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Lorraine Murphy
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Attended Miskatonic University
Lives in Vancouver
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Shh, kittens, shhhh. Not so loud. Our warren of cyborg webmonkeys is having a difficult morning; seems someone swapped in decaf for caf in the socialist communal coffee pot, and they’re mostly crying softly, and distinctly unenergetically, into their…
Shh, kittens, shhhh. Not so loud. Our warren of cyborg webmonkeys is having a difficult morning; seems someone swapped in decaf for caf in the socialist communal coffee pot, and they're mostly cryi...
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Originally posted on Hackaday:For years we have been graced by cheap consumer electronics that are able to be upgraded through unofficial means. Your Nintendo DS is able to run unsigned code, your old XBox was a capable server for its time, your Android…
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Originally posted on Global News:Vancouver Police say there may be more victims of a blessing scam or evil spirit scam that has robbed people of significant amounts of cash and jewellery. Three women have now been arrested in connection with the scam,…
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Well kittens, it’s been almost a full week since r/Anonymous got a surprise makeover. On Sunday, August 23 it suddenly turned from a boringly respectable space for the latest in Faceless Do-Goodery Hive news into The Furry Pad, a candy-coloured Comic…
Well kittens, it's been almost a full week since r/Anonymous got a surprise makeover. On Sunday, August 23 it suddenly turned from a boringly respectable space for the latest in Faceless Do-Goodery...
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Originally posted on Global News:WATCH ABOVE: A deadly collision on Highway 1 near Morley Monday forced lengthy delays, and as Jill Croteau reports, some re-routed travelers ended up facing even more road blocks. CALGARY – A horrific crash between a…
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Well, he had a job. He had a car. He had a home. He even had a dog. And now he has a long Con Air flight to St. Louis from San Diego ahead of him, because he also had a knife, expired plates, months left on parole, and a restraining order. Jon Cowden,…
Well, he had a job. He had a car. He had a home. He even had a dog. And now he has a long Con Air flight to St. Louis from San Diego ahead of him, because he also had a knife, expired plates, month...
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Happy Monday, kittens? It’s going to be Monday all day, and how do we feel about that? A little glitchy ourselves, no doubt. Well, we are here for you. In fact, we were here for you on the weekend covering the hysteria over the hoax about SpyEye trojan…
Happy Monday, kittens? It's going to be Monday all day, and how do we feel about that? A little glitchy ourselves, no doubt. Well, we are here for you. In fact, we were here for you on the weekend ...
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I'm baaaaaack! So, if you need social media work or blog posts to fill the void in your website and bounce you to the top of Google, talk to me!
Oh yez, oh yez, oh yez, announcing the return of raincoaster media (ie me) to the business of writing blog posts and running social media for clients. It's been almost a year I've been away, concen...
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No, contrary to a sudden flurry of loosely-sourced articles in the hacker and Muslim press, Hamza Bendelladj aka Bx1, spammer and co-creator of the SpyEye virus, has not been sentenced to death by a US jury. In fact, he hasn’t been sentenced at all. And…
No, contrary to a sudden flurry of loosely-sourced articles in the hacker and Muslim press, Hamza Bendelladj aka Bx1, spammer and co-creator of the SpyEye virus, has not been sentenced to death by ...
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Twas the day before Friday and all through the ‘Sphere our tech minions were working to keep channels clear. There were rumours of hacks coming in from afar, and a specious hot tip from some guy at the bar. The Anons were nestled all snug in the SHU and…
Twas the day before Friday and all through the 'Sphere our tech minions were working to keep channels clear. There were rumours of hacks coming in from afar, and a specious hot tip from some guy at...
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Originally posted on Global News:MONTREAL – A Quebec Superior Court judge has ordered two Montreal police officers to pay activist Jaggi Singh after he was  ‘unethically’ arrest. Frédéric Mercier and Georges Lamirande have been ordered to pay Singh…
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Why are robots so freaking focused on breakfast foods? Seriously, we want someone to get to the heart of the matter, because we have a feeling they are coming for our breakfasts. And a world without waffle eggs benny at Cora’s is not a world we want for…
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Journalist, learning to use my powers for good instead of evil.
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Reporting, researching, media appearances, stylish writing, and also I have a winning smile. Oh, and a contact list that I wouldn't put it past someone to kill for.
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  • The Cryptosphere
    Founding Editor, 2014 - present
    Founding Editor of The Cryptosphere. The Cryptosphere aims to put into plain English the crazy, crazy, mixed-up world of hackers, hacktivism, cyberwar, cryptocurrency, leakers, spies, viruses, trojans, worms, and John McAfee, who is several of these things all by himself. We introduce and explain the personalities and issues of the online conflict zone, and offer short news roundups as well as in-depth interviews and features.
  • 2600 The Hacker Quarterly
    Facebook Admin, 2013 - present
    Volunteering to help keep hackers in line. Or at least not at each others' throats. It's a challenge.
  • raincoaster media
    skookumchick, 1999 - present
    I do public speaking and training around the use of technology for transformative purposes. Was responsible for all web training at W2's Fearless City project, teaching the homeless and marginalized to use digital tools for empowerment. I've answered over 60,000 questions in the Wordpress.com technical support forums.
  • Daily Dot
    Digital Reporter, 2011 - 2014
    I cover what Anonymous has up its sleeve as well as what some on the international hacker scene are up to. My specialty is covering the stories that happen where hacking meets revolution. OpGabon, OpSafeWinter, OpAntiBully, and OpTrapwire are some of the stories I've covered.
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Vancouver
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Vancouver - Paris - Winnipeg - Marville - Wiarton - Carleton Place - Yellowknife - Oliver - Victoria - Penticton - Surrey - Ambon - Manila - Davao - Manado
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I have Asian fangirls, too, Julian Assange!

