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Steve Gets Nasty
July 13, 2001 6:54 PM UTC
Friday the 13th's are good for something after all.
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 11:54:15 -0700 (PDT)
To: Steve Gibson
If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, I sure don't know
We were very disappointed in you. We have been all along. What you
have done is unconscionable.
I guess we didn't know you.
Now we do.
There is nothing even remotely approaching irresponsibility or
inaccuracy in our reports and you know it. All that is lacking there
is an unequivocal backing of what you are doing - which at this
point is no longer possible. Out of deference to you we have
attempted to stay out of your debacle.
But your continued exploitation of the media leaves us no
alternative. And it's about time we reacted.
One thing that radsoft.net stands for is the truth. We have and will
accept no compromise on this matter. We tell it like it is, and we
will continue to do so. Without hyperbole, without twisting the
facts, without making false promises, without announcing inventions
'borrowed' from other platforms, without articles 'borrowed' from
other sites and books, without hysteria, and WITHOUT BOLD FONTS AND
And that is where we differ - dramatically.
PS. You are not currently in any address book we have; you should
not have recently received any mail from us whatsoever; so I really
don't see what you are going on about. If anyone were to attempt an
emotional plea then I can only hope they are intelligent enough to
know that at least here, with us, it wouldn't have a chance, no
matter how badly their ship is burning.
--- Steve Gibson wrote:
> Hi Rick,
> I was very disappointed to read your incorrect and irresponsible
> reporting of the aftermath events surrounding the June 20th DDoS
> attack on grc.com. I expected more from you guys.
> Please delete me from your eMail lists and remove me from your
> address book.
> Thank you.
Note: radsoft.net has indeed attempted to remain outside the GRC debacle (while still reporting on it) because Steve Gibson personally has been an honoured customer and user of the Extreme Power Tools since 1998. So it has been a crisis of ethics here, as what Gibson is doing is grievously wrong. As Gibson himself says he no longer wants product updates etc. we have no reason any longer to defend him. Steve Gibson is digging his own grave and really doesn't need any help from anyone.