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ee spammings - Beautiful Language Of Spam Poetry

READ ee spammings

  1.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you are very i wish i could get you
  2.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3please reply me back i have
  3.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3(i came) here to look for my second half,
  4.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am young (good) with of love and carring
  5.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3hello (greetings) my is a young girl
  6.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3u in good i come across your
  7.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i got to touch you i like us
  8.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3decide touch become more believe today
  9.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am are you fine in perfect i
  10.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3i in my in box in you more my will
  11.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3my is free open like life
  12.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i am love,well today
  13.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3loving is really for seeking my (or with)
  14.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3are you i that is you as is my
  15.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3fine? dead drugs(Cocain)
  16.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3to come (hurry) for me one left
  17.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3this today passed late
  18.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3you today?,i (hope)
  19.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3god? you you i you you (more) miss
  20.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3your today your day? mine together?
  21.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3we? i: for you? is it our first?
  22.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i did this born to be in search of something
  23.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3my one hope is you you, who you are,
  24.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3why me? your response (answer)a
  25.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you, please can you?my
  26.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i wish (to) this i know this (to)
  27.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3day to week and year deceive me
  28.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3jesus orphans: motherless babies
  29.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3the lord always suffering
  30.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3lord: i am old suffering the years in heaven
  31.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3our jesus old (&) a new convert,
  32.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3lord jesus god jesus christ divine away way
  33.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am aging from time
  34.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3god, i have it deep in(to) i have
  35.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3in search for more
  36.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3women and fire. made to cure
  37.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i became you. so you
  38.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3is my pleasure you today just you easy and new
  39.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you reach (through) my (private) something
  40.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i don't want this surprise
  41.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3this grief heart will cost my life
  42.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am you you are?
  43.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3love good i'm good girl
  44.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3i got friends to know
  45.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3never tall slim fair
  46.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3to get your happy
  47.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3are you? i am looking for
  48.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3easy-old world come share my side
  49.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3how good is life with you i know you feel new
  50.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am searching for contact help me you
  51.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i escaped my life to be wicked
  52.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3to you i am new here to make a new you
  53.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3today? blessings with sickness
  54.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3looking for my & you
  55.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3nice on for in with hope be
  56.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3here from busy adding
  57.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3anyone want all 50 (?)
  58.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you, you and you
  59.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3hope finds you in distance
  60.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3to you with you
  61.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i have to you without from you
  62.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3everyone is life
  63.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3problem? problem
  64.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i'am easy-going stranger
  65.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3i saw today i know know you
  66.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you doing you doing good
  67.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i want you and me

The star ratings are my own evaluation of the quality of each ee spamming.

contribute

Contribute your ee spammings!

Send the original spam and its ee spamming to Martin Krzywinski. Or, submit your alternative to the ee spammings for spam shown here.

Don't have any spam? Check out the MIT Spam Archives.

Thanks to Nathan Richan who contributed "here from busy adding" and "anyone want all 50 (?)".

ee spammings - Beautiful Language Of Spam Poetry

The world doesn't need more spam. But it needs more poetry. Given the excess of one and shortage of the other, I thought it would be useful to develop a process that turned spam into poetry.

The ee spamming project recycles spam into poetry. The availability and permanence of spam suggests that this is a sustainable effort.

ee spammings — two examples

Below are two examples of ee spammings. The first was extracted from a slightly ghoulish Russian spam and the second from a religiously constrained romantic advance.

fine?,000,000 dead drugs(Cocain) bag and money and banks money let me have you you you
god? you you i you you (more) miss

ee cummings — a modern interpretation

ee spammings are spam edited into a format reminiscent of the poetry of ee cummings. Unwanted solicitations for questionable endeavours and products suddenly turn into heady words of the new literature. Art suddenly freed from the husk of spam.

Literature 2.0 — from unlikely origins.

rules for creation of ee spammings

All the ee spammings shown here are based on actual spam I have received. ee spammings are created by manual editing (not by an automated system — a trickier challenge) of the spam using the following rules

  1. all text is transformed to lowercase
  2. line breaks and spaces between words can be added
  3. punctuation, including brackets, can be added or removed
    i think we can      (i think) we can
  4. words can be removed from the spam
    i am a young good looking girl ...      i am young (good) ...
  5. existing words can be repeated
    click together      click,click,click (together)
  6. form of word (e.g. singular/plural, tense, etc) can be altered (applied infrequently, extends rule 2)
    thank's for your ...      thank's for you ...

Several rules can be applied at once, or iteratively, such as in example of rules #4 where (a) words were removed and (b) punctuation was added.

As you can tell by the form of these rules, the content of the spam is not significantly altered. These rules work to extract ee spammings from spam. Each spam has a multitude of ee spammings — consider extracting your own.

creating an ee spamming

Below is an example of how a spam (shown on the left) has one if its ee spammings extracted.


original spam

Hello

My name is susan i am a young good looking girl with full of love and carring also romantic and faithful,well i saw your profile and i love it,i think we can click together please i will like you to email back through my email adderss thus:(susan.momodu02@yahoo.com) i will like you to use your email address to contact me directly to my emailbox.at the same time i will show you my photo and you also know more about me.

thank's for your understanding,

susan

original spam marked with edits

Hello

My name is susan i am a young (good) looking girl with full of love and carring also romantic and faithful,well ,well,well i saw your profile (and) i love it,(i think) we can ,click,click,click (together) please i will like you to email back through my email adderss thus:(susan.momodu02@yahoo.com) i will like you to use your email address to contact me directly to my emailbox.at the same time i will show you my photo and you also know more about me.

thank's for your understanding,

susan

ee spamming i am young (good) with of love and carring also romantic and faithful ,well,well,well i saw (and) i love it, (i think) we can ,click,click,click (together) please i will like you to i will like you to to me to my i will show you my and you about me thank's for you

ee cummings

ee cummings is one of my most cherished poets. His words tickle the language center, and their ambiguity and mis-un-grammatical-ness send them straight into that part of the brain that gives me the feeling, more than meaning, for what the words stand for.

Reading him is reading (and) feeling(s). And being closer to feelings and further from thoughts is a good way to pass time.

This project is my ongoing love-affair with words, loose structure, tangents, and, of course, ee cummings. The ee spammings here do not do justice to his work — indeed nothing else can. The best they can do is echo and hint, and abandon the limit of their lowly origins.

index of ee spammings

  1.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you are very i wish i could get you
  2.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3please reply me back i have
  3.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3(i came) here to look for my second half,
  4.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am young (good) with of love and carring
  5.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3hello (greetings) my is a young girl
  6.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3u in good i come across your
  7.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i got to touch you i like us
  8.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3decide touch become more believe today
  9.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am are you fine in perfect i
  10.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3i in my in box in you more my will
  11.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3my is free open like life
  12.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i am love,well today
  13.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3loving is really for seeking my (or with)
  14.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3are you i that is you as is my
  15.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3fine? dead drugs(Cocain)
  16.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3to come (hurry) for me one left
  17.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3this today passed late
  18.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3you today?,i (hope)
  19.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3god? you you i you you (more) miss
  20.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3your today your day? mine together?
  21.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3we? i: for you? is it our first?
  22.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i did this born to be in search of something
  23.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3my one hope is you you, who you are,
  24.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3why me? your response (answer)a
  25.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you, please can you?my
  26.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i wish (to) this i know this (to)
  27.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3day to week and year deceive me
  28.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3jesus orphans: motherless babies
  29.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3the lord always suffering
  30.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3lord: i am old suffering the years in heaven
  31.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3our jesus old (&) a new convert,
  32.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3lord jesus god jesus christ divine away way
  33.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am aging from time
  34.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3god, i have it deep in(to) i have
  35.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3in search for more
  36.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3women and fire. made to cure
  37.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i became you. so you
  38.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3is my pleasure you today just you easy and new
  39.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you reach (through) my (private) something
  40.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i don't want this surprise
  41.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3this grief heart will cost my life
  42.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am you you are?
  43.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3love good i'm good girl
  44.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3i got friends to know
  45.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3never tall slim fair
  46.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3to get your happy
  47.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3are you? i am looking for
  48.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3easy-old world come share my side
  49.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3how good is life with you i know you feel new
  50.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i am searching for contact help me you
  51.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i escaped my life to be wicked
  52.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3to you i am new here to make a new you
  53.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3today? blessings with sickness
  54.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3looking for my & you
  55.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3nice on for in with hope be
  56.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3here from busy adding
  57.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3anyone want all 50 (?)
  58.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you, you and you
  59.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3hope finds you in distance
  60.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3to you with you
  61.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3i have to you without from you
  62.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3everyone is life
  63.  - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3 - rating 3/3problem? problem
  64.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i'am easy-going stranger
  65.  - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3i saw today i know know you
  66.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3you doing you doing good
  67.  - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3i want you and me

without contention

Answering questions about friendship and love

What is friendship? What is love? This poem answers this concretely. Friends respect, admire and suffer no contentions.

