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2012-11-12 07:19:10 PM  
WTF is a "Tree-Cop"? TFG doesn't help.
 
2012-11-12 07:20:42 PM  

SoCalChris: I love McAffe's anti-virus. I can't tell you how much money I've made fixing computers that they've farked up.


Wasn't McAfee the one that was detecting itself as a virus?
 
2012-11-12 07:23:31 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Wasn't McAfee the one that was detecting itself as a virus?


Many have at some point or another


/And MSE detected Norton as one at some point IIRC
 
2012-11-12 07:25:31 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Apparently McAfee has never heard of chewing tobacco.

/goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus


I lawl'd.
 
2012-11-12 07:26:31 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Wasn't McAfee the one that was detecting itself as a virus?


Wouldn't surprise me. I've seen several instances where McAffe just completely disabled the computer's network connection because, fark it, you weren't using that were you?
 
2012-11-12 07:26:33 PM  

This Face Left Blank: WTF is a "Tree-Cop"? TFG doesn't help.


I think it refers to some of the hallucinations people have on meth. Some say they see shadowy people following them, spying on the from behind trees, etc...
 
2012-11-12 07:28:11 PM  

This Face Left Blank: WTF is a "Tree-Cop"? TFG doesn't help.


Hallucination brought on by use of psychoactives, or simple sleep deprivation. Seeing "shadows" in your periphery, or movement in shadows, i.e. "There's cops in the trees, man". Common among methheads and crackheads, or anyone taking anything that keeps them up for days on end.
 
2012-11-12 07:28:11 PM  
bwilson27:You're an idiot.

Well thought-out, reasonable OOOOOOGA BOOOGA!!!


Have some more bath salts. It may actually make you coherent at some point.
 
2012-11-12 07:30:34 PM  

LesserEvil: They are both carriers of synthetic compounds, created by some coffee house in the Netherlands back in 2004.


This may sound kind of fishy, but I totally get this. Back in the day, when I was a Barista at a Joe Muggs coffee shop, I'd have to spend all day listening to pretentions pseudo-yuppies who were too stupid to get their 'decaf soy milk chai latte' from an actual coffee shop and instead wandered into a Starbucks knockoff in a shiatty book store, not even Barnes and Noble for god's sake, and nine times out of ten they couldn't even tell when I'd give up listening to their idiotic requests for custom shiatty overpriced coffee drinks that I wouldn't even bother to learn how to make and instead just mixed some random shiat up in a cup and gave it to them. A couple more months of that and I'd have resorted to running random cleaning chemical cocktails through the espresso maker and topping them off with foamy steamed expired non-dairy creamer with a swirl of pumpkin pie spice. God knows I could have ended up whipping up a batch of mind-altering substances that would made people eat each other's faces off right there in the shiatty paperback romance aisle, blood-spattered harlequin bodice-rippers flying left and right amid the terrified screams of faux hipsters, and by God would that have been the highlight of that whole shiatty job.

So yeah, I can totally see that happening.
 
2012-11-12 07:31:56 PM  

NutznGum: This Face Left Blank: WTF is a "Tree-Cop"? TFG doesn't help.

I think it refers to some of the hallucinations people have on meth. Some say they see shadowy people following them, spying on the from behind trees, etc...


I always called them Shadow People.
 
2012-11-12 07:36:36 PM  
This is the worst PR stunt I've ever seen!
 
2012-11-12 07:39:38 PM  

toraque: So yeah, I can totally see that happening.


Faved. Is orange 3 OK?
 
2012-11-12 07:41:50 PM  
I use a Mac, so I don't have to worry about virii or getting murdered by antivirus pioneers.
 
2012-11-12 07:43:31 PM  
The Shadow People are real, though. It just takes massive sleep dep or high doses of meth to open your "third-eye," as you will, to see this dimension that exists between ours and theirs.
 
2012-11-12 07:44:22 PM  

bwilson27: LesserEvil: bwilson27: You're an idiot.

Well, that was a well thought, reasoned response... for a psychotic synthetics user, I guess.

Just one brief period of study seems to indicate the link between psychosis and synthetic cannabinoids

There are also plenty of posts from former users about seizures, inability to reason, complete lack of 'normal' inhibitions, and violent behavior. Of course, these are FORMER users. The people I know that used this stuff wouldn't have admitted anything of the sort, and now are shocked by their own behavior (what they remember of it).

