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I Took A Few Swallows... (Spam Hall Of Fame)

Wed May 02, 2007 9:13 pm

Thought I'd share this, sometimes even a spam mail can be funny:

Quote:
I took a few swallows right out of the bottle, stripped down to the skin, climbed into the bath, and turned on the radio.

But not every man patient after the noble temper of your lordship.

That's all. Maybe there's an HTML message annexed, but my webmail service doesn't show anything; maybe for the very good reason of not letting people screw themselves by opening it.

So what about the noble temper of a ladyship? Big grin
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RE: I Took A Few Swallows... (Spam Hall Of Fame)

Wed May 02, 2007 9:28 pm

I believe those spam messages are generated automatically out of random words, I guess some of them can make moderate sense...

In the same category, typing =rand(99,99) then press enter on a blank microsoft Word page also gives you a funny result...

[Edited 2007-05-02 14:39:21]
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RE: I Took A Few Swallows... (Spam Hall Of Fame)

Wed May 02, 2007 9:32 pm

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 1):
In the same category, typing =rand(99,99) then enter on a blank microsoft Word page also gives you a funny result...

A confused look on the person doing it?  confused 
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Wed May 02, 2007 9:39 pm

I am so not posting in this thread.
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Wed May 02, 2007 9:41 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 2):
A confused look on the person doing it?

I got a tongue twister as a result, several pages full of it actually.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
I am so not posting in this thread.

Why?  angel 
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Wed May 02, 2007 9:45 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
Why?

Cos I've never eaten ... Spam? Yeah, that's it. ::whew::
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Wed May 02, 2007 9:51 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):

I got a tongue twister as a result, several pages full of it actually.

A European trick possibly? Doesn't do anything here
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Wed May 02, 2007 9:57 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 6):
A European trick possibly? Doesn't do anything here

I got 117 pages of "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
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Wed May 02, 2007 11:44 pm

Looks like rand(x, y) generates X paragraphs each one with with Y descriptions of the frisky fox.
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Wed May 02, 2007 11:52 pm

I got 100 pages with this message:

"Franz jagt im komplett verwahrlosten Taxi quer durch Bayern"

WTF?

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[Edited 2007-05-02 16:53:11]
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Thu May 03, 2007 12:07 am

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 9):
"Franz jagt im komplett verwahrlosten Taxi quer durch Bayern"

WTF?

It's the same

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
tongue twister

I got! Maybe all German versions of Word give the same result. This reminds me a bit of the old Windows 98 "You_are_a_real_rascal" days... sniff! BTW, how are things your end?
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Thu May 03, 2007 12:09 am

I got 85 pages of "El veloz murciélago hindú comía feliz cardillo y kiwi"  crazy 

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 6):
A European trick possibly? Doesn't do anything here

Guess it hates you...
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Thu May 03, 2007 12:14 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 11):

Guess it hates you...

I guess so

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Thu May 03, 2007 12:28 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 10):
BTW, how are things your end?

Swamped with work, Kids have been falling off trees and toys in the playgrounds like rotten fruit - just operated on a humerus fracture, and we get 4-5 new fractures a day. Can you imagine that we have to admit patients in pediatrics because of sheer lack of space in our wards?

How's it going with you? The exam?

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Thu May 03, 2007 12:50 am

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 13):
Kids have been falling off trees and toys in the playgrounds like rotten fruit

Nicely put; but, "Uncle Doc", where's your empathy?  Silly Big grin

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 13):
Can you imagine that we have to admit patients in pediatrics because of sheer lack of space in our wards?

Ouch... well it wasn't quite empty when I visited, and that was without snow and ice. I guess the x-ray meetings aren't exactly thrilling these days?  Wink

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 13):
How's it going with you? The exam?

short answer:  biggrin   biggrin   biggrin 

long answer: I passed on my final attempt even though I was more demotivated than ever before, but after I had learned the result my "it's all a lottery anyway" feeling subsided a bit and gave way to "this time, I had the right strategy" which is always a nice touch. I'll be celebrating my birthday in some hall taking the first day of the "Physikum" though, but oh well - it's my own "fault" after all.
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Thu May 03, 2007 1:14 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 12):
Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 11):

Guess it hates you...

I guess so

Did you hit 'enter'?

I works on mine.
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Thu May 03, 2007 1:30 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 12):
Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 11):
Guess it hates you...

