

I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Okay... (4, Funny)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 6 years ago | (#25168635)

Who else checked their names on their drivers licenses after reading, just out of curiosity?

FWIW, every word on my NY license is in capitals - does that mean the entire state is enslaved (including the DMV itself)?

Re:Okay... (4, Informative)

IceCreamGuy (904648) | about 6 years ago | (#25168783)

does that mean the entire state is enslaved (including the DMV itself)?

Yes.

Re:Okay... (1)

Rough3dg3 (1372837) | about 6 years ago | (#25168801)

I checked everything that had my name printed on a card! I reference the OP's comments about some people living in institutions reading only slashdot. I think that last letter was brought up on The Matrix Revolutions.

Re:Okay... (1)

fistfullast33l (819270) | about 6 years ago | (#25168825)

Looks like this guy isn't the only one with this theory [yahoo.com] .

Re:Okay... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170449)

LOL

Re:spell my name in all caps (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25168977)

Writing things in all capitol letters 1) force you to slow down when reading things, 2) make it harder to confuse certain letters (1, l and I, rn and m, etc), and 3) do not make you a slave. Well, I'm just guessing on that last one. Maybe my tinfoil hat is tarnished?

Re:Okay... (2, Interesting)

spun (1352) | about 6 years ago | (#25169029)

This 'all in caps' theory is the opening pitch for a 'you don't have to pay any taxes!' scam. I had a good friend who was partially suckered into this, but I managed to talk him out of it before he'd committed more than a few hundred dollars to these crooks.

Re:Okay... (1)

SpicyLemon (803639) | about 6 years ago | (#25170549)

For anyone that believes the all caps = no taxes bit, I'm Nigerian royalty and have some money for you.
Also, if a stop sign has a white border around it you only have to slow down for it.

I can butter jam the concoction with
an amoeba while the doormat sings
root at the frog legs. Will you dance
in the morning under dark boulders?


hehe

Re:Okay... (4, Funny)

clone53421 (1310749) | about 6 years ago | (#25171047)

javascript:void(document.body.style.textTransform="uppercase");

Muhaha! Now you are all my slaves!

Re:Okay... (1)

uberjack (1311219) | about 6 years ago | (#25169037)

does that mean the entire state is enslaved (including the DMV itself)?

No, it just means that the CAPS lock key is broken

Re:Okay... (4, Informative)

MarkovianChained (1143957) | about 6 years ago | (#25169181)

Wish I had an answer, but some people who have thought this was a conspiracy that marked you as an enemy of the state tried to allege that in court. You can guess the outcome. This makes for a short, interesting read, with some of the court cases listed:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~becraft/NamesInCaps.htm

Re:Okay... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25169599)

nope mine is in lowercase, haha i'm a free white man :P

Re:Okay... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170081)

Capitals are as American as SUV's. We're in it for the volume.

Re:Okay... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170443)

It's because your license plate is SHOUTING AT YOU, DUMBASS.

The "Matrix" email (5, Informative)

Guido del Confuso (80037) | about 6 years ago | (#25168679)

Re:The "Matrix" email (1)

WhatAmIDoingHere (742870) | about 6 years ago | (#25169391)

That's the 2nd or 3rd email posted in Disagree Mail that was found to have been posted other places, too.

I'm thinking that there are these things called "bots" that send out what I like to call "SPAM" that was randomly generated, maybe in the hopes of confusing some email programs into allowing it through?

More seriously, you see these posts on here all the time, rambling on and on for WAY too long with links to all kinds of websites that 'prove' the comments are legit. I used to think it was someone with some kind of mental disorder, but now I dunno.

He's got a point somewhere in there... (1, Funny)

princessproton (1362559) | about 6 years ago | (#25168749)

"What a bore to load on more stuff people will want me to shut up about..." Can someone please mod that up as insightful?

a sorry sport (5, Insightful)

clang_jangle (975789) | about 6 years ago | (#25168761)

Frankly, I find it a bit discouraging that making light of maladjusted individuals seems to rank fairly high on so many people's list of acceptable pastimes. It's quite cruel. Of course, the irony is that those who laugh loudest are themselves quite maladjusted, otherwise they'd know better. It's a fact that we live in overwhelming times, so there are many overwhelmed people. This is more sad than entertaining.

