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(MSNBC) NewsFlash McAfee founder arrested by police. His 21 day free trial begins next week   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 152
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2012-12-06 07:18:47 AM  

ScaryBottles: Admit it subby you've been sitting that one for a while


No kidding. You bastard, subby.

HOTY material.
 
2012-12-06 07:22:27 AM  
"You think the US is the only country that has immigration laws?
How cute."

"Riiiiiigght"-Dr. Evil

You aren't too bright, are you? Tell you what: I'm going to give you one of my special honey-dipped beads I described above.

And just so you will leave me alone I will make grand overarching statement for your amusement: Not only do I know every law about immigration for every country; but I was highly interested in the Van Der Sloot case.

/oh, your address for honey-beads
 
2012-12-06 07:29:02 AM  
Now all we need to do is round up the others that are part of his organization that think bundling McAfee with Java updates is a good idea.
 
2012-12-06 07:30:30 AM  
HOTY in December. Sucks for all the hopefuls from earlier on waiting out the rest of the year.
 
2012-12-06 07:32:33 AM  

Deacon Blue: themindiswatching: So I've been wondering...are the cops in Belize really as corrupt as McAfee claims? Or is this some elaborate setup for an eventual insanity plea?

They're pretty farking corrupt. They aren't really cops like you think of cops.


Cops like I think...

www.american-buddha.com
 
2012-12-06 07:32:46 AM  

dready zim: I thought the headline was some form of misdirection but then read in TFA that it actually is the mcafee who makes the virus checker software who is wanted for murder in south america!

Truth stranger than fiction indeed.


Take a look at a map. Belize is not in South America.

Then again, I'm not sure if they have maps underneath rocks.
 
2012-12-06 07:47:51 AM  

poe_zlaw: Its quite hilarious when you think of the paralells between him being present in Belize and being present on your computer.
At first, he's welcome and seems to be innocently being a welcomed addition. Things start getting weird and not making sense, he begins to cause big disruptions, but always seems to have an excuse. Next thing you know, other systems and people are totally pissed and someone turns up dead. You want him out of your country, but you cant find him. You keep seeing signs of him, but the amount of time you are spending looking for him is costing a fortune. You wish hed never shown up and just want your old way of life back. He tries to go next door to Guatemala, but they've already learned they want none of it.

Now just think of him in terms of his crappy software, Belize and Guatemala both computers and you will see history repeats itself. I wonder how this cycle will play out in Belizean prisons. Maybe theyll just delete the file and all remants.


Really? I always thought of Norton like that. It seems to almost purposefully gum everything up and cause problems. It's almost as bad as a virus. I've never had an issue with McAfee.

If the neighbor really poisoned his dog then I hope they deem it justifiable homicide.
 
2012-12-06 07:51:35 AM  

Hector Remarkable: Radioactive Ass: Good headline... but a newsflash? Am I missing something here?

Perhaps it's to alert us that he may wear funky hair to trial, like Phil Spector.


DAMMIT blackvampyr!!! *shakes tiny fist*
 
2012-12-06 07:52:50 AM  

skinink: For a rich dude he's a complete idiot. Why couldn't he just retire to Europe? He could have gone to any country there and had hookers for life if sex was a big consideration of where to go. And he wouldn't have had to worry about corruption so much.


From what I've seen in my life so far smart has nothing to do with being rich. Greedy and psychotic are much better traits for becoming rich.
 
2012-12-06 07:57:01 AM  

hitlersbrain: From what I've seen in my life so far smart has nothing to do with being rich. Greedy and psychotic are much better traits for becoming rich.


word up. If I wasn't so damn lazy, I'd be a brazillionaire.
 
2012-12-06 08:00:41 AM  

skinink: For a rich dude he's a complete idiot. Why couldn't he just retire to Europe? He could have gone to any country there and had hookers for life if sex was a big consideration of where to go. And he wouldn't have had to worry about corruption so much.


My guess he was there more for the drugs.
 
2012-12-06 08:06:17 AM  

skinink: What an idiot. First he retires to a country who has a reputation as a corrupt country (surprisingly there's no data on them on The Corruption Perceptions Index). Then he gets into some issues with the Belize police. Then he gets involved with a murder. He flees but regularly keeps in touch with the press while he's on the lam. Then he has some bloggers or whatever take a picture with their smartphone, and the picture's EXIF data reveals his locations.

For a rich dude he's a complete idiot. Why couldn't he just retire to Europe? He could have gone to any country there and had hookers for life if sex was a big consideration of where to go. And he wouldn't have had to worry about corruption so much.


He likely enjoyed it being corrupt. He is very rich, so buying off the police/officials was easy for him. He also was into drugs as well. Unfortunately for him, he picked the wrong guy to murder.
 
