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SPAM invasion! run for the hills

Discussion in 'Counter-Battery Fire' started by chibobber, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Half Track

    Half Track Active Member

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    I used to eat a lot of it but not so much anymore. I liked it fried or just out of the can, sliced and made into a sandwich with mayonnaise. But fried with three eggs over lght is a good breakfast!
     
  2. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I can get a Danmark canned ham for less than the equivalent amount of Spam.
     
  3. lwd

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    Haven't priced it recently. It used to be really cheap but that's rather telling.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Showed a can of "Bacon flavored" Spam to Boss Lady?

    "So, they have flavored Spam now? I guess they ARE open to new ideas."
     
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  5. lwd

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    Just notieced 3 posts all less than 20 minutes old that looked like spam. Went to check them out and they were already removed.

    Bravo to the admins. Thanks.
     
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  6. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Yeah they have been bad lately, worse than I recall seeing in recent memory. I've been flushing on average one every other day and others are cleaning the up too. Hopefully the move to a improved server/format may reduce their number.
     
  7. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Thought it was just me. I've killed several, though I'm not on early enough to get most of them.
     
  8. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    They are showing up at all hours.
     
  9. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    (Checks own post count...)
     
  10. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    why do they call it spam?
    the computer thing, not the food thing. .
    .if spam (food ) is good, then
    spam (computer) must also be good.
     
  11. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    wonder now why they called spam (food) spam.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    SPiced hAM. SPAM.

    AND

    To answer DP Morgan's question about why unsolicited e-mail is called Spam. Before the internet became commercialised and unsolicited commercial e-mail was sent the name spam was given to sending the same mail several times for no good reason. This was because of the Monty Python 'spam,spam,spam' sketch.
     
  13. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    cool.

    ps.
    I give up.
    who is dp morgan...risky question, but enquiring minds ...
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Nobody, I just copied a post elsewhere.
     
  15. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    doh
     
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    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

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    About 24 hours ago I began to see a huge increase in spam, malware, phishing, etc. Roughly 20 attempts. I run paid Bitdefender and it reports all these and says they are blocked or quarantined. so either it is working or they are telling me how good they are and in fact, no attempts have happened! Ummmmm Is Bitdefender itself spam ?>? :) I would be the last to know. I suspect with one of the free anti-viruses plus windows defender I would be fairly okay. But I have learned the closer Bitdefender gets to it's ending date it starts giving me better deals. It could be a petite-ransomware scam :) But my five-year-old Dell desktop keeps chugging along.
     
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  17. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    howdy G.
    the more I work with these infernal machines, the more frustrated.
    it seems deliberate in how we have to constantly adapt to versions or protocols. .. lousy tech support.
    best wishes Mr G.
    dont mind me when I espouse.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Kids these day, eh?
     
  19. KodiakBeer

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    And that spice is salt. Lots and lots of healthy salt.

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    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    mmm, salt.
    and lard.
     

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