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John McAfee Accused of Murder, Wanted By Belize Police

samzenpus posted about a year and a half ago | from the bad-stuff dept.

Crime 353

New submitter thn writes "John McAfee, who started the antivirus software giant named after him, has been accused of murder in Belize and is wanted. McAfee had taken to 'posting on a drug-focused Russian message board...about his attempts to purify the psychoactive compounds colloquially known as "bath salts,"' Gizmodo wrote. The scariest aspect of this story may be the fact that an entire lab was constructed for John McAfee's research purposes. Because of his efforts to extract chemicals from natural chemical plans McAfee was able to justify his experiments in a country that is largely unregulated."

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When will they make a movie about this? (5, Funny)

Quakeulf (2650167) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960049)

I can't wait for the movie to come out!

Re:When will they make a movie about this? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960153)

I can't wait for the movie to come out!

I can. This thread is just fine without video.

From TFA:

"Elsewhere, he described his pursuit of "super perv powder" and warned about the dangers of handling the freebase version of the drug: "I had visual and auditory hallucinations and the worst paranoia of my life." He recommended that the most effective way to take a dose is via rectal insertion, a procedure known as "plugging," writing: "Measure your dose, apply a small amount of saliva to just the tip of your middle finger, press it against the dose, insert. Doesn't really hurt as much as it sounds. We're in an arena (drugs/libido) that I navigate as well as anyone on the planet here. If you take my advice about this (may sound gross to some of you perhaps), you will be well rewarded."

Apparently they did make a movie about it. It was called "2 cores, 1 antivirus."

Re:When will they make a movie about this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960309)

I do a lot of drugs and I've probably tried every method to get them into me. All else being equal, I prefer anal.

Re:When will they make a movie about this? (5, Interesting)

dubbreak (623656) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960221)

Forget McAfee. I want a movie about Henry Nicholas [vanityfair.com] of Broadcom. Henry was living large: drugs, prostitutes, secret sex lair being built under his house while his family lived in it.. It's as though he was living his life just to make a crazy movie about it.

McAfee? I don't want to watch a movie about some some guy that is obsessed with taking drugs rectally.

Re:When will they make a movie about this? (5, Insightful)

Hatta (162192) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960579)

With as many obscenely rich people as there are, why don't we hear more about this type of thing? Is the average hundred millionaire really boring, or are they just better at keeping secrets? If you have a hundred million, why wouldn't you build a sex dungeon?

Re:When will they make a movie about this? (1)

Xemu (50595) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960275)

I can't wait for the movie to come out!

I hope John's 17 year old belizian girlfriend (!!!) will be given a prominent role in the movie
and that the movie will be set in a sunny, warm, moist climate

I could do a pretty decent job of playing John, come to think of it

Re:When will they make a movie about this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960361)

I hope it goes even deeper. I hope somehow Intel gets tied into all this and it leads to a massive sell off of their stocks, they announce Bankruptcy, and they sell Intel Corporation to Symantec!

Re:When will they make a movie about this? (1)

icebike (68054) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960529)

Corporate Name change expected. Film at 11.

Re:When will they make a movie about this? (1)

OakDragon (885217) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960605)

Reminds me of "Breaking Bad". McAfee doesn't have cancer, does he?

It's about time (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960057)

He already murdered my computer with his insanely slow Security Suite.

Maybe he'll share a prison cell with Hans Reiser (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960393)

ReiserFS - For when you need to partition your wife.

Re:It's about time (1)

partyguerrilla (1597357) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960403)

I heard the detection rate is killer.

Re:It's about time (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960493)

That's when he was thinking clearly. Now he thinks he's a genius pharmacologist of the mad scientist variety, set up shop in Belize for access to more hardcore shit, and got himself all fucked up on bath salts.

Imagine what that scary motherfucker is up to now...

Re:It's about time (0)

blind biker (1066130) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960507)

I can top that: F-secure anti-virus. That thing is the most toxic piece of software ever created; it really, quite literally slows your computer to a crawl.

UPDATE (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960067)

FTA: Update 1:37 p.m. PT To include additional information from CBS that indicates McAfee is not wanted for the killing of Gregory Faull as Gizmodo previously reported but is only wanted for questioning at this time.

