Cover photo
Lorraine Murphy
Works at Daily Dot
Attended Miskatonic University
Lives in Vancouver
4,776 followers|51,446 views


Coming up next week: presentations in Victoria and Vancouver on #Bitcoin Basics for Beginners. This is a purely informational presentation, not a "roll up your sleeves and let's start running arbitrage" thing, so if you or someone you know is just mystified by the world of cryptocurrency and wants to get it put into plain English, this is the talk you must attend!
Add a comment...

Lorraine Murphy

Shared publicly  - 
I've had my eye on this project for quite some time. I'll freak out the radiation alarmists, but hey, if we're going to be bombarded by cosmic rays anyway, we might as well get YouTube in the bargain.
Outernet - Free Global Wi-Fi Service from Outer Space #Security
Lorraine Murphy's profile photoBob Garlick's profile photoElle Schiemer's profile photo
I'm pretty sure they have at least three satellites in orbit right now.
Add a comment...

Lorraine Murphy

Shared publicly  - 
My appearance on the Morning News talking #Bitcoin  Basics.

Note to self: Must de-UM my speaking voice!
CKNW Morning News with Jon McComb - Jan 20 - Dealing with Bitcoin
Add a comment...

Lorraine Murphy

Shared publicly  - 
How the BSA strongarm small and medium companies into settling out of court rather than fighting. There is "protecting an industry" and then there is what's going on here.

Besides, if you're going to blow up your career, you'd want more money than they're offering, no?
Add a comment...
Didja miss me, G+? No, you didn't. But you missed this great diner dinner in Victoria, BC, and you should feel bad about it! #travel #food #doesanyoneherestillusehashtags ?
 Photo by +Lori Dunn 
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
4,776 people
AnonymouSky aka Starseed, has life-threatening brain cancer. After two rounds of chemo it's small enough to operate on. But we still need about 1200 Euros to pay for the surgery. Donate now to help one of the #Anonymous members who works the hardest getting out news from Venezuela, Turkey, Greece, the Ukraine, and other areas the mainstream media ignored for too long.
Lorraine Murphy's profile photoAllegra Sloman's profile photo
Thanks, +Allegra Sloman He is good people and you are good people.
Add a comment...
With shutting down and me looking for a new blogging gig, there's never been a better time to share this, the single best testimonial I have ever received. For the record: yes, it went to my head.
PJ Perdue's profile photo
Raincoaster IS a god.
Add a comment...

Lorraine Murphy

Shared publicly  - 
How the Russian government hacked the US energy industry and how what's going on in the Ukraine right now could render the entire three-year operation completely moot.
Add a comment...
Hey G+ers! Feeling critical? I'm looking for some feedback on my profile. For those of you who know me: is this me? For those of you who don't know me: what does this profile say about me? If nobody gives me any feedback, I'm just gonna sulk and go back to Facebook, so come through for me, people!
Lorraine Murphy's profile photoMichael Safyan's profile photoJohan Eriksson's profile photo
Thanks, +Michael Safyan that is great feedback. I don't know WHY it pulled the Facebook Admin thing into the prominent position it did, but I'll see what I can do about downgrading it.
Add a comment...

Lorraine Murphy

Shared publicly  - 
This is an amazing painting on copper: an original from Haida artist Marilyn McKee of Vancouver. She's raffling off tickets for $10 each on this $1200 work of art, but they are ONLY available till tomorrow morning 9am Vancouver time. That's ten bucks for an original work of art on semiprecious metal. Dude, how can you NOT? Click through for details about buying the tickets in time.

Been a huge fan of hers since I first wrote about her two years ago for the Daily Dot. Buying two of the tickets myself, if I can get the transfer done in time.
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
4,776 people
Journalist, learning to use my powers for good instead of evil.
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.
  • Daily Dot
    Digital Reporter, 2011 - present
    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.
  • 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 technical support forums.
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Vancouver - Paris - Winnipeg - Marville - Wiarton - Carleton Place - Yellowknife - Oliver - Victoria - Penticton - Surrey - Ambon - Manila - Davao - Manado
Contributor to
49 degrees latitude, 360 degrees attitude!
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.
Bragging rights
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?
  • Miskatonic University
    Comparative Folklore, 1918 - 1923
Basic Information
Other or Decline to State
Lorraine Murphy's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Wherein Rhiannon Offends her Elderly Neighbors

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

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

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

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

The Morning GIF: Model behavior

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

The Morning GIF: Brad Pitt vs. Brad Pitt

Advertising: Can't live with it, can't live without.

The Morning GIF: Squid and their young

Does this footage prove that squid raise their young rather than letting them fend for themselves?

Monday Mashup: Coldplay meets Tears for Fears

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

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

Making the snow fall up adds wonder to this peaceful scene.

The Morning GIF: Old fashioned New Year's

It's astonishing to see Times Square as she once was.

Morning GIF: Log on

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

Charlie Chaplin's speech from "The Great Dictator" gets an autotuned re-re-remix via Anonymous.

Morning GIF: Merry GIFmas!

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!

Today, we celebrate the woman with perfect bone structure.

Hacktivists ID the Sandy Hook Twitter pedo troll; WBC retreats

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

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

The Morning GIF: Assange's postcards from Ecuador

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

The Morning GIF: You're a mean one, Mr. Burns

What other references have you been missing in The Simpsons?

The Morning GIF: Tupac and Lisa Frank 4eva

The '90s are back, and the gang's all here.