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Weekend tech reading: LulzSec disbands after 50 days of mayhem

By Matthew · 30 replies
Jun 26, 2011
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  1. Rockstar hackers LulzSec go out on a high Love them or loathe them, LulzSec, the mysterious group of hackers who got near-celebrity status with their showy cyber attacks on PBS, Sony…

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    INB4 whining about what lulzsec did and useless discussions about the morality of their actions.
  3. Teenage cowards. It was fun being a thug until a measured response began to take shape against them. Righteousness? Morality? A cause? Likely they'd find a door open and then dreamed up the rationale to make it appear their targets were chosen in advance. Now we can enjoy watching the tanks roll over them. Script kiddies unplugged.
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I was surprised at the high percentage of pre-op trannies in LulzSec.
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I was surprised at the guest who was too retarded to read the INB4 statement. We knew what people were going to say so I posted that so we wouldn't have to read it yet another time.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,516   +2,312

    No, you posted that so that you wouldn't have to read it. Well that, and preemptively affording yourself the last word.

    When was it that you became a moderator, if you don't mind my asking?
  7. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 706   +69

    Apple makes profit...you sure bet they do they sell $400 computers for 1k a piece! Also really looking forward to Guild wars 2, btw it won't run on a mac. =p
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,516   +2,312

    What are you talking about?
  9. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +121

    Xavier de Leon, aka Xavier Kaotico, aka Sabu (lulzsec's leader), has some serious splainin to do. I sense an FBI party van in his very near future.
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    The second and last articles in the roundup. =)
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,516   +2,312

    So then, are those comments on topic? Must I now read the entire roundup in order to render the comments seemingly congruent? Would commenting on other items in the roundup be considered on topic?

    Has the thread heading now effectively been rendered meaningless?......Ad Naseum...:confused:

    The powers that be probably didn't think we could be trusted with the Apple profit margin story, as a header. Somebody might start an argument! But after all, isn't that what op-ed is about, arguing?.......I am :confused: still.
  12. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Talk to management, I'm just visitor. =)

    But I will agree that the LulzSec subject may warrant its own in depth article in the coming week. Its turning into a little soap opera with quite a cast.





  13. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 828   +32

    Well, the comment page is located beneath the roundup, so technically, anything listed in the roundup is fair game to discuss. But very few of the articles are worthy of discussion. Since I've been on this site, the most that's ever been discussed was 3 articles at once, but usually it's just 2, or some times even only 1. It just depends on the article.
  14. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I never once acted as a moderator. I'm simply sick of people repeating the same things that we've all seen before. It's the same as when someone comments on how macs are overpriced or how iphones are so locked down, we all know and there's no reason to point it out again.

    Nice try with your attempt to try and paint me as a backseat moderator though, unfortunately it wasn't successful.

    Hey If I could sell people stuff for $600 more than an equivalent product just because my company makes them out of shiny recycled soda cans I would do it.
  15. lol what a bunch of losers. hope you have fun rotting in jail, the FBI and CIA won't stop tracking you guys down just because you won't hack anymore!
  16. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    They have no leads. They have NOTHING. It's like trying to solve a cold case from 1843, there are no leads and it's basically impossible to do. Lulzsec got off scot free. Now whether or not them stopping was due to fear of being arrested is up for debate. But they aren't going to get caught.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,516   +2,312

    Well, if you don't want to read comments, don't. The system allows guests and members alike to comment on any given subject. Simply because you don't want to view them, is of no significance. As I said before, your post was nothing more than preemptive attempt to get in the last word, by making it the last.

    The range of opinion on any given subject is in fact limited. That said, there will always be repetition of comment, pro or con, every time a same or similar subject arises.

    If you've personally moved past this triviality, pettiness, and redundancy, might I suggest that perhaps another site exists for more evolved individuals such as yourself, and perhaps you should, "seek out new life forms and civilizations". (To pinch a phrase).

    Personally, I welcome guest comments, adversarial or otherwise. (I might say I don't, but in my heart I do).

    And quite frankly, trying to specify what you're willing to "accept" in the way of comments on any particular thread is in fact, back seat moderating.

    So, for now, we'll let management decide. Should I click on the, "please explain the first amendment to Princeton button"?
  18. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    So Seagate is introducing hard drives for tablets?

  19. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    The first amendment only applies to people residing in countries that have such an act. Perhaps you were unaware that other countries exist in the world that don't have a "first amendment". I live in Canada which has the "Charter of Rights and Freedoms." and although it is similar to the first amendment of other countries it does hold key differences. Even if I did live in one of those countries your point would be nullified as I would also be covered by the first amendment making my post valid as well. If I am given the freedom of speech than I can say that I don't like people repeating things over and over, and there's nothing you can do about it.

    As for "back seat moderating". If I did not state it was a rule or guideline it isn't backseat moderating. You yourself have just ranted about the first amendment which allows individuals to give their opinions, and that's exactly what I did. Therefore you yourself have said that what I did was perfectly fine as it was me expressing my opinion about the actions that someone made.
  20. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Because if they had any sort of info relating to who actually did it they wouldn't have arrested two people who were not members. One of which only had connections to lulzsec because he hosted one of their IRC channels and the other had no connection whatsoever. Lulzsec basically wiped their tracks clean and we have no evidence to support that the government has any information that could help them catch the hackers.

    I love your little fallacy there. You're not reliable for reasons I'm not going to state but I'm reliable and you should trust me that there are leads.

    And of course the classic Ad hominem that you decided to place in your second sentence. Perhaps you should take lessons on arguments from captaincranky. He's quite verbose and knows how to make an argument that doesn't resort to name calling or consist of logical fallacies.
  21. Jesus Christ, Princeton and captaincranky are some of the worst whiny ***** I've seen on the Internet in a long time. As if comments on the actual articles in the roundup are worse than you two bickering like like a pair of old poofs.
  22. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,516   +2,312

    Just a quick question, "how long have you been trolling the internet, and who are you comparing us to"? Since I've been bestowed with the honored title of "worst", I'm curious as to who I beat out for the crown.
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    @Guest # 23
    If the law 'in the land of the free i.e. US' was as powerful as you say it is, then a police officer wouldn't be telling a labor rights supporter that 'First Amendment is an old law' ........ go figure.

    Now law is only as potent as people who are enforcing it, want it to be, do you know that the same CIA (I am sure others are too) have been given powers to troll through your garbage bins (without a warrant) during the night if they think you are a security threat? I am sure you don't and that is the most less intrusive of things I am telling. But don't worry, if things continue to make progress in this direction, I wouldn't be surprised to see enactment of laws similar to Nazis. All the while your so called 'leaders' make merry while helping their wealthy masters to tighten their noose even further to milk every last drop of blood from working classes.

    And to the Canadians, at least they treat humans as one should, unlike your pitiful pothole, where the big business with help of governments and the right wing politicians continue to drumbeat benefits of capitalism, whereas, in reality they are supporting the biggest socialism (and imperial as well) project on the planet i.e. US military (which by the way doesn't want to follow or abide by any law, national or international). Talk about contradictions and paradoxes ...... :rolleyes:
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,516   +2,312

    Yeah, but that's only because your government is newer. Give it time, s*** will learn to roll uphill to y'all.

    Besides, Canada is two different countries, isn't it?

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