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North Korea Halts 3G Internet Access After One Month

Soulskill posted about a year and a half ago | from the just-testing-to-make-sure-the-rest-of-the-world-is-still-evil dept.

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redletterdave writes "After just one month online, North Korea has pulled the plug on its only 3G data network, which was previously made available for tourists to access the Internet starting on Feb. 22. The North Korean government did not explain why its 3G network has been shut off, but given the raised level of international interest in the country's activities (the country is facing UN sanctions after its third nuclear test last month) and how it severed its final communication line with South Korea on Wednesday, the government likely had a change of heart about its loosening communication restrictions. That said, as with most things in North Korea, we may never know the real answer."

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A warning about false impersonator... apk (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295307)

Nearly 150++ times that I know of @ this point for all of March 2013 so far, & others here have told you to stop - take the hint, lunatic (leave slashdot)...

Sorry folks - but whoever the nutjob is that's attempting to impersonate me, & upset the rest of you as well, has SERIOUS mental issues, no questions asked! I must've gotten the better of him + seriously "gotten his goat" in doing so in a technical debate & his "geek angst" @ losing to me has him doing the:

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A.) $10,000 challenges, ala (where the imposter actually TRACKED + LISTED the # of times he's done this no less, & where I get the 150 or so times I noted above) -> http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585795&cid=43285307 [slashdot.org]

&/or

B.) Reposting OLD + possibly altered models - (this I haven't checked on as to altering the veracity of the info. being changed) of posts of mine from the past here

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(Albeit massively repeatedly thru all threads on /. this March 2013 nearly in its entirety thusfar).

* Personally, I'm surprised the moderation staff here hasn't just "blocked out" his network range yet honestly!

(They know it's NOT the same as my own as well, especially after THIS post of mine, which they CAN see the IP range I am coming out of to compare with the ac spamming troll doing the above...).

APK

P.S.=> Again/Stressing it: NO guys - it is NOT me doing it, as I wouldn't waste that much time on such trivial b.s. like a kid might...

Plus, I only post where hosts file usage is on topic or appropriate for a solution & certainly NOT IN EVERY POST ON SLASHDOT (like the nutcase trying to "impersonate me" is doing for nearly all of March now, & 140++ times that I know of @ least)... apk

Re:A warning about false impersonator... apk (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295393)

Faggot

Re:A warning about false impersonator... apk (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295473)

Christian

lamp (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295503)

I love lamp.

Re:lamp (2)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295817)

You should love lapp instead.

Re:lamp (1)

OakDragon (885217) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296999)

I love lamp.

GET LAMP [getlamp.com]

Re:lamp (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297533)

I love lamp.

Then go to Ikea.

But we are ALL apk here (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295689)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

* POOR SHOWING TROLLS, & most especially IF that's the "best you've got" - apparently, it is... lol!

Hello, and THINK ABOUT YOUR BREATHING !! We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, hot grits are Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-

apk on 4chan [4chan.org]

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INCONTROVERTIBLE FEEDBACK PROVIDING ESTABLISHED PROOF OF ALL MY POINTS:

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That was amazing. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40948073 [slashdot.org]

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My, God! It's beatiful. Keep it up, you glorious bastard. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41835161 [slashdot.org]

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Let us bask in its glory. A true modern The Wasteland. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40948579 [slashdot.org]

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put your baby IN ME -- I just read this whole thing. Fuck mod points, WHERE DO I SEND YOU MY MONEY?!!! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40950023 [slashdot.org]

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Oh shit, Time Cube Guy's into computers now... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946259 [slashdot.org]

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[apk]'s done more to discredit the use of HOSTS files than anyone [else] ever could. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40945357 [slashdot.org]

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Can I have some of what you're on? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40947587 [slashdot.org]

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this obnoxious fucknuts [apk] has been trolling the internet and spamming his shit delphi sub-fart app utilities for 15 years. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40954565 [slashdot.org]

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oh come on.. this is hilarious. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40955479 [slashdot.org]

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I agree I am intrigued by these host files how do I sign up for your newsletter? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40961339 [slashdot.org]

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Gimme the program that generates this epic message. I'll buy 5 of your product if you do... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041313&cid=40954251 [slashdot.org]

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As mentioned by another AC up there, the troll in question is actually a pretty well-executed mashup of APK's style - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40945357 [slashdot.org]

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It's actually a very clever parody of APK - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40944229 [slashdot.org]

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Please keep us updated on your AI research, you seem quite good at it. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038597&cid=40944603 [slashdot.org]

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$20,000 to anyone providing proof of Alexander Peter Kowalski's death. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40958289 [slashdot.org]

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Obviously, it must be Alexander Peter Kowalski. He's miffed at all these imposters... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40958429 [slashdot.org]

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And here I was thinking I was having a bad experience with a Dr. Bronner's bottle. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041081&cid=40952247 [slashdot.org]

