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The final event on my PVE server this weekend was a pack of 30 raptors released in the middle of the island. Ill let that settle and watch the reports roll in as the chat blows up

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well this is what happens when you dont make a stone gate. T-Rex agro'd my mammoth outside and killed him, then smashed through the gate, got inside killed 6 of our pets and ate the entire second floor of our northern base including the smith station and the storage boxes

RIP: Snuffles, Roger, Cleo, Gracie, Stinky and Xena

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I terrorized my #ARKSURVIVAL server last night by holding an island wide T-Rex mating event. Went over well. Everyone hates me now

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released herds of 5-7 rexes at various parts of the island. havoc ensued but the tribes banded together for a long night. Wood structures on my server take 3x damage so this encourages people to build against the wild life and keep progressing
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The history of the #DerekSmart  flame war

+Chris Smith 

" "Most of them could never fathom that someone like me who has worked for most major companies around the globe (including IBM, Novell, Compaq,  to name a few), a member of MENSA (yes, I am. Let them go check) while I was in the UK, a holder of two prior degrees, a wall of certificates and diplomas and with cutting technology and superiority in various aspects of my career, could possibly earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science." Someone calls Mensa and finds out that Derek apparently lied about being a member of Mensa! This spawned a whole bunch more very funny posts."

HISTORY OF THE DEREK SMART FLAME WAR
When the archives are discussed, that is a reference to
http://www.access1.net/huffman/archives.

PRE-HISTORY YEARS (before BC3K)

The very beginnings of this story have never been chronicled for
Derekology. I assume that Derek Smart was born. Come to think of it
I believe that Mr. Smart has even admitted to being born.
(A Derekologist must learn to be very careful because, any truth or
fact may be denied or lied about no matter how obvious it might seem
at the time. e.g., the agreement that Derek's lawyer made that was 
to lead to the removal of my web page was later denied by Derek)
Note: these very early years are based entirely on Mr. Smart's word.
If you're a derekologists, you should know what that means.

-Mr. Smart was born to a British mother and an American father.
Mr. Smart's mother was white and his father was black.  When
it's mentioned that Mr. Smart appears black, he always seems to
point out "I come from a mixed origin, I am proud to be whatever
I am, black, white or mixed." (posted 5/9/97)

-The American father (now deceased) was career US military.

-Mr. Smart grew up in England (and still has a very pleasant
British accent).

-Mr. Smart as a kid was a computer hacker, writing computer viruses.
(I'm not making this up. Derek actually said this.) This activity
foretold the future and predicted BC3K, the biggest virus ever 
produced! Pictures of some buddies that participated in this
early hacker activity with him were distributed by Derek in the
Exposed Years.


THE EARLY YEARS (before BC3K release)
The main source for this section THE EARLY YEARS (before BC3K release)
is the 11 page story at the end of the BC3K manual.

-When Mr. Smart was in London he started working on his game
1988-1989.

-Mr. Smart admits he had no PhD at this point in time. (see Mr.
Smart's
Anthology Of A Flamewar - The Last Dance)

-Mr. Smart moved to the USA in 1989.

-In October 1992, Derek signed with BC3K's first publisher. In a post 
made before Interplay was announced as a distributor, Mr. Smart said
that BC3K had a total of 4 publishers (IIRC).

-By January 1993 the publisher (Intracorp?) had dropped BC3K.

-By March 1993 another publisher had picked up and dropped BC3K.

-In early 1993 Derek came out with BC3K demo 3.0. The manual is
available in the archives/1DerekHistory/1Before1997/93demoManual.txt
Derek says, "The purpose of this demo is to ensure that GALCOM 
operatives remain confident that this program will be worth the wait. 
A whole bunch of features have been disabled such as trading, docking,

personnel deployment etc." It seems this is a ploy to claim that
unimplemented code was just "disabled". It serves Mr. Smart well
over the years.

-A new publisher (Mission Studios) picked up BC3K and lots of work 
was done and paid for. But, it was dropped again by the end of 1994.
This began the search for another publisher to pay off Mission
Studios and to cover the rest of the development.

