User talk:DEADBEEF

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Welcome DEADBEEF, or should I call you User No: 3735928559?

We are currently on the lookout for pictures of KILLEDMUTTON. Maybe you would like to help. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 07:26, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Or, if you just like to watch without taking part, we also have an article on massacre porn. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 08:14, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Hey, I changed the formatting of your recent contribution (and CL's answer) to our usual style. See what I changed here. Instead of putting it between two signatures, just indent your comment one step more. See editing tips over there. Thanks! --CE (talk) 14:55, 28 September 2013 (UTC)


Hey, I don't know what Petri is on about, but welcome. Horrible screen name, but okay, if you're for real (lately some accounts have been). Best to say something somewhere, unless Petri knows you, which he might from that odd tone. Otherwise, no pressure, and thanks for signing on. --Caustic Logic (talk) 11:33, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Everyone is talking about DEADBEEF as if they knew it. Very few people have actually seen the original DEADBEEF in the wild – I am one of them. You would need about US$30 000 worth of equipment and specific technical skills to observe it. I had all this set up on my desk in 1990. I had never heard of DEADBEEF before so I was quite surprised to see it and recognize it for what it was. The experience kind of reminded me of something that happened in 1970 at the New York Blood Center laboratory. I was one of the first people ever to see the Hepatitis B virus under an electron microscope.
Anyway, the user name is an inside joke, like the guru thing Shoutwiki uses. It kind of indicates that the user has both the technical capabilities and interest to operate in our focus areas. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 12:15, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
P.S. – By the way, despite all the seriousness, this site has a category for humor. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 12:23, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
I had no idea about that. It's a handy thing you did. --Caustic Logic (talk) 07:22, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Speak up!

Someone here does not quite like your user name. Thinks it is more becoming of a zombie. You need to speak up and show you intend to contribute. See our Sign-Up and Speak-Up Policy Explained here. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 21:06, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure I can post? The confirmation email never arrived.

As people some may have guessed, DEADBEEF is a computer in-joke.

I'll get around to contributing - assuming I can - and specialise on topics I know a bit about - arms and ballistics.

Sweet! Apparently you can contribute. Sorry for the glitches, we can learn from these and get more welcoming. We have issues with arms and ballistics we try to figure out but could use help with. If you know wiki format, good. You didn't sign. The signature button does that (2nd from right, above this pane) Feel free to try and sign it late. and How to contribute has the cool table of code tips. --Caustic Logic (talk) 06:39, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
Also, feel free to add any thoughts wherever, expert or not. --Caustic Logic (talk) 07:54, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

I don't have a signature button - almost certainly due to the missing email confirmation.

What is a signature button? I have never seen one, despite over 100000 edits on Wikipedia and other wikis. (OK, its there. Always try to avoid seeing edit buttons.) I sign by writing ~~~~. That is easy in US keyboards. On my European ũmlaut keyboard I have to press ALT-¨ eight times. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 11:45, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm in some sort of Limbo rather than a Zombie. I can apparently edit text but not sign it.

Do you see the row of format buttons above? (bold, italic, etc) ... the one with a scribble on it. If you don't see that, it's a graphics/loading/display problem, I think. Until that works, you could just type --DEADBEEF at the end. Or for fun copy+paste the symbols --~~~~ and when you hit submit it'll look like this: --Caustic Logic (talk) 07:22, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, upper left. There is a ~ key. I didn't know that. --Caustic Logic (talk) 12:57, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Now I see them - in the editing box. --DEADBEEF (talk) 07:40, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Ready to roll, in that regard. :) --C.L. (Adam)

I think our confirmation e-mail has a problem getting through. This happened with another member, and it turns out it was sent to his spam folder. But I think he was able to edit, as you are. Anyway, apologies for the awkward reception here. Good folks, crossed wires, etc. --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:19, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Yeah sorry for having been a bit harsh (also to Petri), it was while the rather bizarre federal election was unfolding. Merkel forever!!!1 As far as I remember you don't have to enter an e-mail address at all, so i'm not sure if there even is a confirmation mail. Anyway, welcome DEADBEEF! --CE (talk) 15:27, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Re: Short bio

Re "I assume everyone is lying,"

Most contributors here believe al-Qaeda is responsible for 9/11. This wiki is however open to all, including those that believe governments are capable of killing thousand of people in horrendous conspiracies. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 05:46, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

I am in the group that believes Al-Qa'ida did 9/11 - or at least executed it. I also don't believe in controlled demolition or nano-thermite or CGI or mass-hypnosis.
Horrendous conspiracies? Usually unlikely. Perfidious Governments doing bad stuff? Sure! The French and their DGSE do a good impression, as did the US and the CIA in Indo-China. For example the Cambodian Genocide was to a large extent an outcome of US strategy in the cold-war. --DEADBEEF (talk) 06:17, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Excellent bio! Poisoned by too much exposure to reality? I tried the e-mail you give up front and it didn't work. You should double-check that. --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:42, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Yahoo mail seems to be playing up. I can send from it, but replies to it just disappear. I have received mails in it before and have just received a system message in it. Maybe it's a time thing for anti-spam?


Have some Syrian booze, it will make you feel better.
Copied from User:DEADBEEF

I am seriously pissed off with Higgins (Brown Moses) in his latest post where he publishes a glowing eulogy of Nasser Abu Jamal aka FSA Morsi with no comment whatsoever of Morsi's intimate association with a serious war-crime.

I previously had doubts about Higgins and his neutral POV. Now I am convinced he is an active pro-insurgent commenter. In fact a pro-Islamist insurgent commenter.

FSA Morsi prancing over murdered bodies and the immediate prequel

Did not read that but I was LOL on the floor today when I saw this (From Talk:Alleged Chemical Attack, August 21, 2013#Apologist theories):
P.S. – Watched videos. No wonder Morsi is upset! The fact that the soldiers are alive in the first video clearly proves Assad gassed them with sarin. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 14:38, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
Hey, I finally watched the videos and read the post and comments. I didn't realize you had put those videos and text together. Good work. Cool to see how many were rooting for this inspirational "activist" to bite it. --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:15, 5 October 2013 (UTC)