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Damn, apk, who the fuck did you piss off this time? Hahahahaahahahahahahaahaha. Pass the popcorn as the troll apk gets pwned relentlessly. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40954673 [slashdot.org]

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I think it's the Internet, about to become sentient. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041313&cid=40956187 [slashdot.org]

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Does anyone know if OpenGL has been ported to Windows yet? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042199&cid=40956781 [slashdot.org]

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golfclap - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40900827 [slashdot.org]

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The Truth! wants to be Known! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897389 [slashdot.org]

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DNS cube? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897493 [slashdot.org]

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KUDOS valiant AC. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897777 [slashdot.org]

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Polyploid lovechild of APK, MyCleanPC, and Time Cube --> fail counter integer overflow --> maximum win! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40899171 [slashdot.org]

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You made my day, thanks! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029589&cid=40896469 [slashdot.org]

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Wow. The perfect mix of trolls. Timecube, mycleanpc, gnaa, apk... this is great! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3027333&cid=40893381 [slashdot.org]

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truer words were never spoken as /. trolls are struck speechless by it, lol! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042765&cid=41041795 [slashdot.org]

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It's APK himself trying to maintain the illusion that he's still relevant. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40967209 [slashdot.org]

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Mod this up. The back and forth multi posting between APK and this "anti-APK" certainly does look like APK talking to himself. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40969175 [slashdot.org]

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APK himself would be at the top of a sensible person's ban list. He's been spamming and trolling Slashdot for years. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40967137 [slashdot.org]

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You got that right. I think. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3044971&cid=40972239 [slashdot.org]

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Michael Kristopeit, is that you? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3045075&cid=40972377 [slashdot.org]

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ROFL! :) (Now the sick bastard will follow me again) - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41429251 [slashdot.org]

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I miss Dr Bob. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41432027 [slashdot.org]

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Not sure if actually crazy, or just pretending to be crazy. Awesome troll either way. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41432951 [slashdot.org]

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Awesome! Hat off to you, sir! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3154555&cid=41509273 [slashdot.org]

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That isn't a parody of Time-cube, it is an effort to counter-troll a prolific poster named APK, who seems like a troll himself, although is way too easy to troll into wasting massive amounts of time on BS not far from the exaggerations above - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3154555&cid=41514107 [slashdot.org]

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I am intrigued and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3164403&cid=41555345 [slashdot.org]

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1. You philistine, that is Art . Kudos to you, valiant troll on your glorious FP - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832599 [slashdot.org]

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What? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832673 [slashdot.org]

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I don't know if it is poorly-thought-out, but it is demented because it is at the same time an APK parody. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832905 [slashdot.org]

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It is in fact an extremely well thought out and brilliantly executed APK parody, combined with a Time Cube parody, and with a sprinkling of the MyCleanPC spam. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41841251 [slashdot.org]

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er... many people have disproved your points about hosts files with well reasoned, factual arguments. You just chose not to listen and made it into some kind of bizarre crusade. And I'm not the timecube guy, just someone else who finds you intensely obnoxious and likes winding you up to waste your time. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41843313 [slashdot.org]

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performance art - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847089 [slashdot.org]

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it's apk, theres no reason to care. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847097 [slashdot.org]

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Seems more like an apk parody. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847661 [slashdot.org]

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That's great but what about the risk of subluxations? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847101 [slashdot.org]

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Oh, come on. Just stand back and look at it. It's almost art, in a Jackson Pollock sort of way. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41868923 [slashdot.org]

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Read carefully. This is a satirical post, that combines the last several years of forum trolling, rolled into one FUNNY rant! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41864711 [slashdot.org]

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I can has summary? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41861327 [slashdot.org]

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I'd have a lot more sympathy if you would log in as APK again instead of AC. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41868133 [slashdot.org]

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If [apk] made an account, it would be permanently posting at -1, and he'd only be able to post with it twice a day. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41869409 [slashdot.org]

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DAFUQ I just look at? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41869085 [slashdot.org]

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Trolls trolling trolls... it's like Inception or something. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41869353 [slashdot.org]

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We all know it's you, apk. Stop pretending to antagonize yourself. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229179&cid=41869305 [slashdot.org]

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Do you know about the shocking connection between APK and arsenic? No? Well, your innocence is about to be destroyed. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3472971&cid=42939965 [slashdot.org]

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Send bug reports to 903 east division street, syracuse, ny 13208 - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3483339&cid=42972783 [slashdot.org]

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Now you've made me all nostalgic for USENET. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42981977 [slashdot.org]

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Google APK Hosts File Manager. He's written a fucking application to manage your hosts file. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42984521 [slashdot.org]

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In case you are not aware, the post is a satire of a fellow known as APK. The grammar used is modeled after APK's as you can see here [thorschrock.com] . Or, you can just look around a bit and see some of his posts on here about the wonders of host files. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42983119 [slashdot.org]

