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imT
May 10th, 2008, 07:59 PM
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.



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.
:lolflag:

inportb
May 10th, 2008, 08:13 PM
LOL!

I love the comments too.

athistle
May 11th, 2008, 04:12 PM
My son is 11, and I installed linux on his computer!

dnns123
May 11th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Author:
T Reginald Gibbons
Topic:
Internet Idiocy
Posted:
Dec 02, 2001
Comments:
5913

Why dont you guys read the info?
This is made to be funny... a joke

Although he really sounds serious :lolflag:

Cyberponcho
May 11th, 2008, 05:56 PM
My son is 11, and I installed linux on his computer!

Blasphemy!!!!!!!!:lolflag:

josephellengar
September 10th, 2008, 01:20 AM
I put this thread in this forum because I think it is better for a laugh than anything else:

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

Three parts I like:
1. Don't let your son get obsessed with Lunix[sic]
2. The electromagnetic radiation from a computer can fry your brain
3. Programming with perl is a hacker book

LOL!

Butthead
September 10th, 2008, 01:42 AM
Obviously meant as a joke. No one can be that stupid, right? 8-[

Bios Element
September 10th, 2008, 01:43 AM
Yes, People can be that stupid no doubt. but hey, All the more fun. :popcorn:

Oh yeah, and check this out. http://www.adequacy.org/public/stories/2001.10.10.18186.236.html

secondstage
January 1st, 2009, 04:26 AM
I stumbled upon this myself, and was going to make a new tread, but as far as I can see, someone has already found the lamest thing ever. I am sorry for this father if he was being serious.

Dr Small
January 1st, 2009, 04:28 AM
Everyone has read this. I'm sure it's been posted here before.

Redrazor39
January 1st, 2009, 05:14 AM
I always thought this was hilarious :D

juanmoreno92
January 1st, 2009, 05:29 AM
"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. "

LMAO!!! That line takes the cake.

cmat
January 1st, 2009, 06:57 AM
This is older than the Internet. Absolutely hilarious though, sounds like your typical Microsoft acolyte.

jason.b.c
January 1st, 2009, 07:07 AM
Yes, People can be that stupid no doubt. but hey, All the more fun. :popcorn:

Oh yeah, and check this out. http://www.adequacy.org/public/stories/2001.10.10.18186.236.html

yes i agree people (if not all - you know who you are) CAN be that stupid....



remember - 90% of this worlds population is stupid...

jflaker
January 1st, 2009, 07:14 AM
Well written satire

Grant A.
January 1st, 2009, 07:15 AM
yes i agree people (if not all - you know who you are) CAN be that stupid....



remember - 90% of this worlds population is stupid...

99.999999999%

If you are familiar with recent mathematical discoveries, you will get what I am implying. ;)

1. This man obviously is [sic] in the head.
2. Looks like he knows from personal experience.
3. Well no s*** sherlock!

sharathpaps
January 1st, 2009, 07:26 AM
it is no doubt incredibly stupid and meant to provoke...Anyone who has some idea about computer would barf at all that ********...

But the sad truth is...that there are people out there who will actually believe all the crap written & in turn make life hell for children using computers..Its a sick sick world :-(

koffeinöverdos
January 1st, 2009, 08:53 AM
Well written satireAre you sure? People really are capable of being this stupid. Reading that was actually more disturbing than funny since quite a lot of people would read that and accept it as fact because the intarnet sez it.

jespdj
January 1st, 2009, 11:58 AM
Ofcourse this is fake, man. And this is not the first time someone posts about a story like this.

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.

Swagman
January 1st, 2009, 12:24 PM
Brilliantly funny.

powell
January 2nd, 2009, 07:18 AM
Are you sure? People really are capable of being this stupid. Reading that was actually more disturbing than funny since quite a lot of people would read that and accept it as fact because the intarnet sez it.

I actually know some people like this

MikeTheC
January 2nd, 2009, 08:39 AM
Great stuff, folks. It's a hard call saying that 99.99999999...% of the world's population is stupid. My take is many of them are "stupid" and the rest are simply uneducatedly ignorant. Whether that's willful or unintended ignorance, however, can be debated. :)

(If you get what I'm implying.)

EDIT: I am officially not mentioning my signature, which appears below this line.

bufsabre666
January 2nd, 2009, 10:01 AM
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

the government hacks into our computers and takes our credit card numbers?

mihai007
January 2nd, 2009, 10:10 AM
the government hacks into our computers and takes our credit card numbers?

Now that's a good point!

0per4t0r
June 1st, 2009, 10:38 PM
A completely stupid article I found on another forum.
http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html

I don't know if it's a joke or not, but if it's for real, :lolflag:

CharmyBee
June 2nd, 2009, 01:05 AM
yeah it's an old stealth parody, a ton still fall for it especially the youth who think whoever wrote this should be dealt with horribly.

dragos240
June 2nd, 2009, 01:18 AM
They spelled linux wrong. They spelled it Lunix.....

C!oud
June 2nd, 2009, 01:20 AM
Notice the topic for the article...


They spelled linux wrong. They spelled it Lunix.....

