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

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Seven years ago today, I had a post reporting on a lawsuit Aaron Walker had filed against the State of Maryland and Brett and Tetyana Kimberlin. Bill Schmalfeldt attempted to comment to the post, and I let his comment through moderation. I also made it the subject of a post called Yes, It Needs to Stop.

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wms201511070328ZIt certainly does, but I doubt that the Cabin Boy™ will stop even though he seems to know he should.

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That’s kinda hard to read, isn’t it. Here’s a link to his original comment.

We hear much less from the Cabin Boy™ these days. Perhaps he will be better able to Center his effort to maintain an Internet presence in the future.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Why has Brett Kimberlin attracted such a bunch of losers to Team Kimberlin? Why would he hire such an incompetent as Bill Schmalfeldt as editor of Breitbart Unmasked, and do so more than once? My best guess is that Team Kimberlin is a real world example of the principle that first-rate managers hire first-rate employees while second-rate managers hire third-rate employees. Or maybe it’s an extension of that principle to fourth-rate managers and fifth-rate employees. It was as editorial mistake by Schmalfeldt that forced BU to move to an offshore server rather than give up the identity of its owner in order to file a DMCA counternotice.

Of course, the Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt has had a perfect record so far in copyright disputes. He’s consistently batted 0.000. This Prevarication Du Jour from five years ago today points out what happened in the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt copyright case.

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grouch356|201507141854ZThe Cabin Boy™ should be used to that kind of outcome. The settlement agreement for the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt copyright lawsuit granted him nothing of what he sought in his counterclaim, but I got the infringing material taken down—the most important item on my list.

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Past performance is no guarantee of future results, but in the Cabin Boy’s™ case, it’s the safe way to bet. I suspect he’ll be no more successful in his current copyright struggle than he has been in attracting subscribers to his latest waste of bandwidth on Youtube. As of 8:30 pm ET yesterday, he still had only 9 subscribers.


Words Have Meaning

Over at one of his blogs, the Cabin Boy™ is running off at the keyboard about how wrong Aaron Walker is for saying that Schmalfeldt had referred to him as “stupid” when the Cabin Boy™ says that he called Aaron “obtuse.” He asks if there is anyone who doesn’t know that the words have different meanings.

Do they? Let’s fact check that with a dictionary.

obtuse \äb-ˈtüs\ adj : 1. stupid or unintelligent.
2. lacking sharpness or quickness of intellect.
3. of an angle: exceeding 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.
4. not pointed or acute.

Clearly, someone lacks sharpness or quickness of intellect to the point of being stupid.

UPDATE—I’m told that the Cabin Boy™ has a new post up at the St. Francis edition of правда in which explains that the word obtuse means what he chooses it to mean and not what those pesky dictionaries say.

‘I don’t know what you mean by “glory,”‘ Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. ‘Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I meant “there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!”‘

‘But “glory” doesn’t mean “a nice knock-down argument,”‘ Alice objected.

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.’

‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master—that’s all.’

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men won’t be able to put sense into the Cabin Boy’s™ argument again.