-On May 10, 1995 Three Sixty Pacific announced that they'd signed
with Mr. Smart to complete BC3K, here's one poster's reaction
(archives/1DerekHistory/1Before1997/ANewPublisher.txt)
"After seeing the huge demo about a couple years ago (about 12 meg
or so in many pieces) and all the hype in the readme's, it has made
me wonder why anyone will pick it up at all.  The game just really
stunk."

editorial note: You have to hand it to Mr. Smart, he is persistent
and determined. It's just too bad that such fine attributes have
been wasted producing such a sad example of gaming. I think it might
point out a major Mr. Smart weakness, a lack of objectivity that
leads to lots of other problems including an inability to execute
to expectations that he has set.

-360 Pacific didn't last long, by August 1995 Take2 had picked up BC3K
and paid off Mission Studios.

-August 1995 Take2 announced "Yes, BC3000AD has been in
development for a long time (o.k. a really, really long time), but the
game is in Beta now and it WILL be worth the wait."

-December 15, 1995 Derek announced "THE RELEASE DATE OF
BATTLECRUISER:3000AD HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO JANUARY 15TH 1996."
(see archive/1DerekHistory/1Before1997/BC3KTardiness.txt) This
post is also the earliest post I've found where Mr. Smart claims
a PhD.

-2/12/96 is the first date I've found for Derek posting on the
Usenet. Prior to that, he posted very frequently on AOL and I
think also on Compuserve. Most of the posts in these forums have
been lost except for some much later posts salvaged by Fthx that
are available in the archives. There's also a few that were
cross posted to Usenet by someone else, like the example directly
above. However, there's plenty of evidence that the flame war was 
going on in AOL, at least, before it spilled over into Usenet.
Since it was pay by the minute and in it's very own forum, the
flaming was relatively mild and sporadic.

-2/16/96 was Mr. Smart's first flame on Usenet, "Here we go again.
What's the matter with you people." Only a mild one but, a first is
a first.

-2/21/96 was Mr. Smart's first Derekism spoken on Usenet,
"Give me more credit than I am due." The most famous Derekism
today is probably, Some people have even questioned my insanity.
But, I never doubt.

-Sometime before May 1996 Mr. Smart suffered some personal trauma
or sadness when his wife left him. He said it was because of
time and effort he'd put into BC3K.

-April-May 1996 After Mr. Smart botched the agreed upon release,
Take2 demanded that, if the effort was to continue then,
responsibility for BC3K would be brought in house.

-June-Sept 1996 Derek had signed the contract agreeing to give
control to Take2 but, he didn't cooperate. From Derek's own words,
it appears he fought them every step of the way. He didn't cooperate
in modifying the game to fit into the agreed upon schedule. He
didn't cooperate with his development team's decisions or direction.
He even worked on a different build than the rest of his team worked
on. In a following quote from Derek, he even admits that his build
had a whole bunch of fixes in it that were not in the Take2 build.
Why hadn't Derek released his fixes to his development team's build?
He instead played "chicken" with Take2, assuming they wouldn't go
through with the planned deadline if their build was too pathetic
unfortunately, he was wrong.

-September 1996, Mr. Smart allegedly attacked a coke machine at
Take2 when he was told Take2 was releasing the game anyway.
Allegedly, security had to escort Mr. Smart off the premises.
see archives/1DerekHistory/1Before1997/CGWarticleCoke.txt
A curious note, Mr. Smart still says he didn't find out that
they really shipped until he went and bought his own copy.  I
don't know why he likes to say this unless, he was so convinced
that they wouldn't do what they had always said they were going to
do, that he didn't believe it until he actually went across the
street from his home and bought a copy of BC3K for himself. If
that's the case then, it's just another example of the amazing
blind spots that Mr. Smart can suffer from due to his lack of
objectivity.

note: In the following months you could always "trigger" Mr. Smart
by mentioning the "Coke" incident.

