[Noisebridge-discuss] justin posting access removed

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Sun Apr 15 23:00:28 PDT 2012


I tip my hat to the troll that pulled this off.  It was clever, old
school, and utterly hilarious if effect.

-openfly

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 10:27 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
> d.
>
>>
>> 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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