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R. A. Montgomery, Creator of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books, Dead At 78

MisterSquid Re:Got you, Mrs. Sampson (80 comments)

My 8th grade English teacher told us that books were written in the third person, and sometimes the first person. I raised my hand and asked about books written in the second person. She told me there was no such thing. The next day, I came in with "The Mystery Of Chimney Rock" and got a frown from Mrs. Sampson. She had what I found in later life to be a common reaction from the literati when they encounter an inconvenient truth: she disparaged it as garbage literature and said it didn't count.

Mrs. Sampson, you really disappointed me. Here was a chance to learn something new, and you refused because it threatened your existing view of what literature is.

Unfortunately, many teachers become interested in "education" not because they want to learn and explore but because they want to "master" a field of knowledge. They want to swallow truth whole and digest it so that it will embiggen them. They often don't consider that the domains which constitute knowledge will grow and change as long as there are things that can be known.

More directly concerning the question of second-person Literature-with-a-capital-"L" Literature, Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City is written in the second-person and is well-regarded by many teachers of creative writing and professors of Literature.

about two weeks ago

Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

MisterSquid Re: Not a chance (631 comments)

The ^ in the sig is to the power. So "1^2=1" reads "One squared equals one."

If you follow the logic laid in the sig, the final assertion seems wrong to me. I think it should read "2=0" (after adding "1" to both sides of "1=-1").

But what do I know and, more importantly, what does it matter?! ; )

about a month ago

NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

MisterSquid Re:my thoughts (372 comments)

There is a huge difference between being in a room with someone with early stages of ebola for a few minutes and working in a hospital. Here are some factors when working in a hospital with ebola patients; 1. Much longer contact periods. Many health workers in Africa work 18 hour days. 2. Much closer contact. Health workers touch ebola patients much more often than the general public. 3. Contact later in the disease progression. Ebola is transmitted by bodily fluids. As the disease progresses more bodily fluids are secreted, it is a hemorrhagic disease, and more pathogen is present in the excretions.

If one works long hours and their suit is covered in ebola laden fluids it is quite probable that a small mistake can cause infection. Even the fatigue factor may cause errors in protocol.

The nurses in Texas who contracted Ebola from Duncan, do you believe that they had "prolonged" contact with him?

The Ebola virus spreads through bodily fluids including saliva (aerosolized when sneezing) and sweat. I think it is easier to spread than is currently believed, especially because fluids are more readily spread than is understood even by health experts.

Also, the Ebola virus apparently can live outside the body for several days if encapsulated in body fluids.

Anyone can verify these facts about about Ebola on the US CDC FAQ about Ebola.

about a month ago

Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

MisterSquid Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

So far we have a small handful of US infections - mostly related to one guy who brought it in the country and the healthcare workers who didn't follow appropriate protocols while working with him. (Some of that blame might lie on the CDC and the hospital's management - not all of it on the nurses.)

Contrast this with the 5% - 20% of people in the US who get the flu every year and the 200,000 who are hospitalized with flu-related complications. (Source)

Can we please stop comparing Ebola to the flu?

For starters, Ebola apparently has a 70% mortality rate. Additionally, Ebola kills people who are otherwise perfectly healthy. The flu does not.

The flu is a health concern, yes, but widespread infection of Ebola is a nightmare that would make (in Sierra Leone, "makes") most years' flu seasons look like a sneezing fit.

about a month ago

Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

MisterSquid Re:Everybody Panic! (421 comments)

well no, I bet a dollar there was a tear in his suit. Simplest explanation is always right.

My favorite part about this is how it gives the lie to all the xenophobic rationalizations that people in various African nations were contracting Ebola because of $DANGEROUS_TRIBAL_FUNERARY_CEREMONY.

Ebola is transmitted through bodily fluids including sweat and aerosolized saliva (produced by sneezing). Containing bodily fluids in a social context—especially saliva and sweat—is virtually impossible and probably makes Ebola a lot more contagious than the talking heads are letting on.

about a month and a half ago

How Poor Punctuation Can Break Windows

MisterSquid Re:Shellshock is way worse (94 comments)

So surprisingly few competently written applications do this; GNU dhcpd was one, I'll give you that if you can give me another.