Re:UPDATE (0)

milbournosphere (1273186) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960141)

Mod parent up, please.

Re:UPDATE (5, Insightful)

jellomizer (103300) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960181)

No No you got it wrong. News isn't about fact, it is about making people guilty in the eyes of society so they can be shunned from society, because our normal court system is designed to try to make sure innocent people go free.

Re:UPDATE (5, Funny)

Kenja (541830) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960217)

So its was another McAfee false positive?

Re:UPDATE (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960281)

An relevant update for McAfee taking too long? Well, I never.

Re:UPDATE (1)

WiiVault (1039946) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960347)

I seriously almost fucking died from choking on my lunch reading this. Cheers!

Re:UPDATE (2)

Nimey (114278) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960539)

And that's the thread, folks!

Re:UPDATE (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960231)

Gizmodo's article says that the police says that McAffee's neighbor was murdered and robbed. They don't say anything about McAffee's involvement.

It would seem reasonable to question the neighbors when someone is murdered.

Re:UPDATE (2)

MightyYar (622222) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960287)

Forget the murder... McAfee is taking drugs via his butt? What... the... hell?

Re:UPDATE (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960319)

What's so "what the hell" about that? Suppositories are a real thing and they exist for a reason.

Re:UPDATE (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960391)

We're not talking about Preparation H here.

Just so we are clear on things.....

Re:UPDATE (2)

mrclisdue (1321513) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960519)

I'm just trying to do a bong hit anally and no one seems to mind that I'm bogarting.

I had chili for lunch tho', so I suspect the others are fearing the blue dart....

cheers,

Re:UPDATE (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960397)

I accept that way of thinking on the medicinal level but when it's a recreational drug? That's a whole different story.

Re:UPDATE (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960569)

Eh, people do all sorts of crazy and/or disgusting things under that umbrella. Why not throw suppositories in there too?

Re:UPDATE (1)

wisnoskij (1206448) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960313)

Well if he is wanted for questioning with regard to the murder, and is potentially a suspect. Well that is the same thing.

No one is saying he has been proved guilty, but it sounds like he is a suspect or person of interest.

Gizmodo was the primary source? (5, Insightful)

SuperBanana (662181) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960385)

A Gawker Networks site got something wrong?

In a sensationalist fashion?

SHOCKING.

Seriously, why does everyone still put up with those fucktards? Their level of incompetence has crossed from believable to they-must-be-doing-it-on-purpose-for-page-hits.

Re:UPDATE (5, Funny)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960405)

FTA: Update 1:37 p.m. PT To include additional information from CBS that indicates McAfee is not wanted for the killing of Gregory Faull as Gizmodo previously reported but is only wanted for questioning at this time.

You have to cut Gizmodo some slack here - they got their information from a phone they found in a bar.

I'm Confused! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960071)

A software anti-virus maker is venturing into real life bio anti-virus?

history repeating itself? (5, Funny)

maweki (999634) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960075)

So is his company then going the way of ReiserFS?

Re:history repeating itself? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960131)

It's not even March 6th.

Re:history repeating itself? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960195)

I doubt it...
https://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NASDAQ:INTC

Re:history repeating itself? (1)

Coffee Warlord (266564) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960205)

I was gonna say, he can share a cell with Hans and they can get to work on a cracking new product.

Re:history repeating itself? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960515)

I was gonna say, he can share a cell with Hans and they can get to work on a cracking new product.

An antivirus program that directly integrates with the filesystem, right down to development? Are you really, REALLY sure that's the cracking new product you want?

Linux (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960077)

What is it with these linux guys ... oh, wait! Nevermind...

Sounds familiar ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960079)

Well when Hans Reiser was thrown in jail, work on ReiserFS halted; which was sad because it was halfway useful to some people. Hopefully now, that POS software that McAfee puts out will stop.

Re:Sounds familiar ... (1)

jellomizer (103300) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960225)

{partial sarcasm}Well that is the problem with Open Source software when the creator stops being involved in the product the product in essence dies and goes on the waste side, as there is a loss of interest in the product. While commercial apps have teams of people and if it makes money it will continue on with the loss of it leader and it can even move from company to company{/partial sarcasm}

Re:Sounds familiar ... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960337)

The reason reiserFS went the way it did is because nobody around understands it the way Hans did (mathematically) that can also do the programming work... and also has the want to do so without compensation.

