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Jupiter Broadcasting Proves Leo Laporte is a Joke in His Industry

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Penis seen round the world. Pixelated for your protection.

Leo Laporte’s dick pic has long been great fun for us to cover. We know Leo is a joke, and as Frogpants podcasters Scott Johnson and Turpster proved before, he is a joke in his own industry.

Here is another example from Jupiter Broadcasting’s Unfiltered episode 192. The relevant content begins at 05:37 and is embedded below. Click here if the embed doesn’t work.


How long until another podcast comes out with another Leo Laporte dick pic reference?

Leo Laporte: Joke in his own industry. It’s sad to see how far he’s fallen.

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From: FrogPants Podcasters Joke About Leo Laporte’s Dick Pic

Thanks to a tip from a reader for sending in the podcast with the timecode link.

Leo Laporte Regrets Thinking About Dick Pics

Perhaps more accurately, Leo Laporte’s editors and technical directors regret him mentioning dick pics.

During one of his regularly scheduled copyright infringement sessions, he made a crass joke relating to sending sexually explicit text messages to others using new features of iOS 10’s iMessage.

The editors poorly removed the mention by blurring his mouth and silencing the audio, but left in Megan Morrone’s juvenile laugh.

Thanks to a tip from a reader for sending in the clip for this video.

Happy Leo Laporte Dick Pic Day!

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Penis seen round the world. Pixelated for your protection.

Happy 1st anniversary of Dick Pic day.

The site’s cursor was changed to Leo Laporte’s dick pic in honor of today and because its small size lends itself well to being a mouse cursor. Now, only this paragraph has the dick cursor.

The video that changed everything for Leo Laporte and TWiT

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We are continually shocked and surprised at what TWiT shows on-air. We always think it can’t get worse, but it usually does. Next year on dick day, we’ll let you know if there are any updates in the saga.

FrogPants Podcasters Joke About Leo Laporte’s Dick Pic

Update: Scott Johnson weighed in.

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A very funny podcast.

Scott Johnson and Mark Turpin have a podcast on the FrogPants network named Hypothetical Help in which they provide “help” in a humorous manner to those requesting it. It’s a much funnier Dear Abby for the digital age.

Thanks to a tip from a reader, we learned that in Episode 38 of Hypothetical Help, they made a joke regarding Leo Laporte’s dick pic.


Leo Laporte is a joke in the podcasting and technology circles. How funny is that? Every guest that comes on one of the TWiT shows has seen Leo’s dick pic and cunt pic. If you’re an invited guest, how hard is it to keep his dick pic off your mind?

If you’d like to listen to the full episode, the clip above starts at 16:17. They are responding to a question from “William” that begins at 09:25.

Leo Laporte Exposes a Vagina On-Air During TWiT

Update: Like the sizzle reel TWiT released when Leo exposed his dick pic, TWiT has released a new sizzle reel to distract again!

Are they worried about something? We feel sorry for Anthony Nielsen. Every time one of his bosses exposes genitals, he has to make a new sizzle reel.

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Leo Laporte previously exposed a penis on The Tech Guy. Now he has exposed a vagina from a person named Lisa with a last name that begins with “Kent” on the flagship show This Week in Tech.

Leo states that the vagina in question is “something filthy” while Liberty Madison #ThatTechGirl — maybe it was Drake since they all look alike — must gaze upon it in terror. Philip Elmer-DeWitt can be heard saying “Oh jeez!”

We are hoping our commenters with more forensic experience can help us determine the rightful owner of the pictures below. Perhaps someone could ask the CEO of TWiT, Lisa Kentzell Laporte, if she could assist. We are sure she doesn’t want this kind of “filthy” content appearing on the TWiT TV Network.

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Leo Laporte Insults Someone Else’s Penis Size

Leo Laporte previously displayed a dick pic on-screen on The Tech Guy. It nearly killed our servers from people viewing the tiny, gray-haired penis over and over.

You’d think that he’d stay away from penis size comparisons after that event, but you would be wrong, as the video above showed. Has #Soup no shame?

You can follow the rest of the #dickgate coverage here.

Hitler Finds Out About Leo Laporte’s Dick Pics

Guest SubmissionWe didn’t make this, but it was sent in to us using our feedback system, and we thought it deserved to be seen by everyone. Sometimes you need a bit of humor to counteract the depressing cesspool of sitting-around-a-table bullshit TWiT has become.

