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2013-10-15 11:41:35 AM  
I don't really understand the point of this article other than this guy was sitting in his living room and the feds busted down his door stole his brother's XBox and ran off.

I guess that's one reason not to own an XBox.
 
2013-10-15 11:45:34 AM  
On one shoulder, there's a tattoo of a skull with a knife in its teeth and a bouquet of grenades dangling under its chin, a tribute to his grandpa's service in Vietnam. But the ribbon for a legend is blank because he never could figure out what he wanted it to say.

 "Poser" comes to mind.
 
2013-10-15 11:48:37 AM  
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'Grandpa was in Vietnam, his old man used to be a military cop, then a prison guard. His mom hung out with bikers.'
 
2013-10-15 12:01:34 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I don't really understand the point of this article other than this guy was sitting in his living room and the feds busted down his door stole his brother's XBox and ran off.

I guess that's one reason not to own an XBox.


He was posting shiat that wasn't true, and also some personal things about people, but that's not really what got him in trouble.

What got him in trouble is that he and another person hacked into a website (by guessing an obvious password) and changed the code to present their message about coming after the rapists, who were already being handled adequately by the legal syste.
 
2013-10-15 12:56:35 PM  
I am unanimous.
 
2013-10-15 12:58:44 PM  
Sounds like a script kiddie.
 
2013-10-15 01:08:51 PM  

dittybopper: Because People in power are Stupid: I don't really understand the point of this article other than this guy was sitting in his living room and the feds busted down his door stole his brother's XBox and ran off.

I guess that's one reason not to own an XBox.

He was posting shiat that wasn't true, and also some personal things about people, but that's not really what got him in trouble.

What got him in trouble is that he and another person hacked into a website (by guessing an obvious password) and changed the code to present their message about coming after the rapists, who were already being handled adequately by the legal syste.


So they got his XBox?
 
2013-10-15 01:23:08 PM  
This is fascism, folks.
ENjoy!
 
2013-10-15 01:25:11 PM  
What was the point of this 'article?'
 
2013-10-15 01:25:35 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I don't really understand the point of this article other than this guy was sitting in his living room and the feds busted down his door stole his brother's XBox and ran off.

I guess that's one reason not to own an XBox.


Did you read beyond the first page?
 
2013-10-15 01:27:24 PM  

justtray: What was the point of this 'article?'


My guess is that the author has bills to pay and gets paid by the word for his "articles".
 
2013-10-15 01:34:12 PM  
Anonymous wears Guy Fawkes mask and his handle on his leather jacket.  What is this, 1995's Hackers?

/yo crash, this things got a 28.8 kay bee pee ess modem yo!
 
2013-10-15 01:34:36 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Did you read beyond the first page?


Nope.

Maybe the article has a point, I don't know, but I can't stand these meandering narratives that pepper the writing with constant asides, irrelevant backstory and ceaseless adjectives just to increase the word count.

Get to the farking point.
 
2013-10-15 01:35:54 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Because People in power are Stupid: I don't really understand the point of this article other than this guy was sitting in his living room and the feds busted down his door stole his brother's XBox and ran off.

I guess that's one reason not to own an XBox.

Did you read beyond the first page?


Wait there were more pages? Because I got to the end where the comments are and I still didn't understand what the point was. Some guy was raided because he was posting what Anonymous was doing. Meh. I like what anonymous does but I can't really get outraged about this.
 
2013-10-15 01:42:42 PM  

justtray: Wait there were more pages?


I could swear that when the page first loaded I didn't get the breadcrumbs at the bottom, but they're on there now so maybe I'm just blind.
 
2013-10-15 01:42:47 PM  
I came in here feeling bad because it seems like this guy might be a good guy, but the article was so overwrought that I was annoyed with everyone involved.

Also, I am "impressed" with Chase who when he sees lots of people show up with machine guns reaches for his 45 and runs toward them. Go down fighting!
 
2013-10-15 01:43:39 PM  

dittybopper: Because People in power are Stupid: I don't really understand the point of this article other than this guy was sitting in his living room and the feds busted down his door stole his brother's XBox and ran off.

I guess that's one reason not to own an XBox.

He was posting shiat that wasn't true, and also some personal things about people, but that's not really what got him in trouble.

What got him in trouble is that he and another person hacked into a website (by guessing an obvious password) and changed the code to present their message about coming after the rapists, who were already being handled adequately by the legal syste.


Not even slightly true.  Charges were dropped, even with hard evidence.  Politics let rapists go free, and got the victim's family run out of town.


HotIgneous Intruder: This is fascism, folks.
ENjoy!


No, it's not.
 
2013-10-15 01:52:17 PM  
i.imgur.com

When I was 25, I would have been horribly offended to be called a kid.
Infantilization of the country continues.
 