Digital reporter focusing on Anonymous, hackers, and hacktivism globally. Writing for the Daily Dot and other publications including Slate.
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Escaped the Downtown EastSide only to land in the Northwest Territories, along with all the other space junk. Now on the move again. Forget Waldo; where's raincoaster?
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  • Miskatonic University
    Comparative Folklore, 1918 - 1923
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Wherein Rhiannon Offends her Elderly Neighbors
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I don't want to appear vulgar or insensitive to the more aged gringos with whom I share a little wedge of non-potable paradise or indeed to

Buy the Rob Ford Crack Tape
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smokes Crack! scream the headlines. A man in Toronto says he has video proof. Does Rob Ford have enough enemies for u

Man Drives Dead Wife 225 Miles Back to Canada
gawker.com

Holiday downer time! A couple in their 70s had their vacation cut short when the wife died in the car, somewhere around Pasco, Washington. T

The Morning GIF: Holiday hangover
dly.do

Tears, beauty, innocence, hope, regret, and dyspepsia: our 2012 in a nutshell.

The Morning GIF: Model behavior
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It's a walk-off! Model Karlie Kloss gets paid good money to move like this.

The Morning GIF: Brad Pitt vs. Brad Pitt
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Advertising: Can't live with it, can't live without.

The Morning GIF: Squid and their young
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Does this footage prove that squid raise their young rather than letting them fend for themselves?

Monday Mashup: Coldplay meets Tears for Fears
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Scott Bradlee's "When I Ruled the Mad World" is an angsty, spare piano combination of Coldplay's "When I Ruled the World" and the Gary Jules

Anonymous fights to free a kidnapped Egyptian girl
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Anonymous is flooding Twitter in an attempt to bring home kidnapped a kidnapped 5-year-old Egyptian girl named Aisha Sabrah.

The Morning GIF: Snowfall
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Making the snow fall up adds wonder to this peaceful scene.

The Morning GIF: Old fashioned New Year's
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It's astonishing to see Times Square as she once was.

Morning GIF: Log on
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This GIF from the Archery Tumblr brings home what might otherwise remain obscure and abstract: the effect of altering the wave amplitude on

Monday Mashup: Autotuned Hitler meets Anonymous
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Charlie Chaplin's speech from "The Great Dictator" gets an autotuned re-re-remix via Anonymous.

Morning GIF: Merry GIFmas!
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Merry Christmas! We won’t keep you long. We’ll just present this GIF from us to you—after you open your pressies, of course.

The Morning GIF: Happy birthday, Dame Maggie Smith!
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Today, we celebrate the woman with perfect bone structure.

Hacktivists ID the Sandy Hook Twitter pedo troll; WBC retreats
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The continued saga of hacktivists' war on the WBC and Twitter trolls now encompasses Anonymous, UGNazi, Rustle League, the Westboro Baptist

The Morning GIF: A more humane device for landmine detonation
dly.do

Massoud Hassani wants to take his wind-powered tumbleweed to Afghanistan for trials.

The Morning GIF: Assange's postcards from Ecuador
dly.do

The WikiLeaks founder puts on a little postal show for Swiss art organization Bitnik.

The Morning GIF: You're a mean one, Mr. Burns
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What other references have you been missing in The Simpsons?

The Morning GIF: Tupac and Lisa Frank 4eva
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The '90s are back, and the gang's all here.