-October 1996 Take2 released BC3K as an incomplete game.  My guess
is that Take2 went through with the release in large part because
Mr. Smart had not cooperated with the BC3K development team and
Take2 didn't see any other choice except walking away and taking
a big lose on the whole deal. I speculate that, part of the rational
for their decision could have also been that Derek told them he had
a build with many of the problems already fixed. I think that this
overall interpretation is the same conclusion reached by Dean
Gordon in his review of the flame war pointed to in
http://www.access1.net/huffman.  Derek vehemently objected to this
interpretation then, he put out his story at the end of the manual 
that seems to completely support the hypothesis that he had been
very uncooperative with Take2 and his own development team.

THE PATCH AND MANUAL MONTHS (after release but, before exposure)

-At this point most of the flame war was still not out on Use-net. The

main topic was of course problems trying to get the game to run and to
get a manual so the game could be played. However, foreshadowing the 
great fraud discoveries involving Derek, there was the ACAS insanity. 
ACAS was a web site that claimed to be an independent computer game
Award company and supporter of the gaming industry. The months of 
11/96 and 12/96 involved some fun threads where it seemed to become
obvious to everyone that ACAS was some kind of front for Derek.
-This was the start of the "Blame It on Take2" phase of the
Flame War. Mr. Smart would blame almost everything on Take2.

-During this period the flame war topics were primarily about
Derek blaming everything on Take2,
patches not being done as promised,
manual not being available as promised,
general flames being fired back and forth,

-Mr. Smart did his best to get people to buy and keep the
DOA game. October 1996 when Usenet posts were just
starting to make it look like the game might be total junk,
Derek posted. "Once the patch is released it WILL solve 99%
of these problems because 50% of them were already solved in the
version that did not make it to master.  It was sitting on the
Take2 BBS while the company gave the team some days off!! They
shipped v199z when v199z.4 (I think) was sitting on the Take2
BBS. The MASTER version was to be v1.00a. The patch will clearly
display the versions as we go along."

-November 12, 1996 Derek posted (on AOL) 
"RE:patch d
This patch will be a major patch which marks (a) the completion of
the game's missing features, ie orbital flight model, probe ORBSCAN
logic and fixes several bugs in the space and surface models. Any
problems found with the version will be fixed and a final BC3K
v1.1 will be released at the END of November."
see archives/1DerekHistory/1Before1997/ClassicMrWoody.txt
note: The D patch actually came out in October 1997. Version
1.1 was renamed to 2.0 and is being released by Interplay as
a bargain bin title packaged with another game.

-As I understand what went on in AOL and Compuserve, Mr. Smart was
a laughing stock and the center of the flame war in these forums.
The main body of the flame war moved from AOL and Compuserve into
Usenet during this period as the AOL and Compuserve forums were
discontinued and Derek modified his posting habits. However, some
input from some folks that actually observed the AOL or Compuserve
exchanges would be very appreciated. This is interesting for two
reasons. First, it further establishes this flame war as the biggest 
and longest in history. Second, Mr. Smart seems fond of the
misconception that the flame war was about Take2 botching the
release of the game. You may reference the following directory
for posts that were made to Usenet but indicate to me the flame
war was going strong before it ever moved to Usenet.
archives/1DerekHistory/1Before1997

-12/96 As an example of how nasty it was getting, someone started
up a thread titled 'Derek buttfucks sheep'.

-As the flame war moved to Usenet, the flame war topics were centered
around things like where is the promised FAQ? Where is the promised
manual? Derek blaming everything on Take2. Derek claiming that he
didn't get paid by Take2. (A report filled by Take2 with a federal
overseeing agency contradicts this.) Derek insulting customers.
Derek insulting bystanders. Derek proving he could be a most
entertaining fellow, at least when he didn't want to be.  Derek
claiming he warned people the game wasn't playable from the
beginning. Derek saying he only flames in self defense. Derek
telling his customers in Europe they wouldn't be supported then
denying he ever said that.

-1/97 Most of the threads were about the horrible reviews that
BC3K received.

-2/97 After a big lull in the flame war because people just
weren't that interested in the crappy game and the initial 
outrage at being ripped off had died done, Derek moves his
flaming to Use-net starting this month and the Use-net flame
war really starts to pick up steam.

-2/97 The C4 patch meant the game was kind of playable. The problem
now was that there was no manual. Most of the complaints were
now about the manual and really dedicated fans were starting
to drop like flies. Also, because of record returns, many
places had BC3K in the bargain bins already.