A Leopard (Mac OS X v.10.5.8) web server (Apache) I admin was defaced a few days after the exploit was announced.

Totally my fault for not immediately securing BASH, but yeah, I'm pretty sure the cgi scripts authored by MovableType (3.x) make calls to /bin/sh.

I do consider MovableType to be competently written. The reality is that the Shellshock vulnerability was something no one was really thinking about and it took many admins and even highly technical groups of people by surprise.*

* Whatever you think of Yahoo! their engineers and admins are highly technical. Shellshock is just a very nasty bug.

about a month and a half ago

Flash IDE Can Now Reach Non-Flash Targets (Including Open Source)

MisterSquid Re:are you fucking kidding me? (57 comments)

Except they've pivoted and HAVE been making HTML5 authoring tools for the last 3 years. Edge, Muse, Flash (yes, it's been exporting to HTML5 for a while now), among others use HTML5 as their final output.

I went to a pitch-disguised-as-a-conference for one of Adobe's then-upcoming products (Edge?) and was fairly impressed about Adobe's recommitting to HTML5 authoring and a CSS/JS IDE.

Fast forward two years and many developers still haven't touched these products because they are avoiding Adobe's subscription-based licensing.

Adobe needs radically to change their corporate culture because a significant portion of the developers who would love to use their products are NOT going to start paying rent to even read the content they've created.*

* This sentence is a polite translation of "Adobe can go die in a fire."

about a month and a half ago

Interviews: Ask Reuben Paul What Hackers Can Learn From an 8-Year-Old

MisterSquid Kids will be kids (44 comments)

The whole domain of computer security is very serious and, well, I'm also wondering what kinds of things do you like to do that's just kid stuff that's not directly related to computing? You know, like riding a bicycle, going on hikes, playing tag (not trying to patronize as these are things I did when I was 8).

(This is the last question I will post in this thread. Thanks for considering.)

about a month and a half ago

Interviews: Ask Reuben Paul What Hackers Can Learn From an 8-Year-Old

MisterSquid US Government surveillance (44 comments)

What are your thoughts about the US government's efforts (apocryphal and confirmed) to surveil nearly all Internet systems and traffic and how such efforts affect security?

about a month and a half ago

Interviews: Ask Reuben Paul What Hackers Can Learn From an 8-Year-Old

MisterSquid Bullying? (44 comments)

Have you ever been bullied by people your age and, if so, how did you deal with it? (If you don't mind, please share what the matter was.)

about a month and a half ago

Interviews: Ask Reuben Paul What Hackers Can Learn From an 8-Year-Old

MisterSquid What do you do with clueless grownups? (44 comments)

Have you ever one-upped an adult who condescended to you or greatly underestimated your technical understanding? What happened?

about a month and a half ago

Interviews: Ask Reuben Paul What Hackers Can Learn From an 8-Year-Old

MisterSquid Security? (44 comments)

Is security what you find most interesting in computing, or is there another area that interests you more? If security is what interests you most, what is it about security in particular you like?

I ask because it seems natural (as someone who was your age in the 1970s) that young people would either be interested in development programming (as I was) or games (which I sort of was).

(My apologies if you answered this in your talk, which I'm only just getting around to watching.)

about a month and a half ago

Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

MisterSquid Re:Depending on local ordinances... (488 comments)

Kind of like laws that require my private residence built for me and my family to be fully-wheel chair accessible (no stairs to the ground floor, ground floor must have a kitchen, laundry room, and full wheel-chair accessible bathroom and at least one bedroom and all hallways and doors on ground floor must be 36 inch doors). Why? So that I won't be discriminating against a potential wheelchair bound buyer if and when I decide to sell.

Reasonable? Less so than requiring all housing to be hooked up to utilities.

