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HOAX

There is practically no reason to forward any messages to "as many people as possible".  No matter  what the message may claim about the need for sympathy, goodwill, condemnation or action, if you can't verify that the message is true, its likely that someone is trying to make a fool of you.

  Der findes ingen grund til at videresende en mail til " Så mange som muligt" uanset hvad mailen  indeholder. Kan du ikke garantere for indholdets rigtighed, er det bare nogle tumber der  "tager pis på dig"
 Du kan finde alt om HOAX på Copernic og Google. Du har ikke en eneste undskyldning for at sprede shit.
Mange forstår ikke engang engelsk, men sender aligevel alverdens lort rundt til alle andre! Mere her!
 

example:

                   "Economic Slow Down in US"          
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Description
This is a hoax being spread via email. It has the subject: “Economic Slow Down in US.” It is warning users that a new virus has been discovered and is spreading via email. It further claims that this new virus can delete the entire contents of an infected system’s Drive C when its carrier email is opened.

Trend Micro requests that email users not forward this email, which is a hoax.

Original Message
Be Careful. There's a new virus which was found recently which will erase the whole C drive. if u get a mail with the subject "Economic Slow Down in US" please delete that mail right away. Otherwise it will erase the whole C drive. As soon as you open it, it says "Your system will restart now..do you want to continue" . Even if you click on NO, your system will be shut down and will never boot again. It already caused a major damage in the US and few other parts of the world. The remedy for this has not yet been discovered. So please forward this mail to as many people as possible and let everybody be aware of this. Its better to get this mail 100 times rather than not knowing about it.

"Forward This message to get a free .... !"

Many hoaxes encourage their victims to forward a message to as many people as possible in order to get a reward for themselves or on the behalf of some charity. The hoax claims that if enough copies of the message get sent then something good will happen. Alternatively, some messages claim that unless enough messages are sent, than something bad will happen. Popular variants of this are currently centered on The Gap, Disney, Microsoft, and Bill Gates.

The thing to know is that  there is no way for anyone to  count the number of copies of an email in circulation on the internet, nor to count the number of times something has been forwarded. In order to actually do this, not only would you have to run a program that would "open" and examine the contents of many millions of email messages all over the world, the program would have to trace the path of each message. This would be an incredible technological challenge with no real return on the investment.

1).Never open anything INCLUDED,   LINKED OR ATTACHED to an email from someone you don't know. This is only really a problem for users of Microsoft mail programs like Office, Outlook, and Exchange, but it's a good habit for everyone. It IS possible to download a dangerous executable program through e-mail, or through your web browser. For heaven's sake DON'T RUN A PROGRAM FROM A SOURCE YOU DON'T HAVE VERY GOOD REASON TO TRUST! If your browser or e-mail reader does not ask you permission before it runs a downloaded program, THROW THAT BROWSER OR READER AWAY! It's no more useful than a door to your house that can't keep anyone out. IS directors, get a clue and demand that macro and Visual Basic "functionality" be removed from Microsoft mail products!

2). Anyway, there is NO WAY** for an email message to infect your computer with a virus just by reading it. "Viruses" in email require you to open the attachments inside the document. Even macro worms like Melissa, and "The Love Bug" operate this way. This "mother of all Junk-mail virus" Has made it into the photocopy room, and is going around again. Note however, that it IS possible to download an executable program through e-mail, or through your web browser. For heaven's sake DON'T RUN A PROGRAM FROM A SOURCE YOU DON'T HAVE VERY GOOD REASON TO TRUST! If your browser or e-mail reader does not ask you permission before it runs a downloaded program, THROW THAT BROWSER OR READER AWAY! It's no more useful than a door to your house that can't keep anyone out. 

Microsoft Outlook, and Outlook Express, running on Microsoft Windows, are the only email programs that are vulnerable to email worms. To completely protect yourself, use a different email program, like Netscape Messenger or Eudora. If you must use Outlook, then follow these instructions to make it safe from Macros and Viruses.

Microsoft, Disney and the GAP are not giving away stuff for free. There is no way for anyone to  count the number of copies of an email in circulation on the internet, nor to count the number of times something has been forwarded. Email systems are like blind, deaf mute postal workers, who process mail my feel. Furthermore, they are all forbidden to try and communicate with each other, and even if they didn't, they all dislike each other anyway.  Tracking a message through such a system would be practically impossible.

Many hoaxes encourage their victims to forward a message to as many people as possible in order to get a reward for themselves or on the behalf of some charity. The hoax claims that if enough copies of the message get sent then something good will happen. Alternatively, some messages claim that unless enough messages are sent, than something bad will happen. Popular variants of this are currently centered on The Gap, Disney, IBM, Microsoft, and Bill Gates.

The thing to know is that  there is no way for anyone to  count the number of copies of an email in circulation on the internet, nor to count the number of times something has been forwarded. In order to actually do this, not only would you have to run a program that would "open" and examine the contents of many millions of email messages all over the world, the program would have to trace the path of each message. This would be an incredible technological challenge with no real return on the investment.

Tsunami Seen From a High-Rise
 



Snopes says the status of the picture is undetermined, but I'd have a hard time believing it's real. First of all, is that actually downtown Phuket? I've never been there, so I couldn't say, but all the pictures of Thailand I've seen show it being a lot greener... a lot more vegetation. Second, almost every account of the tsunami I've read said that it didn't look like the classic hollywood image of a tidal wave towering above the land... which is exactly what this picture looks like. The wave in this picture is nearly as high as the tallest buildings, which would make it at least 100 feet high (or even higher). Of course, if this picture is real, it's pretty incredible.
Update: The cars are driving on the wrong side of the road for this to be a picture taken in Thailand.

Hoax in German: 

http://www.tu-berlin.de/www/software/hoax/seebeben.shtml

Hoax in English

http://www.stiller.com/hoaxes.htm

http://www.hoax.com/

Bent Bay`s Hoax site

Hoax from Bent Bay !

I am using the new XP-SE.  Better than Home and Special Edition.

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