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Sean 'Vile Rat' Smith Fundraiser Campaign Reaches $100,000 44

First time accepted submitter jansaell writes "When Sean 'Vile Rat' Smith was killed in the attack on U.S. Consulate in Libya, the EVE Online MMO and Something Awful communities banded together to help the family of a fellow gamer. A fundraiser for Sean Smith's family has now passed $100,000."
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Sean 'Vile Rat' Smith Fundraiser Campaign Reaches $100,000

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  • more info (Score:5, Informative)

    by alphatel ( 1450715 ) * on Wednesday September 26, 2012 @04:17PM (#41468677)
    Who was Vile Rat []
    • Re:more info (Score:4, Interesting)

      by MacGyver2210 ( 1053110 ) on Wednesday September 26, 2012 @05:06PM (#41469433)

      I flew with him several times, over many years, both with and against him. He was a good guy, even when he was the bad guy.

      May his soul be free to visit every corner of space for real.

  • I hope that the tax man has the decency to leave this alone - not remove some percentage of it.

    • Re:Tax man (Score:5, Informative)

      by i kan reed ( 749298 ) on Wednesday September 26, 2012 @04:31PM (#41468919) Homepage Journal

      Lifetime limit before gift tax starts taking effect in the United States is $5,100,000. It won't apply here.

    • Why, is that what would normally happen? If so, why shouldn't it happen in this particular case (as opposed to all the other cases)? If not - why bring it up?
    • Well, I assume they will, unless they have good corp/faction standings at their local station.

  • by crazyjj ( 2598719 ) * on Wednesday September 26, 2012 @04:29PM (#41468887)

    Just checking. And hoping no one scams it away in some corp. coup or something.

  • by PPH ( 736903 ) on Wednesday September 26, 2012 @04:44PM (#41469113)

    ...could a person with the moniker 'Vile Rat' be assigned to a foreign diplomatic post.

    What a country!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Despite the bad rep we get as a bunch of back-stabbing, stealing, plotting, conniving evil subhumans, us EVE players look after our own.

    Best community is best.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    ...playing a video game in a dark, grimy room.

  • This is why I love the internet and gaming/nerd community. They can be goofy and downright terrible, but when something like this happens they get serious and get things done. This is why I'm proud to be a geek.

"This is lemma 1.1. We start a new chapter so the numbers all go back to one." -- Prof. Seager, C&O 351