Re:a sorry sport (2, Insightful)

Rough3dg3 (1372837) | about 6 years ago | (#25168927)

I think that being able to identify maladjusted ideas is what makes a general consensus form on rational ideas.

Re:a sorry sport (4, Funny)

db32 (862117) | about 6 years ago | (#25168945)

So no more jokes about Republicans or Democrats anymore?

Loophole (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25168947)

There's no arguing that point, and if the majority of postings and tags that follow any Disagree Mail submissions are of any indication, it would seem as though most of the /. crowd would agree.

But /. is far from well-adjusted. So where does that leave us?

Re:Loophole (1)

Rough3dg3 (1372837) | about 6 years ago | (#25168999)

Point taken ;)

And we got the FOURTH idiot (2, Funny)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | about 6 years ago | (#25169011)

Samzenpus sends his regrets, he hit submit to early and forgot to add the fourth entry to his post. Lucky for us, he managed to repost the original in the form of the parent, the fourth and most deranged poster of disagree mail.

Re:a sorry sport (2, Insightful)

Rastl (955935) | about 6 years ago | (#25169023)

I must respecfully disagree here. If the maladjusted person was sitting at home talking to the microwave then there would be no opportunity to as you say 'make light' of their version of reality.

When they choose to share those versions of reality with others then they exercise that wonderful right of free speech and the responsibility to deal with what comes after.

It's the same situation as what you do behind closed doors and what you do in a public park. If it's out of the public eye then it's no one's business but your own. As soon as you start doing it when others can see then you're going to start taking flack.

That being said, I don't find these all that amusing personally. They make me a bit sad that these people have so fastened onto an idea or a vision that they're out of touch with the rest of society. And the farther they go the more difficult it is to get back.

Fanbois kind of fall into that category too but it's more of a voluntary thing in their case.

Re:a sorry sport (2, Funny)

dattaway (3088) | about 6 years ago | (#25169061)

Maladjusted? I prefer to think of it as tradition. You should see the very first posts on slashdot. I'm user 3088, but number 1 holds the record and my admiration!

Re:a sorry sport (1)

DogDude (805747) | about 6 years ago | (#25169087)

Oh, lighten up. It's harmless and fun.

Re:a sorry sport (2, Insightful)

Salamander (33735) | about 6 years ago | (#25169357)

Frankly, I find it a bit discouraging that making light of maladjusted individuals seems to rank fairly high on so many people's list of acceptable pastimes. It's quite cruel. Of course, the irony is that those who laugh loudest are themselves quite maladjusted

So, you just took the time to compose a Slashdot post about how looking down at others is a sign of maladjustment, and you want to talk about irony? Please, do go on. I look forward to hearing why it's better to look down on others with a frown than with a smile.

Re:a sorry sport (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170539)

I look forward to hearing why it's better to look down on others with a frown than with a smile.

You mean a sneer, not a smile. The tone you take doesn't go with a smile, proving GPP's point.
*sneer*
OMG, it's a trap!

Re:a sorry sport (5, Insightful)

gruntled (107194) | about 6 years ago | (#25169519)

I was beginning to wonder what was wrong with me that I felt pretty uncomfortable reading publicly posted missives from people who appear to be seriously ill. I think Rob and company should rethink this feature. It's sick, and I'm not going to read it any more.

Re:a sorry sport (1)

V!NCENT (1105021) | about 6 years ago | (#25170061)

They talk about ignoring every unconscious standard regulations of the brain. They say they do not want to be part of evolution. That collides heavily with what is generally accepted by 'normal' people. Therefore it makes one 'sick'.

So basically they are doing what you'll probably want though: achieving real choice. Really making your own decisions, instead of letting 'hardwired by evolution' do it for you.

You may not want to accept it but Nature (as in the mag) had posted an article a while back that concludes that everything you 'decide' to do, your unconcious/instinct has already done it for you 10 seconds ago.

