So far I've had some ok results along the lines of "91.7% of vendors who sold speed and MDMA also sold ecstasy" http://ryancompton.net/2015/03/24/darknet-market-basket-anal... I am working on extending this to markets besides evolution now.
> While 'ecstasy' is the popular name for MDMA, the functional definition of ecstasy is any pill represented as MDMA on the street. Ecstasy pills are notoriously unreliable in content, more so than most other street drugs, and commonly contain either caffeine, ephedrine, amphetamines, MDA, MDE, DXM, or--in rare cases--DOB, and don't necessarily contain MDMA or any psychoactive.
If I understand correctly, this means that vendors were significantly more likely to mention 'Ecstasy' in a product name (or description) if they claimed to be selling 'MDMA' than they were to mention 'MDMA' in a product name/description if they claimed to be selling 'Ecstasy', reinforcing the point that you have just made.
The only precise name is MDMA. In my opinion the name users give to what they're ingesting is inconsequential. Most users have no idea what MDMA means anyway, nor would they know how to chemically identify if what they bought might contain MDMA.
The only precise name is MDMA.
...nor would they know how to chemically identify if what they
bought might contain MDMA.
Organizations such as Dance Safe have existed for decades (in the U.S. at least) to let people test their drugs to make sure they're ingesting what they intend to ingest.
The UK term is "Mandy" "mud" or MD.
Ecstacy (which I have never ever heard used) refers to what should be MDMA in pill form along with some binders and is usually referred to in the UK as "pills" or "Es". I believe the US prefers the terms "rolls"
>the heroin in the Netherlands that was being sold as cocaine, and which lead to several deaths.
How on earth can you buy coke and get heroin? No one buys coke and then rakes up a monster line, everyone does a dab test (lick finger, stick it in the powder and taste it)
Heroin tastes nothing like coke. Heroin sells for more so why mix it in?
Most are actually receptive and dispite public assumptions,
do care about their long term health and what they put in their body.
I don't personally have a problem with MDMA and I would try it if I could be assured it was pure, with regulated dosage. Purifying street bought drugs and carefully measuring dosages is surprisingly easy and doesn't require a lot of money (FWIW, I'm a chemist).
The absurdity of the situation, in my opinion, is that people are willing to blindingly trust some random (or even a well-known) pusher because the consequences of making due diligence are harsher, in their minds. What I mean is that it's much easier and on average much less dangerous to just ingest a pill than to make due diligence and possibly get caught, sent to prison, etc.
As far as CP goes, there should be essentially zero CP anywhere in the archive. DNM users almost universally loathe CP, and no market has ever dared to permit sales. (You may find this funny: CP is so taboo, on the DNMs like elsewhere, that it's been used in at least one attack - SR2's DoctorClu/Brian Farrell infamously attacked a rival market's forum by posting CP to it.)
These users are willing to do so many other illegal things, but the thought of being known as a pedophile or supporting pedophilia in any way, is completely abhorrent to them? Interesting datapoint.
I'm pretty sure the distinction is that voluntary transactions have no victims, and DNM folks care more about morality and ethics than legalities.
This probably has a lot to do with why the War on Drugs has been such a failure and why legalizing does not seem to unleash crime waves.
Not even that complicated, pretty much summed up by "no women no children"
I think you will find, that apart from the paedophiles themselves, they are universally loathed. Probably more so by criminals.
The last place a paedophile wants to be is locked up in prison.
Actually, this is an interesting topic. Poisoning a dataset. CP would work for private security investigators, and to poison against government investigators you could use leaked classified secrets.
Could you work around this by operating on the files on VPS you don't own, streaming a very low-res ('Basilisk'-proof - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLIT_(short_story) ) remote desktop image.
It's an interesting issue, and a way investigators may be attacked, but it's their responsibility alone. There exists data. This is that data. The data may bite. Touch the data at your own risk.
Author: thank you so much for taking the time to document this.
"The actual date for the end of the world is July 5, 1998. ☯92NOV"
It is interesting how many were accurate or onto something. I just didn't expect it.
edit: Found this gem after wasting more time that I cared to.
"I think the future of personal communications holds great things in store for us, but privacy won't be one those things. ☯94AUG"
Love the "See also:"
Heaven's Gate, a real-life cult with a similar concept of "X-Day"
If someone's feeling bored, you're welcome to put the entire archive on a web server for us to look at......
Or maybe I'll just do it.
Have you considered automating this?