2012-12-06 08:07:33 AM  
he looks like Danny Bonnaduche.
 
2012-12-06 08:12:52 AM  
MCAFEE.J detected. Quarantined.
 
2012-12-06 08:13:48 AM  
Why not just come back to the US?
 
2012-12-06 08:20:38 AM  
trojan.BIGpenisINthe.A
 
2012-12-06 08:21:44 AM  
I find it hard to be sympathetic to the guy. He deliberately moved out of the US just to avoid taxes. He didn't want to contribute his financial share to American society and moved out of the country to make sure he didn't have to. Part of what you get in exchange for those taxes is a far less corrupt police force than places like Central America. If he's innocent he should avoid prison etc....

/It's like asking me to be sympathetic to someone that pisses into the wind.
 
2012-12-06 08:23:41 AM  

themindiswatching: So I've been wondering...are the cops in Belize really as corrupt as McAfee claims? Or is this some elaborate setup for an eventual insanity plea?


Why not both? And he might be insane too.
 
2012-12-06 08:25:04 AM  
Belize police said they caught him earlier, but then dismissed the report. Was this a McAfee false positive?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/02/belize-police-john-macafe e -captured
 
db2
2012-12-06 08:27:59 AM  
I want to see this turned into a remake of The Fugitive, with Peter Norton instead of Tommy Lee Jones.
 
2012-12-06 08:29:42 AM  

BalugaJoe: he looks like Danny Bonnaduche.


Looking at the pic in the article - with the way his skin looks, the sunken look of his face, and the way he's picking at his cheek - as if there's a bug under his skin he's trying to dig out....

Meth - it's a hell of a drug.
 
2012-12-06 08:36:03 AM  
Subby, you magnificent bastard.

cdn1.sbnation.com
 
2012-12-06 08:37:18 AM  
I'm really, really hoping after my computer crashed for the umpteenth time (took awhile but I finally smartened up and went to f-secure) that they still have burning at the stake down there.
 
2012-12-06 08:39:44 AM  
he should have used a mac. don't need no virus scanner
 
2012-12-06 08:42:11 AM  
Sh*tty software is a crime there? The Windows 8 team better stay the hell out of Guatemala.
 
2012-12-06 08:42:39 AM  

hitlersbrain: skinink: For a rich dude he's a complete idiot. Why couldn't he just retire to Europe? He could have gone to any country there and had hookers for life if sex was a big consideration of where to go. And he wouldn't have had to worry about corruption so much.

From what I've seen in my life so far smart has nothing to do with being rich. Greedy and psychotic are much better traits for becoming rich.


Totally true. Poor people are never greedy...if they were, they'd be rich.
 
2012-12-06 08:45:57 AM  

MadSkillz: Best headline ever.


I bet subby was sitting on this headline since he first heard about the murder. That does not take away from the fact that this is a damn good headline.
 
2012-12-06 08:53:33 AM  
He was an interesting listen on Joe Rogan's podcast, although Joe doesn't really think he was being on the level with him.
 
2012-12-06 08:58:11 AM  
This headline has been around the internet more those pictures of subby's mom and the labrador
 
2012-12-06 08:58:22 AM  
I just downloaded some RAM, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-12-06 09:00:30 AM  
He needs to have a powwow with his legal representation. Perhaps a tribal voice can see him to justice.
 
2012-12-06 09:05:10 AM  

skinink: What an idiot. First he retires to a country who has a reputation as a corrupt country (surprisingly there's no data on them on The Corruption Perceptions Index). Then he gets into some issues with the Belize police. Then he gets involved with a murder. He flees but regularly keeps in touch with the press while he's on the lam. Then he has some bloggers or whatever take a picture with their smartphone, and the picture's EXIF data reveals his locations.

For a rich dude he's a complete idiot. Why couldn't he just retire to Europe? He could have gone to any country there and had hookers for life if sex was a big consideration of where to go. And he wouldn't have had to worry about corruption so much.


The dude has some mental issues. The Wired contributor who did a story about him (on the Kindle store) goes into his past: family troubles and a long history of drug use: pot, cocaine, LSD and possibly bath salts and others. Led to a lot of paranoia and probably psychotic episodes.
 
2012-12-06 09:07:10 AM  
Rarely does a submitter have so much time to perfect a headline. I give him a C.

That's right, a C. Sit on that one.
 
2012-12-06 09:11:36 AM  

rufus-t-firefly: I just downloaded some RAM, so I'm getting a kick...


i.ebayimg.com
 
2012-12-06 09:12:02 AM  

themindiswatching: So I've been wondering...are the cops in Belize really as corrupt as McAfee claims? Or is this some elaborate setup for an eventual insanity plea?


