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McAfee Was Not Captured

samzenpus posted about a year and a half ago | from the man-on-the-run dept.

Crime 150

netbuzz writes "As rumors and news reports of John McAfee's alleged capture circulated widely yesterday – fueled by McAfee's own blog and blogging cohorts – police and other authorities in Belize denied that they had the man in custody and, well, they should have been believed. McAfee surfaced earlier this morning and had this to say in a blog post: 'We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet.' He also painted a picture of his 'escape' that could have been taken from a bad spy novel."

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Ah, this was to be expected, folks. (5, Funny)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170031)

Another false positive.

Re:Ah, this was to be expected, folks. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170089)

They're scanning for him as we speak... heuristically.

Har, har, har! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170215)

Har, har, har! Didn't see that one coming! A comic whip, you are!

Re:Ah, this was to be expected, folks. (0)

helix2301 (1105613) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171771)

He escapes again. This guys like Jason Bourne lol

Re:Ah, this was to be expected, folks. (2, Interesting)

icebike (68054) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171999)

And he's running because......?

Belize is not your average tin-horn central american dictatorship. Where ever the British went they tended to leave behind good government. Why won't he just walk in and answer the questions? Nothing makes you look quite as guilty as acting guilty.

Sorry, but... (0, Redundant)

Dzimas (547818) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170095)

Why is Slashdot attempting to live blog the pursuit of a suspected murderer who appears to be mentally ill? We get that he once owned a software company, but that was a long time ago.

well, since batboy re (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170187)

Because ANALLY ADMINISTERED BATHSALTS is why. batshit crazy is an entertaining result of same. we haven't had as much entertainment since batboy retired.

Re:Sorry, but... (4, Insightful)

vlm (69642) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170193)

Tradition, see coverage of Reiser

Re:Sorry, but... (4, Funny)

Beardo the Bearded (321478) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170535)

Still the only file system that murders your wife.

Re:Sorry, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42171073)

I really need to using it.

Re:Sorry, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170267)

Because he's clearly just an innocent, misunderstood geek being prosecuted for being "weird". Just like Hans Reiser was, remember?

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

cod3r_ (2031620) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170283)

Good point. Some reality TV show should be covering this.. Not slashdot. Would be way more interesting to see this guy live his day to day life on the E channel or something like that.

Re:Sorry, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170319)

The only metrics a media company has to determine whether the topic of a story/article/blog/poll/comic is interesting to their audience are page views and comments.

Congratulations on perpetuating that which you dislike.

Sometimes a story title is misleading and causes mistaken clicks, but why waste even more time griping about it in a comment.
Yes. the irony of me taking the time to make a comment about hating it when someone takes the time to make a comment on a story they hate is staggering. Woo.

Re:Sorry, but... (4, Funny)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170367)

Damn, dude! This is as close as a geek's going to get to James Bond-esque international intrigue. I'm picturing him running through the jungle from 5-star hotel to 5-star hotel with a bad super model/actress in tow.

Re:Sorry, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42171027)

Given that bath salts are involved, it's more like him running through the jungle naked, greased up, and yelling, "Yooo an't catch neeee!"

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

DeathToBill (601486) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170423)

Has anyone actually confirmed with the Belize police that his neighbour was murdered? And that they want to talk to McAfee about it? Given some of the stuff on his blog, I'd not be surprised to learn that he's invented the whole thing.

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170515)

um, the local and international news media?

Next time, try reading all the words and then add in the comprehension step, it's vitally important.

Re:Sorry, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170663)

So probably no then?!

Re:Sorry, but... (3, Informative)

Lumpy (12016) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170757)

This is slashdot, you youngsters are funny coming here and expecting people to have actually read anything.

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171289)

No, no, I expect that.

I'm just not used to people actually reading the article or summary and being incapable of comprehending it. It's as if when they took down the 'News for Nerds' all the stupid people came flooding in.

Re:Sorry, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170961)

um, the local and international news media?

Next time, try reading all the words and then add in the comprehension step, it's vitally important.

Poor reading skills are a leading cause of slow painful death.

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

jonbryce (703250) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171203)

Yes, the Belizian Prime Minister has commented on the case.

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

PNutts (199112) | about a year and a half ago | (#42172683)

True. I'm not sure at this point if the authorities are "after him" at all.

