For Moyly, Ian, Lorna and George….
Freak Electric Demo Sleeve
Freak Electric Folks
I have an old demo cassette of yours. Now I have remarkable computer power (8 cores at 4Ghz+), Reaper is becoming one hell of a tool. Here I’ve had a 1 hour session at cleaning up what is a really rubbish quality cassette recording, all hiss and sweeping mushiness…. I think it’s better than my earlier effort with different software. Even so, the source tape has no audio over 8kHz so it’ll be dull whatever I do.
Update 8/9/14: I’ve since found two better quality versions of my aged cassette tape. This is one below, starting with one of my favourite tracks. Arseholes to the ambiguously sounding WIND, west wall…? Either way. Crank it up, especially at 11:45. [If done now, I’d thin out the long intro sound and add maximum punch for the loud bit – that’s technical folks… ]
crawling chaos sex machine - Rapidshare Search - (2 files)
Google Alerts are a neat way to keep track of stuff that interests you. I use it to follow web appearances of the band from my earlier life called Crawling Chaos. Quite often, it’ll pull up web references to pilfering of our copyright material, but that’s the way of the world now.
Anyway, here’s such a reference (n.b. all my thumbnail images blow up to full size with the dinky green arrow at the bottom – you’ll see!). It’s on filestube.com and refers to a pair of files on Rapidshare (Ironically, you can pay $1.99 to get a premium account to deliver stolen goods for yourself!). Pay particular note to the advert at the right side of the screen dump!
Jake’s Hollywood Workout
Clicking the advert takes you to this web address:
…which is Jake’s Hollywood Workout. It’s actually a male-focussed advert related to the female-oriented websites I mentioned here. It has the now-usual “as featured on ABC, CNN” etc with exaggerated claims about acai cleansing with stock photos to “prove” it! A full screen-dump of this dump website is at the left.
…mmmmMMMM. Nice pecks!
In a nutshell, Jake’s site is a vehicle to deliver two advert links from incentaclick.com to two sites, one for acai rubbish and the other for colon-cleansing.
It’s interesting to note that both these webpages are different to those at the web domain root, i.e. http://www.effectivecleanse.com & http://www.acaiberryexclusive.com/index.php?fastid=e6u9c6kob5o602pl2cutuviho1
EffectiveCleanse Extreme - Get Your Risk-Free Trial Now!
Now however, it’s moved down the road to an old familiar postcode:
LB Envision Net Worldwide Ltd.
DH8 0LH Blackhill, UK
This postcode has appeared previously as a home to DazzleSmileWhitePro or whatever they’re called these days, amongst other junk. And please…. Turn off the awful video ASAP. The cringeworthy obsequiousness and ‘informercial’ chat is really dire. Your own sanity comes first. Trust me!
The “Risk-Free” trial does of course have several disclaimers, just in case there is any risk!!
It also has the most interesting graphic promotional picture I’ve yet seen. That’s it at above left! This image is served from pucukoio.com whose WHOIS puts them in CT Media networks in Rio De Janeiro.
Receive Your RISK FREE Sample Within 3 to 5 Days Anywhere in United Kingdom! - yeah right!
AcaiBerryExclusive is hardly exclusive either. It’s images are served by uamaftdw.comwhose WHOIS also puts them in CT Media networks in Rio De Janeiro!!! It’s also contactable via the same address as LB Envision Net Worldwide Ltd. DH8 0LH Blackhill, UK.!!
Check out the full screen-dump please! It truly is a work of fiction of the highest order. It deserves the Booker Prize – no really! Just check it through and consider what it all means….
For instance, it says that it’s 100% Natural Acai Berry and has the fat-burning power of Green Tea….. (so why not just drink tea? der…). There is more, but check the bit about the Hollywood celebs which is a graphic, not text…and is a hoot.
The point is that these products are NOT risk-free, and actually, they ARE a bit of a trial. Just like before, the addresses and phone contacts are confusing and the email contact does not work!!! It’s exactly the same snake-oil rubbish as being peddled to women in the previous ads.
Why so many companies and addresses. Why? Why? Why?
Because it’s a con, that’s why. Here are a few dissatisfied customers below. Add in the folks who’ve complained about the original women-targeted products and it’s even more of a con.
