This morning I received the following email:
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I confirmed it on the Gizmodo site and Lifehacker. Also sent it to Bluesnews, I wonder if he'll publish it soon.
Silly me I thought "I'm not a member of any of those sites! But I checked my emails and around the time Gizmodo was under attack b/c of the iPhone 4 that was found in a bar, I wanted to say something in support of the journalist (silly me), and OF FUCKING COURSE to say anything I had to make an account. So yay! I get to change all my passwords now!