There are no lawyers, it's a "pro-se" plaintiff. That being said, I'd think you'd need more than just a name to file a lawsuit. Address? Id? IANAL so not sure, but it seems there's a hole in the system if this goes through.
While I'd love it if this happens, it's a tough sell.
The whole "they broke into my house" real world pseudo-analogy muddies the waters for jurors, and most people prosecuted under this CFAA bullshit are unsympathetic to a public primed on irrational (and in some cases overtly anti-rational) fear.
You and I might support Aaron Swartz (RIP) and Edward Snowden (at least I do), but I doubt we're in the majority.
When Larpenter was asked whether there is a conflict in him investigating an alleged crime involving himself, he replied, "If you're gonna lie about me and make it under a fictitious name, I'm gonna come after you."
This isn't even science. Software automates application of theories.
For example, ballistics software takes theories of ballistic trajectories and wind resistance, factors in information like projectile details and wind velocity, and predicts a landing spot.
You could achieve the same thing on paper, but it's less reliable over time and much slower. That being said, it's reproducible.
This software automates what science, exactly? Computers can only do what we can tell them to do (Skynet notwithstanding) so what amazing algorithmics did some podunk company from nowhere come up with to solve problems that have stymied some of the best funded organizations on the planet? (e.g US defense dept)
Indeed. One would even say that taking the comment to mean they would actually use random numbers is skirting the actual issues the comment discusses, almost as if "Whatever" were being a dickhead to obscure the weakness of his point... hmmm.....
We don't want to break anyone's encryption or set a master key loose on the land. I hope thoughtful people will take the time to understand that, despite the fact that what we are asking for will set loose a master key upon the land. It's like they say, it's the thought that counts.