:roll:

Tipped OuT
June 2nd, 2009, 01:23 AM
You guys should read some of the comments, it's pretty hilarious. :popcorn:

I hope no actual parents believe this hunk of load.

dragos240
June 2nd, 2009, 01:28 AM
This guy has got it all right:

http://www.adequacy.org/images/10x10trans.gif 1. Changeing ISP's Most Kids and informed adults want faster connection @home provides broadband which is faster access - That's All

2. The Software you didn't reconise "Comet Cursor", "Bonzi Buddy" and "Flash". These Are Comet Cusor - Is a cusor modification tool - Not hacking, Bonzai Buddy Is a Desktop Freind, and Flash is a Web authoring/presentation tool None of these have to do with hacking.

3. Asking for new hardware is common place. He probably just wants better graphics for games.

4. None of thoes Books are hacking manuals. Trust Me

5. He could be playing games. Or surfing the Web i pesonally spend about 16 -20 hours a day in front of a computer without breaking any laws

6. QUAKE - It's a Game that can be played On-line completely usless -Infact AIM/ICQ is more of a hacking meeting place.

7. It's called being a teenager

8. It's Linux Not "Lunix"
8.1 It's based on a commersial O/S used by MOST LARGE CORPERATIONS call "UNIX"
8.2 Linux is easy to remove off HD partitions with out taking the machine back to the vendors
8.3 It's A commercial O/S and using it could give him a Boost in the future job market
8.4 Lilo - It's a bootloader and can be by passed easily using a boot disk you don't need LILO to boot linux

9. That's Techno Rave that's more to do with drugs than hacking.

10. The reason that your son could be struggling could be any number of reasons A. Dyslexia| B. Not doing home work| C. Being Dim
Any of these explain it better that radition because by your standards most hackers would be idiots. They are quite the opposite and Exetreemly clever and intelligent many of them being extreemly good at maths, cryptograpy.

ANYONE WHO FOLLOWS THIS MAN'S ADVICE IS GOING TO ALIENATE THEIR SON AND FAMILY. AND RUIN ANY CHANCE THEIR SON/DAUGHTER HAS IN THE IT INDUSTRIE.

THIS KIND OF PROPERGANDA IS DANGROUS AND SHOULD BE IGNORED AND SCRAPPED

drawkcab
June 2nd, 2009, 01:29 AM
this is a lol

DBrocks
June 2nd, 2009, 01:30 AM
This guy has got it all right:

Lol. Well the entire article is a joke. I read it, and all of my computer techie friends get a kick out of it.

schauerlich
June 2nd, 2009, 01:31 AM
Who DOESN'T know that's a fake? lrn2internet.

cmay
June 2nd, 2009, 01:38 AM
8. Is your son obsessed with "Lunix"?
BSD (http://www.bsd.org/), Lunix (http://www.lunix.com/), Debian (http://www.debian.org/) and Mandrake (http://www.mandrake.com/) are all versions of an illegal hacker operation system (http://www.lunix.com/), invented by a Soviet computer hacker (http://www.goldeneye.com/julian/boris.html) named Linyos Torovoltos, before the Russians lost the Cold War. It is based on a program called "xenix (http://www.xenix.org/)", which was written by Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/) for the US government (http://www.usflag.org/). 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 (http://www.att.net/).
Your son may try to install "lunix (http://www.lunix.com/)" on your hard drive. If he is careful, you may not notice its presence, however, lunix (http://www.lunix.com/) 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 (http://www.adequacy.org/users/70/index.html).
If you see the word "LILO" during your windows startup (just after you turn the machine on), your son has installed lunix (http://www.lunix.com/). 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 (http://www.lunix.com/) is extr
this is funny. :)

sisco311
June 2nd, 2009, 01:41 AM
A completely stupid article I found on another forum.
http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html

I don't know if it's a joke or not, but if it's for real, :lolflag:

:lolflag:

btw, contrary to the popular believe that xenix is the son of xerox and unix the truth is that xenix's real father is minix and not unix.

/i'm tired

Tipped OuT
June 2nd, 2009, 01:48 AM
this is funny. :)

It's really stupid how the author mentions "Debian" as a completely differn't OS, when it's in fact "Lunix". ](*,)

It's like saying: Mac, Windows, and Vista are terrible OS's. :lolflag:

dragos240
June 2nd, 2009, 01:58 AM
It's really stupid how the author mentions "Debian" as a completely differn't OS, when it's in fact "Lunix". ](*,)

It's like saying: Mac, Windows, and Vista are terrible OS's. :lolflag:

Not to mention mandrake too.

-grubby
June 2nd, 2009, 02:03 AM
Who DOESN'T know that's a fake? lrn2internet.

