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The FBI has announced the arrest of a 27-year-old man over charges that he hacked into the data of over 350 female victims and blackmailed them into providing him with nude photographs and video calls. Karen "Gary" Kazaryan, 27, was arrested in Glendale, California on Tuesday after being indicted on 15 counts of computer …

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I think I speak for everyone when I say "SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU DULL BASTARD".

I don't post much on here but even I am getting irritated by reading comments and constantly seeing you railroading ANY story into an anti-MS 'witty' comment. You're not even a very good troll as you lack either mad wind-up skills or unhinged capitalisation, it's just repetitive bollocks. I genuinely wonder what happened to you that left you so angry at MS that you spend your days telling the world what a prize cock you are?

PS I've got a Surface, it's quite good for a very lightweight mobile MS Office thing with decent battery, not perfect but does what I need when I can't be arsed carting a laptop around.

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"You're not even a very good troll as you lack either mad wind-up skills or unhinged capitalisation, it's just repetitive bollocks."

I dunno, he seems to be doing a pretty good job trolling you. :)

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Perhaps he did. Haven't they only sold about 350 in total?

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I guess none of you morons see the "Joke Alert" icon?

You got +1 from me.

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Actually the guy in question sounds like the sort of dick who would use Linux and go on forums posting stupid comments about Windows.

As an example look at RMS, one of the big names in the free open source movement has some very dodgy views when it comes to paedophilia:

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman

"P]rostitution, adultery, necrophilia, bestiality, possession of child pornography, and even incest and pedophilia ... should be legal as long as no one is coerced. They are illegal only because of prejudice and narrowmindedness."

Sounds like the sort of warped mind that has been distorted by obsessing over something too long.

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"mobile MS Office thing"

See, that gets a downvote, right there; never mind about taking Eadon's troll bait.

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"A dick who would use Linux"

So, you're just trying to make it clear that you're an even bigger "dick who would use Windows"? Fair enough. But I would seriously recommend seeking professional help about the dangerous obsessions.

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I guess none of you morons see the "Joke Alert" icon?

Yes, we saw it. It was therefore incumbent on him to follow up with an actual joke. That he tried to shoehorn yet another MS screed into an article on blackmail shows more than just insensitivity, it's perilously close to thinking it's the 1950s and rape jokes are funny.

That you were dumb enough to write one of the more idiotic responses in defense of eadon says it all about you.

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"...perilously close to thinking it's the 1950s and rape jokes are funny."

Ahhh, the 50's. Mmmm...

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perilously close to thinking it's the 1950s and rape jokes are funny

Some Rape, Barly, and Wheat went into a bar...

Your right, that one wasn't funny.

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>Ahhh, the 50's. Mmmm...

Yep can't beat the morality of a decade of communist witch hunts, institutional racism and sexism and when half of all marriages were because the woman was pregnant. A golden age indeed.

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Maybe we need a "Bad Joke Alert" icon.

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Statistically, 9 out of 10 people enjoy gang rape.

Ok, im goin now........

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"At least he didn't blackmail them into buying a Surface..."

Well there's Eadon, exhibiting his Richard-Stallmanesque misogyny.

I wonder which he resents more: Microsoft, or women?

(The "he" in the prior sentence can refer to either Stallman, or Eadon, or both, consecutively.)

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"cep can't beat the morality of a decade of communist witch hunts, institutional racism and sexism and when half of all marriages were because the woman was pregnant. A golden age indeed."

"Witch hunt"? There were no witches. Are you saying that there were no communists? And thanks to affirmative action, we still have institutional racism and sexism. Half of all marriages might have been due to pregnancy (citation please and some of those pregnancy-based marriages would have been marriages that would have occurred anyway) but there were far less single mothers and pregnant teens.

By the way, just as the 50's was no Golden Age, neither is this age golden. And the 50's, like the current times in which we live, have both things to admire and things to disdain. But then, if you took that into account, you couldn't show us what kind of cheap moralist you are.

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Great rant. Have a beer on me!

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"I think I speak for everyone..."

Certainly not me. Bring on as much corporate bashing as you can!