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170451)

This is interesting, and in fact fairly plausible. Anyone that's lived in developing countries knows that crazy situations are rarely far away, see the mad police chase after a foreigner and his married lover in the Philippines a while back for example (adultery is a crime there). The craziest thing I've read about it so far is that he's planning to go BACK. If gone, stay gone, it would be like fighting the ground under your feet to return and seek justice, especially after this dog and pony show.

Re:Sorry, but... (4, Informative)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170555)

Because he is the geek equivalent to Charlie Sheen;
batshit crazy, totally fried on drugs, paranoid, goes of on ranting tirades, has no concept of reality, funny as hell to watch from a distance, and explains why the anti-virus we all hate is so crappy and validates our belief that he is brain-dead that we long ago derived from said anti-virus

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170769)

Except Fiat will not pay him for TV commercial time....

Re:Sorry, but... (3, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170841)

Maybe Ford could sponsor a White Bronco for mister "looking for the real killer" to slowly drive around Belize.

Re:Sorry, but... (2)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170989)

...he is the geek equivalent to Charlie Sheen;
batshit crazy, totally fried on drugs, paranoid...

And probably a better actor.

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

PNutts (199112) | about a year and a half ago | (#42172711)

Because he is the geek equivalent to Charlie Sheen

I'd say more like Britney Spears. Charlie has style and presentation.

Re:Sorry, but... (2)

Elbereth (58257) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170591)

I think there are two divergent groups following it. The first are hipsters who love celebrity gossip, but would never admit it. They love it, because it's celebrity gossip that's socially acceptable for college-educated, professional males. The second group are postmodernists, who can't believe how surreal the whole thing is. There is, of course, some cross-over.

Myself, I'm interested in the postmodern aspects of the story. I think it could work very well as some kind of postmodern novel or film.

Re:Sorry, but... (3, Funny)

dyingtolive (1393037) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170779)

I picture the ghosts of Phillip K. Dick and Hunter S. Thompson co-writing it.

Re:Sorry, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42172057)

You are forgetting the older geeks who cook their own bath salts .. such as my own (rather large) geek group.

Re:Sorry, but... (1)

icebike (68054) | about a year and a half ago | (#42172043)

Why is Slashdot attempting to live blog the pursuit of a suspected murderer who appears to be mentally ill? We get that he once owned a software company, but that was a long time ago.

Personally, I'm rooting for the cops. They don't seem to be trying too hard. Like parents letting him run around tire himself out before they pick him up and change his diapers and put him back to bed.

The whole thing is starting to remind me of the book Shutter Island.

Viroses are good for health. (1)

For a Free Internet (1594621) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170115)

Viruses don't kill people. People kill people. Bananas kill beansprouts and tomatos. Dracula killed some transylvanian nobles, making him a hero of the oppressed peasants. Fartgas kills antigerms. Pianos can kill because they are full of strings and hammers. But let's remember folks, LINUZ!

Re:Viroses are good for health. (0)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170627)

And here it is folks, the real reason you should avoid 'bath salts'.

I get it. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170629)

Your post actually made a lot of sense to me. Please, continue.

Re:Viroses are good for health. (2)

dyingtolive (1393037) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170753)

McAfee, is that you? They're looking for you dude, you should probably get out of here.

The chase (3)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170117)

They sure are pursuing him hard for a simple questioning, made ever so hilarious by him posting updates on his blog. I can't wait to hear what "really" happened.

Then again chances are he really did shoot him over the dogs business, people have killed people for a lot less, and with Mcafee's rich white man ego in a country not known for it's 1st worldness... I can see him doing it.

Re:The chase (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170331)

One day, somehow - someway, the law will catch up with him. He'll want to come back to the US or he'll get caught somewhere else.

Why he just doesn't face the music and get this over with ... unless, he's enjoying this.

Re:The chase (1)

DeathToBill (601486) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170397)

I'm not sure his blog is doing him many favours at the moment, either. For most people, "batshit insane paranoia" is not quite as closely connected "innocent" as he seems to think.

Re:The chase (1)

Tapewolf (1639955) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170475)

I'm not sure his blog is doing him many favours at the moment, either. For most people, "batshit insane paranoia" is not quite as closely connected "innocent" as he seems to think.

"How long can the press maintain the “Drug crazed madman” perspective? I think it will end with Vice Magazine’s story. They have seen, and heard everything."

...I have to admit, reading that blog entry, 'drug-crazed madman' was pretty much the first thing that sprang to mind.

http://www.whoismcafee.com/i-am-safe/ [whoismcafee.com]

Re:The chase (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170501)

... Mcafee's rich white man ego ...