original spam
From: silvia awad Date: Friday, April 9, 2010 1:32 PM Hi dear, you are very nice I wish i could get to know you for it is my pleasure to have you as my friend for a friend is all about Respect,,,Admiration,contentious and affectionante also friendship is consist of sharing of ideas and showing true affection without cheats,,,lies and betray so can you welcome me, lets get to the ocean of love ????????????? I am miss silvia by name
ee spamming - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Wed Apr 27 2011 / v2 Mon 2 May 2011
you are very i wish i could get you for my pleasure have you as my for all respect,,,admiration,contentious and affectionante also of sharing of ideas and showing true affection without cheats,,,lies and betray so can you welcome me?
I love the awkward invitation of this phrase, wet with cliche.
lets get to the ocean of love i am miss by name

is there anyone there?

Urgent communicator

What if you know something important, but nobody will listen?

original spam
From: Miss Ruth Umar Date: Thursday, November 25, 2010 12:27 PM please reply me back i have something to tell you inmportant Ruth
ee spamming - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Wed Apr 27 2011
Beautiful in its original form.
please reply me back i have something to tell you (inmportant)

we are two halves

First came the first half, then the second

We are quantities, ratioed by a line between us.

original spam
From: Suzzy Benju Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 3:39 PM Hello Greetings, My name is suzzy, I came here to look for my second half, my soulmate, my friend is to tell about my self as i haven't seen you in person but i feel something inside, i feel like a little sign of hope that am not doing this in vain, please if you don't mind i will like us to be friends and know each other, i will tell you more about my self and also send you my photos as soon as you reply this letter, Remember Age, Colour or Distance are nothing when it comes to a true Friendship, So am waiting for your lovely response ! Thanks from Suzzy
ee spamming - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Wed Apr 27 2011
(i came) here to look for my second half, my soulmate, my friend to tell about my self (as i haven't seen you in person but)
Profoundly sad, to me. The idea of someone sending spam, but feeling something inside, moistens the eye.
(i feel) something inside (i feel) like a little sign of hope am that not doing this in vain please (if you don't mind) (i will) like us to be friends (i will) tell you more about my self
I've removed mentions of photos. Too base.
and (also) send my soon as you reply distance are nothing to true friendship lovely you am waiting so

click3

interface to love

Peripherals as conduits for emotion.

original spam
From: Susan Momodu Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010 7:00 AM Hello My name is susan i am a young good looking girl with full of love and carring also romantic and faithful,well i saw your profile and i love it,i think we can click together please i will like you to email back through my email adderss thus:(susan.momodu02@yahoo.com) i will like you to use your email address to contact me directly to my emailbox.at the same time i will show you my photo and you also know more about me. thank's for your understanding, susan
ee spamming - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Wed Apr 27 2011
i am young (good) with of love and carring also romantic and faithful
...in anticipation of the clicks below
,well,well,well i saw (and) i love it,
I am enjoying the emphatic repetition of 'click' to mean 'compatibility', but also the suggestion of the of a mouse, if this be some online affair.
(i think) we can ,click,click,click (together) please
I was happy to see this phrase repeated in the spam, removing the need to duplicate it myself.
i will like you to i will like you to to me to my i will show you my and you about me thank's for you

we got to know

interest brings closeness

original spam
From: Charity Ramson Date: Friday, May 14, 2010 1:03 PM Hello greetings My name is Princess Charity R. a young girl with a free sensual mind, lover of emotion, articulation, compatibility and compassionate are my features. Am seeking for a long term friendship with you because i derived interest at your profile write up via Andorra Homepage. Friendship brings favor and unity.So lets see if we have the same taught and feelings.Contact me via my private mailbox below so that we got to know each other better. My email address is:- charity_luv2010@hotmail.fr Thanks and take care, Charity
ee spamming - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Wed Apr 27 2011
Hello (greetings) My is a young girl free sensual (mind), with lover emotion, of articulation, in compatibility, my compassionate, my also seeking term with you interest at your write up friendship brings favor unity. So lets see we have the same taught and feelings me via my box
"Below" is closer to "know" than to "box". Not lost on me.
below
This is my favourite part, taken from "we got to know each other better."
we got to know

mind happiness

but there are others

Repeated references to long-lasting suggests requirement for stamina.

original spam
From: precious s Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 4:06 AM Hi Friend. Hope this email finds u in good health.I come across your name and profile in love site as I have interest In u i deem it very necessary to get in touch with u for a long-lasting relationship.beside My name is Precious Sary 22yrs old female,has decent hobbies like reading and swimmimg and i desires to make long-lasting friendship with you.Do u think age,colour or distance is any bar to make such friendly relationship with you?If not,then stretch your hand to me and accept mine. If you feel like we will be friends fine,then u mail me back so that I will forward u my photos and Introduce myself to u more, So from there we will get to know each other very well.just bear in mind that there is only one happiness in life,to love and be loved.I will always remain yours in love. With Big Kisess And Hugs! From Precious Kindly Reply At pro30ameve@hotmail.com
ee spamming - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Wed Apr 27 2011
u in good i come across your
Love is a need for interest and an interesting need. Both necessary. Fun word games ensue.
in love (as interest) very necessary to get in touch u long-lasting relationship.beside my hobbies desires long-lasting you.do to make such with you?if not, stretch your hand to mine. you feel like friends fine,then me back i will to u more there we will get to each other very well.just
Incredibly insightful, taken from "just bear in mind that there isonly one happiness in life.
mind is one happiness in, to, be loved.i always in love.with big reply

today ok!

mindful in the present, hopeful for the future

Use of recontact suggests request for second attempt. First one lacking, or forgotten?

Oh, and who isn't waiting for happy?

original spam
From: Tonia Osah Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 4:06 AM Hi dear, i got your contact today,and decide to get in touch with you,and i will like us to become friends and know other the more. I believe you will recontact me through my e-mail address (tonia_kon66@yahoo.com) today ok! (Remember distance, colour or age does not matter, but love matters in a relationship.) Waiting for your response. Happy new year. Tonia.
ee spamming - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Wed Apr 27 2011
i got to touch you
Reminds me of ee cummings' 'i like my body when it is with your body' poem.
i like us and know the more. believe recontact me today ok! but matters
We are all.
waiting for happy
ee spamming - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Thu Apr 28 2011 / v2 Fri Apr 29 2011
I could see this as lyrics in an Enigma song.
decide touch become more believe today
For the science nerds, who don't mind the occasional cliche.
remember matter love matters

you fine in perfect i

love hopes and is willing to wait

This poem emphasizes the need for a meeting of both mind and body. It is short and leaves much to the imagination.

original spam
From: babskd1@katamail.com Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010 2:22 PM Hi! I am Charity! how are you! hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health. I went through your profile and i read it and took intersest in it,if you don't mind i will like you to write me on this ID: (charityskd@hotmail.com) hope to hear from you soon, I will be waiting for your mail because i have something VERY important to tell you. Lots of love Charity!
ee spamming - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3 - rating 2/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Thu Apr 28 2011
i am are you fine in perfect i through i your mind (i will) like you to me soon (i will) wait for something of love

my my my

possession is 90% of love

Starts suggestively and ends certainly, but creepily.