Or maybe you will use your home's wheel-chair accessibility when you are old and infirm, or maybe your loved one will rely on your house's accessibility should he or she become injured. In those cases, your possible medical hardship won't be compounded with worries of how you're going to retrofit your home to the tune of $175,000 or more.

about 2 months ago

Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

MisterSquid Re:Grim (221 comments)

Sure, it won't be pleasant, but the "Western" world shouldn't take anywhere near the damage Africa is taking.

You're doing that thing some of us call "skating to where the puck was" rather than "skating to where the puck will be".

EBV has already manifested several versions, some airborne (not yet contagious for humans), others with lower lethality (which is why this recent outbreak is so much more severe than previous ones).

If EBV is not contained now and stopped in its tracks, it will mutate/evolve and eventually be "successful" enough that you, I, and everyone else in the Western world will wonder what the hell happened.

about 2 months ago

Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

MisterSquid Re:Grim (221 comments)

It is grim because we don't want to "offend" anyone with the proper response (quarantine the zone) . Political Correctness run amok is going to kill people.

How many dead or sick people before we stop worrying about feelings and sensibilities?

Don't be daft.

It is impossible to quarantine an area encompassing Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Congo, etc. Furthermore, a quarantine condition would likely lead to a humanitarian disaster, which I'm guessing the US government foresees and wants to establish a presence on the ground to "assist."

As the days go by I can't help but think of the way in which the military was deployed in 28 Weeks Later (sequel to 28 Days). Let's hope treatment production can ramp up and get to the sufferers before a tactical military response is even contemplated.

Also, I suspect one reason why the US is out in front of this is that they've run epidemiological simulations on EBV and have found that the whole world, including the US, in a shitload of trouble in short time.

about 2 months ago

Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

MisterSquid Re:That depends... (363 comments)

Does Bill Gates have any credentials to show he is an expert in the field of teaching history?

Gates doesn't even have an undergraduate degree.

Nothing he's so far achieved among his many considerable accomplishments leads me to believe he understands anything about the requirements of rigorous intellectual thought or well-constructed rational arguments.

about 3 months ago

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

MisterSquid Re:Alleged leaker already named (336 comments)

Hey Slashdot editors or whomever you are

When I self-flagged these posts and asked for them to be removed because I was concerned that they dox someone who has not yet been charged with a crime, I didn't expect you'd simply moderate them as flamebait, which they are most certainly not.

To boot, the posts are still visible to those browsing at -1 which means the doxxing still, technically, is live. Why don't you just simply delete the posts? I know you can because from time to time /. does delete posts. I think this should be one of those exceptions.

Thanks for considering.

about 3 months ago

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

MisterSquid Re:Alleged leaker already named (336 comments)

Whoa, it looks like the paste has been removed!

Let's put it here for posterity, shall we?

Ok. I didn't think this was really going to be anything at first but things started to get very very suspicious... I'll try to provide screenshots for anything I think may be taken down later.

Woke up today and bam see a reddit thread on front page called "One more because I am kind" posted in /r/JenniferLawrence. That thread is here http://www.reddit.com/r/Jennif.... (SCREENSHOT http://imgur.com/GsGyrs6)

When you go to that link now you will notice that the creator of it says deleted. Now this is where it get's interesting. I know and remember who the OP was that created that thread. It was http://www.reddit.com/user/Blu....

But that thread was made over 16 hours ago! How could you remember that guys name?

Because when it was created /u/BluntMastermind (the OP) wrote in the comments of the "One more because I am kind" (you can see where he posted, they all say deleted now because he deleted his account) was mentioning he was willing to sell portions of the collection.

It's hard to tell you exactly what he said but I'm telling you what I remember from memory. It wasn't really THAT long ago anyways.

/u/BluntMastermind also mentioned he wasn't the leaker but he just had the collection, someone shared it with him.

What if he was one of the thousands just reposting a picture after it was already posted?

But he wasn't. Somebody called him out on it saying he was getting the pics from 4chan. He posted a reply pretty much showing 4chan's posts of the pic he posted came after his. He used timestamps to back up that he was the real first poster of that specific picture before anyone else. You'll also see the user who called him out on it take it back after he OP replies to him with proof in the comments. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/Hj0NREG.png)

Maybe you're not convinced now but keep reading to the very end.

