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Nigerian Spambot – WIP

Mostly a reaction to the phisher who tried to scam Virily users last week. Of course, this isn’t what a spambot looks like but my depiction is a lot more fun and does raise some interesting points…

#1 dark vignette

not all outdated computers end up in landfills, many of them end up in third world countries. for all we know, someone is still using 5.25 floppies right now

9 points
  1. Hahaha, you’re right. Some outdated computers end up in third countries. Like here in my country, we have kind of new, used and new computers with floppy disk slot.

      • LOL That’s a reason. Scammers need to hide in order to not get caught, even in their home countries. Then the computer also makes me think of the hikikomori, or kids that spend hours playing videogames in a dark room. ? Generally, I feel the dark vignette makes the viewer’s attention focus more on the computer screen compared to the other pictures.

#2 desert sun

this piece is inspired by the work of William Gibson

6 points

#3 raw

since the future isn't evenly distributed, hardware is only obsolete based on the tech level of the location it is currently in...

5 points

#4 brite

It is not my intention to pick on Nigerians; they just so happen to have the most infamous spam named after them. But I've got a buddy from Lagos and he's never scammed anyone...

5 points
  1. I got an email from a virily user and knew that must be a Nigerian scammer. I haven’t replied but I have to defeat him at his game come this weekend. In any case, Nigeria is the leading scamming nation in the world.

What do you think?

6 points


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