Goblins identity is out part 2!

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I had intended on going to bed, so this piece of “news” was a little unwelcome at this hour.

That being said, since Ive already recieved emails asking about this, I thought Id do a quick update with a more comprehensive one once Ive gone through the IRC logs and presented it properly.

Firstly Id like to say that Im such a threat that the exposers are people of importance.  Id like to say that Ive frightened someone so much they’ve gone all out to expose what they think is Goblin.

Unfortunately I cant, the two involved are a pair of script-kiddies Ive had dealings with in the past, when I exposed and thwarted their feeble attempts to bring down a site.

I know many of you will consider this “exposure” of exposers a waste of time.   Maybe it is, but maybe it shows the activities on the net that people are willing to stoop to.  Thats the hope anyway.

Above all else OpenBytes has encouraged free and open discussion, not becaue of some crusade against Microsoft (please check where I give credit where its due) not because I want a mass migration to the Linux platform (Ive said repeatedly thats the last thing I want) but because simple challenging encourages debate, passion & interest, something which can only be good for the end user.

The proof of this ethos is on the site, if I hadnt hounded and challenged the Twitterer “Optionetics” then the imposter who was using the name of a honest legitimate company who offer stockmarket education wouldnt have been exposed promoting Microsoft stock for whatever reason they had. (this story is documented here including the thank you message I recieved from the real company)

If challenging didnt take place in regards to comments such as “Linux needs a compiler to play a DVD” then there may be users mislead.  All im after is the debate of honest held belief so that as a result of diverse opinion users can make their own judgment on what is right for them.

Can you imagine an internet where one companies products get all the bandwidth?  Would that be good for the end user?  Would that be good for anyone?  and if one particular company is allowed to “run the show” how much of a good deal do you think the end user would get.  Competition be it from Microsoft, Apple, Canonical or anyone else can only be good for any product.

Going back to our script-kiddies theres very little else I can add until ive collated the IRC logs, theres a little humor in there as they get increasingly excited with their expose, I think the penny may have dropped and they realize they have an article here, but I still think it will make an interesting distraction from the usual Linux is better because……. or Microsoft has……. articles here.

One of the comments made by an emailer was I they held in contempt my actions on the Net (in particular in regards to this) my response would be that I treat people with the dignitity they give me, Aaron for example, had no amusing pictures on his article since he did nothing except put his point across.  Where does his link lead?  I dont know but Im happy to post it since I said I would on the basis of his posting here.

In the meantime tomorrow ontop of our IRC logs, we will have a few articles breaking the myths that are said about Linux.  We’ve got some unique comments from a user and his “DirectX stuff”, and we may also have a little bit of a celebration since it looks like my little blog may hit 20,000.

As always I welcome your comments, but in particular your challenges and debate.

Goblin – bytes4free@googlemail.com

2 Comments Add yours

  1. chips b malroy says:

    Goblin says:
    “Above all else OpenBytes has encouraged free and open discussion, not because of some crusade against Microsoft (please check where I give credit where its due) not because I want a mass migration to the Linux platform (Ive said repeatedly thats the last thing I want) but because simple challenging encourages debate, passion & interest, something which can only be good for the end user.”
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    A crusade against Microsoft? Is it that, or is it more? While I do claim to be an “advocate for GNU/Linux,” and proud to be, BTW. Do I like the “freedom” that GPL software gives me, that RMS talks about, you bet. Do I like the price, yes, but also as Linux users we do need to donate sometimes, to encourage more work to be done.

    But there is another side to being an “advocate for GNU/Linux.” The Dark Side is M$, and the bad that they do. Linux was and is, a tool that was useful to club M$ over the head on MS Watch in order to educate the public on just how bad the malware problem was with Windows, and how little M$ was doing anything meaningful. What better place to advocate than on a site about windows? Where else will the new users come from besides windows? For Linux to grow much on the home desktop, windows must shrink some.

    The squeaky wheel get the oil, they say. Perhaps all the harping on M$ Windows malware problems might do some good in the long run:

    Microsoft Offers Secure Windows … But Only to the Government

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/04/air-force-windows/

    and:

    Air Force now using super-secure version of Windows XP

    ttp://www.engadget.com/2009/05/01/air-force-now-using-super-secure-version-of-windows-xp/

    Quote from the link:
    “he custom build ships with over 600 settings bolted down, and a security patch turnaround of just 72 hours compared to the standard edition’s 57 days — all because Steve Ballmer personally stepped in and approved the project at the Air Force’s request. The effort’s to standardize and preconfigure the OS has paid off: 85 percent of previous known exploits have been blocked, support call volume has dropped 40 percent, and the USAF has saved some $100 million in costs.”
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    85% of malware blocked by default install of “Secure XP.” This is the Limited user account by default XP that I have been promoting for at M$ Watch all this time. If they got rid of Internet Exploder, activeX, Outlook Express, Windows Media Player, and Windows Messinger, it would even be better than that 85%. Perhaps the EU can help on that one. But still, 85% or even if M$ cut out the malware targets and got it up to 93%, is still too much when you consider that they are more than a million malware written for Windows in the wild on the internet. Linux is still and will be the most secure of all modern operating systems. Still, this “Secure XP” version, only available to the Government, bears watching. Would expect it to at some point be pirated, for one thing. M$ will not release it, as its XP, as they want to sell VistaDRM/SevenDRM.

    Goblin, do think that the posts you, I, and others have made on MS Watch have made some difference. And its not all about advocating for GNU/Linux, but also about improving the M$ Software by fair discussions of whats wrong with it so they will be forced into improving it.

  2. chips b malroy says:

    Goblin says: “I know many of you will consider this “exposure” of exposers a waste of time. Maybe it is, but maybe it shows the activities on the net that people are willing to stoop to.”
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    Myself I do not always see “exposing” someone as a waste of time. If they be shills for MS that have posted on MS Watch, without declaring their connection with MS. Jess Meats being an MS Employee that does it mostly right for example. Its the ones that try to post as regular home users, or impartial users, that turn out to be “andre” types that need exposing, to educate the public that MS does this low handed unethical type of astroturfing. But someone like you Goblin, who I doubt has any vested interest in the competition, as monatary gain, is not the same thing. They do it as an act of malice. Or worse, as an act of a paid shill for the company (we know who that is) that pays them somehow.

    Myself, I am nobody that M$ could gain advantage by exposing.

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