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Fugitive anti-viral figurehead John McAfee has reportedly been captured while trying to cross the border from Belize to Mexico. “We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico,” states a blog post dated December 1st. McAfee has been on the run since being linked to a …

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In one of his posts (http://www.whoismcafee.com/if-i-am-captured/) John mentions that the site is administered by another person (Chad). Maybe that has something to do with it - just a guess.

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Gimp

Apple maps has a gap in the border at the North Western corner of the country. Maybe he tried to cross there?

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Reliable source?

Apple maps has gaps everywhere. Perhaps Belize annoyed them by having a rounded corner.

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The title is no longer required

It seems he is ripe for the madhouse!!

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Where he is going, he will need a different AV package.

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Re: where he is going...

err, that's just playing with Symantecs.

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Re: where he is going...

This Trend with punny AV maker names will get old fast.

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Re: where he is going...

My pun will be Avast improvement though.

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Re: where he is going...

Yes, we'd better end this thread before it descends into Sophostry.

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This would make for a MUCH better movie than the one about fb.

*looking for my lost popcorn

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Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

> This would make for a MUCH better movie than the one about fb.

Clearly. With Terry Gilliam at the helm, this story would make The Ultimate Movie...

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Re: Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

> Terry Gilliam

I'm especially eager to see the costumes. Please, please, let that happen.

Sadly, it's way too late to cast Marty Feldman as McAfee.

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Re: Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

+1 Lol!

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Re: Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

If they make a movie they should release it on YouTube. I'm sure it'd go viral.

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Re: Movie, pretty please with sugar on top

Certainly the trailer for any McAfee movie would be on YouTube. It would probably also be bundled with the sale of other new BluRay movies and be very difficult to remove.

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Now the world is a safer place and we can all sleep more easily in our beds.

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not only that...

I'm no longer afraid to open the cardboard box sitting in the backyard...

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Meh

John McAfee 'captured'

Frankly, I don't give a shit.

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"requiring study of Bear Grylls' oeuvre"

You mean quaffing a few pints of your own urine before jumping in a helicopter and buggering off to a 5 star hotel?

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McAfee captured?

I'm imagining some Hitchcockian "innocent man" chase across the face of a Mayan pyramid or something...

As far as I know, the Belize police were not really looking at him as a suspect, but they did supposedly take away the heads of some dogs that McAfee supposedly shot to see if the bullets and bullet wounds matched McAfee's dead neighbor.

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Psst...

It is I, Leclerc, cleverly disguised as an onion salesman !

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I bet he used ReiserFS

...to partition the body.

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Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

I believe that gag was used when the chap who wrote ReiserFS led the police to where he had buried his dead wife....

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Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

Apparently he killed her because she got FAT. (Too soon?)

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Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

Well she's ex-fat now.

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Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

"The *chap* who wrote ReiserFS..."

That would be Reiser FFS!!

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John McAfee - Wanted for crimes against anti-virus...oh yeah, and murder.

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...

Some TV shows would fail to make this up, just unbelievable.

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Belize - Mexico border

There is only one official crossing AFAIK, there being only a single N-S highway between the North of the country and Belize City. The Belizean side is comically British, complete with hardwood panelling, orderly queues, guys in shirts with epaulettes to stamp your passport (and bum "conservation fees"), a duty free zone etc. The Mexican side is host to a dusty Army cadet camp on a roundabout and some semi-feral dogs asleep in the shade, the first real town being a few miles up the coast.

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I heard...

He was going to have a 30 day trial...

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Re: I heard...

Sounds like the border crossing had some "Intrusion prevention" of their own.

Do we know which "agent" was responsible for his "detection"?

;-P

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A 30 day trial during which he eats up so much memory that no-one remembers the courtcase.

However, then nags and nags to stay, asking for the prosecution's credit card.

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Not actually him, I heard

One of his body doubles, then?

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Re: Not actually him, I heard

Indeed.

http://www.whoismcafee.com/i-am-safe/

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Re: Not actually him, I heard

A false positive, then?

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It's obvious

It's obvious the people who captured him were not the police equivalent of McAfee Antivirus.

That never catches *anything*.

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Re: It's obvious

It's obvious the people who captured him were not the police equivalent of McAfee Antivirus.

That never catches *anything*.

Well, it seems that in this case they also didn't catch anything.

But at least they didn't install a hundred megabytes of useless crapware while they were (not) doing it.

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Are we sure he's not gone doolally?

I just mouse-overed the McAffee icon and it said:

"McAffee status: OK"

So all is well with the world.

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Well duh...

Of course he's still in Belize. They'll never get him out. Ask any IT guy, removing McAfee is nearly impossible.

Uh oh, just realized what that means for the good citizens of Belize... Nuke from orbit and re-install the country without McAfee. Sorry guys.

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You sir,

owe me a new keyboard. Best post I've seen on the reg in a while.

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The McAfee is safe claims the linked twit...

I meant tweet or teat or something I guess. It doesn't say a thing about the virus.

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Belize police deny report

They say McAfee has not been captured.

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This will eclipse Ned Kelly..

Given he's often supposed to be as high as a kite, surprise he just didn't float over the border

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He is NOT capture, HIS DOUBLE was captured but already released...

...according to McAfee's own blog: http://www.whoismcafee.com/i-am-safe/

This story is just getting better and better, for sure. =)

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He's NOT been captured, HIS DOUBLE *was* captured but already released...

...according to McAfee's own blog: http://www.whoismcafee.com/i-am-safe/

Diversion? North Korean passport, used by a double?

This story is just getting better and better, for sure. =)

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