Dude's been experimenting with mind-altering substances for years, and has hit on bath salts recently... yeah, I'm thinking insanity plea.
 
2012-12-06 09:21:37 AM  

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: rufus-t-firefly: I just downloaded some RAM, so I'm getting a kick...

[i.ebayimg.com image 300x240]


I remember that!
 
2012-12-06 09:28:00 AM  

skinink: What an idiot. First he retires to a country who has a reputation as a corrupt country (surprisingly there's no data on them on The Corruption Perceptions Index). Then he gets into some issues with the Belize police. Then he gets involved with a murder. He flees but regularly keeps in touch with the press while he's on the lam. Then he has some bloggers or whatever take a picture with their smartphone, and the picture's EXIF data reveals his locations.

For a rich dude he's a complete idiot. Why couldn't he just retire to Europe? He could have gone to any country there and had hookers for life if sex was a big consideration of where to go. And he wouldn't have had to worry about corruption so much.


Julian Assange would like to mention that your portrayal of Europe is about as accurate as Belize's portrayal of itself as a "law-abiding country."

Given that McAfee's original month-long incarceration was for failing to pay proper bribes, it wouldn't surprise me if the cops actually murdered McAfee's neighbor (or even paid some of McAfee's own bodyguards to do it without his knowledge) just to help the MSM demonstrate that there's nowhere a successful self-made rich man can hide from "social justice."

/not even sure about the whole "employing desperate girls as sex toys" interviews, really
//they all seem just as perfectly scripted to incite outrage and hate as the Breitbart ACORN videos
 
2012-12-06 09:28:58 AM  

dready zim: I thought the headline was some form of misdirection but then read in TFA that it actually is the mcafee who makes the virus checker software who is wanted for murder in south america!


img.chan4chan.com
 
2012-12-06 09:32:34 AM  
graphics8.nytimes.com
Seen what subby did there.
 
2012-12-06 09:34:22 AM  
I just wanted to post in what is surely HOTY.

//bravo subby
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-12-06 09:37:31 AM  
Truly....a HOTY candidate if ever there was one.
Subby gets 8/10 innnernets
 
2012-12-06 09:42:17 AM  

VRaptor117: I get it!

/doesn't get it


you are young aren't you?
 
2012-12-06 09:42:23 AM  
You know, with all of this crazy being outed you really have to sit back and wonder if some of these virus scanning companies weren't doing a lot of the virus making as well.
 
2012-12-06 09:47:32 AM  
Damn subby, that's a headline!
 
2012-12-06 09:51:15 AM  
Let this be a lesson for all of the other dipshiats that talk about going Galt. This is how it will end - in filthy Central American prison.
 
2012-12-06 09:56:42 AM  

Do the needful: You know, with all of this crazy being outed you really have to sit back and wonder if some of these virus scanning companies weren't doing a lot of the virus making as well.


Duhh.
 
2012-12-06 09:57:37 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: ingineervt: "arrested...for illegally entering the country?"

Um...yeah...take that Americans. Have a taste of your own medicine!

You think the US is the only country that has immigration laws?
How cute.


The US has pretty weak laws compared to most. In Colombia if you over stay your Visa, they call you and tell you you got 1 week to get out or they are coming for you.
 
2012-12-06 09:58:55 AM  

madgonad: Let this be a lesson for all of the other dipshiats that talk about going Galt. This is how it will end - in filthy Central American prison.


A ye of little knowledge of Latin America. You have money prison is the best place to be.

You get cable tv, telephone, room service, dope, and whores, all delivered to your cell

Where else could you blog from jail?
 
2012-12-06 10:00:00 AM  
meh, headline was funny, maybe HOTY material, but not a clear winner... I'm not entirely sure it's top 10, even. There have been some magnificent headlines.

/debby downer.
 
2012-12-06 10:00:30 AM  

syberpud: skinink: What an idiot. First he retires to a country who has a reputation as a corrupt country (surprisingly there's no data on them on The Corruption Perceptions Index). Then he gets into some issues with the Belize police. Then he gets involved with a murder. He flees but regularly keeps in touch with the press while he's on the lam. Then he has some bloggers or whatever take a picture with their smartphone, and the picture's EXIF data reveals his locations.

For a rich dude he's a complete idiot. Why couldn't he just retire to Europe? He could have gone to any country there and had hookers for life if sex was a big consideration of where to go. And he wouldn't have had to worry about corruption so much.

The dude has some mental issues. The Wired contributor who did a story about him (on the Kindle store) goes into his past: family troubles and a long history of drug use: pot, cocaine, LSD and possibly bath salts and others. Led to a lot of paranoia and probably psychotic episodes.


Minor point, sorta a cart/horse thing.
His psychosis led to his multiple drug abuse might be a better statement.

/just like w/ guns, the problem is still the human
 
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