-2/16/97 Mr. Smart said, "I would like to assure you AND give you my
personal guarantee that my midnight on 3/01/97 a complete manual in
Word 7 and Adobe Acrobat format (which I am currently wrapping up)
will be online at http://www.bc3000ad.com/Commanders_Forum/". It was
never available in Word format. A "preview" manual was available
in August 1997. The complete manual was finally made available
months later, January 1998.

-2/20/97 Mr. Smart makes some racist insults against an oriental
and all hell breaks loose. (see TOEFL posts in FamousFlames)

-2/97 Derek's best quote of the month, "Again, let me apologize 
to all orientals who were offended by my post. The rest of you 
can kiss my ass if you think I'm racist."

-2/97 & 3/97 This was also the wonderful pre-Europe release period.
During this period, Mr. Smart firmly established Derek bashing as
an international pass time. There were brief periods of time he
said the European release wouldn't be supported. He said the 
European release would be dud units and you wouldn't be able to
patch them with his patches. For some reason he seemed to be
especially hostile to the earliest European customers and managed 
to recruit a number of long term naysayers.

-3/16/97 Derek had a run in with some magazines. In particular one
magazine (Boot) even printed an article where experts stated that 
the neural net in BC3K was a lie. This caused Mr. Smart to go off 
the deep end and in email, threaten physical violence against the 
author. As part of Derek's on-line response, he made a post in which 
he waved his PhD in their faces and said that if they wanted more 
detail about how it worked, they should have looked up his 
dissertation because, it's published and available. He said they 
should do their homework, it avoids so many hassles latter. This 
proved important later as Derek's biggest known lie, his PhD, 
started to unravel.  see
archives/1DerekHistory/1PostPhDFraud/1FraudAnthology/Post01DoYourHomework.txt

-3/97 Derek's best quote for month, "It does NOT need support because 
it works!"

-In this early period of 1997 a statement that Mr. Smart allegedly
made in the AOL forum that he had spent 3.5 million dollars of his
own money developing BC3K made it into the Usenet record via a
thread involving Mark Asher, Derek Smart and someone else.
On 2/22/1997 Derek said, "If they think, this game has not cost me
$3.5 over the past 7 years, someones got a faulty Pentium chip in
their brain."

-4/97 Derek had established himself as a real nut and there was
getting to be more flames about Derek than about BC3K. The C5
patch was delivered without the promised manual. The manual 
became a VERY touchy subject. It had replaced coke machines as
the easiest why to get Derek to explode.

-4/97 Derek's best quote of the month, "The best defense is a 
crippling, definitive and unceremoniously cruel offense. After 
all, I am under military command and I don't plan on running 
for diplomatic office."

-5/97 Derek's top quote of the month, "Is it me or are you just 
oozing with stupidity? The BC3K fame directed at US the gaming 
community for crying out load. Do I have to spell it out for you?
Yet YOU can tell ME I have a communicating problem? I least 
when I lay it on you, you seem to understand quite well what I'm 
saying. Go figure."

-6/11/97 Derek was saying he could re-release BC3K on his own if he
wanted to. Where would he get the million to do this? "I can raise
a close to a million  in a week if I did the paperwork. ...
Besides, I don't need a million to publish BC3K."

-6/14/97 Derek said, "I got a $175k loan back when I didn't even have
BC3K 25% finished. I'm still paying off this loan if you must know."

-6/97 Derek's best quote for the month, "Perhaps one day in the 
future, I'll do a manual. But for now, I'm too busy doing add-ons 
for an unstable and still partially unfinished game to worry about 
something as trivial as a manual."

-During this period, Mr. Smart hatched his pay for the final patch
plan. After overwhelming cries of foul from customers, Mr. Smart
eventually reconsiders.

-Summer 97 The C5 patch was done in April apparently in preparation
for the demo in the CGW. This sparked some good laughs. Among them 
was a Derek statement that CGW was having an extra big problem with 
CD thefts out of the mag because people wanted BC3K so bad. Another
episode was a Derek statement that CGW messed up the patch he gave 
them and someone from CGW posted the exact email directions from 
Derek and he had messed up the directions.