So after seeing BluntMastermind refute claims with timestamp proof it looked like he was really the first person to release that specific Jennifer Lawrence picture.

Even more he mentioned he was willing to sell them. So I PM'd him pretty much asking what's the rate for another celeb's pictures to know if this guy was the real deal.

His reply was "$100 but they're not as good as the others and I might not have all of them. I have 13, 4 full nude." Here's the picture of the reply. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/UC6Nu05.png)

I replied back saying ok but I want to see a sample clothed picture and I can't pay in bitcoin.

He didn't respond and I'm pretty sure it was because I mentioned no Bitcoin and maybe he thought I was wasting his time trying to get a freebie (I was wasting his time, I don't have money to pay for what's going to be free shit in a week lol).

-- A few hours pass, other leaks started coming out and I didn't pay attention to him after he didn't reply.

Then everything changes here.. http://www.reddit.com/r/news/c... (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/APnc3uW.png)

You see deleted? That was /u/fappeningwhistleblow. http://www.reddit.com/u/fappen....

His comment was this (I didn't save the comment but got this one from 4chan which is almost the exact same comment) (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/Jnq2qn4.png) -- "This will probably get buried, but I'm pretty sure I figured out the identity of the leaker, or at least ONE of them. The leaker was posting censored screenshots on 4chan of his desktop folder with the thumbnails. In this one he forgot to block out the labels on his homegroup and his network. His homegroup: Tristan. Other computers on his network: BARTANDJENNA and BH. So, after a little bit of google searching, I found this site for Southern Digital Media. And check out the names of the team: Jenna, Bart, Bryan Hamade (BH), and TRISTAN, the 15 year old intern. (there's also a guy named andrew and a monkey, both of whom I suppose could be behind the leaks, but my money's on Tristan). So, yeah, if (and I do mean IF) all the leaks are by the same guy who made the one screenshot, and IF there is only one organization that matches those criteria, then everyone on 4chan is benefitting from the efforts of a 15 year old web development intern. And JLaw has the weirdest mortal enemy of all time." --

Ok, gotta hand it hand it to this guy/girl who did this insane detective work. He got me thinking to typing this out.

I said it's ALMOST the exact same comment because /u/fappeningwhistleblow included links to the image of the censored screenshot where he teases us but forgets to censor his homegroup info (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/oNtNZ7g.png). He also provided a link to http://www.southerndigitalmedi... which now crashed because everyone tried to go there at once. So the guy who copied pasted the /u/fappeningwhistleblow reddit comment (now deleted) to 4chan probably took the links out so he could paste the comment since direct links aren't allowed on 4chan. And he was probably too lazy to change change the link a little so it wasn't a direct clickable link.

Anyways that comment got me started. I went to the website he posted and sure enough the employee's were listed. But it only showed their first name and not their last.

That would make it super hard to find any of them on Facebook! Except the address of the company was listed at Lawrenceville, Georgia at the bottom of the page. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/hohpuHM.png)

Ok. That makes things easier. So /u/fappeningwhistleblow lists Tristan as the prime suspect behind everything. I go to Facebook and search for a Tristan that looks like the Tristan on the website's page that lives in Lawrenceville. Nothing..

Next I try "Jenna" who is listed on the company's website too. Lots of women with "Jenna" as their first time in Lawrenceville. Scroll down a little and there it is! (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/FjkuCON.png) Jenna uses the same picture on the company website that shows her, for her Facebook profile picture.

I go to her profile and wow, even easier. She didn't turn on a few privacy settings so you can see all of her friends. Search for a Bart. There he is, but he doesn't use the same picture as he does on the company website. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/RgQHKzg.png) So I look closer, looks like Bart on the website... plus his last name is the same as Jenna so it seems they are married? Jenna even looks like the woman in Bart's profile picture..

Moving on... search for a while and cant find Tristan's Facebook through anybody's friends list...

The next idea I get pretty much makes me shift the attention away from Tristan...