Credit goes to Leichewow. Check out the other videos in the channel if you have time as well. Lots of good content.


Leo Laporte’s #DickGate PR Campaign Succeeds

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Penis seen round the world. Pixelated for your protection.
#Soup and Yoko’s expert use of PR against Total Drama appears to have succeeded. No real changes will be made at TWiT and he was able to convince advertisers that him showing a dick on air was A-OK.

You too can learn how to suppress truth and keep a sycophant fan base by following along. Enjoy!

Editors Note: Read the rest of our #DickGate coverage here.

Leo’s PR Campaign in 11 Easy Steps:
  1. Pretend TD threatened/insulted his children/family
  2. Pretend TD called in a bomb threat
  3. Claim he will cancel the chat and live stream (while insulting the chatters) and claim that this is one TD member’s fault
  4. Claim that everyone who dislikes what he and Yoko have made TWiT into are one person, which he can’t believe, but he needs his sycophant audience to believe
  5. Lie to the advertisers and tell them he didn’t show a dick and tell them to ignore the #OneAss troll
    Hilton A. Goring could not be reached for comment.
    Hilton A. Goring could not be reached for comment.
  6. Dox the #OneAss to get his chatters to go nuts on this person
  7. Attempt to get back in the chat’s good graces when he realizes he can’t do The Tech Guy without their answers, since he’s a moron
  8. Astroturf (suspected) the live chat with people like <eliz>
  9. Go on another rant in the chat room about the #OneAss
  10. Make everything go back to normal after everyone forgets about the dick pic
  11. Say no more on it (yeah right, but see chat below)

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<EnigmaFX> just read the update on twit , bomb threats? really wtf man wow :( Leo my friend iv been following you for as long as i can remember none of you guys deserve this twit is hands down king of the hill when it comes the  structuring of its edifice and has more then anything else been a pioneer in its field n more then one way sorry this is happening , to bad things are going in this direction (sigh)
<~Leo> thanks EnigmaFX
<~Leo> I think we've found a way going forward
<~Leo> I am very lucky to get to do what I do - it's a great job
<~Leo> sometimes I get cranky but like everything else there's no hiding on TWiT
<EnigmaFX> my heart just sunk with this news iv been “away” for a while came back to this news
<~Leo> sorry - but we've weathered the worst of it I think
<~Leo> truly - and I hate to talk about this because I know the trolls are always watching - I was worried that we were going to lose the business
<~Leo> I would not have considered shutting down live unless it was that dire
<~Leo> I shall say no more on it

We’ve Been Here Before (Redux of the Forums Shutdown)

Editors Note: This was sent to us by chatter Vincent Ferrari (<vincenzof>) and is unedited by us. Echoes of the threats of a chat and live stream shutdown are obvious.

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It was October(ish) of 2008 and the TWiT forums were the place where viewers could discuss the shows, of course, but mostly we just hung out there and chatted with each other. It was a strange little family of people with diverse interests and the discussions didn’t always center around TWiT. In fact, for the most part, they went all over the place and we liked it that way.

Originally, the forums were for paid subs only. Back in the old days, you could chip in $2 a month and for that sum you gained access to the forums. Eventually, they went full free, and I don’t remember where they were in October 2008. We were having a discussion about a statement Leo made on the forums about “working for free.” Many of us long-time listeners scoffed at the notion that anything he did for TWiT was “for free,” and noted based on many things, that he was not only not “working for free” but he was being paid quite well. Our objection wasn’t that he was making money, but that he continued to perpetuate this crazy idea that he wasn’t being paid for what he did.

The conversation got heated, and divisive with many people throwing names back and forth at each other, and it ended up with a bunch of people throwing up their hands in disgust and leaving the forums altogether. Some stayed, though, and this one thread just kept going on and on. The discussion eventually came down to people arguing that those of us who “don’t like it should just leave” and the ones who were balking at it saying “but we pay for it and this is the place to talk about it.” It got uglier and uglier, and Leo himself stepped in at one point, saying that he had had “enough shit” from the forum, and he isn’t working so hard so that people could make him miserable. He said he would no longer be looking at the forums, and then upgraded the people who disagreed with him the most and had been there the longest to moderator status.

