In the Russian Dolls virtual world of my PC (I’ve currently upgraded to a AMD Phenom II 4x core 955 Black Edition which now allows me to run at least six Operating Systems (OS) concurrently – at the last count!), I have a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) inside two virtual versions of Windows XP connected to work with drives and printers mapped every which way and also via a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
I’m running Windows 7 and the two virtualization programs are Windows Virtual PC (using XPMode) and the much better, Sun VirtualBox. It’s hard to keep track of it, what’s real and what’s not, if you see what I mean…?
Q. So what? I hear you ask…
Well I got a Google Alert today which flagged a mysterious call to vote. It pointed here:
Vote Crawling Chaos for Jeollabuk-do and Imperial Sun party for eJapan!
A. It’s a virtual world where people can virtually vote for virtual political parties in the constructed world called ERepublik (100% free and only minutes to sign up, it says). All the papers have been talking about it and so far it appears that ~10k folks from each actual country are signed up.
Me? The real world is virtually enough. It’s more like The Matrix by the minute! So, welcome, to the real world!
Of course, my extra computing power now allows me to see the background animation for the Crawling Chaos website. Wahay! It’s a slow moving background colour change, which, bizarrely, is something I planned but never implemented as subtle room lighting when Crawling Chaos were in The Pits Studio.
Well here’s a strange thing I’ve just come across! huffduffer It’s a website utterly bereft of (normal) content except it’s chocka bloc full of MP3 files that are audio books. It’s all public domain, so I’ve uploaded a reading of Crawling Chaos, written by H. P. Lovecraft, locally. Even stranger, if that is possible, I’ve...
Hi! Im Mark of High Density & Id like to thank Crawling Chaos for providing such a fantastic website. I have been listening to Crawling Chaos for a while now & they have provided me with much inspiration in my solo project. Although it is not directly influenced, I have learnt that doing something completley...
Locked in a room,
Strapped to a hollow chair,
Faint musty smells,
Odour of stale air,
Sealed from the outside,
In a cage that is six-foot square,
Eyes that are fixed,
In a glazed, disbelieving stare.
Dropped in an acid bath,
Froth forms a cloud,
As deadly as death’s own staff,
Lungs start to burst,
Trying to hold your breath,
But have the last laugh,
‘cos Earth is just a cage seven thousand miles wide!
I had this tune pop into my head recently…weird! It’s the mellotron, see? When I finally dug it up, I realised that it always sounds much better in my head from memory than it does through my ears…
Is this an artefact of history, or,am I making something sound better to myself because I feel that the song has some decent juice within it and that just needs squeezing to get it out?
I think it’s the later – I do it a lot! I tell you – it’s great in my head – much better than reality!
Which leads to the question about our perception of reality. Maybe I actually am plugged into The Matrix and it’s not just a story…? Hmm.
From the Department of the Bleeding Obvious World Bank warns of social unrest In this little snippet we find that bad things are going to happen because of the financial crisis! I we consider that the top bank in the world is “The World Bank” (i.e. it’s in the name), and the top bank has...
Welcome to the World of Outdoor Ceiling Fans This morning I trapped some pingback comment spam. “Nothing unusual in that for a WordPress junkie” you’ll be thinking. And you’re right! What is unusual is the irony of the targeted post and the subject matter of the pinging website! The comment targeted this post: http://str…combatting-wordpress-trackback-comment-spam, and...
My email spambuster Mailwasher Pro is doing overtime since I posted my investigation into Google Treasure Chest and the Robert G Allen Grants swindle. In this second investigation, I showed how the email spam system links the various scam systems together. That is:
By signing up for one sytem, I started receiving email spam from all the various scams around even though they all have the mantra “we hate spammers as much as you do” and they all include privacy policies which expressly state that no email address is shared with anyone else….except third parties!
Bollocks! Of course, my interest was started with Google Treasure Chest, and then I issued a sequence of posts detailing my ever deepening investigations into these scum bastards and their rotten activities.
EMail Spam Reduction – temporarily!
Last week, a malware server was taken offline that had a small impact on the amount of spam I received. (see Methinks the ISP doth Protest Too Much). I reckon the rubbish went down to about 75% of the previous week’s level. In fact, because my Robert G Allen Grants swindle post focussed so much on resourcehurtcentral.com I actually noticed it in my spam by it’s absence!
resourcehurtcentral.com back in the Spam Game
Well I can tell you, it’s back now!
So I decided to see where one of the new spam points…
[email protected] is where the spam notionally comes from. This is despite the fact that I’ve ‘unsubscribed’ from their mailings -twice! So where do they want me to go?
This page is worth ignoring, if you are feeling at all suicidal and want to give all your hard-earned money away to twats, that is!!! Otherwise, pay careful attention. NOW!
Firstly, it’s called Google Money Master at the top of the page.
The design is awfully like that of the original Google Treasure Chest signup page at securecartcenter.com
It says “As seen and trusted on Google, CNBC, USA Today, ABC, CNN & Yahoo!” – believe that if you will!
