Flame War o’ the Day: Forum Freshman Follies

Ah, kids today! Who knows what crazy japes they get up to, eh?

Well, this for starters:

WORDPRESS ADDED MY EMAIL TO SPAM!!!!!!!

  1. I use an e-mail address SPECIFICALLY and ONLY for wordpress and it is now receiving spam. If you can’t keep my email off of a spam lists, how can I trust you with other sensitive information!!!!!!!!??? I am now receiving spam from all these weird Canadian medications and viagara.

    Additionally, now I just got a domain renewal from a SPAM site to renew my domain!!! ([email redacted] says that if I don’t send them lots of money my domain is going to expire. HA!) This is ridiculous.

    You guys are a total joke and I plan to take my business elsewhere.

  2. Actually this is your doing.

    You have a custom domain. As you know, there is an upgrade called “privacy” which is available at an extra cost. You did not purchase this. Therefore, all the data you put in to register the domain, eg actual physical address, phone number, and email, IS PUBLIC.

    That is where the spammer got your email, and how they knew you had a custom domain.

  3. If you look it up here, you can see EVERYTHING http://whois.online-domain-tools.com/

    I will refrain from doxing you in the forum, but your email is WordPress at your last name dot com and the last two digits of your phone number are 29.

  4. Well that is one thing. But my PRIVATE e-mail address? They make my private e-mail public? That is a joke if it’s the case. Most websites make the person’s Name, address public. They never mentioned e-mail address. If so I was totally misinformed, again shame on them.

  5. ALL domain registrations require that information, and they make it public unless you pay extra. It’s US law, I believe.

  6. yeah. I freaking got it. Can you take it off???

    I have another domain registered via google sites and it’s not public all that information and it’s FREE. delete your previous post while I figure the hell out how to damage control this. I want my site deleted ASAP.

  7. I can’t delete my post any more than you can delete yours.

  8. It’s US law, I believe.

    Not only in the US. I think throughout Europe also.

  9. You can delete your site, but that won’t get your information back from the spammers; it will remain public until the domain expires.

  10. Hey Raincoaster delete your direct link to my information. Are you really that mean?!!!

    Well it doesn’t work like that with google sites. I’m not giving you people my other domain name, but whois doesn’t show any of that information.

  11. I cannot delete my post any more than you can.

  12. why. why the hell would you think of doing that?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I hate exclamation marks.

  14. BTW your domain at blogspot is not a custom domain, so you didn’t have to put in that information. If you had registered a custom domain for your blogspot blog, you would have put in that information and yes, it would be public.

    If you had stuck with http://foodmakesthefun.wordpress.com/ here, you wouldn’t have had to put in that information and the information would not have become public.

  15. What a coincidence, I hate motorcycles and old men who ride them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Hating on a charity ride to raise money to fight cancer? I should have put your dox here.

    Were you really a freshman in 2004? Because you sound like one now.

  17. Oh goodness me, what a surprise!

    Poor Andy, I really do have to get that changed.

     

Seriously, Andy, I PROMISE to get that changed. Right after I’ve wrung every ounce of amusement out of this thread.

Backstory: I was the first person to have a custom domain on WordPress.com. The staff wanted it to be a surprise, so Andy registered it in his own name. Since that time, he’s gotten crazy flaming hatred from a number of people I’ve crossed online, probably including but not limited to the esteemed Sue Basko, Esq, and now including this twerp. Seriously, I very obviously don’t dox her and she goes apeshit. I should, but her mommy probably took her phone away by now anyway, so what’s the point?

By the way, her (custom domain-free) Google Site is ranhanstory.blogspot.ca/ if I’m not mistaken. And it looks like I’m not.

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The Week in Perspective

Dame Judi

Dame Judi will have none of your bullshit

Yes, it’s only Tuesday but my week tends to run from Friday to Tuesday, at least as far as DramaSec is concerned, so it’s time for a little perspective. Apparently some rando on Reddit was calling me out the other day for…commenting on Gawker. Well, guilty as charged, I do that a lot. I found out because of…a comment on Gawker.

