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(NBC News)   In their everlasting quest for honesty and transparency in government, House Republicans turn to murder suspect, fugitive, and conspiracy kook John McAfee for advice   (nbcnews.com) divider line 70
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2013-10-21 04:00:48 PM  
To be fair about his qualifications, he's an expert not only in software development but he has conducted his own death panels and survived an attempt by a government to kill him. I think he's pretty qualified to look at Obamacare.
 
2013-10-21 04:02:40 PM  
I originally read the headline with "murder" as a verb instead of an adjective, and thought the pubs were doing something good for once.
 
2013-10-21 04:03:01 PM  
That's not the problems with his credentials.  It's that we're asking McAfee to talk about what it takes to make good software.  Did he watch someone at another company do it, at some point?
 
2013-10-21 04:06:41 PM  
Why? Does the website install bloatware on your system when you create an account?
 
2013-10-21 04:09:43 PM  
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I see this McAfee feller's name all over computing machines monitor displays.  He must be the guy to suss out what is wrong with Obammycare's AOL page.
 
2013-10-21 04:10:49 PM  
John McAfee is basically a cross between Daniel Plainview, Tony Stark, and Gary Busey.
 
2013-10-21 04:10:57 PM  

Fart_Machine: Why? Does the website install bloatware on your system when you create an account?


I think the proper analogy would be visiting the healthcare website, and being tricked into joining the Army when you fill out the application.
 
2013-10-21 04:11:05 PM  
Wait a minute. The guy they're bringing in as their expert on software is the same guy whose software routinely brought my XP computers to a slow crawl simply by trying to update? And it still never protected like it claimed?

/I was so happy to discover avast, avg, and spybot. Running all three was still faster than mcafee
 
2013-10-21 04:11:51 PM  
Okay I get it the House GOP is really just an elaborate performance art installation
 
2013-10-21 04:12:18 PM  
They were sold on the regular updates part.
 
2013-10-21 04:12:27 PM  
Get ready to clear Obamacare off of your parents computers.
 
2013-10-21 04:12:52 PM  
Next: Asking Hans Reiser to advise them on gaining women's votes.
 
2013-10-21 04:13:06 PM  
At least McAfee didn't charge you 100 bucks in taxes for not being able to use his shiatty software. He's got a moral leg up on Obamacare.
 
2013-10-21 04:13:23 PM  
McAfee said he would have told Congress to effectively start from scratch on the HealthCare.gov website.

Well, thanks for your time.

Basically I read this as the GOP still dead set on their plan to disparage the ACA looking for an "expert" opinion which reinforces their narrative.
 
2013-10-21 04:13:58 PM  
Can't wait for Microsoft Obamacare Essentials to come out.
 
2013-10-21 04:14:16 PM  
The hearings will be taped by Joe Francis. Makeup by John Revson. Score by Phil Spector.
 
2013-10-21 04:14:45 PM  
I see a lot of jokes about software but very few about murder. I think we can do better; this is prime material.
 
2013-10-21 04:17:30 PM  
I finally got the customer service rep to cancel my McAfee account. After pestering me for about 20 minutes, I told him, "Your software is worse than any virus my computer has ever had." This was not an exaggeration on my part, so of course the man who developed this program is who the Republicans call.

Of course.
 
2013-10-21 04:17:58 PM  
Next they'll hire G. Gordon Liddy to consult them on hotel security.
 
2013-10-21 04:18:17 PM  
In their everlasting quest for honesty and transparency in government, House Republicans turn to murder suspect, fugitive, bath salts enthusiast,and conspiracy kook John McAfee for advice

FTFY
 
2013-10-21 04:18:24 PM  
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2013-10-21 04:19:38 PM  
What's next? Asking Colbert to speak at a GOP dinner event?
 
2013-10-21 04:20:11 PM  
To be fair, didn't McAfee leave the company long before McAfee Anti-virus became a steaming turd?
 
2013-10-21 04:20:44 PM  

timswar: Wait a minute. The guy they're bringing in as their expert on software is the same guy whose software routinely brought my XP computers to a slow crawl simply by trying to update? And it still never protected like it claimed?

/I was so happy to discover avast, avg, and spybot. Running all three was still faster than mcafee


To be fair, he sold the company in a decade ago and has nothing to do with its current issues.

That said, it sucked back in the 90s as well.
 
2013-10-21 04:23:06 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Next they'll hire G. Gordon Liddy to consult them on hotel security.


or on bathing suit fashions and trends
 
2013-10-21 04:24:22 PM  

what_now: media3.s-nbcnews.com

i.lv3.hbo.com


I'm to #$@&ing blame if these hoopleheads can't install my software? Complain, or ask for a #$%&ing rebate, c#$ks&^!r, and I'll murder you where you stand.
 
2013-10-21 04:25:01 PM  
I should also add, for the benefit of those youngin's here, that back in the early 90's John McAfee was the media's go-to guy for hysterical pandering over the Michelangelo virus.  He was all over the networks claiming it was going to be some kind of global calamity, which of course didn't happen, but I bet he sold a lot of antivirus software because of it.  So the GOP looks to a guy who's been completely, repeatedly, and completely wrong for decades?  I am shocked.  Shocked, I say.
 
2013-10-21 04:25:05 PM  
Who cares about murder? Wasn't he busted with a handful of underage prostitutes? Murder gets you respect in prison, but underage-anything gets you dead.

Did the GOP pick a guy who they knew was crazy, or is their technical knowledge only as recent McAfee? Are they evil morons, or just farking morons?

