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  1. http://www.jayssite.com/stuff/childhacker/childhacker.html

    Please read it. I found so may thing I believe to be lies within it.

    Comment on them.

    Fore example: O.o I buy AMD therefore I'm a hacker. First AMD is not third world I have a friends who works for them here in Austin TX. Though I know some products they make are made in Malaysia.

    I've read Geeks by Jon Katz. This book is not about hacking. It is about two people who are geeks and have social issues. And how they improved there life!

    And about there comments on Unix bases OS. Hackers when refering to open source would not mean a computer hacker. In fact hacker is in corret for that title. It should be "Cracker".

    How does moving away from AOL cause people to be a hacker?
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    This looks like 90% tripe to me. The only valid theme in here is the point about keeping an eye on young people using the internet - but this is true for all sorts of reasons, not just this muddled article which starts on hacking and wanders off subject to make ill-founded accusations about totally bona fide organisations. There is probably a hidden agenda here, but I cannot be bothered to look for it.
    (Tripe - ancient food from the North of England made from cows guts: vernacular for rubbish)
     
  3. CodePhoeniX

    CodePhoeniX TS Rookie Posts: 36

    wow, this made me laugh


    thx4teh laugh
     
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Does anyone actually check their sources around here?

    So many people posting crap they read from some dodgy website, and believing that its true. I swear, one day I'm gonna start a website, and tell everyone that bigger LCD monitors increase their chance of getting testicular cancer, and everyone should use 17" monitors....

    That site is written by a 19 year old. Lets just assume it wasn't. You'd think any parent who had enough skills to program that website would believe half that crap?

    Lets say you noticed that he actually got that article elsewhere.

    Did anyone bother to check what other kinds of articles were on? "How to deal with communism in the workplace". Enough said.


    Statistics should be a compulsory subject in high school. Heck, make the book "How to lie with statistics" a compulsory read. Do something. The world's getting dumber and dumber with all this information available in an instant. Don't anyone know that 82% of statistics quoted are made up on the spot?
     
  5. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Nice find, beef.

    Made me laugh and I'm guessing that it's most likely meant as just a joke, if not, then someone is really, um, misinformed?
     
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    The problem with giving this sort of thing space is that it eventually gets seen by the media. Suddenly it is in the Daily Mail (UK middle England panic striking rag) and is fact. Then the government get on the bandwagon and there is a health and safety edict out telling us not to use laser printers because they fry your scrotum (ladies - you are safe with this).
    Dear God, where will it all end? Will he answer an atheist? Does He use AOL?
     
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    To give you credit, you actually doubted the validity of the article.

    Good on ya.
     
  8. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    ".... which was written by Microsoft for the US government."

    As if the U.S government would use a Microsoft OS. ;)
     
  9. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    As if..
    BlameCanada - please could you look west-ish and wave at Victoria, at the same time shouting 'Hello Uncle Jim & Auntie Teresa' They'll know it was from me. Ta
     
  10. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 822

    Oh watch this on youtube! http://youtube.com/watch?v=nkLtXfsPqVQ

    EDIT: The sad thing is that one of my friends believes this and no matter what I've done he still believes it. Actually if this was correct I would be considered a hacker. Although I don't mind that title.
     
  11. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I've seen this before. It seems kinda like an april fools day joke in a way. Kinda funny though, since it's all wrong, but written as if it's fact.

    This reminds me of when I heard that a geek is a person who bites live chickens heads off, but that actually seems to be true, how strange.
     
  12. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    That better be a joke.

    On another note... that site made me laugh! Hell, it made my mom laugh, and she's always going on about how I'm on the computer too much.

    I especially loved the part about the AMD CPUs and about "Lunix" being an illegal hacker operating system ;)
     
  13. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Ref the youtube - what did I say in my post (#6) about the media getting hold of it?
    'nuff said, its fact now, and parents all over the place will be checking for the 10 critical pointers.
     
  14. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Hacking with Comet Cusor? WTF!! LOL

    My 5 year old must be a haxor because his computer has an AMD processor and he has been spending more time on it lately. Oh wait, he plays Spongebob for 30 minutes and the comp has no net access. He must still be a haxor!

    By the tone of the youtube video I'm pretty sure they were making fun of the website.
     
  15. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    Those parts made me seriously :haha: :haha:!!!

    @ whole thing: major :haha:

    Time to whip out my Bonzi Buddy and Flash so I can h4x0r the interw3bs!
     
  16. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,980   +11

    This says it all.
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    LMFAO it's a joke people! I read the same article on some site a while back and it was archived under their 'Internet Idiocy' section. 'nuff said. ;)
     
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,687   +1,877

    By the accepted definition of "geek" it doesn't seem necessary to say "geeks that have social issues".
    A "geek" is already someone with social issues.

    Now, "there" is an adverb! It sort of tells a verb where to go. THEIR, is the possessive pronoun that I think you were looking for.
     
  19. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    I think thats err interesting...
     
  20. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Posts: 119

    Overprotective.
     
  21. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    same, but it's been like 4 or 5 years or something.

    with regards to point 1, i suggested changing isp's once because we could get a better package for less money. we're not on AOL but i would never go there, everyone i know who has it has had a bad experience

    why would asking for a faster processor or a decent graphics card make you a hacker?

    "AMD chips are never sold in stores" AMD cpu's are on display in my local Maplin store, which is a hacker's favourite chain of superstores, of course ;)

    i seriously can't believe this article and the amd part made my jaw drop haha

    oh, and the "lunix" bit is also unbelievable, i really wanna know if this article is serious or not :D

    me and my cousin call ourselves hackers but we don't really mean it, we're just totally 1337 ;) plus i bought this haxX0r shirt :D

    what're people's opinions on this blanket as well, i really wanna buy it haha
     
  22. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 822

    Once more the truly sad part is that I was trying to get my friend to replace his dead computer. I told him, since he only had about $450 to just go with AMD. But he refused! He believes that article so much, pathetic.
     
  23. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    that really is crazy. you need to go to a local pc shop and look for amd processors and prove that part wrong.

    also, how would amd be able to own ati and have a flashy website if they were a "third-world based company" :confused:
     
  24. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    "Against stupidity the gods themselves do strive in vain"
    Shakespeare or some other smary bloke with a pen.
     

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