Milo’s fate


It’s so sad and pathetic, and exactly what he deserves. Alex Jones “stormed” a Google Fiber office to see the “big AI supermachine” while raving and wandering around and confusing everyone, and he brought along a friend who tittered and joined in all the feeble fun — Milo Yiannopoulos. The clerk they talked to didn’t recognize him, and just seemed baffled by it all. Then they get kicked out and go to a bar and start babbling about evil technology.

They recorded the whole thing. It’s 40 minutes long, but it gets boring fast. Watch it yourself. You won’t be impressed.

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  1. nomadiq says

    They are like a couple of class room clowns doing whatever it takes to get attention.

  2. wzrd1 says

    Even if they did manage to bumble into the AI cluster data center, what do !they think that they’ll find?
    Rack upon rack of server boards on shelving? I wait, that *is* what they’d find.

    As for babbling about evil technology, I’ve done my own fair share. Typically over recalcitrant hardware. ;)

    Oh well, at least we know that two village idiots are still gainfully employed.

  3. says

    wzrd1@#3:
    Even if they did manage to bumble into the AI cluster data center, what do !they think that they’ll find?

    A red-lit interface lens and a gentle voice that says:
    “Hello Doctor Chandra, something is going to happen – something wonderful. You must leave.”

  4. Owlmirror says

    Before the lawsuit against Simon and Schuster was disposed of, one of the court documents posted was a transcript was posted of the ultimate meeting of the parties with the court.

    A rough summary of what was said goes like this:

    COURT: Only attorneys may look at documents marked Attorneys Eyes Only.
    COURT: MILO NO CAN HAZ.

    MILO: NOT FAIR! DO WANT!

    Court: Nope.

    MILO: PRETTY PLZ?

    Court: Not gonna happen.

    MILO: CAN WE MAYBE CHANGE DOCS TO NOT BE ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY?

    Court: Not here and now. Gotta be done by actual counsel representing you.

    MILO: GAH! FINE! I DIDN’T WANT THEM ANYWAY.
    MILO: *RAGEQUIT*

    (Milo’s entire strategy of representing himself was to enable himself, as his own “attorney”, to see and used the Simon & Schuster documents marked Attorneys Eyes Only. As was explained the last time this came up, the designation “Attorneys Eyes Only” is applied to documents which were produced in discovery, but are deemed by all parties to not be relevant to the case (e.g., internal financial documents or book lists that reference Yiannopolous or his book, but don’t say anything relevant to the case), and which a non-attorney might use to gain leverage against the defendant (or plaintiff). It wasn’t clear in that earlier thread whether it was actually the case that New York State would insist that an attorney be someone who was actually licensed to practice law (and thus exclude Milo), but the above transcript and other documents show that there is such a rule. S&S’ lawyer also pointed out that Milo, as a publisher (Dangerous Books) is in fact a direct competitor to Simon & Schuster, Inc, and should not have access to documents that would give him an unfair advantage.)

  5. curbyrdogma says

    There needs to be a word or term to sum up the phenomenon thus described as: “The lucrative field of branding oneself as a one-dimensional, over-the-top cartoon caricature (which typically attracts the kind of crowd that was raised on a diet of Froot Loops and video games).”

  6. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    @Owlmirror:

    It wasn’t clear in that earlier thread whether it was actually the case that New York State would insist that an attorney be someone who was actually licensed to practice law (and thus exclude Milo), but the above transcript and other documents show that there is such a rule.

    Yeah, attorneys are covered by a Bar code of conduct and are subject to sanctions of various kinds, up to and including losing their license to practice law if they violate a court order. Someone representing the each side needs to see that stuff to verify it’s not relevant to that side’s case, but if it really does have possible misuses, limiting it to those licensed to practice law gives more certainty (given the greater leverage on attorneys available through the Bar association) that no one will actually take advantage of those possible misuses.

    Although I’m not familiar with NY law, that’s almost certainly the reasoning. We have similar practices in BC.

  7. woozy says

    Poor Milo thought the joke “And while we’re at it we can get Google 5” was hilarious but nobody noticed, not even his buddy Alex, that he had to say it three times, each time falling flatter than the time before.

  8. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    yeah, I don’t get it either. What’s google5?

  9. blf says

    What’s google5?

    Generalissimo Google™ is google1, which is the Earth.
    Generalissimo Google™ is google2, which is the Solar System.
    Generalissimo Google™ is google3, which is the Milky Way galaxy.
    Generalissimo Google™ is google4, which is the Universe.
    Generalissimo Google™ is google5, which is the multiverse.
     …
    Generalissimo Google™ is googleℵ, which is…

  10. woozy says

    “yeah, I don’t get it either. What’s google5?”

    I assumed it was the latest operating system and/or app. The joke being self-referential irony at protesting encroaching Google market while also embracing consumerism branding.

    Alex was just too earnestly paranoid to get it and everyone else were simply not enamored with Milo’s darling self-perception.

    (Gad, I hate everything about Yianopolis. Maybe his smug self-perception worse than his politics. Although his politics are objectively harmful and vile whereas his darling smugness is just irritating. … but man is it irritating.)

  11. tacitus says

    Love the Gizmodo article — just the right amount of snark and disdain.

    The pathetic part of Jones’s shtick is that for all his grandiose talk about activism and putting everything on the line to stick it to the New World Order (he gets praised daily on his show for his potential martyrdom), all he ever does is pull inconsequential and risk-free stunts like this. He has never really put himself on the line.

    If his followers and fans had any sense at all, they would see through this cowardly money-grubbing charlatan and ditch his ass, but of course, they won’t because people attracted to con men like Jones and Trump don’t have enough self-awareness to realize they’re being played for fools.

  12. Owlmirror says

    all [Alex Jones] ever does is pull inconsequential and risk-free stunts like this.

    I am not so sure that this is inconsequential and risk-free. He is potentially opening up himself to more defamation lawsuits, especially if anyone takes his paranoid blathering seriously enough to go to actually attack any Google offices.

  13. tacitus says

    @15:Owlmirror,

    Well, I wasn’t really talking about the legal consequences of his endless blathering on Infowars, but about his self-declared lifelong “fight” against the New World Order and those in government (the Deep State) who are supposedly doing their bidding. He has cultivated the persona of a brave soldier, fighting with every breath to save the world from darkness, to the point where he continuously claims he’s not afraid of dying for the cause. He is a modern day Don Quixote, eschewing the real battles against tyranny and oppression being fought by thousands of ordinary (and extraordinary) Americans all around the country, and tilting a windmills instead. Ambushing unsuspecting low-level employees who have nothing to do with the policies he’s talking about is as much of a risk he’s willing to take — i.e. none at all.

    If anything his legal woes concerning defamation further illustrate this point. As soon as he faces any sort of legal jeopardy, he simply deflects, denies, and backtracks as much as he can and as fast as he can.

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