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Looks like hardware hackers, homebrewers, and the like may have some PSP fun in store: Undiluted Platinum appears to be a user-flashable firmware replacement board available soon, for $90/75€. Can imagine fitting the thing to be a source of some amusement, though, given how packed the device is. Custom firmware, anyone? MIPS-based, too, so the assembly otter be fairly easy to follow, though communicating with the hardware might take some reverse engineering. I know I'm going to have to get one - being able to play around with the firmware directly (well, downloaded over USB - doesn't look like it offers any JTAG functionality) is just too appealing.

Just out of curiosity, I thought I'd tally up the last couple days of crud in the spamtrap:

Misc gifts xxxxxxxxx
Pills xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mortgages xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Judgment server xxxx
Penny stocks xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Watch replicas xxxxxxxxxxx
Sex chat xx
Phishing xxx
Diets xxxxx
Casinos xxxxxxxxxx
Diplomas xxxxxxxxxxx
Debt xx
Fake surveys xx
Unknown xxxxxxxxxxxx
Property x
Wealth x
Software x
Site traffic x
Directories x


("Unknown" being either so jumbled I couldn't tell what they were imploring me to buy, were blank, or consisted purely of linked images, which I don't load by default)

How does this compare to yours?


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I would imagine that if you use something, like SpamAssassin, that makes a note of which rules the message fell afoul of (e.g. Possible Nigerian 419, Mention of Viagra, etc) then it should be fairly trivial to write a program that'll run through a mailbox and tally up each of those flags.

Of course, some of the Spam flags won't tell you what the spam is about (e.g. Malformed HTML), but you can filter them out once you've got the tally.