He's just a script kiddie!
I, so far, have had four experiences in my life which
were influenced by "coolio" and the DoS attackes which
he allegedly did.
The first time was watching him try to take over an IRC
channel. Yeah, pretty damned lame. What's even lamer
is that he couldn't do it. And this is efnet, efnet
doesn't have a chanserv to deop crackers. I helped
prevent him do it. He had a client connected to some
split server that he might have been able to gain ops on.
I sat in the channel to prevent him from gaining ops.
That was my part. I did tell him what I thought of
script kiddies, but he didn't seem to notice.
The second event was the DoSes themselves. I was
wondering (out loud, too) who would have the motivation
to do such a thing? One of the hypothesis was that
a script kiddie did it. I discounted this hypothesis
on account that even a script kiddie couldn't be that
lame to have nothing to do except collect cracked systems
and organize an attack. There would be a supreme lack
of a real life involved. I guess coolio could prove
The third event was www.rsa.com being cracked.
(Actually, I think he just cracked the dns box.)
Lame testosterone surge to do something he thinks is
funny and sign his name to it. (Serves RSA right for
referring to hackers as terrorists, if you ask me. :-))
The fourth event was hearing about his arrest in the
news. I have not actually read any articles  (well,
skimmed some). But what I've gathered is that the
reporters say he's a teenaged computer junkie (how
many of YOU fit that description?). I also heard
that they called EFNet#goonies a CHAT ROOM. Bleah.
If I were to believe that Coolio is the worst
thing the internet has in it's cracker/script
kiddie arsenal, I'd feel much safer as a netizen.
I am also largely unimpressed with CNN et al.
(But you knew that.)
 Yes, I did use the word lame alot. Synonyms are
 Due to the fact that I'm not interested in reading
anything that seems to be under the impression that
a computer programmer is a terrorist.