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Ride In Style!

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

I love convenient phone numbers. Dialing 777-7777 in the 212 area code (or 800-777-8888) will get you in touch with Dial 7, a NYC Car Service. It offers transportation to and from Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York City, and New Jersey.

What will you be riding in? Whatever you choose! You can get a Lincoln Town Car, a mini-van, a full-sized van, a luxury sedan, or even a limousine. The service is safe and reliable, and will completely erase your parking woes. How? Because you won’t be driving!

New York Magazine has called Dial 7 providers of “the best ride in town.” Clean, convenient, and willing to meet to your specific demands.

So, for limousine service Newark residents and all the rest should remember one thing: Dial 7!

Korean special investigative team are investigating samsung corporation (comment spam?)

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

About half an hour ago this comment was posted as a response to my post on Theoretical Dollars And Internet Wealth.


[Begin Comment]

Name: oh minseok

Dear,

I'm a korean living in seoul.(name: Oh Minseok)
Korean special investigative team are investigating samsung
corporation.
But they do not work right.
I am suspicious to be bought off.
samsung corporation has many crimes.
And the team investigates samsung corporation.
It contains korean companies samsung,huyndai,sk CEOs' illegal issuing
stocks or bonds.
The quantity are plenty.
(Three company CEOs did(and are doing) many crimes to me.
Many koreans are knowing it.
But many koreans are bought off by illegal issuing stocks or bonds.)
The team are knowing it.
Korean special investigative team must investigate this.
But they are trying to conceal it.
I ask for asking for this criminal investigation to prosecutors in any
country.
And help the shareholders and me.

P.S)
Three companies are hacking me and trying to kill me.
And are suspicious to use my name and email illegally.
If you receive another message that I dictated above are not true,
it is not from me, but from three companies.
The things I dictated above are true.

[End Comment]


Seems a tad creepy to me… First impression: It's just like those YouTube chain letters. Second impression: Could it be real? Third impression: Why bother to comment on a post that has nothing to do with what you're talking about? It's not like you're being robbed in your own home and dial a random number in the hopes that someone will come help you because 911 doesn't work in your area and you've got nowhere else to turn…

Fourth impression: Maybe it's designed to keep people interested…

Call Overseas For Cheap!

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

I had no idea how inexpensive it was to call abroad. Honestly I thought it would be like dollars per minute. But you can call Ecuador for 3.9 cents per minute, Bermuda for 2.1 cents a minute, and a lot of places it’s unlimited! I guess that means that the call costs a one-time fee, and you can then talk forever without being charged anything more.

“How can I get these great rates,” you ask? Prepaid international calling cards! GetMeCallingCards.com specializes in the calling card industry, and says there’s a current “boom” in sales. Why not? International calling cards save a lot of hassle when figuring out how to place an international call and how much it will cost. And if you make calls to one specific country more often than the rest, say from the USA to India, then you just get one of the india phone cards.

GetMeCallingCards can get you in touch with people in over 150 countries with their vast array of world wide calling options. So pick up the phone, dial the old way, and shout, “Get Me Calling Cards!” Then hang up the phone and surf over to GetMeCallingCards.com.

Theoretical Dollars And Internet Wealth

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

"South Park" recently aired an episode showcasing a bunch of YouTube celebrities and how they were all theoretical multi-millionaires. I think the guy who sang "Chocolate Rain" is supposed to be $100,000,000 richer, at least according to the show. So how does that work?

In the old days, you'd be in the real, physical world, and set up a stage. Then you'd get on that stage and perform. And people would pay to see you do it. So if everybody pays $1, and you have an audience of 100, you just made $100.

Now, with the internet, we can all show our performance to many, many more people with incredible ease. So, if 100 million people see your $1 show, then you are theoretically $100 million richer!

But this is where the problem is. (From here on might be excruciating because I guess I'm spelling out what many consider to be common sense.)

You perform for a camera. Save your video. Upload it to YouTube. It becomes Google's property. Google shows advertisements. Every time a viewer of your video clicks an ad, Google makes money.

Google is stealing our Theoretical Dollars!

It gets interesting though. The $1 show is now free for the audience. Whoever clicks an ad generates revenue, but one click is usually worth less than a dollar. Say 20 cents.

So 100 million people watch your video. One million (one in a hundred) click. Twenty cents per click times 1 million clicks = 20 million cents, = $200,000.

100 million viewers = $200,000, for Google not you.

If you set up your own site, then you could collect. For every hundred viewers (audience members), you get 20 cents. (Or $2 if you're on the ball.)

BUT!

You don't have to pay to see all the other shows…

So it's like you're a Rock God, and in your contract it stipulates that you'll receive only 1/500 of your normal salary, because the rest covers lavish "complimentary" trips to all the other rock concerts in the world, ever. Sweet…

For Your Health

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Last night I watched Stephen King’s “Dreamcatcher.” It was awesome! [SPOILER ALERT] It had psychics, military action, an alien invasion… There was a lot going on.

At one point, a really overweight guy was sitting on a toilet…



And an alien creature emerged! Yeah, that’s pretty sick. But it got me thinking. A while ago I picked up a book written by a cancer survivor. She said the key to her success was fasting, vitamins, a vegetarian diet, and daily enemas.

Apparently there’s a lot of waste material in our systems — a lot of unhealthy particles scattered throughout our entire bodies. Like, you eat junk food, and you process most of it, but some remains. It apparently sticks around unless you fast and give yourself enemas.

Some people use the technique of colon cleansing not to cure a disease, but to improve their health beyond where it’s already at. You can go out and buy giant containers of Colon Cleanse, and then spend the near future detoxifying your body. Some people claim that after it’s all over, they feel lighter, cleaner, and healthier than before.

I’ll bet the guy in “Dreamcatcher” felt a bit lighter!

An Inside Look At Spam Scams From Someone Who Played Along

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Back in February I posted my thoughts on a certain spam message and a copy of the email in question. A few days later, someone said they were interested in the opportunity! So, I made it clear I was just commenting on the situation, and not participating in it.

Early this morning, someone posted a new comment sharing their story about what happened when they responded to a similar email and went along for the ride. Here's what they wrote:

"the real trick to this is that they send you a bogus cheque in your name from a bogus company. I actually got caught up in one of these..fool..fool..fool. anyway, i wanted to see how far it would go, curiousity. I deposited this cheque for 48 grand in my account that they sent me, while i was waiting for it to clear, the scammers called me with some sob story that they needed a couple of grand from me while this cheque was clearing, this happened over a couple of days, and i was almost convinced, because my 10% was going to be 4,800 bucks which i thought i was going to have within 7 days after the cheque cleared. I almost sent them the money, which they gave me clear instructions to deposit somewhere in a japanese account, the guy that called me had a convincing japanese accent, but something told me that this was a scam, i didnt deposit the money, it was weird anyway, they called me a couple times more to try and convince me to deposit this money. Monday morning i get a call from the bank to let me know there was something weird about this cheque, any way, i called these japanese guys back to let them know that the bank thought there was something suspicious about their cheque, the guy hung up the phone and i never heard from him again, i tried calling the number after and it was out of service. but anyway it was quite the experience. Pretty well laid out scam, it was almost like something you would find in a movie, the plot was interesting, but nothing but a scam. alot of work must have gone into it.
scam, scam, scam-pretty good experience, if you can, send this story out to other people, i still get these same letters every now and then, i just chuckle when i see them. Sometimes i will respond to them to let them know that i know what their scam is. boy do they get offended."