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Chris Cron Job

Well, somebody is having a little laugh:  How long do you give before Joel removes this.  It looks like it was posted at 10:25 PM EST.

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[This was posted from a cron job]

If you are reading this then I am dead.

I can't say I'll miss you all, I have as much intelligence in my toenail clippings as you have as a collective. And in death I will become all-powerful.

Fear me.

K. Christopher McKinstry
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Permalink Send private email Berlin Brown 
January 26th, 2006 10:26pm
I am continually astounded by people's utter lack of taste or even basic human respect an compassion.

I don't know WHY I continue to be surprised by it, but I am.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 10:28pm
where is joel going to remove it from?  Im not seeing it on the board.
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 26th, 2006 10:29pm
That was from the JoS site (in case anyone is in the dark).
Permalink Send private email Berlin Brown 
January 26th, 2006 10:30pm
Gone just now. Yes, I saw it between blinks.
Permalink Send private email Bored Bystander 
January 26th, 2006 10:30pm
It's probably already gone, then.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 10:30pm
It is gone, 4 minutes, that is pretty fast.
Permalink Send private email Berlin Brown 
January 26th, 2006 10:31pm
heh.  gone already.

I assume that wasn't sent by chris?
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 26th, 2006 10:31pm
Joel's spending time with the proletariat, he posted to Sathy's thread.
Permalink plugh 
January 26th, 2006 10:33pm
It's still there. Hee hee
http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?pg=pgDiscussTopics&ixDiscussGroup=3
Permalink Send private email Chris McKinstry's Plastic Bag 
January 26th, 2006 10:33pm
Of course it wasn't, don't be a moron.
Permalink plugh 
January 26th, 2006 10:33pm
I doubt it seriously.  It's probably by the same guy who did the one below this thread.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 10:33pm
Do delete or not delete, that is the question...
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 26th, 2006 10:34pm
theres one below this thread?

ah.  I see.

right, the timings perfect.
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 26th, 2006 10:35pm
I vote no on delete.  its just a thing.
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 26th, 2006 10:37pm
I think it should be deleted.  Things are always over the top here and that's great, but mocking and ridiculing the dead, the recently and tragically dead, is not cool.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 10:38pm
yeah true. 
ok Im convinced.
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 26th, 2006 10:39pm
muppet, honey, time for bed.  say goodnight to the grownups.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 26th, 2006 10:39pm
Go fuck yourself John.  I'm all for not censoring anything, but this is too much.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 10:41pm
"I'm all for not censoring anything"
...apparently not true.

I'm just saying.

And, for the record, who really gave two shits for Mckinstry anyway?
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 26th, 2006 10:43pm
Who gives two shits about you...
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 26th, 2006 10:45pm
Right, I'm all for not censoring 99.9% of things.  Sometimes I'm shocked by what people are willing to pull online, like post people's social security numbers which can be extremely damaging in actual reality, and mocking people who have recently died under horrible circumstances.

So yeah you're right there's a handful of things I consider over the line.  Who'd have thunk.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 10:46pm
I give two shits for McKinstry.  How's that?

I give two shits about whether his memory is shat upon within hours of his death.  That's not cool.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 10:46pm
Okay, fair enough.  Then don't talk in absolutes.

"Who gives two shits about you..."
I never asked anybody on this board to give two shits for me.  And I'm not the crazy asshole who essentially killed himself in public.  I'm not the one who freaked out a bunch of well meaning people as some kind of sick, final 'fuck you' to the world.  And I don't care how horribly the motherfucker died... the truth is the truth, and the truth is McK was an asshole.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 26th, 2006 10:50pm
muppet:

And, small note, I just wanted to save the post for more investigation.  I thought it a little rough, myself.
Permalink Send private email Berlin Brown 
January 26th, 2006 10:50pm
I seriously hope it's the classic "I'm too weak to deal with something unsettling, so I'm going to make unfunny jokes about it in hopes of convincing myself it's more trivial" mentality and not an actual attempt at mockery.  *That* would be unsettling.

p.s. Fuck you, John.
Permalink bionicroach 
January 26th, 2006 10:51pm
I'm struck with the sudden suspicion that John posted the threads in question.  :P
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 10:56pm
eat me, mup.
And whoever's in charge of this rathole can prove that I didn't.

but whatever.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 26th, 2006 10:59pm
+1 John Haren.

the guy was an asshole, there seems to be little doubt about that.