You're a racist.

Re:The chase (1)

wisnoskij (1206448) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170507)

Well I do not think that law enforcement like to get ahead of themselves.
A judge and jury are for proving guilt.

Re:The chase (4, Insightful)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170653)

Now now, you've got to remember this is Belize, not the states, if somebody high up enough says your guilty, the facts don't matter. My thought however is that if he was truly innocent, he has international press coverage, so they can't just put a black bag over his head, I guess they could plant evidence and fabricate details, but still if he was "innocent" the coverage should provide him the lifeline he needs to acquit himself over there.

If it was me... I'd just leave & go live somewhere else, it's not like he can't afford another mansion / drug lab or anything. He might fit in better in E. Europe anyways.

Re:The chase (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170749)

Now now, you've got to remember this is Belize, not the states, if somebody high up enough says your guilty, the facts don't matter.

[Insert some standard-issue generic "ZOMG TEH UNITEMARICAN GUMBERMINTS IS TEH SAME I KNEW A GUY WHO KNEW A GUY ZOMG ZOMG" paranoid conspiracy theory derping here]

Re:The chase (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42171005)

...if somebody high up enough says your guilty, the facts don't matter.

Yeah, just like 9/11 and OBL...

Re:The chase (1)

MMC Monster (602931) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171053)

[...]if he was truly innocent, he has international press coverage, so they can't just put a black bag over his head, I guess they could plant evidence and fabricate details, but still if he was "innocent" the coverage should provide him the lifeline he needs to acquit himself over there.

Or, of course, they could just disappear him for good. The public would just think he went "deep underground", and just forget about him.

Re:The chase (3, Insightful)

pdabbadabba (720526) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171069)

Now now, you've got to remember this is Belize, not the states, if somebody high up enough says your guilty, the facts don't matter.

I can't help but ask: when you wrote this, did you actually know anything about Belize to support your sweeping (and somewhat offensive, if it's just based on stereotypes) conclusion?

Re:The chase (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#42172495)

So... I'm sure there's a lot to know about Belize, and I may or may not know a few things, so rather than ask such a generic "sweeping" question, why don't you get to your point?

If you're going to say they have a just and righteous democracy over then, then LOL, the entirety of CA is one giant drug trafficking route into the states.

Re:The chase (2)

Hatta (162192) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171419)

Now now, you've got to remember this is Belize, not the states, if somebody high up enough says your guilty, the facts don't matter.

Actually, it's that way in the states too. Whether it's Guantanamo bay, drone strikes, or a marine corps brig, innocent until proven guilty went out the window a long time ago. Other concepts, such as proportional justice are similarly missing from the modern United States.

Re:The chase (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42171603)

>Now now, you've got to remember this is Belize, not the states, if somebody high up enough says your guilty, the facts don't matter.

Someone please mod this "Funny"

Re:The chase (2)

Paracelcus (151056) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171713)

You wrote & I quote, " this is Belize, not the states, if somebody high up enough says your guilty, the facts don't matter".
And I scream in response, ARE YOU KIDDING!
Did you forget the NDAA, the Patriot Act, secret grand juries, Guantanamo Bay, targeted assassinations, suspended Habeas Corpus, etc?

Corruption is everywhere (2)

qbitslayer (2567421) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171749)

The US is just as corrupt as those so-called third-world countries. I've had some rather unpleasant experiences with a couple of blatantly corrupt court commissioners at the Los Angeles Superior Court, a cesspool of corruption and malpractice. The shit that goes on at the LASC would make Saddam Hussein blush. I swear.

Re:The chase (2)

ceoyoyo (59147) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171329)

When your neighbour dies, you're wanted for questioning and you run, trying to skip the country, most police forces will pursue you pretty hard.

Re:The chase (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42172009)

When your neighbour dies, you're wanted for questioning and you run, trying to skip the country, most police forces will pursue you pretty hard.

Also doesn't help when you're known about the community as a paranoid who has a bunch of guns and known ex-criminals for bodyguards.

Link to actual blog (5, Informative)

magic maverick (2615475) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170133)

What a great article. No indication of what the actual blog address is except in an image.