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"Maybe we need a "Bad Joke Alert" icon."

We need an "ignore future comments from this poster" button is what we need.

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Not sure where Eadon's hate comes from. It's either the head injury from that flying chair or because Gates never gave a sugar cube with the polio vaccination.

Some Rape, Barly, and Wheat went into a bar...

Rice was there and he was Mullered!

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At university in the 70s, and this is entirely true, one of the women researchers in agricultural science used to take great delight, when asked by visitors "What do you do?" in replying, simply "Rape". She was an authority on the plant.

She also had a Ferrari. I never got a lift in it but a friend did. He said that his entire life did not flash before his eyes, but that this because the (normally 40 minute) journey was over so quickly, there wasn't time.

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"I guess none of you morons see the "Joke Alert" icon?"

Yeah, it made me expect a joke.

I couldn't see one.

Eadon is about as funny as a very itchy scrotum.

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"...necrophilia... should be legal as long as no one is coerced."

How on earth do you coerce a corpse?

*waits patiently for a "dead girls don't say 'no'" joke*

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@mickey

If you or anyone else thinks that that joke is funny, they should go to India and tell it. I hope they string you up from the nearest lamppost.

Why are admins letting vile jokes like this through?

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Re: perilously close to thinking it's the 1950s and rape jokes are funny

> Some Rape, Barly, and Wheat went into a bar...

A feed line like that *definitely* deserves a punchline.

Preferably something ...seedy?

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@Psyx

"...Eadon is about as funny as a very itchy scrotum...."

That's sexist: if a woman has even a mildly itchy scrotum then she has B-I-I-G problems...

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> Maybe we need a "Bad Joke Alert" icon.

Lets have one of those but if you use it doesn't submit your post - call it self censorship...

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Wow learn something every day. (Joseph) McCarthy died in Bethesda Naval Hospital on May 2, 1957, at the age of 48. The official cause of death was acute hepatitis; it is widely accepted that this was caused, or at least exacerbated, by alcoholism.

Karma is a b_tch.

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"If you or anyone else thinks that that joke is funny, they should go to India and tell it. I hope they string you up from the nearest lamppost"

Yeah, i should be bloody well hung eh?

Hmm, maybe i am already missus,maybe i am /winkwink....

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@AC 31st January 2013 03:44 GMT

>"Witch hunt"? There were no witches.

Really argument on semantics huh? Weak.

>Are you saying that there were no communists?

I am saying an awful lot of people got life crushing punishments (black balled) etc for far less than would hold up in even a kangaroo court. When even Eisenhower gets accused you know things were FUBARed.

>And thanks to affirmative action

Yep because a slight reduction in a white guys chance to get into Harvard is the same as facing the death penalty for sleeping with a white woman like happened in Mississippi in 1951.

>citation please

http://futureofchildren.org/publications/journals/article/index.xml?journalid=63&articleid=408&sectionid=2781

Its 1960's but I am almost sure the stat will be even higher for the 1950s as hiding things from the neighbors was the norm. Also By 1960, half of all women were married by the age of 20. Wow just wow. That doesn't reek of a patriarchal society at all. That's the kind of stat you see in Afghanistan today.

Also so much for women not having premartial sex at a high rate in the 1950s.

Asked about 40,000 people ages 15-44 about their sexual behavior and traced the trends in premarital sex back to the 1950s. Of those interviewed in 2002, 95% reported they had had premarital sex; 93% said they did so by age 30. Among women born in the 1940s, nearly nine in 10 did.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-12-19-premarital-sex_x.htm

>but there were far less single mothers

yeah because there were far more unwanted marriages

> far less pregnant teens.

Wrong again (a trend with you). They just pretended it was so and hid things better. The 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s included the twentieth century's highest teen birth rates (respectively 79.5, 91.0, and 69.7 per thousand) - http://www.faqs.org/childhood/So-Th/Teen-Pregnancy.html

As for you last paragraph pretty much agree except I don't do it as some preacher. I do it because my current society is under threat from people with strong ideology and poor education who would have us return to some of the evils of the past we should have learned from (in Kansas today the Scopes monkey trial might go much differently for example) . Luckily they keep losing elections because my country is composed of a lot more than just southern and mid west white people.

