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McAfee May Have Been Captured 148

netbuzz writes with a quick update about John McAfee on the run. From the article: "A blog being maintained for the past three weeks by antivirus pioneer John McAfee and others is claiming to have received "an unconfirmed report" that McAfee has been captured near the border of Belize and Mexico. However, authorities in Belize say that report is not true and that the whereabouts of McAfee, wanted for questioning as a 'person of interest' after the Nov. 11 murder of his neighbor, remain unknown."
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McAfee May Have Been Captured

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  • FTFY (Score:5, Insightful)

    by girlintraining ( 1395911 ) on Sunday December 02, 2012 @09:08PM (#42164755)

    I found the problem: They haven't updated their viru--er, law enforcement definition files. That's why the average user should always have auto-update enabled. In other news... McAfee is clearly suffering from some kind of mental disorder beyond simply having homocidal issues, and it's probably due to drugs, maybe even bath salts. He's showing clear evidence of paranoid delusions and his blog posts seem increasingly detached from reality. The only reason he's been able to hold out this long is because he has a lot of money -- way more than the government trying to catch him. Money covers up a lot of intellectual deficits, but he can't stay ahead of them forever because he's a wounded animal; He doesn't have a full deck of cards anymore.

  • by Darkness404 ( 1287218 ) on Sunday December 02, 2012 @09:25PM (#42164851)
    Um, because it's about a pretty important person in technology? It makes more sense to post about something major like this than whether Linus Torvalds likes GNOME or KDE.
  • by lostmongoose ( 1094523 ) on Sunday December 02, 2012 @09:27PM (#42164873)
    The man hasn't been 'pretty important' or even relevant to technology in over a decade and even then the only relevance he had was in creating the world's worst AV software.
  • by Narcocide ( 102829 ) on Sunday December 02, 2012 @09:39PM (#42164937) Homepage

    It's KDE, by the way. But he's wrong, they both suck.

  • by Aryeh Goretsky ( 129230 ) on Monday December 03, 2012 @01:26AM (#42165907) Homepage


    I suppose it is simpler to believe in some kind of wild conspiracy theory than it is to believe that Microsoft listened to its customers and fixed things.

    And if your claim were true and Microsoft was so successful doing this, why hasn't Windows 8 taken off?


    Aryeh Goretsky

  • Seriously, it's true. Even better to be an actual girl. Poseurs like "Raven" Alder can cut and paste text from a cookie recipe and still get automagically upmodded to +5 every time.

    As a female person I cannot help but feel that you have some petty, childish axe to grind. Did you steal it from Toys 'R' Us? I mean, I don't see my own comments automatically getting upvotes. Most of the time my comments don't get voted either way, and atleast I view that as a good thing; when you don't automatically get upvoted to +5 every time you post something you can actually consider your comment score as somewhat proper feedback.

  • Bribes (Score:4, Insightful)

    by ebcdic ( 39948 ) on Monday December 03, 2012 @08:01AM (#42167485)

    So he left the US because he didn't want to pay taxes, and now finds that instead he has to bribe politicians. Life is so hard for the rich.

  • by somersault ( 912633 ) on Monday December 03, 2012 @08:12AM (#42167519) Homepage Journal

    Well actually I noticed the shilling and stopped visiting for a while because it was depressing me that apparently nobody else was noticing it. I see a lot of other people complaining about it now though, and the number of shill posts has gone down somewhat. You can usually tell from the words that people use whether they're marketing drones.

    I didn't realise it was related to Windows 7. Windows 7 is better than Vista from my experience supporting both of them in the workplace. I have no clue about Windows 8, and have no urge to even try it. I didn't even use 7 for a while. I prefer to let others be the public beta testers to find out if it's worth upgrading.

  • Re:FTFY (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Speare ( 84249 ) on Monday December 03, 2012 @10:28AM (#42168391) Homepage Journal

    [Dr McAfee has] a determination to see justice done: Dr. McAfee has offered an award of $25,000BZ (about $12,500USD) for information leading to the capture and arrest of the murderer of his neighbor

    That line reminded me an awful lot like:

    Lawyers for O.J. Simpson yesterday announced a $500,000 reward for information leading to the "real killer or killers" and filed a motion accusing police of ignoring evidence that points to other possible suspects.

Experience varies directly with equipment ruined.