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There is a [Conspiracy Thread] here, and I will seek it out!

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx I look for scarlet and you look for ultraviolet Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    Hevach wrote: »
    Another one that keeps coming up in crappy site security: Single page authentication. Once you're in the door they don't check your credentials anymore and if you know or can find a URL the server will give it to you without question.

    Repeat after me: authentication does not equal authorization.

    Shiiit, not with that attitude

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  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    When you hire a third year CSC student on the cheap and he pieces together his code off Stackexchange you're lucky to have either.

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  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited July 7


    First couple posts in this thread are about the garbage people and swarms of bots that had early accounts, but continues with a lot of API tinkering and code digging. Looks like it does have authentication/authorization problems. For example, he was able to get OTHER PEOPLE'S mute and block lists:



    So, yeah, there's gonna be more hacks I expect.


    They're also just straight up scraping content from Twitter rather than doing their own stuff:

    Including letting some people import their Twitter numbers to let them have more GETTR followers than there are GETTR accounts:

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Just read about how easily and frequently Doomsday Preppers get grifted. One company mentioned listed this endless survival package with and fortified Haven (capitalized, of course) where people could hide safe from the hordes of collapsing civilization...which consisted entirely of a single house by a lake that's literally lined with lakehouses and docks. People pay out millions supposedly for bunkers and hideouts only to get fleeced, and I think it's hilarious. They think they will protect their families from the End of the World and they can't protect themselves from a con man.

    It's always a grift.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Mayabird wrote: »
    Just read about how easily and frequently Doomsday Preppers get grifted. One company mentioned listed this endless survival package with and fortified Haven (capitalized, of course) where people could hide safe from the hordes of collapsing civilization...which consisted entirely of a single house by a lake that's literally lined with lakehouses and docks. People pay out millions supposedly for bunkers and hideouts only to get fleeced, and I think it's hilarious. They think they will protect their families from the End of the World and they can't protect themselves from a con man.

    It's always a grift.

    I do what I like to call sane prepping and the end of the world folks can be straight up unhinged. It sucks sometimes wading through the crap to find some actual useful information for an emergency situation.

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Update on McAfee's suicide: he was broke, having blown all his fortune on bizarre mega-mansions that he didn't even live in. He was turning to the grift because he was so bad at handling money, which flowed out of his accounts faster than he could put it in. So, his real estate ventures being a collapsing house of cards, him being a narcissist and (my speculation) him going through weird withdrawals from all the drugs he had been making but couldn't get in jail, it's again, really unsurprising that he would suicide.

  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    McAfee didn't turn he was always a grifter. He bullshitted his way into software development claiming qualifications he never had and although he did legitimately create (from what we know) a pretty revolutionary program, he also fed into 90s super-virus fear mongering to scare more people and companies into buying his products.

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  • RiboflavinRiboflavin Registered User regular
    McAfee's wife continues to say it wasn't a suicide on twitter. Although I'm unsure if she believes this or if it is to make more interest in a book deal down the line I don't know. I read the "suicide" note but it doesn't really sound like a suicide note to me but I'm no expert on suicide notes. I'm a little split on this one. He could have committed suicide or he could have been suicided. I think he probably had dirt on people with no proof from his drug dealing, hacking days but also drugs can make you super paranoid. I think his dead man switch talk was all paranoia and bluff. I would totally read a book about his crazy life and death.

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  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    I can 100% believe McAffee went off the deep end with his money and killed himself, intentionally or otherwise.

    I can also 100% believe that he cheated the wrong person and it finally caught up with him.

    But he was just another asshole who got rich via theft and cheating people, so it's less a matter of "who killed him?" and more a matter of "who fucking cares?"

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    To the extent that there's anyone at the wheel of the veering plague ship that is Qanon, I wonder if this is an attempt by someone, or a group of someones, to make the movement seem more legitimate by taking aim at a party that's more likely to actually be guilty of what they're being accused of.

    I suppose it's more likely that this is just an example of trying to burn down your neighbor's house only to see the flames spread to your own.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited August 5
    The plane has no pilot. He was drunk at the wheel but he jumped out months ago. It was only a matter of time before the passengers started turning on the wolves in their own paddock when the roving packs outside keep failing to appear. The Christian-right alliance was always on shaky ground (they were already attacking the Catholics and Mormons years ago). The real sign to panic will be when they turn on somebody like Gaetz.

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  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    QAnon seems to generally hate all authority figures except Donald Trump and anyone who voices full-throated, unwavering loyalty to Trump. With churches embracing at least the fringes of the conspiracy movement it was probably just a matter of time before it turned on church leaders for not being sufficiently devout in worshiping Trump. Pence was, I'm pretty sure, a hero in their weird secret war fanfiction until he failed to overturn the election and then out came the nooses and torches.

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    edited August 18
    So how's Ron Watkin's latest grift going? He started a site all about UFOs and aliens a couple months ago and posted what he claims is a UFO video he just shot from his house. No one's buying it.

    We'll probably be hearing back from Q by the end of the year.

    Mayabird on
  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited August 18
    QAnon seems to generally hate all authority figures except Donald Trump and anyone who voices full-throated, unwavering loyalty to Trump. With churches embracing at least the fringes of the conspiracy movement it was probably just a matter of time before it turned on church leaders for not being sufficiently devout in worshiping Trump. Pence was, I'm pretty sure, a hero in their weird secret war fanfiction until he failed to overturn the election and then out came the nooses and torches.

    QAnon cribbed its best material off the Satanic Panic and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Evangelical churches haven't been just dabbling with this rhetoric recently, they have been slinging this shit around for almost a century.

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    QAnon seems to generally hate all authority figures except Donald Trump and anyone who voices full-throated, unwavering loyalty to Trump. With churches embracing at least the fringes of the conspiracy movement it was probably just a matter of time before it turned on church leaders for not being sufficiently devout in worshiping Trump. Pence was, I'm pretty sure, a hero in their weird secret war fanfiction until he failed to overturn the election and then out came the nooses and torches.

    QAnon cribbed its best material off the Satanic Panic and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Evangelical churches haven't been just dabbling with this rhetoric recently, they have been slinging this shit around for almost a century.

    Speaking of, Will Eisner (of Eisner Award fame) wrote a very good graphic novel biography of the Protocols, The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It came out the year he died (2005) and is well worth reading.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    And if you're not into book learnin', America's new favorite podcast "Behind the Bastards" did their typical two-episode dives on both the Satanic Panic and the Protocols.

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    edited August 19
    The anti-vax extremism spiral continues towards the rejection of all medicine: They're rejecting blood transfusions now, because they can't get unvaccinated blood. They've been requesting to only get blood from unvaccinated donors, except of course nobody actually keeps track of that, a majority of blood donors would be vaccinated just by numbers, and frankly, I doubt antivaxxers can get over their narcissism long enough to think about giving their precious bodily fluids away freely anyway. So yeah, over 90% of the current US whole blood supply has COVID antibodies one way or another in it, so in order to not get magic microchips in their systems, they're refusing.

    I would like to enjoy watching them die because I am completely out of sympathy for them, only I had a bandmate in school who was a Jehovah's Witness, and when he got in an accident and needed a transfusion to live, his mom refused and he died. Jehovah's Witnesses are all about killing their kids but almost always getting it themselves, and I'm sure these antivaxxers will be exactly the same.

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