In this post Dangerous EffectiveCleanse – and Scams Too! two weeks ago, I mentioned how a scumbag webhost called byet.org is redirecting a client’s Amazon Shop clicks to that other pustule of conmanship called MyBookFace.net
MyBookFace Homepage Screendump
Well I’ve just checked and it’s still on. (Someone wants to get that fixed!) At the bottom of the MyBookFace landing page was an yet another advert for home working. It’s the red one at the bottom and unusually, it’s BRITISH!
“Aye up!”, I thought. “What’s going on here?”
Make Money Using Google!
What is going on is exactly the same rubbish that we’ve seen countless times from the rich jokers at Pacific Webworks (PWW).
Internet Success - Emily Rosher
This time, you’ll find the nice young family of “Emily Rosher”. The website is at,
http://www.bizsuccessblogs.com/emilyrosher/blog/ (this company is hidden by a domain privacy outfit in Toronto)
As we know from our Google Treasure Chest, Google Money Kit, Google Revolution and other experiences, this isn’t real. Check out the screendump. See the smiling honest faces. See the cheque with the same fingers as last year. See the false comments and how they’ve stopped due to “spam” and “distasteful contents”…
Helpfully, if you check out at the very bottom of the screendump they tell it’s all false. (You’ll have to click the little green arrow to expand the picture size once it’s loaded to be able to see this)
But the $1.97 shipping fee is now a £1.23 fee. Nowhere on “Emily’s” blog does it mention any monthly charges, but, y’know, you can still do all the bollocks of trying to cancel and still watch as requests for refunds are handled with disdain even though you think you’re within the time limit.
Q. How do I know this?
A. Because that’s what they do and that’s what they’ve always done. A leopard can’t change it’s spots. We have almost countless complaints against these charlatans.
“Emily” bases all her success on one product. It’s got a new name, and looks slightly different to Google Treasure Chest. It’s called;
It just trips off the tongue for a catchy web address, doesn’t it?
A leopard, waiting to pounce on the Unwary?
A simple WHOIS on s3curehost.com shows it all run by Intellipay a.k.a Pacific Webworks in Salt Lake City, Utah (see my other postings for their details).
Make Money Using Google!
But check out the layout! Handily it’s got a nice Union Flag in case you’re confused. It also says
“As seen on BBC, Economist, Guardian” – but then says at the bottom that it has nothing to do with Google? Curious…
Let’s go back to Emily’s website. Check out her Terms & Conditions. She says, “This website is not associated with ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, or USA Today.” Er…where did they come from?
Source of “As Seen On…” Statements
Now despite the Google Kit being bollocks,there’s an interesting link in Emily’s T&C page(check the screen-dump). In a nutshell, this claims that ALL the references ever made about “Stores Seen on ABC, AOL, Global, CNN and CNBC” emanate from this single New York Times post from 2006!
It’s called, Google’s Shadow Payroll Is Not Such a Secret Anymore. It’s a reasonable enough piece, but one thing it’s distinctly lacking in, is the phrase “Stores Seen on ABC, AOL, Global, CNN and CNBC” or anything remotely similar to it or the various companies listed!
Conclusion – or should that be Con, Clue? Shun!
One thing lacking from the “British” google thing is any mention of County Durham – in Britain! The Philippines & Cyprus, Gibraltar & Nevis are also lacking. Previously, in the Google Treasure Chest scam, these places popped up all the time. Myself, @Not Kevin and others have spent many an hour chasing these things down.
PWW is certainly responding to the hits it’s getting both legal from the courts and verbal from all the various websites devoted to pulling apart their shady dealings.
The T&Cs make this clear in the “British” Google thing. Specific mention is made that forces the “customer” not to start any chargeback proceedings no matter what the cause…. (..er What about UK distance-selling regulations? Isn’t this a “British” site? Ha Ha. Don’t you believe it.)
This PROVES that chargebacks work and is the thing that PWW are most afraid of. Here’s two bits from the T&Cs that prove this:
1.2 You unconditionally and expressly agree and accept the Conditions set forth herein as a binding contract (“the Agreement”) enforceable by law.
4.1 You agree that any disputed fee will not be charged back to Your credit card issuer. You expressly agree to submit in writing any objection regarding fees to 230 West 400 South, Suite 100 SLC UT, 84101
4.2 PCO, in its sole discretion, shall determine the validity of Your objection and notify You of its decision. Should You disagree with PCO decision, You agree to mediate the dispute before litigation.
4.3 You agree to indemnify PCO or associated product owners or resellers for any financial harm or any losses caused by Your objections to fees that do not comply with this Agreement. You will be held responsible for the reimbursement of any fees and losses incurred as a result of Your failure to comply with any provision in this Agreement.