Of course, there will always be morons who think it's perfectly harmless.

Well thought-out, reasonable OOOOOOGA BOOOGA!!!


Would you like to post the reasons why he's wrong, or would you like to continue threadjacking?
 
2012-11-12 07:45:53 PM  

toraque: LesserEvil: They are both carriers of synthetic compounds, created by some coffee house in the Netherlands back in 2004.

This may sound kind of fishy, but I totally get this. Back in the day, when I was a Barista at a Joe Muggs coffee shop, I'd have to spend all day listening to pretentions pseudo-yuppies who were too stupid to get their 'decaf soy milk chai latte' from an actual coffee shop and instead wandered into a Starbucks knockoff in a shiatty book store, not even Barnes and Noble for god's sake, and nine times out of ten they couldn't even tell when I'd give up listening to their idiotic requests for custom shiatty overpriced coffee drinks that I wouldn't even bother to learn how to make and instead just mixed some random shiat up in a cup and gave it to them. A couple more months of that and I'd have resorted to running random cleaning chemical cocktails through the espresso maker and topping them off with foamy steamed expired non-dairy creamer with a swirl of pumpkin pie spice. God knows I could have ended up whipping up a batch of mind-altering substances that would made people eat each other's faces off right there in the shiatty paperback romance aisle, blood-spattered harlequin bodice-rippers flying left and right amid the terrified screams of faux hipsters, and by God would that have been the highlight of that whole shiatty job.

So yeah, I can totally see that happening.


:::sigh::: They don't just serve coffee in "coffee houses" in Amsterdam. The particular shop involved went from nickle-and-dime business in misc. drug paraphernalia and seeds to 5 times the revenue in a few short months of shipping synthetics in both forms.

They really don't care if it causes people to gnaw the faces off of others. They just want to make as much as they can. It's been fairly successful, since the synthetics are difficult to test for and they can shift to new formulations when specific ones appear as Schedule-A narcotics (which takes forever). I'm not sure how they got them outlawed here in Michigan, but it's off the shelves, finally.
 
2012-11-12 07:52:55 PM  
Charging someone for murder down there is like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500
 
2012-11-12 07:54:32 PM  
He just keeps plugging along.
 
2012-11-12 08:05:20 PM  

lemortede: NutznGum: This Face Left Blank: WTF is a "Tree-Cop"? TFG doesn't help.

I think it refers to some of the hallucinations people have on meth. Some say they see shadowy people following them, spying on the from behind trees, etc...

I always called them Shadow People.


Ya, me too. 'Tree cops' sounds pretty dumb, although doing meth is infinitely more dumb. I'm glad I got out before I lost my mind. And my teeth and my my nice, clear skin, my home, friends and family, all my worldly possessions, etc.....
 
2012-11-12 08:12:20 PM  

LesserEvil: They are both carriers of synthetic compounds, created by some coffee house in the Netherlands back in 2004. Spice and Bath Salts come in varieties of synthetics, and they are all related. Both delivery systems and their associated synthetics are bad for you.


You do not know what you are talking about. Do a little research. I'll give you a head start with the prestigious Wikipedia:

JWH-018

Digest that, and then we'll move on to the more complicated history of "bath salts," which are completely untrelated to the JWH series of synthetic cannibanoids.

Again, I do not advocate either of these dangerous drugs. I just don't like to see such ignorance about such an important matter.
 
2012-11-12 08:14:55 PM  
Bath salts, meth, crack, heroin and coke are bad.

Weed belongs in the supermarket and gas station next to cigarettes.

Educate, license, tax, rehabilitate.
 
2012-11-12 08:17:30 PM  
The next "killer app" I guess......
 
2012-11-12 08:25:53 PM  

AssAsInAssassin: LesserEvil: I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user

"Spice" and bath salts are completely different drugs. I don't endorse either, but "Spice" is a synthetic cannibanoid that acts as a full agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. "Bath salts" are a sort of hybrid methamphetamine/cocaine/opiate, which acts by releasing large amounts of seratonin and simultaneously preventing their reuptake.

/The more you know


Dopamine, not serotonin.

I think.
 
2012-11-12 08:28:29 PM  
I wonder if he still gets residuals from the Partridge Family Show?
 
2012-11-12 08:51:25 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-12 08:51:52 PM  
The question we should all be asking: Is it pronounced MAC-a-FEE, or Ma-CAFF-ee?
 
