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Forums offline pending an investigation

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The Binrev forums went offline due to a federal subpoena.

The forums are offline pending an investigation into one of our users. I was issued a supeona by federal agents to turn over the entire forum database. I had been issuing warnings over the past few months that the boards were being monitored and not to do anything stupid, but someone did anyway.

I do not know if, or when, the forums will be back up. If there is any news, you can see it on www.stankdawg.com or at www.oldskoolphreak.com if I am incarcerated. Wish me luck in fighting this and keep your eyes peeled for your own safety.

The Binrev homepage encouraged users to check StankDawg.com and oldskoolphreak.com for news.

StankDawg : ATTENTION!

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I do not have time to post the full story right now, but the forums are down until further notice. Check out StankDawg.com or oldskoolphreak.com for any news. I do not know if or when I will be able to update anyone.

Please DO NOT GET INVOLVED with this and I am sure it will all be sorted out.

Stankdawg.com reported the investigation was for “aiding and abetting criminal activity”.

I was notified today that I am under investigation for "aiding and abedding criminal activity" and some other charges that were filed against me for the actions taken by one of the users on our forums. Someone did something very bad and I was forced to turn over all of the logs for the last 90 days and the entire forums database.

I am hoping that they will realize that I am not responsible for the actions of others, but until they make that decision, I may be incapacitated for a while. I AM NOT IN CUSTODY AT THE MOMENT! I am on my own recognisance but I am being called in for questioning by several different agencies at this time.

I will post here if I get any news. If I am unable to post here for whatever reason, please check out OSP and I will communicate through Natas if possible. DO NOT INVOLVE YOURSELVES!

I will update this area if I get any news.

Oldskoolphreak.com reported “Things don't sound so good”

4/1/05 - Natas

I have not talked to StankDawg about the BinRev forums going down and I am not sure what is going to happen to people on the forums. Things don't sound so good. I will keep everyone here posted, if any news becomes available.

Blackratchet.org started a “Free StankDawg” campaign

Infonomicon.org reported the news from stankdawg.com

this was posted on stankdawg.com

I was notified today that I am under investigation for “aiding and abedding criminal activity” and some other charges that were filed against me for the actions taken by one of the users on our forums. Someone did something very bad and I was forced to turn over all of the logs for the last 90 days and the entire forums database.

I am hoping that they will realize that I am not responsible for the actions of others, but until they make that decision, I may be incapacitated for a while. I AM NOT IN CUSTODY AT THE MOMENT! I am on my own recognisance but I am being called in for questioning by several different agencies at this time.

I will post here if I get any news. If I am unable to post here for whatever reason, please check out OSP and I will communicate through Natas if possible. DO NOT INVOLVE YOURSELVES!

I will update this area if I get any news.

as of right now the forums are down though the site is still up for now.  oldskoolphreak.com and other ddp sites are still up but are posting news of this.  this is fucking bullshit.

Xemex posted a message of support

Binrev

Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is

that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like.

My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.

I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual,

but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.

. -Hackers Manifesto

Good luck to stankdawg from binrev.com I send my prayers for the best

-Mex

Bellsmind formed a partnership with “Independent Living for additional advertising revenue” due to “rising DID costs”

Due to rising DID costs (thank VoicePulse Connect!) Bell's Mind has partnered with Independent Living for additional advertising revenue. Check out their great selection of phones below.

DefaultRadio.com, allong with Doug TV disappeared off the face of the Internet

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2600.com announced a format dress code for meetings stating “Can we really put a price on the importance of maintaining a good image?”

2600 MEETINGS TODAY - FORMAL ATTIRE REQUIRED

Posted 1 Apr 2005 05:21:56 UTC

It's once again the first Friday of the month which means it's time for 2600 meetings to occur all throughout the world. To find out if there's a meeting near you, check out our meeting list.

As many of you are already aware, we have been involved in a struggle to improve the image of hackers worldwide. For years, the mass media has portrayed us in a negative light and this perception has been passed on throughout our society. Hackers are seen as troublemakers and outsiders who exist to cause problems and create mayhem.