So this kind of thinking makes me very interested. It however will turn you into the ultimate society-reject/tool because there is no way you can function along with it by thinking this way.

Ok, now my head is exploding...

Re:a sorry sport (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 6 years ago | (#25170601)

Frankly, I find it a bit discouraging that making light of maladjusted individuals seems to rank fairly high on so many people's list of acceptable pastimes. It's quite cruel. Of course, the irony is that those who laugh loudest are themselves quite maladjusted, otherwise they'd know better.

So why doesn't being so harshly judgemental of people qualify?

Re:a sorry sport (1)

clang_jangle (975789) | about 6 years ago | (#25170807)

"Harshly judgemental?" Maybe you're just being defensive? It would be harshly judgemental if I said "you people are going to hell for this", or something like that. I'm just saying it's sad so many people find it acceptable to laugh at those who apparently have trouble coping. Of course, I am not immune to it myself at times, and one might argue that it's often done in a sort of "whistling past the graveyard" manner, in which we deny our own insanity by identifying and poking fun at the insanity of others. I guess I just feel sorry for people who end up being used as public examples of incompetence. Unless perhaps they are bankers or politicians or big corporate executives -- I'm just as sick and confused as anyone else I guess... But no, I don't feel particularly judgemental about it, just a bit sad.

Re:a sorry sport (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 6 years ago | (#25171007)

"Harshly judgemental?" Maybe you're just being defensive? It would be harshly judgemental if I said "you people are going to hell for this", or something like that.

You said they're maladjusted, cruel, and you're attempting to elevate yourself above them. You're also calling people maladjusted based on one email. Their behaviour may be maladjusted, but you are not qualified to say any more than that.

I guess I just feel sorry for people who end up being used as public examples of incompetence.

Their behaviour is what's being put up as a public example. If appears as though you are using that to judge their character. Ponder the significance of that.

Re:a sorry sport (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170627)

Hahahahahahahahaha! You're funny.

Re:a sorry sport (1)

johnlcallaway (165670) | about 6 years ago | (#25170779)

You seem to have an odd empathy towards maladjusted individuals. Perhaps it is your own maladjustment that makes you so.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Re:a sorry sport (1)

Danny Rathjens (8471) | about 6 years ago | (#25170967)

You have a rather bizarre definition of maladjusted. Humans banding together and disdaining those different from themselves is the natural order of things.

Your usage of "overwhelming" is a bit peculiar as well. I can't really understand what you are trying to convey with those sentences.

Anyway, I plan to disable the idle section in my preferences rather than come here to mock those that like the section.

The answers have been taken from us! (1)

Eg0Death (1282452) | about 6 years ago | (#25168791)

http://www.eternalambition.com/ [eternalambition.com] is no more! Dooom! Doooom! All is lost!

You know... (4, Funny)

Gordonjcp (186804) | about 6 years ago | (#25168805)

... I'm sure I saw a piece of wood that looked like the bottom of a barrel around here, but now there's just all these shavings.

This is what I'm talking about (1)

dedazo (737510) | about 6 years ago | (#25168831)

On last Disagree Mail article I mentioned [slashdot.org] that the reason people didn't like Idle was probably because they were disappointed with the "out there" factor that one would expect from 10 years of running Slashdot.

Although they erode my faith in humanity a little bit, these are much better and actually made me laugh.

'Sure sounds like something an android would say (1)

eagee (1308589) | about 6 years ago | (#25168929)

>>> we would not give up because there is no logic in giving up.

*Somebody* needs to take the Voight-Kampff test. 'Sure sounds like something an android would say!

(Sorry, just finished a short obsession with blade runner)

Re:'Sure sounds like something an android would sa (1)

coolsnowmen (695297) | about 6 years ago | (#25169089)

Then maybe this will make you laugh:
      http://www.explosm.net/comics/1398/ [explosm.net]

Re:'Sure sounds like something an android would sa (1)

eagee (1308589) | about 6 years ago | (#25169511)

That one was great :D :D :D. Laughed out loud right at my desk... oh well... I guess everyone knows I'm slacking off now...