^^ For those of you that haven't caught on yet.

nmccrina
June 2nd, 2009, 02:06 AM
This is funny, but also sad because I'm sure there are huge numbers of people who actually hold these opinions. :(

schauerlich
June 2nd, 2009, 02:21 AM
This is funny, but also sad because I'm sure there are huge numbers of people who actually hold these opinions. :(

If by "huge numbers of people" you mean "a few misinformed people, but most people just don't really care and/or have no idea what an operating system is, much less linux," then I'd be more inclined to agree with you.

monsterstack
June 2nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
That old joke may be fake and hilarious. Unfortunately this one (http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2008/12/linux-stop-holding-our-kids-back.html) , was real:


[b]An angry teacher wrote to Ken Starks (founder of HeliOS),
"...observed one of my students with a group of other children gathered around his laptop. Upon looking at his computer, I saw he was giving a demonstration of some sort. The student was showing the ability of the laptop and handing out Linux disks. After confiscating the disks I called a confrence with the student and that is how I came to discover you and your organization. Mr. Starks, I am sure you strongly believe in what you are doing but I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to happen in my classroom. At this point, I am not sure what you are doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful. These children look up to adults for guidance and discipline. I will research this as time allows and I want to assure you, if you are doing anything illegal, I will pursue charges as the law allows. Mr. Starks, I along with many others tried Linux during college and I assure you, the claims you make are grossly over-stated and hinge on falsehoods. I admire your attempts in getting computers in the hands of disadvantaged people but putting linux on these machines is holding our kids back.

This is a world where Windows runs on virtually every computer and putting on a carnival show for an operating system is not helping these children at all. I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them..."

Pure gold.

MaxIBoy
June 2nd, 2009, 03:15 AM
A little bit of browsing turned up this (http://www.adequacy.org/public/stories/2001.10.10.18186.236.html) from the same website.

Oh, yeah, and that HeliOS guy is on no account to be believed. He's a fruitcake.

nmccrina
June 2nd, 2009, 03:20 AM
If by "huge numbers of people" you mean "a few misinformed people, but most people just don't really care and/or have no idea what an operating system is, much less linux," then I'd be more inclined to agree with you.


Yeah, that's what I meant. :D

"It sounded good at the time" ;)

praveesh
June 2nd, 2009, 05:05 AM
The whole article is crap . The author doesnt know what he is writing . By the way , what's the real definition of hacking .

days_of_ruin
June 2nd, 2009, 05:09 AM
OLD!! BEEN POSTED HERE B4*facepalm*

butt funny.:lolflag:

days_of_ruin
June 2nd, 2009, 05:12 AM
The whole article is crap . The author doesnt know what he is writing . By the way , what's the real definition of hacking .

Its a parody of what some people think of linux. The author doesn't really
believe the stuff he wrote.

Giant Speck
June 2nd, 2009, 05:14 AM
Its a parody of what some people think of linux. The author doesn't really
believe the stuff he wrote.

I think we need to either create one post every page saying it's a parody or have a moderator add "(Parody)" or "(Satire)" to the end of the title.

It sickens me that people are taking this seriously.

guitar_man
June 2nd, 2009, 05:16 AM
an old article....



it was featured on Screensavers 2 years ago.:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkLtXfsPqVQ

monsterstack
June 2nd, 2009, 05:23 AM
I think we need to either create one post every page saying it's a parody or have a moderator add "(Parody)" or "(Satire)" to the end of the title.

It sickens me that people are taking this seriously.

How about user moderation a la Slashdot or Digg? Except our moderation will have a "-1 Whoosh!" option.

Lunx
June 2nd, 2009, 05:34 AM
So how come this joker wants to take it all out on his son? I mean it was his daughter that drew attention to it, how did she get to know what hacking is...

Still wiping tears from eyes, one of the funniest things I've read in a while, pure genius.

Giant Speck
June 2nd, 2009, 05:43 AM
How about user moderation a la Slashdot or Digg? Except our moderation will have a "-1 Whoosh!" option.

The day Ubuntu Forums implements a reputation or voting system will be the day I log off and never come back.

schauerlich
June 2nd, 2009, 05:51 AM
The day Ubuntu Forums implements a reputation or voting system will be the day I log off and never come back.

I've been waiting for that day for a long time.

( <3333333 )

0per4t0r
June 2nd, 2009, 06:04 AM
The whole article is crap . The author doesnt know what he is writing . By the way , what's the real definition of hacking .
Real definition of hacking: Lobbyist proggraming that promotes open source software (which is good). Cracking is bad, not hacking.

Viva
June 2nd, 2009, 07:13 AM
Funny article. Even funnier that some of you think he's serious.

Grukmuck
September 27th, 2009, 06:30 PM
So i was surfing the information super highway today and came across this web page:

Is Your Son a Computer Hacker? (http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html)

I am unsure if it's a joke, or if it's real. Either way its pretty funny. When i was reading some of the things he listed as "signs your son is a hacker" i couldn't help but laugh. Since when is Flash a hacker program? AMD is a third world based company, QUAKE is an online virtual reality used by hackers to train in the use of firearms? Seriously? Oh, and my favorite is number eight, "Lunix" is an illegal hacker operating system. Linyos Torovoltos is a Soviet computer hacker who invented it before Russia lost the cold war.