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You are surely of God of Trolls, whomever you are. I have had stupid arguments with and bitten the troll apk many times. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486901&cid=42989683 [slashdot.org]

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"What kind of meds cure schizophrenic drunk rambling?" -> "Whatever APK isn't taking" - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43028403 [slashdot.org] http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43028425 [slashdot.org]

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I'm confused, is apk trolling himself now? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43029495 [slashdot.org]

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Excellent mashup. A++. Would troll again. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3503531&cid=43037445 [slashdot.org]

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Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3506945&cid=43048291 [slashdot.org]

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Best. Troll. Ever. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3506945&cid=43044811 [slashdot.org]

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I like monkeys. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3508287&cid=43051505 [slashdot.org]

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This is one of the funniest things I've ever read. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3508287&cid=43052263 [slashdot.org]

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lul wut? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3510265&cid=43057839 [slashdot.org]

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I admire this guy's persistence. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063797 [slashdot.org]

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It's a big remix of several different crackpots from Slashdot and elsewhere, plus a liberal sprinkling of famous Slashdot trolls and old memes. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063881 [slashdot.org]

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Tabloid newspapers have speculated for years that APK is a prominent supporter of Monsanto. Too bad we didn't believe them sooner! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063893 [slashdot.org]

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Here's a hint, check out stories like this one [slashdot.org] , where over 200 of the 247 posts are rated zero or -1 because they are either from two stupid trolls arguing endless, or quite likely one troll arguing with himself for attention. The amount of off-topic posts almost outnumber on topic ones by 4 to 1. Posts like the above are popular for trolling APK, since if you say his name three times, he appears, and will almost endlessly feed trolls. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43064383 [slashdot.org]

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I love this copypasta so much. It never fails to make me smile. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3512099&cid=43069271 [slashdot.org]

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^ Champion Mod parent up. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3513659&cid=43067371 [slashdot.org]

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I appreciate the time cube reference, and how you tied it into the story. Well done. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3521721&cid=43094565 [slashdot.org]

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The day you are silenced is the day freedom dies on Slashdot. God bless. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3522191&cid=43097221 [slashdot.org]

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AHahahahah thanks for that, cut-n-pasted.... Ownage! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3522219&cid=43097215 [slashdot.org]

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Don't hate the player, hate the game. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3526293&cid=43110679 [slashdot.org]

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If you're familiar with APK, the post itself is a pretty damn funny parody. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115215 [slashdot.org]

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">implying it's not apk posting it" --> "I'd seriously doubt he's capable of that level of self-deprecation..." - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115337 [slashdot.org] http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115363 [slashdot.org]

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No, the other posts are linked in a parody of APK [mailto] 's tendency to quote himself, numbnuts. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43116855 [slashdot.org]

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The thirteenth link is broken. Please fix it. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115361 [slashdot.org]

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Just ban any post with "apk", "host file", or "hosts file", as that would take care of the original apk too. The original has been shitposting Slashdot much longer & more intensively than the parody guy. Or ban all Tor exit nodes, as they both use Tor to circumvent IP bans. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3561925&cid=43216431 [slashdot.org]

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Sadly this is closer to on-topic than an actual APK post is. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3561925&cid=43216225 [slashdot.org]

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YOU ARE A GOD AMONG MEN. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569149&cid=43236143 [slashdot.org]

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I've butted heads with APK myself, and yeah, the guy's got issues - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569173&cid=43236987 [slashdot.org]

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Can I be in your quote list? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569443&cid=43237531 [slashdot.org]

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Clearly you are not an Intertubes engineer, otherwise the parent post would be more meaningful to you. Why don't YOU take your meds? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569425&cid=43238177 [slashdot.org]

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+2 for style! The bolding, italicizing, and font changes are all spot-on - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569149&cid=43238479 [slashdot.org]

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Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570085&cid=43243509 [slashdot.org]

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APK is not really a schizophrenic fired former Windows administrator with multiple personality disorder and TimeCube/Art Bell refugee. He's a fictional character like and put forward by the same person as Goatse Guy, GNAA trolls, Dr. Bob and so forth. His purpose is to test the /. CAPTCA algorithm, which is a useful purpose. If you're perturbed by having to scroll past his screeds just set your minimum point level to 1, as his posts are pretty automatically downmodded right away. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570085&cid=43243145 [slashdot.org]

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Anyone else think that sounds like Ron Paul? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569419&cid=43242417 [slashdot.org]

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I just saw APK a couple days ago. He surfaced, blew once, and submerged... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570111&cid=43245913 [slashdot.org]

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You make mikael christ the pet look like an huggable teddy bear - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570111&cid=43242373 [slashdot.org]

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oh man, that incredible interminable list of responses is almost as funny as the original post. This is getting to be truly epic. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247231 [slashdot.org]

