Metrics System

Whenever Lunghu writes a blog post that makes some wildly off-the-wall claim about the nefarious activities of the usual suspects, he doesn’t always know just exactly how close to the mark he might be.  After all, sometimes his posts are only wild speculation, while at other times they’re based on fairly well-informed judgment.  However, Lunghu has identified a relatively reliable method for measuring the accuracy of his ‘outlandish’ claims:  the volume of späm comments that controversial posts generate in the first 48 hours of their shelflife.

The equation is a simple one —the greater the number of späm comments a particular post attracts, the greater the likelihood that it has revealed an uncomfortable truth and thus pissed somebody off.   If that somebody is a zealous, humorless, fully indoctrinated cog in the cyberwar machine, chances are good that he’ll fire off a volley of cluster-späm to express his displeasure at the license that liberty of speech can sometimes entail.

By this measure, Lunghu’s recent post about the San Diego fireworks fiasco is the all-time champeen späm-magnet on Waking the Dragon.  Yea verily, many a true word is spoken in jest.


Just goes to show that in the absence of anything better, this spämmeter system of MASINT is good enough for government work (as the old saying goes).


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