original spam
From: helen Vaye Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010 7:01 PM Hello My name is Helen i saw your email today in my inbox and became intrested in you, i will also like to know you more, and if you can send an email to my email address, i will give you my pictures here is my email address (helen_3b4@yahoo.com.ph)contact my gmail pls so i can reply u I believe we can move from here! Am waiting for your mail to my email address above because i have a lot to tell you, Lot's of love, Helen
ee spamming - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3 - rating 1/3— spam in the style of ee cummings
index
Thu Apr 28 2011
This feels like pure ee cummings to me, particularly the suggestive 'in box'
i in my in box in you more my will and if you to will my
Emphatic possession ends this piece in a slightly creepy tone.
my my we my i have you

to be your mind

get into the brain and stay there

Once again, love anchored by meeting of the minds.

original spam
From: Judy Peterson Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010 3:27 AM Hello sweetie My name is judy, i'm a free minded, open hearted girl, i like to take life as easy as i could, i'm one of the few that still belives in friendship,love, trust and signs, am very much single and ready to mingle. was browsing through the internet and came across your contact at (www.yasni.at) belive me i like what i see and i am attracted to you, it will be my sincere pleasure to be your friend if you don't mind, i hope you will not take my request for granted, feel free to email me,i will appreciate it if you can send me some pics, i look forward to hear from you soon. Take care. Judy.
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Thu 28 Apr 2011
my is free open like life one few love very much and to through your like i see i am to you
This combination just works. Really well, too.
be my pleasure to be your mind you feel free i will if you can i to from you

cool self.kisses

everything just comes together

I can't believe how well "cool self.kisses" works here. Notice the original even has the theatrical period between "self" and "kisses". I love spam.

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From: Pacasline Diane Date: Monday, May 17, 2010 10:52 AM Hello Dear, How are you hope fine,My name is pascalin.i am a beautiful young girl with full of love Well, i saw your profile today at www.yasni.at and i was interested on it,i hope we can make good friend,i will like you to contact me back through my email address:,(pascalin.2@hotmail.com) so that i can tell you more about myself and also send to you my photo,hoping for your lovely reply soonest,yours in love,stay cool and enjoy your self.kisess yours Miss pascalin. PLZ CONTACT ME IN MY E-MAIL BOX(pascalin.2@hotmail.com)
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Thu 28 Apr 2011
Love can burn briefly, the sender suggests.
i am love,well today i was hope,like back through soonest,yours in
This phrase turned out stunning. Self kissing in a box. Cool.
cool self.kisses me in my box

this i in a we

two lovers contain each other

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From: Alicia Harry Date: Monday, September 28, 2009 2:05 PM Hello Dearest, I'm a loving girl who is really seeking for my true friend or partner to share with, am very gentle, kind,and responsible young girl.Please permit me to contact you through this medium,I believe in a future we will share some Important experience of our life.Pls kindly contact me through my private e-mail address below (mis_alicia20001@yahoo.com) ,I will be expecting your urgent reply.I have something very important to tell you. stay blessed. Lovely, Alicia.
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Fri 29 Apr 2011
loving is really for seeking my (or with) very me to you
Works really well.
this i in a we some of (our) me i will (your) i have to

to you in you i you

a sandwich of you and me

The column of pronouns stacks nicely.

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From: Blessing Blessing Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:43 PM Hi Dear, how are you today i hope that every things is ok with you as it is my great pleasure to contact you in having communication with you, please i wish you will have the desire with me so that we can get to know each other better and see what happened in future. i will be very happy if you can write me through my email for easiest communication and to know all about each other, and also give you my pictures and details about me, here is my email (blessingb96@yahoo.com) i will be waiting to hear from you as i wish you all the best for your day.your new friend.PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO EMAIL ME HERE (blessingb96@yahoo.com)FOR MORE EXPLANATION
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Fri 29 Apr 2011
are you i that is you as is my to you in you i you with me so we to each i will you me and also my me here my will to you you you me

dead drugs(Cocain)

fine white love

While most other ee spamming are about classic, pure love between two people, this one is about pure love between one person and pure.

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From: borisskalou@cantv.net Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009 2:09 AM Hi friend, How are you and other memebrs of your family, hope fine?.Please I need your help to assist me and claim out this $23,000,000.00 USD from a finance firm who is oweing me and you will benefit from it with 30% of the money because you will claim to be the beneficiary of this money since my Boss is dead he deals on drugs(Cocain)or Big C as they call it.I am just his bag man(one who flys his money abroad and to banks to deposit his money. Let me have your name address and mobile telephone number. I shall send you my contact as soon as I hear from you. Yours Mr.Boris Kalou
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Fri 29 Apr 2011
fine?,000,000 dead drugs(Cocain) bag and money and banks money let me have you you you

for me one left

a lover's instructions

The content of the original spam is lost in this ee spamming. In extracting this ee spamming, I didn't want to choose the obvious stranded victim theme.

Often, once the first line of the ee spamming is extracted, the rest follows. In this case, I knew that I wanted to include "hurry" and paired it with "to come", when I saw that both "left" and "right" appeared in the spam.

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From: Amanda Tatum Date: Monday, March 7, 2011 7:52 AM I am truly sorry to bother you with my problem,this has to come in a hurry. I had traveled out of town on a personal trip, Unfortunately for me I happenned to be one of the Haiti victim,but i have travelled to UK England before the incident happenned, I had an Emergency call up presentation seminar in London and then left immediately but i lost my family including my properties there,right now am stranded here I don't know what to do or where to go to.that is why I am sending you an email. Please can you loan me about $450Dollars today? so I can return to the State, As soon as I get to the State I would refund it immediately,ipromise. Amanda.
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Sat 30 Apr 2011
to come (hurry) for me one left my my right now here to do to go that is i you you (today?) can soon get it ,ipromise

and in sorrow god

lamentations of the unfairness of existentialism

Seeing "God" appear twice forced the theme, and in particular the proximity of "sorrow" to the second appearance of "God". Fortunately, enough words offered a complete symmetry in "and in your god" and "and in sorrow god".

Unlike in the ee spamming to come (hurry) for me one left, this one had its last phrases written first. Having ended in sadness and angst, the mood of its start was fixed and it was just a matter of extracting the words.

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From: JULIE DAVE Date: Sunday, November 28, 2010 5:56 PM From Dave's Wife, Julie Hello My Dear, This is Dave's wife, Julie. I am writing this message to you today because my husband Dave passed away on December 17 2009. My late husband was diagnosed with cancer and heart attack just before he was admitted to the hospital. He did begin treatment, but suffered a blood clot and heart attack after his first treatment. After all he died on the same sickness. It is my desire and enthusiasm to donate a token/huge amount of money he told about for the less privilege as he instructed me when he was at the point of death. Being a devoted christian family i have no other option than to use this amount is $22 million to help those that is in need. so I would like you to think over this huge privilege that i am entrusting to your hand for the survival of the casualties and homeless, just send me your full names, home address, telephone number, occupation and more information about you in your next message for the service of God in your country and for the less privilege one's. Finally, I know you join me and the rest of Dave's family in our sorrow and ask God to accept him in his kingdom. Kindly reply immediately together with your complete address which will be used for the transferring of the money to your country. Reply to this address: juliebliss@mysinamail.com Best Regards, Mrs. Julie
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this today passed late with and just before begin after first after all the same desire the less of death being no other than you think over this privilege and in your god
God is at his best in our sorrow, which is like seeds we feed him.
and in sorrow god him (in his best)

i give you you (more) myself new

god makes his way into every theme

Two ee spammings from this spam. After extracting the first, I wanted to find a much shorter one, with a single and unambiguous message.

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From: bridget johnson Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010 9:39 AM Hello Complement of the season and happy new year. Hi My Dear contact me at(birdgtet@ymail.com) How are you today?,I hope you are fine.If so thank be to (God) almighty.My name is Bridget I am looking for honest and nice person.Somebody who care and fear God whom i can partner with I don't care about your colour or ethnicity. I'm sending you this beautiful mail with love and happiness.I am looking forward to hear from you, Dont forget to write me directly to my email address on (birdgtet@ymail.com) so that i can give you my pictures and tell you more about myself. Thanks Yours new lover, Miss Bridget.
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Sat 30 Apr 2011
you today?,i (hope) (you) thank (god) (god) love to from you i give you you (more) myself new
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Sat 30 Apr 2011
god? you you i you
The better choice.
you (more) miss

you and i i miss

hanging out at the hip is fun

The exquisite "relation-hip" makes this spam a prime candidate for an ee spamming.