Re:'Sure sounds like something an android would sa (1)

Lazyrust (1101059) | about 6 years ago | (#25169711)

"Things an android would say" I think was a category on $25,000 Pyramid at one time. I vaguely recall Brent Spiner being a guest contestant on it.

OK, this is going too far. (4, Insightful)

Andy Dodd (701) | about 6 years ago | (#25168953)

Previous installments of Disagree Mail actually were from people personally contacting Slashdot to complain, and some were quite funny.

These emails are just text used to get spam past Bayesian filters so that an image with the real message can get through. Yes, I realize that the spammers often forget the image, I guess those messages are just "will it bounce" probes.

Good job samzenpus for proving to the aforementioned spammers that not only is your email valid, but you read everything, even the obvious spams that aren't targeted directly at yourself.

Re:OK, this is going too far. (1)

zappepcs (820751) | about 6 years ago | (#25169159)

Andy Dodd's post was the funniest of the whole page!! I was thinking the same thing. Some of this sounds like it was ripped from an existential angst ridden teen's MySpace page.

Re:OK, this is going too far. (0, Redundant)

Lazyrust (1101059) | about 6 years ago | (#25169825)

Actually it was from some emo kid's Live Journal.

Re:OK, this is going too far. (1)

turtleAJ (910000) | about 6 years ago | (#25169607)

Good job samzenpus for proving to the aforementioned spammers that not only is your email valid, but you read everything, even the obvious spams that aren't targeted directly at yourself.

d00d, take it easy.
The eMails are dated 2003, 2004 and 2005.

samzenpus was already sent the memo to kill Idle.

Sadly, he'll be reading it somewhere around 2010...

Normal /. (3, Informative)

mschuyler (197441) | about 6 years ago | (#25169059)

These sound like normal slashdot posts to me. You can't really distinguish them from a typical thread.

Re:Normal /. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170671)

That's the problem. If these were just posted in a thread how do you think they'd get modded? How is it that a post can be so bad that it deserves attention in a story?

Re:Normal /. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170975)

I would agree if there were more Bush/Republican bashing incorporated into the letters

Don't you know it is just DISTURBIA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25169071)

It's a thief in the night to come and grab you
It can creep up inside you and consume you
A disease of the mind it can control you
It's too close for comfort

It all starts with slashdot and the messages filter out from there. We must all follow them. MUST!!!!! Pay attention!!!!!!

Hasn't anyone seen what THEY [imdb.com] do to people? What is wrong with you people?????

Non-Sequitors rule my life I am doomed doomed because all I see is dots, slashes, and messages. Little tiny bits of information but if YOU PAY attention you may learn the true message. THEY ARE WATCHING. Someone must watch the watchers.

Sorry just had to post some garbage that would correspond to the parent. What is this? Is this really Slashdot? I mean wtf?

-AC

That last one... (3, Funny)

John Pfeiffer (454131) | about 6 years ago | (#25169073)

Uhm...wow. I think this is an attempt at some sort of BRAIN VIRUS...

Lewis Black says the reason we only use 6% of our brains is that the rest sits around waiting to figure out the meaning of stupid things people say. (He also says that figuring out these stupid things people say is what causes aneurysms...)

Yeah, now I can believe it. This is some sort of weaponized STUPID.

I imagine the trick was balancing the stupid so you read it all the way through...

Re:That last one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170727)

If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college.

Definately Not Quick (2, Funny)

pgn674 (995941) | about 6 years ago | (#25169083)

In the last email, about finding that web site, the sender tells us to search for each possible combination of two words out of a list of 20. That's (20*21)/2=210 possible combinations. Yeah, that's definitely not going to be quick.

Maybe I'll write up a quick Perl script to get the 210 first results from one of those major search engines, and scan through to see...

Yeah, I just lost interest. Not worth it. I must be a fake.

Re:Definately Not Quick (3, Informative)

IHawkMike (564552) | about 6 years ago | (#25169423)

I searched for all of the words and found this [birdhouse.org]

It's dated 2002 and has names.

Re:Definately Not Quick (1)

WhatAmIDoingHere (742870) | about 6 years ago | (#25169463)

Someone already did. The site you were supposed to find is no longer up.

