The eternal stuggle

I received my first image-based spam today that was clearly designed to thwart optical character recognition.  This is just getting out of hand.

4 Comments »

  1. kitby said,

    November 15, 2006 @ 11:59 am

    Do people actually fall for spams which aren’t even remotely “professional” looking?

  2. david said,

    November 15, 2006 @ 12:40 pm

    i was attempting to build ocamltex on my mac (10.4). all my software’s up to date, but I get a fail.

    This is not a rush, but I thought it would be cool to leverage my ocaml beginnings with LaTeX something I use frequently.

    I’ve not much experience with makefiles. Here’s the dump:

    File “ocamltex.ml”, line 28, characters 0-9:
    Unbound module Cash
    *** omake: 17/22 targets are up to date
    *** omake: failed (0.9 sec, 0/2 scans, 1/4 rules, 1/80 digests)
    *** omake: targets were not rebuilt because of errors:
    ocamltex.cmo
    ocamltex.cmi

  3. washburn said,

    November 15, 2006 @ 2:14 pm

    Sounds like you don’t have CaSH installed.

  4. washburn said,

    November 15, 2006 @ 4:09 pm

    Well, I expect that people must fall for spams of any variety, or people wouldn’t bother. It is probably just that even though it is a very small percentage, it is enough on the total amount of spam sent to make it worthwhile.

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