The fella's website is http://www.whoismcafee.com/ [whoismcafee.com]

Here we can find http://www.whoismcafee.com/i-am-safe/ [whoismcafee.com]

My “double”, carrying on a North Korean passport under my name, was in fact detained in Mexico for pre-planned misbehavior, but due to indifference on the part of authorities was evicted from the jail and was unable to serve his intended purpose in our exit plan. He is now safely out of Mexico.

Frankly, I don't know why anyone would link to Network World when they don't link to their sources.

Anyway I just wanted to say that. I don't actually care about the story.

Re:Link to actual blog (3, Funny)

TheCarp (96830) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170223)

> Anyway I just wanted to say that. I don't actually care about the story.

Care about? No..... me neither, but, it sure is amusing to watch it unfold.

I particularly like this last bit about the Koran double not being able to stay in jail due to Mexican indifference. That could be a story in and of itself. I want to hear the Koran "double"s story, I bet it is at least fun.

I mean can you imagine.... being in Mexico with the intention of going to jail, and then finding out you ca't do anything that they care enough about to actually keep you? ROTFL what did he do? Kill someone? :)

Re:Link to actual blog (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170279)

For somebody who doesn't care, you sure seem to care a lot.

Re:Link to actual blog (1)

magic maverick (2615475) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171191)

Aaaannndddd actually they do link to the blog. They may have changed it, or I may have missed it. Either way, you can mod my post back down again now.

Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170185)

...what a drama queen...

This sounds like a job for... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170211)

This sounds like a job for Eugene "bring 'em back alive (or otherwise)" Kaspersky.

Re:This sounds like a job for... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170603)

wtf? How the Hell did you predict that Kaspersky would show up?? It's the very next summary on the front page! WITCHCRAFT!!!

Re:This sounds like a job for... (1)

Muad'Dave (255648) | about a year and a half ago | (#42172749)

I asked Kaspersky who he sent to whack the neighbor and frame McAfee.

Bond or clowns (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170239)

I suspect he has the Bond theme in his head while we all have March of the Clowns in ours.

Re:Bond or clowns (1)

NardoPolo88 (1417637) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171439)

Oh great! Now I can't get those scenes from Octopussy out of my head. You know the opening when they chase the clown though the woods that has the Fabergé egg. Or the end when Bond, dressed as a clown, tries to convince a general that there is a nuclear bomb in the "cannon."

Re:Bond or clowns (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42172017)

The song is actually called Entrace of the Gladiators, btw.

they found him and dumped him very fast (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170311)

they found him and dumped him very fast as he slowed then down so much it was better to get rid of him then gum up the works dealing with him.

Zoing (1)

jameshuckabone (2648439) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170321)

He better hope the border guards don't update their anti-virus CEO catching software.

Re:Zoing (1)

Cid Highwind (9258) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170867)

He's got nothing to worry about there. The trial version that comes pre-installed on every new border checkpoint would have expired years ago, and nobody ever pays for the full subscription.

hairstylesvault (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170371)

I like your post and I don't care what other said :D

Your

http://www.hairstylesvault.com [hairstylesvault.com]

Nice try John. (1)

MRe_nl (306212) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170479)

n.t.

Just pay the bribe and move on (4, Interesting)

vlm (69642) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170399)

He moved to a corrupt 3rd world banana republic with no rule of law, and failed to pay a bribe a couple months ago so they roughed him up, shot his dog for fun, trashed his place, what did he expect if he didn't pay his bribe in a country that's corrupt? So that's the background.

So he still doesn't pay up, and next petty theft gone bad where there's a body, of course he's gonna be suspect numero uno as punishment for not paying up. His only hope of avoiding that was someone else getting higher on the list. Duh! I'm sure as soon as he pays up, they'll be a sudden confession from whoever actually did it, or it'll turn out they don't need him for questioning after all, etc etc, and he'll be all good until the next guy wants a bribe that he wont pay.

Its kind of like moving to Canada even though you don't like shoveling snow and then not shoveling snow just for the principle of it as if that will make the problem go away... dude just leave or pay up, the people in charge aren't going to give any other options.

You know the deal where the Mexican policeman pulls you over for made up BS until you slip him some cash? Same deal just a little bigger scale. The solution is not to drive in Mexico. Worked pretty well for me when I visited (great scuba diving BTW and liked the food too)

I don't understand why rich tech guy doesn't:
1) already know these rules of the road
2) just buy a boat like all other rich tech guys to sail away from the corruption

Re:Just pay the bribe and move on (4, Insightful)

Beardo the Bearded (321478) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170573)

You know the deal where the Mexican policeman pulls you over for made up BS until you slip him some cash? Same deal just a little bigger scale. The solution is not to drive in Mexico. Worked pretty well for me when I visited (great scuba diving BTW and liked the food too)

The correct answer is "Oh, sorry, simple mistake. Can I just pay the fine right now? I don't need a receipt."