-8/6/97 Derek posts what is probably the most vile post I've ever
seen, the infamous piss in mouth flame.
see archives/1NotSoSmartPosts/1FamousFlames/PissInMouth.txt
This lead to me wondering if there might be a way to rid the news
group of this scourge.  I thought that Mr. Smart was possibly a
pathological liar. I remembered someone from my past with that
affliction. I learned I couldn't trust a word they said. When they
made a statement that put them in a favorable light, I could almost
count on it being a lie.  Previously, I'd noticed that Derek had
not responded to queries about his PhD. That had always seemed
strange to me because I'd rarely seen him pass up a chance to brag.
But, I had always just dismissed it as maybe Derek just didn't see
the post. However, at about this same time, Derek had responded
to a medical doctor that had asked about his PhD. Derek said,
"What's it to you? Still struggling with your high school 
diploma????" (see 
archives/1NotSoSmartPosts/1CustomerService&PR/MDRequestsPhDInfo.txt) 
Putting it all together, I concluded that his PhD was probably fake.

-8/8/97 I fire the first volley in the PhD wars. 
I say that I believe the PhD is probably a fake and I challenge
Mr. Smart to name his school. For good measure, I threw in some
old fashion goading to make sure he didn't just ignore the post
then, I leave for a two week vacation. 
see archives/1DerekHistory/1PostPhDFraud/phdWarFirstVolley.txt

note: the source for all Derek Smart posts in the following stuff 
up to Derek Smart Fraud Day is
archives/1DerekHistory/1PostPhDFraud/1PhDFraudAnthology

-8/9/97 Derek responds with a bet to my challenge. I'm sure he
was hoping to distract the whole issue with this red herring bet.
Another thing that made this day interesting in the flame war is it 
is the day that Derek stopped calling his flame war antagonists
naysayers and started calling them detractors.

-8/22/97 I guess all the stress of wondering whether his fraud would
be exposed got to Derek?  Or, maybe he thought he could get rid
of the rest of the detractors by flaming? In any case, his posts got
even more vicious.  It got to be so bad that this day was declared to
be the first official "DEREK-SMART-SAYS-FUCK-YOU DAY".

-8/25/97 I return from vacation and I'm excited to see what I
interpret to be, a Derek running scared and I'm convinced, more
than ever, that Mr. Smart is a fraud. After barely being able to
survive the uncontrollable laughter due to Nai-Chi's FAQ, I shrug
off Derek's bogus bet, state why I believe that Derek doesn't have
a PhD and say "I will promise to never again post an article to a
Derek Smart or a Battle Cruiser thread again if your PhD is confirmed.
My last Derek Smart post would be a public apology for calling you
a habitual liar."

I then visited the technical librarian at my work and asked her to
get me a copy of Mr. Smart's dissertation. All I told her was that he 
went to a school in the USA or England and that his dissertation was
on Artificial Intelligence. When she stated that it would cost about
$75 to get a copy, I told her, "Well, let's take a look at the
abstract
first before we decide to order it." I then chuckled to myself.


THE EXPOSED YEARS (after Mr. Smart's PhD fraud is exposed)

-8/26/97 I hear back from the librarian that the dissertation can't
be found. She says that she should have found the dissertation.
She says she will look and see if he's ever published anything.
I posted a message to Usenet that there was now verifiable
evidence that Mr. Smart didn't have a valid PhD.

Later that day, I get the following email from the librarian.
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Subject: Dissertation-Smart

Bill,
Here is where I have searched besides the Dissertations Abstract
Online and Sci Search.
UMI-  both on line and telephone
IEEE and IE(UK) database from1988 forward. Doesn't seem he has
written anything for those pubs.
ACM Guide to all ACM Pubs.  no luck
OCLC online  nothing no books, dissertation, or papers
Stanford Technical papers database
Cambridge UK Technical papers database.

If he would tell you the university where he did his paper I could
get it. I have a funny feeling he has not done one yet and possibly
he doesn't even like to write since I can't find anything.

I will keep thinking where else I could look, but for the moment the
outlook isn't very positive.

