The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 August 2003

As the worm turns

The Feds are coming down hard on Jeffrey Lee "teekid" Parson, who allegedly has admitted to rewriting the Blaster worm and turning loose his handiwork on an insufficiently-suspecting world.

What to do with a bratling like this? Michele mocks him far better than I, but the solution I like the best comes from one of her commenters, a chap named Morpheus:

[T]his little boil on the backside of the nation has caused something like tens or hundreds of millions of dollars of damage (if not billions), so a simple (or even complex) spanking is not really a suitable punishment. A nice, long, horsewhipping, followed by a few weeks in the stocks somewhere on Wall Street, followed by a 100% garnishment of his wages above, say $10k/year for life might begin to cover it.

Cracking: it's not just a job, it's indenture.

Posted at 7:59 PM to PEBKAC , Wastes of Oxygen

But I can still beat him over the head with a used keyboard, right?

Posted by: michele at 8:02 PM on 29 August 2003

Be my guest. I'll go dig up one of those ten-pound IBM clunkers (one of which I am using at this very moment, in fact) from the Dawn of Time. They pack one hell of a wallop, and they're damned near indestructible.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:11 PM on 29 August 2003

I think she's being way too lenient.

Posted by: Steve at 7:31 AM on 30 August 2003

Well, how many times will she whack him over the head?

Posted by: McGehee at 11:03 AM on 30 August 2003

Come on. It's Michele. She'll do it as many times as she damn well pleases.

Posted by: CGHill at 12:07 PM on 30 August 2003

Well, my problem with that is, she might damn well please a lot fewer whacks than I would.

Posted by: McGehee at 12:56 PM on 30 August 2003

Impossible. She's vicious. Just ask anyone at Indymedia. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 1:05 PM on 30 August 2003