If it is real i feel sorry for not just the guy but his children as well.

jrusso2
September 27th, 2009, 06:32 PM
You have no sense of humor?

xArv3nx
September 27th, 2009, 06:37 PM
So i was surfing the information super highway today and came across this web page:

Is Your Son a Computer Hacker? (http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html)

I am unsure if it's a joke, or if it's real. Either way its pretty funny. When i was reading some of the things he listed as "signs your son is a hacker" i couldn't help but laugh. Since when is Flash a hacker program? AMD is a third world based company, QUAKE is an online virtual reality used by hackers to train in the use of firearms? Seriously? Oh, and my favorite is number eight, "Lunix" is an illegal hacker operating system. Linyos Torovoltos is a Soviet computer hacker who invented it before Russia lost the cold war.

If it is real i feel sorry for not just the guy but his children as well.
lmfao

nmccrina
September 27th, 2009, 06:43 PM
I've seen this article before. It's kind of funny, but not really because this sort of fundamentalist paranoia is the single most annoying thing in the world to me. I guess it's just not my type of humour. Reading it is like watching a Will Ferell movie, where somebody acts like an idiot for an hour and a half and you're supposed to think it's funny.

Tipped OuT
September 27th, 2009, 06:51 PM
i've seen this article before. It's kind of funny, but not really because this sort of fundamentalist paranoia is the single most annoying thing in the world to me. I guess it's just not my type of humour. Reading it is like watching a will ferell movie, where somebody acts like an idiot for an hour and a half and you're supposed to think it's funny.

+1

JDShu
September 27th, 2009, 06:53 PM
I've seen this article before. It's kind of funny, but not really because this sort of fundamentalist paranoia is the single most annoying thing in the world to me. I guess it's just not my type of humour. Reading it is like watching a Will Ferell movie, where somebody acts like an idiot for an hour and a half and you're supposed to think it's funny.

I actually felt the same. Love the simile :D

cariboo907
September 27th, 2009, 06:54 PM
This article has been discussed before, moved to recurring.

orlox
September 27th, 2009, 06:59 PM
That was funny, and sad...sad cause I'm not sure this is just a joke.

Though, I had fun trying to think how 5 year old kids in India would be assembling processors in a sweat shop.

clonne4crw
September 27th, 2009, 07:04 PM
'Lunix'. This story is pathetic.

I'm not sure how this is funny.

JT9161
September 27th, 2009, 07:49 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adequacy.org


Adequacy.org was a satirical (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satire) web site.

chriskin
September 27th, 2009, 08:08 PM
So i was surfing the information super highway today and came across this web page:

Is Your Son a Computer Hacker? (http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html)

I am unsure if it's a joke, or if it's real. Either way its pretty funny. When i was reading some of the things he listed as "signs your son is a hacker" i couldn't help but laugh. Since when is Flash a hacker program? AMD is a third world based company, QUAKE is an online virtual reality used by hackers to train in the use of firearms? Seriously? Oh, and my favorite is number eight, "Lunix" is an illegal hacker operating system. Linyos Torovoltos is a Soviet computer hacker who invented it before Russia lost the cold war.

If it is real i feel sorry for not just the guy but his children as well.

it links to the 007 films so it's not real :P

Tipped OuT
September 27th, 2009, 08:25 PM
'Lunix'. This story is pathetic.

I'm not sure how this is funny.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LUnix

Exodist
September 28th, 2009, 03:39 AM
I have seen this site before. I know its a joke, but if some ignorant parent was to read this. They wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

chriskin
September 28th, 2009, 10:07 AM
I have seen this site before. I know its a joke, but if some ignorant parent was to read this. They wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

if a father was so ignorant And stupid to believe this "article", he would find other ways to screw his children's lives either way

freelancer i386
November 8th, 2009, 11:19 AM
My favourite sentences are:
1.We raised them to be honest and to have integrity, and Peter betrayed the principles we tried to encourage in him, when he refused point blank to admit to his activities.

Peter is found out that these principles suck.

2.If you find any of these hacking manuals in your child's possession, confiscate them immediately. You should also petition local booksellers to remove these titles from their shelves. You may meet with some resistance at first, but even booksellers have to bow to community pressure.

That man has a lack of brain and we should laugh at his ignorance. His son decided not to be so ignorant (and stupid) and got a trouble. They think that hacking is problem and ignorance is solution. Entire community is bunch of ignorant idiots. One of the book that "should be forbidden" is "Programming with Perl". What's wrong with development. What those idiots think where software comes from. Does it grows on trees.

mivo
November 8th, 2009, 11:45 AM
This thread is five years old. Also, the article is an obvious piece of satire. I'm amazed at how few people seem to have realised this.

koshatnik
November 8th, 2009, 12:14 PM
I'm not sure if it's a joke. Just read some of their other articles on GNU Linux...

You honestly can't tell that its a joke?

Blacklightbulb
November 8th, 2009, 12:25 PM
NO!!! POOR KIDS!!!!

HORRIBLE CONTROLLING!!!! (computer illeterate thanks God) Parents!!

edit: lol at address adequacy.org
troll much!!

overdrank
November 8th, 2009, 01:14 PM
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5451/necromancing.jpg

nathang1392
February 20th, 2010, 10:43 AM
http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html

i know that this is a dated site, but it is simply hilarious. i found it when randomly browsing google.

skip down and read reason number three, second paragraph.