Things settled down for a bit and me, along with a few of the old “regulars” moderated the forums until another tantrum over content, in which Laporte decided that he had enough of us discussing things and that the forums were a “cesspool” (sound familiar? *cough* Twitter *cough*) and needed to go. He then proceeded to ban everyone he made a mod entirely, and later would close the forums down. They would re-appear on another server for awhile, but eventually disappear. The most active and enthusiastic community behind TWiT was not only killed, but it was eviscerated and people were shamed for not just drinking down the Kool-Aid. Incidentally, I still have the emails that say I was upgraded, then banned, lest you think I’m playing games.

Why am I telling you this? Because it shows a pattern. To an extent, Leo is right. It’s his ship and he can run it how he wants. But, when he does that, it really cuts through the happy horsecrap of “we’re all about input” and “we love feedback.” None of the shows have feedback on them any longer (aside from Tech Guy which is heavily moderated), the forums are gone, and any medium on which Twit can catch criticism is frowned upon, dismissed, or utterly demolished (consider how hard Leo is on Facebook and Reddit). He exhibits a total lack of class when anyone dares question him or his decisions, and seeing him lash out at critics over the years has made me less and less inclined to support him and TWiT in any way. I do enjoy the shows. I get a lot out of them, but it seems like, at this point, they’re just coasting and “riding it out.” I should’ve been way more excited about the Screen Savers reboot than I am, but I just see it as an attempt to recapture what was lost a long time ago, but we’ll hear over and over again how this is a sign that he listens to the fans and does what they’ve been asking for.

Only time will tell but the more I read here and on another site about the machinations that go on behind the scenes, the more I think this ship has not only sailed, but hit an iceberg and is on its way down as the violinists play and a woman floats on a door.

Leo’s #DickGate Chatroom Rants and Lies

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The dick pic Leo Laporte showed on-air on The Tech Guy has clearly bothered him. He’s fully mobilized CeHO and the clown in a priest costume to try to run interference while he lies about the dick pic and claims that we “photoshopped” it into a live video that hundreds saw and had that “photoshopped” video posted minutes after he aired it live.

Nobody actually believes him except for his most mentally-challenged sycophants, but dive into their world, if you must, and watch Leo, the man who showed the dick pic on air, call Bruce “Bruce the Perv.” Here are the articles actually written by Bruce (not #OneAss).

He continues by lying about who Bruce is, what he does, and literally says that Bruce is in love with him sexually. This is a disturbed, disgusting individual, folks. If you are similarly offended, please let Premiere Networks know, and join us in our live chat.

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<cr1> Leo, read the article in the guardian this morning . turns out many Pakistani terrorists joining ISIS are from middle class families. educated.

<~Leo> yeah it's kind of like that

Soup’s First Rant (Insults and Lies)

