4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

August 10, 2010 -

While not overly game-related, the testimony of the founder of 4chan.org before the U.S. District Court Knoxville, Tennessee in regards to the hacking of Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email account in 2008 features a treasure trove of entertainment.

Chris Poole’s testimony (PDF) was given on April 22, 2010 as part of the investigation into David Kernell’s hacking of Palin’s account, and was released by The Smoking Gun. Kernell posted images from Palin’s account on 4Chan’s /b/ board, which eventually led to his conviction on two felony counts.

In the best part of the testimony, Kernell defines the “specialized” language that 4chan users have adopted. Examples below.


 



 



Under cross-examination, the term Rickroll was brought up again.


 

Via BusinessInsider

 


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Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

Is this thing for real? I mean what a fucking waste of time,

"Q: What's 4 chan?

A: It's a forum board

Q: What's a forum board?

A: It's a place where people talk to people

Q: You mean, a person can talk with another person there?

A:Yes

Q: Like the other person can respond to the first person?

A: Yes

Q: And the first person can respond to the other after the other person have responded to the first person?

A:Yes

Q: And then the other person can respond to the response of the first person that..."

 

It's like those idiots are running in circles.

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

meme, not mean, argh! (hehehe, he should have gave them a link to follow to explain what was a rick-roll ^^ )

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

Oh, also, obligatory mention that knowing where Sarah Palin went to high school does not qualify as "hacking".

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

I was going to say that myself, Thad. Gaining access to Palin's e-mail didn't even require brute force, but simply correctly guessing the security questions that are public knowledge for somebody like Palin.

I'd be nice if everybody, including GP, would stop calling this case something it isn't

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

This is so awsome.

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

...... Did these people somehow miss the 80s?

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

Wait what's the joke, The Rick Roll or Astley himself?

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Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

The answer is here: -the answer-

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Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

"Q.    He was some kind of singer?"<--that should answer the question.

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

Can´t see the pictures.

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Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

 I can't either, but you can download the PDF... the definitions start on about page 12

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

That´s what I did. Thanks.

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Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

Sorry, a multitude of fail.

Typo fixed and images moved over to another host that should be visible to everyone.

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

Her first name is still misspelled.  It's Sarah, with an H.

Course, now that I get a good look at the transcript, it's got a lot more typos than your post...

Re: 4Chan Founder Explains Internet Jargon to Court

And did he explain who Sara Pail is?

 
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