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From: full-disclosure at (Dave Wilson)
Subject: Hah now this redefines selling out.

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 10:40:47PM -0400, Kevin Finisterre wrote:

> Yeah don't get me wrong ... I understand his situation totally. I
> didn't see the note at the bottom of the ebay auction that stated it
> would be used to pay for legal fees untill after I sent the email.I
> just can't imagine paying that much for an old toshiba laptop.  I have
> a slightly used Toshiba 400cs that I am willing to sell for $15,000
> dollars if anyone is interested. =]

I can't believe you were so enthusiastic to post the URLs to this list
that you didn't even read them fully. The Kevin Mitnick story is
probably the most well-known hacker[0] case in the world. As such,
whether you like it or not, it is now a piece of the earth's history.

I personally would be proud to own the laptop, if I had that kind of
money to throw around :). Whether Kevin was the worlds gr34t3$+ l4m3r or
a guy who actually had skills, he made a hell of a sacrifice for what he
did. He deserves some respect, not as one of your undergr0und el1t3
br0thers, but as an icon of the 20th century[1].

The post that parented this thread is an epitome of how bad this list
really is, less of the trolling please.


[0] Systems cracker, hax0r, [insert politically correct term here].

[1] I wrote this in about a minute; it probably doesn't reflect what I
    really think :).

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