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Postby Jabberwocky » Thu Feb 14, 2002 6:03 am

First off he seems to have this obsession with homosexuals.

We can then bet his age group-

Late 40's, retired from military, used to levelling homosexuality charges to eject his fellow members from the armed services. Unlikley.

Unknown age, had his father/mother/brother/lover murdered by a gay man. Likewise unlikley

Age 14, in middle/high school. Thinks homosexuality is unnatural disgusting and ammoral, just like his right-wing Baptist parents. Rabid fear of anything different. Probable.

Has grown up on bad hacking movies. Probably read part of Steven Levy's "Hackers" or a work on domestic terrorism from which he got the "Hacker Ethic". Is probably a believer in the communist system.

He likes to point out that others are "gay ass homosexuals" for spending time on a message board when he has regsitered at least two accounts on these boards for the express purpose of antagonizing its members.

He probably dosent have a girlfriend. Hell, he probably dosent know a girl. They probably slide from view. The most contact with the femme part of the human race is his mother assuing him he's "special".

Probably wasnt disciplined as a child. Is probably fairly intelligent but lacking in motivation or maturity. I give him 6-8 months before his libido matures, he forgets computers for a few weeks and pursues anything with two legs and two breasts with a passion unmatched.

(I'll pay someone to videotape that part of his life. Really)

His fascination for warez probably stems from the naieve and pointless view that all software should be free. This is a message to him:

When the Hacker Ethic came around, programs were, at the most, several hunded bytes to a few kilobytes in size.

Programs are now several MEGABYTES in size, and infintitley more complicated. Programs can now be viewed as works of art by the programmers, creative expressions that accomplish a useful goal. Even beutiful. Artists deserve compensation so they can continue making works of art.

Continued observations-

He probably thinks his social status is being elevated in some circles by denying "the man" his dues. True, however most of these people hang out in IRC channels named things like "k1dd13" and their leader is a 300 pound 17 year old low life living in Karachi, Pakistan, pulling exploits on SPARC servers for DDoS attacks.

Hmmm... thats all I feel like doing at the moment.
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Postby ROBOJesus » Thu Feb 14, 2002 7:57 am

Heh that seems fairly accurate. One thing though: that's more of a "script kiddy" bio than a real hacker. Or from what I read when I looked up the definiton of a script kiddy.
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Postby Icepick » Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:30 pm

That seems to be very similar to the conclusions i had drawn about him. We cant both be wrong :)
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Postby Neon Ultra » Tue Feb 26, 2002 7:54 pm

1 thing:

Most programs nowadays (especially games), are not several megabytes is size. They're HUNDREDS of MEGABYTES in size. Some are even several+ gigabytes.
Get with the times! ;)
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Postby Adriac » Tue Feb 26, 2002 9:02 pm

But that does of course include graphics and music, which aren't *exactly* parts of the program.
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Postby TheYak » Tue Feb 26, 2002 9:28 pm

I read somewhere that Half-Life's dlls and exes are only 14MB.  The rest of the 600+MB install is maps, textures, graphics, sounds, etc.

I don't have it installed (didn't play it at the last lan party I went to ;)) so I can't personally verify this, but it sounds reasonable.
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Postby PsychoBob » Tue Feb 26, 2002 9:54 pm

My copy of The Sims takes up 2 gig, and has it's own partition...

It used to be for games, but then The Sims overtook it all.. gigs of addons... I hate maxis...
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Postby Icepick » Tue Feb 26, 2002 9:56 pm

So uninstall the game, its crap anyway. ;)
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Postby PsychoBob » Tue Feb 26, 2002 10:05 pm

I did uninstall the game... anyway... I have a shirt for the kid we're talking about (fogot his name, sorry)

Go to this url:

http://www.engrish.com/images/Hate.jpg


www.engrish.com IS THE BEST!!!!
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Postby Neon Ultra » Fri Mar 01, 2002 6:46 pm

Jabberwocky, you're probably right about Hacker***** but the reasons are not right. I know this because I am nearly 14 and know (sort of) how people's minds work at this age. The reason he has this obsession with degrading homosexuals is because of three reasons:
1. All his mates do it.
2. He can't think of many other ways to insult people.
3. It's built into his vocabulary so he does it without thinking.

I know a lot of people his age who have no problem with homosexuality or gays but they still use the word "gay" as an insult, for lack of anything else.

I try not to use it as often as I can, instead I call people things which are not in the slightest bit insulting, instead sound funny so people will think I'm having a bit of a joke (like my new insult: you dingbat!).

(Edited by Neon Ultra at 4:47 am on Mar. 1, 2002)
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