Re:Just pay the bribe and move on (5, Funny)

tysonedwards (969693) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170651)

2) just buy a boat like all other rich tech guys to sail away from the corruption

Considering all his time as an executive within the software industry, he is probably fearful of piracy.

No, pay subscription instead (1)

hackingbear (988354) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170919)

The subscription bundled with your computer has expired. You just need to pay up the subscription, download an update and all new virus will be detected and removed.

- Customer Support

Re:Just pay the bribe and move on (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170885)

He moved to a corrupt 3rd world banana republic with no rule of law

I'm confused. I thought he was in Belize, not the US.

Re:Just pay the bribe and move on (1)

dstyle5 (702493) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171169)

No, the US isn't corrupt, its the person who can afford the most lawyers who wins, silly.

Re:Just pay the bribe and move on (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171025)

I disagree with the implication that the solution to rampant corruption is to pay up or go somewhere else. I don't know if this guy was taking a stand against a corrupt government on principle or was too stupid to take the easy way out, but if this is a result of corruption and not McAfee actually murdering someone, then I hope he succeeds, and I hope heads roll because of it. Real heads, of the corrupt officials, actually rolling.

I'm guessing though he actually was involved in something shady himself, if not outright murder, and if heads were to roll, they'd be the wrong heads...

Re:Just pay the bribe and move on (2)

Kergan (780543) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171837)

I disagree with the implication that the solution to rampant corruption is to pay up or go somewhere else.

Actually, that implication is precisely right, bar the occasional official who wants your ass in addition to the money for not paying up immediately -- so as to make an example for those who might do the same.

Just across the Rio Grande, there are several countries where corruption is rampant. Open a restaurant in any of them and see for yourself if you don't take my word for it: If you don't pay up to whoever asks you to when you start to see any level of success (which could be the police, the taxman, the hygiene inspector, the alcohol license inspector, the local mafia, you name it), you're basically foocked. You'll end up with incessant inspections by patrols, inspectors, Molotov cocktails, "warning" shots, etc.

On paper you're right -- never negotiate with criminals. In practice, however, you are dead wrong unless you can back that statement with the police or the military, because whoever is racketeering you has infinitely more resources than you do, and/or little to nothing to lose.

Re:Just pay the bribe and move on (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year and a half ago | (#42172599)

Oh, I agree, it's a suicide mission in many countries if you stand on principle, and unlikely to change anything in reality. Just sounded like Vlm was saying McAfee was stupid for refusing the bribe. I would amend it to "stupid AND/OR noble."

Re:Just pay the bribe and move on (4, Insightful)

evilviper (135110) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171437)

He moved to a corrupt 3rd world banana republic with no rule of law, and failed to pay a bribe a couple months ago

Believe it or not, people do actually commit crimes in corrupt, 3rd world countries, too... It's not always a frame-up. Sure, it could be... or he could be just as guilty as Hans Reiser, and just getting the benefit of every geek's doubt.

Re:Just pay the bribe and move on (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42172187)

You know the deal where the Mexican policeman pulls you over for made up BS until you slip him some cash?

Heh... I am Dutch, and I have been living in Mexico for close to 9 years now. Maybe the state of Veracruz is different, or maybe a lot of people who talk about slipping someone money just repeat what they've seen in a bad movie or heard from a friend of a friend. So far, I've only twice seen someone having to slip (or "slip") money to a police officer. The first time was in Chiapas, close to the border with Guatamala where the driver of a mini-bus had to pay. He complained that he had to pay extra for me because I was an American. No idea why he had to pay, but it did smell like corruption.

On another occasion a taxi driver (I don't have a license to drive a car, never bothered to get one) was stopped and had to pay a fine. On that case I was quite sure it was a fine, even though the taxi driver made it sound like corruption. Taxis with the right papers can leave Xalapa, the city where I live, and take passengers to nearby (or even faraway) towns but are not allowed to pick passengers up and bring them back to Xalapa on their return trip. Well, as far as I know that's the law. Yet a lot of taxi drivers just take the risk. As was the case here; the taxi was from Xalapa and had picked us up in a town outside of Xalapa. But I have no idea where the money went, so it might have been corruption.