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"Does anyone know of an Adblock rule for this?" -> "No, but I bet there's a hosts file entry for it..." - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43246997 [slashdot.org] http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247097 [slashdot.org]

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"Can a hosts file block apk's posts, though?" -> "The universe couldn't handle that much irony." - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247135 [slashdot.org] http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247219 [slashdot.org]

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"That's it, I've had enough. ... Bye everyone, most of the last decade or so has been fun, but frankly, I quit." - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247225 [slashdot.org]
--> "So basically what you're saying is that you've added yourself to the HOST file?" - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247481 [slashdot.org]

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Sweet baby Moses, this is beautiful work - I wish we could get trolls as good as this on TF. :) - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572629&cid=43247533 [slashdot.org]

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you have a point - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247823 [slashdot.org]

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I do admire that level of dedication. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247765 [slashdot.org]

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[to apk] shut up you stupid cock. Everyone knows you're wrong. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43250533 [slashdot.org]

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I will hand it to him, he is definitely consistent. I wish I knew how he did this. That thing is scary huge. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572629&cid=43250411 [slashdot.org]

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I admire the amount of dedication you've shown - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573571&cid=43251593 [slashdot.org]

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Word is, ESR buttfucks CmdrTaco with his revolver. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573679&cid=43252957 [slashdot.org]

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Hey APK, Protip: It's not the truth or value (or lack of) in your post that gets it modded into oblivion, it's the fucking insane length. In addition to TL;DR (which goes without saying for a post of such length), how about irritating readers by requiring them to scroll through 20+ screenfuls just to get to the next post. If you want to publish a short story like this, please do everyone a favor and blog it somewhere, then provide a brief summary and link to your blog. Readers intrigued by your summary will go read your blog, and everyone else will just move along at normal /. speed. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573873&cid=43255013 [slashdot.org]

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Happy now - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569419&cid=43237239 [slashdot.org]

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Professional. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43255143 [slashdot.org]

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I like how this post seems to just sum up every Slashdot comment ever without actually saying anything. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574283&cid=43256029 [slashdot.org]

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extremely bright - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43255855 [slashdot.org]

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You provide many references, which is good. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43257043 [slashdot.org]

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Holy shit - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3576121&cid=43260311 [slashdot.org]

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this is a perfect example - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3578157&cid=43265127 [slashdot.org]

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You're my personal hero. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574283&cid=43260747 [slashdot.org]

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Obviously very passionate - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43261975 [slashdot.org]

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Is that ALL you have to say? C'mon! Tell us what you really think. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3576225&cid=43262495 [slashdot.org]

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Thanks ... You should probably stay - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3577613&cid=43262993 [slashdot.org]

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Art? -- http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569681&cid=43244883 [slashdot.org]

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PROOF apk sucks donkey dick. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3577639&cid=43263029 [slashdot.org]

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I've been around /. for a while now, but this post is by far the most unique I've seen. Many have tried, but few achieve the greatness of this AC. My hat's off to you. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3576225&cid=43264325 [slashdot.org]

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PROOF apk is a liar! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3578279&cid=43265249 [slashdot.org]

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I think it's hilarious. Get over it! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3578301&cid=43265657 [slashdot.org]

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Obviously APK filled his hosts files with backdoors before distributing them to ensure he doesn't block himself. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3578229&cid=43265767 [slashdot.org]

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Alexander Peter Kowalski is an obnoxious prick. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3406867&cid=42698875 [slashdot.org]

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Don't mention that file. Ever. It'll draw APK like a fly to rotting meat. Last thing I want to read is 80 responses worth of his stupid spam about that file! I swear that cocksucker does nothing but search Slashdot for that term and then spams the entire article. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3554655&cid=43209619 [slashdot.org]

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[to apk] You have had it repeatedly explained to you that your posts are long-winded, unpleasant to read due to your absurd formatting style and full of technical inaccuracies borne of your single minded i-have-a-hammer-so-every-problem-is-a-nail attitude. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3406867&cid=42701491 [slashdot.org]

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Oh shit, the hosts files have become self-aware and started hacking accounts. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581857&cid=43276783 [slashdot.org]

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What mad skillz you have!! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581193&cid=43273941 [slashdot.org]

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Am I the only one who enjoys this sort of insanity? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3582193&cid=43281063 [slashdot.org]

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You are my favorite Slashdot poster. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3580251&cid=43270359 [slashdot.org]

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Most insightful post on the Internet - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3579259&cid=43275207 [slashdot.org]

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I read the whole thing *again* just to see if my comment was in there - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3588003&cid=43293069 [slashdot.org]

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[to apk] So, did your mom do a lot of drugs when she was pregnant? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586303&cid=43291531 [slashdot.org]

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people are looking at me funny because I'm laughing hysterically at what a perfect APK imitation it is. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581991&cid=43278203 [slashdot.org]