Or did McAfee pay some PR firm (PACs) to bolster his image before his trial? "Clearly this man can't be guilty of murder and child prostitution because he just testified in front of Congress."
 
2013-10-21 04:25:35 PM  

bdub77: To be fair about his qualifications, he's an expert not only in software development but he has conducted his own death panels and survived an attempt by a government to kill him. I think he's pretty qualified to look at Obamacare.


we're done here, folks.
 
2013-10-21 04:26:14 PM  

Jairzinho: or on bathing suit fashions and trends


THE STARS AND STRIPES WILL ALWAYS BE EVERGREEN IN FASHION, MY FRIEND.
 
2013-10-21 04:26:46 PM  

mayIFark: They were sold on the regular updates part.


And forgot to unclick "install mcafee search bar" when downloading.
 
2013-10-21 04:29:45 PM  
"Earlier this year, I was in Canada because of the people who are doing the documentary [about his life] and the movie are located in Montreal and I've been in every major newspaper and magazine and they treat me like a technical god there," McAfee said. "I do not know why"

Me either!
 
2013-10-21 04:31:52 PM  

MindStalker: That said, it sucked back in the 90s as well.


I do not remember a time when McAfee did not suck ass.  And I've been around computing since the beginning of time (1/1/70).
 
2013-10-21 04:34:50 PM  

karmaceutical: Can't wait for Microsoft Obamacare Essentials to come out.


The administration should actually market the bare minimum plan as Essentials.
 
2013-10-21 04:38:58 PM  
In case you are curious about McAfee's exploits. Wired magazine has some good stories on him. Including:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/

Makes some great reading. Makes you wonder if House Republicans know how to read.
 
2013-10-21 04:42:01 PM  

FnkyTwn: Did the GOP pick a guy who they knew was crazy, or is their technical knowledge only as recent McAfee? Are they evil morons, or just farking morons?


They picked up their knowledge of who is computer savvy the same way my father does ... it's the name that came pre-installed the last time he bought a computer.
 
2013-10-21 04:42:02 PM  

shroom: I should also add, for the benefit of those youngin's here, that back in the early 90's John McAfee was the media's go-to guy for hysterical pandering over the Michelangelo virus.  He was all over the networks claiming it was going to be some kind of global calamity, which of course didn't happen, but I bet he sold a lot of antivirus software because of it.  So the GOP looks to a guy who's been completely, repeatedly, and completely wrong for decades?  I am shocked.  Shocked, I say.


Was it as bad as the DaVinci virus?  Imagine if all those oil tankers ended up capsizing.
 
2013-10-21 04:42:21 PM  

ksetany: In case you are curious about McAfee's exploits. Wired magazine has some good stories on him. Including:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/

Makes some great reading. Makes you wonder if House Republicans know how to read.


Au contraire.  This seems like the perfect man to stand up and speak for them.
www.wired.com
 
2013-10-21 04:42:49 PM  
fc02.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-21 04:46:50 PM  
Isn't he suppose to be nuts?
 
2013-10-21 04:54:58 PM  

MindStalker: timswar: Wait a minute. The guy they're bringing in as their expert on software is the same guy whose software routinely brought my XP computers to a slow crawl simply by trying to update? And it still never protected like it claimed?

/I was so happy to discover avast, avg, and spybot. Running all three was still faster than mcafee

To be fair, he sold the company in a decade ago and has nothing to do with its current issues.

That said, it sucked back in the 90s as well.


And he isn't even an expert in large systems development.  I doubt he could even install a web server today.
 
2013-10-21 04:56:58 PM  

browneye: Isn't he suppose to be nuts?


In other words, he'll fit right in with Issa and his gang.
 
2013-10-21 04:57:57 PM  

Karac: They picked up their knowledge of who is computer savvy the same way my father does ... it's the name that came pre-installed the last time he bought a computer.


I think that is the best explanation.

I bet a few Republican congressman went to the customer service counter at Best Buy to ask how the healthcare.gov site should be fixed.
 
2013-10-21 05:00:09 PM  

jaytkay: Karac: They picked up their knowledge of who is computer savvy the same way my father does ... it's the name that came pre-installed the last time he bought a computer.

I think that is the best explanation.

I bet a few Republican congressman went to the customer service counter at Best Buy to ask how the healthcare.gov site should be fixed.


Fox News has been spinning the idea that even a high school student can build a web page, and this is basically the same thing.
 
2013-10-21 05:00:38 PM  

radioshack: At least McAfee didn't charge you 100 bucks in taxes for not being able to use his shiatty software. He's got a moral leg up on Obamacare.


So it's more moral  to save a few bucks than it is to provide healthcare for the least among us? Something tells me you don't know what the word moral means.
 
2013-10-21 05:05:43 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: ksetany: In case you are curious about McAfee's exploits. Wired magazine has some good stories on him. Including:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/

Makes some great reading. Makes you wonder if House Republicans know how to read.

Au contraire.  This seems like the perfect man to stand up and speak for them.
[www.wired.com image 660x556]


Awesome......nice use of the hated French language, too, just to piss off the GOP!
 
2013-10-21 05:08:09 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: Next: Asking Hans Reiser to advise them on gaining women's votes.


Richard Stallman can head up the Obamacare Children's Outreach.
 
2013-10-21 05:11:23 PM  
I hear they've also tapped John Videogames as an expert for the upcoming hearings on video game violence
 
2013-10-21 05:15:32 PM  
Republicans are just going with the names familiar with their base voters.  Next up to testify, Danny Americaonline.
 
2013-10-21 05:15:41 PM  
McAfee as their advisor? Well...good luck with that. ' Course I'm just one of them there low tech Canucks, what would I know...
 
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