Skip to comments.Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts
Posted on 08/15/2013 3:37:21 AM PDT by Bobalu
An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesnt trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. Meeting in person is out of the question, he says. I dont meet in person even with my closest advisors. When I ask for his name and nationality, hes so spooked that he refuses to answer any other questions and we lose contact for a month.
All my communications with Roberts are routed exclusively through the messaging system and forums of the website he owns and manages, the Silk Road. Accessing the site requires running the anonymity software Tor, which encrypts Web traffic and triple-bounces it among thousands of computers around the world. Like a long, blindfolded ride in the back of some guerrilla leaders van, Tor is designed to prevent meand anyone elsefrom tracking the location of Silk Roads servers or the Dread Pirate Roberts himself. The highest levels of government are hunting me, says Roberts. I cant take any chances.
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Yup, I’m no fan of the war-on-drugs but I could never profit by facilitating the use of them... I’d find it impossible to either sleep well or enjoy the ill-gotten gains.
I’d also never sell booze or cigarettes.
I am actually sick of and do not understand the intense focus on illegal drugs when we have killers running around free blowing little kids to death
I totally agree with you, he is not helping humanity with his “business”
but I guess someone could use Tor and all that kind of thing to sell Bibles where they are illegal
Precisely, and you could make a strong point that the Kardashians aren't helping humanity either.
no, the Kardashians are totally narcissistic, just entertainment, though, fairly benign
Did anyone actually see Orlin J Grabbe’s body? It seems he is alive and well and at Silk Road.
Drugs are entertainment too aren't they? The problem is that people take them and what they do to get them.
You are pointing out that the Kardashians are just entertainment, but the problem is that people emulate them and scew their own sense of normality.
Like Jefferson, Madison and that violent creep, Washington. Losers all.
And here I thought that someone found the real goods on Traitor Roberts (a Pirate seizing the Constitution).
What the author may have missed is that Dread Pirate Roberts^TM was not merely one person, but a franchise resold to wouldbe outlaws in need of a intimidating facade to hide behind. It is possible that the author may have been communicating with a number of cyber outlaws, who were punking him, then handing him off to the next in line to have fun with a reporter.
My other theory is that TOR and Bitcoin are actually NSA honey pot traps designed to entrap those that are attempting to hide illegal and/or terrorist communications and money laundering. But I wouldn’t shed a tear if it were true.
That is the system of the beast. The only people who will object to it will be tax dodgers, drug dealers, career criminals, and christians.
16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name