"Miss miracle" is, too, an auspicious combination allowing for "you and i i miss" and "miracle waiting".

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From: miracle_m-t@katamail.com Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011 8:54 PM Hello; give me your time today.How was your day?,Mine is a little bit hot over here .How about your family not forgetting friends and work all together?hope all are okay.please bear with me.I Really like to have a good relation-hip with you,and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you.My name is Miss miracle John rang.I am 24 years old girl.,waiting to read from you . thanks
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Sun 1 May 2011
your today your day? mine together? relation-hip you and i i miss miracle waiting .

is it our first?

wondering whether it will work out

The colon and question marks are preserved, as are the numbers of the itemized questions, which form a rarely seen structure in spam.

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From: Alisa Date: Friday, June 11, 2010 7:38 AM I am Alisa (ID 256723), I like your profile, can we meet? Hello, I am Alisa, my Id 256723 I like your profile, I would like to know: 1. if the age difference important for you? 2. where is it comfortable to organize our first meeting? 3. do you wish to visit me at my place? 4. do you like my profile and new photos?
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Sun 1 May 2011
we? i: (1) for you? (2) is it our first? (3) do you wish (my)? (4) do you like (my)?

suffer a brain to death

lamentations in the evening of possibility

The land of ee spammings is not all rosey. Not at all.

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From: philippe.martini08 Date: Monday, January 11, 2010 7:48 AM Hello, I will contact you as true today as they did not know that does this gesture on my part. My name is Mr. Philippe Martin born in Canada, but I have special reason to be an adventurer in search of something. The reason that drives me to you is: I want to go through your channel to a charity in your department. I was born April 25, 1940 in Alberta. It is a gift in some way and it is the sum of 7.2 million euros. My marital status is such that I have no wife and fewer children to whom I could bequeath this legacy, and I now suffer from a malignant brain tumor I am condemned to certain death. That's why I want so graceful and in order to help poor children told you this legacy to carry out this charity. If you agree I would have the following information: Your full name, Your contacts A fax number if available; I count on your goodwill and also the proper use of these funds for this work. Mr. Philippe Martini
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Sun 1 May 2011
i did this born to be in search of something born in some way no wife and children i and i now suffer a brain to death why i and poor this i have: a number for this

i am now just seams

from nowhere, something special

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From: anita goodluck Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 7:37 AM Hello My dear one How are you? i hope all is well with you, i hope you may not know me, and i don't know who you are, My Name is Miss Anita goodluck, i am just broswing now i just saw your Email it seams like some thing touches me all over my body, i started having some feelings in me which i have never experience in me before, so i became interested in you, l will also like to know you the more,and l want you to send an email. so l can give you my picture for you to know whom l am. I believe we can move from here! I am waiting for your mail to my email address above. (Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life) miss Anita
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Thu 5 May 2011
my one hope is you , who you are, i am now
A fortunate misspelling, suggesting a coming apart at the seams.
just seams some touches me my body feelings in me never in me before you l in you to you (more) want you (to so) you my you l am (i we) can (here!) am (your or not) love (life)

why me?

request for explanation

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From: Edward Fitzgerald Date: Monday, October 18, 2010 5:17 AM why havent you contacted me ? looking forward to your urgent response... Regards Edward Fitzgerald QC (Esq) Doughty Street Chambers 1 Crown Office Row, Temple, London EC4Y 7HH Tel: 020 77977111 Private Email: edwardfitzgerald02@gmail.com (your answer should be sent to my email Private)
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Thu 12 May 2011
why me? your response (answer)

simple need, a feel

request for sensory input

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From: Anita Amor Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 8:05 AM Hello Dear , I hope you are in good health , please can i get to know you?my name is Anita,i am just a simple lady,in need of a good friend,if you feel the same,think about it and get back to me so that i can send you some of my picture and also tell you more about me. Thanks and remain bless. Anita
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Thu 12 May 2011
you, please can you?my simple need, a feel it me you you me

most odds, the odds, all odds. good

easy is better

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From: clara23@katamail.com Date: Sunday, October 4, 2009 5:24 AM Am Clara Omarsani, I wish to communicate with you through this medium, i know this mail will come to you by surprise,I wish to get in acquittance with you, to be closer and may discover ourselves as real partners in life. for easy and better communication, reply With my personal email adderss (clara4luv@gmx.com) you know having a prophesy of love over someone there most be odds around the corner, but no matter the odds, love survive all odds.I am responsible and courageous, sexy, romantic and with good looking statue, I know with good mind you will admit my request. Thanks and God bless you, Yours new friend clara.
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Thu 12 May 2011
i wish (to) this i know this (to) surprise i wish (to) you (to be) closer ourselves real in easy better my love most odds, the odds, all odds. good

deceive me through this picture

time flows and lies

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From: Grace William Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010 2:43 AM Hi friend, compliments of the day to you. I Wish You A Memorable week And A Wonderful, Glamorous And Fruitful New Year (2010),I am Dr Grace William, am deceive,I'm positive, quiet, communicative,young looking lead,I wish to have a good and meaningful relationship with you,permit me to contact you through this medium,here is my private email so that i will tell you all about myself and a picture of myself. looking forward to hear from you Thanks and God bless. Dr Grace
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Thu 12 May 2011
day to week and year deceive me through this picture myself looking to you

humanity (not people)

nobody upstairs is listening, or cares

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From: Nanna Lewis Orphanage Home. Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010 1:36 AM dear beloved one, Calvary greetings to you in Jesus name amen. I know this letter might come as a surprise to you but I was inspired to do so as a result of the Orphans and motherless babies under my care. Initially, I stated this work with few children and I was able to take care of them. It was later many children were brought to me and I was making every effort to meet up with their daily needs. Based on this, I started sending financial appeal to Individuals, Government, Corporate bodies and Organizations for financial support to enable me continue with this God work and services to humanity. If not that people some times listen to my cry for financial help, in fact, there is no way I would have continued. My Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, if you receive this letter and God touches your heart, kindly assist the orphans and motherless. No amount is too small, we will continue to remember you in prayer and God will not forget your contributions to the orphans and motherless. Thanks and be blessed as you render services to God and humanity. Yours in the service of God and humanity nanna lewis orphanange home. Mime-Version: 1.0 -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.
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Thu 12 May 2011
jesus orphans: motherless babies children humanity (not people) my cry for fact god touches heart,kindly you in prayer god will forget: your orphans and thanks and you and humanity god has been and is believed

you am me in the new now

god decides to take possession

Two very different ee spammings. In the first, god is asking to take you and in the second, the roles are reversed.

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From: michael adex Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 7:59 AM Dear Beloved, may the peace of the lord always be with you . my name is Rev Tony from England; I am 76 years old now. I have been suffering in the sick bed for the past 7 years. Now I believe that my time has come to join my ancestors in heaven. I got your email address from the Internet, as the spirit of Almighty God directed me to contact you for this charity work. I have $ 4,000,000.00 deposited in a safe location which I want you to claim on my behalf for an important charitable project. Can you honestly do this for me, if yes please forward to me your bank particulars and your contact informations like private phone fax and copy of your identity so that i will send it to the oraganization as the new beneficiary of the said funds. finally, i will like to know what you do as a living so that i can be able to know if your work will allow you to handle this projact that am comitting into your hand. get back to me through my privte email adress below. kamaraconte@live.com Remain bless in the Lord. Rev. Tony __________________________________________________________________ Make your browsing faster, safer, and easier with the new Internet Explorer® 8. Optimized for Yahoo! Get it Now for Free! at http://downloads.yahoo.com/ca/internetexplorer/
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Fri 13 May 2011
the lord always
Both powerful and likely true.
suffering the sick bed (heaven) i (as god) for this have a claim on you for me yes (please) me
Another option was 'have a claim on your your your identity' which would be equally creepy.
your your your identity as the new finally i will like you as a living that i can know you am me in the new now
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Fri 13 May 2011
lord: i am old suffering the years in heaven
There is something very Leonard Cohen about this phrase. I can almost hear him singing 'Lord, I got a spirit for you to claim.'
i got spirit for you to claim can you do this for me?please as beneficiary (finally) i will like that you am me get back to me, my privte lord

