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Aside

Effective immediately (6/8/11), the subject blog has moved to its new site: http://www.ViewsfromSandhausen.com/ The blog will be but one element in a larger site that I  self-host, and that will give you a significantly richer experience. Items of significance for you … Continue reading

www.ViewsfromSandhausen.com: New Site Going Live


Our main website, http://ViewsfromSandhausen.com will go live this Thursday, June 9, 2011.

The blog currently found at http://FlaAuthor.wordpress.com will be transferred as of that date.   There will be a link pointing to the new site, for some period of time.

Please add the http://ViewsfromSandhausen.com to your address book and watch for our first post on that site will appear this Friday.

Meanwhile, our book is available for purchase at Amazon USA and Amazon
Germany
, plus Barnes & Noble, and if I may say so, is doing well.  I’ll
see you in the book and on the new site.

Cliff

My Name is Tatyana; Can I be Your Girlfriend? 2


Today we are continuing our series on our talented scammers, Tatyana.   These
letters are intended to seduce; then comes a request for money. Where these
money requests are made, I will include some of my conversation to show how I
deflected this attempt at fraud.

Tatyana appears to be a young girl, despite the fact that  she claims to be 29 years old. I believe that this is a common practice by  these types of scammers, to more reliably entice intended victims; it is slimy and very regrettable.

This Part Two of our series on her (and the scammers that  are using her image and name). As has been my practice, I am not correcting  spelling syntax or layout of these notes from her, so that you might recognize  a similar letter in your incoming email!  You can find Part One of Tatyana here.

I’d appreciate it if you would carefully review our Copyright Notice at the end of this post. You may not: Use, Borrow, Extract, Copy, or in any way, perform any action that could limit the writer’s future rights to: Leverage, Sell, Publish, Distribute or Infringe any commercial consideration that damages the author or his rights in any way. Lastly, please remember that I have done no editorial ‘clean-up’, allowing our readers to see exactly what they might see in their inbox!

Hello again my friend Cliff! I am very pleased to again receive your letter. Thank you very much for what you told me a little about you! I am very glad to know you. I am interested to talk with you! You know, I’m very worried. After all,
this is my first communication on the Internet. Today, I have mad a great mood,
as you wrote me. I’m very happy that now, we begin to learn new things about
each other.

How are you? How is the weather in your city? I think that all is well. Now in Russia it gets cold. Temperature of the day, only +12, +14 degrees. In this letter, as I told you and promised to tell a little about yourself and about the relationship that I seek.

I was very pleased to receive your pictures, you’re very handsome man.

I hope that you in the future will be sending me a lot of his paintings, because they will cause me a lot of emotion.

As I told you, I live alone and I do not have parents. After University, I rented an apartment, because I could not afford to buy his apartment. After the death of parents, I had only a small house in a remote village, and then I could not get his inheritance, he lacks a lot of documents.

I sued and the trial lasted about 10 years, and only after my persistence I was
able to assert their rights. About a year ago, the trial ended. Then I sold the
house for a very small amount and decided to buy a flat. I was able to buy a communal apartment, but she is very comfortable and I’m happy that I have my own angle.  I have one room in 20 squares, and also I have a common shower and toilet with their neighbors. Of course, this is not very good conditions, but I’m glad that I have my own accommodation. Especially since I did so myself. Also, thanks to the state program, I obtained a loan for 5 years for buying a house, as money from the sale of the parent’s home was not enough. The only disadvantage that every month I pay money for my apartment in order to repay the loan. My friend, though I and a small room, but it is very comfortable and there is always pure.

Also I would like to tell you about my daily routine. On weekdays I get up at 5 am, because my work is not close to my house. Then I have breakfast. Usually for breakfast I eat sandwiches and tea. I clean teeth, wash my face and go to work. Usually at work I get to the bus.

It takes approximately 30-40 minutes. My working day begins at 8 pm and lasts until 18 o’clock in the evening, after which I go back home.

You know, all my friends tell me that I am cheerful girl. I really am an active lifestyle. I like meeting new people and learn. I love the cheerful company. Now, unfortunately, I do not have much time to communicate with friends, because I have a lot of work. Also, most of my friends now live in other cities. I am very calm, romantic and intelligent girl. At heart, I am a sensual and tender. In his free time, I like hanging out with friends in a city park. In his free time, I swim. Also I go to the gym. In the winter I like skiing, skating. In the summer, with friends, we go to hike, bicycle.

Sometimes we go away from the city, hundreds of kilometers.  I always wanted to try water ski, but I never did. This is my big dream. You love to travel? You like to play sports? In the summer, I just like to ride a bicycle, do aerobics, swim and bask in the sun. In winter, I love skiing and skating. I always dreamed of skiing. But, unfortunately,  I’m never succeeded. I have never traveled outside of my country.

I very much like to greet the dawn and sunset to accompany. I love nature. I also like to walk along the river bank, to feel his feet the water. Cliff, you love nature? Also I like listening to music. In general, I prefer classical. I also listen to chill out and pop music.

At  home, I have a lot of tapes, classical and popular music of Russia, my favorite
singer Dima Bilan. What music do you listen to? I like to read books. During  his life, I read many books on psychology, human behavior. Also I like novels and  Detectives. Also I like fantasy books. The last book I read – it is “Perfume”. She left me an excellent impression. What was the last book you read? I think that while reading an interesting book, immersed in it. Through all the events, along with the characters.