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<~Leo> the schedule hasn't changed
<~Leo> Robert pre-records so he can do his other job too
<~Leo> but all of my shows are exactly the same
<~Leo> basically we've left it to each host how they want to do their shows: live or off stream
<~Leo> all my shows are still live
<~Leo> chat room has to change
<~Leo> the mods are at their limit
<~Leo> you don't see 90% of what goes on
<~Leo> they're that good
<short> So TWiCH is not live now?
<~Leo> no it did move to a new time slot
<dagimar> Leo thanks for keeping livestream live
<cr1> ty Leo
<@lifesazoo> modding is theraputic 
<~Leo> we're looking into chat rooms that require identity verification it will make it easier to eliminate Bruce
<~Leo> twich is live now at it's new time
<Maq> Leo, i hope its still IRC even if verified!
<Web5947> Leo, why not do the $1 charge for chat?
<~Leo> there won't be any web1020 ids anymore
<~Leo> we might web5947
<~Leo> but the troll has money
<~Leo> so that won't prevent his entry
<~Leo> and it's easy to get pre-paid cards
<~Leo> if we do a paid room it will be to defray the costs of paid mods
<~Leo> it think it won't be irc
<~Leo> pretty hard to make irc secure
<CountryDoc> it started much later the "scheduled" and I didn"t care to watch tidbit reruns
<PcGuy8088> Perhaps a visit from the RCMP and CSEC
<~Leo> you know CountryDoc there's a download for that
<~Leo> I hear the RCMP are bad asses!
<Web5947> shame to see haters win...the very few affecting the many
<~Leo> that's one of the reason I backed off the big changes - I realized it would slow Bruce the Perv down much
<TheGemDr> The Mounties always get their man.
<~Leo> they didn't win
<Maq> really gets me that a troll is ruining all this though... 🙁
<~Leo> we all win
<stooper> who's Bruce?
<JD> The troll has a known name?
<~Leo> ruining all what maq?
<~Leo> yeah JD
<cr1> Leo, you are experiencing what China is doing to the rest of the internet on a smaller scale
<~Leo> I know his name, address, and phone number
<~Leo> there are other trolls of course
<Maq> Leo, just causing you so much grief amd causing twit to change
<~Leo> but the real pig is Bruce
<HarryP> Leo: That's also doxxing
<JD> Leo, I'm hoping there is some legal recourse. Though they may fuel the fire.
<@Keith512> if bruce is so messed up why is he not getting medical help Leo is the medical system letting him down
<~Leo> yeah we're going to continue some sort of verified chat
<Maq> twit is a massive part of peoples lives... too bad some take it too far
<~Leo> still looking at alternatives
<~Leo> I mean if Glenn Beck can have live chat we should be able to
<cr1> Leo, how about sqrl?
<CountryDoc> so one nerd ruins the day. for mant!
<Maq> get Stebw Gibson to sort some kinda public key based chat 🙂
<~Leo> Hannity has live chat too
<~Leo> even Kim Kommando has paid chat
<~Leo> not sure if anyone is trolling her though
<PcGuy8088> Should contact the FBI who can liason with RCMP and local authorities up here 
<cr1> Leo, require 2nd factor auth or sqrl to login to chat?
<Wumpermill> DLR: SQRL
<Amyashi> Leo, did you ever figure out the true reason Bruce has targeted you and TWiT? Are they truly mental or someone out for something more?
<~Leo> I called him and asked Amyashi but he wouldn't say
<Maq> with all this, whats happening to the Giz Fiz?
<~Leo> nothing maq
<~Leo> I do feel very sorry for him - there's eomething very sad and lonely with him
<~Leo> I sincerely hope Bruce isn't violent - but we have to act as if he is. 
<~Leo> I have a responsibility to my staff.
<~Leo> I went for so long without any hassles. I assumed it was because I was talking to a smart and worldly audience
<~Leo> I gues I was just lucky
<~Leo> Bruce is smart and worldly - he's just damaged in some creepy way
<~Leo> His family owns a [REDACTED]
<~Leo> so he comes from money
<~Leo> he's clearly technically sophisticated too
<~Leo> but even when I talked with him I could tell something was off
<JD> Leo, curious as to Bruce's age bracket. Is he just a kid?
<~Leo> no he's middle aged
<~Leo> not sure exactly
<~Leo> sounds about 50
<cr1> Leo, read the article in the guardian this morning . turns out many Pakistani terrorists joining ISIS are from middle class families. educated.
<~Leo> yeah it's kind of like that
<~Leo> I have built up a whole psychological profile in my mind, but I have no idea if it's accurate
<~Leo> I guess we'll find out
