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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2014, 03:41:09 pm »
Why do you even need a better gfx card for hacking? You only need a good internet connection.
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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2014, 03:45:39 pm »
Depends what you are hacking though. Better get a good GPU if you want to do crazy fast calculations and participate in this [email protected] hackerfest thing.

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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2014, 03:47:23 pm »
Not she but he. He says he is a father several times in the article. Also it's supposed to be trollish. ;)

Actually not sure. I think this person might have been serious at the time, and incredibly ignorant too. That's what makes it funny.

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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2014, 03:50:10 pm »
Yeah remember that this dates back to 2001. Internet users these days are more informed and less ignorant.
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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2014, 06:16:55 pm »
Maybe then. But there are elements that show it's not entirely serious, like the way half of it is true (LILO is GrUB's ancestor, AMD makes weaker but cheaper CPUs, ...) and the rest is totally wrong (Linus's name for example). Unless it was really that bad back then. O.O

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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2014, 12:43:53 am »
Yeah remember that this dates back to 2001. Internet users these days are more informed and less ignorant.
in 1999 or so, over here I think there was a wave of murders involving a women meeting some guy she met IRL after meeting him via chatrooms. In one case, they found the women body completely dismantled. When this and the many occurences of credit card fraud became mainstream a lot of people sweared that they would never let Internet get into their home, even if their kids wanted to pay the entire bill. People were just too scared of it. However, once they use it properly they realize it's not that bad and can be very useful. Same for programming, I guess.


I also noticed the same thing about calcs lol. Back in 1999-2005 we didn't have TI-BD nor WikiTI, so the typical calculator user was sometimes pretty ignorant about the true capabilities of the calc. This resulted in some akward answers to people's questions and misleading info, especially LCD-related stuff. Even some hardcore ASM coders thought that a GB emulator would just be plain impossible. There were also some strange projects and achievements too that resulted from this.

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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2014, 03:44:17 am »
Hell, even teachers nowadays don't even know 1% of what a calc can do. Except for our (calc site members) teachers. :P

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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2014, 10:09:50 pm »
Over here people who are technology illiterate are still very common and companies that are owned by very old people tend to not have a Twitter or Facebook still. My local shopping mall have both, but sometimes they don't tweet anything nor update their wall for months (although their facebook has been updated more often in recent months, but their last tweet dates back in 2012). Of course, some people just can't stand computers, though.
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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2014, 12:13:22 am »
There's a Wikipedia artice about Adequacy.org; the site was started by some Slashdot trolls. I just read through a fair bit of their stuff and some of it's golden (like this article). This article was one of the few things on the internet to truly make me laugh out loud. :D
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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2014, 05:21:42 am »
Oh, so it is satire after all :P

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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2014, 03:15:20 pm »
I'm pretty sure their troll level is at least over 9000, if not higher. They're good. :D
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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2014, 01:06:29 pm »
Indeed. I'd even say they're over 90000. :P

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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2014, 07:47:05 pm »
There's a Wikipedia artice about Adequacy.org; the site was started by some Slashdot trolls. I just read through a fair bit of their stuff and some of it's golden (like this article). This article was one of the few things on the internet to truly make me laugh out loud. :D

Actually that article is a satire of what the website was about: Serious discussions on the world's most important matters. People who say this is satire don't know what satire is about.
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Re: Is your son a computer hacker?
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2014, 12:18:07 am »
There's a Wikipedia artice about Adequacy.org; the site was started by some Slashdot trolls. I just read through a fair bit of their stuff and some of it's golden (like this article). This article was one of the few things on the internet to truly make me laugh out loud. :D

Actually that article is a satire of what the website was about: Serious discussions on the world's most important matters. People who say this is satire don't know what satire is about.


Given that the website is filled with articles like these, I'm pretty sure the entire site is satire. :P

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