I have heard many good things about your country. I’m trying to follow all developments in the world. Now, unfortunately, I can not watch TV very often, because I have a lot of work. All my friends tell me that I am an active girl who is unstoppable. I like to communicate, to know new people. But in my life is not completely happy because I do not have enough love and affection. I always like to see next to me was a man who can truly love me.

I am looking for my love. You’re looking for love as well, Cliff? I think that we are largely similar. In relations I am looking for trust, understanding, and of course love. I want a man with whom I have always understood me, never hurt and love. I only want a serious relationship, I do not want any games. I think that you are looking for a serious relationship as Cliff? Please tell me more about you!

What do you mean by relationships? What hobbies do you have in life Cliff? On this I must finish my letter to you, because my time has come to an end, and I must go home.

I look forward to wait for your new letter for me Cliff. I am very interested to talk with you and recognize you Cliff! Your friend from Russia, Tatyana.

 And on Saturday…

Hello my dear friend Cliff!!!!

Today in Russia some day. The sun’s shining. I came to the Internet cafe and saw your new message. I was very pleased that you wrote to me again. Thank you very much for what he told me more about yourself!  How are you today is the day? How are things Cliff? I hope that you all well!

Today I would like to tell you about my past relationship with a man and why I
am looking for my love on the Internet! When I was 26 years old. I met a man by
the name of Yura. He was then 32 years old. We met with him in the movie, when we went there with friends. He sat next to us and the whole film, he looked at me. After the movie, he came up to me and met. At first glance, I liked him.
Yura asked my phone number. But I do not have your own phone, so I was not able to give him room. After that we had started dating. I liked him more. He always looked after me, he gave me flowers. I really loved it! I thought that this is
the person I’m looking for. I thought that was the man with whom I want to
spend my whole life! But once, we agreed to meet in the library. I wanted to
take the book. But Yura did not come to the meeting. I waited for him about 3
hours, but it was not. Then I went home. But the next day, my friend told me
that she saw Yura with another girl. She told me that they kissed. I very
strongly cried, I nearly killed myself. My friend stopped me. I was very hurt
and sad at heart. After all, he told me he loves me and wants me to be his
wife.

He deceived me. He just used me. He had another woman. All these years I have not been communicating with men. I told myself that I’ll never love. But my girlfriend was able to persuade me that I tried to find love on the Internet. I was very disappointed in the Russian men. All men in Russia are using their women. They do not want a serious relationship. All they need is sex and they offended over women.

Russian men, women need only to slavery. So I decided to try to find love abroad! Now I do not regret the advice of a friend. I am very pleased that we met. I like to communicate with you Cliff!

Please tell me your story. Why are you lonely ? You just broke up with his love
Cliff? We’re very similar, since we both are looking for true love! Now I must
finish my letter. I look forward to wait for your new letter. By this letter, I
fasten photo. Your best friend from Russia, Tatyana.

On Tuesday I learn that I am Very ‘Cool’…

Hello my dear Cliff!!!! I am very glad to receive your new letter. I am very interested to talk with you and each of your letter I read very carefully! When I see a letter from you, on my face always a smile. Thank you for this great Cliff!!!!
Thank you for your wonderful photos! You’re very beautiful! I’m very happy to
know you more and develop our relations.

Today I would like to tell you more about my work and about how I like to spend
my weekend.

As you already know, I work as a psychologist in a children’s home, where I lived my whole life. Our orphanage is not very big, so he can not put a lot of children. It is home to 60 children. They have no parents. Some of them with mental health issues. They are experiencing due to the fact that they have no parents, and I understand it, because I, too, an orphan. We have very friendly staff. It consists of 25 people. Basically in our orphanage run elderly. But I respect them all, because some of them brought me. My duties at work is to provide psychological assistance to kids, find out the cause of their illness, helping them find a way out of a bad situation, give them advice. Last week in our children’s home, a new girl named Natasha. Her parents are very much drank vodka. They were alcoholics. Therefore, parents Natasha deprived of parental rights. I was terribly sorry for her.

Now, Natasha no one talks and eats almost nothing. I think that everything will be fine when I’m with her I can talk. At the weekend from work while I’m trying to hold the most good. Sometimes I go to the park with my girlfriend Katya. She is very funny woman. I know her since childhood. We grew up together in an orphanage. Sometimes I go to Katya to visit, and we spend good time together. On weekends I like to go to the movies. But this is not always possible, because the work takes a very long time. Usually I just read a book or listening to music. So I am doing cleaning house and preparing to eat.

Please tell me how you love to hold your weekend? You have a lot of friends?

I am very pleased to learn more about you, you’re a very good man and I am
pleased that we were able to meet with you. Cliff. We are with you in many ways
similar. You are very cool Cliff!!! I very much would like to see some more of
your pictures! Please send them to me! I look forward to wait for your letter
to me Cliff Gently kiss on the cheek. Your best friend, Tatyana.

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MAY JOBS REPORT DISASTER: UNEMPLOYMENT HITS 9.1%


As a follow-up to several of my posts:

Here is the current US economic  situation as of today…  There is no joy in Mudville!