We feel the implementation of a dress code at our monthly meetings will be a necessary first step in the rehabilitation of our image. There is a reason why such dress codes are a part of so many civilized events, as well as a required part of many jobs and even schools. It has to do with respect, something we could use a good dose of in the hacker community.

We hold our meetings in public areas and we do this for a reason. We want people to be able to see us for who we are and to realize that we're not the threat that the mainstream media makes us out to be. But this attempt at conveying a positive image is very quickly defeated when people show up at meetings wearing scruffy attire, torn clothing, baggy pants, offensive t-shirts, or even shorts. While this kind of dress may suit some of us in the privacy of our own homes, we need to realize that when we are at meetings we are, in a sense, on public display. Therefore we owe it to each other to put our best foot forward and look presentable so that any new people coming by don't back away in horror.

The plan that has gone into effect as of this meeting requires all attendees to wear standard formal attire. We're not asking people to go out and rent tuxedos or anything unreasonable. Rather, a simple suit and tie for male attendees will suffice. Female attendees should attend in a standard business suit. However, full length evening gowns are also appropriate. Dressing in this manner will convey the image that is necessary for us to be seen as rational, decent, and acceptable members of society. There simply is no reason to convey another image.

While some will see this as an unreasonable restriction on their freedom of expression and individuality, we think that that is an irresponsible attitude for these times. Can we really put a price on the importance of maintaining a good image? Is the comfort of walking around in blue jeans and tank-tops really worth sabotaging our futures? The answer should be obvious.

These are difficult times and we all must make sacrifices. We ask that all meeting attendees, in addition to adhering to the dress code, keep an eye on fellow attendees and let us know of any attempts to disrupt the meetings through noncompliance or otherwise mocking or ridiculing these guidelines. We thank you in advance for your vigilance.

ThinkGeek announced a new Green Laser Aircraft Tracker product

Bored using your advanced green laser for traditional spreadsheet pointing techniques? Why not kick up your skills a notch and start using green lasers to track aircraft? With beams visible in daylight that extend for miles green lasers are ideally suited to track objects in the sky. Stop worrying about things like mandatory jail time and social isolation and play the intriguing game of SkyTag™ today.

…… yesterday was April fools day 2005.

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Is it just me, or is this one of the most active April's Fool in Internet History?

Round LCD Monitor:

http://www.geeks.com/pix/wootlp.htm

UN Decides to Shut Down Internet Permanently

http://www.habitablezone.com/currentevents...ges/375194.html

NASA Shuttle Missions Cancelled

[Can't find URLs]

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Yeah it was kind of obvious. Every website and their mother pulled "april fool's day" stuff.

maddox.xmixxion.com

homestarrunner.com

google.com - has some google gulp thing

collegehumor.com

and many more...

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^_^ cool!! *runs to printer*

my FREE STANK sticker will go perfect next to my Black Ratchet Fan Club Sticker :wub: (see BinRev Radio #89) :lol:

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yeah very nice planning. I don't like Dough % Lucky223 asking for bail money though :/

"Paypal to: doug@dougbrickner.com

ANY donation would be appreciated.

Since I live in the Southern California area I will save this money

towards bail. "

(assuming that was part of the joke... if it wasnt, best of luck to Dough and Lucky)

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damn, got me good.

now im all embarassed

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I still don't belive this was a prank!

I think the Fed's have taken control of BinRev and reopened the forums to get inside. Careful what you post, everybody! You never know who's watching!

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Beave of telephreak went to jail for a day too ;-P

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Oh did I fall for this one, I didnt even realize that it was April 1st. *smacks head*

pilcheck: Blakeops whats going on my life is over!

BlakeOPS: I can't tell you, you understand.

pilcheck: fine.

BlakeOPS: But i'm sure you can guess.

Pilcheck: Majestic.....

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I was drunk when i read it and i got so emotional about it too...dammit

<~~~~ def Pwned

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