Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

A tale of two Internet users I don't understand

Two emails I got in the past few days, both totally different except in that I don't understand either of the users.

Exhibit A:
From: paul simin <>
Subject: advert
Received: from unknown (HELO einstein) ([])
  by with SMTP; 29 May 2008 17:17:30 +0100
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3138
i wanted to buy a remote control door look not read your stupid advert stupid lump of shit fuck off
Interesting things to note:
  • Swearing at a stranger.
  • His computer name is einstein, it would appear, yet...
  • All lowercase and without punctuation, of course.
  • He uses what looks like the worst ISP ever (talktalk)
  • Doesn't realize the Internet is not only for commerce, but may also be for documenting stupid dorm room projects like a remote-controlled dorm room door opener. (though admittedly on a commerce TLD)
Exhibit B:
Anonymous Comment (on a motorcycle post I made in September 2007)

wow, same problem with my 78 kz400, did you figure it out? I could use a tip.

Is this user going to be polling that comment page, waiting for a reply? There's no RSS feed of the comments, they won't be getting an emailed reply being anonymous, and they provided no contact information in the body.


Tags: stupid

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