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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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  • Dupe (Score:5, Interesting)

    by chill ( 34294 ) on Sunday December 02, 2012 @09:24PM (#42164847) Journal

    I don't mean the article, I mean all the "jokes" in the replies.

  • by globaljustin ( 574257 ) on Sunday December 02, 2012 @10:00PM (#42165055) Journal

    Labeling what McAfee did as "antivirus pioneer" does a disservice to both terms and makes anyone who reads it stupiderer...

    As far as I can tell (I wasn't a crypto-analyst or infosec tech in the 80s) McAfee was good at getting government contracts and paying people to write software for him.

    That is **not** pioneering anything...that's **above average** level **business management**....really nothing he did professionally was extraordinary or ideologically noteworthy whatsoever. He was a standard bubble-era businessman.

    We do ourselves a serious harm by not making distinctions between who does the work and who manages the company.

  • Re:FTFY (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Aryeh Goretsky ( 129230 ) on Monday December 03, 2012 @02:00AM (#42166137) Homepage

    I have actually been reading Dr. McAfee's blog, The Hinterland [], since it started, as well as his replies to comments and listened to his interviews. I also worked for him for about eleven years across different companies and have known him for about twice as long.

    While at times Dr. McAfee does sound like he is under stress and duressâ"he's snapped at a number of commentators at times for not reading earlier blog postsâ"he has remained cogent and lucid throughout these events, and 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, which is more than anyone else has done, including the government down there. He has also shown occasional glimpses of a wry sense of humor about how things are going, which seems to indicate a full understanding of the situation and use of his faculties.

    While there are a lot of things about this case which do not make sense, there are a quite a few which do, such as Dr. McAfee's increasing difficulties with Belizean politicians when he refused to pay them bribes. This has been documented in the Belizean press.

    Your comments about Dr. McAfee sound mean spirited and based more on wishful thinking than anything else.


    Aryeh Goretsky
  • by drinkypoo ( 153816 ) <> on Monday December 03, 2012 @11:34AM (#42169157) 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.

    All of the regular "old guard" noticed it. You're not the only one. We even got to watch them evolve from creating accounts for the purpose and making shillposts immediately to creating accounts ahead of time and leaving one or two "metoo" comments paraphrasing someone else's comment as a reply to actually leaving one or two suck comments in other stories before abandoning the account.

"Never face facts; if you do, you'll never get up in the morning." -- Marlo Thomas