Why has Nando4 (nando4eva@ymail.com) been banned at TechInferno forum?

Contents

Intro – why was nando4 banned by Brian?
IP Theft: TI sidesteps DMCA takedown by moving from US_>Seychelles (East Africa) -> Netherlands
TI membership refunds due to misrepresentation
Classic bait-and-switch
Finalising the TI chapter – thank you


Intro – why was nando4 banned by Brian?

Seemingly because I did not accept a demand to sell my DIY eGPU Setup 1.30 software via the TI marketplace download for a 20% fee, instead preferring personalize email delivery. I was invited to do such sales in 2012 when moving from NBR.  The relationship seemingly engineered to fail after that.


IP Theft: TI sidesteps DMCA takedown by moving from US to Seychelles (East Africa)

On Nov-23, TI’s then US host Linode was served a DMCA to remove 2952 nando4 posts from TI as there was a significant breach of 2012-13 operating arrangements and I wished to serve the content elsewhere.

Instead of complying, TI moved from the US to *lawless* Seychelles on 26th of November, Seychelles is an island off East Africa. The IP history results for techinferno.com showing the relocation. Then on Dec-12-2016 moved to Abelohost-NL, the #1 choice to avoid takedown:

IP Address Location IP Address Owner Last seen on this IP
185.145.130.18 Netherlands Abelohost B.V. 2016-12-15
89.248.173.120 Seychelles QUASI 2016-12-11
185.145.130.18 Netherlands Abelohost B.V. 2016-11-25
45.33.36.16 Fremont – United States Linode 2016-11-23
192.241.161.38 New York – United States Digital Ocean, Inc. 2015-12-18
198.199.86.113 New York – United States Digital Ocean, Inc. 2015-12-11
50.17.240.163 Ashburn – United States Amazon.com, Inc. 2015-08-07

TI membership refunds due to misrepresentation

You may now choose to discontinue your TI US$6-200 membership pictured below due to significant underlying changes to how TI operate after Nov-22-2016 for which you were not notified about, eg:

  • summary banning significant contributors of eGPU content, making then unavailable to answer questions for ridiculous reasons (nando4->Tech Inferno fan, goalque->euqlaog– creator of automate-eGPU.sh)
  • TI advertising their TOS section 21 “governing laws” – created in accordance “to the laws of the Netherlands and US” yet are functioning from Netherlands. On Nov-22-2016 their TOS was advertising ” laws of Stanislaus County, California, USA”
  • using stolen ‘nando4’ IP, subject to DMCA-US and NTD-NL takedown, monetized against ad revenue (Nov 24th) and membership sales (see below) . Paypal’s service cannot be used for unlawful activities including use of stolen IP by presenting it as a fictional user creation.  See list of content at h_t_t_p://nando4.5gbfree.com/TI-monetized-IP-theft-14-Dec-2016.pdf
  • you wish your funds to support those who created the content (nando4, goalque) or even donate to a charity rather than supporting the TI Founder’s (Brian – Brian Khan-US, aka 5150 Joker,  Stamastix – Stamatis Cheirdaris -Greece, Michael – Michael Shvartsman-Brazil) who have gone to extraordinary lengths to maximize their financial gain without consultation of the DIY eGPU community. It is unfortunate that these TI Founders have acted deceptively to secure intellectual property which they are now monetizing. Weasel words shall we say.


Classic bait-and-switch

TI is running. Why? TI is now operating unlawfully, by Western laws having acquired content and reputation under US laws and redistributing out of lawless Seychelles/Netherlands, offering them legal immunity from EU/DMCA takedown. TI has repackaged and monetized 2012-2016 nando4 content  deriving profit from TI membership sales and/or Google Ads revenue.

Finalising the TI chapter – thank you

Unpleasant reading above. On a positive note, the 1146 TI gratitude points you gave whilst in service to the DIY eGPU community is now deleted, but was endearing and not forgotten. Cheers to you mavericks that believed we could, would and ultimately did make a huge difference investigating, developing, sharing and enjoying our eGPUs. I feel blessed having been involved with a global and enthusiastic team. Thank you 🙂