Fwd: Checking a string against multiple matches

wu wei wuwei23 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 02:17:08 CET 2008


Sorry to hassle the list with this but I'm getting irregular spam from this
asshole, clearly triggered by comp.lang.python posts being resent to the
python-list. I've contacted Yahoo abuse -and- the list administrators but
its still occurring.

Is anyone able to remove this guy from the list? I've asked him to stop but
he rather abusively replied saying that he wasn't doing anything wrong.

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From: Stephen Meredith <steveleny at yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: Checking a string against multiple matches
To: alex23 <wuwei23 at gmail.com>


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As On 20/20 - TURN 10$ into a good chunk of change in a short time
Earn money using PAYPAL as seen on Oprah & 20/20
THE PAYPAL 6 DOLLAR MONEY-MAKING METHOD
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all you need is:
1) An email address
2) A PayPal account
3) $10.00
I have participated in sending $1 dollar to six people, and have not
made as much money as with $5 dollars to 2 people. For and extra 4
dollars you will bring in much more money then the dollar method.
THIS IS A October 2008 , CURRENT EMAIL LIST, What do you have to lose
being you are only sending 5 dollars to 2 people. I WAS SKEPTICAL AT
FIRST, but over about a week hundreds starting appearing in my paypal
account! It was like Christmas morning!!!!
INSTRUCTIONS:
STEP 1:
The first thing to do is highlight and SAVE this entire post in word
or notepad on your computer so you can come back to it later. After
that, if you are not already a PayPal user you need to go to
the PayPal website at
https://www.paypal.com/au/mrb/pal=CW4RHQ... and
SIGN UP. If you want to be able to receive credit card payments from
other people then you will need to sign up for a PREMIER or BUSINESS
account (not just a PERSONAL
account). This is highly recommended to allow others easy payment
options. In order to place the initial 10$ into your account, you
will have to verify your bank account with PAYPAL (which may take a
few days). PAYPAL is 100% secure and is used by millions of people
worldwide.
STEP 2:
Here is where the action occurs. The first thing to do is to send a
$5.00 payment to each of the 2 email addresses on the current list
from your PayPal account. To do this quickly and successfully,
follow
these simple steps:
1. Login to PayPal and click on the "Send Money" tab near the top of
the screen
2. In the "Recipient's Email" field enter the email address
3. In the "Amount" field enter "5" (This is your $5.00 payment)
4. In the "Category" field select "Service" (Keeping it legal)
5. In the "Subject" field type "Tutoring Help", and in the "NOTE"
field
Enter "Thanks for the help" or even better Enter "Thank you for
answering my (pick a subject ex. Business, financial etc) question."
By doing this, you are
creating a service and maintaining the legality of the system by
"paying" for the service. In theory you are tutoring others how to
make money online through paypal. It is very important that you follow
those directions since that is what keeps it legal. You probably have
seen this exact method before with others telling you to write "please
put me on your email list" in the note section. I originally used the
"please put me on your email list" and it worked great until paypal
said that is considered a pyramid scheme. They were really nice about
it, telling me that I couldn't do this anymore (They let me keep the
954.34 that I had made over the 3 weeks, I just had to stop). So I now
have been using this NEW method for about 3 months and there have been
no problems. This is providing a helping service to others, which
paypal has verified as legal. I promise you that this works and is
legal, I even called customer service explaining what I was doing
would not get me in trouble. They gave me the thumbs up, saying this
method meet their user policy! Whats the worst that happens, you lose
10$ dollars? Unlike most people, I have tried this program and have
figured out what works! The great thing about this email list is that
I have contacted all of them by email. They all are active in this
paypal method, guaranteeing that they will be posting their list with
your email address to hundreds of posts. You have to be careful, since
many email lists are filled with inactive or wrong emails! If you need
help getting started or have any questions feel free to email me at
steveleny at yahoo.co.uk, working together is what will allow us to
make this potential large sum of money.
Remember, all of this is ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! If you have any doubts,
please refer to le 18 Sec.1302 & 1241 of the United States Postal
laws.
Now, click on the "Continue" button to complete the payment.
Repeat these steps for each of the 2 email addresses. That's it! By
sending the $5.00 payment to each address, you are implementing the
compounding POWER of the system. You will reap what you sow!
Here is the current e-mail list:
*************************************************
The email list:
1) soloradar at yahoo.com
2) steveleny at yahoo.co.uk
************************************************
STEP 2:
Now take the #1 email off of the list that you see above (from your
saved file), move the other addresses up (2 becomes 1) and add YOUR
email address (the one used for your PayPal
account) as number 2 on the list. This is the only part of the
document that
should be changed. ** Make sure your email address is the one you
have registered with PayPal **
STEP 3:
Post your amended article to at least 200 newsgroups or message
boards.
Keep in mind that there are tens of thousands of groups online! All
you
need is 200, but remember the more you post the more money you make
- as well as everyone else on the list! I've began to see money roll
in
before I even hit 100 posts, but try to hit around 200 to allow
maximum exposure. Use Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari,
or whatever your internet browser is to search for various news
groups,
log on to any search engine like yahoo.com or google.com and type in
a
subject like 'MILLIONAIRE MESSAGE BOARD', 'MONEY MAKING DISCUSSIONS',
'MONEY MAKING FORUMS', or 'BUSINESS MESSAGE BOARD', PAYPAL 10 DOLLAR,
OPRAH 10 DOLLAR PAYPAL METHOD. You will
find
thousands and thousands of message boards. Click them one by one and
you will find the option to post a new message. Fill in the subject
which will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll through
the
list of postings in a particular group, and post the article with the
NEW list of email addresses included. THAT'S IT!!! All you have to do
is jump to different news groups and post away. After you get the hang
of it, it will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup.
HOW THE MONEY WORKS:
When you post 200 messages in various forums, it is estimated that
at LEAST 15 people will respond and send you a $5.00 ($75.00). Those
15 will Post 200 Posts each and 225 people send you $5.00
etc. through 6 levels of email addresses. For comprehension
purposes, here is an easy viewing chart:
REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE YOU WILL
MAKE!!
GOOD LUCK!!
Remember, all of this is ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! If you have any doubts,
please refer to le 18 Sec.1302 & 1241 of the United States Postal
laws.

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*From:* alex23 <wuwei23 at gmail.com>
*To:* python-list at python.org
*Sent:* Monday, 1 December, 2008 17:01:35
*Subject:* Re: Checking a string against multiple matches

On Dec 2, 5:31 am, Aaron Scott <aaron.hildebra... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was using .index on the
> list, but it would return True for strings that contained the search
> string rather than match it exactly, leading to false positives in my
> code.

Are you sure? That doesn't seem like standard behaviour.

>>> l = ["one", "two", "three", "four"]
>>> l.index('on')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ValueError: list.index(x): x not in list
>>> l.index('thre')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ValueError: list.index(x): x not in list

The only time I'd expect it to do partial matches is if you were doing
string.index(string), rather than list.index(string):

>>> "four".index('our')
1


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