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Spam (3)

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The spammers know me better than I thought…

"Hi Colin, Hungry Horse"

Illuminati

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

I didn’t realise that they were so desperate for members (from my spam folder):

"Illuminati Membership Application" repeated many times

No, I don’t do that (2)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

I’ve blogged before about getting lots of wet-lab spam. Most recently I’ve been getting regular spam trying to sell me transgenic mice. It is remarkable how similar this spam is to advertising for everyday things: “buy-one-get-one-free”, “buy one and get a free tchotchke”, “use this discount code”, “make buying one of these your new year resolution”.

Free Coffee Maker with your Nuclease Mouse Order

every new transgenic mouse customer will get a free iPad mini

Have you got a transgenic mouse order in your new year's resolutions?

No, I Don’t do That (1)

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

I get an email like this almost every day.

Have you ever spent much time and energy to generate an antibody, which unfortunately fails to perform in your experiments?

The answer is “no, I haven’t”. Clearly, having the word “science” on my web page provokes this kind of thing.

Worryingly, there must be enough lab scientists who are prepared to buy antibodies from web-sites advertised by spam to keep this spam-ecosystem alive.