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On stupidity

I went to follow a link off of /. to a New York Times article today, and was re-directed to their registration page. Many on-line news sources are trying to get their users to provide personal information in an effort to increase their advertisership in some form or another. It is largely a useless endeavor, however, since so many folks like myself want no part of it and provide false information.

Having run into this sort of thing countless times, I promptly entered a username of ‘blah’ and email address of ‘blah-at-blah-dot-com’.

Already in use? Okay, we’ll try ‘blahblah’. No? How about blah1blah? at blahblah.com? Maybe blah……

It finally got down to a username of blahblah623 with email at blah1blah-at-blahblah.com.

That’s right, folks – 622 previous registrants had given false info. That doesn’t even take into account the other stuff they asked for, like birth year, salary and job title. (I’m now the CEO of a computing/networking firm pulling down $150k+ a year *smirk*)

Ya wonder if they’ll ever get a clue. Probably not.

Password is ‘blahblah’, by the way :)

2 replies to “On stupidity”

  1. Cat Says:

    You can’t be serious………
    My god you are. And what the hell are you smirking about?…do you think it’s funny that bush it taking away all the jobs and giving them to china?

  2. Da Wolfie Says:

    C’mon, do some background reading and maybe get a sense of humor, ok?