It’s Friday, June 3rd, the end of week 23 and the May jobs report is out.  As others have said, it is a disaster!  Briefly:

  •  The unemployment rate is now 9.1%, but the average work week has risen from 34.3 to 34.4 hours per week.  Average hourly earnings grew 0.3% vs. expectations of 0.2%.  This is more evidence that additional people are not being hired; existing workers are
    worked harder!
  • There were just 54,000 new jobs created in May, 2011.  The forecast was 154,000 – three times reality.  I need to get a set of those rose-colored glasses that they wear in Washington DC.  (Along with one of those white fedoras that Mat Lauer sported in Rome this week!)
  • Private sector jobs?   No joy; just 83,000 jobs were created and again, way below expectations.
  • Manufacturing employment went down 5,000 jobs.  This is the very sector we need to pull us out of this longest-running recession in modern times!

You can read the full Bureau of Labor Statistic report, ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2011’ here.

You can read Joe Weisenthal’s excellent report, May Jobs Report Disaster – Unemployment reaches 9.1% in Business Insider.

From my side of the peninsula, a double dip recession is inevitable!  Mind you that I am no economist but common sense tells me that with interest rates near zero (no chance of lowering them further) and the fact that almost half of the current mortgages in many areas of our country are ‘underwater’, and manufacturing jobs gone for good, how can you come up with any other conclusion?

If you have any money available for investment, buy gold or silver.  I’d love to tell you to get back into the stock or bond markets, (futures are sliding hard on the news today), I just can’t in good conscience tell you to do anything else!

What a mess!

Cliff

My Name is Tatyana; Can I be Your Girlfriend? 1


Today we are continuing our series on our talented scammers,
Tatyana.  These letters are intended to seduce; then comes a request for  money.  Where these money requests are made, I will include some of my conversation to show how I deflected this attempt at fraud.

Tatyana appears to be a young girl, despite the fact that she claims to be 29 years old.  I believe that this is a common practice by these types of scammers, to more reliably entice intended victims; it is slimy and very regrettable.

This Part One of our series on her (and the scammers that are using her image and name).  As has been my practice, I am not correcting spelling syntax or layout of these notes from her, so that you might recognize a similar letter in your incoming email!

I’d appreciate it if you would carefully review our Copyright Notice at the end of this post.  You may not: Use, Borrow, Extract, Copy, or in any way, perform any action that could limit the writer’s future rights to: Leverage, Sell, Publish, Distribute or Infringe any commercial consideration that damages the author or his rights in any way.  Lastly, please remember that I have done no editorial ‘clean-up’, allowing our readers to see exactly what they might see in their inbox!

 On a beautiful Monday in Paradise, I hear “You’ve Got Mail”…

Hi! I am Tanya. Im the beautiful women. I do not have man’s care.

I want to search men serious relationship. If you still alone, write me
please on my email: lubpolare@yahoo.com. I very much wait
for your letter. Im send you my photo. Kisssss Tanya.

The next day Tanya disappears and is replaced by Tatyana…

Hi my new friend!!! I am very pleased that you responded to my letter.

So you to get to know me as well. I am very glad to this event. I  would like to know you more. But before that I would like to tell you
a little about me. I am a girl who is looking for his true love. I  decided to apply to the Internet to find happiness, a man who will
love and respect me. This is my first intercourse with a man on the
Internet. I’ve never been approached by Internet dating in the past.

Therefore, I do not know where to begin a story about me, but I’ll
try.

Firstly, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Tatyana. My
height – 1.72 cm, and my weight – 51 kg. I was born on July 5, 1981.
Now I’m 29 years old. When were you born? I live in is not a big city
Noyabrsk, which is located in Russia. You’ve heard a lot about my
country? I would like to tell you a little about my city. City
Noyabrsk in the south of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district, and
thanks to its geographical location is the southern gateway to the
district. In Noyabrsk has about 110000 people, is 20 of residents of
the Yamal. The average annual increase in population in the town of
about 500 people. A characteristic feature is the increase in Noyabrsk  birth – over the past years 1250-1400 people or 12 births per 1000  inhabitants. Natural increase is on average 830 people a year. Today  Noyabrsk young beautiful city that is confident in the future. Their
efforts Noyabrsk became one of the most developed cities in Yamal. In
Noyabrsk well-developed infrastructure and livelihoods of the city.

Much attention is devoted by the authorities beautification of the
city, forming its architectural design. To replace the same type of
timber and panel houses came the modern, beautiful building. Among  them, teleport, Intelligence Center and fire department – unique in  the project structure, which is unique in the whole of Western  Siberia. Hallmark of the city – the Orthodox Church of Archangel  Michael, one of the most beautiful religious buildings in northern  West Siberia, as well as the Mosque, which is considered the largest  in all of the Tyumen region. My city has many cultural and  architectural values. A large number, monuments, sculptures, theaters,  and of course churches. I love my city because I was born here and  lived my whole life! You tell me about your town? Where do you live?

Do you like your town?