""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.""

and you guys may find this particularly funny(number 8):

"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."

The Toxic Mite
February 20th, 2010, 10:53 AM
In Soviet Russia, computers programmed YOU? :lol:

Kenny_Strawn
February 20th, 2010, 11:58 AM
Oh, please. That article is plain BS.

First of all, they try to obfuscate Torvalds's name to insult him because they think that FOSS is communist. It isn't. In fact, it can be more closely tied with ancient Athens (a Greek city-state) than with Russia. It is not communism, it is just what democracy is supposed to be like: a community, where all citizens are legislators.

Secondly, Torvalds is Finnish, not Russian, and is part of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.

Third, Mikhail Gorbachev brought on the collapse of communism in favor of democracy years before Torvalds EVER created Linux.

Fourth, they showed Linux misspelled.

Fifth, they mentioned BSD in the mix, when BSD wasn't even created by anyone foreign, but Richard Stallman, who, domestic as it sounds, is a genuine Bostonian.

Sixth, Xenix wasn't the OS that Linux was a clone of. In fact, even Xenix was a clone of the original UNIX from Bell Labs. If you want to blame somebody for ripping off Xenix, blame Microsoft for ripping off AT&T.

Seventh, Solaris and Mac OS X also were created by pure Americans.

And that's the article's Seven Deadly Sins ('http://www.windows7sins.org/') right there.

lovinglinux
February 20th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Recurring...

The Toxic Mite
February 20th, 2010, 12:21 PM
http://tinyurl.com/ybql62z

LMGTFY = hell.

It makes people feel stupid.

lovinglinux
February 20th, 2010, 12:40 PM
LMGTFY = hell.

It makes people feel stupid.

I agree it shouldn't be used in the support forums, but sometimes I can't refrain myself from using it on the Community Cafe.

BTW, I just found this discussion (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1282805).

EDIT: removed the link from previous post.

audiomick
February 20th, 2010, 01:06 PM
I've seen that page (link from OP) before and can only hope that it is really satire. If it is supposed to be serious, it is scary.

The Toxic Mite
February 20th, 2010, 01:11 PM
I've seen that page (link from OP) before and can only hope that it is really satire. If it is supposed to be serious, it is scary.

It sounds serious to me if it makes people feel stupid.

V for Vincent
February 20th, 2010, 01:19 PM
obviously, it is a spoof. I can't believe how worked up I've seen some people get about this. "lunix"? "linyos torovoltos"? christ, if you can't even recognize this as a parody...

The Toxic Mite
February 20th, 2010, 01:20 PM
obviously, it is a spoof. I can't believe how worked up I've seen some people get about this. "lunix"? "linyos torovoltos"? christ, if you can't even recognize this as a parody...

I know it's a spoof, but what if it offends a Linux zealot? :-/

overdrank
February 20th, 2010, 01:26 PM
Moved to Recurring Discussions

CptPicard
February 20th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Look. Adequacy.org is a troll site, hosting intentionally provocative flame-bait articles. It's an Internet classic in that. Look for example for their "concerned parent" article about daycare teaching children to be Socialist because they make children share toys.

Trolling can be an art form in irony; see "A Modest Proposal", the earliest famous such troll.

Esp. Kenny -- looks like a case of "YHBT HAND" :D

Tibuda
February 20th, 2010, 10:22 PM
Fifth, they mentioned BSD in the mix, when BSD wasn't even created by anyone foreign, but Richard Stallman, who, domestic as it sounds, is a genuine Bostonian.
Who created BSD?

Frak
February 21st, 2010, 12:49 AM
Oh, please. That article is plain BS.

First of all, they try to obfuscate Torvalds's name to insult him because they think that FOSS is communist. It isn't. In fact, it can be more closely tied with ancient Athens (a Greek city-state) than with Russia. It is not communism, it is just what democracy is supposed to be like: a community, where all citizens are legislators.

Secondly, Torvalds is Finnish, not Russian, and is part of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.

Third, Mikhail Gorbachev brought on the collapse of communism in favor of democracy years before Torvalds EVER created Linux.

Fourth, they showed Linux misspelled.

Fifth, they mentioned BSD in the mix, when BSD wasn't even created by anyone foreign, but Richard Stallman, who, domestic as it sounds, is a genuine Bostonian.

Sixth, Xenix wasn't the OS that Linux was a clone of. In fact, even Xenix was a clone of the original UNIX from Bell Labs. If you want to blame somebody for ripping off Xenix, blame Microsoft for ripping off AT&T.

Seventh, Solaris and Mac OS X also were created by pure Americans.

And that's the article's Seven Deadly Sins ('http://www.windows7sins.org/') right there.
And how does this make you feel?

Name change
February 21st, 2010, 12:52 AM
Who created BSD?
That's just Kenny, don't mind him. He made even worse statements in the past.
I can't decide whether he's completely serious in his posts or not....

Kai69
February 21st, 2010, 01:19 AM
ADEQUACY News for Grown Ups

Shouldnt that be INadequacy :lolflag:

-grubby
February 21st, 2010, 01:24 AM
Look. Adequacy.org is a troll site, hosting intentionally provocative flame-bait articles. It's an Internet classic in that. Look for example for their "concerned parent" article about daycare teaching children to be Socialist because they make children share toys.