Now, just today I was on the radio talking about money laundering and Bitcoin and the BitInstant arrests and said something like, “I’m no expert, I’ve just seen a lot of money laundering trials….gee, that sounds sort of nefarious, doesn’t it?” And indeed it did (But I have!).

As does what I said about those randos on Reddit. To wit:

Ah, so they were talking about me, were they? That doesn’t bother me. As I remarked to Magister, The Jester wants my head on a platter, the Syrian Electronic Army has been trying to hack into my accounts for months, and there’s still an #OpRaincoaster kicking around sub-groups of Anonymous. What do I care what a bunch of randos on Reddit say?

Speaking of randos, some Jester fangirls didn’t get the memo and slept in till today. Then they apparently misread the memo entirely:

To which one could only reply (as one did) with the truth.

I imagine there is yet more consternation in Jesterville tonight over that fact. The crow? Does it burn going down?

Monday #DramaSec

This came more or less out of nowhere in a Valleywag post about a sexist presentation at TechCrunch. I know plenty of dirty-minded hackers, but I don’t know any who are stupid enough to make a presentation like Titstare in front of actual investors: that’s the province of entitled Brogrammers who’ve been funded more or less since birth and think they’re god’s gift to marketing. But anyway, occasionally a groupie comes in and claims band cred and that appears to be what happened here.

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PetticoatDespotSam Biddle

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Wow. This is creepy even for a hackathon.

Since the guys seem to want to have gender-segregated hackathons by acting like sexist dicks, we’re just going to have to have more hackathons for ladies. At this point, I get weirded out going to most programming meetups without a male escort. Sunday 5:43pm

raincoasterPetticoatDespot

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I know a lot of hackers. They might snicker at this, but they’d never in a million years get up on stage and do that. These are the actions of coddled “you’re soooo brilliant” capitalist developers, not hackers.

Hackers would be too busy pulling the nudes off your phone. Yesterday 6:02am

PetticoatDespotraincoaster

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Sigh.

White hat? Grey hat? Black hat? Security hacker? Internet hacker? Gadget hacker? Code hacker? Life hacker?

You might know some hackers but you don’t seem to know what the word hacker means and the wide variety of people that the term includes. But please, mansplain to me again about hackers since I tend to date them.

Part of the problem is age-specific and part of it is sometimes cultural. If you think that hackers wouldn’t do this, you have not paid any attention at all to the sexual harassment at DevCon, including sexist presentations treating women as objects. Now shoo. Yesterday 11:28pm

raincoasterPetticoatDespot

Honey, I don’t fuck them, but I do write about them for a living. No matter what colour of hat, I know maybe five male hackers who wouldn’t have snickered at this.

If you think I’m going to “mansplain” anything to you, you’re a bigger sexist than these guys onstage. Today 1:35am

PetticoatDespotraincoaster

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Ah, so you write about the white hat social justice activist segment of Anonymous and extrapolate from that, their values and thus the values of the set of all hackers, even black hats.

I know the people who write some of the tools that they use, who lecture to them about security, and who fund some of their work projects. And no, I haven’t fucked any of those but thanks for your implication that I’m a hacker groupie because I called you on your bullshit while stating that I date hackers. I’ve been dating hackers of various varieties for over 20 years, but I do only date white hats because I value ethics. I date the kind of hacker that you write about, as well as others who share their values even if they do not do computer security work. I date hackers because I appreciate smart ethical men with opinions and there tends to be a lot of crossover.

As I mentioned, there are multiple types of hackers. I am a white hat code hacker. I also reverse engineer business rules. It’s a thing. I do penetration testing and security fixes for websites. I have been a professional programmer for 15 years and I’ve taught programming. I go to hackathons and run meetups about coding. I socialize with hackers: white and grey, security and otherwise. I am currently working on opening a feminist hackerspace with other lady hackers.

You still don’t realize that you don’t know what the term hacker means. At best, you interview hackers who want to issue a press release. At best, any information that I give about my contacts is name-dropping.

And while you’re writing about what a white hat social activist Anonymous hacker fed you which you then extrapolate to the set of all hackers, the actual topic of sexism in hacking, which I mentioned above?

http://pandodaily.com/2013/08/31/hac…

It’s funny, Ms I Know Hackers, you didn’t even correct DevCon to DefCon, which was a typo but a very significant one. DefCon, “the” hacker conference has had sexist content as part of its official programming as recent as this year. That’s that I was referencing and what you contradicted.