Now, I would like to tell you a little about my life. From early
childhood, I had to live alone. I never saw my parents. Since they
have an accident when I was 2 years. The accident happened on the
track. My parents went to my grandmother in the village. On the way
they ran into a big machine. The bus, which drove my parents flew out  from the road, it overturned and they were killed. I do not even
remember them. I have never seen their faces. My grandmother just
died, but when I was 3.5 years. Then I had to live in an orphanage,
because I no longer had relatives. Now, I’m all alone. I have no
brothers and sisters. I had a very difficult childhood. In our
children’s home was a lot of children.

When I was 7 years old I went to school, which was located next to our
children’s home. I’ve always liked history. I always wanted to study
it. When I was 18 years old, I had to leave the orphanage. I got into
a world where I had to do everything myself. I was so lonely. I had to
find a place to live, work. I got a job. I was a clerk at the library.

I very much wanted to go to university. But I had no money. When I
worked in the library, I read a lot of books. And then I decided to go
to university. I am very lucky. I passed all the exams as “excellent”!

I came to learn from a psychologist. In this case, I continued to work
serving in the library. I liked to study people’s behavior. I liked to
help people in situations where they feel bad when they need help. My  mother was a psychologist as well. I think it’s my destiny to be a
psychologist.

When I finished university, I tried to find a job. But it was not very
easy. Since many organizations in Russia does not want to take young  people to work, because they believe that young people do not have the  experience. But after much searching, I decided to call my children’s  home where I lived all my childhood and to offer them my help in  raising children. Orphanage director told me that they were happy to  take me to work. I was very happy about that. And now for 2 years I  worked as a psychologist at the orphanage, where I spent my whole  life. I like very much to help children. After all, they, as well as I  now live without their parents. I have for them as a mom. I love  children. I believe that children are the angels that live with us on  earth. In this life, I’m looking for the man who could I truly love
and respect.

At this point I have to finish my first letter to you. The next time
I’ll tell you more about myself, about my work, about my hobbies and,  of course, about the relationship that I seek. Please tell me a little  about you. Where do you work? How is your life? I am very interested  to know you. I am very interested in Internet communication, as it is  with me first.

I look forward to your next letter to me. Your new friend from Russia,

Tatyana.

P.S. to this letter, I attach some photos from my life. From my photo,
you will know what I like. My whole life is depicted in the photo. I
hope I will like you. Please send me your pictures as well.

P.S. My new email – lubpolare1@yahoo.com!

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Proof: The iPad Is Affecting Consumer PC Sales


In my recent post, The iPad is becoming The Only ‘PC’ That Matters, I postulated that the computers that we have used since 1978 are becoming less and less relevant, due to the introduction of smaller form-factor computers that we have today.  These new devices, Smartphone’s, tablets and the like, are really cutting into traditional computer sales and use.

In a recent article in Business Insider, Proof The iPad Is Affecting Consumer PC Sales , my prediction appears to be validated.

Please take a look to follow the conversation!

When will you add a tablet to your digital inventory?  I know that I can effectively write stories and chapters on my iPhone 3GS.  I have read entire books on my phone.  They are viable and a starting to become pervasive.

Yes, I still own a laptop and a home PC.   They still have their place but they don’t integrate well into my current lifestyle.  ‘Choices’ aren’t they wonderful!

My Name is Ekaterina: Can I be Your Girlfriend? Part 7


Today we are continuing our series on our talented scammers,  Ekaterina.  Ekaterina is notable by the fact that our ‘conversation’  lasted more than a month.  We survived the first demand of money, $570 to  purchase ‘airplane tickets’, only to have the demand repeated two weeks  later.  Where these requests were made, I will include some of my  conversation to show how I deflected this attempt at fraud.  This is the last post on ‘this’ Ekaterina.

Ekaterina appears to be a very young girl, despite the  fact that she claims to be 29 years old.  I believe that this is a  common practice by these types of scammers, to more reliably entice intended  victims; it is slimy and very regrettable.

This Part 7 of our series on her (and the scammers that are  using her image and name).  Parts OneTwo ,  ThreeFour,  Five and Six  can be found by following the links.

I’d appreciate it if you would carefully review our Copyright  Notice at the end of this post.  You may not: Use, Borrow,  Extract, Copy, or in any way, perform any action that could limit the writer’s  future rights to: Leverage, Sell, Publish, Distribute or Infringe any  commercial consideration that damages the author or his rights in any  way.  Lastly, please remember that I have done no editorial ‘clean-up’,  allowing our readers to see exactly what they might see in their  inbox!

On Another Beautiful Thursday in Paradise…

Hi my love Cliff! I have received your message.Today  I have reached agency and my agent has informed me that my visa is approved and  that I need to pay the remained sum of contract 570 US dollars. Please send me this money today or tomorrow that I a haze to receive them and to pay  to my agent. As soon as you will send to me of money you owe me the full  address and a full name as should inform me control number of transfer that I could receive your money. As soon as I will receive  your money I will pay to their agent for payment of my contract.

I very much miss  on you and I wish to arrive somewhat quicker to you. You for me the unique man  on this earth and me more are necessary nobody. I wish to spend all my life  only with you and any more with whom. I every minute and every second think of  you and I can do nothing with myself. Now I will finish the message and with  impatience I will expect your message.

