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(Daily Camera)   Apparently the kid in "WarGames" was based on a real person, who grew up, started a software company, and is now suicidal and possibly naked in Hawaii   (dailycamera.com) divider line 58
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2008-07-09 02:50:44 PM  
Guaranteed redlight: The headline was too accurate, informative and it made me laugh.
 
2008-07-09 02:59:27 PM  
When Mr Blonde tells you to turn your key, you turn your farking key!
 
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2008-07-09 03:03:56 PM  
Weidbrewer:Guaranteed redlight: The headline was too accurate, informative and it made me laugh.

Ha, green!
 
2008-07-09 03:19:30 PM  
Hey, I know some guys over at Webroot.
 
2008-07-09 03:19:53 PM  
Based on the article, it sounds much more like he has delusional schizophrenia, not merely just manic depression. The aliens and government out to get him is a classic symptom. Most depressives don't end up with persistent delusions of persecution by very specific entities.

I feel bad for the guy. It's tough when your own mind is the traitor.
 
2008-07-09 03:21:05 PM  
Apparently the kid in "WarGames" was based on a real person, who grew up, started a software company, and is now suicidal and possibly naked in Hawaii

Well, aren't we all from time to time?
 
2008-07-09 03:43:57 PM  
From the "How did we manage so long without it?" Department:

"Wargames 2" scheduled for straight-to-video release later this month....
 
2008-07-09 03:59:56 PM  
So he's worth at least $108 million and he's crazy? Dude, if you see him walking around Hawaii naked make sure to steal his wallet. Oh, wait.
 
2008-07-09 04:46:08 PM  
Well, that can't be good.

Unless he's no longer suicidal, still missing, and intentionally naked in Hawaii.

The sand factor, though...

Isn't it time for Magnum, P.I. to find him, kiss a strange (but beautiful and totally virginal) woman, kick the attempted kidnapper's ass and then knock back a tall drink, all while really having his ass rescued by the other guys?
 
2008-07-09 04:50:41 PM  
What about Zero Cool? Is he real too?
 
2008-07-09 04:52:39 PM  
I guess he should've taken Joshua up on that offer of a nice game of chess.
 
2008-07-09 04:53:02 PM  
Hmmm ... guy from Boulder missing around time that Boulder DA announces they have evidence of a third party killer in the Jon-Benet case ... coincidence? I think not.
 
2008-07-09 04:53:37 PM  
What, no "then it gets weird" ending?
 
2008-07-09 04:56:02 PM  
and possibly naked in Hawaii

So he's showing off his Webroot?
 
2008-07-09 04:56:19 PM  
i149.photobucket.com
Tiny bubbles - Yo, nerd-boy want to cover-up your tiny bubbles if you catch my drift!
 
2008-07-09 04:56:51 PM  
At least he didn't murder his Russian wife and claim she ran away before leading the cops to her body.
 
2008-07-09 04:57:49 PM  
What's up with all the nudity in today's posts?
 
2008-07-09 04:58:59 PM  
BravadoGT:From the "How did we manage so long without it?" Department:

"Wargames 2" scheduled for straight-to-video release later this month....


oh god no. why would they do that to one of my all time favorite movies?????

Perhaps the missing guy in Hawaii heard about this movie and killed himself?

/its tempting
 
2008-07-09 04:59:05 PM  
Walker:So he's worth at least $108 million and he's crazy? Dude, if you see him walking around Hawaii naked make sure to steal his wallet. Oh, wait.

Actually, he sold his company for $108 million, but the article states his fortune is currently estimated at $50 million. If you lost $50 million, maybe you'd be running around screaming about aliens and government agents too...
 
2008-07-09 04:59:26 PM  
Uh-oh, time to move to Defcon 4.
 
2008-07-09 05:00:35 PM  
pendy16:What's up with all the nudity in today's posts?

It's the second Wednesday of the month, "Clothing Optional Post Day". What rock have you been living under?

:)
 
2008-07-09 05:05:29 PM  
i185.photobucket.com

He's no longer on this plane of existence.
 
2008-07-09 05:08:36 PM  
Malvin: I can't believe it, Jim. That girl's standing over there listening and you're telling him about our back doors?
Jim Sting: [yelling] Mister Potato Head! Mister Potato Head! Back doors are not secrets!
Malvin: Yeah, but Jim, you're giving away all our best tricks!
Jim Sting: They're not tricks.
 
2008-07-09 05:08:56 PM  
BravadoGT:From the "How did we manage so long without it?" Department:

"Wargames 2" scheduled for straight-to-video release later this month....


Wargames 2: Electric Bugaloo

/How about a nice game of chess?
 
2008-07-09 05:09:03 PM  
Walker:So he's worth at least $108 million and he's crazy? Dude, if you see him walking around Hawaii naked make sure to steal his wallet. Oh, wait.

If he has a wallet on him I suggest a glove and some lubricant to retrieve it.
 
2008-07-09 05:11:16 PM  
Wargames: released in 1983
Steven Thomas: born in 1971 or 1972, hacked into NCAR in 1985 or 1986
Submitter: FAIL

On a funny note, a Google search for "Steven Thomas" listed "Find Stephen Thomas" (pops) as the second ad. Maybe his wife should try there first before bothering the police so much.
 
2008-07-09 05:14:18 PM  
Just like Johnny Quest?
 
2008-07-09 05:16:20 PM  
Hawaii = "small island city"

Steve = 'dead tech millionaire'
 
2008-07-09 05:22:44 PM  
"Suicidal and possibly naked"
...
that actually doesn't narrow it down much around here.
 
