1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/23/21 3:44 p.m.
Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/23/21 3:49 p.m.

Hallelujah, does that mean Adobe will finally stop trying to install that McAfee crap with every update now?

 

RevRico
RevRico GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
6/23/21 3:51 p.m.

Wonder if his prison guards just happened to be asleep at their desks while the cameras went down too.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
6/23/21 3:53 p.m.

Did he die from eating his own hootus? He made a big deal that he'd savor his own sausage if Bitcoin didn't hit $500k by like 2 years ago.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/23/21 4:38 p.m.
Duke said:

Hallelujah, does that mean Adobe will finally stop trying to install that McAfee crap with every update now?

 

Ever hear of the ghost in the machine? 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
6/23/21 4:45 p.m.

The software he developed was very useful for it's time... over time it (and him) simply became an worthless con...  

pheller
pheller UltimaDork
6/23/21 5:06 p.m.

Is he really dead, or playing dead like his previous stunt?

 

Or, perhaps he thought he could knock himself out enough to "look" dead, and well...it worked a little too well. 

 

Either way the guy was a character and I will miss hearing stories of his misadventures. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
6/23/21 5:43 p.m.

If you haven't already, this article is worth reading:

https://www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones HalfDork
6/23/21 7:28 p.m.

I'm a little disappointed the corona virus didn't kill him. 
 

ok, I'm a lot disappointed. Just for the jokes alone. 

CJ (FS)
CJ (FS) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/23/21 7:45 p.m.
Duke said:

Hallelujah, does that mean Adobe will finally stop trying to install that McAfee crap with every update now?

 

No

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/23/21 7:49 p.m.
Tom Suddard said:

If you haven't already, this article is worth reading:

https://www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/

Insane

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/23/21 10:57 p.m.

“ He would drop acid in the morning, go to work, and route trains all day.”

Well that would be interesting work…

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/23/21 11:36 p.m.

Insane is being nice.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
6/23/21 11:45 p.m.

I make sure anything with McAfee on it is purged from my computer, but this seems a bit over the top when speaking of a recent dead guy.

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/24/21 12:06 a.m.
Tom Suddard said:

If you haven't already, this article is worth reading:

https://www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/

I remember that article, absolutely insane

Pushrod
Pushrod Reader
6/24/21 4:21 a.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Thanks for that, Tom. It was quite a compelling article... :)

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
6/24/21 7:17 a.m.
Derick Freese said:

Did he die from eating his own hootus? He made a big deal that he'd savor his own sausage if Bitcoin didn't hit $500k by like 2 years ago.

I was wondering if the Bitcoin crash played any role in his death...

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/24/21 8:07 a.m.

Holy berkeleying E36 M3 that was a story.

berkeley me.

Apparently im well adjusted and normal! Hell, half my clients classify as well adjusted and normal compared to that....

RossD
RossD MegaDork
6/24/21 8:29 a.m.

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee was really crazy documentary.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
6/24/21 1:57 p.m.

I just want to point out, that apparently he was into scat...

....and I am not talking about the music style....

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe PowerDork
6/24/21 2:00 p.m.

John McAfee referenced Jeffrey Epstein in suicide tweet last year

bigbrainonbrad
bigbrainonbrad Reader
6/24/21 2:07 p.m.

Nice piece by someone who spent a fair amount of time with him in Reason (John McAfee Found Dead in a Spanish Prison Cell – Reason.com). He was absolutely an interesting character, who had significant flaws.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
6/24/21 2:58 p.m.

I found it interesting that our systems recently uninstalled McAfee and went I think Cybereason?

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/24/21 3:44 p.m.
z31maniac said:

I found it interesting that our systems recently uninstalled McAfee and went I think Cybereason?

It would be interesting to learn what drug-ravaged lunatic developed their software.

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