Re:Sounds familiar ... (3)

TemporalBeing (803363) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960565)

{partial sarcasm}Well that is the problem with Open Source software when the creator stops being involved in the product the product in essence dies and goes on the waste side, as there is a loss of interest in the product. While commercial apps have teams of people and if it makes money it will continue on with the loss of it leader and it can even move from company to company{/partial sarcasm}

Sarcasm aside, Not necessarily.

With Open Source (FOSS, FLOSS - whatever you want to call it) if the creator stops being involved, the community behind it can pick it up. If there isn't enough community interest, then it falls by the wayside, but then it was either too early or not interesting enough.

With Commercial, if the business has a problem (e.g. the CEO gets indicted) and goes under, or is in serious question; then there is no one else to turn to. Your saving grace would be if someone bought it out and continued the product, but there's no guarantee that will happen and most companies won't want to toss the financial resources to buy the company if they don't think the product is worth it - e.g. there's a cheaper alternative.

For Hans and ReiserFS, RFS4 got continued by the community, but its still problematic and will now never make it to the mainline kernel. For McAfee, well, there's a sufficiently large corportate entity that nothing will happen - it'll go on, and if necessary change its name to avoid bad associated publicity due to any trial or bad outcome for Mr. McAfee.

Yep (1)

aquarajustin (1070708) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960081)

I've always thought McAfee felt a bit over-engineered. This explains a lot.

Oblig (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960089)

Looks like this story has the potential to go....

*sunglasses*

Viral.

Yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!

But unfortunately... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960315)

...it's far from being Gangnam Style.

Re:But unfortunately... (0)

someone1234 (830754) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960363)

It is Ganxta Style

gizmodo is the only source (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960091)

I'll wait until someone else confirms. Possibly Netcraft.

Re:gizmodo is the only source (2, Interesting)

milbournosphere (1273186) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960129)

You make a good point. Other sources are picking up the story, but they all come back to Gizmodo. Can it be? Did Gawker *gasp* actually get a scoop on something?

What the Heck. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960095)

Running a rather boring software company to description like some sort of supervillain, thats quite a transition.

Dear god let his compound contain an active volcano lair.

Re:What the Heck. (2)

RabidReindeer (2625839) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960249)

Running a rather boring software company to description like some sort of supervillain, thats quite a transition.

Dear god let his compound contain an active volcano lair.

With a shark pool. With...

Ah, you know the rest!

Re:What the Heck. (1)

jellomizer (103300) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960265)

Do you realize how much insurance costs for an active volcano lair! Besides you are open to an OSHA suite from your minions.

Moon base that is where it is at.

haw (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960101)

Put him in a cell with Reiser...

Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (0, Troll)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960117)

Sounds a lot like what people think a libertarian paradise should look like: low regulation, freedom to do almost anything you want on your property, etc. Little did they mention that it means having to keep a personal standing army around, negotiating with other local power brokers, securing health care through direct, personal efforts, and all kinds of other fun stuff that makes dealing with the IRS a happy fun time walk in the park.

To me, this sounds like it's some local payback for McAfee having failed to do much negotiating with local power brokers. If you want to be your own island, it means you also do your own foreign policy. As a result, I have little compassion for McAfee, or little interest in the story. It pretty much just confirm what I always suspected was going to happen to assholes with money pursuing their liberal fantasy.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960163)

Look, its another person twisting Libertarianism in to something it isn't so it sounds unpleasent to people who don't know any better.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (5, Insightful)

RabidReindeer (2625839) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960359)

Look, its another person twisting Libertarianism in to something it isn't so it sounds unpleasent to people who don't know any better.

Looks like you've got your work cut out for you, because what most of my self-described Libertarian friends say would fit right into this stereotype. I.e., indistinguishable from pure anarchy. Basing that on the 2 most of-repeated "Libertarian" maxims:

A) Government Regulation is Evil. Admittedly if you corner them, you can usually get a self-described Libertarian to confess that there's room for regulation, but when operating on auto-pilot they tend to forget to mention that. There's no clearly-defined ground rules for us outsiders to understand.

