[Noisebridge-discuss] justin posting access removed

Nick Shapiro me at nickshapiro.net
Sun Apr 15 21:19:59 PDT 2012


Seriously? Ace Monster Toys? I thought they made cool things. Their own
lives are that boring?

These days all I ever hear from AMT is obsession over _our_ discuss list.
Like, way more than we do. Go back to making stuff!


On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 03:07:16PM -0700, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> > I've set the "Moderated" flag on Justin's subscription.  This means that
> > only us listmods will have to see his drivel in our mailboxes.
> >
>
> For those of you following at home, it looks like somebody was imitating
> Justin. It looks like it was coming via T-Mobile[1] from an Ubuntu
> machine called 'acemonstertoes'. They only sent the one email "I will
> survive", everything else was Justin.
>
> So it's old-style trolling (rather than someone breaking into Justin's
> gmail account or anything exciting like that).
>
> Looking at the headers of the email is a great way to learn about this
> kind of fakery. As someone else said, it's also a great time to learn
> about cryptographic authentication of email.
>
> I also want to say that I think a lot of people who are sort of in favor
> of this or dip into doing it themselves from time to time, because it's
> for the lulz, and also because they are annoyed by drama, and like to
> show how people who are just flailing can be made to flail some more.
>
> Still, as you're setting up the PHP mail scripts, and the tumblrs, and
> the IRC bots, and devoting all of this time to fanning the flames some
> more, there's a point where it's pretty obvious what role one is playing
> in all of this. I know that everytime I'm tempted to troll, a little
> angel dies, and I try (not always successfully) to do something new.
>
> Because, you know, Hitler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLci5DoZqHU
>
> d.
> [1] I'm guessing T-Mobile only lets devices on their own network send
> through that, although stranger things have certainly happened.
>
> > I'll unset it in a few weeks.
> >
> > If the general consensus is that I should remove this sooner, I'll do so.
> >
> > -andy
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