Sorry I could not find it for you. 
--------
I especially enjoyed the part "I have a funny feeling he has not done
one yet". It was her diplomatic way of trying to say she didn't think
he really had a PhD. (I confirmed this in a later conversation.)

-8/27/97 The first, the original "DEREK SMART FRAUD DAY", this is
the day that Derek's fraud became obvious to the general ng reader 
because there were multiple people that posted they couldn't find 
his dissertation and he changed his story from "it's published and 
listed" to "in submitting the BC3K code for copyright, the entire 
thing is suppressed." After a post by Fthx (IIRC), I realized that 
it all meant that Mr. Smart was a fraud. There was much gloating, 
crowing, laughter and rejoicing. Derek said he was going away and 
wouldn't be back until BC3K 2.0 was on the shelves.

-9/19/97 Derek starts posting to the newsgroups again. To everyone's
surprise he's still tagging a PhD after his name.

This is were the 3/16/98 post came back to haunt Derek. After he
started posting again, people got on his case about his PhD. He
claimed it was all suppressed and that his school was too personal
to mention the name. When they brought up the fact that he had said
it was published and listed he lied and said that he had said that
just to send me off on a wild goose chase. He had apparently
forgotten about the 3/16 post or was hoping it wouldn't come up.
To this day he still sticks to this story and just ignores the fact
that the 3/16 post was ever made.

-10/1/97 Derek lies, "when I left, I said that I would be back once 
D patch out." He said he would be back in a week, indefinitely and
when BC3K 2.0 was on the shelves but, never mentioned the D patch.

-10/3/97 Derekology is established as a bona fide and real academic
study at a renowned accredited university that can't be named 
because it is too personal. This raised Derekology up out of the 
gutter and made it the great intellectual pursuit that it is today.
Many PhDs in Derekology have been bestowed, since. THIS IDIOT, 
DEREK CAN'T OFFER PROOF THAT DEREKOLOGY DOESN'T EXIST.
(Note the all caps above is a satire of a quote of Derek's in the 
presentation of Mr. Smart's PhD fraud.
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/PhDFraud)

-10/6/97 Derek was back to his old flaming ways.

-10/97 & 11/97 This period was the killfile follies. Derek claimed
he killfiled all the detractors. Yet, he asked supporters to send
him copies of detractor posts so he could respond to them and he
sometimes just responded without asking for a copy first.

-Early 12/97 BaZ sees an old claim made by Derek on Fraud Day that 
he has a Novell Certificate. So he calls Novell and finds out that
if it were true he should have been in their records but, he wasn't!
This triggered one of the funniest episodes in the flame war. Derek
sent copies of his alleged Novell Certificate as will as some other
stranger pictures. In one Derek brags that it is of him and some
buddies that wrote a computer virus. This also triggered another
hilarious episode where Derek claimed his Mercedes convertible had 
EXTRACTED roll bars.

-12/97 Derek SPAMs the ng. Derek started posting huge copies of past 
posts in response to things he didn't like. He then blamed his 
spamming on the detractors!

-12/97 The top Derek quote of the month was, "Listen buttfuck, if 
any game was released incomplete, it too would*need* to be patched 
in order to make it work. Now, go back to fucking your mother, 
now that you're done with yoursister."

-February 1998  Apparently, in a bold and desperate attempt to get
someone interested in re-releasing BC3K, Mr. Smart makes BC3K a
freeware title. One fun thread was proof that Derek got paid a
huge sum of money by Take2. This was funny because Derek had said 
that Take2 had stiffed him and he hadn't gotten paid.

We are now entering the period of the flame war where Mr. Smart
hires a lawyer to join in on the fun. The full text of the email
exchanges with the lawyer and me are available in
archives/1DerekHistory/1PostPhDFraud/1BashersForJustice
Note: Mr. Smart had threatened lawsuits against many people
on Usenet. This was the first time he actually got a lawyer to
make additional threats for him (AFAIK).

-3/12/98 Derek declared that he was going to sue the detractors
and silence the opposition's side in the flame war. As it turns out, 
Derek's threats proved to be nothing more than an attempt to use the 
legal system as a scare tactic to squelch free speech and the truth
on the Internet. This is in Part2a.txt in the above directory.