I guess so

This may explain why it doesn't work for you ... it's all in the settings:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/212251/
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Thu May 03, 2007 11:42 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 6):
A European trick possibly? Doesn't do anything here

I got 117 pages of "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

Same here!!! Is the sentence given according to some regional settings?
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Thu May 03, 2007 12:08 pm

I am not sure what the other languages have... but in english "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is the shortest sentence that makes sense that contains all the letters.
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Thu May 03, 2007 12:29 pm

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 1):
In the same category, typing =rand(99,99) then press enter on a blank microsoft Word page also gives you a funny result...

Got 83 pages of "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog".
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Thu May 03, 2007 12:43 pm

I got 176 pages of "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" on my work computer. I'll see if I can get more at home.
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 2:13 pm

OK, this is insane now. I just typed =rand(150,100) in Word 2007 and I got 845 (!) pages of something that looks like it comes from the Onlinehelp.  Wow!
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 9:53 pm

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 17):
Is the sentence given according to some regional settings?

Yes, it depends on what language version of word is installed.

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 18):
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is the shortest sentence that makes sense that contains all the letters.

Oh, ok, so this actually makes sense after all... Interesting. I'd never have thought of it that way.
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Thu May 03, 2007 9:55 pm

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):
I Took A Few Swallows

African or European swallows?
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 10:01 pm

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 23):
African or European swallows?

That probably depends on the loads it has to, umm, carry. I mean, there's a difference between a coconut and lighter nuts that you have to factor in! Additionally, not all nuts have a husk suitable for grabbing.
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Thu May 03, 2007 10:03 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 24):
That probably depends on the loads it has to, umm, carry. I mean, there's a difference between a coconut and lighter nuts that you have to factor in! Additionally, not all nuts have a husk suitable for grabbing.

Perhaps if two suspended it from a length of string...
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 10:31 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 21):
OK, this is insane now. I just typed =rand(150,100) in Word 2007 and I got 845 (!) pages of something that looks like it comes from the Onlinehelp

I type this and got 181 pages of "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"

Very perculiar indeed!
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Thu May 03, 2007 11:49 pm

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 25):
Perhaps if two suspended it from a length of string...

G-string?
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Fri May 04, 2007 12:03 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 14):
I guess the x-ray meetings aren't exactly thrilling these days?

They go on forever. We never leave the room before 14:30! OÄ Hahn has been in a foul mood lately (even worse than usual).

Quoting Aloges (Reply 14):
I passed on my final attempt even though I was more demotivated than ever before

Congratulations! Mind you, in a few years it will all be just a bad memory, and you will be playing Uncle Doctor with your patients....

OK, Westy, feel free to comment on the sentence above  Wink

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Fri May 04, 2007 6:00 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 27):
G-string?

Sir, you err on a G-string.  snooty 
 
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Fri May 04, 2007 6:50 am

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 28):
OÄ Hahn has been in a foul mood lately (even worse than usual).

Hehe, I still remember asking myself "When did she move to the next patient?!" more than just once... and that guy whose PJ rotation ended soon after I had arrived, he didn't really seem used to her SOPs (hey, this is airliners!) either. Big grin

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 28):
Congratulations!

*bows*

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 28):
Mind you, in a few years it will all be just a bad memory

The funny thing is I consider these two "lost" semester to be not that bad at all. I found a nice WG in Mannheim, just minutes from the campus I'll continue on during the clinical semesters. I found a workplace where I spent two months, enabling me to get some nice (as opposed to basic) furniture for my room that I hadn't needed in my old room. I spent that time in Dresden which taught me that yes, it's damn near impossible to get the blues out of loneliness, got and will get to travel... all in all a year I really don't want to forget.

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 28):
and you will be playing Uncle Doctor with your patients....

I hope I'll always be able to hide my cynicism from them and their families...  Wink

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 28):
OK, Westy, feel free to comment on the sentence above

Don't even think of it! Big grin

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 29):
Sir, you err on a G-string.

Good thing I'm not a musician then, eh? "Are you the police?" "No, ma'am. We're musicians." No prizes for guessing the movie.
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Fri May 04, 2007 6:59 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 30):
Good thing I'm not a musician then, eh? "Are you the police?" "No, ma'am. We're musicians." No prizes for guessing the movie.

Blues Brothers! Hard-core musician here.
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