For the last few days, I've had a little surprise in the CGI script that creates my blog:
for winner in $prizewinners; do
 if [ "$REMOTE_ADDR" == "$winner" ]; then
  printf "%s\r\n\r\n" "Content-type: image/jpeg"
  cat salwhore.jpg
That may have helped a little. He emailed me today with yet another promise and a request for my address, which may actually be somewhat serious because he was crawling my site about 5 hours ago, apparently looking for it. I can't really expect someone of his mental caliber to whois my domain, even after my little example the other day. So I sent it to him again, with another exhortation that I don't live there, and that they're no relation to me. I doubt Sal has any mob connections but don't want to take chances. Actually there were two emails, within an hour of each other:
From: mich <mich617@comcast.net>
To: jc@jcomeau.com
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 05:13:23 -0400
Subject: Address

John what is the address to fed ex this check to you? I need it today because i will be sending the refund fed ex today. It will be a cashiers check so its payable immeditly. Let me know it because i dont have it. Thanks

From: mich <mich617@comcast.net>
To: jc@jcomeau.com
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 05:54:24 -0400
Subject: John i need your address!

I need the address to send this monye to you today. You will get it by tuesday. People are starting to bark up the wrong tree and this must end. I am personally refunding you to end this. Also do you know that guy bills address that paid 900 for coins?Inglewood? Let me know..thanks

So we'll see. If it does actually turn out to be true, wonder of all wonders, then I'd like everyone involved in this, however peripherally, to contact me regarding a book I plan to write on the subject. When Sal mentioned the other day, on his website I think, about the coins being fake, I started wondering, as I did back when I was trading those Maple Leaf bullion coins, if they all might really be fake. Sure, they passed the Fisch test, but what if they had a tungsten core, and about 2 or 3 hundredths of an inch of gold layered on to create an exact copy of the Maple Leaf or other bullion coin? The density of tungsten is close enough to gold for that to pass, I think. And I don't know of any nondestructive tests for that. It would seemingly be an extremely profitable venture while it lasted. But of course, this has nothing to do with Sal's story, as he said a local jeweler pronounced them fugazy. So if he was telling the truth that time, they must have been amateurish fakes, not a professional job like I'm thinking about.

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