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News V-Tech flash creator issues ransom

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 16 May 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Obviously a bit of a tool.

    his website has been taken down btw... probably a bandwidth thing.
     
  3. DLoney

    DLoney What's a Dremel?

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    DoS Attack on his website anyone?





    O-ya, and the article doesnt seem to link to this thread. Might want to fix that.
    :geek:
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    What a prick
     
  5. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf What's a Dremel?

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    Well I'm sure that for $3000 it will be a truly heartfelt apology. Now where’s that sarcasm tag.
     
  6. bahgger

    bahgger Minimodder

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    Too bad he hasn't been killed already :(
     
  7. AcidJiles

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    there are so many idiots in the world people need to learn to ignore more of them
     
  8. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Anyone else suspect that he intended to issue the ransom all along just to try and get some cash in a stupidly innapropriate way?
     
  9. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Since his name is all over the internets, i wonder what his mother/gf (ZING!) thinks of him.
     
  10. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    You're assuming he has one.
     
  11. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    All the people flooding his website with complaints could use a lesson in how to walk away.

    He's obviously trying to write the rules, but that doesn't mean we have to play the game*.

    -monkey

    *The metephorical game, not the flash game.
     
  12. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    hah yeah i'd say the guy has had exactly the response he wanted, everyone in uproar over a distasteful, yet miniscule arguement in the grand scheme of things.

    leave him be and it'll all go away soon :)
     
  13. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Pfft, whatever happened to: "all that is required for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing?"

    EH?!
     
  14. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Tish Pish, give it 2 weeks and we'll never hear about it again, on the other hand, he will die a virgin.

    Justice is done.
     
  15. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    No, in reality this will all blow over and be forgotten about by us in two weeks, except when Jack thompson brings it up for his cause and damages the name of the very medium we love. Meanwhile, the survivors and families of the tragedy will have to cope through this on top of everything else, while he is threatened a little bit, gets exactly what he wants (attention, possibly money) and is otherwise left completely alone.
     
  16. completemadness

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    if that's for the mother bit, possibly a bit out of taste ;)

    if its the gf bit, i agree :p
     
  17. olly_lewis

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    Best... idea... evah...
     
  18. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    but ignoring him is negating (at least one of) his intentions, thus doing nothing here isn't really nothing... it is something... :blush:
     
  19. bloodcar

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    I'm absolutely surprised that he hasn't been sued yet on grounds of trademark infringement. There's a company that makes a couple of games consoles for children and their consoles are called "VTech" http://www.vtechkids.com/. I'm pretty sure if they heard of it, they really wouldn't want this "game" associated with their family friendly, child developmental, educational games consoles.
     
  20. Cobalt

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    This outcry is exactly what he wanted. He doesn't seriously expect to get $3000 but it does increase peoples awareness of what he has done. Anybody who threatens him is playing right into his game and probably just causing him to laugh at peoples collective stupidity.
     
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