Trolling can be an art form in irony; see "A Modest Proposal", the earliest famous such troll.

Esp. Kenny -- looks like a case of "YHBT HAND" :D

Definitely. This reminds me of all those times people took the onion seriously - if you find a provocative, obviously incorrect or ludicrous article, look into the website a little more to see if it's satire before posting a thread.

Simon17
February 21st, 2010, 01:29 AM
Why do humor and troll mean the same thing now?

Tibuda
February 21st, 2010, 01:51 AM
That's just Kenny, don't mind him. He made even worse statements in the past.
I can't decide whether he's completely serious in his posts or not....
I know. But I had to ask.

DeadSuperHero
February 21st, 2010, 01:59 AM
After all this time, I'm still shocked to see that people get fooled by this.

I think any site with the slogan "News for Grownups" would be a dead giveaway.

KiwiNZ
February 21st, 2010, 02:03 AM
Did anyone notice the dates?

Closed for being of no historical ,no humor, no satire , no sundry value

SagnaB
July 27th, 2010, 05:07 PM
I just came across a very strange website and I just couldn't stop laughing! But then the information began to proccess in my brain and I started to worry that people actually think this!

Here is my favourite quote!



BSD (http://www.bsd.org/), Lunix (http://www.lunix.com/), Debian (http://www.debian.org/) and Mandrake (http://www.mandrake.com/) are all versions of an illegal hacker operation system (http://www.lunix.com/), invented by a Soviet computer hacker (http://www.goldeneye.com/julian/boris.html) named Linyos Torovoltos, before the Russians lost the Cold War. It is based on a program called "xenix (http://www.xenix.org/)", which was written by Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/) for the US government (http://www.usflag.org/). 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 (http://www.att.net/).HERE is the link to the site/page (http://www.adequacy.org/public/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html)

Grenage
July 27th, 2010, 05:09 PM
That'll be a joke.

Simian Man
July 27th, 2010, 05:10 PM
That is a famous and very old spoof.

RiceMonster
July 27th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Very old, yet still very successfull.

SagnaB
July 27th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Old? Spoof?
oh really? damn, when I read it I LITERALLY laughed so loud, I woke my parents up!

Simian Man
July 27th, 2010, 05:22 PM
This reminds me of this episode (http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=127) which is even funnier because it's real :).

FuturePilot
July 27th, 2010, 05:26 PM
That is a famous and very old spoof.

Very, very, very old.

Frogs Hair
July 27th, 2010, 05:32 PM
I better hide my glow sticks :p

conundrumx
July 27th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Very, very, very old.

http://i.imgur.com/9ksyJ.png

It terrifies me that 2001 is almost 10 years ago.

MasterNetra
July 27th, 2010, 05:39 PM
This reminds me of this episode (http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=127) which is even funnier because it's real :).

lol that was amusing.

RevengeOfTheToxicRodent
July 27th, 2010, 05:44 PM
http://i.imgur.com/9ksyJ.png

It terrifies me that 2001 is almost 10 years ago.

Haha, I know.

SagnaB
July 27th, 2010, 06:23 PM
This reminds me of this episode (http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=127) which is even funnier because it's real :).

OH MY! That was something lmao. I can't belive the Jerry guy " I have 22
years in computer systems engineering and operation."

hahah what a joke!

Phrea
July 27th, 2010, 06:42 PM
This reminds me of this episode (http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=127) which is even funnier because it's real :).

Good laugh, thanks.

lisati
July 27th, 2010, 06:59 PM
This reminds me of this episode (http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=127) which is even funnier because it's real :).

I have met people like that, like the "Jerry" guy, who think they know something, but have a hard time accepting that they might not know as much as they think they do. I have one example in mind, but hesitate to share too much: I heard on the grapevine that he took his own life a month or so back, which could be indicative of more serious underlying problems than computer illiteracy.

SagnaB
July 28th, 2010, 02:13 AM
...I heard on the grapevine that he took his own life a month or so back, which could be indicative of more serious underlying problems than computer illiteracy.

Aw well that is just sad. Way to ruin a funny thread. lol

jk

ubunterooster
July 28th, 2010, 03:04 AM
First "Cracking" not "hacking". I see nothing wrong with hacking your computer. Second, speling!!! Third AOL IS SLOOOOOOOOWWW!!!!!! Change it if you use it as your ISP ASAP! Fourth "computer radition"????

If your son has requested a new "processor" from a company called "AMD" (http://www.amd.com/), this is genuine cause for alarm. AMD (http://www.amd.com/) is a third-world based company who make inferior, "knock-off" copies of American processor chips (http://www.intel.com/). They use child labor extensively in their third world sweatshops, and they deliberately disable the security features that American processor (http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/exchange-glance/Y01Y3117867Y3420222/adequacy-20) makers, such as Intel (http://www.intel.com/), use to prevent hacking. I like AMD for being the small dog that does not try to determine what Cracking is, and stop it itself

Dustin2128
July 28th, 2010, 03:16 AM
First "Cracking" not "hacking". I see nothing wrong with hacking your computer. Second, speling!!! Third AOL IS SLOOOOOOOOWWW!!!!!! Change it if you use it as your ISP ASAP! Fourth "computer radition"????
I like AMD for being the small dog that does not try to determine what Cracking is, and stop it itself
It was a joke page, calm down. I do get aggravated though when mainstream media missuses terms, like calling script kiddies hackers.

chriswyatt
July 28th, 2010, 03:23 AM
:lolflag: at the people who didn't realise it was a joke!