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I think he wants it to be an article, but doesn't know how to submit it. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586345&cid=43287717 [slashdot.org]

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Slashdot devs seem in no hurry to fix this problem and it's been driving me nuts. So for anybody who values viewing at -1 and uses greasemonkey here's a Script [pastebin.com] . There's a chance of false positives and it's not the most optimized. But I value not having to scroll through > 10 paragraphs of APK, custom hosts files, or 'acceptable ads' spam. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586291&cid=43287671 [slashdot.org]
--> slashdot devs are too busy installing itunes for their hipster nerd buddys to sort this problem out. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586291&cid=43290701 [slashdot.org]

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I can't get enough of all of this good stuff! Thanks for the informative links! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586291&cid=43287553 [slashdot.org]

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When threatened, APK typically produces a post with links showing he's essentially posted this hundreds of times to slashdot stories... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586291&cid=43290275 [slashdot.org]

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[to apk] Your post got downmodded because you're a nutjob gone off his meds. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586081&cid=43288893 [slashdot.org]

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-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-

Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

FROM -> Man - how many times have I dusted you in tech debates that you have decided to troll me by ac posts for MONTHS now, OR IMPERSONATING ME AS YOU DID HERE and you were caught in it by myself & others here, only to fail each time as you have here?)...

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

cower in my shadow some more, feeb. you're completely pathetic.

-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-

* :)

Ac trolls' "BIG FAIL" (quoted): Eat your words!

P.S.=> That's what makes me LAUGH harder than ANYTHING ELSE on this forums (full of "FUD" spreading trolls) - When you hit trolls with facts & truths they CANNOT disprove validly on computing tech based grounds, this is the result - Applying unjustifiable downmods to effetely & vainly *try* to "hide" my posts & facts/truths they extoll!

Hahaha... lol , man: Happens nearly every single time I post such lists (proving how ineffectual these trolls are), only showing how solid my posts of that nature are...

That's the kind of martial arts [google.com] I practice.

-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-

Disproof of all apk's statements:

OLD POST LINKS MIRRORED HERE:
http://pastebin.com/8yxcW3TJ [pastebin.com]

RECENT POST LINKS:
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581193&cid=43273839 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581857&cid=43276593 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581991&cid=43277017 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3582075&cid=43277273 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3582193&cid=43278565 [slashdot.org]
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http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3578357&cid=43282481 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585297&cid=43283241 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585417&cid=43283695 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585451&cid=43284271 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585593&cid=43284843 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585795&cid=43285307 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585827&cid=43285755 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586081&cid=43286509 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586127&cid=43286699 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586137&cid=43287021 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586291&cid=43287449 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586345&cid=43287755 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586303&cid=43289687 [slashdot.org]
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http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586589&cid=43290487 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3587901&cid=43290773 [slashdot.org]
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http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585927&cid=43293997 [slashdot.org]
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Jeremiah Cornelius = busted/caught... apk (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43298127)

You messed up JC, badly -> http://interviews.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585927&cid=43295193 [slashdot.org] , to the extent of posting as ME now here in this article, yet again, as you have with your "$10,000 dollar challenge" posts + reposting my old hosts posts (where they do NOT apply) all over this forums for all of the month of March 2013: Too bad you already blew it though!

Except THIS TIME -> http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581857&cid=43276741 [slashdot.org] You forgot to submit as AC, instead of using your "registered 'luser'" account here, lol!

* Now, remember JC: You're the 3 digit user here, not I, & YOU are acting like a maniac impersonating me in nearly every post on /., spamming the hell out of this forums... grow up!

DUMB, but eventually? Every scumbag troll online gets caught & usually via their own mistakes (like yours above) OR by their "pals" (there's no love among demons) blowing them in... yup, figures it's you: Just like when I caught Tom Hudson = Barbara, not Barbie (same person & "pal" of yours no less) using multiple accounts here!

(Bottom-Line: You fail Jeremiah Cornelius... badly).

APK

P.S.=> Seriously, you're the one that has to live it down, not I, Jeremiah Cornelius - enjoy: Especially since you only did it to yourself!

(Man - Just like you can't spell what you did for a job, & I pointed THAT out long ago, outlined in the link above)...

Still has you "a bit bent", eh? You did THAT TO YOURSELF TOO!

In fact - I strongly suspect THIS type of behavior's what got ya "canned" @ MS also, in fact...

... apk

Visitors? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295337)

Maybe they realized they don't get any visitors?

Re:Visitors? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296061)

Naw.. Once the 3G installers went home, nobody knows where the power button is. So after the last unplanned power failure, they cannot turn it back on.