2008-07-09 05:22:55 PM  
www.squishedfrog.com

Submitter is particularly failworthy today because of his failure to do basic math. The article clearly states the missing man is 36 years old. The article also says he got in trouble with the FBI when he was 14, which was 22 years ago. 22 years ago was 1986. Wargames was released in 1983. My conclusion is that this kid is based on Wargames and not vice versa. Submitter should do his homework in the future before seriously embarassing himself on the internet.
 
2008-07-09 05:26:48 PM  
steveo:Submitter is particularly failworthy today because of his failure to do basic math. The article clearly states the missing man is 36 years old. The article also says he got in trouble with the FBI when he was 14, which was 22 years ago. 22 years ago was 1986. Wargames was released in 1983. My conclusion is that this kid is based on Wargames and not vice versa. Submitter should do his homework in the future before seriously embarassing himself on the internet.

I think subby was not being literal, the obvious thing here is that The National Center for Atmospheric Research is not NORAD.

Sorry steveo FAIL
 
2008-07-09 05:29:08 PM  
nanofreak:Sorry steveo FAIL

i6.photobucket.com
 
2008-07-09 05:30:51 PM  
I met some guy in a bar the other night, and he started talking about his hacker credentials- he apparently had just gotten released from prison on some computer hacking rap. He then started talking about WarGames and said he new the guy the movie was based on. Then he claimed that the guy it was based on just turned 21. And that he was that much of a genius for being able to hack into the DOJ or whoever at such an early age.

When I pointed out that the movie came out in 1983, and that it was physically impossible for this 21 year old to have been the inspiration for the movie, he got up and walked out without paying his bar tab.

Strange coincidence that I was just talking about this with someone and now this story...

/or as some Frakers would think, ironic
 
2008-07-09 05:33:02 PM  
WOPR
 
2008-07-09 05:35:03 PM  
binkle:I met some guy in a bar the other night, and he started talking about his hacker credentials- he apparently had just gotten released from prison on some computer hacking rap. He then started talking about WarGames and said he new the guy the movie was based on. Then he claimed that the guy it was based on just turned 21. And that he was that much of a genius for being able to hack into the DOJ or whoever at such an early age.

When I pointed out that the movie came out in 1983, and that it was physically impossible for this 21 year old to have been the inspiration for the movie, he got up and walked out without paying his bar tab.

Strange coincidence that I was just talking about this with someone and now this story...

/or as some Frakers would think, ironic


What's his Fark Handle?

/too easy.
 
2008-07-09 05:45:11 PM  
is he hiking Na Pali coast?
 
2008-07-09 05:47:10 PM  
i worked for webroot while steve was still there and know him personally, both professionally and as a friend. i was very sad to hear of this and hope he is safe and returns home soon.
 
GBB
2008-07-09 05:48:31 PM  
Whamdangler

Hey, I know some guys over at Webroot.

Getting a kick out of these replies, are we??
 
2008-07-09 05:51:18 PM  
Hmmm... Naked in Hawaii...

On the bad situations scale, it doesn't really sound that bad.
 
2008-07-09 05:53:17 PM  
Don't worry.

imgsrv.wbee.com

On the case.
 
2008-07-09 05:54:40 PM  
"Rich, suicidal, and possibly naked in Hawaii is no way to go through life son."

/wait a minute, yes it is!
 
2008-07-09 05:56:46 PM  
Has anyone considered the possibility that the government and the aliens actually are out to get him?

Because that might explain his actions.
 
2008-07-09 06:04:11 PM  
*sigh*

^^meant to say "Farkers", not "Frakers"

I need to go home. Long day at wrok.

/intentional
 
2008-07-09 06:31:27 PM  
poor kid. i'd piss on a spark plug if i thought it would help.

btw: how could you piss on a spark plug? aren't the 50,000 urine traveling volts INSIDE the engine, and therefor shielded from the urine?

and if you took a spark plug out so you could piss on the business end, how well would the engine run?

of course, you could piss on the spark plug wires. but they've got that rubber urine protective sheaf thing.
 
2008-07-09 06:47:05 PM  
farkwell:poor kid. i'd piss on a spark plug if i thought it would help.

btw: how could you piss on a spark plug? aren't the 50,000 urine traveling volts INSIDE the engine, and therefor shielded from the urine?

and if you took a spark plug out so you could piss on the business end, how well would the engine run?

of course, you could piss on the spark plug wires. but they've got that rubber urine protective sheaf thing.


The only way...the ONLY way...that we are going to be able to find out the answer to these questions is if you would take it upon yourself to physically go out and urinate on a spark plug. Make sure you're filmed for posterity. And then you can tell us all here on Fark whether or not it is safe for the rest of us to go ahead and piss on that spark plug that we've wanted to piss on for years.

Do it for all of us, farkwell. The world will applaud your efforts.
 
2008-07-09 07:13:37 PM  
HawaiiE:is he hiking Na Pali coast?

Doubt it. Getting there from Oahu would be a long swim.
 
2008-07-09 07:27:05 PM  
Shall - we - play - a - game?
 
2008-07-09 07:39:46 PM  
How about global thermonuclear war?
 
2008-07-09 07:46:53 PM  
Whamdangler:Hey, I know some guys over at Webroot.

So, you must be getting a kick out of these replies?
 
2008-07-09 07:51:26 PM  
I'm currently poor, semi-adjusted and naked in Nuuanu.

Carry on.
 
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