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SannaPuha
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Dec 11, 2009, 09:07 AM
 
Dear Apple users,
Can you please take time to answer Tampere university of Technology's Apple questionnaire through this link: Webropol.
Thank You very much for you time!

/Sanna Puha
     
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Dec 11, 2009, 10:59 AM
 
I took it, it seems legit.
What, me worry?
     
Doofy
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Dec 11, 2009, 11:44 AM
 
Questions marked with * are mandatory to answers.
How much is your yearly income? *
No option for "none of your business". FAIL.
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CharlesS
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Dec 11, 2009, 11:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I took it, it seems legit.
I didn't take it, it seems like spam.

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The Final Dakar
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Dec 11, 2009, 12:00 PM
 
I didn't even look, I love lamp.
     
SannaPuha  (op)
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Dec 11, 2009, 12:10 PM
 
Hi,

If you want to know what kind of publications there has been before on this topic look from this link: Teollisuustalouden laitos You can get a better idea what this research is all about.

/Sanna
     
Doofy
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Dec 11, 2009, 12:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by SannaPuha View Post
If you want to know what kind of publications there has been before on this topic look from this link: Teollisuustalouden laitos You can get a better idea what this research is all about.
I don't know about the rest of you guys but that really impressed me.
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Dec 11, 2009, 02:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
No option for "none of your business". FAIL.
Or just invent crap to mess up their demographics.

Example: I'm a 140 year old female from Afghanistan who is unemployed but makes over $70000 a year.

But that will backfire sometimes.

Once my father received information on life insurance through the mail. Instead of throwing it away he actually filled it out using ridiculous information. No life insurance company in the world would ever insure this guy: 110 year old smoker with diabetes and a history of 6 heart attacks. My father named the guy "Dennis" but spelled it using Greek characters and writing it in all caps so it looked like this: "ΝΤΕΝΥΣ." (except the last letter looked like an "S" the way he wrote it. Then he sent it in. Oh, Ntenys has no last name.

Two weeks later, the insurance company sent their informational packet to Ntenys. Unbelievable! (The best part was Mom's response: "Who the hell is Natennies?") My father still gets odd things addressed to Ntenys from time to time. Mom just hands them to him.
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Dec 11, 2009, 02:25 PM
 
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Dec 11, 2009, 02:36 PM
 
I took it and did spread the word to some friends. Thank Goodness it is available in english, I speak Suomi as well as Donald Duck does. Regards from Espanja.
     
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Dec 11, 2009, 02:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I took it, it seems legit.
Ditto.
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I would prefer my humanity sullied with the tarnish of science rather than the gloss of religion.
     
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Dec 11, 2009, 04:55 PM
 
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I speak Suomi as well as Donald Duck does. Regards from Espanja.
Minä en osaa suomea hyvin
     
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ThinkInsane
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Dec 11, 2009, 06:25 PM
 
To those of you reporting this as spam, it appears that the OP asked permission to to post this. The Powers That Be are looking into it, so I'm not going to lock it for now.
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imitchellg5
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Dec 11, 2009, 06:45 PM
 
I don't see how it's spam or anything... not selling a product or asking for personal info. I did it, no problem. The OP probably just needed research on the topic and saw MacNN.
     
CharlesS
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Dec 11, 2009, 08:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
I don't see how it's spam or anything
Brand new user shows up, uses his/her/its first and only post to put up a link which asks for your personal data?

You guys are a trusting bunch.
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imitchellg5
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Dec 12, 2009, 01:05 AM
 
It didn't ask for personal data.
     
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Dec 12, 2009, 09:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
^
back in the early 90s, i would fill out all those apps for credit cards at concerts, sporting events, theme parks etc, to get their free gift. gift was usually a shirt or passes to another event; sometimes electronic gadgets or free nights lodging, etc. i would always use fake information (now, you can't...when filling out, they ask for your drivers license on the spot to verify before you can get your free gift).

anyway, during my travels, i think it was for SIGGRAPH in orlando back 94 or 95, i was filling out another form for a free gift. they had a list of "do not accept from". my fake name was on it

to this day, if i'm attending a one day seminar or something that i don't need to be there on official capacity for work, i still use one of the fake names. got an entire history for the "person" if someone strikes up a conversation. i'll never see them again, it's fun!
     
   
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