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McAfee Is Doing a Live Broadcast Tonight 201

Posted by samzenpus
from the it-keeps-getting-better dept.
paysonwelch writes "John McAfee, famed antivirus software pioneer and human rights advocate, today announced that he will host a news conference to ask the world for its protection against the Government of Belize. On his official blog, whoismcafee.com, Mr. McAfee has accused the Belize government of widespread corruption. Because of this, Mr. McAfee feels that he will be in grave danger if he were to be returned to there."
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McAfee Is Doing a Live Broadcast Tonight

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  • must-see TV (Score:4, Interesting)

    by PopeRatzo (965947) on Sunday December 09, 2012 @09:45PM (#42238241) Homepage Journal

    I'm going to pitch a reality show to the networks starring McAfee, Julian Assange and Kim Dotcom.

    The Larry, Moe and Curly of Internet head cases. And each week they travel the world to interview other Internet head cases that are simultaneously heroes and repulsive. Hilarity and pie fights ensue.

    The opening credits are their three faces, arranged side by side in the manner of the famous opening for Three Stooges episodes. Or maybe dress them up like D'Artagnan, Porthos and Aramis. Or Groucho, Harpo and Chico.

    Tell me you wouldn't watch those three lovable knuckleheads get into trouble and adventure. Get some woman to play a Margaret Dumont type character and you've really got a hit on your hands.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 09, 2012 @10:50PM (#42238677)

    Living in a corrupt country myself for the last 6 years, I'm inclined to believe at least some of what he says. Growing up in a western country it's very hard to understand how corrupted a place can be without spending significant time there.

  • by Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) on Sunday December 09, 2012 @11:29PM (#42238883)

    This. The rule of law is a very ephemeral thing in much of the world, and you can sit there whining about your rights for as long as it takes you to be dragged out into a back alley and ended. That doesn't mean McAfee is innocent, but I'm a big fan of the "until proven guilty" part of that picture myself.

  • by shutdown -p now (807394) on Sunday December 09, 2012 @11:44PM (#42238969) Journal

    17 is not underage in most of the world.

  • by UltraZelda64 (2309504) on Monday December 10, 2012 @02:04AM (#42239639)

    I just tried Bing, but by the time I got to around page 20 (skipping every 4-5 pages), I was given a captcha trying to get me to type some bullshit hard-to-read gibberish in to verify I'm not a machine. Fuck that shit, and I'll pass on using Bing in the future. Nice try, Microsoft. Not only did I still not find anything relevant, I was unable to skip through the search results to actually find something of interest without being bothered and accused of being a malicious computer.

    "We know you want to get back to searching, and we want to help you do that.
    We ask that you view the characters in the following picture and enter them in the box below."

    Sure they want to help me get back to searching. Goodbye, Bing. You've helped immensely at reminding me that there are better search engines out there, where even if I still can't find something relevant for a particular query, at least their sites don't actively get in the way and prevent you from viewing the results.

  • by SuperKendall (25149) on Monday December 10, 2012 @03:10AM (#42239869)

    Guatemala wants to deport him to Belize, but he is a US citizen.

    Right here you know something fishy is up.

    Guatemala has no extradition treaty with Belize. The fact that he is an American citizen means that automatically, that is where he should be sent when deported, he has no say in the matter since he has entered the country illegally.

    Being deported to Belize means someone, or many someones are being paid off by Belize.

    Unfortunately for McAffee, he's been deemed wacky enough that the U.S. government seems unlikely to try and help him, even though he'll probably be killed if sent to Belize.

    Fortunately for McAffee, he has a lot of money (apparently). The delay you see in deportation is probably the attempt to get him to out-bid Belize.

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