[FoRK] A short sad history of Lance Detweiler our first NET.LOON Re: Brag About Exploits, Go to Jail

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Wed Jan 8 17:44:29 PST 2014

On 1/8/14, 5:10 PM, coderman wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 8:22 AM, gwen hastings <gwen at cypherpunks.to> wrote:
>> ...
>> This kind treatment of the truth was drove our first list foil Detweiler
>> stark raving bonkers and sent him raving on the list about tentacles of
>> MEDUSA especially after list participants picked up and started remailer
>> bombing him with a procmail script that someone thoughtfully published
>> to the list that would email him several (n+1)slightly different copies
>> of his own posted mail each time he posted.
>> Detweilers final demise from his position as one of the privileged
>> Sysadmins at the University when he carelessly replied to a type one
>> remailer block that contained his direct supervisors spouse's(wife)
>> email address among others(the chancellors of the university  email
>> addresses were included in that block.) thinking that he was instead
>> replying to one of his sockpuppet harassers(I believe it was tentacle
>> #69 who copped to this).
>> Badda bing Badda boom,, all 83 email addresses he had been abusing from
>> the university  position where he was employed were gone in 1 hour
>> etc...as was his job and privileged position from where he abused the
>> rest of the list.
> the best kinds of drama!
> ... when does cypherpunks the movie come out??

Ah Detweiler...  I mention him to Internet newbies (anyone online after 
1994) once in a while to blank stares.  What an implosion. But I missed 
the episode below, so thanks for that!

We really need an FAQ on varieties of madness:

Tea Party Saturate
GOPping mad
Faux News Skewed Reality
Tin Foiler
Crystal Crank
Drug Addled Nonsensical
NSA Paranoid (wait, that's just reality now)
Zion refugee

(Apologies for the cross-post.)


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