The last person on the list that works at that company...... "Bryan Hamade". He doesn't have a Facebook that I can find either. But Jenna is friends with a bunch of Hamades, some that live in Georgia. Bryan's relatives probably? (SCREENSHOT http://imgur.com/oP4MKkN)

Seriously out of a random thought I think back to /u/BluntMastermind the person who I'm almost certain collected or could be the hacker behind all this that posted earlier today.

I go to www.reddit.com/u/BluntMastermind after getting a thought about him. Haven't looked at his profile since he ignored my message hours ago and hadn't thought about him.....

But when I go back his profile is deleted! http://www.reddit.com/user/Blu...

Suspicious! I don't have screenshots of his comments today and can't find an online archive of his profile or posts from today. But I know /u/BluntMastermind wasn't a throwaway because when I went to his profile to message him I saw all his awards and he's been a user for I think more than a year! (Down below I find an archive.org that shows his account is old, full of posts, karma, etc. So /u/BluntMastermind wasn't a throwaway.)

Ok. So he deleted his account. At the time I didn't know /u/BluntMastermind had anything to do with this company. But I got curious and started thinking more. This guy, /u/BluntMastermind said he had a bunch of pictures unreleased and again, I'm certain, provided timestamp proof that was the first ever to post one of the earlier Jennifer Lawrence pics from today.

So I google "BluntMastermind". Here's the first page of the search results for that..

FIRST, notice the second listing. It's a part of the comment he deleted from earlier when I mentioned how he commented to prove he was the first poster of the pic.

"16 hours ago - Look at the time stamps dumbass. You checked 4chan before reddit. Hover over where it says 22 minutes ago to see the timestamp. 11:55" (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/bbiU9Ij.jpg)

That's the deleted comment he said in reply to /u/Namnilb who called him out at first for just reposting the pic from 4chan. But you can see /u/Namnilb on the thread at http://www.reddit.com/r/Jennif... take back his claim after /u/BluntMastermind posted the fact about timestamps showing he was the first poster as proof.

Ok, with that shown. The other links I looked at regarding his profile didn't really prove much or show anything...

Except his www.tf2outpost.com user page at http://www.tf2outpost.com/user... (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/oQwGAe8.jpg)

Huh, that page doesn't show much either.

Then you click on Steam Profile and it takes you to http://steamcommunity.com/id/b...

HOLY FUCK THIS IS EVERYTHING. This is where he fucked up. Look at his custom Steam URL he chose. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/TaxdSCs.jpg)


Familiar? Yeah well first it's on the company website where /u/fappeningwhistleblow first came up with in his comment I mentioned earlier.

Second where does he list his location?

Georgia. He doesn't specifiy what city but remember? The website and how I found two employees of the company, Jenna and Bart. They only listed first names but I found them through them listing Lawrenceville, Georgia as the company's location on their website. And Jenna having the exact same picture on Facebook and the comapany's website showing her.

Hey I said the website was down up there earlier but now checking as I write it's back up!

Which one is Bryan? Hover over his picture. If the site is down check this picture out. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/iq91rUE.jpg)

So /u/fappeningwhistleblow's idea was Tristan was the guy with the pics.

But let's go in order of these four people in the circles. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/hohpuHM.png)

Jenna (Matches the Facebook profile pic by the way), it says Web Designer when you hover over her pictures. Bryan (I'm certain this is /u/bluntmastermind. Don't think he has a Facebook or he deleted it.), hover over and it says Server Administrator. Bart (Found him off Jenna's friend list.), hover over and it says Graphic Designer. Tristan (15 year old kid), hover over and it says Web Development Intern.

By the way when you click the arrow on the right in the green box it takes you to the next two employees. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/dUCuvdn.jpg)

Andrew (Can't find him on Facebook.), hover over his pic and it says Sales & Marketing Jingo Jax (the monkey, not a real person lol), hover over and it says Social Media.

