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Old 08-08-2022, 04:56 PM   #3241
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Getting woken up 5 times by spam calls when trying to sleep after a night shift. It's a veritable onslaught of spam. Anyone else assaulted by the bots today?
Yup, I get a ton of calls from the UK, mostly in the afternoon.
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Old 08-08-2022, 05:26 PM   #3242
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Getting woken up 5 times by spam calls when trying to sleep after a night shift. It's a veritable onslaught of spam. Anyone else assaulted by the bots today?
If I bought solar panels for all the spam calls I get trying to sell my solar panels, I'd be able to power spaceflight...

I also consign to Mordor spam texts--either my cell number has been released into the wild or the randomiser bot has struck gold; either way, I am now being frequently promised all sorts of endowments for my, er, manhood.
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Old 08-08-2022, 09:25 PM   #3243
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If I bought solar panels for all the spam calls I get trying to sell my solar panels, I'd be able to power spaceflight...
I somehow landed on the dining table of a Chinese bot which sends recorded messages, and if I don't pick up the phone it leaves them in the voicemail - which is more annoying because I have to go through the trouble of erasing them to clear the notifications on my phone. If I listened carefully to every Chinese recording I got, I would probably know the language by now, but I usually don't get past "nihau". What a waste of everybody's time - botting people who don't even speak the language of your advertisement.

For a while I was trying to emulate my troll hero, James Veitch (an example of his fine work). But you can only troll live spammers, you can't troll bots with recordings! And the rare time it's a living person, they are usually not in possession of sufficient English to understand they are being trolled, and it just goes nowhere.
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Old 09-02-2022, 05:31 AM   #3244
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Galadriel never picked up a sword in any Tolkien story. Not even once. She didn't have to because her massive power and wisdom were always implied, like the power of water held by a dam. It was briefly revealed, only once, when Frodo offered her the Ring.

‘And now at last it comes. You will give me the Ring freely! In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair!’

She lifted up her hand and from the ring that she wore there issued a great light that illumined her alone and left all else dark. She stood before Frodo seeming now tall beyond measurement, and beautiful beyond enduring, terrible and worshipful.


This whole thing is just a (Marvelverse) square peg, sledgehammered into a (Middle Earth) round hole.
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