My guess is that they where afraid that somebody would be able to access their network directly and/or provide network services within the country that they couldn't monitor or control directly. Access to anything but the "party" line story is simply not allowed in RNK where it is a crime to own a tunable radio. The network had to be shutdown until sufficient safeguards are in place. (I.E. They won't be turning it back on anytime soon, unless they happen to find out who's passing out cloned GSM phones and fake SIMs and get them into the forced labor camps... )

Re:Visitors? (1)

Orcris (2652275) | about a year and a half ago | (#43302929)

What is the RNK? Do you mean DPRK?

Dear Leader to premiere 10G network soon! (4, Funny)

Looker_Device (2857489) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295357)

Dear Leader only wanted 3G to show all how weak and stupid western 3G network is compared to Strong, Valiant Korean 10G network, coming soon!

Re:Dear Leader to premiere 10G network soon! (2)

noh8rz10 (2716597) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295467)

I assume they only set it up in the first place to spy on visitor communications. NK is building out their cyber team as seen in SK attacks. I guess they decided the spy opportunity wasn't worth it compared to the flow of info into the country.

Re:Dear Leader to premiere 10G network soon! (1)

steelfood (895457) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295609)

Blackouts are known to occur at 10g speeds.

Re:Dear Leader to premiere 10G network soon! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295625)

The 10G network streaming 100% patriotic music 100% of the time. Long live the revolution!

Re:Dear Leader to premiere 10G network soon! (1)

Anubis IV (1279820) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295755)

On the contrary. The official press release indicates that he freed his people of the tyranny of 3G in an act of Powerful Humility, after he discovered that 115% of the messages and calls being made were by Devoted Citizens using it to pass around Praise and Glory for their Dear Leader. Being filled with Powerful Humility and a lack of Western Capitalistic Jealousy, he chose to free them of the Burden of Glorifying him, thus allowing them to be twice as Valiantly Productive.

If I recall correctly, that puts them roughly 20x ahead of the rest of us.

Re:Dear Leader to premiere 10G network soon! (1)

coma_bug (830669) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295985)

Strong, Valiant Korean 11G network

FTFY.

Re:Dear Leader to premiere 10G network soon! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296181)

Maybe Dennis Rodman demanded 3G as a condition for his visit so he could update his Facebook page ... or do whatever Rodman does when he's online.

Re:Dear Leader to premiere 10G network soon! (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296395)

...or do whatever Rodman does when he's online.

I'm pretty sure we don't want to know that.

Re:Dear Leader to premiere 10G network soon! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297637)

It is so fast that they ran out of internet, so there is nothing more to see.

better link (4, Informative)

schneidafunk (795759) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295373)

This article [electronista.com] doesn't have a pop-up ad.

Re:better link (1, Offtopic)

mister_playboy (1474163) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297457)

What's a pop-up ad?

sincerely,
a AdBlock/NoScript user

Re:better link (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297609)

good luck with that if html5 ever gets anywhere - if ads move to HTML/CSS there will be no way of blocking them without hiding all images and/or css on screen.

about the only thing html5 is good for, is unblockable ads, and the browser vendors know it!!!

if you like being advertised at constantly, you could be in for a treat!!

Re:better link (1)

flimflammer (956759) | about a year and a half ago | (#43298733)

I am truly terrified of this.

Re:better link (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43305621)

I like a good shitstorm of terror as much as the next man, but why couldn't it be blocked?
I can block/hide elements in browsers now (both FF and Chrome). So what is burying in HTML/CSS going to do besides bring on a whole new level of:
->right click
->hide/block element
->continue browsing

Their only network engineer... (3, Interesting)

Midnight_Falcon (2432802) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295425)

...probably got caught looking up the term "democracy" on the internet and all his family and friends sent off to gulag, so when network troubles happened after a month, they just let it go down.

Too bad Kim Jong Il isn't still around. Last I heard, he claimed to be an "internet expert," and he was rumored to be an expert in all things..

Re:Their only network engineer... (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295563)

I might actually have to agree here, they might've had insufficient IT resources to continue running it in the manner they wanted to.

That or they thought South Korea was mooching off their 3g wireless.

Re:Their only network engineer... (1)

Reverand Dave (1959652) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295741)

That's why you need to put a password on it duh!

Re:Their only network engineer... (1)

bkmoore (1910118) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296221)

1-2-3-4-5...funny, that's the password on my luggage.

Re:Their only network engineer... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295593)

Too bad Kim Jong Il isn't still around. Last I heard, he claimed to be an "internet expert," and he was rumored to be an expert in all things..

Do not be confused by Western lies.

Kim Jong Il has transcended mortality and continues to explain The Way through his chosen Earthly emissary, Kum Dump Un.

The Western foes will flee before out superiority of numbers and technology, showing once again that short men with small penises are destined to rule the world.

Glorious Leader will be performing karaoke renditions of "So Ronery" on People's Square all week, and impregnating a fresh generation of citizens.

Re:Their only network engineer... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295739)

So are you saying that once Ill died, there was nobody left to take care of the 3G network and after having to reboot it too often during Rodman's visit they decided to bury the network with the old man?