2013-10-15 01:56:18 PM  

Kuroshin: No, it's not.


Yes.
Yes it is.

The corporations and persons of importance are dictating to the government how to proceed.
Don't oppose them.
Or you'll find out for yourself.
 
2013-10-15 01:59:04 PM  
Clearly a small typo in TFA's headline.  What he meant was "I Am A Nonymous", meaning a person identified by name.
 
2013-10-15 02:25:06 PM  
He wants me to take him seriously as a computer hotshot and he uses an alienware computer?  No respect for you!
 
2013-10-15 02:32:17 PM  
Don't tell anyone?  fark you piggie, better kill me now, because I will tell *everyone* who will listen.
And good luck removing the video evidence that's being automatically uploaded to the internet as you tell me that.
 
2013-10-15 02:32:34 PM  

Kuroshin: Not even slightly true.  Charges were dropped, even with hard evidence.  Politics let rapists go free, and got the victim's family run out of town.


Are you sure about that?

On March 17, 2013, Judge Thomas Lipps tried Mays and Richmond as juveniles and found them guilty of rape. Each defendant received the minimum sentence for their convicted crimes, with the possibility of remaining in juvenile detention until age 21.[26] The judge set the minimum sentence of one year for Richmond, who was found guilty of using his fingers to penetrate the girl while she was unconscious. Mays, who was found guilty of penetrating the girl while she was unconscious and disseminating pornographic pictures of her, was given the minimum sentence of two years.[27] Because the girl was a minor, Mays was charged with and convicted of the dissemination of child pornography, which is the reason for his additional year in juvenile detention. Whether or not Mays and Richmond will be added to the sexual-offenders registry depends on a future hearing to evaluate their behavior once they have turned 21.

That' doesn't sound like "The charges were dropped to me".

And if Wikipedia isn't a good enough source for you, here is the NYT article about their convictions:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/us/teenagers-found-guilty-in-rape- in -steubenville-ohio.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&;
 
2013-10-15 02:38:27 PM  
'So I made false claims, accused people of a crime that they were not present for, stole personal information and shared it publicly, hacked a website and basically threw buckets of gasoline on a smoldering bed of coals just to see shiat burn. My allegations, lies and actions ruined lives and further disrupted the lives of townsfolk who had absolutely nothing to do with the case of rape... but I still will play like I'm the hero because I'm a spoiled kid.'


Here's the first rule- don't believe anything that the source isn't willing to put their name to. Simple. Anonymity is the refuge of the weak. Stand beside your words and actions and be a hero- or else go be an hero.

The real take away from this meandering, muck-raking shiatshow of an article is that women are weak victims who will bear abuse and not have the strength to come forward. They need knights to come forward and defend the honor that they are far too weak to defend for themselves. You've come a long way, baby!

That and the fact that Roseanne Barr is a sexist coont. What you've done has kind of renewed my faith in males washed up fat biatches.

Why do 'coont' and 'biatch' get filtered while 'dick', 'asshole' and 'cock sucker' don't? Oh yeah... sexism and rape culture.

Rant over.
 
2013-10-15 02:51:28 PM  

Honest Bender: He wants me to take him seriously as a computer hotshot and he uses an alienware computer?  No respect for you!


Yeah, everyone knows a real badass haxors build their components from scratch. Resistors from the legs of cockroaches found in the basement, capacitors from the pets who haven't received enough attention, and motherboards from boobie magazines made rigid from years of abuse.
 
2013-10-15 02:55:40 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Honest Bender: He wants me to take him seriously as a computer hotshot and he uses an alienware computer?  No respect for you!

Yeah, everyone knows a real badass haxors build their components from scratch. Resistors from the legs of cockroaches found in the basement, capacitors from the pets who haven't received enough attention, and motherboards from boobie magazines made rigid from years of abuse.


What are you talking about? Real badasses hack SHIELD from a laptop they won in a bet, twice.
 
2013-10-15 03:08:44 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I don't really understand the point of this article other than this guy was sitting in his living room and the feds busted down his door stole his brother's XBox and ran off.



I assume you're someone in power?
 
2013-10-15 03:09:50 PM  
Funny how this story comes out just as the Maryville operation kicks off.
 
2013-10-15 04:20:40 PM  
What am I missing with this guy?  He isn't a hacker, based on the interview it appears one could even say his knowledge of systems is probably extremely limited.  How can anyone make the leap to say this guy belongs to anon?
 
2013-10-15 04:53:24 PM  
White knighting women who will never sleep with him.

Typical beta male loser.
 
2013-10-15 04:59:59 PM  

dittybopper: Kuroshin: Not even slightly true.  Charges were dropped, even with hard evidence.  Politics let rapists go free, and got the victim's family run out of town.

