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(Ars Technica)   Remember millionaire fugitive antivirus baron John McAfee's legal problems in Belize? The story gets even better   (arstechnica.com) divider line 13
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2013-01-07 11:05:37 AM  
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FTA: No one could resist his operatives: after sending "increasingly irresistible women" to a local political boss, McAfee eventually tried "an alternate chromosome configuration and-success at last."

lol, I love that phrasing.
2013-01-07 03:46:28 PM  
1 votes:

hawcian: Microsoft Security Esentials is actually a pretty decent anti-virus program. Not the best, mind you, but not bad.


One aspect in which it wins is that it's pretty lightweight, and runs well on older machines that are still running XP. A lot of modern anti-virus packages are serious resource hogs. The ones that include a bundled "security suite" are some of the worst offenders in this regard, although some of the free-as-in-beer packages that are out there have a bad rep too.
2013-01-07 03:33:08 PM  
1 votes:
McAfee used to be the only one we used at my house back in the DOS 5.0 days. Ran it off a microfloppy.

Norton was a larger program and did cool shiat like "Compress" (defragmentation, same as defrag now).

Then McAfee started sucking. And Norton (now sold to Symantec) sucked worse.

Dad still trusts Symantec exclusively to this day and complains when he gets malware. I use MBAM and Microsoft Defender (the name changed yet again upon switching to Windows 8 - why? Dunno, but it does sound cool.. I envision a young Bill Gates holding a giant foam battleaxe with a scowl).
2013-01-07 01:32:32 PM  
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kd8our: stuffy: Just because he's paranoid doesn't mean there not out to get him.

It's not him they want, it's his epic bath salts recipe they want. They guy was off in the jungle brewing bath salts I think paranoid is just par for the course at this point. The story keeps reading like the greatest meth/bath salt binge ever.


Sooooo...Hunter S. Thompson of the new millenium?
2013-01-07 12:36:08 PM  
1 votes:

stuffy: Just because he's paranoid doesn't mean there not out to get him.


It's not him they want, it's his epic bath salts recipe they want. They guy was off in the jungle brewing bath salts I think paranoid is just par for the course at this point. The story keeps reading like the greatest meth/bath salt binge ever.
2013-01-07 12:20:00 PM  
1 votes:
That story doesn't sound like the truth to me.  It sounds like a story someone would come up with when they had a helluva lot of questionable stuff in their past that they needed to explain away.

/And they happened to be on a coke binge while they were thinking up the story.
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2013-01-07 11:57:08 AM  
1 votes:
I want it to be true.

Sadly, the truth is more likely that he goes to prison for hiring underage prostitutes, which violates U.S. law when done by an American overseas.
2013-01-07 11:23:28 AM  
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Heron: SkunkWerks: McAfee sucks.

This is as true for the man whose namesake it carries. Not sure what's so surprising about this...

^ It really is the shiattiest system security you can buy, and it has to beat Norton for that title so holding it is no mean feat. You'd be better off just letting Windows firewall and anti-virus take care of your comp. As to the man himself I can only say damn; rich right-wing nutjobs never stop getting crazier.


Microsoft Security Esentials is actually a pretty decent anti-virus program. Not the best, mind you, but not bad.
2013-01-07 11:15:30 AM  
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miniflea: So... He made the whole thing up, or is there any evidence that these laptops and what they recorded actually exist? I have always admired the work ethic of the crazy, and would not be surprised if he spent hours typing up fake keylogger logs.


I'd imagine he actually did stick his nose where he shouldn't have which is why the government of Belize raided his house, but I can also say with confidence that he probably didn't actually find anything because, even though the rightists have been hyperventilating over the secret alliance between Arab terrorists and Latinos since at least the 80s, there's never been any evidence of any such thing.

This is just your average, everyday, rich-white-guy race-panic, except instead of being about how the Mongoloid Russian Commies are training blacks to be 5th columnists, it's about how anybody tanner than pearl is a secret Manchurian suicide bomber because "they look just like" Arab Muslims. Honestly, the shoddiness of this paranoia makes me ashamed to appear Northern European.
2013-01-07 10:50:11 AM  
1 votes:
I'm calling Chuck Barris to confirm this.
2013-01-07 10:45:09 AM  
1 votes:
What in the hell did I just read?
2013-01-07 10:44:37 AM  
1 votes:
McAfee sucks.

This is as true for the man whose namesake it carries. Not sure what's so surprising about this...
2013-01-07 10:44:27 AM  
1 votes:
You mean being a millionaire who just somehow managed to get himself back to the US where he's likely to be tried for his charges in a "Judicial" system that favors the rich.
 
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