Extortion emails from Microsoft’s outlook.com mail service

Extortion email

A new scam, this time extortion attempts that are originating from Microsoft’s outlook.com mail system. [Update 25Aug2018] These emails seem to have slowed/stopped. Either scammers have given up (doubt it) or Microsoft has put in some intelligence into their system to prevent them. Well done Microsoft! These attempts are addressed to email addresses that have had an online account password discovered previously by other hackers and include the password in…

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Australian English vs British English vs American English

Anyone who thinks English is English when travelling is in for a surprise. Not only is there spelling differences, there are whole word differences and phrase differences. Here is a sample of some of the differences: Australian English British English American English a bag of sugar, flour etc a bag of sugar, flour etc a pack of sugar, flour etc Aluminium Aluminium Aluminum autumn autumn fall backpack knapsack rucksack Barman…

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See your day in opposite ways with same words

The following should be read from the top down, and then read it again from the bottom up. Today was the absolute worst day ever and dont try to convince me that there’s something good in every day because, when you take a closer look, this world is a pretty evil place. Even if some goodness does shine through once in a while satisfaction and happiness don’t last. And it’s…

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Simple tricks on passwords

Hackers are getting smarter. They have learnt that most people will have one password that does it all. So once they get it from one place, it can be put into the automated robots to try it on every other site on the internet. Imagine if it’s your banking password as well as your Facebook password. This article is not going to guarantee that you will never get hacked, but…

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Australian Public Hollidays 2013

ACT Vic QLD SA WA Tas NSW NT Nbr of days in year 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 1-Jan New Years Day x x x x x x x x 26-Jan Australia Day x x x x x x x x 28-Jan Australia Day replacement x x x x x x x x 4-Mar Labour Day x 11-Mar Adl Cup day x 11-Mar Labour Day x 11-Mar…

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Lovebuy on ebay – recomend

Every now and then something doesn’t work as planned when buying on ebay. We see ratings and you can read all sorts of stories, but the real proof in a good ebay seller is how things are handled when something doesn’t go right. That’s what happened with Lovebuy and they really came through. I won’t go into the detail except to say this is a shop that is there is…

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Target out of stock of 3 arm mens jumpers from catalogue

Target catalogue with 3 arm mens fleece jumpers

Target’s latest catalogue has an advertisement on thier front page with a picture of a son, mother, father and daugter all wearing what looks like very comfortable fleece jumpers. The mens one is interesting as it’s got 3 arms, 2 right arms (one on the wifes shoulder and the other between the wife and himself) with his left arm holding his daughter.   Anyway, I’ve called a few stores to…

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