Also at the migration office no sign of corruption. When I went for a FM3 (migration papers) after been illegal in Mexico (not kidding ;-) ), I did have to pay a fine and leave the country. Nobody winked at me and asked for a palm to be greased. Instead I got good advice on how to leave the country and come back without spending too much money: take a bus to Chiapas, enter Guatamala at one border post and leave (the same day) at a different one.

On a few occasions I've bumped into the police and each time the officers where nice and friendly, listened to both sides, and just gave advice on how to settle (if nobody came up with one). No one was put in a Mexican jail. No money was exchanged. Also during hikes we've encountered police officers on several occasions. Once it was a bit scary, see: Police encounters [johnbokma.com] , but mostly because of the stories I had read online and the movies I had seen; all the corruption etc. in Mexico, the Mexican jails, etc. But in this case, and others to follow, the police was either acting on reports received -- we were hiking in an area that was used for illegal activities and I can imagine that a big white guy with a Mexican girl and a baby might be reason for having a look -- or just warning us to be careful.

Don't get me wrong, I do think that there's corruption in Mexico, like in most (every?) countries; a country has to operate and I think that poor countries do so by corruption and the rich countries do so by making up a huge number of laws ;-). But I don't go around with a huge bag of "grease", nor have I ever seen the inside of a Mexican jail (not for lack of trying.... j/k).

He's like a paranoid schizophrenic meth superhero (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170425)

Imagine "The Punisher" if all he did all day was talk to imaginary people, smoke meth, and collect jars of his own urine.

On the upside, maybe this sad state of affairs will finally get companies to stop treating McAfee's crapware as the be-all-end-all of computer security in the workplace (at the last place I worked, it was their ENTIRE security plan--just put McAfee on all the computers and that will handle all security issues).

Re:He's like a paranoid schizophrenic meth superhe (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170869)

Imagine "The Punisher" if all he did all day was talk to imaginary people, smoke meth, and collect jars of his own urine.

If you're growing weed outside, saving your pee, letting it "age" a bit and then spreading it around keeps the deer and other weed-eating critters away from the plants.

On the upside, maybe this sad state of affairs will finally get companies to stop treating McAfee's crapware as the be-all-end-all of computer security in the workplace (at the last place I worked, it was their ENTIRE security plan--just put McAfee on all the computers and that will handle all security issues).

It's been quite a few years since McAfee sold his company, it's a good possibility that what we know now as McAfee Crapwear is not the same as the Original McAfee Crapwear...

Re:He's like a paranoid schizophrenic meth superhe (2)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170967)

Only if your a carnivore. Herbivore pee doesn't scare anything.

Re:He's like a paranoid schizophrenic meth superhe (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42172331)

Only if your a carnivore. Herbivore pee doesn't scare anything.

And since humans aren't herbivores, your point is?

Re:He's like a paranoid schizophrenic meth superhe (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year and a half ago | (#42172913)

Some humans choose to be herbivores. Their pee is useless for deer scaring.

Re:He's like a paranoid schizophrenic meth superhe (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42171125)

It's been quite a few years since McAfee sold his company, it's a good possibility that what we know now as McAfee Crapwear is not the same as the Original McAfee Crapwear...

The same could be said about one Mr. Peter Norton and his contributions to computing (seriously, back in the DOS days, no self-respecting user would be caught dead without the Norton Utilities), except I don't recall him moving to a third-world nation, getting involved in a murder scandal, and hiring a body double to elude police.

I mean, besides the assumption that people would also probably spell "crapware" right.

Re:He's like a paranoid schizophrenic meth superhe (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | about a year and a half ago | (#42172531)

I mean, besides the assumption that people would also probably spell "crapware" right.

Yes, well, I can spell "Anonymous Coward" ...

Fuck Belize! and it's jolly rodger flag (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170513)

seriously, this isn't Reiser on meth.
This is a retired millionaire motherfucker, if he was going to kill someone, wouldn't you think with his resources, he'd destroy the body to the four winds never to be found?

How about discussing this instead.
Crypto Call to Arms
http://cryptome.org/2012/12/assange-crypto-arms.htm

After reading this I must back off and meditate.
Sure I post it here right now, but I have a intuitive thought.

Unplug.
echo "DENY FROM ALL" > .htaccess
don't pay the bills. So what your domain now costs $18,000. pick a new name. They're tying our names to us anyway right? Dump it.