Hmm out of everyone that might be responsible for leaking the nude pics who would it be? I highly doubt Tristan, the 15 year old web development intern. Yeah... it's probably Bryan Hamade "Coding specialist", graduate of the University of Georgia. He's their "technical expert and specializes in PHP, MySql, HTML, and Java. Maybe the others are involved. I don't know but I seriously wouldn't bother the other people when prime target Brian Hamade has shit stacked up for him. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/iq91rUE.jpg) -- I think you should understand now Bryan Hamade = /u/BluntMastermind = He has a collection of the pics. Either he's fucking the guy behind this all or got it from someone else and most if not all the pics even unreleased right now. I'm certain it's one of those two or BOTH.

Does he have the experience to pull something like this off?

I don't know you tell me. Did you see his employee description on the Southern Digital Media website compared to the others that work there? (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/uxJobi8.png) What about his LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/br.... Wow he does an awful lot of SERVER Admin management. I don't even know what the fuck "CentOS server administration" or "Nginix configuration, administration, and deployment" is but man that sounds more fucking convincing than a 15 year old kid named Tristan who is an INTERN web developer. Keep in mind the current idea is also the hacks were done through iCloud! A fucking cloud SERVER! --

Ok ok, so maybe he does have the experience. You also got some pretty convincing proof but do you have any more!?

Yeah but quick overview. -He posted (now deleted) a comment CLAIMING himself that he's the first poster of that Jennifer Lawrence pic /u/Namilb saying this "16 hours ago - Look at the time stamps dumbass. You checked 4chan before reddit. Hover over where it says 22 minutes ago to see the timestamp. 11:55". On the thread at http://www.reddit.com/r/Jennif..., and I got the comment from the second listing on the first page of Google searching "BluntMastermind". -Made comments about him having more pictures and was willing to sell them (I don't have a screenshot of that because all this research happened AFTER he deleted his account and I can find a definite archive of his posts that are recent). Which is why I PM'd him and got this response -He deleted his main old reddit account after this shit hit the fan and got big. -He's tied to this picture from which /u/fappeningwhistleblow first pointed out. Notice at the bottom left under Network? It says BH (Bryan Hamade). It's pretty much already concrete proof that Southern Digital Media is connected also. The other Network names Bart (Bart Bennett), Jenna (Jenna Bennett), Tristan (Tristan the 15 year old kid) are ALL on Southern Digital Media's website here www.southerndigitalmedia.com/about-us# (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/oNtNZ7g.jpg) -TF2outpost account led to his Steam account which uses the URL http://steamcommunity.com/id/b... while his username is "BluntMastermind". His profile lists him as from Georgia.... where everything related with proof is located at... The username "Bluntmastermind" results on search engines like Google all pretty much belong to him, it's not a common username.

-- OK that's all the proof I mentioned earlier I think. Any other proof that I haven't mentioned?

Like are you sure BluntMastermind the reddit account is Bryan Hamade? Yes I'm pretty sure cause like I said all search engine results for the username BluntMastermind are his. I'm sure he is the only one with that username.

Other proof! (Found out about www.archive.org as I was writing this. How helpful!) -http://web.archive.org/web/20120324194806/http://www.reddit.com/user/BluntMastermind. Look this archive from March 24, 2012 for reddit user /u/bluntmastermind shows a post he made about ATL Filmmakers in subreddit /r/ATLFilmmakers. ATL is Atlanta, Georgia by the way! GEORGIA!!!! -http://web.archive.org/web/20120116161250/http://www.reddit.com/user/BluntMastermind. Another archive from Janurary 16, 2012 for reddit user /u/bluntmastermind shows a post where he says "I'm in Athens near downtown" in reply to a thread named "Ents near Athens, Georgia?" in subreddit /ents/. GEORGIA AGAIN!!!

Yeah feel free to go over the few archives there is saved of his profile at http://web.archive.org/web/201....

Ironic he knows a thing or two about privacy rights. "Actually untrue, there is a legal case establishing a reasonable expectation of privacy when in your own residence. I forget the case name, but basically you can be nude in your house and people looking in are violating said privacy blinds or no blinds. I am on mobile, but I will update with the case when I get home." http://web.archive.org/web/201...

