Detweiler has mastered the art of offending people in cyberspace and
actually brags about how many times he has been "executed" as a result (quoting
the line, "Death is the ultimate form of censorship"). Here's an incomplete list
of his numerous deaths and L.D.'s pattern of "going out with a bang, not a
whimper". Detweiler also loved the irony that the cypherpunks, supposedly
premier cyberspatial free speech advocates, were usually responsible for his
- chaos.bsu.edu / Chael Hall
- Chael Hall is a cypherpunk who runs a gopher server and a public domain
access site. L.D. signed up saying that he was interested in providing some
cypherpunk services, but used it as a buffer site to send anonymous mail
rants. Killed by Hall sometime in early 1993.
- anon.penet.fi / Johan Helsingius
- Johan, operator of the Internet's original, most widely used, and most
enduring anonymous server said he was forced to censor Detweiler after all the
cypherpunk complaints but that nevertheless he "sympathized". Killed him in
- lance.colostate.edu / Steve Dempsey
- L.D. went to engineering school at Colorado State University and the site
administrator Steve Dempsey went out of his way to make an exception to the
rule that alumni were allowed to keep their accounts. Dempsey called L.D. into
his principal's office at least once after fright over supposed "death
threats" and "libel". This was the first time L.D. lost an entire account
although he transferred the files. L.D. managed to spam Usenet with bogus
Blacknet announcements through anonymous remailers in his last gasps at this
address. Killed by Dempsey in mid to late 1993.
- acsn.colostate.edu / Gary Edelen
- In the midst of dying at the engineering network, L.D. managed to get a
"commercial access" account at the university, for the first time paying for
his ranting. This account lasted perhaps 5 months before Edelen kicked him off
for "violating policy" after various cypherpunks complained. Killed by Edelen
in early 1994. Edelen did allow him to download his account files via FTP.
- netcom.com / Bruce Woodcock
- Woodcock probably killed Detweiler as "firstname.lastname@example.org" in mid 1994.
Amazingly Detweiler apparently posted voluminous rants through the address and
it appeared he had found his haven, but eventually he was executed after he
satirized a Netcom employee's message. Woodcock et.al. claimed he "forged" the
signature. Rumor has it that even despite pleas Detweiler lost all his files.
- netcom.com / Bryant Durell
- Durell censored the "email@example.com" address, apparently another Detweiler
tentacle. For the first time Detweiler posed as a woman, "Sue D. Nym".
Apparently Detweiler only used the account to send out a massive anti-Netcom
spam as revenge against Woodcock. Killed in mid 1994.
- Detweiler has probably lost other sites but divulging their location would
likely imperil his ability to "maintain his current commitments" or later
reappear again from the ashes.