<~Leo> he seems really normal then he flips
<CreamyCornCob> You gonna track him down Leo?
<~Leo> it's like the Hulk
<~Leo> his voice even change
<~Leo> I don't need to CreamyCornCob - I know where he is
<cr1> indeed. Osama bin Laden was educated and from a very wealthy family. it's something missing in their brains
<~Leo> International prosecutions move a little slower
<~Leo> but the FBI has investigated him before so it might be easier this time
<DLR> people that "flip" are somewhat dangerous because you don't know what they will do. 
<~Leo> yeah it's very creepy dlr
<Amyashi> At least high level law enforcement have records on him.
<~Leo> it's like a split personality
<~Leo> although i don't think it is
<@ScooterX> I wish there was not so much attention given to this person :/
<~Leo> we've talked to other people who have been stalked by him
<cr1> Leo, remember all the celebrity stalkers from years ago. they are similar. attracted to fame
<JD> scooterx nod
<~Leo> actually I think he's actually in love with me
<~Leo> sexually
<CreamyCornCob> lol
<ReplicantX3R0> O_O
<Strengths> um..
<~Leo> there's a lot of that in his stuff
<JD> no comment
<cr1> could be. or just wants you to declare his power
<ericDuckman> too late, ScooterX 
<~Leo> it's like a jilted lover
<Amyashi> That would not surprise me, considering the level of obsession he has focused on your life.
<CreamyCornCob> If you come home and Bruuce is taking a bath, theres problems 
<~Leo> yeah
<enigma> in their mind..maybe
<Wumpermill> passions are involved
<DLR> in love, or just posessive ?
<Hodor> uh, oh. Ex's are the worst
<dagimar> a psychotic jilted lover
<WebGrrl> very scary, and sad
<Solamar> obsession never good; the tv tells me so. 🙂
<~Leo> no kidding
<ReplicantX3R0> DLR: and obsessive
<JD> it is sad
<enigma> or not getting attention he wants
<cr1> power of others is sexually attractive. or at least the strange part of youtube says so
<marsworm_> sounds dangerous leo be careful, maybe have a body guard follow you?
<eliz> Leo: years ago, in previous life, our corp was under a similar attack, although without as much internet action
<~Leo> this helloworld is his alter-ego - his "hulk" persona
<d123> Leo, you need to grow up, you're pathetic
<Ed> if there is any history of behavior modification through medication, risk factor will be considered elevated
<enigma> that even negative attention is good for a  troll
<ericDuckman> Leo, so, you've met him?
<ayemossum> sounds like someone is just a (basic, run-of-the-mill) whackadoodle
<~Leo> not met him
<~Leo> but I did call him and we spoke
<~Leo> he denied he was hello world but I can understand that
<eliz> Leo: we hired a security firm who dealt with brand protection ... it was pretty impressive how they dealt with international law informent
<~Leo> there's just too much linking them
<eliz> enforcement
<~Leo> what was the company name eliz?
<JD> leo, calling him took guts
<un2ward> is bruces also richardya? or is that some one different? as the blog moved around thatwas the other persona that seemed to be at the core of things 
<eliz> Leo: too long ago but you might start querying your friends in the industry ... pretty common whats happening to you
<Amyashi> We do need to be careful not to obsess or give Bruce attention, it could cause issues.
<~Leo> I was curious JD
<JD> understandable.
<~Leo> and I was hoping to mend fences or whatever it took to calm him down
<~Leo> but he's very defended
<JD> Applaud your efforts.
<~Leo> I still don't know what he looks like although he claims he was in studio once during google io
<cr1> yep Leo.  calling him did not meld with his view of reality
<~Leo> none of his true social media accounts have pictures of him
<~Leo> which is also weird
<eliz> Leo: we had bomb threats, dead animal deliveries, antrax scares ... 
<Maq> good to try to reach out, that is positive
<~Leo> ugh eliz
<~Leo> this isn't that bad yet
<~Leo> yeah I think it freaked him out cr1
<CreamyCornCob> eliz where, if ya dont mind me askin.
<~Leo> he said he was working out and asked me to call him in two days
<~Leo> I did
<~Leo> he's a massive crossfit enthusiast
<eliz> called our security guys 'the men in black' ... they did all the forensics and tracked down the international connections ... it was pretty amazing
<~Leo> which also fits the profile
<cr1> lol Leo.see that fits with his view of his ultimate superiority and power. power to control others.