One million  kisses. Your love Ekaterina

And the next day my owl flew in with this missive…

Hi my love Cliff!
I was very glad to receive your message. It is pleasant to me to read all that  you write to me. I wish to be your wife and more a drawn  game.  I  very much love you and I wish to spend with you all my life.  You  for  me the unique man on this planet and more such as you are  not  present.  I wish to appear in your embraces and to feel your gentle  kisses.  I wish to be always near to you and to support you in all.

 But  all  problem in money I hate money because money now solves presently
all.  I  do not want that money was a problem before us and would  prevent  together  I  cannot  go  through  it.  My  mum is very disturbed  by it. She wants that I had a  beloved which will care of me and  will love me. I am ready on all to  arrive to you. At me in a head many  silly  thoughts how to get money  to arrive to you I are ready to plunder  bank is ready on all if only to  be with you. I think that you understand  me. I do not know that to me to  do I even am ready on that to  go  to  work as the prostitute to  earn money and to arrive to you.

This  very  bad idea but is unique chance that I could earn money but I think  that  after  that you will not love me more but for me a unique way  to  arrive  to you I do not wish it to do and I wish to make love only  only to you. If I do not arrive to you as soon as possible that I do  not  know  that I with myself will make I cannot live without you.

This  damned  money  all  business  in  any  papers  which anything in comparison  with love. I am ready to work  at once on several works and not to sleep if only at me there was this money  but I do not know such way  except  prostitution to earn this money  so quickly but besides me other  men will touch and you will not forgive  me it but I any more do not  see  other exit. I could take the loan  in bank but to me will not give  because I earn very little. I do not know  that to me do I cannot to  constrain  some  the tears of grief  and feeling that I cannot make anything  with  it…  Now  I will finish the message because I cannot write any more and to me it is very  bad.

Your love for  ever Ekaterina

The next day…

I love you with every fiber of my being. If I could do  anything to get the money to you in the next week, I would do so. My only  alternative is to steal the money from a bank or other place of money. I cannot  do that.

There is a difference between I cannot send the money  (because I don’t have it) and I will not send the money  (assuming that I can get it but, for many reason refuse to do so). My situation  is that I DO NOT HAVE IT AND  CANNOT SEND WHAT I DON’T  HAVE! Your agent can put all the deadlines that he wants to  impose, but if it is not available – I say GET ANOTHER AGENT! Who is this agent  anyhow? Perhaps if I talk to him I can appeal to his better nature.

Greetings my love, my future sweet husband Cliff!!!

I read your letter and I am very glad, that you have  written to me.

How your health? How you have lead day? You thought  about me?

I think about you constantly, every waking moment and  when I dream as well. I cannot get you out of my mind.

So you do not suffice me here. At me all time of idea Only about you and  all my desires it only you. I of you Very strongly I like also to me it is very  a pity, that we not together.

I very much miss you, without your words, at me drip  Tears from eyes when I think of us with you. I pay Because I can not live without you, my tenderness.

My head is hammered by ideas only about you, about  mine Handsome man!!!!! At work I can not concentrate, therefore That before my  eyes only your image, your beautiful Eyes, your gentle hair, your strong  body…

My dear, at me heart can not without you. My heart  Young and gentle, sensitive to all. I have grown fond of you All soul and all  heart. If you will injure this heart, That I can not live in this world more  and I can not more To grow fond of whom – that, because you and only you my  most The big love in my life and as I love you, I whom not Liked. You became my  beacon in my way. You have made me The happiest in this world, you have  presented me a lot of happiness.

And I want to give you a lot of happiness and each  second. I wish To be yours the main person in life, your assistant and Your  desired woman.

My sweet, we should try to reunite the friend with The  friend that it would do not cost to us. For the sake of you I shall bypass all  terrestrial Sphere on foot. I want to go to you and to know, that with everyone  past In meter, I all is closer and closer to you. You want it? If yes, That I  today shall go to a way.

I shall run to you and to not stop For one second. I  shall cross through the seas and oceans only to be Near to you and to feel your heat. And if I in a way, People will tell about  me, that what not clever, was lost for the sake of love.

But I am ready for the sake of us with you to make  not possible(probable), my future husband.

My love to you is huge and very strong as a nuclear  bomb.

My prince, I you see already wrote to you, that at my  sister in Moscow am The girlfriend. She is ready to help us. She will try to  make all quickly And it is good. My husband, I wants to arrive to you and to kiss you all life.

Let’s start movement each other, because under a  laying stone Water does not flow. We should aspire to each other and then the  god Will help us. I know, that he on our party and I pray for it.

If I had opportunity and means I not would began to  ask At you the help, and all would make and has arrived to you, my fruit.

But you know, that I earn very little though I work  very much Much very much I try. Why in Russia a standard of living so low? I  Executed these people which think out different laws at us. People

Very much work also their work here so it is a little estimated.

My loved if you have opportunity to approach our  hearts And on always to connect them enable me to arrive to you and I shall  thank You the life love and a fidelity to you. Lovely, I can not It is more to  sit on a place. My soul is torn to you and my heart is poured Hot blood from  distance of us with you. You understand me?

Let’s not wait for a miracle, and we shall create  this miracle. And this miracle Will consist in our happy and long life with  you!!!!!!!!

My agent has told, that he will not wait neither this  nor other month.