Re:Their only network engineer... (3, Funny)

bkmoore (1910118) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296211)

....

Too bad Kim Jong Il isn't still around. Last I heard, he claimed to be an "internet expert," and he was rumored to be an expert in all things..

Kim Jong Il invented the internet while an undergraduate student at the Kim Jong Il university. This was during his artistic years when he composed such romantic operas "Kimi, the last of the Tribunes" and the "Flying Chinaman."

Re:Their only network engineer... (3, Funny)

OakDragon (885217) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297131)

...probably got caught looking up the term "democracy" on the internet and all his family and friends sent off to gulag...

That's the North Korean "Friends & Family" plan.

Re:Their only network engineer... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43300661)

Wake me up when their Friends & Family plan covers the "I know the names of the neighbor and his cousin so I tell that to the interrogators" like the Cambodian one did. The value of the social network is indescribable!

Unhinged ... (1)

gstoddart (321705) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295501)

I don't think we need to look further than the fact that NK has become fairly unhinged as of late, with a lot of bluster and threats.

So either this is really just more penis waggling by the little runt to show he's got some balls, or they're really thinking about doing something.

This could be them showing they can really do this (oooh, I'm impressed), or a prelude to something else.

Re:Unhinged ... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295641)

"of late". They have been that way for at least 20+ years.

One or more of three things is going to happen.

They get more food/aid(money) and shut up for a bit (1-2 years). - most likely outcome
They get more and more xenophobic and actually start a war.
The people of NK rise up and take care of business.

Re:Unhinged ... (2)

gstoddart (321705) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295719)

"of late". They have been that way for at least 20+ years.

Ever known someone with bipolar disorder? Same kind of thing ... you know they always have it, but sometimes they're just a little more 'out there' than usual.

Last little while, Kim Jong Un has been blustering quite a bit more.

Re:Unhinged ... (1)

Lord Apathy (584315) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296703)

I'm of the option that most world leaders are some what crazy. But in all honesty I believe the little runt may actually be insane. I don't mean figuratively, but medically certifiably bats ass insane.

Hopefully someone, China?, will nut up and send in the brute squad to put him down before he moves from mildly annoying fruit basket to full blown menace. An I mean menace with nuclear weapons.

Re:Unhinged ... (1)

Yomers (863527) | about a year and a half ago | (#43300649)

I bet glorious leader just getting payed for trolling. He creates media events, or how its called, and additionally justifies US military budget - quite valuable!

Dear Leader got the biggest roaming bill ever (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43295539)

Dear Leader got the biggest roaming bill ever and he did not pay up.

Hold up (0)

TheCarp (96830) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295731)

....tourists? does the DPRK really have that many tourists? Like....can I get a visa to go there?

I mean yes, I am an American, and its probably illegal and my own government will probably threaten me and insist on detaining me for interviews after I try to return but, it could totally be worth it for the experience of seeing some of the things I have read about first hand.

Course if the DPRK did any searching on my online posts they would never give me a visa but.... tourists? That just boggles me. I mean, I hear they have some paper thin displays of modern city scapes and things setup just to fool foriegn visitors but, I never imagined anybody but officials and occasional journalists would be allowed in.

I wonder how many minutes I would be there before I said something that got my Visa revoked and me shoved back on a plane?

Re:Hold up (1)

HungWeiLo (250320) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295845)

You can easily Google travelogues of many who have made the journey. The photos are very intriguing and amazingly surreal. It looks like a good chunk of these tourists are Americans. I believe all the tours operate out of an authorized travel agency based out of Beijing.

All these tour experiences sound the same. The same 2 Mercedes sedans endlessly circling the city streets where the tour group happens to walk. The same suited men with briefcases who walk in and out of the subway trains. Lots and lots of food (not top-notch of course, but miles away from anything the general population outside of the major cities has ever laid eyes on). And lots of shows involving five digits worth of performers in a insanely large sports stadium. And constant watch from government tour minders - whom a few have successfully befriended enough to let loose the reigns a bit at times.

Re:Hold up (5, Interesting)

SIGBUS (8236) | about a year and a half ago | (#43295853)

Obsolete by now, but still a good window into the weirdness of North Korea: http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/vice-guide-to-north-korea-1-of-3 [vice.com] (warning: autoplay video)

If you're from someplace that actually has diplomatic relations with them, it might be easier. Then there's this guy, who went with a friend via the Russian border (normally off-limits to Western tourists), spent 36 hours in North Korea without a guide, and somehow managed to stay out of jail: http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/ [blogspot.com] (long travelogue including journey across Russia)

Re:Hold up (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296033)

" it could totally be worth it for the experience of seeing some of the things I have read about first hand."

They escort you to what they want to show you, you don't get a choice.

And just think about this: they could easily keep you and there is nothing anyone would do about it.