-3/16/98 Fthx (I assume) and I both received emails from Eric 
Rotbard, Derek's attorney. Fthx chose to ignore it. I understand 
that he wrote one letter to the AOL attorney and that was the 
end of that. (He used AOL to store his BC3K archives on the web.)
I responded and cooperated fully with Mr. Rotbard. It was quickly
agreed that we would use a third party lawyer to validate the PhD.
However, that is as far as we ever progressed. This is in Part2a.txt
in the above directory.

-3/17/98 Dan Brooks a fanatical Derek supporter (who claims he's not
a Derek supporter) gushed out 41 euphoric posts on just this one
day because he's so thrilled that Derek is finally going to crush
his antagonists.

-3/28/98 In email, Derek's lawyer tried to pass off a bogus diploma 
as being equivalent to a real PhD. I didn't fall for it and said that
checking to make sure of accreditation is not tangential to the
issue. It is the issue. This is in Part4a.txt in the above directory.

-4/27/98 Eventually, Derek reneged on the deal after it became
obvious that I was going to require that a check for school
accreditation be done.

I believe that in Mr. Smart's last email to me he threatens severe
physical violence. Here's my protest to the lawyer. Note, the all
capitalized words are Derek's capitalization not mine.
------------------
It seems that he is threatening possible illegal action against
me with his statement, "I WANT to teach Huffman a lesson and
NOTHING is going to stop me from doing it." and his statement
"I'm only interested in destroying him. Period." This could
very easily be interpreted to mean that not even the law is going
to stop him and he doesn't even care if he goes to prison as
long as he destroys me.
------------------
From my perspective, at this point in time Mr. Smart had exhausted
all legal avenues to get me to take down my web page. When he says
NOTHING is going to stop him from destroying me, the only thing it
can mean is severe violence (e.g., murder or arson)? This is in
Part8a.txt in the above directory.

-By 5/28/98 I'd updated the web page to include another firmly
established fact to the existing 3 other firmly established facts.
"FACT 4: Derek's lawyer did not produce proof of a PhD.
(Derek reneged on an agreement that would have removed this page.)"
see http://www.access1.net/huffman click on the link to PhD Fraud.

-5/28/98 I made the following magnanimous offer to Mr. Smart.
"Note to Derek: If you publicly admit in this newsgroup that
your "alma mater" was not accredited, my offer to you that I will
take down my PhDFraud web page and put up a DegreeMill (or something)
web page is still good. Or, if you publicly name your "alma mater"
then, I offer to take down my web page and not put up another.
These offers are being made in the spirit that the truth should
prevail!"
Mr. Smart's response was the non-sequitur "You, my friend, will
NEVER get a free ticket out this unless you walk away - in defeat.
... I - will - make - you - pay. This, I promise." (The only way
it makes sense to me as a response is if in fact he was and is 
threatening physical violence.)

-7/23/98 (on or about) It was announced that Interplay would
distribute BC3K 2.0 (AKA BC3K 1.1 and BC3K Developers Edition)
as a budget bin title for $20. Later it became $15 for a 
Star Trek title and BC3K both on the CD together.

-8/27/98 In honor of the first anniversary of Derek Smart Fraud
Day, I presented the Web page dedicated to Truth, Justice and
the Derek Smart Flame War, Anatomy of a Flame War at
http://www.acceess1.net/huffman

-September 1998 Mr. Smart says he released the final version to
Interplay QA for final testing.

-10/13/98 Mr. Smart brags about being a member of Mensa as proof
that he really has a PhD when he says, "Most of them could never 
fathom that someone like me who has worked for most major companies around the globe (including IBM, Novell, Compaq,  to name a few), a member of MENSA (yes, I am. Let them go check) while I was in the UK, a holder of two prior degrees, a wall of certificates and 
diplomas and with cutting technology and superiority in various 
aspects of my career, could possibly earn a Ph.D. in Computer 
Science." Someone calls Mensa and finds out that Derek apparently 
lied about being a member of Mensa! This spawned a whole bunch
more very funny posts
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