Dustin2128
July 28th, 2010, 03:25 AM
:lolflag: at the people who didn't realise it was a joke!
would've thought 'Soviet computer hacker Linyos Torovoltos' gave it away...

ubunterooster
July 28th, 2010, 03:44 AM
Oh, joke...

*unruffles own feathers*

powerpleb
July 28th, 2010, 03:49 AM
It was a joke page, calm down. I do get aggravated though when mainstream media missuses terms, like calling script kiddies hackers.
Yes. It, like Fox News, is just a silly joke that no-one should take seriously.

earthpigg
July 28th, 2010, 04:48 AM
I do get aggravated though when mainstream media missuses terms, like calling script kiddies hackers.

I try to understand it instead of getting angry.

"script kiddie" sounds harmless, like a bunny rabbit reading a screenplay.

Sensational News sells, not accurate news.

What we ought to do is similar to what the Open Source folks did for Free Software: give it a marketable name without really changing anything.

I propose that, from this point forward, we refer to script kiddies as... wait for it....



wait...




ready?



ok.




here we go:



Computer Rapists.


Using the word "rapist" for "lawbreaking script kiddie" is at least as accurate as using the word "pirate" for someone that may never even have stepped foot on a ship, and it will do more to distance Free Software folks from lawbreakers.


Alert CNN and the BBC, please.

Dustin2128
July 28th, 2010, 04:51 AM
I try to understand it instead of getting angry.

"script kiddie" sounds harmless, like a bunny rabbit reading a screenplay.

Sensational News sells, not accurate news.

What we ought to do is similar to what the Open Source folks did for Free Software: give it a marketable name without really changing anything.

I propose that, from this point forward, we refer to script kiddies as... wait for it....



wait...




ready?



ok.




here we go:



Computer Rapists.


Using the word "rapist" for "lawbreaking script kiddie" is at least as accurate as using the word "pirate" for someone that may never even have stepped foot on a ship, and it will do more to distance Free Software folks from lawbreakers.


Alert CNN and the BBC, please.

Rapist? How about something like 'script exploiter'? Rapist isn't a good term for what they do IMHO

earthpigg
July 28th, 2010, 04:57 AM
Rapist? How about something like 'script exploiter'? Rapist isn't a good term for what they do IMHO

not very sensational, and way to accurate to sell newspapers or get good ratings on TV.

someone exploiting a known vulnerability with glass windows - such as throwing a brick at the glass window - isn't a "brick exploiter".

he is a hardened criminal, and likely to enjoy killing puppies!

in short: i agree completely that your term is more accurate.

but i don't think it will get high TV ratings. We need something more sinister sounding to the public than "hacker", not less.

compromise solution? what do you think of "Script Predator"? Scary enough for grandma to be concerned?

And the term will still distinguish between lawbreakers and someone using software written by others to bypass security legally... such as someone auditing his own home network and computer setup for vulnerabilities by using the same tools/scripts as lawbreakers. That's an important distinction we need to make, I think.

SagnaB
July 28th, 2010, 05:12 AM
...
And the term will still distinguish between lawbreakers and someone using software written by others to bypass security legally... such as someone auditing his own home network and computer setup for vulnerabilities by using the same tools/scripts as lawbreakers. That's an important distinction we need to make, I think.

Hear! Hear!

aeiah
July 28th, 2010, 09:55 AM
script kiddie is a decent phrase. its meant to be derogatory, and infer that they're just kids without the knowledge and skills of seasoned pen testers, crackers and hackers.

slackthumbz
July 28th, 2010, 10:50 AM
heh, I'm amazed that old nugget still has the power to troll people even to this day :D

Remember kids, don't feed the trolls ;)

t0p
July 28th, 2010, 11:48 AM
Once upon a time, the word "hacker" had the innocuous, even admiring meaning that most members of this forum prefer.

Unfortunately (in the 1980s I think) mainstream media started to use the word to describe computer criminals and the rest of it. And language is not an eternal, set-in-stone thing. Language changes, it evolves, which means the meanings of words change.

Like it or not, "hacking" can mean bad things. Sorry, but that is the nature of language.

samalex
July 28th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Too funny! A few other lines from that article that made me chuckle:

Most American families use trusted and responsible Internet Service Providers, such as AOL.


Popular hacker software includes "Comet Cursor", "Bonzi Buddy" and "Flash".


If your son has requested a new "processor" from a company called "AMD", this is genuine cause for alarm.