i need your help.me

asking jesus to be more useful — can't hurt

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From: Ukadi Toyo Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:02 AM Greetings in name of our Lord Jesus Christ.I am Mrs Ukadi, 69years old widow & a new Christian convert, suffering from long time cancer of the blood.I have the sum($5.1m)USD in COTE D'IVOIRE i need your help.Contact me for more information on how you will get it and how you will use the money. - Ukadi Toyo
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Sun 15 May 2011
our jesus old (&) a new convert, (suffering) of blood i need your help.me for more you you use

save the little War here

another uncomfortable conversation with the man upstairs

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From: Mr. MICHAEL BERGERON Date: Monday, March 22, 2010 12:45 PM Re: Grace Divine Orphanage / from Mr. Bergeron Michel GRACE DIVINE ORPHANAGE No. 12 Rue des Chevaliers de Plateau, Cocody Abidjan - Côte d'Ivoire Direct Phone: +225-4534-7225 Good Day Sir/ Mrs ; Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus the son of the living GOD, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. We the Grace Divine orphanage here in West Africa precisely in Ivory Coast come this time to implore for your assistance in away way that The Lord GOD will put in your heart. We have hundreds of kids dying every day due to lack of nutrition, clothes, materials for their education, financial most important etc… We come down on our knees asking for help from you to help us save the lives of these little ones that are victims of the War here in Ivory Coast. If the Lord has placed something in your heart to assist us with please email us and we shall instruct you how it can get to us. The reason of all the demand is so that the Gospel of our Lord can be preached. Below are the links of these children/women/men: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc2L2DkIK-w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqlfdXfyxwM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt4aWojF9Rg For the sake of GOD help us to rescue the sick ones and save them from these lacks. May the Lord bless you and enrich you the more. Shalom, Yours in God’s vineyard, Director of Divine Grace Orphanage Mr. Michel Bergeron Tel : +225-4534-7225
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lord jesus god jesus christ divine away way in your heart dying every day for most, on our knees asking for (help) you (help) save the little War here (in) if the lord has your heart to please it (us) the reason the demand the gospel lord preached these for sake of rescue the sick these lacks enrich you (the more)

illness, i have and husband, i needed

sometimes a partner is better than an affliction

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From: melisalogan342444@virgilio.it Date: Monday, March 15, 2010 3:07 AM I am Mrs.Melisa Logan an aging widow suffering from long time illness,(Cancer). I have some funds I inherited from my late husband, the sum of US$15m and I needed a very honest and God fearing person that will use the fund for God's work to help the Charity and the less privileged. Bless you
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Wed 18 May 2011
i am aging from time illness, i have and husband, i needed and god, fear(ing) that work less

now dying. i decided you

death bed change of mind

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From: diane lynn Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009 10:11 AM God Bless, My name is Diane Lynn, I have been diagnosed with cancer and it has eaten deep into my system, I have undergone laryngectomy,now I'm dying.I have decided to donate the sum of $15.5 million to you for the good work of the lord and humanity. I want this last act of mine to be an offering unto GOD. contact my lawyer using email: Peter J.Wallace p.wallace117@gmail.com send this ref number as well ht/Dlyn/x001 may the good LORD bless you abundantly, always extend the good work to others. I got your email from my personal search. Regards, Diane lynn
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Wed 18 May 2011
god, i have it deep in(to) i have, now dying. i decided you for good i want this

in search for more

brevity is the soul of impatience

A short spam yields the shortest ee spamming so far.

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From: Castle Metal Uk Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 11:49 PM We are in search of a foreign Agent. Reply for more details
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Fri 27 May 2011
in search (of) (for) more

women and fire

elements of the cure

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From: jean sapeur Date: Monday, June 27, 2011 9:17 PM toward me, leaving the women and children at the fire. I made were possible to cure that natural antipathy, which every
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Fri, 8 July 2011
women and fire. made to cure (natural) (every)

i became you

there and here, thanks for both

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From: adira2 gabriel Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011 9:00 AM Hi dear my names is Ms adira . i saw your personal data became interested in you. i wait for your mail so that i can send my pictures to you and tell you all about me also we can start from there. hope to here from you Thanks Ms adira. adira196@yahoo.in
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Friday, 8 July 2011
i became you so you and you all me also we from there to here thanks

Easy and New

We all want it to be that, forever

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From: Evelyn Sober Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 9:43 PM Hello Dearest, My name is Evelyn, Is my pleasure to contact you today just to express my feelings to you, If you don't mind I would like to build a relationship with you, if you are interested please contact me back for easy communication and from there I will scan my photo and send to you. thanks from your new friend Eve. God bless you.
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Tue 26 Jul 2011
is my pleasure you today just you easy and new

reach my (private) something

it seems that you have permission

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From: babylove4u1@libero.it Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:13 AM HELLO happy to get your email, will be happy if you will reach me through my private email here, (brendaamoyo21@yahoo.in) there is something i want to let you know, thanks, Brenda.
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31 Aug 2011
you reach (through) my (private) something i (want to) let you

I don't want this surprise

A refund on life

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From: Liza Kofi Date: Monday, October 31, 2011 2:38 PM Cavalry Greetings, Dear please I don't want this mail to come to you as a surprise OK, it is not intention to turn a beggar but situations push me to do this so i can be a reasonable person in life and to enable me help my mum and my little ones too, I'm from family of 4, a girl which is me and 3 boys.we lost our father 4 years ago in a car accident that took over 7 lives and he was the driver of the vehicle,ever since he died life has not been easy for us, and right now my younger ones are all at home no money for school and even me i could not finish my university. in fact life became so terrible so i feel i use go into net to source for any one that can just assist us with what ever you feel you can contribute to our live thank you so much and God will bless you. Regards. Liza Kofi,
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Mon 21 Nov 2011
i don't want this surprise a life and little too from which is me lost ago a life not been for us and even me my life so terrible so i feel i what ever you feel

This grief heart

A plea for help and revival

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From: deborahpeters@rediffmail.com Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:50 AM 16 BP Lome Republic of Togo Beloved I wish you and your family happy moments of life now and forever more amen. I am writing you this mail with grief in my heart,but let all the glory be to God as I am lead to contact you today. Yes according to the doctors this cancer of the lungs will cost my life but before I die, help me to serve the Lord while I am here on earth. Write me back for more details. Regards Mrs Deborah Peters
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Tue 3 Jan 2012
this grief heart will cost my life i die while i am help me

you are?

are we each other?

The classic role reversal, as an interrogative.

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From: Ms Tuma Ahoussou Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 6:39 AM Hello my Dear I am Ms Tuma how are you doing, I hope you are in Good Health?
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30 Mar 2012
i am you you are?

Love Good — I'm Good Girl

A special deal, just today

Being a contributor to CPAN not only brings the satisfaction of contributing to open source software, but also spam fodder for the poetry grinder. Perl is wonderful.

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From: daisy Date: Friday, October 8, 2010 10:30 AM Hello with love, Good morning ,how are you and your health?,my name is Daisy I'm nice and good looking girl i just decided to drop you some words just to say hello and how was today,I got your cpansearch.perl.org/src i will like you to introduce yourself, please i will be very happy if you can reply me so that we can go further to known each other,we can be good friends. thanks I'm waiting for your reply, From Daisy
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30 Mar 2012
love good i'm good girl to you just today you to please i will go further to other good

I got friends to know

Time to chat

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5 Jun 2012
i got friends to know myself to see talking

Never tall, slim, and fair

Missed opportunities

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5 June 2012
never tall slim fair and knowing well later

To get your happy

A time-honored recipe

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From: babylove4u1@libero.it Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:13 AM HELLO happy to get your email, will be happy if you will reach me through my private email here, (brendaamoyo21@yahoo.in) there is something i want to let you know, thanks, Brenda.
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5 Jun 2012
to get your happy
I'm definitely going to need longer arms for this one.
reach my private i let you

I am looking for

A social private moment

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6 Jul 2012
are you? i am looking for social private endless special love

i give you my and you give me yours too

but just me

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From: shelobaby majz Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 3:15 PM Hello My Dear I'am miss shelomith easy-going and personable, I am the type of person with whom a stranger can commence a conversation and feel as if he or she has reconnected with an old friend.I have accomplished many things in life, but I am also the type of girl who continually sets goals for myself as I chart my course in this world. Am I proud of what I have achieved? Absolutely, but I believe that the best is yet to come, and I hope to share in that adventure with one special persion by my side.I well give you my picture and you give me yours too. just contact me back miss shelomith.
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12 Mar 2013
easy-old world come share my side i give you my you give me yours too just me

how good is life with you

things about you feel so new

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From: doradiopp20@gmail.com Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012 3:12 AM Hello how are you good morning to you how is life going on with you i don't know how you will feel am here new on the Internet i need a love of my life who will love and trust me i will also love and trust you that all
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17 Mar 2013
how good is life with you i know you feel new love life who will love me i will love you all

I am searching for

Everybody's looking for something.