2012-11-12 09:01:21 PM  

LesserEvil: bwilson27: You're an idiot.

Well, that was a well thought, reasoned response... for a psychotic synthetics user, I guess.

Just one brief period of study seems to indicate the link between psychosis and synthetic cannabinoids

There are also plenty of posts from former users about seizures, inability to reason, complete lack of 'normal' inhibitions, and violent behavior. Of course, these are FORMER users. The people I know that used this stuff wouldn't have admitted anything of the sort, and now are shocked by their own behavior (what they remember of it).

Of course, there will always be morons who think it's perfectly harmless.


You are also an idiot.
 
2012-11-12 09:06:59 PM  

KidneyStone: AssAsInAssassin: LesserEvil: I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user

"Spice" and bath salts are completely different drugs. I don't endorse either, but "Spice" is a synthetic cannibanoid that acts as a full agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. "Bath salts" are a sort of hybrid methamphetamine/cocaine/opiate, which acts by releasing large amounts of seratonin and simultaneously preventing their reuptake.

/The more you know

Dopamine, not serotonin.

I think.


I know ecstasy is serotonin, and I think it turns the sink on. Not sure about plugging it.

And yes, opiates are dopamine.
 
2012-11-12 09:09:04 PM  

LiberalWeenie: KidneyStone: AssAsInAssassin: LesserEvil: I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user

"Spice" and bath salts are completely different drugs. I don't endorse either, but "Spice" is a synthetic cannibanoid that acts as a full agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. "Bath salts" are a sort of hybrid methamphetamine/cocaine/opiate, which acts by releasing large amounts of seratonin and simultaneously preventing their reuptake.

/The more you know

Dopamine, not serotonin.

I think.

I know ecstasy is serotonin, and I think it turns the sink on. Not sure about plugging it.

And yes, opiates are dopamine.


Pretty sure ecstasy just turns it on
 
2012-11-12 09:09:16 PM  
Never have I regretted a change in my virus protection less than when I dropped Mcafee and went to F-secure. Now I have even fewer regrets.
 
2012-11-12 09:10:16 PM  

Primum: The Shadow People are real, though. It just takes massive sleep dep or high doses of meth to open your "third-eye," as you will, to see this dimension that exists between ours and theirs.


I saw those farkers all the time when I was a teenager, and I didn't even *know* anyone who used drugs, much less use them myself. Of course, I also thought I was in psychic communication with the ghost of Keith Moon, and that I had been reincarnated dozens of times and was cursed to spend eternity trying to reform an assassin (also constantly reincarnated) who looked like Steve Clark of Def Leppard.

/eventually it became clear that the latter part of my teen years was just one long manic episode with psychotic features
 
2012-11-12 09:14:02 PM  

toraque: LesserEvil: They are both carriers of synthetic compounds, created by some coffee house in the Netherlands back in 2004.

This may sound kind of fishy, but I totally get this. Back in the day, when I was a Barista at a Joe Muggs coffee shop, I'd have to spend all day listening to pretentions pseudo-yuppies who were too stupid to get their 'decaf soy milk chai latte' from an actual coffee shop and instead wandered into a Starbucks knockoff in a shiatty book store, not even Barnes and Noble for god's sake, and nine times out of ten they couldn't even tell when I'd give up listening to their idiotic requests for custom shiatty overpriced coffee drinks that I wouldn't even bother to learn how to make and instead just mixed some random shiat up in a cup and gave it to them. A couple more months of that and I'd have resorted to running random cleaning chemical cocktails through the espresso maker and topping them off with foamy steamed expired non-dairy creamer with a swirl of pumpkin pie spice. God knows I could have ended up whipping up a batch of mind-altering substances that would made people eat each other's faces off right there in the shiatty paperback romance aisle, blood-spattered harlequin bodice-rippers flying left and right amid the terrified screams of faux hipsters, and by God would that have been the highlight of that whole shiatty job.

So yeah, I can totally see that happening.


If I were a woman, and twenty years younger, I would want you as the father of my child. I like the cut o'yer jib, young feller.
 
2012-11-12 09:14:45 PM  

Primum: The Shadow People are real, though. It just takes massive sleep dep or high doses of meth to open your "third-eye," as you will, to see this dimension that exists between ours and theirs.


I thought that was DMT?

And what's with all the name calling in this thread?
 
