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Buh Bye SkylineCowboy.com - "This Site Has Been Suspended" - Updated
Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 09:14 AM EST

This is for historians, in case any of them wonder who was behind the scurrilous smear campaign that showed up on SkylineCowboy.com: if you visit today, you get redirected to a WebHost4Life message that says the site has been "suspended". I guess somebody didn't pay his bills. The url of the redirection is http://www.webhost4life.com/templates/lightsOut.bml?lightsoutuser=cattleback

Cattleback. The name of the subsidiary that SCO created and transferred a patent to and then sold off in 2007 was, if you recall, Cattleback Holdings. And Darl McBride was alleged to be calling himself "Skyline Cowboy" on that site in litigation about the smear campaign and the "loan" McBride said he made to Mark Robbins, plus lots more, that ended up tossed out of court on a technicality. And here the web host says the user behind SkylineCowboy.com used the nym "cattleback". Just another breadcrumb in what was a really awful chapter of this loathsome saga.

Here's the redirect message:

This site has been suspended

If you manage this site and have a question about why the site is not available, please contact WebHost4Life directly.

If you would like to contact the owner of this site, please fill out the field below and click "Send Message".

That will be the day. I was one of the targets of SkylineCowboy.com.

Here's a screenshot:

I don't know if you can read it, since the text is so small, but on the lower left, notice in the url that the site titles this page /WebControl/pastduesplash.html so I would posit that this is the problem. My word. What is it with SCOfolk and paying bills? Someone needs to arrange an intervention.

No headlines about "PJ uses IE", please. I didn't take the screenshot. I'm just sharing it with you.

: )

Update: Here's an article in the Salt Lake City News, May 2013, where Darl McBride admits to setting up the website, to his shame, not that he notices.


  


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Buh Bye SkylineCowboy.com - "This Site Has Been Suspended"
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 09:31 AM EST
I'd like to know what the Skyline Cowboy has been suspended by, and attached to
what.

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Off Topic
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 09:32 AM EST
If this isn't already an "off" topic.

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News Picks
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 09:37 AM EST
Please identify or link to the News Pick, as they tend to scroll off into the
distance faster than Darl on horseback.

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Comes Comes Here
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 09:39 AM EST

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Corrections Here
Authored by: DaveJakeman on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 09:42 AM EST
If there's anything to correct. Maybe Darl could use some correction.

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Buh Bye SkylineCowboy.com - "This Site Has Been Suspended"
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 10:06 AM EST
Perhaps Darl was confused by the name of the hosting company, WebHost4Life, and
didn't realise that he still needed to keep paying the service charges!

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And their trademark abandoned.
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 10:40 AM EST
See here.
And their last tweet is a year old.

They won't be missed.

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Buh Bye SkylineCowboy.com - "This Site Has Been Suspended"
Authored by: eggplant37 on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 10:41 AM EST
I'd say that the Skyline Cowboy has finally come to the
realization that the beelyons and beelyons of dollhairs that they
were all expecting out of the SCO fiasco just aren't going to
materialize, and has moved on with life. One has to wonder what
took so bloody long for reality to finally sink in. Good riddance
to bad rubbish.

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Other Darl == Skyline data points
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 10:57 AM EST
A nym "SkylineCowboy" wrote glowing reviews of the Me Inc iPhone app FCTasks in February and September 2009 on the Apple iTune web store.

In December 2010, the SkylineCowboy nym vanished, and the old posts were attributed to "Darl McBride". This behavoir (tested) results when a User ID changes it personal information, as the database key used for the nym updates all instances.

The FCTasks and FCGoals apps have since (Jan 2011) been deleted from the iTunes store

The fundamental piece of identification remains the trademark application Kevin McBride prepared and abandoned.

Darl's Facebook page briefly had pictures and comments regarding his "hot" car- a Nissan Skyline (black), the love of his life.

While I don't believe the foreclosure auction on his home went forward in October 2010, realty tracking sites report that the McBride home is property tax arrears for 2010.

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"Powered by 100% wind energy"
Authored by: jmc on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 12:02 PM EST
Says it all....

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Buh Bye SkylineCowboy.com
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 26 2011 @ 05:21 PM EST
And don't let the door smack you on the rump on the way out.

No, wait. I hope it does.

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Buh Bye SkylineCowboy.com - "This Site Has Been Suspended"
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, January 27 2011 @ 01:54 AM EST
PJ, as you might put it, hardy-har. I can't say as this
website or its owner will be missed.

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I use the Windows logo, on my Linux desktop
Authored by: IMANAL_TOO on Thursday, January 27 2011 @ 05:46 AM EST
I use the Windows logo, on my Linux desktop instead of the BIG ugly K of KDE! I
also use a Win7 look-a-like theme. Why? To make non-Linux-users comfortable when
they use this desktop.

And, they go nuts over the wobbly windows! "I want that too!" And I go
"Sorry, but it doesn't work on your system." But, since you surf and
do some word processing, I can help you out...

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IMANAL


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