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    From the You Couldn't Make It Up Department

    Megaupload, the huge "file-sharing" site recently shut down by the US Government, had many users in the DOJ and the US Senate.

    Oh crap!
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    Justice for the Dept of Justice.... and a little bit of preferential treatment thrown in just to make them look worse.

    In a similar 'you couldn't make it up' vein - Chinese spies used fake Facebook profile to friend NATO officials

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    From the same department...

    The Alexa page for this site says:
    Based on internet averages, experienced-people.net is visited more frequently by males who have no college education and browse this site from home.
    Bloody illiterate lot, you!
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    pretty accurate
    went to school and univeristy - never went to a college
    work from home - so read it from there as well

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    That's nice, Clinton. I like to be different.

    Bah! Alexa. I've had more arguments about that idiocy than I care to remember. Anyway, apart from the fact that it's biased towards users with the Alexa toolbar, it's also got quite a strong US bias - same as Quantcast et al. If your sites aren't aimed at an American audience or a webmastery-type, then the stats are not just misleading, they're downright annoying and damaging because they can put potential advertisers off your site.


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    I'm actually a middle aged women who left school at 15 and I post to this forum from my iphone in the bus station when I'm on my way to work at Tesco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMcClure View Post
    I'm actually a middle aged women
    A blatant and obvious lie. No woman ever refers to herself as "middle-aged" until she gets a pension book - middle aged women are always ten years older than she is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton View Post
    If it were the actual one and not a website I would have gone higher than the $20 it sold for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tke71709 View Post
    If it were the actual one and not a website I would have gone higher than the $20 it sold for.
    Now if I said that in front of my wife, she'd be mortally offended (or blackaffrontit for the benefit of Kay) - made me think (dangerous) -

    One day a young bride of Madras
    Felt somewhat reducéd in class
    When her neat derriere
    Was comparéd somewhere
    To Jennifer Aniston's ass

    "So what" said the maiden, dismayed,
    "Makes the Aniston feature displayed
    "So much better than mine -
    Is it built up with pine?
    Or perhaps it is nicely inlaid?"

    Quoth her husband, a master of spin,
    "It's naturally shaped, though she's thin -
    Whereas yours, m'dear, looks
    Like a couple of books,
    Her's resembles two nice mandolins".

    But not to let chance pass away
    He afterwards went on to say
    "Doesn't matter, my dear,
    She is there and you're here -
    I don't want her, and you're here to stay".

    "That's unlikely" she said, feeling blue
    "Even if your kind comments are true,
    After all that you've said
    I'll be sharing my bed
    With a cuddly teddy, not you".

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