[Noisebridge-discuss] justin posting access removed

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Sun Apr 15 22:27:21 PDT 2012

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 09:19:59PM -0700, Nick Shapiro wrote:
> 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!

No, no, acemonster*toes*. It's just something you name your computer.
Only indicative in a the-sort-of-person-that-would-find-that-funny way,
not in an original-source way.

> 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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