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"Unfortunately stereotype rings true"

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Mon 01/09/03 at 10:12
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"Infantalised Forums"
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This virus that's being doing the rounds and the kid that's been caught.
Virus writers/hackers.

There is a cliche of computer users, especially those that are "133t" and "haxxor" etc as being fat loners with monitor tans and a sheen of unhealthy perspiration that covers their pasty face.
Think a fat Gollum that likes Star Trek and you're not far off.
Basement dwellers that pick holes in sci-fi movies and are frightened of women, sociopaths that want to strike down people's computers to make up for the fact that they were bullied at school for being...well...nerdlingers with no social grace.

But that's not true is it? I mean, we're not like that so why should these uber-geeks that spend time creating viruses right?
Wrong:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3190799.stm

Sorry to say that one glance at his pic makes me realise just how spot-on our preconceptions of hackers/virus writers are. I can hear him clicking send and chortling “Worst Virus ever”, before his basement door is opened and a shaft of light is thrown down, whereupon he throws his arm across his eyes and hisses “it burns usss” and scuttling under his bed.
Fat Geek causes chaos to make up for being a…well…fat geek.
And I bet you he loves The Darkness.
Tue 02/09/03 at 12:28
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"twothousandandtits"
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Unbeliever wrote:
> TGMbloke wrote:
> Still - Try telling that to Mr. Norton. I bet he loves the little
> buggers....
>
> I laughed at the unintentional humour of that sentence.

Yes, it was quite an unfortunate turn of phrase.
Tue 02/09/03 at 11:46
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'But tubby don't like pri-zon food'
Tue 02/09/03 at 11:30
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"Brownium Motion"
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TGMbloke wrote:
> Still - Try telling that to Mr. Norton. I bet he loves the little
> buggers....

I laughed at the unintentional humour of that sentence.
Tue 02/09/03 at 11:28
"Darth Vader 3442321"
Posts: 4,031
Edit this:

[email protected] he a is still.
Tue 02/09/03 at 11:00
"Darth Vader 3442321"
Posts: 4,031
TGMbloke wrote:

> Now he is destined for a crap job - no relationship - and obesity. I
> think he SHOULD be punished, but also enlightened to the outside
> world. Not locked up from it even more. I think its not a luaghing
> matter....

I bet he gets out in a couple of years and ends up working for a huge software firm. Anyone who can create such a destructive virus is clearly talented, albeit misguided and a cook sucker. I think that he should be punished as his malacious deed was intended to p everyone off.

In fact they could make an example of him and kill him till he's dead.
Tue 02/09/03 at 08:54
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What annoys me about these morons is that they don't need to, viruses are just malicious.
It's the same as the fools that messed about with the coding here.
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
But it's the internet allowing anonymity, you feel there's no consequence but there is.
Tubbs there found that out, people here found that out when they got banned.
Mon 01/09/03 at 21:17
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"+34 Intellect"
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That guy is such a punk.

The very idea that he sat and designed a little programme that annoyed other users makes me want to hit him in the gut, not that he would feel it. That thing would repel bullets.

I bet he smells.
Mon 01/09/03 at 20:48
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"twothousandandtits"
Posts: 11,024
Did someone say honey?
Mon 01/09/03 at 20:26
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"Infantalised Forums"
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Now *that* is funny.
Mon 01/09/03 at 20:22
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"Selected"
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he did have spots and glasses but he ate them

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