On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 09:56:21AM -0000, Matthew French wrote:
> Niall O Broin suggested:
> > I don't know if it's the same people, but there is a couple in the States
> > who are quite vocal and are chasing the Nigerian government looking for
> > restitution. The astonishing thing is that they are a doctor and a nurse,
> > therefore one would imagine that their combined IQ is slightly over their
> > combined shoe size, but obviously one's imagination would be wrong.
>> It is not a question of IQ, but of arrogance. People who get scammed like
> this believe:
> a) that they are important enough to warrant receiving the letter.
> b) that they are smart enough to spot a real scam.
I don't know. I've a suspicion those who know me wouldn't say that the good
lord short changed me in the arrogance department, but how much arrogance
and greed must you have to completely suspend your critical faculties ?
Don't these people realise that TANSTAAFL and definitely not a free 25
squidrillion # (where # = whatever currency unit you care to mention)
> To bring this on topic: which would explain why so many intelligent people
> use Windows? <grin>
So it's easy then - for the Penguin to achieve world domination we simply
have to tell people that if they use Linux, we'll cut them in for a share of
Linus' $20,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 profit on his Red Hat shares, if
they'll just give us a hand getting it out of Finland (well, that many $
bills will weigh a bit, and then they've all got to get that black dye
washed out - could take a while)
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