As there has passed a lot of time. The agency can wait  week. After that will not work any more with me, and it means, that I cannot be  with you. I to all girlfriends have told, that soon I will with you and to  sunbathe on a beach, to bathe with you in the sea, to have a rest on the  nature. It is all all means what not to be to us together because of money. If  you can send next week I will arrive to you. If is not present, my heart means  will be broken and I can not be with you.

Your damn agent can wait as long as it is necessary! Where  does this agent get the power to tell HIS CUSTOMER when the customer will  travel, and when his customer pays? It is none of his damned business ‘when’;  It is only his business about the ‘how’. Tell this damned primadonna to quit  treating us like we OWE HIM a favor. He is our AGENT. HE WORKS FOR US! He gets profit from our ticket purchase – nothing more. HE HAS NO POWER OVER US ABOUT THE  WHEN!  Damned asshole! What the heck;  does he live in Russia or something? In the modern world, HE serves US!

 

My mister, I hope, that all have clearly written.  It is very a pity to me, that my time comes to an end. I shall write to you later, my future husband.

I give you the most gentle kisses and!!!!!!!!!

Your loving Ekaterina on always.

As you have clearly written, I too have written clearly. We  will pay when we can. He will arrange the tickets when we tell him to do so.  Until then he can stick his god dammed deadline up his ass!

I love you my darling Ekaterina. Please give this message  directly to that poor excuse of an agent directly. I am not a pushover. I know  our proper roles in this transaction.

I will see you soon my Love!

I love you,

Cliff

And on the last day…

My beautiful love,

I’m sorry that you don’t understand my situation. It is not  that I don’t WANT to send you the money this week; it is that I CANNOT send you  the money this week – I don’t have it and can’t get it. I know that you are  unhappy – so am I

 And in the final chapter…

Hello my lovely Cliff!!!!

To me was a little sad to read your last letter. Yes, I understand your fears, that you can deceive. Means you have no full trust to me.

It is insulting for me because I trust you. Though we  did not meet in the person never. But I have no opportunity to find such money.

 All my friends and familiar have no such money. I went to bank and tried to  take the credit, but to me have given up in the credit because my wages are  small very much and according to the manager of bank I have no guarantees to
pay then my credit. It has upset me very much. Now all your and my dreams will  be destroyed only because I have no money.

Think, if I had money I would not ask you about the  help. Yes, now it is difficult to receive the visa in the USA. But having cash  it is possible to receive the visa without special problems and to buy tickets.

 You really worry about our joint future. But now we have only 2 variants. The  first – we when we can not meet and it is bad, because my heart again will be
broken!!! I did not tell to you when, but I loved once one man strongly very
much, but he deceived me and met other women. he liked to drink vodka. And in a  result he has thrown me! My heart has been broken. I could not reconcile to it  during 1 year, it was hurt me on soul and bad. But now I have understood, that  I was possible has again found my love, but money solve all! I hate money
because now everyone solve only money. And if the person has money he can make  everything and if the person has no money he cannot make that. But for me money  not the main thing. But without money I cannot arrive to you and except for you  to me not to whom to help with money. I promise you when I shall come to you I  be employed and I shall gradually give you money.

But all right. If not will trust me, all right. I  leave the option to you! I want that you listened only to the heart!!! Variant  of the second. If you decide to send money I shall come to you! And it is  possible we shall be happy up to the end of our lives. I shall not speak more  about money. I want that you have decided that you to do. But please make a correct choice. But if you decide to  not send money I shall understand you it is your choice and a choice of each  any person is solved correct.

For ever yours and only your loving and gentle
Ekaterina

My heart aches to tell you this. My heart too, with the  large hole left in from the death of my wife hoped that you would fill that  space. Unfortunately, unless we wait until I can earn the money or you get a  new agent, we cannot be. For that I am very, very, sorry.

It is what it is my Love,

Cliff

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The Internet is ‘Full’: No More Room at the ‘Inn’


I wondered when this would happen…

Of course, it was only a matter of time when these two events would occur!  The first is running out of Internet addresses.  The second is that streaming media (movies transmitted to your computer, from the cloud, in real time) now amount to the largest consumer of Internet traffic in North America.

A Shortage of Unique Internet Addresses

As of February of this year, all of the assignable Internet addresses available, have been assigned.  That means that very shortly, there will be ‘no room on the Internet’ for new assignments – unless something changes.  That change is a move from the IPV4 to IPV6 address schema.

“IPv4 and IPv6 are two different types of the Internet Protocol (as in IP address). IPv4 is the current standard and is used by the largest majority of systems that connect to a Local Area Network (LAN) and/or the World Wide Web.

IPv4 is only capable of holding four fields in an IP address. IPv6 is capable of holding six fields. One reason IPv6 has come into play is because, with the growing number of computers in the world, IPv4 will run out of possible combinations. There cannot be more than one device with an IP address otherwise it will cause conflicts.”  Please take a look at a single-page PDF that compared IVP4 and IVP6 here.

We have known that we were consuming internet addresses far faster than anyone could have envisioned when the IVP4 address (TCPIP Protocol address standard was last revised in September, 1981).