Are you sure about that?

On March 17, 2013, Judge Thomas Lipps tried Mays and Richmond as juveniles and found them guilty of rape. Each defendant received the minimum sentence for their convicted crimes, with the possibility of remaining in juvenile detention until age 21.[26] The judge set the minimum sentence of one year for Richmond, who was found guilty of using his fingers to penetrate the girl while she was unconscious. Mays, who was found guilty of penetrating the girl while she was unconscious and disseminating pornographic pictures of her, was given the minimum sentence of two years.[27] Because the girl was a minor, Mays was charged with and convicted of the dissemination of child pornography, which is the reason for his additional year in juvenile detention. Whether or not Mays and Richmond will be added to the sexual-offenders registry depends on a future hearing to evaluate their behavior once they have turned 21.

That' doesn't sound like "The charges were dropped to me".


Uh, you know that that all occurred after Anonymous got involved?
 
2013-10-15 05:12:27 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: RoxtarRyan: Honest Bender: He wants me to take him seriously as a computer hotshot and he uses an alienware computer?  No respect for you!

Yeah, everyone knows a real badass haxors build their components from scratch. Resistors from the legs of cockroaches found in the basement, capacitors from the pets who haven't received enough attention, and motherboards from boobie magazines made rigid from years of abuse.

What are you talking about? Real badasses hack SHIELD from a laptop they won in a bet, twice.


I like to text with people about taking down SHIELD from the back of the SHIELD plane.
 
2013-10-15 05:16:37 PM  

dazed420: What am I missing with this guy?  He isn't a hacker, based on the interview it appears one could even say his knowledge of systems is probably extremely limited.  How can anyone make the leap to say this guy belongs to anon?


because all you have to do to belong is say you belong. Same with being a hacker.

If you guessed that your mother's password is "kitty" because that's her nickname and she's obsessed with cats, you're a hacker. If you use that "hacked" account to post about something that "anonymous" has been involved in and visit 4chan, you're a virgin superl33t haxor deeply involved with anonymous.
 
2013-10-15 05:26:26 PM  

dittybopper: That' doesn't sound like "The charges were dropped to me"


Theaetetus: Uh, you know that that all occurred after Anonymous got involved?


Point and match -Theaetetus
 
2013-10-15 05:44:33 PM  
Because People in power are Stupid:

Sorry to threadjack; did you write the essay on your profile's website?
 
2013-10-15 08:16:05 PM  

Theaetetus: Uh, you know that that all occurred after Anonymous got involved?


No.  The investigation started within a couple days of the incident.  And it was proceeding, just not fast enough for some people.   It was mostly rumors that Anonymous was spreading.
 
2013-10-16 12:02:35 AM  

dittybopper: Theaetetus: Uh, you know that that all occurred after Anonymous got involved?

No.  The investigation started within a couple days of the incident.  And it was proceeding, just not fast enough for some people.   It was mostly rumors that Anonymous was spreading.


I have no idea if what you say is true or not, but you aren't presenting a very compelling case here:

1. The convictions were very clearly long after anonymous got involved. Whether that involvement mattered I don't know, but the timeline is indisputable.

2. You seem to be stating things pretty definitively, can you provide any evidence that the prosecution was proceeding?
 
2013-10-16 02:13:42 AM  
WayToBlue:
1. The convictions were very clearly long after anonymous got involved. Whether that involvement mattered I don't know, but the timeline is indisputable.

Pretending not to understand that the legal system require more than 10 minutes after the commission of a crime, making a big fuss about "the authorities doing nothing" when in fact they're proceeding at more or less the normal pace, then claiming victory for activism and protests and shiat when the charges come in with timing entirely consistent for what's normal for the crime, is pretty much standard operating procedure for these kinds of self-important "activists".

Like, to the point where I'd say that's pretty much the null assumption barring incredibly compelling evidence otherwise.

// And when the activists  do contribute, it's typically in favor of the  criminal, because contaminating the evidence only helps secure acquittals.
 
2013-10-16 06:26:13 AM  
"I Am Neckbeard Baggypants"
 
2013-10-16 10:06:53 AM  

dazed420: What am I missing with this guy?  He isn't a hacker, based on the interview it appears one could even say his knowledge of systems is probably extremely limited.  How can anyone make the leap to say this guy belongs to anon?


That describes nearly the entirety of people who refer to themselves as anon.
 
2013-10-16 12:54:07 PM  

dittybopper: Theaetetus: Uh, you know that that all occurred after Anonymous got involved?

No.  The investigation started within a couple days of the incident.  And it was proceeding, just not fast enough for some people.   It was mostly rumors that Anonymous was spreading.


Le Sigh, once he gets a wrong idea in his head its like a pit bull with a baby.
 
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