#1 Edited by moffattron9000 (351 posts) -

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/the-bizarre-tale-of-john-mcafee-spymaster/

It turns out that John McAfee of McAfee antivirus was in Belize running a spying operation, sending out 75 laptops to prominent individuals to gain their passwords and email, and had 23 female and 6 men to gain all of the important information and know all of their vices, and in turn found prominent Nicaraguans with connections to Hezbollah and Mexicans with connections to drug cartels. It also turns out that he may of gone on to a drug use forum to sell 3000 pounds of a highly noxious drug because he thought it was funny. The best part is that he doesn't even know why he did it, and even if none of this is tue it would make for one hell of a movie.

#2 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

This entire story is going to make for one bizarre-as-fuck movie.

#3 Posted by EquitasInvictus (1961 posts) -

@panvixyl said:

This entire story is going to make for one bizarre-as-fuck movie.

Heck I'd watch it.

This is pretty crazy, though -- I can't believe this is real.

#4 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus said:

@panvixyl said:

This entire story is going to make for one bizarre-as-fuck movie.

Heck I'd watch it.

This is pretty crazy, though -- I can't believe this is real.

I mean, this is some Dietrich running away with an Irishman level shit. Wow. Just wow.

#5 Posted by TheHT (10816 posts) -

Whatever McAfee. Fuck you and your weird life. I can't handle it. I CAN'T HANDLE IT!!

#6 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

what's his intrigue stat? is he an intricate webweaver or just an underhanded rogue?

#7 Posted by dungbootle (2455 posts) -

Well, I get bored sometimes too.

#8 Posted by EquitasInvictus (1961 posts) -

@Animasta said:

what's his intrigue stat? is he an intricate webweaver or just an underhanded rogue?

I knew this was coming up eventually! I'd say his intrigue is somewhere like a 10. He kinda got caught but at least he didn't get killed (yet)?

Also I'd call him a Flamboyant Schemer. THAT LACK OF SECRECY YO!

#9 Posted by TheHT (10816 posts) -

John McAfee said:

Much of my life is a mystery to me.

*flips table*

#10 Posted by august (3825 posts) -

Guys I don't now if you know this but John McAfee is totally full of shit. Also incidentally he killed a guy.

#11 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

@august said:

Guys I don't now if you know this but John McAfee is totally full of shit. Also incidentally he killed a guy.

I can't think of a single celebrity to not fit those two categories.

#12 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (2955 posts) -

Wouldn't it be ironic if Edward Norton played John Mcafee. HEY-YOOOOOO!

#13 Posted by moffattron9000 (351 posts) -

@august said:

Guys I don't now if you know this but John McAfee is totally full of shit. Also incidentally he killed a guy.

At least it's entertaining shit

#14 Posted by Sanity (1891 posts) -

This is the true Most Interesting Man in the World.

#15 Posted by EquitasInvictus (1961 posts) -

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Wouldn't it be ironic if Edward Norton played John Mcafee. HEY-YOOOOOO!

If there was a comment that deserved a rim shot in this thread it'd be this. Well done!

#16 Posted by dungbootle (2455 posts) -

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Wouldn't it be ironic if Edward Norton played John Mcafee. HEY-YOOOOOO!

Ha

#17 Posted by TheHumanDove (2505 posts) -

I only wish I could be this rich and crazy

#18 Posted by Phatmac (5720 posts) -
@I_Stay_Puft

Wouldn't it be ironic if Edward Norton played John Mcafee. HEY-YOOOOOO!

Haha. :)
#19 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (2955 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus: @dungbootle:

* Takes a bow *

Back to these oreos and milk.

#20 Posted by Ryanmgraef (226 posts) -

So this is real? Man, what a fuckin meth adventure this guy went on. Meth+genius=this right here.

#21 Posted by mosespippy (3984 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus said:

@panvixyl said:

This entire story is going to make for one bizarre-as-fuck movie.

Heck I'd watch it.

This is pretty crazy, though -- I can't believe this is real.

I can't Belize it myself.

#22 Posted by moffattron9000 (351 posts) -

@mosespippy said:

@EquitasInvictus said:

@panvixyl said:

This entire story is going to make for one bizarre-as-fuck movie.

Heck I'd watch it.

This is pretty crazy, though -- I can't believe this is real.

I can't Belize it myself.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-URNS

#23 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (729 posts) -

What the fuck?

#24 Posted by EquitasInvictus (1961 posts) -

@mosespippy said:

I can't Belize it myself.

This thread just keeps going with the zingers! At this rate I'm going to run out of applause .gif's.

I'll have to say though that as entertaining as this all is we're all eventually going to be disappointing once we found out the poor guy has just been tripping hard.

Actually, I think it'll still be an entertaining story to follow in either case. I can't believe McAfee's still at large I feel like at this point he would've gotten himself killed.

#25 Posted by moffattron9000 (351 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus: If we find out that it's all bullshit it just goes from insane "how did this happen" type stuff to the insane ramblings of a wealthy madman. Still amazing, just a different king of amazing.

#26 Posted by endaround (2136 posts) -

Hunter S Thompson would stay away from the stuff McAfee is on

#27 Posted by Brodehouse (9524 posts) -

@Ryanmgraef said:

So this is real? Man, what a fuckin meth adventure this guy went on. Meth+genius=this right here.

If you told me John McAfee went on a mech adventure I'd believe you.

#28 Posted by moffattron9000 (351 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

@Ryanmgraef said:

So this is real? Man, what a fuckin meth adventure this guy went on. Meth+genius=this right here.

If you told me John McAfee went on a mech adventure I'd believe you.

goddamn McAfee on a mech adventure sounds amazing

#29 Posted by Milkman (16486 posts) -

I don't care what anyone says. This guy is my hero.

#30 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

What kind of spymaster are you if everybody fucking knows about it?

#31 Posted by granderojo (1778 posts) -

Watching the vice coverage the day it went up then seeing the chaos that ensued afterword, then hearing the bombcast comment on it concurrently was one of my favorite moments of 2012. That shit was hilarious.

#32 Posted by MrKlorox (11198 posts) -

It was 3000 doses. Not 3000 pounds. He produced 50 pounds total. Considering how little he would have gotten on his fingers to make him trip balls, each dose can't be more than a few milligrams.

#33 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4328 posts) -

@dudy80 said:

This is the true Most Interesting Man in the World.