B) Taxes are Theft. Because apparently whatever government functions are admissible under Libertarianism are funded by the fairies. A belief also promoted liberally in recent years by the Conservative crowd who took the "tax" out of tax-and-spend, but not the "spend".

There's you a starting point. It's up to you to take the ball and run with it. Have fun!

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960535)

indistinguishable from pure anarchy.

With all due respect, if you're unable to distinguish anarchy from libertarianism you should probably just shut the fuck up about political systems and go back to jacking it to reruns of Star Trek.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960601)

Looks like you've got your work cut out for you, because what most of my self-described Libertarian friends say would fit right into this stereotype. I.e., indistinguishable from pure anarchy.

That's because your friends have realized they've moved from being Libertarian to an AnaCap. When they finally realize it is you'll love the conversations you're going to have.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (2, Insightful)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960187)

After actually RTFA'ing the whole thing, and not just the first paragraph, it looks like this might be also a lot about the story of a drug abuser falling prey to some subtle secondary effects of his drug of choice. If he was as keen on experimenting with bath salts and other psychotropic drugs as he seems to be, I fully would expect him to lose it at some point. Who knows if he actually committed the murder - but there's all kinds of other lessons in here.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960201)

Sounds a lot like what people think a libertarian paradise should look like

Only people who know fuck-all about Libertarianism.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (0)

MrEricSir (398214) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960349)

Funny how whenever someone cites an example of libertarianism not working, a bunch of libertarians jump out and say "No, that's not libertarianism!"

Why is this funny? Because communists always used to do the same thing. Seems like all political extremists share the same methodology.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (2)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960509)

Seems like all political extremists share the same methodology.

What qualifies as 'extreme' is subjective.

But of course, this is likely not limited to just 'extremists'. People generally don't want to be wrong, after all. Then of course there is the fact that people who really, really don't like something would probably want to blame everything that goes wrong on the thing that they don't like.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960557)

No true Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960585)

On slashdor Libertarians also get mod points. Almost every post I've ever made here that was critical of Libertarianism has been modded down. Gives you a good idea of how much liberty would be extended to critics in a Libertarian regime.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960597)

Funny how whenever someone cites an entirely subjective, blatantly false example of libertarianism not working, a bunch of libertarians jump out and say "No, that's not libertarianism!"

Of course we do; what would you expect, for us stand idly by as ignorami infect the world with their fallacious thinking? That's just not the Libertarian way.

Why is this funny? Because communists always used to do the same thing. Seems like all political extremists share the same methodology.

Kinda like how McCarthy and his ilk would label people he didn't agree with as "communist," then convince the ignorant masses that these "communists" were horrible, horrible 'political extremists,' even in spite of a complete lack of evidence?

Yea, funny, that.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960355)

Sounds a lot like what people think a libertarian paradise should look like

Only people who know fuck-all about Libertarianism.

Ya! Where's the gold standard, dammit?

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (1)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960517)

Yeah, I know, Libertarianism always leads to paradise on earth, and ipso facto, anything that isn't paradise isn't Libertarianism. Well, you got that right. Exactly like how communism has never actually been properly implemented.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960241)

Stfu dittohead. Your guy lost, get over it.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960247)

Because no one ever gets murdered in police states? I don't think I understand your premise.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960289)

Your imaginary tale of what libertarianism "should look like" says a lot more about your ignorance of libertarianism than it does about actual libertarianism.

Could you explain where libertarianism enters this story at all? I R'ed TFA, and I sure don't see any mention of it.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960351)

Though you're going to get flamed for this, it definitely has an element of truth.

Compare to Ayn ("Individual Rights Uber Alles") Rand's positive regard and writing regarding William Edward Hickman, serial-killer and dismemberer of children.

What did Rand admire so much about Hickman? His sociopathic qualities: "Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should," she wrote, gushing that Hickman had "no regard whatsoever for all that society holds sacred, and with a consciousness all his own. He has the true, innate psychology of a Superman. He can never realize and feel 'other people.'"

Source, among others [nakedcapitalism.com]

One might doubt her intent in saying that, if it didn't sound exactly like the "virtues" of all her mainline "heroes" of her novels.

It's a mistake to evaluate any worldview based on what it would be in an ideal world. The world isn't ideal. The relevant question is what does the worldview result in after "bending" in response to actual reality--as it always does.

