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I have my own domain name, with a catchall account that gets everything sent to non-existent recipients on that domain. I habitually sign up to different websites with different addresses so I can track re-use of these addresses. I get variations of this email to lots of very old addresses, (e.g. vbworld@..., vbforum@..., elance@... etc). Sometimes they do quote (correctly) the password I used on those sites, so it's apparent that not only were the email addresses hacked/stolen, but the passwords were also available and probably in plain text too. Of course the scams usually claim they've harvested all my contacts from my "address book" but I rather think if they'd done that they'd know my actual email address, and not use one that's never actually existed anywhere...
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt