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/me slaps forehead

How much of an idiot am I?  

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  1. 1. How much of an idiot am I?

    • Incredibly idiot
    • More idiot than me
    • Moderately very idiot
    • Sum of the idiocy of the world

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So I'm surfing the web, looking for drivers for my modem because I lost the CD that comes with it. Then I find a site that had exactly what I wanted.

It asked me to register so I could download the driver, and I thought, "OK, what the hell." I would have to supply my real e-mail address, because they'd send my own account details there. Then I went through like 10 pages of YES-I-want-to-sign-up-for-your-spam-which-isn't-actually-spam-coz-you-asked-for-it bullshit, which I categorically denied. Eventually I received the e-mail:

USER NAME is: driver
PASSWORD is: all
'Nuff said. And they're trying to assure me I won't receive any spam just because I clicked those 'reject' checkboxes.

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I suppose they only have that registration process to keep people from setting up automated downloads of all their drivers... or something... but anyway, I've used that site a time or two, even registered, but I didn't really get all that much spam as a result.

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For any sites that don't require email for registration, I usually enter the following information:

Bob McYoursitesucks

Unless there's someone actually using that name on AOL, you get the added bonus of knowing that 1,000 spam sites have to deal with returned mail!

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Yes, but as you said, it's worthless for times when you they send you something to that address. Mailinator is not. Just use your_mom@mailinator.com or any other name you can think of. No registration, passwords, etc required!

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Heh, thanks. I learned about this very useful site through a class I took recently about web-related... stuff. The class was fairly depressingly worthless except for the quick presentations everyone had to do on some "cool" website they found.

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