-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Your error in what is essentially an exercise in Bayesian statistics
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 16:24:01 -0700
From: The Orphanage 
To: cashton@U.Arizona.EDU

Received: by odo (mbox cashton)
 (with Cubic Circle's cucipop (v1.31 1998/05/13) Sun Jun 20 16:53:51 1999)
X-From_: The.O Sun Jun 20 16:17:11 MST 1999
Received: from Viola.Opus1.COM (unIDENTified@Viola.Opus1.COM [])
        by odo.U.Arizona.EDU (8.8.6 (PHNE_17135)/8.8.6) with ESMTP id QAA20686
        for cashton@u.arizona.edu; Sun, 20 Jun 1999 16:17:06 -0700 (MST)
Received: from ([])
 by Opus1.COM (PMDF V5.2-31 #9830) with SMTP id 01JCMO70KTPC9C31YY@Opus1.COM
 for cashton@u.arizona.edu; Sun, 20 Jun 1999 16:17:05 MST
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 16:24:01 -0700
From: The Orphanage Erklären.com@no.return.address
Subject: Your error in what is essentially an exercise in Bayesian statistics
To: cashton@U.Arizona.EDU
Message-id: 01JCMO70QG769C31YY@Opus1.COM
MIME-version: 1.0
X-Mailer: NeoPlanet Version:
X-ID: 764D0E221E9811D3A86200A0249DB9B9
X-Mozilla-Status: 9001
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
X-UIDL: 4685ab22660c0000

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit


        Mr. Hance should have received (mailed) information as to the
non-random nature of what you are (lightly) reading.  Ask him.  The modus
operandi applies to both what you perceive
(to be) random--and to a point raised by one "Carlos" in Sweden.  Mr. Hance
should have all pertinent details.  Some degree of inference is required.


Download Neoplanet at http://www.neoplanet.com

I'm asking ashton to send me the headers on the original email, for the headers. It looks like whoever sent this did it from some service called NeoPlanet - I checked out their web site and it looks like some sort of browser client... hmm. Dont know if this means email from afar or just more BS.

A quick dig on ERKLAREN.com, (german for "explain")though, shows us we've got more australia traffic. What the hell??

[root@Harvey cronjobs]# whois erklaren.com

Andrew Eagling (ERKLAREN-DOM)
   128 Edgevale Rd
   Kew, VIC 3101

   Domain Name: ERKLAREN.COM

   Administrative Contact:
      Eagling, Andrew  (AE3169)  andrewe@MYISP.COM.AU
      +61 3 9818 9706
   Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
      Bailey, Jeff  (JB18316)  jbailey@MYISP.COM.AU
      +61 3 9841 5833 (FAX) +61 3 9841 5844
   Billing Contact:
      Webster, Jan  (JW554-AU)  jan@INA.COM.AU
      61 3 9344 9361
Fax- 61 3 9349 4267

   Record last updated on 13-Jun-99.
   Record created on 23-May-99.
   Database last updated on 20-Jun-99 08:12:04 EDT.

   Domain servers in listed order:


Bayesian statistics:
Way over my head, although the circle-quartered-by-a-cross symbol seems to be part of the set of notations for Bayesian mathematics.

Slight info...