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Byrd
2005-Feb-09, 02:18 PM
I got a piece of what I'd call spam mail in my in-box today. Thing is, it's "for the Hubble" doncha know, and that's kind of near and dear to my geeky heart.

Has ANYBODY heard of this outfit?

-------------mail that I received ---------------------
February 8, 2005


Friend of Hubble,

We have raised $13,000 and counting. Keep it coming.

https://www.slooh.com/savethehubble/contribute.jsp

As expected, the budget released on the 7th does not include funding for a Hubble
servicing mission, in direct contradiction to former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe's
statement in 2002 that the mission was already "grandfathered in" to the budget.
See below for more detail, as released by the House Science Committtee.


Best regards,


Michael Paolucci

www.savethehubble.org
www.slooh.com

Maksutov
2005-Feb-09, 02:40 PM
I got a piece of what I'd call spam mail in my in-box today. Thing is, it's "for the Hubble" doncha know, and that's kind of near and dear to my geeky heart.

Has ANYBODY heard of this outfit?

-------------mail that I received ---------------------
February 8, 2005


Friend of Hubble,

We have raised $13,000 and counting. Keep it coming.

https://www.slooh.com/savethehubble/contribute.jsp

As expected, the budget released on the 7th does not include funding for a Hubble
servicing mission, in direct contradiction to former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe's
statement in 2002 that the mission was already "grandfathered in" to the budget.
See below for more detail, as released by the House Science Committtee.


Best regards,


Michael Paolucci

www.savethehubble.org
www.slooh.com
If it's "SLOOH" I'd be careful. It seems just about everything they've posted here, and what they've had to offer at their website, indicates they're pretty much in it for the money only.

I need to go back and see if it was Paolucci who demonstrated in posts here that he had no comprehension of customer relations and what quality was all about, i.e., achieving customer satisfaction. Just the opposite, he took a rather aggressive stance, and pretty much attacked anyone who questioned the SLOOH agenda.

OK, review completed and verified. Check out this series of posts, in which "slooh" is Paolucci. (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=190674#190674)

Metricyard
2005-Feb-09, 02:56 PM
I would say scam.
Just reading their "sign the Petition"" page makes me sceptical. Most petitions wouldn't ask for so much information.

Second, after looking at the source code of the web site in question, doesn't seem too secure. Yes, it shows a lock on screen, but way too much code showing for my taste, and not much showing for security either. Alot of this code you would think would not be visable on a site that asks for credit card info.

Plus the fact that the web site doesn't have much information other then to send money. I'd be cautious.