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Title: GRaDx                          Addressed to: Everyone
Author: Bob Newhart on 08/25/94 at 9:02 am
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  1: You probably all heard it by now, but just in case I'll post it all here
  2: as well...
  3:
  4: GradX is now pretty much blacklisted on every BBS, IRC channel, and is a
  5: menace to both of those as well as all the ftp sites around the world.
  6: LameX has decided to call the administrators at a couple of the
  7: larger/fastest ftp sites in the nation (one of them being a rather good
  8: RiSC site) and he let them know that there were pirated files being
  9: transfered on them.  Luckily we were informed before the administrators
 10: were able to confiscate/inspect the computer equipment and all evidence
 11: was destroyed.  However, people are still getting harassed by GradX
 12: and his master the LA Times reporter (aka Reporter on IRC -- how
 13: clever).
 14:
 15: For those of you who have been living under a rock and have no idea what
 16: is going on, here is a very quick summary of what is happening.  GradX
 17: tried to join RiSC, he wasn't allowed in because just about everybody
 18: thought he was a geek.  Then he gets pissed off and starts up TiDT...no
 19: big deal.  Then he starts blabbering to a reporter (I can't remember his
 20: name offhand) to the LA Times who is doing a report about pirating on
 21: the internet and normal BBSs as well.  GradX gave the reporter handles,
 22: some real names (that he knew), board names, group names, group member
 23: names, etc etc.  He's been doing this for a while now and for the life
 24: of me I don't know why the very few boards that let him stay on in the
 25: nation allowed him to stay on.  Luckily he's been blacklisted (as well
 26: as everybody in his group) on every decent board on the planet.  After
 27: today, he'll probably be blacklisted everywhere.
 28:
 29: Anyway, on to the new stuff.  He told the reporter guy about Mirage and
 30: Unlawful Entry and guess what?  Apparently the police know about said
 31: boards.  Mirage apparently went down a few hours ago today and although
 32: Unlawful Entry is up, word spread quickly that nobody should call it due
 33: to fears that the lines might be monitored.  After viewing LameX actions
 34: in the past, this scenerio could very well be true.
 35:
 36: Giving away board names wasn't good enough for Mr. Schitzo himself, so
 37: he decided to tell the reporter just about everything he possable could
 38: so I'm sure by now the reporter guy knows all the major players handles
 39: at least.  Joy oh joy.  Also, this bit is NOT confirmed but I have a
 40: STRONG belief that GradX gave the reporter guy a copy of the latest
 41: anonymous FTP list.  If you are on any of those sites, be careful.
 42:
 43: So, what does this all mean to you, the average user?  Well, just about
 44: all file trading on the internet has stopped.  If you don't have an
 45: internet account this will still affect you as the quick influx of files
 46: to 713 will wither since the floodgates of files have been closed.  You
 47: can thank GradX (who resides in New Orleans) for that.  Another thing
 48: many users can look forward to is massivly increased security on the
 49: remaining boards (I'm sure a few will close it's doors since GradX gave
 50: the reporter and others the list of boards, sites, handles,
 51: names, admins, etc.) as well as many boards no longer accepting new
 52: users.  That policy goes in effect for this board today.  We will no
 53: longer be accepting new users at all for awhile.
 54:
 55: Another thing you can look forward to is that since this is an election
 56: year and there are a few in the senate who want stricter computer laws
 57: (like the ass munch Jessy Helms), there might be a push for some in the
 58: electorate to push for stricter said laws.  This might not be a very
 59: likly scenerio but it is one that could happen.
 60:
 61: More than likely this will all blow over in a month or so but for the
 62: immediate future everybody around the globe will suffer thanks to GradX
 63: and his whiny little ways.
 64:
 65: And this bit should go without saying...make damn sure anything you send
 66: here doesn't have any TiDT shit in it.  If it does, I will personally
 67: nuke the credit away.  I'm already having a shitty week with this and I
 68: don't want to see any TiDT lame-o crap online...especially here.
 69:
 70: That's it...everybody use the alt-o option and continue the conversation
 71: like mad.  I'm off to go delete a few users (don't worry, it's because
 72: of inactivity).

     BTW:  GradX is also known as Retro in New Orleans and other places,
           and Xer, Xert, GradX, or Grad on IRC.

        **** Quoted from Surfin Cow on Transendental Regurgatation.****