Facebook Fridays

You’d think joining a group of actual hackers would filter out the random Friday night drunks, wouldn’t you? You’d be wrong. Behold.

On the wall of the group 2600, a wild post appears, something garbled about give-backs and mentoring. JHC here appears to be importuning Adrian Lamo for mentorship, whereupon I make a crack that the one time I asked him for advice he suggested I visit the library. Whereupon things got weird. Whereupon Joseph Hostile Crank took it to private messages, as he has doubtless done with countless other completely uninterested women before me.

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  • Jeffrey H. Chryst

    do you have knowledge? I don’t care whom did what to whom. I want to know how to get where you are at.

  • Lorraine Murphy

    I’m a journalist, not a hacker. Ask Adrian.

  • Jeffrey H. Chryst

    then why put up the front. can you mentor?

    or did you put up that front because your ego gets smaller everytime he makes a post?

    you are a journalist. knowledge should be free.

  • Lorraine Murphy

    I didn’t put up any front. You got hostile on me out of nowhere, so I trolled you.

    Journalists get paid by the word.

    I think you should go offline till you sober up.

  • Jeffrey H. Chryst

    i think you should respect the nex gen.

    we will break the stories you will be frothing at the mouth for.

    you arent leet. so lets save the insults. after all, you are mingling with known pentesters and insulting the ones that are known the most. what is your MO?

  • Lorraine Murphy

    At this point my MO is to pry the creepy drunk off my leg. Go bother Adrian.

  • Jeffrey H. Chryst

    all foreplay aside, what do you know that i dont?

  • Lorraine Murphy

    Why would I tell you, asshole?

  • Jeffrey H. Chryst

    because you but the hack in hacker until you make yourself useful, bitch.


  • Lorraine Murphy

    Get off the internet till you’re sober or I’ll tell Adrian on you.

  • Jeffrey H. Chryst

    your a fed. let me start that rumor

  • Lorraine Murphy

    He doesn’t like it when people make 2600 look stupid.

    Go for it. DO IT.

    You’re not going to be able to start it though. You’re about ten years too late.\

  • Jeffrey H. Chryst

    omg, you work for the feds

  • Jeffrey H. Chryst

    you really do

  • Lorraine Murphy

    Yes, and what I’m going to do now will show you proof.

  • Jeffrey H. Chryst

    usted tiene ojos bonitos

    fed peers deep

    i love you, lets make out

    muah go fuck yourself

l33t, dude.

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DramaSec: unintended side-effects

The fearsome Goofy Elk

The fearsome Goofy Elk

One of the unintended side-effects of staring too long at a DramaSec op (previously known as Dramz, Flamewars, or Fucking Pointless Internet Drama Put Your Big Girl Panties On And Cut It Out FFS) is the contagion of the Derp Factor.

You have been warned.

Twitpic O’ the Day: If You’re Not Helping, You’re Hurting

If you're not helping, you're hurting

If you’re not helping, you’re hurting

This post was inspired by a rather heated (40 or so comments) discussion on Facebook about whether misogyny within the ranks is holding back the Occupy movement. Make no mistake: it is. If you chart the flamewars on FB alone, the male individuals against female individuals flamewars are running about double the rate of the male on male flamewars, and this is AFTER the most sensitive women left the group altogether. This came as a huge, and saddening, surprise to me; I was raised in the era of Equality, when fighting for the rights of women was as accepted as fighting for the rights of black people or the handicapped. Apparently, when we were resting on our laurels and telling ourselves we’d come a long way, baby, things slipped backwards.

But silence is a form of collusion, as this image from AnonCircle points out, and it’s time to speak out.

One of the most telling signs of the backsliding: despite that thread being prominently featured in my friends’ news feeds and in various Occupy Vancouver Facebook groups and pages, I was the only woman who commented on it publicly. In a depressing version of “the lurkers are with me” I received many private messages of hearty support from women.

I, naturally, challenged them.

“If you think that, why do you not post it? Why are you telling ME that women deserve equal respect? I already know this.”

“Because I wanted you to know I support you.”

“Then support me. Take my left flank. POST.”

Result: one comment. One is an infinite times greater than zero, so I’m counting this as progress. Courage and support are not courage or support if they melt away like a vampire in daylight.

First World Problems: the PowerPoint Slideslow

sad walrus is embarrassed for you

sad walrus is embarrassed for you

Of COURSE it’s a Powerpoint.

PowerPoint, which can be found on two hundred and fifty million computers around the world, is software you impose on other people. It allows you to arrange text and graphics in a series of pages, which you can project, slide by slide, from a laptop computer onto a screen, or print as a booklet (as Sarah Wyndham did). The usual metaphor for everyday software is the tool, but that doesn’t seem to be right here. PowerPoint is more like a suit of clothes, or a car, or plastic surgery. You take it out with you. You are judged by it—you insist on being judged by it. It is by definition a social instrument, turning middle managers into bullet-point dandies.


I am proud to say that I have stuck firmly to my Never Learning Powerpoint policy and am instead learning Prezi. I think Malcolm Gladwell would be disappointed and Marshall McLuhan would be proud, and that’s enough for me.

Speaking of First World Problems!

FOUND: Julian Assange’s Secret Father

Jackie Rogers Jr, the world's biggest celebrity

Jackie Rogers Jr, the world's biggest celebrity

This is truly shocking. While it’s no secret that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has always had a bit of the showman about him, who could have imagined that he came by it genetically. The below video provides, we believe, conclusive proof that the incomparable Jackie Rogers Jr. is, in fact, Julian Assange’s biological father. Watch and see for yourself the stunning resemblance:

Now, compare that white-hot fabulousness with the diva moves on display in the famous Julian vs John Travolta Dance-Off video below:

I think we can consider the matter settled, no?

And in related fabulousness news, click over the jump for today’s celebrity gossip links.

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