OTOH Im inclined to agree that its a little soon to be posting macabre jokes like that one.

it *was* in incredibly bad taste.
(mildly amusing, but very bad taste)
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 26th, 2006 10:59pm
McKinstry was a fucking kook, and a bit of a prick.  Total agreement.

It's way too soon to post morbid jokes about his suicide.  Also total agreement.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 11:00pm
"it *was* in incredibly bad taste. "
absolutely.  and if you look at the first reply, it's me, saying so.

For the record, I felt bad about McK's suicide, even though I thought the guy was an asshole and basically ignored him.  the point was
a) to fuck with muppet
b) to blow off steam
c) to point out that mup was being sanctimonious
d) to fuck with muppet

Shit, for the record, I *like* muppet.  Doesn't mean I can't engage in a little shoutfest every now and again, does it?
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 26th, 2006 11:03pm
"Shit, for the record, I *like* muppet."

aha!  we haev our psychopath!  quick everyone, jump him!  lets show his slaughtered body to Joel.


"Doesn't mean I can't engage in a little shoutfest every now and again, does it?"

do you see anyone complaining about the shoutfest?
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 26th, 2006 11:06pm
I'm not being sanctimonious, I'm being sincere.  I honestly feel that given my druthers I'd censor just about nothing (unfortunately my definition of *everything* frequently seems to leave out things I can't imagine anyone ever doing), and I honestly feel that Chris' ghost ought to be left alone for at least a little while.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 11:07pm
I like you, too, FullNameRequired... if that *is* your real name.

I think I liked you better as JHC.

I definitely liked you better as a blonde.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 26th, 2006 11:07pm
Didn't you read his taunt-from-beyond? It's *we* should should be scared of his uber powers...
Permalink g 
January 26th, 2006 11:08pm
"I honestly feel that Chris' ghost ought to be left alone for at least a little while."

Yeah, I agree.  But for me that doesn't mean I endorse censoring the post.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 26th, 2006 11:08pm
Did you guys know he was involved in an "armed standoff with police in Toronto"?

http://groups.google.ca/group/wpg.general/msg/2764a9158359f7b8?dmode=source

Interesting...
Permalink Anon 
January 26th, 2006 11:09pm
anon:

He also took off from his hometown leaving creditors empty handed after his online soap opera went bust.

Lots more on the nutbar here:
http://www.robotwisdom.com/ai/mckinstry.html

ps: I'm a wpg.general denizen, thanks for stopping by :)
Permalink g 
January 26th, 2006 11:11pm
Was that a subway station or the Subway sandwich stop next door?
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January 26th, 2006 11:12pm
holy shit he is a nut job!!
Permalink afk 
January 26th, 2006 11:14pm
It's easy to be cruel and ugly-hearted when you're anonymous, I guess.

What's it like to be consumed with irrational hate, fellas?
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 26th, 2006 11:14pm
"What's it like to be consumed with irrational hate, fellas?"
Not so bad once you get used to it.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 26th, 2006 11:14pm
dude did you read the story?  he pulled the same shit in 1990 ony didn't finish the job then
Permalink afk 
January 26th, 2006 11:16pm
"I am continually astounded by people's utter lack of taste or even basic human respect an compassion."

Honestly I have to admit that I found it fairly funny, and as difficult as it is to force myself to say it, I think Chris would have found it pretty damn funny as well.

Really, though - wouldn't WOULDN'T he set up that sort of automated job? If he's going for maximum impact, that would be beautiful.
Permalink Grotto Van Sustern 
January 27th, 2006 12:16am
Why wouldn't he is the wording I was looking for. I know that's a troll, but I wouldn't be surprized to know that the guy has automated email scripts going on and the like.
Permalink Grotto Van Sustern 
January 27th, 2006 12:18am
obviously not to here though.  it didn't exist.
Permalink FullNameRequired 
January 27th, 2006 12:25am
"obviously not to here though.  it didn't exist."

Ah...you must have doubted Chris' talents.
Permalink Grotto Van Sustern 
January 27th, 2006 12:30am

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