2012-11-12 09:19:11 PM  

NutznGum: This Face Left Blank: WTF is a "Tree-Cop"? TFG doesn't help.

I think it refers to some of the hallucinations people have on meth. Some say they see shadowy people following them, spying on the from behind

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: This Face Left Blank: WTF is a "Tree-Cop"? TFG doesn't help.

Hallucination brought on by use of psychoactives, or simple sleep deprivation. Seeing "shadows" in your periphery, or movement in shadows, i.e. "There's cops in the trees, man". Common among methheads and crackheads, or anyone taking anything that keeps them up for days on end.

trees, etc...


Thanks to both of you for clearing that up, and "Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness" is my new favorite Fark handle.
 
2012-11-12 09:26:56 PM  
 
2012-11-12 09:29:40 PM  

NutznGum: AssAsInAssassin: LesserEvil: I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user

"Spice" and bath salts are completely different drugs. I don't endorse either, but "Spice" is a synthetic cannibanoid that acts as a full agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. "Bath salts" are a sort of hybrid methamphetamine/cocaine/opiate, which acts by releasing large amounts of seratonin and simultaneously preventing their reuptake.

/The more you know

I read a great article about bath salts, they used a sink as an analogy. Meth turns on the faucet for serotonin and floods your brain with it. Coke doesn't turn the faucet on but plugs the sink, blocking the reuptake. Bath salts, plugs the sink AND turns on the faucet.


Yep. Same article I read.
 
2012-11-12 09:32:08 PM  

LesserEvil: AssAsInAssassin: LesserEvil: I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user

"Spice" and bath salts are completely different drugs. I don't endorse either, but "Spice" is a synthetic cannibanoid that acts as a full agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. "Bath salts" are a sort of hybrid methamphetamine/cocaine/opiate, which acts by releasing large amounts of seratonin and simultaneously preventing their reuptake.

/The more you know

They are both carriers of synthetic compounds, created by some coffee house in the Netherlands back in 2004. Spice and Bath Salts come in varieties of synthetics, and they are all related. Both delivery systems and their associated synthetics are bad for you.

It's far worse than the real stuff, and it doesn't even have the benefit of years of study. You won't find me posting how smoking marijuana is bad for you, but spice and bath salts? Two birds of a feather and both very nasty things.

Just because some Farkers can still go down to the local gas station and by them "not for human consumption" doesn't make it right to use it, and certainly doesn't mean it's healthy for you.


Did you see the part where I said I'm not endorsing them? They are both very bad. I'm just pointing out that they aren't the same thing. Not advocating or endorsing or supporting. Just observing that there's a difference.

Leap to conclusions much?
 
2012-11-12 09:33:46 PM  

KidneyStone: AssAsInAssassin: LesserEvil: I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user

"Spice" and bath salts are completely different drugs. I don't endorse either, but "Spice" is a synthetic cannibanoid that acts as a full agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. "Bath salts" are a sort of hybrid methamphetamine/cocaine/opiate, which acts by releasing large amounts of seratonin and simultaneously preventing their reuptake.

/The more you know

Dopamine, not serotonin.

I think.


Less filling!!!
 
2012-11-12 09:35:24 PM  

Mazzic518: LiberalWeenie: KidneyStone: AssAsInAssassin: LesserEvil: I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user

"Spice" and bath salts are completely different drugs. I don't endorse either, but "Spice" is a synthetic cannibanoid that acts as a full agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. "Bath salts" are a sort of hybrid methamphetamine/cocaine/opiate, which acts by releasing large amounts of seratonin and simultaneously preventing their reuptake.

/The more you know

Dopamine, not serotonin.

I think.

I know ecstasy is serotonin, and I think it turns the sink on. Not sure about plugging it.

And yes, opiates are dopamine.

Pretty sure ecstasy just turns it on


Yeah, and one of the others prevents the reuptake.

I'm not a chemist. I read an article once.
 
2012-11-12 09:35:34 PM  

LesserEvil: [i.imgur.com image 400x349]

WTF is wrong with these people who use bath salts?

He's wanted just for questioning apparently. Of course, when he was first raided for having a drug lab, he denied it and claimed the government of Belize was trying to squeeze him for money. Now we know he's been playing heavily with bath salts... and honestly, the leap to murder isn't that hard to imagine.

I recently talked to a former spice/bath salts user who said it was the one thing he'd consider killing to get (thankfully, he's stepped away from it, and it's also no longer for sale here in this state).