Re:Hold up (1)

Zaatxe (939368) | about a year and a half ago | (#43301995)

[...] got my Visa revoked and me shoved back on a plane?

In the bet case scenario.

Never underestimate the bandwidth... (1)

istartedi (132515) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296329)

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a peasant hurled over the walls via catapult.

Re:Never underestimate the bandwidth... (1)

kermidge (2221646) | about a year and a half ago | (#43298699)

http://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/hagarthehorrible/s-1297130 [arcamax.com] from yesterday

I might guess your sig is to aggravate the grammar nazis but it still gives me the fingernails-on-blackboard reaction.

"For all intents and purposes, "whom" is no longer a word. That raises the question, "who cares?"

I know (1)

MonsterTrimble (1205334) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296461)

That said, as with most things in North Korea, we may never know the real answer

Magic 8 ball

Announcing (1)

hduff (570443) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296473)

Announcing North Korea 10G coming soon! Better than everybody!

Likely they were finding citizens with cell phones (5, Interesting)

Koreantoast (527520) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296775)

My guess is that they were finding more and more of their own citizens with "tourist" cellphones, and the idea of so many with relatively unrestricted access to the outside world was simply not worth the risk.

Oblig Onion pieces... (1)

SternisheFan (2529412) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296835)

I love this TheOnion's articles take on N.K.'s .leader...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/kim-jongun-privately-doubting-hes-crazy-enough-to,18374/ [theonion.com]

And then this one on gay marriage...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/kim-jongun-comes-out-in-support-of-gay-marriage-im,31821/ [theonion.com]

This was news to me...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/world-surrenders-to-north-korea,31265/ [theonion.com]

I am so grateful that I wasn't born there.

Re:Oblig Onion pieces... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297083)

I am so grateful that I wasn't born there.

This about sums up my thoughts about North Korea. I cannot imagine it getting much worse. Even a military coup would (almost certainly) be an improvement.

uh, maybe Da ISH doesn't love Dearest Leader? (1)

swschrad (312009) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297257)

there really is no other answer, except that maybe real information can be found on Da ISH if you look long and hard enough. Nut Korea mismanagement is deathly allergic to information.

Give credit where due (1)

Max DollarCash (2874161) | about a year and a half ago | (#43298387)

I'm always surprised to see these heavily embargoed countries make such technological advances be it space/defense/communications/infrastructure. Sometimes I wonder if waiting decades and playing back and forth games using diplomacy is just enabling these countries to become more and more self sufficient & self reliant. Iran got its own planes, a pretty decent navy by the looks of it, decent telecoms infrastructure and believe it or not a growing economy! Look at north korea, it can't feed its people but it can build a 3G network while being under embargo. Diplomacy is a joke.

Re:Give credit where due (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43298713)

Iran's navy is only decent if they don't need to actually use it against the US navy. Small gunships no matter how fast are nothing but target practice if it came to a fight. Their threats to close the gulf to halt oil shipments is wishful thinking. Not only would their navy be destroyed they would open the door for strikes on the infrastucture needed to build the navy.

Re:Give credit where due (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43299209)

It apparently can't build a 3G network either...

While there is definitely a rampant hunger problem, they could atleast try, but that country is literally based on the idea that the Sopranos are in charge.

Re:Give credit where due (1)

hermitdev (2792385) | about a year and a half ago | (#43299311)

Decent Navy? How do you define that? Takes 4 hours of open war to destroy it all, instead of 2? Iran has a laughable blue water navy. And, most of what they do have is confined in a very small geographical space, making it relatively easy targets. The worst threat from them may be a few diesel electric subs (and I'd be surprised if the US doesn't have tabs on them as soon as they leave port), but they are a very long ways away from any sort of force projection. Hell, the only country with a real force-projection capable navy in the World is the US. Russia and the UK have small carriers, but they're not really realistic in a large-scale conflict. Russia's biggest naval threat are their boomers, which they're not likely to use unless attacked first.

Re:Give credit where due (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43299843)

Actually, the 3G network was built via an egyptian company. Though there's a lot of embargoes going around, it's not like there's a fence and blockade surrounding it. I took an interest a while back reading about the experiences of expats who live in NK. It's pretty interesting and a lot of them are different contractors from various companies

critical component (1)

kermidge (2221646) | about a year and a half ago | (#43298637)

Maybe they ran out of Juche?

They found out Ludicrous Speed was available... (1)

hermitdev (2792385) | about a year and a half ago | (#43299267)

...and they couldn't settle for anything less.

The fat kid did it (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43299489)

My bet is the fat kid was behind it. Oops, I mean "Our Dear Eternal, Life Giving, Holding the planet together with just a single thought in the last 10 years leader"(tm). The hermit kingdom is living up to its reputation.

Sincerely, rabid stinking imperialist dog.

Rifmatch (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43299737)

http://balta.vv.si

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