[vcf-midatlantic] Speaking of BBSes...

Todd George todd.george at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 21:34:45 EDT 2019


\,,/ Sabbath!!! \,,/

Based on METAL, Tony is referring to Neon Knights.

-Todd

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 1:44 PM Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Wow, blast from the past! Funny thing is, sitting on the boat eating lunch
> I looked up the cDc to see what names would be listed (handles of course)
> on any Wikipedia or other entries online and what names is
> remember/recognize. There were members (or supposed members....people liked
> to pretend they were more connected than they actually were sometimes) I
> had dealt with through my our group, especially when we were dealing with
> MoD and LoD.
>
> The funny part is in the Wikipedia list of cDc “affiliations” are not only
> groups I know and don’t know, but the group I was part of!!! Was two kids
> from Jersey (me being one of them) and one from Oregon and one from
> California when we started it when I was 12 years old (1980, just before my
> 13th birthday in November)
>
> Todd George could probably look at the list and know which group it was
> based on the name!!
>
> Tony
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 15, 2019, at 1:31 PM, Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-beto-orourke-special-rep/special-report-beto-orourkes-secret-membership-in-a-legendary-hacking-group-idUSKCN1QW26N
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 1:21 PM Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic
> > <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Not trying to get into politics but from the histoical "okay that is
> >> crazy..."
> >>
> >> It just hit the naws that one of the guys running for president who has
> >> been a politician for a while (Beto O'Rourke) was actually a member of
> >> cDc, Cult of the Dead Cow. This was a legendary "hacking" group that
> used
> >> to release a lot of t-files. He ran a BBS apparently. cDc held back this
> >> knowledge for a while so as to not interfere with his career but he went
> >> public with it. A book about cDc is supposed to come out.
> >>
> >> A whole lot of people that are not familiar with the old school hacking
> >> social groups and BBSes and all of that could potentially start to hear
> >> about it depending on how far the guy gets in politics. Could bring a
> lot
> >> of attention to 80s/90s computing and the community around it all.
> >>
> >>                        - Ethan
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>


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