This Just In–Smoking Blunder Wins

So I was doing some checking tonight and discovered the following sequence of events.

As of 2140 Pacific time Smoke and Thunder(the real site) is down! Not only is it down, it appears it has been wiped:

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I guess Smoking Blunder was too much for him. There’s a couple different options of why it went down from he figured the troll was done to someone’s lawyer was fully involved. This change was quite abrupt, I was working on checking for new profiles when all the sudden the member directory stopped working.

At 2147 I noticed the site now does the following the following:

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This happens in chrome as well.

Now at 2151 it shows the following:

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Umm, I don’t think so Timmy.  If anyone hacked that site, I know of no hacker that would just write “hacked”.  What would have happened would be, porn, general defacement of posts, or best of all a redirect.  Given the newly discovered Smoking Blunder, I would actually expect it to redirect there.

As defined by BenC in GBC:

hacked: i decided my attempt to troll the gun blogging community was doomed to failure, so i am taking my site down and putting “hacked” up to attempt to troll them further

Dude, I work in this crap for a living and as a person who loves being the “Red Team”, though I prefer the Blue to win in real life, I can think of no reason I would just display hacked on your site.  Especially since it isn’t even HTML.  It’s as if your entire website was erased, not hacked.  So, please, to continue the win, please continue visiting Smoking Blunder for your Gunnie Social Network needs.  Just look how funny those guys are!

Update 2227:

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Yeah, I don’t think so Tim.  One that line doesn’t make sense, two, why don’t you just restore from your own back up.  You make backups right?

Update 2/27/2012 1100 Pacific:

Via email from Tango and I just verified it, Smoke and Thunder now just displays a webpage for his hosting provider.  It is suspected that he has surrendered the domain.  As I’m using my WYSIWYG editor I can’t easily put up a screenshot, but you can do it yourself if you want.  Guess he decided he couldn’t take the heat and got the hell out of the kitchen.

Update 2/27/2012 1345 Pacific:

It’s not over yet!  It appears that he’s moved hosts and is coming back for round two.  The site now shows a default construction page.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.
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15 Responses to This Just In–Smoking Blunder Wins

  1. Alan says:

     This just keeps getting better and better.

    • Smoking Blunder says:

       What makes me sad though is I was looking forward to the results of trolling the troll.  Instead of throwing a tantrum he packed up his box and went home.

  2. North says:

    hacked

    *cough* *cough*

    Damn dry air.

  3. Thirdpower says:

    I believe what we’re seeing is a form of mental breakdown after being Zumbo’ed. It’s not easy to be universally panned and despised. 

  4. SPQR9 says:

    Smells like victory.

  5. D.W. Drang says:

    Anyone who’d troll my pathetic excuse for a blog is desperate to win. 

    I probably should have reported his “Die, Dinosaur, die!” comment as threatening speech instead of simply marking it as spam…

  6. Dirt Crashr says:

    Weren’t they revealed as a False-Flag operation, with a re-direct to the VPC?

    • It was an intentional redirect.  It wasn’t a cohosting fail like so many of us had wished for because it would have just made life easier.  This hole thing is just one giant bag of confusing.  That’s why you should stop trying to make sense of it, point, mock, and laugh!

  7. How did you obtain that address for Smoke & Thunder? You’re lying unless you work for the company it’s registered through.

    Provide your source or I delete the comment.

    *Update* Marked as spam for failure to report. Troll.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Very weird.  This guy doesn’t know when to quit

    •  I already know he’s back thanks to Smoking Blunder.  Why give a troll traffic when I can just see the parody which is more informing and funnier!?

      As that comment was “anonymous” and pertaining to a post two days old and trying to invoke a response from me, it has been labeled SPAM.  I don’t need to wast my time with his crap.

      • Anonymous says:

        Whoa, sor-ree dude.  I didn’t mean to provoke a response, per se.  I just noticed it, thought you might want a heads up since they put you in specifically, & I didn’t know where else to put it.  I think you’re over thinking it just a scoche.

        • Thanks for the heads up. 

          As for why, I don’t want to feed the trolls.  As far as I’m concerned this is done, if he wants to keep making fun of me I don’t care, he’s an idiot.  He is doing this to try and get attention.  He is the 40 year old equivalent of a toddler throwing a tantrum in a grocery store.  Just ignore him and let him tire himself out.

          I’m just going to let the guys at Smoking Blunder continue to mock and make fun of him.

          The troll has been hitting up numerous places posting anonymously as well.  Don’t take it personal, I’m just sick of the troll.  A simple, “FYI: He’s back and he really hates you.” would have sufficed quite well or hitting up the contact page.