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The additional open thread: Not hacked edition

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11 Responses to The additional open thread: Not hacked edition

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    Dr. Conspiracy December 20, 2018 at 12:02 am  (Quote) #

    A word about the title of this open thread.

    I got a message from my web host saying I had malware on the site. I downloaded the offending page and ran it through 69 different malware scanners (virustotal.com) and all said it was clean.

    It turns out that the host’s malware filter was looking or the words “hacked” followed with “by”. Three articles on this site have that phrase legitimately, or they used to.

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    Northland10 December 20, 2018 at 7:39 am  (Quote) #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    It turns out that the host’s malware filter was looking for the words “hacked” followed with “by”.

    🙄

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    Dr. Conspiracy December 23, 2018 at 5:08 pm  (Quote) #

    I think that the Cold Case Posse domain, mcsoccp.org is finally expiring. Its renewal date has passed, and now I see the expiration is 2/24/2019, which I think is a registrar renewal for the grace period. No registrant name is listed. The url itself links to a parking page.

  4. avatar
    Pete December 24, 2018 at 4:15 pm  (Quote) #

    Good riddance.

    And Merry Christmas.

  5. avatar
    Reality Check December 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm  (Quote) #

    coldcaseposse.org still exists though. 😉

    Happy Holidays to Doc and the folks who still comment here!

  6. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy December 25, 2018 at 9:31 pm  (Quote) #

    Reality Check:
    coldcaseposse.org still exists though. 😉

    Happy Holidays to Doc and the folks who still comment here!

    Cool. I like it.

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    Reality Check January 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm  (Quote) #

    Some of you may have seen that Paul Manafort’s attorneys improperly redacted a PDF file and inadvertently allowed the redacted material to be exposed by copying and pasting the redacted sections to a text document like MS Word.

    https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2019/01/08/manafort-lawyers-botch-redactions-revealing-details-on-alleged-trump-contacts/?slreturn=20190009122303

    Some of us old timers from Politijab remembered the time that Sharon Meroni (aka Chalice) didn’t want her real name out there and posted a redacted copy of her complaint against the Illinois SBOE. Some of us quickly found you could just copy and paste the redaction of her name to reveal her name and address.

    I can forgive a pro se filer like Meroni but not a high powered law firm.

    At least one attorney at the Fogbow suggested that the redaction error might have been intentionally to tip Trump off about info that Mueller had on Manafort and his dealings with the Russians in 2016 while he was Trump’s campaign manager.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm  (Quote) #

    Orly Taitz was well known for her redaction problems, and thanks to a similar error to the Manafort disclosure, President Obama’s SSN was revealed from his poorly redacted income tax return posted on the White House website.

    Reality Check: I can forgive a pro se filer like Meroni but not a high powered law firm.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 13, 2019 at 8:07 am  (Quote) #

    While I covered the story of Obama’s trip to Mars back in the day, I didn’t link to this major news coverage of it:

    https://www.wired.com/2012/01/obama-mars/

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    Reality Check January 15, 2019 at 11:33 am  (Quote) #

    Professor Richard C. Rockwell who posted as TollandRCR on Politijab and the Fogbow since 2009 passed away on December 27th. He will be sorely missed

    He is some information about Professor Rockwell:

    http://thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1060492#p1060492

    Richard Cook Rockwell, of Tolland, Connecticut, passed away on December 27, 2018, at the age of 76. Richard was born on June 1, 1942, in Tyler, Texas.

    Richard attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1970. He was a data archivist and a professor of sociology, and also served as a director of university institutions, including as Executive Director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He loved teaching young people. This was punctuated by thirteen years as program officer for the Social Science Research Council (New York).

    Richard enjoyed traveling the world, from Kobe, Japan to conferences on AIDS in Africa. Richard published many works over his career, including early work on using electronic social science data in the age of the Internet, and on global environmental change. Richard also loved to learn and to read, for work and for pleasure, a love he passed down to his children.

    Richard is survived by his son, Jeffrey Rockwell, and his grandchildren Gianna, Rolston, Jessica, and Tyler; his son, Stephen Rockwell; and his brother, Raymond Rockwell.

    A private inurnment will be held at a later date. If desired, memorials may be made to the Social Science Research Council, 300 Cadman Plaza West, 15th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA, or online at ssrc.org.

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    Northland10 January 15, 2019 at 8:57 pm  (Quote) #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    While I covered the story of Obama’s trip to Mars back in the day, I didn’t link to this major news coverage of it:

    https://www.wired.com/2012/01/obama-mars/

    OMG… was there a travel advisory for Mars at the time?

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