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Day: January 12, 2009

Skype Chat Invite Leads to Pr0n Site

Posted on January 12, 2009  in Personal Experiences

Skype is a normal thing for me. It keeps me connected to my colleagues and friends who, for one reason or another, do not have Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger or ICQ (more common chat applications for me)

But interesting scenarios can also happen with Skype.
Take this example:
An unknown girl user pops a message to me

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Her photo in the profile is not so bad (it depends on each individual’s taste I guess) and may even be considered by many as “seductive”.

Remember what our parents told us when we were kids? “Never talk to strangers!”. But hey I say to myself I’m a big boy now and I can handle myself. (In a more serious tone: I’m overexposed to these kinds of stuffs given the industry that I’m into (see my about page), so do not worry! But a small warning: Kids: Do not try this at home).

I gamely reply some 1 or 2-liners. “What?” or “Who you?”

She replies with some more cheesy or seductive lines like: “I’m so lonely!” or “I want to meet some people“.

Jackpot? Well not quite.

I reply some classic 1-liner. “OK” or “Yes”

She invites me to do some dirty stuff. Read on…

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The real mature instincts in me takes over. NO outright clicks. Did my quickie research and Bingo!!! Confirmed link is a p0rn/pr0n site. Pr0n sites do more damage than good. Did the right thing:

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Block this person from contacting me again 🙂 Click OK button.

End of Story.

My guess: Most probably this chatter is a bot and it sends out advertisements for their adult site. I did the common 1 or 2-word replies so that the bot will likely respond positively (and then I have a story to post here 🙂 ).

Moral lesson of the story:

1. Be Smart! Stay safe online!

2. Parents, this may happen to your kids. So spend some quality online time with them (This can happen in YM, AOL and ICQ too)

I hope this makes sense.

Hope you always have a safe online experience.

P.S. Don’t ask me to give out the pr0n site link. I won’t give in 🙂

If you have same experiences online, kindly drop me some comments.

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Day: January 12, 2009

Pangandaman-Dela Paz Golf Brawl Update

Posted on January 12, 2009

Valley Golf and Country Club officials have released their findings and recommendations on this golf brawling incident. They expelled Delfin dela Paz for “disorderly conduct in instigating the brawl”. Bambee and Lino, since they are dependents of the expelled member were prohibited from the golf course. Secretary Nasser Pangandaman Sr. was suspended for two years, while his sons Masiu Town Mayor Nasser Jr. and Hussein were “banned for life” from the golf club’s premises. For the complete details of this read inquirer.net article.

I just hope and pray that the officials of the posh Antipolo golf club acted fairly and is 100% based on real accounts of eyewitnesses. I will let proper courts settle this issue.

Personally, I don’t know both camps. I also don’t play golf (I’m a poor boy, no money for golf) so I should stay away from this issue. But what the heck, this site happens to be my blog and one of the little privileges I’ve got here is to have my own online political rant space. So my comment:

The camp of the Agrarian Reform Secretary is saying that they are victims of trial by publicity. Quoting the DAR Secretary in inquirer.net article.

He said that Bambee’s e-mail, widely used in newspaper accounts without the Pangandaman comment, had hurt the family.

C’mon Mr. Secretary, that’s such a lamer (and “such a loser yaya”) statement and excuse. You and your camp can do better than that 🙂 like what… errrr… let me see… hire some PR guys (or an army of bloggers in disguise) to do your counter-trial by publicity. Or was the “Tides of Darkness” brought by the wrath of the bloggers too much “Power Overwhelming” for you and your minions?

To the board of directors of the golf club, maybe you can revisit your guidelines on hazardous items that cannot be brought to the golf club. Knives and baseball bats should be banned I agree, and firearms too. Firearms are dangerous too they can also kill you know.

I wish my comments above are not that malicious for me to get a libel charge. In the event that you find this post libelous, drop me a note in the contact page . I’m not a lawyer but please give me some heads up so that I can consult some fellow bloggers who knows much about libel and law (will get permission from them if I can post their links here) or if they are not available I can consult my other friends. Or if you have other opinions (whether assenting or dissenting or even non-sense) or you cannot understand what “tides of darkness”, “power overwhelming” and “you’re such a loser yaya” means, drop me some comments here, I’m very open to suggestions and criticisms.

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