Conventional wisdom is that the creators were only thinking about computing devices that would deliver information to a sitting user.  They did not consider that a day would come when even a refrigerator in our home, or a traffic light on our streets, could take advantage of an Internet connection.  The standard provided for four address fields.  This results in a possible four billion addresses.  IVP6 provides for six address fields.  If you have six address fields you have a potential of 2 to the power of 128 and ends up being 340,282,366,920,938,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 unique IP addresses.   That is a whole lot of potential and assignable addresses.  Given what we know today, that should take us down the road for the foreseeable future.

There is a problem however.  To implement the new standard, that need to be a massive hardware change, or running a parallel network (Internet 2) with switching between the two networks. This is a huge undertaking and will cost us all money!

How Internet Bandwidth is Used Today

Roughly one third of the total Internet is being used to stream movies to your TV, from the Netflix Cloud.  This startling news has been brought to us, once again, by Business Insider.  In an article released today, they report that: “Netflix’s streaming service is so popular that it’s now consuming 30% of peak downstream internet bandwidth in North America, according to data from Sandvine, a broadband equipment company, via TechCrunch.

It is only after Netflix, that the main (and intended) HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) traffic shows up with 18%, a little more than half of the 30% Netflix traffic.  Are movie theaters going the way of the Music Industry, (soon) the Bookstore Industry, and may other information delivery institutions!

You can read more by going to the original article on Business Insider, and their data source TechCrunch.  The times, they area changin’.  If you can develop the skills to be a Technology Forecaster, you can provide a needed service, and become very rich in the process!

Read more: http://tiny.cc/fx6e1

Credit for some of the content in this post goes to an unknown poster on Yahoo Answers.

My Name is Ekaterina; Can I be Your Girlfriend? Part 6


Today we are continuing our series on our talented scammers, Ekaterina.  Ekaterina is notable by the fact that our ‘conversation’ lasted more than a month.  We survived the first demand of money, $570 to purchase ‘airplane tickets’, only to have the demand repeated two weeks later.  Where these requests were made, I will include some of my conversation to show how I deflected this attempt at fraud.

Ekaterina appears to be a very young girl, despite the fact that she claims to be 29 years old.  I believe that this is a common practice by these types of scammers, to more reliably entice intended victims; it is slimy and very regrettable.

This Part 6 of our series on her (and the scammers that are using her image and name).  Parts One, Two ,  Three, Four and Five can be found by following the links.

I’d appreciate it if you would carefully review our Copyright Notice at the end of this post.  You may not: Use, Borrow, Extract, Copy, or in any way, perform any action that could limit the writer’s future rights to: Leverage, Sell, Publish, Distribute or Infringe any commercial consideration that damages the author or his rights in any way.  Lastly, please remember that I have done no editorial ‘clean-up’, allowing our readers to see exactly what they might see in their inbox!

On Another Beautiful Thursday in Paradise…

Our Ekaterina

My Sun Cliff! Lovely Cliff, I am very grateful to you for letters your gentle and full of love. I very much miss you and is glad to receive yours the
letter.  Everyone in life has two strips, black and white, the period of
failures is it black, white – happiness and love. After I have met you
that in my life there was only a white strip. I feel perfectly because
I feel your love. I want to be with you, I want to kiss and make love.
I WANT TO LIVE IN THE NAME OF OUR LOVE!!!!
I for ever yours and only yours Cliff. You for me the closest person.
Same close as mum and the grandmother, prevents us will be together
distance but I know that it very soon happen and I shall meet you. You
the person which have presented me the most fine feeling – love, I
adore you for it and I would want that we always were together, that
we would be always full of passion and that our kisses would warm us
each minute. I am happy because that I have you, you are dear to me, I
feel that we are created one for another and the destiny has prepared
us for test as distance but I hope that we shall overcome it.
Everyone in this world has happiness. The main thing to find it. I
have found the happiness and the love.
IT YOU Cliff!!!!!!!
I love you and I shall love always.
You for ever in my heart.
Your loving and gentle Ekaterina

And on Friday…

Hi my dear Cliff! How you today the darling? What was your
night? Whether you recollected me? This night I thought of you dear!
To me of 29 years. We has very bad paper mail in Russia. Please do not send me
anything. It will be pleasant to me to receive your gift at
our meeting. Ideas on you give me a lot of pleasure, but also they give me some
fears. I with some fear represent for myself the moment when at the
airport we for the first time shall see each other. I hope, that
during this our moment, you the first will show the initiative. I feel
huge confusion from such events, when I in an unfamiliar place and
around set of strangers. Today I asked the manager to whom by you can
transfer money for payment. Cliff, my agent has informed me, that for
moving money it is better to you to use system “Western Union” or
MoneyGram”. These systems have offices practically in all cities. In
my city some such offices. The agent has told, that it is very
reliable and fast systems for moving money. Favourite, I reached
today in office Western Union and have received there the detailed
information. For moving you will need to specify my full name and the
address. For reliability you will receive from them confidential
number. And I will need to be shown the passport and to name this
confidential number, to receive funds. As do not forget to inform me
the your home address that I could receive your money. The office will take small
percent for payment of moving of money. Moving will demand all some
hours. Dear, here my information, it
My full name: Ekaterina Maltcsewa
My address:
country: Russia
Kirov area
village: Ivanovka
ZIP: 612144
Street: Mira st. 17-4
Tomorrow I shall reach in agency of travel to learn concerning the
visa. The agent has told to learn concerning the visa. The agent has
told, that probably I will need to reach to Moscow in embassy, for
personal conversation. Though they can often extract the visa with out
it. Tomorrow I shall inform you news on it. My kisses and embraces for
you, my favourite Cliff. I wait for your messages dear.
Yours Ekaterina
The next day…