<@Keith512> maybe he has been taking drug when working out
<WebGrrl> oh, boy. (crossfit enthusiast +++)
<~Leo> I must call those guys eliz!
<~Leo> that's exactly what we need!
<JD> I'm an ultimate couch potato enthusiast, what does that make me?
<CreamyCornCob> Well Leo  - he is commiting felonies correct?
<GaryW> Cant his ISP ban him?  I am sure you went that route though Sir
<~Leo> his ISP?
<~Leo> he comes in for all sorts of IPs
<~Leo> his web site was in the Netherlands
<GaryW> yes, for breach of usage
<~Leo> now it's in France
<~Leo> he's not dumb and very careful
<@Keith512> wow this is seriously committed
<User2295> Sounds like its Snowden
<jabaa78113> Leo he is attacking your privacy the EU would close him down and is IIliad I think
<~Leo> he had some confederates early on but I think even they found him too extreme so I believe he's mostly alone now
<eliz> I was briefly with an Israei tech company ... they taught me how to jump all other the world without being traced ... 
<~Leo> although he's likely always recrutitng
<marsworm_> eh dont give this freak anymore more ego boosting time
<jabaa78113> eliz he is not that smart
<~Leo> The internet is designed for openness not security
<~Leo> as it should be
<~Leo> but it gives bad actors a lot of room to move
<DLR> that seems scary that he is recruiting
<+PadreSJ> This is the sort of stuff our stalker posts: https://twitter.com/padresj/status/603776803321282560/photo/1
<@Keith512> events like this the isp need to talk to each other about people they ban
<~Leo> yeah that's all Bruce
<~Leo> he has a very specific style
<@Keith512> PadreSJ you could of warned us first
<+PadreSJ> **Warning** -- Not Safe for Chat (sorry Keith512 )
<~Leo> he's fascinated with certain thinks
<~Leo> and repeats his obsessions frequently
<~Leo> it's pretty obviously crazy
<~Leo> he makes new twitter accounts daily
<~Leo> we ban them every time
<~Leo> he's busiest on weekends
<short> PadreSJ: oh that's sad, that screenshot..
<+PadreSJ> We even have a form letter that gets auto-submitted anytime he tweets to us... 
<+PadreSJ> short, that's not the worst of it... that's actually pretty tame.
<jabaa78113> this guy goes back to tom Merritt days
<~Leo> there are other trolls, don't get me wrong
<~Leo> but most people fade away
<User2295> Leo will there still be chat and will you have a live twit broadcast on Saturday and Sunday for your radio show
<~Leo> Bruce is demonic in his devotion
<~Leo> yes and yes User2295 
<eliz> laughing .... i conforned my stalker ... did the Ape-rage thing ...scared him and myself ... never stalked since
<jabaa78113> but padresj whats the motive to spend all these resources for WHAT??
<cr1> Leo, PadreSJ, but fixing chat? how does that slow down the posters to twitter, FB, etc. 
<~Leo> it doesn't cr1
<~Leo> it just fixes chat
<ayemossum> Wow. This is WAY past trolling. Trolling is just a quick jab to get some quick kicks usually. This is ..... well it's a broken mind.
<~Leo> thats one of the reasons I backed down on the major changes
<~Leo> I realized it wouldn't slow him down, and in fact it was just empowering him (he sent me several gloating emails)
<+PadreSJ> ayemossum, yup... we've ignored it for 2 years... this is waaaaay beyond trolling. -- And the bomb threat, death threats
<+PadreSJ> 🙁
<cTech1> exactly dont feed the ass hat
<Amyashi> Leo, is he tied to that horrible TD website that is devoted to slandering TWiT?
<+PadreSJ> This is stalking... a whole other thing.
<~Leo> he IS TD
<JD> padresj, more than stalking if there are death threats
<~Leo> there was a (vaynerchuk)sucks twitter account run by a brit - but Bruce has lately resurrected it
<Web8273> you sure one guy can do all this? it's kinda hard to believe..
<~Leo> I don't think he has to work
<+PadreSJ> Web8273, not that hard if somebody has a lot of time...
<~Leo> he said he had "clients" but I don't think he does much else
<jabaa78113> web8273 using free resources yes
<marsworm_> leo i i guess the td site cant be taken down?
<theotherguy> sounds like a loser that lives in his mommy's basement
<Chumly> "clients" is relative
<~Leo> it's in France
<~Leo> it was recently moved - I'd love to know the story there. Probably another schism in the ranks
<~Leo> Eventually Bruce goes far enough that even his cronies rebel
<~Leo> bye all - make sure to pass along that chat transcript to Bruce won't you Andrew?