The most recent archive of his profile is here, August 11th 2014. Stuff like a comment about losing his porn on his hard drive http://web.archive.org/web/201... --

Anything else? Yeah just google "bluntmastermind georgia" and look at the results.

One example here. http://tawqer.com/comment/8831... "Same here in Georgia....." "BluntMastermind on Elon Musk explains why Texas lawmakers got Tesla sales banned in the state: "A peversion of democracy... The car dealers are such huge contributors to their political campaigns on the local level" -- Bryan's Twitter account - https://twitter.com/bryanhamad... Update- Oh look sometime during writing this he deleted his Twitter account. Can't remember the names now but he was following a lot of the girls on the list that supposedly have naked pics hacked. Didn't manage to screenshot all he was following only the top. Was planning to get the whole page but only got this before he deleted the Twitter account (http://i.imgur.com/0104XLv.jpg).

Wait but if he deleted his Twitter account is it because someone there was a massive shit storm about him while I was writing this and he got scared? He must've deleted his Twitter now because there are tons of people spamming him.

No, lol. Only four people tweeted at/about him so far. (SCREENSHOT http://i.imgur.com/nMTkt83.png). If he was innocent and didn't have a clue about what was going on why does he race to delete his Twitter account? Cause he knows he fucked up and even though not a lot a people know the truth right now a shit storm is coming at him.

Unfortunately again, /u/BluntMastermind's comment history from today were deleted when he deleted his whole reddit account. Also the most recent archive of his profile on Archive.org are from 21 days ago. Not sure if anyone that saw his posts remember his username specifically like I did but if they also remember his comments they can also say that he claimed he had the WHOLE pic collection (not just what's been released) and he tried to sell them. But I really do think that this should be enough proof.

Yep, everything goes back to Georgia... where the one guy with the username he uses across the internet "BluntMastermind" lives... where the picture of the nude photo screenshot tease shows his initials BH and the names of his co-workers at Southern Digital Media that all match up... where he posted the one of the first pics of Jennifer Lawrence before anyone else, even proving it himself with a timestamp....

If you only look at /u/fappeningwhistleblow's original comment I'd say yeah that's not enough proof and I don't agree that Tristan was behind it. But there's Archive.org's that go back to 2012 where BluntMastermind AKA Bryan Hamade talks about Georgia which all comes back to everything else like the screenshot that shows the User Network listing the names of the employee that match with Southern Digital Media company based in Georgia...

Note- Of course I'm not 100% sure Jenna, Bart, Tristan, and Andrew who work with him had nothing to do with this. But I HIGHLY doubt currently that they had something to do with this given what they do at the company compared to Bryan.

I didn't look through everything, this is tiring work lol. I guess you could look at everyone in his Steam friends list (I didn't get much from those I looked at) and other stuff. Hope this clears things up.

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about 3 months ago

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

MisterSquid Re:Alleged leaker already named (336 comments)

Wow. If it turns out to be true, it's yet another testament to how difficult it is to be truly anonymous online these days. But not because of standard technical things like using proxies, etc, it's simply because there's so much info out there in social media and Google to provide clues. One mistake or oversight and you're pretty much exposed.

tl;dr: Excluding the reddit users who put the pieces together, it wasn't social media that got Bryan Hamade. It was Bryan Hamade who screwed himself by failing to redact his network information from his attempts to sell data that didn't belong to him.

While what you say is true, that there is so much interconnection between social media services that isolating one's identity while using them is virtually impossible, Bryan Hamade screwed himself on this one.

Paragraph 47 of the pastebin "/u/bluntmastermind = bryan hamade"" points to a screenshot of the alleged perpetrator's desktop. That screenshot reveals the perpetrator failed to redact the names of the network group and servers to which the user was connected.

Some productive user Googled the names and eventually turned up the "About Us" page for Souther Digital Media (screenshot) and initially fingered the 15-year-old, but deeper searching points to Bryan Hamade (aka bluntmastermind, notice the custom URL, http://steamcommunity.com/id/bryanhamade/).

about 3 months ago


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