Re:Pitfalls of a libertarian paradise (1)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960559)

Spot on. Quite frankly, I think most American Libertarians should call themselves Randians. They worship her books, and are actually pretty far removed from classic Libertarians like Locke.

Whigger ran out of money (0)

Rogerborg (306625) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960147)

Went from "honoured guest" to "undesirable individual" in one bounced check.

Links to the previous McAfee story ... (2)

thrill12 (711899) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960169)

As reported on Slashdot here [slashdot.org] ? I wonder if they were tracking him down back then for posession of a Luger 9mm.

That being said... (4, Interesting)

thrill12 (711899) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960209)

These guns [channel5belize.com] found in the McAfee place and this Luger 9mm [gunlistings.org] do have similarities to the untrained eye.

Re:That being said... (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960447)

What's so special about that? I'm more curious as to WTF is with all those shotguns. Especially the one with the rifle scope (slugs or sabot then?)

Re:That being said... (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960513)

Not sure what he used them for, but in places where rifles are not allowed for deer hunting scoped slug guns are pretty popular. Also pretty popular for turkey guns, since a very tight choke is used.

I thnik that the correct meme is (1)

JonySuede (1908576) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960189)

I think that the correct meme is MDPV is as worst as smoked meth, news at 11

This is just bizarre. (1)

AwesomeMcgee (2437070) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960197)

Really, just trying to imagine in my head any of the countless software engineers I've ever known moving on to generate a story like this.. It's just weird.

hehe (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960203)

when a legalized money laundering country screws you for murder your fucked....

Not wanted for murder (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960207)

He's wanted for questioning, not murder at this point in time.

Surprising...... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960213)

Also surprisingly, in yesterdays news from Belize, he donated a whole bunch of equipment to the same police that now wants to question him....:)

http://www.7newsbelize.com/index.php#story12 [7newsbelize.com] [7newsbelize.com]
http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/78161 [channel5belize.com] [channel5belize.com]

Maybe not so surprising!! :)

Can anyone parse the final sentence? (2)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960253)

Because of his efforts to extract chemicals from natural chemical plans McAfee was able to justify his experiments in a country that is largely unregulated."

Err... what? What's meant by "natural chemical plans" here? And why would he have to justify his experiments if the country is largely unregulated?

Re:Can anyone parse the final sentence? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960419)

You're right, it's poorly constructed and that makes it vague, and open to multiple interpretations.

Could mean:

Because of his efforts to extract chemicals from sources using processes generally regarded as "natural" (ie: boiling, heating, mixing, but not involving unusual or caustic solvents), McAfee was able to justify his experiments (as legal) in a country that does not regulate such practices.

Or maybe:

Because of his efforts to extract naturally occurring chemicals from plan(t)s[sic] using simple plans freely available on the internet, McAfee was able to justify his experiments (as legal) in a country that does not regulate such practices.

Re:Can anyone parse the final sentence? (1)

John Hasler (414242) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960503)

They are expressing their horror at the very thought of people doing things without permission.

Re:Can anyone parse the final sentence? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960543)

Because of his efforts to extract chemicals from natural chemical plans McAfee was able to justify his experiments in a country that is largely unregulated."

Err... what? What's meant by "natural chemical plans" here? And why would he have to justify his experiments if the country is largely unregulated?

Ummm, he forgot to bribe the local officials?

Hence the "murder" charge to remind him?

I can see a collaborative project coming on (1)

Chrisq (894406) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960261)

The Reiser-McAfee project!

CSI: Belize (4, Funny)

Ardipithecus (985280) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960263)

FTA:
apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head
apparently dead

The local CSI team is verifying the facts

Re:CSI: Belize (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960411)

"[...] where they saw 52 year old U.S National Mr. GREGORY VIANT FAULL, of the said address, lying face up in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head apparently dead."

They are describing what the police reported seeing upon their arrival: Mr. Faull, lying face up in a pool of blood, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head, apparently dead when they arrived.

"Looks on first inspection like a gunshot wound" doesn't necessarily mean it *is* a gunshot wound, and that assessment needs to be confirmed by a coroner. So yes, it was "an apparent gunshot wound."