Logical Goal (5, Insightful)

VisceralLogic (911294) | about 6 years ago | (#25169091)

The only logical goal is to dedicate our lives to increasing our numbers, those that aren't fakes, so that in thousands of years our numbers may be such that the fakes would no longer be a threat to progress.

That doesn't make any sense. "Progress" is itself an arbitrary goal; there is no logical reason to pursue progress. Guess he's just another fake, after all.

What, no Google outrage this time around? (1)

S77IM (1371931) | about 6 years ago | (#25169111)

A cat is no trade for integrity.

How much longer? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25169259)

So how much longer is it going to take until idle gets declared a failed experiment?

Or at least removed from the goddamn RSS feed?

Hooray! (3, Funny)

danger_nakamura (1348455) | about 6 years ago | (#25169301)

I'm so very happy
The day is Disagree Mail
Big fat mailman dance
With my Disagree Mail
All ugly no brain fool
Hate my Disagree Mail
I feed them to the cat
To get my Disagree Mail
Feed me - feed me more
I need Disagree Mail
Hovering in darkness
With my Disagree Mail
You Disagree - I kill you
For my Disagree Mail
Stupid no-sex nerds
Hate my Disagree Mail
So for true all love I have
Stay with Disagree Mail
Wait I do another week
For more Disagree Mail
Wait alone I will I will
For lovely Disagree Mail

Eternal Ambition... Old News... (2, Informative)

Cygfrydd (957180) | about 6 years ago | (#25169393)

The last email is seriously old news; it's been circulating since at least 2002: see here [archive.org] and here [archive.org] .

@yg

Re:Eternal Ambition... Old News... (1)

KGIII (973947) | about 6 years ago | (#25170209)

I should have read all the posts first. I dug for a while and found your later link as I could no longer remember the name of the site. Ah well.

Can's enslave me! (2, Funny)

EmperorOfCanada (1332175) | about 6 years ago | (#25169421)

I changed my name legally to a combination of the peace symbol and the symbol for radiation. Thus I have no upper case version and thus cannot be enslaved. Ha hahahahaha.

Re:Can's enslave me! (1)

RavenofNi (948641) | about 6 years ago | (#25169779)

Actually, in the eyes of the State you have no lowercase version of your name and are already enslaved. Have a nice day.

Kill "Disagree Mail" already (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25169527)

It sucks.

These are OLD emails (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25169547)

Do you mean to tell us you're not getting freaky hate mails every week? These emails are from over 4 years ago.

You do not have free will... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25169603)

You do not have free will, so I am going to take your wallet. I love determinists.

Hidden message? (1)

uberlinuxguy (586546) | about 6 years ago | (#25169625)

I'm sorry but THE email about the FAKES seems to be just another person who wants to HAVE his 15 minutes of fame. People like ME who can read in between the lines do not need HELP to see the real message.

drat...... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25169635)

aww man, http://www.eternalambition.com is gone now... /me jumps out of a window

DMV Noobs (1)

Joebert (946227) | about 6 years ago | (#25169649)

I don't know about you guys, but from here on out I'm going to have a tough time not making the lives of clueless noobs who post in ALL CAPS on forums a living hell now that I have the idea that they might work at the DMV in the back of my mind.

This is your CSS on drugs (1, Offtopic)

roedelius (828058) | about 6 years ago | (#25169873)

100% width? italicized blockquotes? white-on-green text? I've never thought of anything as genuinely "user-abusive" before, but this is getting there.

I feel like bart simpson (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25169893)

I keep reading disagree mail hoping for something worth reading and instead I waste N minutes of life I'll never get back. Then, next time, I do it again...

http://www.snpp.com/episodes/9F14.html [snpp.com]

A cupcake is connected to the mild electrical
current. There's even a sign that says, "Do not touch." Bart
sees the cupcake. Bart sees the sign. He tosses it aside and goes
for the cupcake. He gets shocked. Imitating Moe (not the bartender)
"Wiseguy, eh?". He tries again, and slaps himself like Curly. He
tries once more. "Ow." Again. "Ow." Again. "Ow." Lisa once again
takes score. "Hamster 2, Bart 0"

Why? (0, Offtopic)

Dan Parker (966952) | about 6 years ago | (#25169937)

Why the horrible text/background color combination? Still??

