how about a virtual box running gwbasic full screen?
one of my favorite responses to scammers and spammers is, " unless yo are applying for the position of sex slave do not contact me again." works every time.
The only dumb question is the one not asked.
In service to the Dream
I don't get the calls anymore because I don't have a landline, but I'd love to see how they would fare with Windows 8.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.
So... I got home today and my wife told me about an interesting phone call.
The caller ID said Steven Mitchell so she picked up. Instead of a guy from Indiana, she hears somebody from India (presumably). He starts telling her there's something wrong with her computer. He asks if boot up seems like it's been taking a long time. She says no (she uses Linux like I do) and asks why he's calling. He says because "they've" detected a problem with her system. He describes some other symptoms and asks if she can get on her computer. She asks what's going on. He rattles off some Windows issues and finally she tells him she uses Linux (after baiting him). With that, he hangs up.
So... far as I know, this is a first. Whad'ya think he was gonna' do? I wished he'd called me instead. I would have strung him out to find out but she was nervous...
Maybe lead her to some phishing site that makes it look like he's helping to fix her computer.
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss
It sounds like one of these: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010...a-call-centres
Oh! Here it is. Maybe. Interesting. Really wish I'd gotten this phone call.
If you have some time to spare/waste take a look at this.