Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

There’s a long trail of forged documents running through The Saga of Team Kimberlin, crude, easily detected forgeries mostly. The TKPOTD eight years ago today showed the most obvious errors in one bit of “evidence” proffered by Bill Schmalfeldt.

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The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt has been tap dancing around today asking for evidence that the email he published on Twitter which he alleges was from Lynn Thomas is a forgery. I wouldn’t normally bother to respond to his request, but I’m growing weary of his silly games. It’s time for him to shut up and admit what he did. Also, there have been enough hints posted in the comment sections of the previous posts that it’s possible one of his marginally technically competent “friends” may figure out one of the other ways we caught him this time. That being the case, I’ll lay out one piece of the evidence.

To begin, the header and text are in different typefaces. That’s unusual and suggests that they are two separate documents rather than two parts of the same document. The default case would be for both to be in the same san serif font. That clue led to further examination. I’m not going to go into the digital forensics. While they support the other evidence, the single dumbest mistake the Cabin Boy™ made is obvious when one reads through the header.Email_Header_TS1TardisNotice that the email was originated at 13:15:01 PST and received less than a second later (the Interwebz are really fast) but that the intermediate time stamp is at 13:51:01. In other words, either the time stamps were clumsily edited by hand with the minutes digits being transposed on one of them, or the intermediate relay point forwarded the email before it was received. Based on my experience with applied quantum mechanics, I believe the former to be the better explanation.


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And he bragged about his skill as an editor

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