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(WHDH Boston)   NH Student busted for hacking into school's computer system and changing his grades. Reporter given an F for referencing wrong Matthew Broderick movie   (www1.whdh.com) divider line 83
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2012-04-20 01:12:28 AM
Would you like to play a game?
 
2012-04-20 01:12:36 AM
Who will take this one?
 
2012-04-20 01:13:37 AM
Well, Bueller did hack the computer to change the number of absences he had.
 
2012-04-20 01:16:44 AM
Ferris Bueller did hack into the school computer and lower his number of absences (as TFA referenced) but subby is also correct in that David Lightman from WarGames hacked into the school computer and changed grades. I agree the WarGames reference would've been better.
 
2012-04-20 01:18:33 AM
They marked this link as a repeat, but they take place in different states.
 
2012-04-20 01:19:09 AM
I notice someone flagged this as a duplicate of the earlier Beuller reference this morning about some CA kids but this appears to be a different story about kids in NH.
 
2012-04-20 06:33:26 AM
I'm pretty sure Ferris hacked into the school computer and reduced the number of absences on his record.
 
2012-04-20 06:33:33 AM
Didn't he change Ally Sheedy's grades in WarGames?
 
2012-04-20 06:43:50 AM

kokomo61: Didn't he change Ally Sheedy's grades in WarGames?


Changed hers and his both. Then he nailed her.
 
2012-04-20 06:44:30 AM
I preferred the last headline that referenced Ferris Bueller.
 
2012-04-20 06:48:18 AM
Pelham is kinda woodsy, I'm surprised there are kids there with this kind of wherewithal.

They do have a loaded pinball nostalgia arcade, though, so it's not that bad.

/is anything really "hack proof?"
 
2012-04-20 06:53:37 AM
Either way, this thread needs Mia Sara pics.

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2012-04-20 06:53:57 AM
If you want to talk about a wrong Matthew Broderick movie, don't forget Godzilla (1998). He didn't do any hacking in that one, but he should have fired his agent ;)
 
2012-04-20 06:59:01 AM
I think the ferris bueller reference is actually better or the article because it is a more well known in popular culture and a much better overall movie.

"Hey, Cameron. You realize if we played by the rules right now we'd be in gym?"
 
2012-04-20 07:02:45 AM

lasercannon: They marked this link as a repeat, but they take place in different states.


He hacked in and changed his state too?
 
2012-04-20 07:07:03 AM
That article was horribly written.
 
2012-04-20 07:09:00 AM
FTA: "Parents say they're using this incident as a chance to talk to their children about what is right and wrong."

If your kid is in high school before you're having a conversation about "right" and "wrong", you fail miserably and with gusto.
 
2012-04-20 07:13:30 AM
www.bugdozer.vispa.com
 
2012-04-20 07:19:20 AM
Get your 80s movies right people. Ferris Bueiller's Day Off was where he had to go to saturday detention with 5 other kids, they changed his science project by hacking the school computers. Later, he beats up James Spader and becomes a metrosexual divorcee living with his tiger blood filled brother in law (once he marries Bueller's sister Shawna.)

/clarified
 
2012-04-20 07:21:21 AM

RabbitoGarcia: Pelham is kinda woodsy, I'm surprised there are kids there with this kind of wherewithal.


Why? Rural kids are just as smart as urban ones, just not as haughty. And rural school administrations are perhaps less adept at handling the smart kids who like to throw a little sand in the well-oiled gears once in a while. Not that I would know *ANYTHING* about that, of course...
 
2012-04-20 07:24:54 AM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-04-20 07:29:32 AM
"Alright, Lightman. Maybe you could tell us who first suggested the idea of reproduction without sex."

"Umm... Your wife?"
 
2012-04-20 07:30:24 AM

BigEd: Either way, this thread needs Mia Sara pics.




Oh, you meant from 25 years ago?
 
2012-04-20 07:30:42 AM

dittybopper: RabbitoGarcia: Pelham is kinda woodsy, I'm surprised there are kids there with this kind of wherewithal.

Why? Rural kids are just as smart as urban ones, just not as haughty. And rural school administrations are perhaps less adept at handling the smart kids who like to throw a little sand in the well-oiled gears once in a while. Not that I would know *ANYTHING* about that, of course...


I don't know if I would go so far as to call urban kids haughty. Kids are kids wherever they are. If there is something intelligently devious yet profoundly stupid to be done, they are on it.
 
2012-04-20 07:31:42 AM

SurfaceTension: BigEd: Either way, this thread needs Mia Sara pics.

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Oh, you meant from 25 years ago?

 
2012-04-20 07:37:34 AM
I hoped he changed them for better?
 
2012-04-20 07:40:52 AM
"Mista Potato Head!!",...
"Mista Potato Head!!",...
 
2012-04-20 07:42:17 AM
9 times!
 
2012-04-20 07:44:18 AM
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Me: What do you think is more exciting, having sex or hacking computers?
Kate: Having sex with you on top of a hacked computer.

/at least that's how I imagine it going....
 
2012-04-20 07:45:14 AM

SurfaceTension: SurfaceTension: BigEd: Either way, this thread needs Mia Sara pics.

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Oh, you meant from 25 years ago?


looks like she aged gracefully...appears to be no plastic surgery, and still quite pretty...hair could use a touch of the comb in that pic, though
 
2012-04-20 07:51:17 AM
media.screened.com
 
2012-04-20 07:53:39 AM
24.media.tumblr.com

Drugs?
 
2012-04-20 07:55:53 AM

SurfaceTension: SurfaceTension: BigEd: Either way, this thread needs Mia Sara pics.