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@John Gamble - and you posted to the most idiotic responses too....what is that makes you? Idiotic, idiotic?

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My solution

I will have to start a secure "saucy pics" storage service. Just upload your naughty bits to me. I will keep them safe, I promise ;)

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150 years Is he immortal or something? Thought you only got 25 years for murder?

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that may be true, but you are not comparing apples to apples. he did this 350 times. so lets say he was a serial killer who killed 350 people:

350*25= 8750 years.

also let's do the opposite and see how much time he gets for each woman he victimized:

150/350=0.43 years

So that means for each person he blackmailed, he gets less then 1/2 a year. That doesn't sound that outlandish to me, quite the opposite, it sounds lenient.

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"150/350=0.43 years

So that means for each person he blackmailed, he gets less then 1/2 a year. That doesn't sound that outlandish to me, quite the opposite, it sounds lenient."

He should have committed his crimes in the UK. Then he'd be forced to serve all those sentences concurrently rather than consecutively. With good behaviour he'd be out in less than three months!

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he deserved jail time for sure, but...

20 years or so would do just fine.

Yes, he harmed a lot of people, but he did not kill anyone or rape anyone. If every victim thought "20 years for me", I am sure they'd feel vindicated.

Of course, if every victim thinks "20/350 for me" then less so, but that still leaves the fact that this scumbag's life is pretty much done with. 20 years will be just as dissuasive as 105 to the average Joe and a lot less costly. Just make sure the penalties for single offenses doesn't drop too low either, rather than salivating about massive sums.

Anyways, 105 years is a possible sentence, not necessarily the final tally. Much as this loser is a scum, I figure some notion of proportionality to the individual offenses should prevail.

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Its America

for a long time they've needed to get a fucking clue on compound sentencing.

You charge a person on the most serious crime committed.

Its so stupid that a person who robbed 10 stores with a banana could get a longer sentence than a person who robbed 1 store but killed the owner.

I say again, America in general need to get a fucking clue.

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but...if people start robbing stores using bananas, other people might question the need for the right to bear arms.

I say hang the unpatriotic bastard. And let off the guy who just took capitalism to the limit, but at least patriotically carried a gun.

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> for a long time they've needed to get a fucking clue on compound sentencing.

They need to get a clue in the UK as well.

For 8 weeks the area I live in was ravaged by 2 scumbags who burgled as many homes as possible. The police knew who they were but were powerless without any hard evidence. The reason they were doing this? They were awaiting sentencing on similar charges and knew they would get jail time. Since all sentences in the UK are concurrent they had a "free pass". If they were caught they would have it added to their charges and it would make no difference to the sentence they were going to get.

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@ribosome

Figures! (WOW the irony)

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In the UK and most other places you'll find that when you are awaiting sentencing on charges and are let out, your on bail. Breach of your bail conditions one of which is committing any other crime is you go to jail until your sentencing.

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> ... you go to jail until your sentencing.

And the couple of weeks you spend in jail before sentencing counts as time served so you get out earlier.

The simple truth is that if you know you will be sentenced to jail then you have "free pass" to commit crime until the sentencing.

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"He should have committed his crimes in the UK"

I suppose the downvoters just don't get sarcasm!

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Duh!

"....For those with such saucy snaps, the solution is straightforward...." Delete them, zero the drive, and then try and be smarter in future.

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Yes, of course, because nobody should have *any* such "saucy snaps" just in case someone else gets their hands on them...

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What's in a name?

Karen? Is this a common guy's name somewhere?

(What does it mean that the is the most surprising thing in this story?)

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Yeah, it is. Southeast Asia, especially areas that were under British Protectorates or Suzerainty toward the UK like Burma/Myanmar and Nepal.

You dont see it much in areas that were formerly run by the French like Viet Nam and Cambodia though.

Hell in Burma, an entire ethnic group is called the Karen. They've been fighting a war against the Myanmar Government since the 70's also.

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