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17 Mar 2013
i am searching for contact help me you you not by mistake i am right let me more of this i am searching for another right with me soon

i escaped my life

the cost of a public office

The spammer rises to government, but asks for the same thing as before.

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2 July 2013
i escaped my life to be wicked government official
Something straight out of a Leonard Cohen poem. Just add 'oh baby' at the end.
i want you as a problem any amount you find should to me for more and you more question

to you i am new

nothing like a fresh perspective

We place our hope in novelty, forgetting past disappointments.

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From: janet doma Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013 5:07 PM Nice to meet you My name is Janet,I am new here; i want to make a new friendship with you,. if you want a sincerely and honest friendship.I hope that we can exchange photos and also know more about each other.here is my email address(janetdoma11@yahoo.com)I look forward to hearing from you soon.Janet.Thanks
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2 July 2013
to you i am new here to make a new you you want i hope we can and (also) know more i look to from you soon

today blessings with sickness

(disease)

To weak to stand, to tired to love.

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From: Veronica Anderson Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:15 PM I have sent you an email earlier to you concerning this favourable task without feedback from you.I assume you didn't read my mail sent. However How are you today?May God's countless blessings be showered on you abundantly(Amen) .I emailed you us to discuss with you about my late husband and I finances and estate with the bank,due to my sickness (Alzheimer's disease)which can't make me finish this favourable task which I intend to donate and stipulate to the lessprivilegdes,you can contact me today via email for more information on this. Looking forward to hearing from you, God bless, veronica Anderson.
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19 July 2013
today?
Another depressing diagnosis. But aren't they all?
blessings with sickness (disease) today this looking to you

looking for my & you

good for both

Things that work for both are hard to find.

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25 Jul 2013
looking for my & you good with you good with me

on for in with hope be

The things that are nice, you and i

When you can't find it, look for it in spam.

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From: Gevine Neziah Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013 8:40 AM Hello Nice to meet you. My name is Gevine Zemah. I saw your contact email as i was browsing on the internet for friends. And feel interested in making friend with you. I hope you don't mind, I will be happy to read from you when you get my message. So that i can also send you my picture for you to see who i am. I hope we can be good friends by sharing photos, interests and experiences. I hope to see your reply. Thanks and have a nice day Your friend Gevine
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26 July 2013
nice on for in with hope be to can for you and i nice

we tried to find happy

more, yes, exciting, yes ... but happy?

Contributed by Nathan Richan.

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Adam here from the Video Blocks content team. We've been busy adding thousands of new clips over the past few months and have thousands more ready to go. It's going to be an exciting 2014! We've always tried to offer the best value to our customers by providing amazing content for the lowest price. But I was floored when our marketing team told me about their crazy $99/year offer for new customers. As the guy who signs the checks for new content, I know what you're getting and I assure you it's the best deal you'll find anywhere: Use this link to get a whole year of full access to all videos on our site AND access to all new regular clips for 12 months. With over 115,000 clips, that's fractions of a penny per clip. But the word is that we can't keep this deal going for long. It's definitely going away soon (like tomorrow). Remember, we're not the same as other stock footage sites. You have access to ALL our footage and music with your paid subscription membership, not just a few downloads a month or a few credits per week. If you're still not sure, please use this personalized link for a complimentary 7 day trial. Sign up now and you'll be able to see the 115,000 clips in our library. Unfortunately, this trial is limited to just 140 downloads, but hopefully that'll give you a flavor for what we have: Have a great day and Happy New Year!
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31 Jan 2014
here from busy |adding of |new over (past) |few (and) have more, more, more, more, |(exciting) we tried |(to find) |happy

anyone want all 50?

it's too late—too often the case

Contributed by Nathan Richan.

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READY TO KNOW: CONFEDENTIAL: The SOFTWARE they want BANNED in all 50 STATES. WHY? Because these secrets were never intended to reach your eyes...Get FACTS on ANYONE using the internet!!! Locate Missing Persons, find Lost Relatives, obtain Adresses and Phone Numbers of old school friends, even Skip Trace Dead Beat Spouses. ...rest of message
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31 Jan 2014
anyone want all 50 (?) why, these secrets (?) [never intended…] reach , locate, missing,lost,obtain, friends,dead, dead, dead (beat) spouse crack old skeletons check about her husband (investigate) mysterious neighbors find out hide, hide, hide you’ll try, try, try it’s too late jump

you and you and you

you and myself, all mixed up

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From: Simon Grosvenor Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:46 AM Hello, I am sending you this email with reservations, basically because you may perceive my intentions wrongly. The issue I want to reveal to you is a classified and sensitive one. On your response I will intimate you about this transaction and give you more information about myself. Yours sincerely, Simon Grosvenor simongrosvenor13@gmail.com
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12 Feb 2014
you, you you and you and you more myself yours

bye soon

comfort in distance

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From: blessingapia11@gmail.com Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 3:12 AM My new friend, i am miss Rita, hope my mail finds you in good health, i believe distance or color does not mean any thing, what matters is love and concern, please contact me here in my private email OK, bye i am waiting for your reply soon, Rita.
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May 2014
hope finds you in distance not any thing, what, in my private
Farewell delayed, but only temporarily.
ok, bye soon

to you with you

words bouncing

A nice symmetry between you and I.

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From: gevine@yahoo.com Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013 8:40 AM Hello Nice to meet you. My name is Gevine Zemah. I saw your contact email as i was browsing on the internet for friends. And feel interested in making friend with you. I hope you don't mind, I will be happy to read from you when you get my message. So that i can also send you my picture for you to see who i am. I hope we can be good friends by sharing photos, interests and experiences. I hope to see your reply. Thanks and have a nice day Your friend Gevine
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4 Jul 2014
to you with you you i i can i am i can, and i see

i have to you without from you

Oh, just get it over with

You can always ask.

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From: Veronica Anderson Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:15 PM I have sent you an email earlier to you concerning this favourable task without feedback from you.I assume you didn't read my mail sent. However How are you today?May God's countless blessings be showered on you abundantly(Amen) .I emailed you us to discuss with you about my late husband and I finances and estate with the bank,due to my sickness (Alzheimer's disease)which can't make me finish this favourable task which I intend to donate and stipulate to the lessprivilegdes,you can contact me today via email for more information on this. Looking forward to hearing from you, God bless, veronica Anderson.
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4 Jul 2014
i have to you without from you sent today?god's(amen) you with my sickness(disease)
The ee spammings version of the GTD system.
finish this,today this from you, god

everyone is life

and all this for me

One of my best ones in recent attempts. I'm loving the Heminwayan series of and's.