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

Oh, you meant from 25 years ago?


I'd hit it now. She's a few months younger than me.
 
2012-04-20 07:59:55 AM

SpinStopper: If you want to talk about a wrong Matthew Broderick movie, don't forget Godzilla (1998). He didn't do any hacking in that one, but he should have fired his agent ;)


Inspector Gadget (1999) would like to have a word with you.
 
2012-04-20 08:00:14 AM

SurfaceTension: SurfaceTension: BigEd: Either way, this thread needs Mia Sara pics.

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

Oh, you meant from 25 years ago?


Crow's feet make me feel hot and bothered.
 
2012-04-20 08:02:56 AM
I haven't seen any of those movies. I do however keep a shrine to Matthew Broderick for his nuanced and dynamic performance in Inspector Gadget.
 
2012-04-20 08:05:45 AM
I love the interviews with clueless parents who are just absolutely amazed that a teenager has "that kind of computer aptitude" without hearing any details on how he pulled off the hack. Must be nice living in a world where computers are magic boxes that can only be tamed by the wisest of sorcerers, and anybody who knows how to install a keylogger or look at the postit note on the monitor is some kind of genius.
 
2012-04-20 08:06:06 AM

bump: Get your 80s movies right people. Ferris Bueiller's Day Off was where he had to go to saturday detention with 5 other kids, they changed his science project by hacking the school computers. Later, he beats up James Spader and becomes a metrosexual divorcee living with his tiger blood filled brother in law (once he marries Bueller's sister Shawna.)

/clarified


+1 Could have used more Weird Science references.
 
2012-04-20 08:11:29 AM

SpinStopper: If you want to talk about a wrong Matthew Broderick movie, don't forget Godzilla (1998). He didn't do any hacking in that one, but he should have fired his agent ;)


There is absolutely nothing wrong with Godzilla (1998) other than the fact that it was stuck with the name "Godzilla". Had they decided to call it something else, it would be considered a perfectly adequate American kaiju film.

Also, in many ways, it is superior to 90% of the Japanese Godzilla films out there, and it's certainly head and shoulders above that staccato, seizure-inducing blue and orange crapfest that is "Godzilla: Final Wars".
 
2012-04-20 08:12:47 AM
Most hacks are intuitive for any determined teenager. Plus the fact that people use easily guessed passwords and refuse to firewall because "gee, it would be inconceivable and impossible for anyone to hack this!".
 
2012-04-20 08:13:04 AM
"I was a little shocked, but it is a little bit amazing that we have kids sysadmins without that kind of the computer aptitude that would be able to crack into secure the system."

FTF them.

/ not really amazed.

// seventh grade son's second-favorite Linux distro is BackTrack. Know a good bail bondsman in my area?
 
2012-04-20 08:13:44 AM

bump: Get your 80s movies right people. Ferris Bueiller's Day Off was where he had to go to saturday detention with 5 other kids, they changed his science project by hacking the school computers. Later, he beats up James Spader and becomes a metrosexual divorcee living with his tiger blood filled brother in law (once he marries Bueller's sister Shawna.)

/clarified


Where's the part where they find the dead kid rotting by the railroad tracks?
 
2012-04-20 08:14:53 AM

jmr61: Then he nailed her.


Yeah, the "end of the world" bullshiat story works every time.
 
2012-04-20 08:15:39 AM

wademh: bump: Get your 80s movies right people. Ferris Bueiller's Day Off was where he had to go to saturday detention with 5 other kids, they changed his science project by hacking the school computers. Later, he beats up James Spader and becomes a metrosexual divorcee living with his tiger blood filled brother in law (once he marries Bueller's sister Shawna.)

/clarified

Where's the part where they find the dead kid rotting by the railroad tracks?


Right after Pennywise showed up and ate the Goonies.
 
2012-04-20 08:16:05 AM
He stole the password. The retarded reporter is doing it right.
 
2012-04-20 08:16:33 AM
""I was surprised that someone could actually do it, you know, usually I wouldn't think someone would have the mind to be able to do that," said Austin Croatti, a student."

So. Not sending kids to Pelham, then.
 
2012-04-20 08:17:53 AM

dittybopper: There is absolutely nothing wrong with Godzilla (1998) other than the fact that it was stuck with the name "Godzilla". Had they decided to call it something else, it would be considered a perfectly adequate American kaiju film.


I agree 100%. Back when I bought it, I overlaid the words "GIANT LIZARD" onto Godzilla on the DVD box and enjoyed the movie very much.
 
2012-04-20 08:20:38 AM

SurfaceTension: SurfaceTension: BigEd: Either way, this thread needs Mia Sara pics.

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

Oh, you meant from 25 years ago?


Ha! Yes, please... from at least 25 years ago.
 
2012-04-20 08:23:00 AM

jmr61: kokomo61: Didn't he change Ally Sheedy's grades in WarGames?

Changed hers and his both. Then he nailed her.


Actually, he didn't nail her. The were interrupted when Falken showed up in the helicopter.
 
2012-04-20 08:25:45 AM

Jake Havechek: wademh: bump: Get your 80s movies right people. Ferris Bueiller's Day Off was where he had to go to saturday detention with 5 other kids, they changed his science project by hacking the school computers. Later, he beats up James Spader and becomes a metrosexual divorcee living with his tiger blood filled brother in law (once he marries Bueller's sister Shawna.)

/clarified

Where's the part where they find the dead kid rotting by the railroad tracks?

Right after Pennywise showed up and ate the Goonies.


Before or after the big dance scene when the reverend sees the error of his ways?
 
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