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Author: ebbinger_413 Total-Replies: 0
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Top Ten Signs The Case is Getting Thrown Out
Mon Apr 18, 2005 New Discussion
Posted in Computers & Tech / Internet and Websites
Author: moonwitch Total-Replies: 28
Well, I hate to sound bad, but fame and fortune do have their toll, and the fans are an advantage *and* disadvantage. Yes, fans are what makes a star (and talent, but that's a whole different topic ). I mean, can you picture uhm Stevie Nicks without fans? SHe wouldn't be so famous... (For those of you who know Stevie - nope, I am only 21 LOL)
Of course some fans go over the edge, and turn into stalkers etc. I am sure most of us know the film/movie "The Bodyguard", which is fiction, but those things happen in real life. Of course I am naming the extremes here, but that's just how it is... Everything has a good side and a bad side.
To some extend, you choose to be a star, and the fans, no private life etc are also a part of that. Just my 2 cents...
Now about the hacker of t-mobile, I think the guy proved a point too, and served a purpose. Even though you *think* it is safe and secure, it isn't. Some paranoia is healthy. (I am paranoid about puter security..and it has proven to be a good paranoia)
EDIT because I realized I am sounded pretty nasty here, which wasn't my intention.
I am not saying these stars do deserve this, I wouldn't wish the breaching of ones privacy upon my worst enemy. But it is a part of being a star, sadly. It's a risk that basically comes with the job... And I do agree with the fact that these acts have to be punished harshly, even though I fear it won't do much good.
Sat Mar 5, 2005 New Discussion
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / GNU/Linux
Author: the empty calorie Total-Replies: 53
First mistake, my motherboard is completely jumperless. Second, my case is locked. And you don't have the key. Normally, to reset the BIOS, you remove the battery and put it back in. I've never heard of anyone using jumpers for that, although I wouldn't doubt it, why would they use the jumpers if the battery is right there, in plain view. Second, my motherboard isn't your motherboard. If it had jumpers, you wouldn't know what jumpers did what, because it's different on every motherboard. But either way, you're not getting inside my case.
Second mistake: Simple registry key you say? Too bad. I'm using UNIX, dumbshit!
Third mistake, you don't know my root passphrase, chump! You're done! You can't even get a prompt without a correct password, let alone install a script in my computer...
Fourth mistake, my email does not allow emails with embedded scripts, or HTML. Why? I use elm, dumbass! It doesn't accept HTML-encoded mail. The only emails it will open are text-only.
Fifth mistake...uh, dipshit, EVERYTHING requires permissions in UNIX. To Read a file, to write a file, or to execute a file, YOU MUST HAVE PERMISSION. Duh! We've only told you several times now...
Sixth Mistake, whenever I receive email from turds like you, it's deleted before it's even read. Why would I want to read the useless **** that flaps out of your asscheeks and onto your keyboard??? Do you really think I care that much about anything you have to say?
And last, I doubt you even know the proper commands to even get in that directory and delete the file. Don't bother posting them, I know you'll just cut and paste them from a HOWTO somewhere you found on google. Just admit it, you're just another point-and-click dumbshit that thinks Microsoft must be the best, cause it's what your pathetic-ass Dell came with. You're probably that douchebag that was on the old Dell commercials that everyone hated! If you're so damn smart, WHY are you using A. An X86 Processor, and B. Windows, of all things. Windows, is absolutely the WORST OS there even has been in the history of computers! But why is it so popular? A person is smart, people are dumb, stupid, and complete idiots. A person uses a better operating system. People, use Windows. The person has the better OS. The people NEED a better OS. But the people NEED to do what we did back in the day. Actually KNOW how to use your computer. That's the evil side of the GUI...they put too many people in front of their computers that don't know what they're doing, and don't really care to take the time to learn at least a few simple DOS commands...Bill Gates should have stayed in the traffic business...and he knows that Windows sucks. He doesn't care. It's what generates most of his income. If you have stable software, people see fewer reasons to upgrade, and fewer people call technical support. Do you know how much money Microsoft makes off of technical support alone??? Last time I checked (in 1996), it was around $30 per incident. I bet you half of those calls were from people trying to figure out how to open up the nifty built-in cupholder...Bill knows how to make money, and how do you make more money than anyone? Sell your products to the suckers who will probably make about 5-6 incidents worth of calls to Microsoft after they buy your horrible OS. That, is how to make lots of money with a crappy product, now go out there and be somebody! Remember this classic quote from a discussion in 1985...
Steve Jobs: "We're better than you. We make better stuff."
Bill Gates: "But Steve, that doesn't matter."
(Me: "Personally, the Amiga kicks the living **** out of BOTH of your OS'es, AND the computers they run on.")
And by the way, Ryan, here's a nickel. Get yourself a better computer. And actually learn how to use it too.