} Oh, yes, several people have tried that. The most interesting case was
} that of one Mr. Samuel Supplicant , back in late 1993. Desperate in
} his attempt to make the 4.0-point oracularity, Sam was engaging in all
} sorts of methods to make sure his luck was up:
} * He sent out $5 to Dave Rhodes and friends to MAKE MONEY FAST!!!11!!
} * He shipped off 10 copies of another chain letter to make sure he
} could have GREAT CDA. 
} * He went to Nieman Fields  to buy a cookie recipe for $250.
} (Hey, it's easy once you've MADE MONEY FAST!!!11!!)
} * He sent 230 get-well-soon cards to Craig Shergold.
} Unfortunately, he misaddressed the cards for Craig Shergold and left
} them next to the scanner hooked up to a machine with OCR software
} installed. A freak power surge activated the scanner, reading the UPC
} code of the card into the machine and transferring the information into
} his account.
} The next day, Sam sent email to his girlfriend (who later dumped him,
} apparently because he kept bragging about his GREAT CDA), but a short
} in the keyboard caused him to include the scan of the UPC code in his
} email message.
} However, he mistyped his girlfriend's address, and the mail bounced
} back, with a copy to his postmaster. The postmaster at his site, out
} for a week at Waikiki, set up his .forward file to send things to me
} (as if I didn't have enough to do already). It seems, though, that
} some hacker, making a practical joke, changed that .forward file to
} send mail to oracle-votes rather than to me personally. So, here
} "oracle-votes" was, receiving the string '1131541523', when Sam's
} oracularity happened to be the eighth one in the set being currently
} voted on. In fact, because of a glitch in the system, the votes email
} address received the string sixty-seven times!
} Fortunately, that error, giving him a 4.3 rating, was discovered before
} those votes were released. In fact, I'd have forgiven him if he hadn't
} also send 50 messages of his own ranking things '11111115111'. I
} zotted the little creep.
} You owe the Oracle your talents as a postmaster for the next three
}  Name changed to protect the guilty scumbucket. I'm feeling nice
}  CDAm. The gov't rewired my keyboard on me. Where'd I leave that
}  Or was that Mrs. Marcus?