Time for more Focusin! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25169983)

Over on TechRepublic, these people call themselves BALTHOR

Mental illness (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170015)

The first two are certifiably mentally ill. Probably delusional schizophrenia for #1 and good old paranoid schizophrenia for #2. #3 may or may not have narcissistic personality disorder, which can be dangerous (i.e. VT shooter).

Let's not have too much fun at their expense.

This is not the reg - kill this (1)

owlstead (636356) | about 6 years ago | (#25170201)

If I want to read trap, I can always go to the reg. I like slashdot because they enable me to discuss things with a relatively intelligent base. There are enough sites for me to have a laugh at idiots already, let's kill this stuff.

Actually, even these posts are too intelligent to be marked as truly idiotic. So there is even little fun for over the top antics.

Dang! (1)

pdwalker (113292) | about 6 years ago | (#25170217)

I want whatever drugs they are having! They seem pretty zippy!

I don't believe.. (1)

Bosnian Child (1327359) | about 6 years ago | (#25170259)

Wow, just wow. I can't believe people actually write this stuff to you. I hope they don't go shooting up a school or something because mommy teased them with the nipple...

Not for Slashdot... (1)

thepacketmaster (574632) | about 6 years ago | (#25170261)

I get the sneaking suspicion that these aren't even directed towards Slashdot. It looks like some random spam that floods everyone's inbox.

Re:Not for Slashdot... (1)

Bosnian Child (1327359) | about 6 years ago | (#25170797)

Aye

Last guy is borg? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25170355)

We are the borg, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile.

Or, better yet.

Is there an anti-borg? You will be un-assimilated, resistance is preferable?

Coded messages, perhaps? (1)

Toe, The (545098) | about 6 years ago | (#25170455)

Maybe it's the paranoia I got from merely reading these, but... some of them truly look like coded messages.

Take the first one for example. The words and sentences kinda work together and kinda make coherent thoughts. But they could also be explained as obfuscation around a buried coded message.

Not that I can come up with a reason why those coded messages are being directed at you. I would think they would be posted publicly so that the recipient could find them (though that did happen in the end, didn't it? ;). Maybe it's a test to see if you're a true member of the Knights Templar or something. If you were, you would know how to decode them.

Yeahhh... that's it. Definitely!

Re:Coded messages, perhaps? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25171171)

21st century version of one time pads, perhaps? On shortwave radio one can often receive "numbers stations" broadcasting one time pad information to various parts of the globe. In my area I constantly hear Spanish numbers stations from Cuba and South America broadcasting to what I assume to be operatives working in the US. Years ago perhaps this was a preferred method as owning a radio with shortwave capability was little cause for suspicion. Today, however, owning a laptop with internet access would arouse much less suspicion than shortwave receiving capability in certain hands. Of course encryption exists to disguise the content of any messages sent, but there is always the chance that a message gets stored on a recipient's computer in an unencrypted form after reception, and even if the content of a message stays encrypted it may be possible to discern that a communication did occur between a sender and a target.
 

By using one time pads with "junk" email, the sender of a coded message could flood tens of thousands of email addresses with what appears to be jibberish except to the intended recipient, and even if it were known that a coded message existed in the text it would be impossible to discern both what the message was and whom it was intended for.

All CAPS (1)

kidcharles (908072) | about 6 years ago | (#25170679)

Crazy or no, anyone who rails against leaving the caps lock key down is okay in my book.

This just in... (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | about 6 years ago | (#25170971)

The "ally" that the author of the last e-mail mentioned was just discovered. It was an AI all along. (That's what you get for trusting someone you met on the internet.)

Turing isn't sure what to make of this... does it count if the judge was a crackpot?

I understand! (1)

prateek_t2 (902232) | about 6 years ago | (#25171133)

Just give me that third guys email, already. You fakes!
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