If you don’t know about the sexism at hacker conferences, and will contradict women when they point it out, you shouldn’t be paid to write about hackers. Today 2:13am

PetticoatDespotraincoaster

Note to mods: she exposed her name and employer previously in this thread. She is the one who volunteered that information, thus this is not doxxing in any way. This is merely a screenshot of the publicly available LinkedIn profile that links her name with the employer that she linked to.

WordPress is not a company for which one can work; it is a product made by a company of another name. I can check with my contacts there to verify your employment status, if you like.

I couldn’t find any articles by you on a Gawker site that pays for content, which is what would make them your employer. In fact, paid Gawker writers have a handle that reflects the writer’s legal name, which yours does not, most likely for legal reasons. Commenting on Gawker sites doesn’t make you an employee, so perhaps you can link to an article that Gawker Media paid you to write?

33 minutes ago

raincoasterPetticoatDespot

“This is not doxxing in any way.”

You are adorable!

Pretty much everyone who works for Gawker, and certainly everyone who works for Valleywag, knows who I am. Valleywag’s former editor Owen Thomas gave me my break into tech journalism.

Also, you don’t know how to read a LinkedIn profile if you didn’t click through and see that it said “Volunteer Tester” on both the Gawker and WordPress entries. When doxing, thoroughness is so important!

If you want to know who I am, ask some of those men you date. 13 minutes ago

This could get amusing. It could get amusing FAST.

Lloyd and Matt from WordPress

DramaSec: The Power Ballads (now with 20% more awesomeness!)

Fabulous llama iz fabulous!

Fabulous llama iz fabulous!

You know what they say: politics is showbusiness for ugly people.

Ladies and gentlemen of #DramaSec, fans of flamewars, internet drama divas, and audience members: we at the ol’ raincoaster blog are proud to present the first-ever roundup of #DramaSec power ballads. If Music is the universal language (although Money is making a strong showing lately) then let the universe ring with the sound of our over-the-top and senseless interpersonal drama, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing.

Cue The Ballad of Brett Kimberlin:

And now The Adrian Lamo Blues. Not so much a power ballad as political hipster neo-folk, but who can resist a banjo, eh?:

The next one is hard. It’s almost impossible to determine which of these is more awesome, but for very different reasons. And I’m too lazy to look up how to code a table in HTML so they go side by side, so here it is in order of jaw-droppingness, from the lesser to the greater.

The RonBryn Song. You remember Ron, right?

And now, the musical apotheosis of the internet phenomenon known as #DramaSec. If you’re an impatient type, start it at 3:31. If you enjoy insidery jokes about countries to which you’ve never been, watch the whole thing. And do not doubt me when i say this is the apotheosis of awesomenosity. Words, my friends: They will fail you as they failed me.

Julian Assange performing an 80′s power ballad with updated WikiLeaks lyrics while wearing a righteous mullet:

Selah.

It is the East, and Julian is the sun...

It is the East, and Julian is the sun…

UPDATED TO ADD:

Plus bonus lyrics to The RonBryn song, courtesy of Elvira:

Open your web browser

Pretend you’re Neal Rauhauser

That’s one way to meet Ronbryn

He is a one man PRISM

Calls tweeting journalism (He does)

Though its just a lot of jizzim, Ronbryn

If your Mercedes is explodin’

You can’t find Edward Snowden

Who ya gonna call?

Ronbryn.

Barrett Brown, Julian, Patterico, Kimberlin

Troll ‘em all, fuck ‘em up

Ronbryn

You’re a sock

What a crock

Call the doc

What the fuck

SWAT ‘em all

Troll ‘em all

Ronbryn……!

Brett Kimberlin is plottin’

Another case of SWATing

Who’s he gonna call?

Ronbryn

He’ll tweet your misdemeanor

You’ll look like Tony Weiner

Tryin’ to humor Huma Abedin

Smearing smearing smearing

All the way to Barrett’s hearing

Ever thought of disappearing, Ronbryn?