A Primer for Law Enforcement: How To Tell if Someone is a Member of Anonymous

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It has been hilarious watching Law Enforcement and the Mainstream Media trying to get a handle on Anonymous. After watching both demonstrate that The Peter Principle is alive and well, most especially Law Enforcement, which seems dedicated to out Pythoning Monty Python.

As a public-spirited citizen, I’ve decided to help them out. There’s a set of  fairly simple indicators to help decide if the target of Law Enforcement might be a member of Anonymous. Use of this list can help Law Enforcement Personal prioritize their resources in the fight against Anonymous.

While the list is extensive, it is by no means complete. It does however offer a means to make an immediate decision.

  1. Person has carried out a DDOS attack
  2. Person has a copy of the Low Orbit Ion Cannon Software
  3. Person has ever spent time in Anonymous IRC
  4. Person has ever spent time editing Encyclopedia Dramatica
  5. Person has ever spent time in /b on 4Chan
  6. Person has more than one computer
  7. Person owns a smart phone and/or tablet computer
  8. Person owns more than one mobile phone
  9. Person owns more than one firearm
  10. Person has been involved in a real life protest(s)
  11. Person has an unusual interest in Law Enforcement
  12. Person has an unusual interest in Politics
  13. Person has an unusual interest in the Military
  14. Person is involved politically
  15. Person writes letters to the editor
  16. Person writes comments to online articles
  17. Person has a post-secondary education
  18. Person makes disparaging comments about the Government
  19. Person is opposed to Firearms registry legislation
  20. Person has an interest in Freedom of Speech issues
  21. Person has an interest in Freedom of Religion issues
  22. Person has an interest in Prevention of damage to the Ecosystem
  23. Person has an interest in Control of Money in Political Campaigns
  24. Person has in interest in Political Corruption
  25. Person has ever taken part in an on-line protest, like the web site blank outs protesting the American SOPA legislation
  26. Person advocates for registering Firearms
  27. Person uses Social Media Sites for communications
  28. Person shows no respect for authority figures
  29. Person is artistic (i.e. writer, singer/songwriter) and their publishers
  30. Person creates platform(s) for communications
  31. Person uses any form(s) of Intellectual Property Law

As I’ve said, the above list is hardly complete, but it should help Law Enforcement in their fight against Anonymous.


Wayne Borean

Thursday February 9, 2012


SemiAccurate | On Target Technology News

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About a week ago I was officially hired by SemiAccurate. I hadn’t gotten around to posting about it, because I’ve been a lot of fun, writing some really interesting articles.

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Proposal For An Expedition To HD 38283 b To Be Funded By The Gates Foundation – UPDATED


It’s so much fun being a Geek. My phone beeps. One of my apps wants to tell me that they’ve just found a new planet. It’s only 123 Light Years away, it’s in the habitable zone, and while it’s Saturn sized, it could have habitable moons…

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Barry Sookman Puts Foot In Mouth Again – Doesn't Read Articles He Links To

If you are going to do something, you should do it right. Or at least you should try…

Tonight I’m picking on my old friend Barry Sookman again. Yes, I’m being sarcastic. Barry doesn’t like me, because I catch his mistakes, and it appears that he thinks that I shouldn’t do that. Hell, I wouldn’t do that, if he didn’t screw up so often.

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Arrant stupidity strikes again

Every once in a while you hear something so stupid that you can’t believe anyone could have said it. In this particular case Anthony Healy, director of the Australasian Performing Right Association, the administrator of music royalties said Without the content industries, the internet would be empty. We want to ensure that the people who make the content are rewarded.

Well Anthony, I’m producing lots of content. Send me some cash. I’m going to email you at the contact information on your website – apra@apra.com.au – right away. I suggest that everyone else do the same.


Ah heck, haven’t done one of these for a long time.

My score on The Which Shakespeare Play Are You? Test:



“You are Macbeth! A supposed retelling of the true story of King Macbeth of Scotland, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest plays. Macbeth, after hearing the prophesy of three witches, believes he will be named king of Scotland. However, this line of thinking eventually leads Macbeth down a horrible road of blood and death as he fights first to gain, and then to keep hold of the crown. Believing the play to be cursed, many actors will not even say the name of the play inside of a theater unless it is being performed and refer to it simply as “The Scottish Play”. But you probably don’t care about some stupid old curse. As Macbeth you most likely don’t take warnings too well and you are so headstrong that you can’t take good advice when it comes your way, even if it is for your own good. But being Macbeth isn’t all bad. You are most likely a man (or woman) of action. People probably like you because you are good at thinking on your feet and making quick decisions. But be careful, as your rash behavior may also get you in to trouble along the way.”


Take it!