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From: Miller, Brandon Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:19 AM Hello Every One, My Name is Mrs. Miller Brandon, i live in USA and life is worth living comfortably for me and my family now and i really have never seen goodness shown to me this much in my life as i am a struggling mum with three kids and i have been going through a serious problem as my husband encountered a terrible accident last two weeks, and the doctors states that he needs to undergo a delicate surgery for him to be able to walk again and i could not afford the bill for his surgery then i went to the bank for a loan and they turn me down stating that i have no credit card, from there i run to my father and he was not able to help, then when i was browsing through yahoo answers and i came across a loan lender Mr Ben Jetto who provides loans at an affordable interest rate and i have been hearing about so many scams on the internet but at this my desperate situation, i had no choice than to give it an attempt and surprisingly it was all like a dream, i received a loan of $35,000 USD and i paid for my husband's surgery and thank GOD today he is okay and can walk and is working and the burden is no longer so much on me any more and we can feed well and my family is happy today and i said to my self that i will shout aloud to the world of the wonders of GOD to me through this GOD fearing lender Mr Ben Jetto and i will advise anyone in genuine and serious need of loan to Contact this GOD fearing man via Email: ben.jetto01@yahoo.com And i want you all to pray for this man for me THANKS Mrs. Miller Brandon
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4 July 2014
every one is life living now life a struggling a problem a terrible a surgery
A thing. The thing. This is gold.
the surgery a loan down there a loan an interest so many had no choice to all
What is a dream but a loan of time from consciousness for the slim possibility of happier thoughts?
a dream a loan and i paid for god okay and and and so much any more and and and that god this god anyone god and all this for me

problem? problem

a new world on earth

When the Illuminati send you an email, one thing is certain. Don't answer.

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From: ILLUMINATI FRATERNITY Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:18 PM Good day Do you have financial problem? If yes, your problem has ended. Are you interested in being a member of a fraternity that offers you MONEY POWER RESPECT and FAME and more.. Do you want to be a member of the Illuminati? We can change your life forever, give you connection all over the world. We stand as a symbol of authority we are promoting the bond of brother hood. The Illuminati empowers young men and women with Wealth Fame and Power, once you are a certified member of the New World Order you will be known among the Greatest men on earth... We Can Make You Rich Forever
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7 July 2014
A confirmation more than a question.
problem? problem you being you money power respect fame more.. you want we can
Promised by many belief systems. Never delivered.
life over world of authority of menwomen with wealth fame power a new world on earth forever

i'am easy-going stranger

and feel friend

Nigerian dreams. Nigerian nightmares.

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From: shelobaby majz Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 3:15 PM Hello My Dear I'am miss shelomith easy-going and personable, I am the type of person with whom a stranger can commence a conversation and feel as if he or she has reconnected with an old friend.I have accomplished many things in life, but I am also the type of girl who continually sets goals for myself as I chart my course in this world. Am I proud of what I have achieved? Absolutely, but I believe that the best is yet to come, and I hope to share in that adventure with one special persion by my side.I well give you my picture and you give me yours too. just contact me back miss shelomith.
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9 July 2014
i'am easy-going stranger and feel friend
The author waits for the reader's question.
am i what? absolutely yet to come, to share that with by my you my and you me yours just me

i saw today i know you

a junk realization

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From: sophia queen Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:49 AM Hi, I'm Sophia by name! I saw your contact today at (excel ) and i decided to write to you for us to know each other. as friends. I we be very happy to know more about you. And i we also tell you all about me, reply me , For us to know each other very well as friends. I am waiting keep cool....... Best Regards Sophia.
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27 July 2014
i saw today i know know you you all me me know well best

doing good

please, very please

Quality opens the door for supplication.

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From: Miss Rita Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:23 AM hello dear how are you doing, hope you are doing good, dear please i need to talk to you it is very important please, i will wait for your reply so that i will tell you my reason of mailing you
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11 Aug 2014
you doing you doing good please very please i will i will

i want you over this morality

want some? give up some

You can't have everything.

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From: Paulin Neumann [paulinneumann@hotmail.com] Date: 20 October 2014 11:36 Hello dear How are you today. Please i want you to read this mail carefully and answer me. I contacted you because i want you to take care of my fortune. I have chronic esophageal cancer for years now and my doctor yesterday diagnosed that i have shorter time to live..... Well i am pleased to locate you and to know if you can accept taking care of my son and organizing a charity for the orphans around you with my fortune. I have a reasonable amount of money in my account and i want to hand you over the money so that you can actualize my last wish. I really want my only child to be out of this country when i die for the sake of safety and morality. I hope you will accept my request. Please, i need your urgent response because of my situation. Yours sincerely, Mrs. Paulin Neumann.
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21 Oct 2014
i want you and me i want you for years now to live you and you and you i want you over money this morality my urgent situation

news + thoughts

Nested Designs—Assessing Sources of Noise

Mon 29-09-2014

Sources of noise in experiments can be mitigated and assessed by nested designs. This kind of experimental design naturally models replication, which was the topic of last month's column.

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Nature Methods Points of Significance column: Nested designs. (read)

Nested designs are appropriate when we want to use the data derived from experimental subjects to make general statements about populations. In this case, the subjects are random factors in the experiment, in contrast to fixed factors, such as we've seen previously.

In ANOVA analysis, random factors provide information about the amount of noise contributed by each factor. This is different from inferences made about fixed factors, which typically deal with a change in mean. Using the F-test, we can determine whether each layer of replication (e.g. animal, tissue, cell) contributes additional variation to the overall measurement.

Krzywinski, M., Altman, N. & Blainey, P. (2014) Points of Significance: Nested designs Nature Methods 11:977-978.

Background reading

Blainey, P., Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Replication Nature Methods 11:879-880.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and blocking Nature Methods 11:699-700.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Designing Comparative Experiments Nature Methods 11:597-598.

...more about the Points of Significance column

Replication—Quality over Quantity

Tue 02-09-2014

It's fitting that the column published just before Labor day weekend is all about how to best allocate labor.

Replication is used to decrease the impact of variability from parts of the experiment that contribute noise. For example, we might measure data from more than one mouse to attempt to generalize over all mice.

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Nature Methods Points of Significance column: Replication. (read)

It's important to distinguish technical replicates, which attempt to capture the noise in our measuring apparatus, from biological replicates, which capture biological variation. The former give us no information about biological variation and cannot be used to directly make biological inferences. To do so is to commit pseudoreplication. Technical replicates are useful to reduce the noise so that we have a better chance to detect a biologically meaningful signal.

Blainey, P., Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Replication Nature Methods 11:879-880.

Background reading

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and blocking Nature Methods 11:699-700.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Designing Comparative Experiments Nature Methods 11:597-598.

...more about the Points of Significance column

Monkeys on a Hilbert Curve—Scientific American Graphic

Tue 19-08-2014

I was commissioned by Scientific American to create an information graphic that showed how our genomes are more similar to those of the chimp and bonobo than to the gorilla.

I had about 5 x 5 inches of print space to work with. For 4 genomes? No problem. Bring out the Hilbert curve!

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Our genomes are much more similar to the chimp and bonobo than to the gorilla. And, we're practically still Denisovans. (details)

To accompany the piece, I will be posting to the Scientific American blog about the process of creating the figure. And to emphasize that the genome is not a blueprint!

As part of this project, I created some Hilbert curve art pieces. And while exploring, found thousands of Hilbertonians!

Happy Pi Approximation Day— π, roughly speaking 10,000 times

Wed 13-08-2014

Celebrate Pi Approximation Day (July 22nd) with the art of arm waving. This year I take the first 10,000 most accurate approximations (m/n, m=1..10,000) and look at their accuracy.

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Accuracy of the first 10,000 m/n approximations of Pi. (details)

I turned to the spiral again after applying it to stack stacked ring plots of frequency distributions in Pi for the 2014 Pi Day.

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Frequency distribution of digits of Pi in groups of 4 up to digit 4,988. (details)

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Blocking—Accounting for Variability in Multi-factor Experiments

Mon 07-07-2014

Our 10th Points of Significance column! Continuing with our previous discussion about comparative experiments, we introduce ANOVA and blocking. Although this column appears to introduce two new concepts (ANOVA and blocking), you've seen both before, though under a different guise.

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Nature Methods Points of Significance column: Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and blocking. (read)

If you know the t-test you've already applied analysis of variance (ANOVA), though you probably didn't realize it. In ANOVA we ask whether the variation within our samples is compatible with the variation between our samples (sample means). If the samples don't all have the same mean then we expect the latter to be larger. The ANOVA test statistic (F) assigns significance to the ratio of these two quantities. When we only have two-samples and apply the t-test, t2 = F.

