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Old 12-24-2007, 08:28 AM   #1
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I found this *old* and *very humorous* article


Title of article: Is your Son a Computer Hacker


http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html




Here are two parts of the article:
3. Has your child asked for new hardware?

Computer hackers are often limited by conventional computer hardware. They may request "faster" video cards, and larger hard drives, or even more memory. If your son starts requesting these devices, it is possible that he has a legitimate need. You can best ensure that you are buying legal, trustworthy hardware by only buying replacement parts from your computer's manufacturer.

If your son has requested a new "processor" from a company called "AMD", this is genuine cause for alarm. AMD is a third-world based company who make inferior, "knock-off" copies of American processor chips. They use child labor extensively in their third world sweatshops, and they deliberately disable the security features that American processor makers, such as Intel, use to prevent hacking. AMD chips are never sold in stores, and you will most likely be told that you have to order them from internet sites. Do not buy this chip! This is one request that you must refuse your son, if you are to have any hope of raising him well.

8. Is your son obsessed with "Lunix"?

BSD, Lunix, Debian and Mandrake are all versions of an illegal hacker operation system, invented by a Soviet computer hacker named Linyos Torovoltos, before the Russians lost the Cold War. It is based on a program called "xenix", which was written by Microsoft for the US government. These programs are used by hackers to break into other people's computer systems to steal credit card numbers. They may also be used to break into people's stereos to steal their music, using the "mp3" program. Torovoltos is a notorious hacker, responsible for writing many hacker programs, such as "telnet", which is used by hackers to connect to machines on the internet without using a telephone.

Your son may try to install "lunix" on your hard drive. If he is careful, you may not notice its presence, however, lunix is a capricious beast, and if handled incorrectly, your son may damage your computer, and even break it completely by deleting Windows, at which point you will have to have your computer repaired by a professional.

If you see the word "LILO" during your windows startup (just after you turn the machine on), your son has installed lunix. In order to get rid of it, you will have to send your computer back to the manufacturer, and have them fit a new hard drive. Lunix is extremely dangerous software, and cannot be removed without destroying part of your hard disk surface.

Is it just me, or is this author a bit clueless
 
Old 12-24-2007, 09:13 AM   #2
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I can't decide if this site is some kind of *spoof* site or not. Read their mission statement with it's inclusion and exclusion of the same target audience, LOL.
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Adequacy.org is frankly unlikely to become a part of the Open Source Developers Network any time soon.
Phew!

A good find mohtech, I've bookmarked it to read when I need cheering up

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 12-24-2007 at 09:19 AM.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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Wink

I'd say it deserves a good ...
 
Old 12-24-2007, 05:28 PM   #4
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yeah quite old now but entertaining still
 
Old 12-24-2007, 06:02 PM   #5
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It's funny every time it's posted.

(For the unsure. Yes, it is a spoof.)
 
Old 12-24-2007, 10:00 PM   #6
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I remember there was a list of 100 things that could determine your kid as a hacker or something. I think one said that he had to use linux or something XD.
 
  


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