Hehe, In APK's world, one can fail at something one didn't do.
I don't care whether APK is "right" about his hosts file thing, I just know for a fact that he's a flooder/spammer, and that's what's totally wrong about him. He just makes reading Slashdot at a low comment threshold much worse for people who aren't interested in his project or product. (And for those who are - I guess, one or two posts under an on-topic article is quite enough for them, too.)
OTOH, he seems to normally use subject line, so that's probably one way to spot and avoid his spam when reading at a higher threshold.