They’re just putting the frighteners on. PCO, by the way, stands for http://www.profitcenteronline.com, Profit Center Online. It’s really PWW and is in Utah at the same PWW address.
Today’s news that actor Stephen Fry, famous for his uptake of all new gadgets and one-man publicist for Twitter, is “thinking about giving up on Twitter” got me thinking. (see Fry ponders leaving Twitter site )
Apparently he thinks there’s too much aggression and unkindness around….. well, dah?
Not that I’m disagreeing with the sentiment; but really; what’s he expect?
In days of yore, early last century, actors and performers in music hall famously were pelted with all sorts of rubbish if the audience were at all dissatisfied with the performance – or even if they just wanted to “have a go”. Rotten fruit, tins, bottles, dead dogs & cats and even shit. (No-one noticed the shit as the stench was so over-powering from the great unwashed anyway, so what’s another turd gonna do?)
My point is that the great ivory tower in which performers now exist is ‘somewhat’ removed from reality (putting it mildly), and that Fry should ‘get a grip man’. A life lived inside scripts, cosseted by studio security seems to have addled his brain.
Twitter is only a glorified chat room, now taken over by the meeja while all the plebs struggle to keep their heads above water. I mean, why the fuck would I be interested in the latest tweet from the BBC’s “One Show” or anything else like that? For fucks sake, I’ve just watched the show!!!
Personally I’m glad this has happened and I hope he does ditch it. Then Twitter can sink back into the morass from which it came – called “doing a MySpace” nowadays. Because the reality of somehow nosing in on a celebrity’s thoughts wears a bit thin after a while. Now that the thing has been taken over by the thumbnail-fixated masses, who wants to know the minutiae of folk’s lives and what anyone thinks?
I mean, how many people do I really want to know have just gone to the shops and think Kylie is really good for her age?
Do I want to know your choice in blonde hair colouring?
It’s like listening in on texting. And that is the pits. The world, far from being full of aggressive & unkind people, is mostly full of boring people having normal humdrum lives.
Fry’s Tipping Point?
Q. Do you want to know which tweet tipped Fry over the edge?
A. Someone said “I admire and adore” Mr Fry, but that he found his tweets “a bit… boring… (sorry Stephen)”.
So using one of Stephen Fry’s pet phrases; “Q.E.D.” – ‘thus it was written’ – used as a proof statement.
Ages ago, Leo Laporte said MySpace is the new hell and I agreed. It’s just that Twitter has added an extra dimension.
Some time ago I made a posting on the odiously chubby internet bankrupteer and millionaire self-publicist Robert Allen (see link here). As part of this investigation I used the name “Morton” coupled to my spam magnet email address in order to see what would happen.
Sure enough, ‘Morton’ appeared in heaps of spam I started receiving. Another example is in this comment to another investigation, here
Of course, the beauty of this system, is that you get all manner of spams to check out!!! Their prevalence allows you to spot trends in the spam and the latest “marketing opportunities” in the get-rich-quick world of the internet. You are privy to all the darkest goings-on in the seamy side of business…ha ha!
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In these days of phishing and social engineering, the questions, especially, (as many people do), if you use an email address based on your real name, are a fraudster’s paradise!
‘She’ asks for:
Two email addresses
Your sex (from your title)
Your first name (can guess the last from your email addresses)
Your date of birth
Your time of birth
Your place of birth
In the UK, there’s almost enough information there to get a false passport, duplicate birth certificate or driving licence!!! With a bit of studious Googling you could get addresses and then bank accounts…..
Be very, very careful if you get any of this horoscope rubbish in your mailbox. It may be genuine carelessness or a deliberate phishing policy – who can tell? The results are the same.
Or look at it this way – I’ve never, ever, bought anything by unsolicited mail. It’s the desperation and lack of trust, see?
Furthermore, I know that the code word I set up, “Morton“, was planted by myself into a big vipers nest of spamophilia. I’m hardly likely to trust anyone who sleeps with those bedfellows, am I?
Extra Information on the Websites
schoolcalculate.com & boatprepare.com
Run by FlintMediaEnterprises.com of California. The contact is Barney Rockle! (you haff to laff). It’s in the ubiquitous mall, and handily has a UPS store nearby along with mailboxes and a bail bond service…
Owned by Carol Brown (or [email protected] or P P E-commerce) from a PO Box in New York
This simple emailing address comes from Fibertech Networks, a big cable company.
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