My Sun Cliff! I’m fine. I am glad to your letter and my heart
is warmed when I receive it.  I have no phone but I will try to search
for a way to cause you and as soon as I will find it I at once will
inform you on it. Unfortunately, I to not have in the property the computer
and I can not sit in the Internet long.
Mum asks to transfer you the greetings and congratulations. But me it
is very boring without you, it is boring because I can not be with you
Cliff and I can not enjoy our happiness and love. I very much want to
be with you Cliff. I want to feel your embraces, kisses both your
tenderness and love. I thought of that as it would be good if we could
go together to shop and choose one to another good things, a meal or
still that or. We together take the carriage also shall push it and
put there that that it is necessary. You will put the hand on mine and
we slowly shall go along a counter. We shall take various food,
spices, greens fruit, bread and many other things that I could prepare
for tasty dishes for us and we enjoyed them each day.
Or in shop of clothes we shall buy clothes for you or me. I shall help
you to choose the most beautiful suit and you will look always fine.
Cliff, you can help me will choose a beautiful dress. I can not
choose itself. Basically I am am helped by the girlfriend, I know that
you too will help me the most beautiful dress in which I shall love
you and you will love me in it. You will help me to choose female
linen? I would want that it was pleasant to you and I hope that you
will not refuse to help me in a choice of it.
Sunbathing Anyone?I will be sure that our life is fine because we would shall make all
that it was filled with happiness and love and I am very glad that I
have you, Cliff. You for me the most fine, most necessary and
favourite person. You all world for me and I live each day only
because that I have you and soon our lifes begin one, full bright
paints, tenderness and love.
Cliff, you in my heart and I madly love you.
Yours and only your loving Ekaterina

And on Tuesday…

Hello My Lovely Man And My Sun Cliff!!!!!!!!
I am glad to receive your letter. How has passed your day? What you
made today?
I very much miss you Cliff. I very much want to be with you. I would
want that you were in my embraces and I could sit on yours knees. I
frequently think of that as we together are engaged in love. Cliff, I
many times imagined ours with you the first night of love. I am sure
in that that we not shall to sleep this night. We shall enjoy our love
and I am sure that first night I shall not forget never and I know
that you will make all as well as I that we would be happy and groaned
from love and happiness. We shall be in a bed and we shall not leave
it. Only sometimes to have a drink coffee or to eat a sandwich. We
shall accept bathing with you, we shall caress one another and to help
be washed. Cliff, when I think of it it that on my body runs a shiver
and now I have decided to stop this subject. I can not write now the
big details because that very much was excited when the beginnings to
think of it. Cliff, what you think of our first night of love? How
you imagine to yourself it?
I hope that your ideas are fine also you will write to me them
tomorrow.
I with impatience wait for your letter.
I love you Cliff!!!
I sent you my kiss, most passion and sweet.
Yours and only your loving Ekaterina

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You are NOT safe in the New Internet World


So, you have used a computer for a couple of years now
and you make sure that you have a solid firewall and the latest
anti-virus/anti-malware tools installed and active. You clean/defragment/compress  your disks regularly, and you back up your system automatically, to be sure  that you are not at risk.  Enough said,  right!

Pocket Wi-Fi Detector

WRONG.  For your information, Hackers never sleep.  Let me tell you what those midnight-oil burning Hackers have been up to, and refer you to a rather dry but worthwhile discussion that is definitely worth your time.

This is particularly true insofar as the threat, and damage, has not  generally arrived yet.  If you are forewarned, you just might recognize aberrant behavior in your digital ‘devices (including your car), and be able to correct the situation before it causes you damage, injury or a TON of money!

Did you know that:

  1. Text-message malware – While Smartphone viruses are still fairly rare, text-messaging attacks are becoming more common.
  2. Hacking into smart grids – Smart grids might be vulnerable to attacks that would allow hackers to cut off electricity to homes and businesses and create other kinds of havoc.”  It would also allow
    them to actually change your electric meter – raising or lowering the amount of electricity used that is reported to the Electric Company – and YOUR BILL.
  3. Social network account spoofing.  IS that new friend of a friend on your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo or other
    Social Networking site ‘really’ safe?
  4. Cyberstalking – This has been widely reported on the TV Networks.  Anything that causes a young person to take their own life MUST be eliminated!
  5. Hackers controlling your car – The age of the connected car is dawning. Vehicles like the Ford Edge now provide 3G network access, a Wi-Fi router in the car, and the ability to tap into your home Wi-Fi network (only while parked).”
  6.  “GPS jamming and spoofing: Threat or nuisance?
    It is easy to jam GPS receivers with a low-cost jamming device like one sold by Brando.  GPS spoofing could be used for serious crimes — transmitting information to a delivery truck that routes it into a dark alley where criminals are waiting, changing the timestamps on financial transactions, delaying emergency vehicles from finding
    their routes. There have been no reported cases of GPS spoofing to commit a criminal act, but Johnston warns that government and business should work to deter the attacks.”

To read the entire article, published on Network World, please click HERE