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Old 02-01-2010, 08:13 AM   #11
 
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ifish - As a techie myself I know exactly where you are coming from. And just because I don't like the way you were treated, even though I admit you should have provided more information, I will admit that I myself have been guilty of hacking. Like yourself not blatant hacking with the intent of causing hate and discontent but rather a bored high school kid with a knack for computer security. I was expelled from high school when I was a kid for gaining root access to my local high schools server.

Again, my intentions werent malicious in nature, I was just bored and curious and was born with a gift for computers. Now Im not trying to brag dont get me wrong. Just trying to help people understand that hacking isn't always with the intent of illegal and malicious activities, even if one doesn't work for the government.

Obviously what ifish is talking about is hardware hacking. In other words modifying a game system to do more than it was originally intended for, playing games. There is a large community of them/us online as well, completely peaceful people, and yes some of us keep aquarium fish as well. Hardware hacking can actually allow you to do TONS of things. While hardware hacking in general isn't an illegal activity, some of the things people do with the hacked equipment CAN be illegal (download copyrighted games, ect.).

So cut the kid some slack. He is 14 years old and dabbling in things a lot of adults don't even know how to do/understand. For all we know in a few years he will be going to Harvard and creating the next great aquarium technology, or a new game system, or a better TV than the one you currently watch. Cheers
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:32 PM   #12
 
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well done on the pet shop job.
now you can help loads of people.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:14 PM   #13
 
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ifish - As a techie myself I know exactly where you are coming from. And just because I don't like the way you were treated, even though I admit you should have provided more information, I will admit that I myself have been guilty of hacking. Like yourself not blatant hacking with the intent of causing hate and discontent but rather a bored high school kid with a knack for computer security. I was expelled from high school when I was a kid for gaining root access to my local high schools server.

Again, my intentions werent malicious in nature, I was just bored and curious and was born with a gift for computers. Now Im not trying to brag dont get me wrong. Just trying to help people understand that hacking isn't always with the intent of illegal and malicious activities, even if one doesn't work for the government.

Obviously what ifish is talking about is hardware hacking. In other words modifying a game system to do more than it was originally intended for, playing games. There is a large community of them/us online as well, completely peaceful people, and yes some of us keep aquarium fish as well. Hardware hacking can actually allow you to do TONS of things. While hardware hacking in general isn't an illegal activity, some of the things people do with the hacked equipment CAN be illegal (download copyrighted games, ect.).

So cut the kid some slack. He is 14 years old and dabbling in things a lot of adults don't even know how to do/understand. For all we know in a few years he will be going to Harvard and creating the next great aquarium technology, or a new game system, or a better TV than the one you currently watch. Cheers
kinda like that... but im not gonna get kicked outta school i love school and yeah. i dont do illigal things.. well about the pet store i would call it a job really i just volunterr since i am only 14 and legally that is to young of a age to work so i dont get payed, but i get to see bettas getting proper homes and that is good enough for me. plus it keeps me off the pc and i need less time on the pc :P
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #14
 
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Welcome back! :)
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:13 PM   #15
 
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I may have gone over board and I apologize for that. But you can't expect someone to know what we now know based on his original post. Therefore don't be mad at me for over reacting. Realize the self responsible thing to do is learn to word or say what you mean the first time. How many types of "hacking systems" is there? Now you know why I was bent. Anyhow, I'm cool if you are.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:48 PM   #16
 
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I may have gone over board and I apologize for that. But you can't expect someone to know what we now know based on his original post. Therefore don't be mad at me for over reacting. Realize the self responsible thing to do is learn to word or say what you mean the first time. How many types of "hacking systems" is there? Now you know why I was bent. Anyhow, I'm cool if you are.
no worries, i was never mad. but i am not sure what you mean but how many types. im not going into detail here sorry i only work on wii tho and iphone now i am done with the hacking topic :P
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:36 PM   #17
 
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As an IT Specialist, my friend and I are extremely intrigued by your knowledge. What type of systems have you been able to "hack" into?

Its my job to prevent people from hacking... so Im curious what new loop holes you have found.


Edit... i see that you are hardware "home-brewing" and not hacking. Nm then lol.

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:38 PM   #18
 
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As an IT Specialist, my friend and I are extremely intrigued by your knowledge. What type of systems have you been able to "hack" into?

Its my job to prevent people from hacking... so Im curious what new loop holes you have found.
i enjoy the wii dev but send me a pm or e-mail and we can chat
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:14 PM   #19
 
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no no no NO!! i dont work for the governmwnt ;p just a 14 year old who is in a groupe. i dont needa be hush hush becasue its not use that make the illigal parts. i will stop talking about that.

its not my job... i dot hack things like that... i wouldnt know how. i just do the nintendo wii but nothing really that serious if you have nothing nice to say dont speak
Wait, so, just to be clear, you won't be hacking into my bank account? Darn, I guess I won't quit my job, then.
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