Fuck the phone, electric, gas, car, banksters, everything bill, they just exploit it ANYWAY!! On each one, get rid of it. Or make it fucked for them.

So, ultimately, The part I have to meditate is,
How the fuck can we flush this fascist government out, while we are down/unplugged/with privacy, so that they don't provide the SOLUTION, but WE DO Instead, when the lights come back on?

My only solution is to restore the US Constitution.
This argument says, encrypt. I tend to agree. Even when things go down, let's take that time to focus on what we got, fire up all your old broken machines and start compressing and encrypting data. Right now.

At the moment... modifying with Encrypt plus UnPlug (Unless your like me the last of the few that hold this all together, poking arg()'s into cocksucking lying fascist faces, sometimes publicly)

anyway, - hope you enjoyed MY LIFE AS A 36' GIANT FOR A DAY ;)
If I could, I would Jack BOoT Stomp them into smushed tomatoe soup.
But I can't. You see I am not a fucking psychopath. I care, and things can piss me off. I have a dark side SWITCH. if you push me into a corner long enough, my goal becomes the path to shoving your fucking nose into your brain. Or poking your eyes out. or .. never mind.

That gene or whatever the fuck that our officials have. Don't give a fuck about life and death. Where as you fuck with my family and everything is going out the window possibly depending on circumstances.
Maybe the quack science psychiatrists can get that DSM modified even more to prosecute me politically, instead of them criminally (actually doing SHIT, then blaming it on us), oath breaking scum.

zero banksters arrested.
Fuck your NATIONAL SECURITY, they're INTERNATIONAL BANKSTERS, what the fuck happened to the US CONSTITUTION about regulating the cock sucking monetary system.

They divert daily with this cock sucking GLOBAL WARMING shit.
Sure bitchez the climate changing, I admit it, but I know WHO is changing it, and it ain't who you blame doing it (farts, fireplaces, pot smokers) it's your CLASSIFIED chem trails weather modification, aerial spraying microwave, UHF, VHF , physics shit doing it! (and a lil prediction, and intuition, and chance)

the UN is not our friend, AGENDA 21 is absolutely harvesting lives and property now.
There's nothing that can't be fixed
Question is will they fix YOU
or YOU fix THEM?

Re:Fuck Belize! and it's jolly rodger flag (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42170763)

All that's missing from this post is a couple of =>'s, P.S.'s, and APK signatures throughout.

Re:Fuck Belize! and it's jolly rodger flag (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42171681)

What is this? I don't even...

Is this where the four dimensional time-cube is explained?

McAfee Timeline (4, Informative)

sparkydevil (261897) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170623)

I made this handy timeline so you can follow events: http://wecheck.org/wiki/John_McAfee

Re:McAfee Timeline (1)

sparkydevil (261897) | about a year and a half ago | (#42170971)

Now with linky goodness: McAfee Timeline [wecheck.org]

Silver Lining (0)

ThatsNotPudding (1045640) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171363)

I honestly don't know if McAfee is guilty or being framed, but I'm sure many of the 1%ers in the US, England, and France are rethinking their plans to escape proposed increased tax rates (oh, the horror!) for tropical climes where they can live like the kings they think themselves to be. Until the local authorities show up, steenking badges or no.

So swallow your pride and greed and pay your fair share so civilized society AND THE RULE OF LAW shall not perish from the earth.

Re:Silver Lining (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42171839)

Somehow, I think the non-insane rich people probably have better ideas for how to deal with the proposed tax increases. Like for instance, buying the Congress people, and then getting all the loopholes added back in the next defense appropriations bill.

As someone else has pointed, out, the rich will do just fine no matter what Congress does with tax cuts.

And let's face it, even if we removed the entire earnings and assets of the 1%, we'd only get about a trillion dollars out of it. Not even close to enough to pay for the hole that needs to be filled to make up for the entitlements payoffs we are giving to voters for their continued support.

Obligatory Warren Zevon (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42171435)

Send lawyers guns and money
and get me outta this

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=warren%20zevon%20lawyers&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CD4QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXgyMUChgcbU&ei=ZPG8UJDiJ4Xi0gHC7IGoCA&usg=AFQjCNHb2sG765h6gPLTvgTihMcjHo17kQ

McAfeend eludes capture (3, Informative)

kawabago (551139) | about a year and a half ago | (#42171625)

Those drugs might make him feel good but they aren't making his life better!
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