<~Leo> Ha ha
<~Leo> Bruce emailed me that he was watching chat
<~Leo> of course
<+PadreSJ> Hi Bruce 🙂
<~Leo> No i think it's probably a web####
<~Leo> or AndrewZarian 
<+PadreSJ> WAAAAAAY back when Bruce was in our chatroom as BruceS, his biggest concern was that he didn't like my voice. -- 🙂
<AndrewZarian> What did I do ? 
<~Leo> Now you see why we need a verified chat
<hal> AndrewZarian what did you do now?
<~Leo> Yeah I'll say no more - we really shouldn't feed his ego

Second Rant (Charging for Chat Discussion)

Click here for the unabridged version. There aren’t as many insults and lies in this one.

<~Leo> I don't feel unsafe
<~Leo> our mods are at their limit with keeping chat safe
<~Leo> and the drive bys and the trolling are not conducive to chat
<~Leo> so we're going to move it to a verified system 
<~Leo> that way it will be easier on the mods
<~Leo> and a more fun place to be
<~Leo> I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want that
<~Leo> unless you like being anonymous in here
<DLR> I'd be happy to register
<TheGemDr> Leo, I hope a credit card isn't needed?
 * ToiLeTBuG is sorta annon*
<Loquacious1> I don't like those drive byes at all, they ruin the fun and disrupt normal flow of conversations
<~Leo> I don't know what system we'll use
<~Leo> we're looking at them now
<~Leo> I'd like for it to be free and for people to be able to use handles
<~Leo> but can't guarantee it
<bleak> handles would be great if you can manage leo
<~Leo> Lisa wants to charge a bit to defray the cost
<~Leo> yeah I like the handles
<~Leo> all we're looking for is a way to identify chatters that's better than spoofable IP addresses
<J5_JCH> Leo - i'd pay $3 mth or $30 yr at most to help defray costs
<OldTech> Tie it to verified email addresses, maybe?
<~Leo> think it throuhg oldtech
<TheGemDr> as long as cash cheque or paypal are allowed Leo 
<Loquacious1> Charging isn't going to stop trolls with money J5_JCH 
<~Leo> it's easy to create an email addy and verify it
<~Leo> we need something better
<ToiLeTBuG> Leo I will pay $1 for a year, but you gonna owe me when i answer the gaming editing question on the radio show, ya dont gotta plug me but ya gotta pay me! 😛
<LonnDawg> driver's licence
<~Leo> there's got to be a significant speed bump
<~Leo> otherwise the trolls just make new accounts all the time
<TNohands> Will it require us to pay a subscription and change or use other specifc irc clients like the ones you have to pay for Leo?
<~Leo> no idea TNohands 
<~Leo> depends what we pick
<~Leo> no money is not a verification system
<~Leo> it would only be to pay the mods and for the service
<bleak> phone numebrs (although also generatable) are probably a reasonable verification system
<~Leo> no they are not
<~Leo> I know Bruce's numbers
<Web7539> Hello Leo, I'd pay for the chat, but if the proceeds go to a charity, that would be kind....
<~Leo> but it's easy to create numbers
<~Leo> the money will go to supporting the chat 
<~Leo> including mods
<nightrain-ke5jxo> ~Leo: keeping the channel invite only would work, the payment would only validate the "invites" 
<bleak> hmmmm...... btc to hire a hitman? 😛
<~Leo> someone would have to administer the invitation system
<~Leo> we might do that but I'd like something more automatic
<TJ> Leo, a moderated chat with people earning voice (+v) privilages could work
<~Leo> maybe tj
<nightrain-ke5jxo> TJ: Yes. 
<~Leo> if the mods agree
<DLR> am i correct in assuming you have enough mods? (otherwise I would consider volunteering)
<~Leo> mods are burned out
<TJ> yeah, I understand
<~Leo> we're going to lose most of them the minute we find a system
<TJ> I used to be a mod in Pirillo's chat a long time ago
<LonnDawg> Leo , you should not need to many mods.. If the system is under control
<~Leo> aexactly LonnDawg 
<~Leo> what about it marmot? burned out?
<~Leo> I'm thinking of some system where you send us a picture with your driver's license or ID
<~Leo> and we mail you a password
<@marmot> Leo: at times but I'm not around as much as I used to be. Moved back to the office with work. 
<~Leo> yeah you're not alone marmot
<~Leo> I really really appreciate all you've done over the past few years
<~Leo> it's been a horrible thankless job
<~Leo> how many of the mods would be interested in a paid position in a more orderly chat?
<~Leo> yeah papers please
<J5_JCH> Leo - I'm using webchat on old XP laptop and its very readable to my bad eyes - hope you consider that aspect on any new chat
<~Leo> of course J5_JCH 
<LonnDawg> look Leo even if someone sends you a picture of there. Drivers license,  it still could be a false one, but I would expect that to be an extremely small percentage of people who would do such a thing, and if they joined the chat room and were disruptive you would kick them out.. 
<Loquacious1> I also have a stalker, I know how important being invisible is