"Dead when we arrived," is different than "alive when we arrived, but died en route," and they're both different from "Alive when we arrived, but died 3 days later in the hospital," and "no apparent heartbeat or breathing, but we started CPR and he resuscitated." All of these can be consistent with someone "apparently dead" upon arrival, but not actually dead after further investigation and treatment.

But you know, I guess it's more important to be a smug twat and demonstrate your lack of reading comprehension than it is to actually learn to read, huh?

Re:CSI: Belize (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960461)

If they don't have a publicly releasable autopsy report available then of course you're going to get these "apparently" statements. It's obvious when you look at it but you can't be legally "certain" until someone pronounces them dead and determines the cause of death.

Re:CSI: Belize (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960573)

If they don't have a publicly releasable autopsy report available then of course you're going to get these "apparently" statements. It's obvious when you look at it but you can't be legally "certain" until someone pronounces them dead and determines the cause of death.

Yeah, you never know, all that brain matter on the wall might suddenly spring to life and hop back in the guy's head.

Re:CSI: Belize (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960463)

They're still working on making a GUI using Visual Basic.

Re:CSI: Belize (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960593)

That's a "Graphical User Interface Interface", not just a GUI.

The plight of the nerd (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960339)

The specific properties of the drugs he was attempting to isolate also fit in well with what those closest to him have reported: that he is an enthusiastic amateur pharmacologist with a longstanding interest in drugs that induce sexual behavior in women. Indeed, former friends of McAfee have said he could be extremely persistent and devious in trying to coerce women who rebuff his advances to have sex with him.

You see ladies, what we male nerds have to turn to? Stop being so uptight.

Re:The plight of the nerd (1)

snspdaarf (1314399) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960603)

You see ladies, what we male nerds have to turn to? Stop being so uptight.

They know.
Boon: Now, she should be good-looking, but we're willing to trade looks for a certain... morally casual attitude.
Katy: You mean you want someone he can screw on the first date.

The weirdest thing is the choice of drug. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960353)

What I find the most strange about this, by far, is that the drug was MDPV. It is awful, dangerous, unpleasant stuff in general (based on reports - I've never taken it). The market for "bath salts" is pretty much 99% people who live in isolated areas or don't know the people to get something better. It's legal (or used to be), and can be ordered online easily. That's it. That's it's only appeal.

For actual people who enjoy mind-expanders and occasional responsible drug use, if they can get it they'll take vastly safer and more enjoyable things like LSD and MDMA.

MDPV is dangerous and for desperate people. McAfee really should be able to do better.

Weird I say.

Fall from grace (space) (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960473)

I'm safe in an undisclosed location plotting something "hypersexual" with my left hand.

BTW all ur computers are infected with bathsalt zombie goo.

--stuffmonger

More drug hysteria (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960475)

And the link between the murder, and bath-salts is....
The hysteria in the U.S. over recreational drug use is amazing. For example, all the news stories about Johnny Lewis mentioned police speculation that he was on the drug "smiles" when he went berserk, despite there being no evidence whatseover of this. e.g.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/actor-johnny-lewis-suspected-taking-drug-smiles-killings/story?id=17346564
Time and time again, these speculative drug links make a big splash in the media, and then by the time they prove false, no one cares.
I would have thought Slashdot was a bit more into looking at the evidence before making wild speculation, but apparently not.

More drug hysteria (4, Interesting)

wwwrench (464274) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960483)

And the link between the murder, and bath-salts is.... The hysteria in the U.S. over recreational drug use is amazing. For example, all the news stories about Johnny Lewis mentioned police speculation that he was on the drug "smiles" when he went berserk, despite there being no evidence whatseover of this. e.g. http://abcnews.go.com/US/actor-johnny-lewis-suspected-taking-drug-smiles-killings/story?id=17346564 [go.com] Time and time again, these speculative drug links make a big splash in the media, and then by the time they prove false, no one cares. I would have thought Slashdot was a bit more into looking at the evidence before making wild speculation, but apparently not.

Belize News (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41960495)

http://edition.channel5belize.com/?s=mcafee

locally from what is happening in Belize with Mcafee

Why? (4, Insightful)

biodata (1981610) | about a year and a half ago | (#41960595)

Why might the scariest part of the story be that he built a lab?
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