Now compare this with the statement at the bottom of the page which states “The trademarks in this image are owned by their respective owners who do not endorse this product. Google Revolution, LLC is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with Google.”
From this, we can safely take it that they are only afraid of Google and don’t care a toss for the rest!
The T&Cs are now a bit more technical and a bit more frightening since the Google Treasure Chest days. e.g. take a look….
Initiation of a complaint or chargeback against Google Revolution for products or services rendered constitutes a severe breach of this Agreement. A “complaint or chargeback” shall be defined as initiating any form of complaint or chargeback with your credit card issuer or bank. Upon receipt of a complaint or chargeback, or threat thereof, Google Revolution will immediately deactivate all Services provided to the Customer, and immediately begin chargeback reversal (anti-fraud) procedures. In the event we lose the chargeback reversal procedures, we will immediately send to collections the full disputed amount in addition to an administrative fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00 USD). Please note that threats of a complaint or chargeback will be treated the same as an actual complaint or chargeback. In all cases, violation of this clause will result in cancellation of all Services provided to the Customer, regardless of services disputed.
This is their way to counter the recommendation by all of the anti-scammer websites to immediately initiate a chargeback against the company to recover your scammed money!
My personal recommendation is to carry on doing this, as recommended by Chris Malta’s scam tips. Cancel your card, get a chargeback and show your card company the scammy “Terms and Conditions” that this supposed company imposes.
Remember – just because someone writes something down as a Term & Condition for a service, doesn’t actually make it legal. You did realise, of course, that by reading this far you now owe me £1 million??? – I thought not! Well that’s my terms & condition for reading this post. Do you think it’s legal? Obviously not. It’s complete bollox isn’t it? Same goes for the Google bollox too!
You will also note that Google Revolution is owned by:
Honshu Systems, LLC
Attn: Google Revolution General Counsel
2850 Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
Q.Now when do you think Spring Systems Limited was registered?
A. On 29/5/2009 – about two weeks ago!
It’s pretty clear that this really is a scam, and if not directly a continuation of Google Treasure Chest, Money Tree, Acai Berries, Grants or Green tea scams – it’s using exactly the same methods.
In searching for a reason for the profusion of contacts in County Durham, UK, I’m reminded of a sweet-faced Geordie bint I recently saw promoting Carbon Copy Pro, a similar MLM/pyramid type thing. My personal knowledge tells me that this part of England is like the Wild West at times. I’m from that area!
….Nevada still is, by the look of it! The sheer quantity of new scam business operating with apparent impunity and disregard for the law shows that the Nevada & Utah law enforcers can’t keep a lid on this.
That’s my definition of the Wild West – when laws are not enforced.
The County Durham UK connection is interesting and there are further co-incidences with the smoking gun of lawlessness and criminality that is Nevada, Utah and County Durham…
Pre-script Comments are now closed on this posting as Google Treasure Chest is dead. However, the problem has not gone away – the menace continues. For further information, all chat on this and subsequent scams is now here: Google Revolution, Different Name, Same Scam! and here: More on Google Profits and Pacific Webworks/ Introduction Notice...
A comment by ‘Not Kevin’ on this site is a pretty good description of the methodology and purpose behind these cloned scam/ripoff websites purporting to be work-at-home business ‘opportunities’/ http://strangelyperfect.tv/3126/drill-down-through-bsadnpanthersslcom/#comment-1095 Comments are now closed on this posting as Google Treasure Chest is dead. However, the problem has not gone away – the menace continues. For...
In this little snippet we find that bad things are going to happen because of the financial crisis!
I we consider that the top bank in the world is “The World Bank” (i.e. it’s in the name), and the top bank has a boss (it does – he’s Robert Zoellick), then his admission that “If we do no take measures, there is a risk of a serious human and social crisis with very serious political implications” is really a waste of hot air. You don’t need to be an ‘expert’, like the discredited bankers to know that!
So, serious social upheaval here we come.
Unless, and only unless, people at all levels take personal responsibility for their actions. It’s short-term greed that has brought about this situation.
The poor blame the rich, the rich blame the gambling financial whizz-kids, the whizz-kids blame the lack of regulation, the regulators blame the governments and their leaders who then blame everyone as they live in their dubious rules-compliant expense account cocoon.
In fact, everyone who has thought that money was there to grab because ‘everyone does it’, like comfy middle England financed on a continuously appreciating housing market, has been living in a dream-world, a Cloud Cuckoo Land of steadily rising graphs where nothing bad happens.
In a limited world of limited resources, this obviously could not and cannot last. We need fundamental change, to break from the economic cycle based on consumption. The current plans to ‘stimulate’ the car industry are a case in point. We need a better system than making cars just to keep an economy going by using up the Earth‘s resources. In a nutshell;
It’s Not Sustainable
And if we want to continue as individuals and as a species, to continue means to sustain.
The pope says sorry for getting it wrong over the holocaust and the nutty bishop The bankers say sorry for getting it wrong with their greedy decisions that lead to the current economic crisis Cricket captains say sorry for losing some games US car maker bosses say sorry for being crap UK Politicians say sorry...
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