The psychosis induced by these synthetics is way worse then the psychosis "natural" psychotics experience. It's not treatable, for starters. McAfee is toast. Once he leaped off that cliff, he was done. Spending your millions to play mad scientist with bath salts?? That's so far off the deep end, I'd have a hard time believing he wasn't guilty of killing this guy.


and heaps of good luck to the poor bastards gets you for Jury duty. small minds are easily swayed, pin head.
 
2012-11-12 09:39:24 PM  
I read the whole Bluelight thread when someone linked it yesterday. Mildly interesting.
Gizmodo must have read the whole thing too to find the single post where he talks about, ahem, anal insertion. While pretty much the entire rest of the time he's talking about snorting a different drug.
 
2012-11-12 09:49:21 PM  
Saw this coming 2000 miles away. A little sooner than I'd expect though.
I'd figure he'd make it through Xmas.
If he's hiding in the jungles of Belize I think that's punishment enough. Plus the 15 different types of deadly snakes would probably get him first.
 
2012-11-12 09:57:09 PM  
FTA: ... lying face up in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head apparently dead.

Redundancy Department of Redundancy? Where are editors these days? And how are you "apparently" dead? It seems to me that is a fact that can be stated quite explicitly without compromising the investigation and/or the "alleged" perp's guilt.

/sigh
 
2012-11-12 09:58:48 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Hobodeluxe: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: They should also try him for a few million cases of murdering people's computers.

right after they hang that Norton guy

They should both face a war tribunal for atrocities committed against computers.


HOW DARE YOU SPEAK ILL OF HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR NORTON

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-12 10:01:36 PM  

SoCalChris: I love McAffe's anti-virus. I can't tell you how much money I've made fixing computers that they've farked up.


As someone who went to McAffee's website and followed their instruction to try removing it using the Control Panel then, if that didn't work, to download their removal software, I can safely say McAffee can rot in hell.

/actually it was Norton 360 but this article is about McAfee so projection or transference or bad ju ju. Whatever. They all suck.
 
2012-11-12 10:07:38 PM  
Answer: MacBook
 
2012-11-12 10:14:23 PM  

litespeed74: Saw this coming 2000 miles away. A little sooner than I'd expect though.
I'd figure he'd make it through Xmas.
If he's hiding in the jungles of Belize I think that's punishment enough. Plus the 15 different types of deadly snakes would probably get him first.


The fer-de-lance (Bothrops asper) is pretty nasty. Wikipedia shows what happens when you leave a bite untreated (or stupidly try to treat it with antibiotics): Bothrops asper (bottom of page, not safe for lunch).
 
2012-11-12 10:19:56 PM  

DerekHoge: Answer: MacBook


Play alot of games on that?
 
2012-11-12 10:19:58 PM  

toraque: LesserEvil: They are both carriers of synthetic compounds, created by some coffee house in the Netherlands back in 2004.

This may sound kind of fishy, but I totally get this. Back in the day, when I was a Barista at a Joe Muggs coffee shop, I'd have to spend all day listening to pretentions pseudo-yuppies who were too stupid to get their 'decaf soy milk chai latte' from an actual coffee shop and instead wandered into a Starbucks knockoff in a shiatty book store, not even Barnes and Noble for god's sake, and nine times out of ten they couldn't even tell when I'd give up listening to their idiotic requests for custom shiatty overpriced coffee drinks that I wouldn't even bother to learn how to make and instead just mixed some random shiat up in a cup and gave it to them. A couple more months of that and I'd have resorted to running random cleaning chemical cocktails through the espresso maker and topping them off with foamy steamed expired non-dairy creamer with a swirl of pumpkin pie spice. God knows I could have ended up whipping up a batch of mind-altering substances that would made people eat each other's faces off right there in the shiatty paperback romance aisle, blood-spattered harlequin bodice-rippers flying left and right amid the terrified screams of faux hipsters, and by God would that have been the highlight of that whole shiatty job.

So yeah, I can totally see that happening.


+1
 
2012-11-12 10:20:08 PM  
Here's a serious question, if anybody feels like being helpful: what's a good antivirus program to use for a PC with Windows 7? Do all the antivirus programs out there suck? Are there any good ones? I have McAfee, and it slows my computer way down. I'm not really a computer guy, and I have no idea about this stuff. I only use McAfee because it came with the computer.
 
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