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(ProPublica)   Subby equips Tin Foil Hat. +2 Stamina -3 Paranoia   ( ) divider line
    More: Scary, NSA, signals intelligences, CIA, Linden Lab, policy framework, virtual world, Second Life, virtual environments  
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2013-12-09 11:19:30 AM  

No Time To Explain: but it gives me a +2 fire resistance

/that -10 intelligence is what keeps me away

Ah, the joys of detect magic.
2013-12-09 11:28:21 AM  
Jerk must have been some kind of spy, scammed my blue rets and now events are down wtf
2013-12-09 11:44:03 AM  

Rincewind53: We literally  paid government agents to play WoW all day.

If they did find something and are getting good stuff, they would have to tell us that they got nothing.
2013-12-09 12:14:05 PM  
So what did they do, just spam trade chat with "Death to America!" all day and see who replied?
2013-12-09 12:24:01 PM  
So spy will be the new class in the next WoW xpac?
2013-12-09 12:31:39 PM  
FTA:  ...  intelligence operatives have entered terrain populated by digital avatars that include elves, gnomes and supermodels.

And let's not forget the other imaginary races ... trolls, wizards, girlfriends, and eskimo.
2013-12-09 12:44:01 PM  
Intercepted Terrorist Chatter:

Pointy Bearded Boss: Aha! I have caught you looking at decadent Western pron. I'll have your head for this!

Wallah Akbar: It's not like it looks. I am using the claws of the Zionist Lion to kill it. No Infidel will think to look for our Jihad on pron sites.

Al-Dilbert Al-Djellibabi: This could be true. Pron is a great place to hide malware. It can serve the Jihad.

Meanwhile at the other end of the Internet:

Pointy Haired Boss:  Aha! I have caught you looking at decadent child pron. I'll have your head for this! Figuratively speeking, of course.

Wally:  It's not like it looks. I am searching the pron sites for terrorist activity. We all know how much the 911 bombers loved lap dances and pron. And besides, everybody knows that pron is already full of terrorist and Commie malware designed to take over our government and corporate websites.

Dilbert: This could be true. The terrorists are using malware and illicit business activities to finance their Jihad.

Wallah Akbar and Wally together:  Thank God for the Enemy. As long as our pointy-headed bosses are ignorant and panicky, we can get away with murder and never do a lick of honest work (ugh!).
2013-12-09 02:38:58 PM  

Magorn: vudukungfu: One NSA document said that the World of Warcraft monitoring "continues to uncover potential Sigint value by identifying accounts, characters and guilds related to Islamic extremist groups, nuclear proliferation and arms dealing

Jeepers, if they are playing WOW in their mommy's cave, they aren't blowing up buses.

In other words a clever geek at NSA BS'ed his technology dated bosses to make it the geek's job to do nothing but play WOW everyday.   Well play NSA geek, well played

Hey, all that ghost iron for transmuting into living steel isn't going to mine itself! Oh, wait, it will in the next expansion. But right here in the here and now, it ain't!
2013-12-09 02:43:43 PM  
2013-12-09 02:46:24 PM  
How exactly do they troll for extremists?   "a/s/l/hatred for America"?
2013-12-09 02:52:23 PM  
I haven't seen any spycrafting, but I did see right-wing shills in trade chat in the six or seven months leading up to the 2012 election. They would park a mammoth in the square in the Trade District in Stormwind and type screed after screed against Obama, taxes, Obamacare, democrats, liberals, etc. It was like having Rush Limbaugh playing on a radio somewhere outside on a constant basis.

I finally had to switch over to "Combat" panel in my chat pane so I wouldn't see that shiat every time I was in a city.

Oddly enough, after the election, it all pretty much disappeared and trade went back to "Anal" games and "You know why it's called an X-box 360?" and "That's when I looked inside and saw all the chimp blood" and similarly idiotic/insane stuff, but at least it's no longer politically idiotic and insane.
2013-12-09 04:37:39 PM  
2013-12-09 05:18:09 PM  

Ambitwistor: How exactly do they troll for extremists?   "a/s/l/hatred for America"?

Maybe they built a mosque and made their characters look like rugs?
Most boring gameplay ever.
2013-12-09 06:47:23 PM  
So is Fark also monitored by the NSA? I think...oh hold on a minute. I just saw some lights shining through my windows and someone's knocking on the door.

/Somebody's ringing the bell.
2013-12-09 07:27:25 PM  
You know how you know you have a dead MMO?  The NSA doesn't care to spy on your users.

*looking at you, Bioware*.
2013-12-09 07:48:35 PM  

ikanreed: Remember that the 9/11 hijackers were mostly middle class unmarried males, who lacked direction and meaning in their life.

I remember they were Saudis. We didn't invade Saudi Arabia.
2013-12-09 07:53:20 PM  
I could see MMO's as being good places to communicate plans, but it would have to be with code words or something

The donkey is in the basket, I repeat, the donkey is in the basket...
2013-12-09 09:57:20 PM  

Maul555: I could see MMO's as being good places to communicate plans, but it would have to be with code words or something

The donkey is in the basket, I repeat, the donkey is in the basket...

LFG 24m HM Bring Down the Towers
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