ANOVA naturally incorporates and partitions sources of variation—the effects of variables on the system are determined based on the amount of variation they contribute to the total variation in the data. If this contribution is large, we say that the variation can be "explained" by the variable and infer an effect.

We discuss how data collection can be organized using a randomized complete block design to account for sources of uncertainty in the experiment. This process is called blocking because we are blocking the variation from a known source of uncertainty from interfering with our measurements. You've already seen blocking in the paired t-test example, in which the subject (or experimental unit) was the block.

We've worked hard to bring you 20 pages of statistics primers (though it feels more like 200!). The column is taking a month off in August, as we shrink our error bars.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Blocking Nature Methods 11:699-700.

Background reading

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Designing Comparative Experiments Nature Methods 11:597-598.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Comparing Samples — Part I — t-tests Nature Methods 11:215-216.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2013) Points of Significance: Significance, P values and t-tests Nature Methods 10:1041-1042.

...more about the Points of Significance column

Designing Experiments—Coping with Biological and Experimental Variation

Thu 29-05-2014

This month, Points of Significance begins a series of articles about experimental design. We start by returning to the two-sample and paired t-tests for a discussion of biological and experimental variability.

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Nature Methods Points of Significance column: Designing Comparative Experiments. (read)

We introduce the concept of blocking using the paired t-test as an example and show how biological and experimental variability can be related using the correlation coefficient, ρ, and how its value imapacts the relative performance of the paired and two-sample t-tests.

We also emphasize that when reporting data analyzed with the paired t-test, differences in sample means (and their associated 95% CI error bars) should be shown—not the original samples—because the correlation in the samples (and its benefits) cannot be gleaned directly from the sample data.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Designing Comparative Experiments Nature Methods 11:597-598.

Background reading

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Comparing Samples — Part I — t-tests Nature Methods 11:215-216.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2013) Points of Significance: Significance, P values and t-tests Nature Methods 10:1041-1042.

Have skew, will test

Wed 28-05-2014

Our May Points of Significance Nature Methods column jumps straight into dealing with skewed data with Non Parametric Tests.

Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
Nature Methods Points of Significance column: Non Parametric Testing. (read)

We introduce non-parametric tests and simulate data scenarios to compare their performance to the t-test. You might be surprised—the t-test is extraordinarily robust to distribution shape, as we've discussed before. When data is highly skewed, non-parametric tests perform better and with higher power. However, if sample sizes are small they are limited to a small number of possible P values, of which none may be less than 0.05!

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Non Parametric Testing Nature Methods 11:467-468.

Background reading

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Comparing Samples — Part I — t-tests Nature Methods 11:215-216.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2013) Points of Significance: Significance, P values and t-tests Nature Methods 10:1041-1042.

Mind your p's and q's

Sat 29-03-2014

In the April Points of Significance Nature Methods column, we continue our and consider what happens when we run a large number of tests.

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Nature Methods Points of Significance column: Comparing Samples — Part II — Multiple Testing. (read)

Observing statistically rare test outcomes is expected if we run enough tests. These are statistically, not biologically, significant. For example, if we run N tests, the smallest P value that we have a 50% chance of observing is 1–exp(–ln2/N). For N = 10k this P value is Pk=10kln2 (e.g. for 104=10,000 tests, P4=6.9×10–5).

We discuss common correction schemes such as Bonferroni, Holm, Benjamini & Hochberg and Storey's q and show how they impact the false positive rate (FPR), false discovery rate (FDR) and power of a batch of tests.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Comparing Samples — Part II — Multiple Testing Nature Methods 11:215-216.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Comparing Samples — Part I — t-tests Nature Methods 11:215-216.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2013) Points of Significance: Significance, P values and t-tests Nature Methods 10:1041-1042.

Happy Pi Day— go to planet π

Fri 21-03-2014

Celebrate Pi Day (March 14th) with the art of folding numbers. This year I take the number up to the Feynman Point and apply a protein folding algorithm to render it as a path.

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Digits of Pi form landmass and shoreline. (details)

For those of you who liked the minimalist and colorful digit grid, I've expanded on the concept to show stacked ring plots of frequency distributions.

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Frequency distribution of digits of Pi in groups of 6 up to the Feynman Point. (details)

And if spirals are your thing...

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Frequency distribution of digits of Pi in groups of 4 up to digit 4,988. (details)

Have data, will compare

Fri 07-03-2014

In the March Points of Significance Nature Methods column, we continue our discussion of t-tests from November (Significance, P values and t-tests).

We look at what happens how uncertainty of two variables combines and how this impacts the increased uncertainty when two samples are compared and highlight the differences between the two-sample and paired t-tests.

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Nature Methods Points of Significance column: Comparing Samples — Part I. (read)

When performing any statistical test, it's important to understand and satisfy its requirements. The t-test is very robust with respect to some of its assumptions, but not others. We explore which.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Comparing Samples — Part I Nature Methods 11:215-216.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2013) Points of Significance: Significance, P values and t-tests Nature Methods 10:1041-1042.

Circos at British Library Beautiful Science Exhibit

Thu 06-03-2014

Beautiful Science explores how our understanding of ourselves and our planet has evolved alongside our ability to represent, graph and map the mass data of the time. The exhibit runs 20 February — 26 May 2014 and is free to the public. There is a good Nature blog writeup about it, a piece in The Guardian, and a great video that explains the the exhibit narrated by Johanna Kieniewicz, the curator.

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Circos at the British Library Beautiful Science exhibit. (about exhibit)
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Mailed invitation to the exhibit features my science art. (zoom)

I am privileged to contribute an information graphic to the exhibit in the Tree of Life section. The piece shows how sequence similarity varies across species as a function of evolutionary distance. The installation is a set of 6 30x30 cm backlit panels. They look terrific.

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Circos Circles of Life installation at Beautiful Science exhibit at the British Library. (zoom)

Think outside the bar—box plots

Fri 31-01-2014

Quick, name three chart types. Line, bar and scatter come to mind. Perhaps you said pie too—tsk tsk. Nobody ever thinks of the box plot.

Box plots reveal details about data without overloading a figure with a full frequency distribution histogram. They're easy to compare and now easy to make with BoxPlotR (try it). In our fifth Points of Significance column, we take a break from the theory to explain this plot type and—I hope— convince you that they're worth thinking about.

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Nature Methods Points of Significance column: Visualizing samples with box plots. (read)

The February issue of Nature Methods kicks the bar chart two more times: Dan Evanko's Kick the Bar Chart Habit editorial and a Points of View: Bar charts and box plots column by Mark Streit and Nils Gehlenborg.

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2014) Points of Significance: Visualizing samples with box plots Nature Methods 11:119-120.

Wired Data|Life 2013 talk

Thu 05-12-2013

I recently presented at the Wired Data|Life 2013 conference, sharing my thoughts on The Art and Science of Data Visualization.

For specialists, visualizations should expose detail to allow for exploration and inspiration. For enthusiasts, they should provide context, integrate facts and inform. For the layperson, they should capture the essence of the topic, narrate a story and deligt.

Wired's Brandon Keim wrote up a short article about me and some of my work—Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data.

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The Art and Science of Data Visualization (PDF)

Power and Sample Size

Fri 31-01-2014

Experimental designs that lack power cannot reliably detect real effects. Power of statistical tests is largely unappreciated and many underpowered studies continue to be published.

This month, Naomi and I explain what power is, how it relates to Type I and Type II errors and sample size. By understanding the relationship between these quantities you can design a study that has both low false positive rate and high power.

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Nature Methods Points of Significance column: Power and Sample Size. (read)

Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2013) Points of Significance: Power and Sample Size Nature Methods 10:1139-1140.

20 imperatives of science—limits of evidence

Fri 22-11-2013

20 Tips for Interpreting Scientific Claims is a wonderful comment in Nature warning us about the limits of evidence.

I've made a poster (download hires PDF, PNG) of this list, grouping them into categories that are my own. Thrust this into everyone's hands, including your own.

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20 tips for interpreting scientific claims. From Sutherland et al, Nature 2013. (PDF, PNG, read article)

Sutherland WJ, Spiegelhalter D & Burgman M (2013) Policy: Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims. Nature 503:335–337.