<nightrain-ke5jxo> over 10$, just wont work for most people.. 
<~Leo> exactly - then they'd need to take the time to get a new one
<~Leo> and having a mailing address would also help
<nightrain-ke5jxo> Lonndawg, but "showing" of a document or something would give it some lag-time between wanting to troll.. and actual trolling. 
<Loquacious1> Actually TWiT already has my information from when I bought bricks on the receipt 
<LonnDawg> Yep Leo
<~Leo> I don't mind if it's a fake identity - just that it's hard to create
<~Leo> It might be that we can continue to use IRC with some sort of invite system
<~Leo> but we're also looking at commercial alternatives
<LonnDawg> oh Leo.. You can only go so far to verify somebody's identity...  You want to be totally strict...  Then you need it signed by a notary...:-))
<~Leo> I don't really need to know their true identity - I just need to make signing up take time
<~Leo> then we can kick someone and it will be a lot of trouble to get back with a new identity
<ciamp> Loquacious1…you matter muchly 😉
<nightrain-ke5jxo> 48 hour delay should suffice. 
<Trex> Leo: The way Twitch does IRC may be of interest to you. It uses OAuth
<OldTech> Seven-day waiting period, maybe?
<nightrain-ke5jxo> ~Leo: exactly. 
<LonnDawg> Leo .. The first thing to do is to try some type of verification system...  And then work from there. As problems occur.. That's the way things are always done, you guys try things on your shows and then modify them as needed
<Watson> good idea Leo
<~Leo> oauth would work
<ToiLeTBuG> Leo have them all go through #unfiltered and let them be questioned.
<~Leo> at least that would be an identity
<Loquacious1> Oh, well thanks ciamp, that's sweet of you to say
<SgtMuffin> oauth has worked really well for Twitch and a few other IRC communities. You could then build an online registration system that gives them out and revokes them as needed.
<ciamp> true
<Loquacious1> I'm just feeling kinda sad these days, but am trying so hard not to
<nightrain-ke5jxo> Leo with a 48 hour delay, you could turn off the new users registratipm when trouble spikes.. and the vetted community continues uninterupted. and new users get delayed
<Trex> Leo: A write up for what they require to connect to their IRC. http://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/1302780-twitch-irc
<OldTech> I guess the problem with a delay would be patient trolls.
<J5_JCH> nightrain-ke5jxo: but - suppose  there is a TTG caller who wants to followup to issue - dont want to force them to wait 48 hrs
<OldTech> Register a bunch of nicks over time, then slam you when you're not expecting it.
<SgtMuffin> You have to make sure you cannot have a bot auto fill the stuff out either.
<ciamp> Loquacious1 …I, as a outsider, unbiased, can honestly say the chat is very much a part of you. A very nice part 😉
<SgtMuffin> Because if it uses a captcha that a bot can figure out it's pointless, they'll find a way.
<nightrain-ke5jxo> J5_JCH: thats what i was curious about, and wanted to see stats. are there lots of new faces showing up everyday? or is it us same old folks everday? 
<~Leo> and our trolls are nothing if not patient
<ToiLeTBuG> Where's the teach? Is Leo still lurkin?
<~Leo> yep
<~Leo> I'm going to pm all you chat mods
<@cwbp> Leo, thanks.... I will email you
<@Keith512> i will so the same
<~Leo> thanks cwbp
<~Leo> I really appreciate
<~Leo> it
<OldTech> One clear frame is all it takes for info to escape.
<~Leo> is can0k
<~Leo> out completely?
<J5_JCH> AnroUser: true - but now we have NO delay so no chance to catch anything so something is better was my thought
<PcGuy8088> AnroUser: the only reason its 15 sec delay is because the stream has to be transcoded on the fly I believe by the providers like bg or ustream so that delay is being implemented after any cut off point 
<AnroUser> Since what the miscreants want are Leo flubs...  which might seem harmless at the time.... might not do the trick
<cr1> was the video stream the vector for the trolling. i thought the trolling culprit is twitter itself
<~Leo> way too hard to do a delay on video
<~Leo> very expensive
<~Leo> sponsors have reached out and expressed their concern. The troll is writing to each and every one of them and sending them links to his site, etc. 
<~Leo> Most are savvy enough to understand that it's just trolling. A few we have had to talk down off the ledge.
<phil> all this fuss over a harmless picture.. sad anyone would give it a second thought.. or a first one
<~Leo> I'm not kidding when I say he is trying to put us out of business
<Web2741> oh my god. use a production machine without personal accounts on air, and dont talk about sticky business or employee matters on air/dropcams. the ammunition they have was hand fed to them !
<~Leo> it's not just his faked dick pick
<~Leo> it's many many more things over an 18 month period