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Politcally Incorrect Musings
Not a bot 
24th-Oct-2009 03:49 pm
southpark
I had another Russian friend me yesterday. In checking the profile, I was pretty sure I had another bot.

Nope.

1) the account is at least a year old and has had regular posts
2) the posts all make sense
3) comments are met with a reply

The user horoshienovosti has over 1600 friends. That sent up a big red flag, however, I think these are real. The name tells it all: horoshi novosti. In Russian this is хорошие новости and means "good news". It is also a real news website.

I like this place. It is all safe for work good news. NO BAD NEWS. All the posts are directed toward some positive aspect or goings on. How refreshing!

So be forewarned, if you get a "friend me" from horoshienovosti, I believe it to be a legitimate user.
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26th-Oct-2009 12:28 am (UTC)
...wandering through via friends' list for sca, and just wanted to mention that that 'friend' site has a LOT of cookies that try to hit you when you go to it, including something like "top 3 russia" and other spam-sounding sites...so, just worth knowing, since every single thing that 'friends' me out of nowhere also has a ton of cookies that hit you when you go to it, if you don't set your system to prompt you and not accept them unknowingly...
29th-Oct-2009 02:19 pm (UTC) - I don't doubt it.
The site has to make money somehow. They do that through advertising. Being a Russian site, you can count on some strange stuff.

Funny. I just don't have problems with cookies since I have been using Firefox with the AdBlock Plus and NoScript addons. Add to that that I use Linux exclusively at home and the problems just go away.

I NEVER use IE for net surfing. Ever.

Bugs come in through open windows.
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