News How the mighty have fallen: John McAfee, Xanax is a helluva drug

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  1. dawg

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    John McAfee is in trouble. In Tennessee.
    McAfee, the antivirus software superstar from California who fled police in Belize, was arrested in Tennessee for DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

    McAfee was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, said Sheila Austin, warrants clerk for the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, who confirmed that he was the McAfee.

    "I don't know why he would move to a little town like ours," she said.

    Beverly Dunaway, court clerk for Henderson County, said he's a resident of Lexington, Tenn., which is in the western part of the state between Nashville and Memphis. He was released on $5,000 bond.

    The troopers were not immediately available for comment.

    He's had a turbulent life, to put it mildly, since he sold his McAfee antivirus software company to Intel in 2010. He named the company after himself, but Intel (INTC, Tech30) rebranded it last year as Intel Security, because the name McAfee had become synonymous with outlaw.

    Related: John McAfee tells CNNMoney about life after Belize

    A self-described "wealthy eccentric," McAfee lost most of his $100 million fortune in the 2008 market crash. McAfee was living in Belize in 2012, when the police came looking for him to discuss the murder of his neighbor. He fled the police, and the country. He said he was innocent, and police raided his jungle compound, which later burned down.

    "Everything I owned was in Belize," he told CNNMoney in an interview last year. "I left with nothing in my pocket."

    He moved to Montreal, where he lived with his wife Janice, before moving to Tennessee. He now has a company called Future Tense Secure Systems.

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/07/news/john-mcafee-arrest/
     
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    Genius who went crazy?

    Or just too many drugs.
     
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    Probably the drugs.
     
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    Biff DiBiase Philanthropist and accountant at Larry, Inc. POTY Stern Forum Gold

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    That dude has money somewhere. He's no dummy.
     
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    Yeah, Belize was not good for him.

    Had McAfee on a computer, it worked fine.
     
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    Wonder how long it will last if he cant get off the drugs and booze?
     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    This guy is the computer genius equivalent of an NFL player who signs 100 million dollar deal and winds up broke.

    Only difference is with his mind, he'll make money again somehow.

    I find it hard to believe he didn't invest any of his 100M in an up and coming tech company. he still has money somewhere.
     
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    Good question. Obviously, I know nothing about him, but I know people like him. Rich as fuck and eccentric. They think that they can do anything. While that may or not be true, they still care about one thing... money. He may have lost 100 million as the report suggests, but I don't believe for a second that this guy doesn't have 50 million stashed somewhere.
     
  9. JameGumb

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    When you become a hundred millionaire. You sit back and relax and have a drink. Not take Xanax and invest your entire fortune on fail companies. Sometimes I think being a middle class income schmoe is for the best.
     
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    i take xanax on a daily basis
     
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    Both McAfee and Norton are worthless fucking programs. You're better off with a virus. :jj:

    (Malwarebytes & Spybot FTW)
     
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    I can now see why his product is so fucking annoying.................
     
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    dude's doing his own thing

    I wish him well
     
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    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    I have a full bottle locked in my desk at the ready if I need it. They're great for chest-thumping hangovers, screaming kids/family, airplanes and airports, bitchy girlfriends and pretty much everything else that can ruin your day.
     
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    I watched a Dateline episode on him earlier this year. There will definitely be a movie made out his life.
     
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    LOL that guy is cool as fuck.
     
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    I don't take drugs and I barely ever drink, but when I was prescribed Xanax, I thought it was heaven on earth. Best drug on the market for total relaxation.
     
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    Remember when he made this a couple of years ago?

     
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    He's been living like a rock star for well over a decade.