• 20thCenturyVole

    Moral: criminal hacking and self-aggrandizement are a bad combination.

  • http://saberpoint.blogspot.com Stogie Chomper

    Excellent! “We are anonymous…we are legion…we are butt candy for Bubba, our new cell mate!”

  • http://twitter.com/wjjhoge WJJ Hoge

    Public Spokesman for Anonymous Cognitive Disonance

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  • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    Barrett Brown suffers, as so many do these days, from Didn’t-Think-It-Through disease.

  • t-dahlgren

    I can’t help but suspect that Barrett might have benefited from a decent
    ass kicking in high school, but sadly missed out on the lesson that
    willful stupidity is often painful.

  • Dark Falcon No. 812

    “I first became aware of Barrett Brown in October 2009, when he evidently got the idea that it would be cool to dogpile on Charles Johnson’s attacks against me.”

    144 Charles Fri, Dec 18, 2009 5:02:27pm
    re: #142 albusteve
    Well, Barrett has linked to LGF several times in
    his other posts — and I’m going to be in his book too. So cut him a break,
    please…

  • Finrod Felagund

    He missed a life lesson from John Wayne: “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”

  • Pablo

    Also being a junkie.

  • SDN

    He was trolling protein wisdom for a while before that. I seem to remember he was a forerunner of the Kimberlin-Rauhaus school of online tactics; for a while there he was posting provocations in comments then cherry picking the replies for his book and a column on either Daily Kos or Democratic Underground that we were all RAAAAACISTS..

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  • http://www.facebook.com/emick Jennifer Emick

    He was ranting because he’d been sold a line that the only reason he was being investigated in the first place (try not to laugh) was because HBGary was interested in having him prosecuted. He never seemed to realize that he could be culpable, and they might want to see him brought to justice, and that both of these ideas were not contradictory!

    Barrett’s issue was, he loved playing outlaw, bragged about anon/lulzsec hacks as “our” and “we,” but then tries to pass himself off as a mere journalist when cornered.

  • http://twitter.com/catfitz CatherineFitzpatrick

    I got back further with this guy, to Second Life. And I think you’ve gotten it mostly right about him here, yet I sense an underlying notion that Anonymous is, well, anonymous, so anybody who becomes an attention whore is somehow out of syn with the group-think. In fact, having some people not be anonymous is a strategy; in fact, setting each other up and knocking each other down is part of their game; and in fact a lot of them aren’t so anonymous because they crave recognition in the end — and that’s why so many are arrested.

    http://3dblogger.typepad.com/wired_state/2012/12/barrett-brown-is-going-down.html

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