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1) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVIII (Message 20002)
Posted 1179 days ago by Odd-Rod
I guess I will try to Win!!!!!

Nice try, but that's long enough :)
2) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVIII (Message 19938)
Posted 1196 days ago by Odd-Rod
Popping in for an early Sunday morning win.
3) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVIII (Message 19918)
Posted 1204 days ago by Odd-Rod
Congrats to the previous winner, who can't win this one! But I can.
4) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 19800)
Posted 1238 days ago by Odd-Rod
Time for a win
5) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 19783)
Posted 1253 days ago by Odd-Rod
Winning from my bed again!
(I did get up and do some work in between)


Well at least you got up!!

Winning from my bed again
6) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 19781)
Posted 1254 days ago by Odd-Rod
Winning from my bed again!
(I did get up and do some work in between)
7) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVII (Message 19776)
Posted 1255 days ago by Odd-Rod
Next contestant please.

That's me.
When I returned to my games last night, this site was down, but I can post now (while lying in bed)

Winning.
8) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19390)
Posted 1353 days ago by Odd-Rod
now it's my turn to win


I guess it was, but now it's mine!

And a very good one it was.
9) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19324)
Posted 1358 days ago by Odd-Rod
SandJ YOU are not only the starter of this thread YOU are User Of The Day today!!!
CONGRATUALTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!






Looks like I've popped back at a happy moment! Congrats!
(But I'm winning)
10) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19107)
Posted 1368 days ago by Odd-Rod
Anyone else had any joy with the new-ish Beal@Home?

I don't think I'll be bothering with it:

Tue 22 Apr 2014 07:46:19 BST | Beal@Home | Message from server: Beal Engine needs 1907.35 MB RAM but only 991.07 MB is available for use.


2Gb of RAM??? I don't think I want that being gobbled up on a PC I am using day-to-day.


No gpu tasks, at least not yet, and YES giving up 2mb of ram per unit is alot when a machine does not have alot to begin with.

I get download errors from them. I try every few days to see if it's fix yet.
11) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19097)
Posted 1370 days ago by Odd-Rod
D'oh!


Hmmmm!


Huh
12) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19032)
Posted 1384 days ago by Odd-Rod
I haven't had one of those calls yet, but I do know of a couple of people who have. Luckily they were computer savvy and didn't get caught out.
13) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 19028)
Posted 1384 days ago by Odd-Rod
Spam calls ?

After my initial "hello" and first three seconds of his/her pitch, the phone gets put down off the hook next to the cradle, I don't say a word, and I get on with whatever I was doing in the first place.

No one has lasted longer than 1 min - get some frustrated screams at around 20 secs, but most have given up inside 30 secs - they got a timed call schedule to get through or no bonus.

Works a treat :)

Done something like that. I started off saying that I wasn't interested in spending any more money. I added some sob story about trying to clear debt or something. Person continued so I put the phone on speaker on the table and carried on with my computer. Was careful to give only non-committal answers to any questions. After just over 2 minutes they ask if they could go ahead with the deal. There was a stunned silence when I say 'No'. (Just 'no', not 'no thank you' ;) )
I then pointed out that what I had said at the beginning and that they had now wasted 2 minutes and next time they should take 'no' for an answer. Then I hung up.

Winning.
14) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 18940)
Posted 1391 days ago by Odd-Rod
Death penalty for spammers and 20 years hard labour for people who buy from them. It's the only way.


I have fantasies and dreams about spammers. One of the good recurring ones is the one where a naïve grandmother responds to an email begging for money from some lying scam-merchant and sends her bank details. The lying scam-merchant wipes out her account. Her grandson, the head of the drug cartel, uses his money-laundering contacts to track down the spam-generating scum and gets his mob together. They fly out to his home and massacre the entire family / village / organisation / whatever then burn the site to the ground as a message to others.

It'd make a great book.

An even better twist - which has only just dawned on me - would be the scam was being run by the government of Nigeria / Russia / China / you choose and they in turn send their secret service to wipe out the drug cartel.

Which, as a consequence, is also the huge operation that sells the fake online medicine. (Hey, you didn't think that junk was real, did you?)


I am absolutely 100% sure the developed nations' governments could have dealt with email, text and forum spam over ten years ago if only:
- they cared;
- politicians had to read their own inboxes;
- there weren't big organisations making money from it
and
- it wasn't mostly coming from countries we're frightened of.
Oh well. Back to reality.


You forgot one thing, in general we are a 'rehabilitation' race of people, where we would rather forgive and forget then try to deep down realize that there are indeed some people that just can't be fixed. That leads to us thinking spammers, etc shouldn't be killed, they should be given the chance to do the right thing. Which of course comes back to bite us in the rear end as SOME people are just bad and can't really be 'fixed'! That is why some juries have problems giving people the death penalty or even life in prison with no parole, as even they think that in time the person could be 'fixed'.

And YES spam could be stopped tomorrow, as could those fake phone calls from people trying to sell you something over the phone if they really wanted to do it!

Back to happier thoughts of me WINNING!!!

Winning because today I hung up on someone who started off 'doing a survey' and very quickly deteriorated into marketing.
15) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 18927)
Posted 1393 days ago by Odd-Rod
Now that Odd-Rod is back though things could pick back up again.

And now it's a week later! Sorry that I didn't live up to your expectations!

OMW I just tried to play at Milkyway, only to be told I need to crunch some more to be allowed to post. I didn't realise I had been on No New Work for that long! Enabled work fetch there again, and will play as soon as I can.


MW has a new policy, you must have a pc attached there and be crunching in order to post, apparently they are being hit by spammers like some other projects.


I'm glad they have that policy, I have no problem with it. In fact, it reminded me that I was still on No New Work, which I intended to be temporary. Anyway, I've crunched enough to play there again :)

I wish EDGeS@home would do the same. Their forums are totally swamped with spam posts! Their forums are actually useless at the moment.
16) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 18924)
Posted 1394 days ago by Odd-Rod
Now that Odd-Rod is back though things could pick back up again.

And now it's a week later! Sorry that I didn't live up to your expectations!

OMW I just tried to play at Milkyway, only to be told I need to crunch some more to be allowed to post. I didn't realise I had been on No New Work for that long! Enabled work fetch there again, and will play as soon as I can.
17) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 18871)
Posted 1403 days ago by Odd-Rod
Like thinking about the rate of change of acceleration.

Accelerating acceleration.

(Winning)
18) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 18865)
Posted 1405 days ago by Odd-Rod
Winning because I can still wear shorts and a golf shirt, although it is starting to get cooler in the evenings.
19) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! XVI (Message 18826)
Posted 1411 days ago by Odd-Rod
Reading of the snow, etc, and here I am, glad that it's cooling down a bit! We had bear record high temps in the 40's (C) a week or 2 ago!
20) Message boards : Cafe : The Last One To Post Wins! V15 (Message 18157)
Posted 1493 days ago by Odd-Rod
So, when I'm not being disagreeable, I'm not thinking. Or something.

Hey ho. At least I'm winning. :D

Well kinda anyway.

Last chance for me to win before bedtime!
note to self: don't try to win this tomorrow, megamillions pays better :)

I am hoping to do BOTH!!!

Greedy!


No it seems I was just overconfident in both areas. But I am trying again here.

You're very trying, in fact... :D

But I did win some of the lottery, not sure what to do with the dollar. Winning here also!

I hope your dollar lasts longer than your win here! :D :D


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