There are, unfortunately, many hacking manuals available in bookshops today. A few titles to be on the lookout for are: "Snow Crash" and "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson; "Neuromancer" by William Gibson; "Programming with Perl" by Timothy O'Reilly; "Geeks" by Jon Katz; "The Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling; "Microserfs" by Douglas Coupland; "Hackers" by Steven Levy; and "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" by Eric S. Raymond.

This one in particular I thought was great because I just finished reading Jon Katz book Geeks, which is excellent. It's by no means a hacking manual, nor are any of the other books on the list. What's funny is they didn't mention Cuckoo's Egg by Cliff Stoll, Cyberbunk by Katie Hafner and John Markoff, or 2600 magazine.

Granted the article is going on 10 years old, but still even when it was new it was grossly incorrect and skewed. Whoever wrote it has zero knowledge of how the Internet or technology works.

But the comments are the best, and even those from when the article was first posted in 2001 call the guy out on most of these. Funny!

Sam

V for Vincent
July 28th, 2010, 03:29 PM
Frankly, I'm slightly ashamed that so many Linux users get worked up about this. Do these people have any sense of irony?

ubunterooster
July 28th, 2010, 05:13 PM
Frankly, I'm slightly ashamed that so many Linux users get worked up about this. Do these people have any sense of irony?
IDK, I have iron in my blood ;)

RabbitWho
July 28th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Muhahahahahahah! My parents will never suspect their daughter is a soviet hacker. мюхахахаха!!!!!!!!!!

aysiu
July 28th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Merged with the other threads on this topic.

sparkplug619
July 28th, 2010, 10:39 PM
LOL. What a bunch of BS. I wonder where he got his info from. It kind of sounds like a joke or some sort of bland humorous article.

SagnaB
July 29th, 2010, 05:57 PM
Frankly, I'm slightly ashamed that so many Linux users get worked up about this. Do these people have any sense of irony?
What exactly do you mean by "ashamed" and "worked up"?

I just thought the whole thing was funny.

earthpigg
July 29th, 2010, 08:56 PM
What exactly do you mean by "ashamed" and "worked up"?

the implication behind his/her shame is that some folks love linux so much that, when they hear it slighted, they engage the emotions and typing before engaging the brain.

not a good thing for a group (computer nerds and/or linux users) that tends to pride itself in reason and rational thinking over emotion. live long and prosper, and whatnot.


I just thought the whole thing was funny.

+1, including our fellow linux users that get trolled by it as described above :D

razorboy5
July 29th, 2010, 10:07 PM
was it a troll :P? if yes 10/10 however there are a few VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY ignorant Americans who may actually believe this.

Also I agree that Linux is surprisingly mistaken for a hacking tool. Many of my friends at school believe in this myth and I'm sure many intelligent individuals have been misinformed also

jerenept
July 30th, 2010, 12:43 AM
the implication behind his/her shame is that some folks love linux so much that, when they hear it slighted, they engage the emotions and typing before engaging the brain.

not a good thing for a group (computer nerds and/or linux users) that tends to pride itself in reason and rational thinking over emotion. live long and prosper, and whatnot.



+1, including our fellow linux users that get trolled by it as described above :D

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5a/Spock_vulcan-salute.png/220px-Spock_vulcan-salute.png

ubunterooster
July 30th, 2010, 03:07 AM
On second thought that article describes anyone who does more than check email, not necessarily a cracker.

jerenept
July 30th, 2010, 03:11 AM
WARNING......

Look out for any kid who:
1)uses linux and not windows
2)plays games other than solitaire and needs a decent GPU
3)Knows that AOL is slow, and wants more speed
4)EVEN USES LILO ANYMORE
5)keeps costs down with AMD
6)wants to watch Youtube videos.

They are "HACKERS"

live long and prosper.

SagnaB
July 30th, 2010, 04:56 AM
...there are a few VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY ignorant Americans who may actually believe this...

A few? *cough*

Makosz
September 9th, 2010, 04:25 AM
On second thought that article describes anyone who does more than check email, not necessarily a cracker.


Thank you for using the right word for what they are trying to describe a "cracker" not a hacker. There is a big difference but for some reason no one knows

ubunterooster
September 9th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Thank you for using the right word for what they are trying to describe a "cracker" not a hacker. There is a big difference but for some reason no one knowsNo problem. And I agree. I am a Hacker and always will be. A cracker...no, that's just not right. I hack my stuff but won't crack into yours

cgroza
September 9th, 2010, 09:42 PM
:D :D , im 15, and im a hacker, and my father knows it.

Spice Weasel
September 9th, 2010, 10:38 PM
this is eight years old

and it's a joke

now can we please move on

jpeddicord
September 9th, 2010, 10:41 PM
now can we please move on

That isn't possible...

*puts on sunglasses*


...in recurring discussions.




YEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

ubunterooster
September 9th, 2010, 10:45 PM
@Spice: No offense but when does a joke die? Never.

@jeppi: LOL, one of the best thread moving statements I've seen in a long while

aytech
September 9th, 2010, 11:09 PM
The article is hilarious, and I almost wet my pants reading the comments to the article, unbelievable :D

Btw, point 8 rocks, "These programs may also be used to break into people's stereos to steal their music, using the "mp3" program". I want that program!!! :biggrin: :-\"