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(Phandroid)   The Disney corporation would like your kids to know that open source software is risky and dangerous and should never be used (with video propaganda goodness)   (phandroid.com) divider line 48
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2012-08-21 04:35:50 PM
That sounds less like propaganda and more like the writer just strung a bunch of IT jargon together to try to make a comprehensible sentence.
 
2012-08-21 04:43:03 PM
Wait, we're to believe viruses hide better in OPEN source code than closed source?

Really?
 
2012-08-21 04:45:28 PM
Little kid's right. If she hastily included unnecessary open source libraries in her code, then the surface area for buffer-overflow attacks increases dramatically.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-08-21 04:48:29 PM
Laugh tracks are like nails on a chalkboard to me.
 
2012-08-21 04:51:49 PM
Since I can't use sound at work, I decided to use the "English: transcribed" option on youtube for it. Awesome....


"Wilson Cage"
"Drinking is needed"
"today"
"we have to prove to be separate, computers are down"
"don't hesitate"
"act tenure"
"candy"
 
2012-08-21 05:02:58 PM
Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.
 
2012-08-21 05:07:28 PM

MBK: Laugh tracks are like nails on a chalkboard to me.


Canned laughter drives me absolutely batshiat.
 
2012-08-21 05:08:03 PM

Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.


That one never gets old.
 
2012-08-21 05:19:30 PM
I think it was a case of the floating point stack defragging the ROM to a flash RAM state so that the unix port couldn't get a USB link to the ethernet monitor which caused an HTML cascade error in the mircoprocessor buffer which opened the virus firewall on the mainframe drive terminal. This whole mess could have been avoided with a simple low level format.

It's like they don't teach kids anything these days.
 
2012-08-21 05:20:15 PM

Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.


Was I supposed to read this in the narrator's voice from Bastion? Because I did.
 
2012-08-21 05:46:39 PM

Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.



Dammit!  Beat me to it.
 
But I'll one up ya and provide video
 
2012-08-21 06:05:03 PM

downstairs: Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.


Dammit!  Beat me to it.
 
But I'll one up ya and provide video


That's just stupid. Everyone knows you use tracer-t to track IP addresses.
 
2012-08-21 06:09:29 PM

timujin: That sounds less like propaganda and more like the writer just strung a bunch of IT jargon together to try to make a comprehensible sentence.


Pretty much. And the idiot who wrote the article really showed his naivety about Apple as well (who contributes quite a bit to open source).
 
2012-08-21 06:12:06 PM

Yuri Futanari: downstairs: Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.


Dammit!  Beat me to it.
 
But I'll one up ya and provide video

That's just stupid. Everyone knows you use tracer-t to track IP addresses.



That's fantastic.  Poor kid.
 
2012-08-21 06:12:06 PM
I'm going to call this kid's bluff. He doesn't even have a second person typing on the keyboard with him.
 
2012-08-21 06:12:19 PM

downstairs: Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.


Dammit!  Beat me to it.
 
But I'll one up ya and provide video


Jesus farking christ that show just shiats on anything it touches doesn't it?

And this made me think of the 'you wouldn't download a car' PSA.
 
2012-08-21 06:12:31 PM

ceebeecates4: Little kid's right. If she hastily included unnecessary open source libraries in her code, then the surface area for buffer-overflow attacks increases dramatically.


She should try reversing the polarity.
 
2012-08-21 06:48:01 PM
NO! NOT THE IGNORANCE!


IT BUUUURRRNNNSSS
 
2012-08-21 06:54:36 PM

timujin: That sounds less like propaganda and more like the writer just strung a bunch of IT jargon together to try to make a comprehensible sentence.


Agreed. Still, how hard could it be to call a local geek and say "check this out. Make any sense?" If the geek says "no, that's stupid", rewrite the line.

Then again, as a geek, I realize that our default answer to, well, everything is "no, that's stupid". So the TV writers really have no reason to change. Those of us who'd be upset aren't really going to be happy with any option, and the idiots aren't going to notice.
 
2012-08-21 07:02:36 PM

Gonz: timujin: That sounds less like propaganda and more like the writer just strung a bunch of IT jargon together to try to make a comprehensible sentence.

Agreed. Still, how hard could it be to call a local geek and say "check this out. Make any sense?" If the geek says "no, that's stupid", rewrite the line.

Then again, as a geek, I realize that our default answer to, well, everything is "no, that's stupid". So the TV writers really have no reason to change. Those of us who'd be upset aren't really going to be happy with any option, and the idiots aren't going to notice.


Very, very few writers have gotten it right. Sorkin did pretty well with The Social Network (nothing was wrong or inaccurate, just perhaps prolix).
 
2012-08-21 07:07:07 PM
class Humans {

function Humans()
{
$this->kill_all();
}

function kill_all()
{
$this->db->where('human', 1);
$this->db->delete('users');
}
 
2012-08-21 07:07:57 PM

Gonz: Then again, as a geek, I realize that our default answer to, well, everything is "no, that's stupid". So the TV writers really have no reason to change. Those of us who'd be upset aren't really going to be happy with any option, and the idiots aren't going to notice.


No, that's stupid.

They should have called me. I'm not like the other geeks.
 
2012-08-21 07:17:52 PM
Reading this on a Linux box, getting a kick...
 
2012-08-21 07:51:50 PM

Gonz: timujin: That sounds less like propaganda and more like the writer just strung a bunch of IT jargon together to try to make a comprehensible sentence.

Agreed. Still, how hard could it be to call a local geek and say "check this out. Make any sense?" If the geek says "no, that's stupid", rewrite the line.

Then again, as a geek, I realize that our default answer to, well, everything is "no, that's stupid". So the TV writers really have no reason to change. Those of us who'd be upset aren't really going to be happy with any option, and the idiots aren't going to notice.


A new guy in our office doing digital strategy (i'm a web developer for an ad agency) has started taking down choice quotes from me, and "no... and that's stupid" was the first one up on the board, followed by "if you go ahead with this, you can not succeed, you can only fail differently".
 
2012-08-21 07:55:11 PM
What I want to know is why a presumed adult was watching that show in the first place. The 25 seconds of that clip came close to making me defenestrate myself, and I'm a dad.
 
2012-08-21 07:55:54 PM
Almost as bad as the teacher from a few years ago who confiscated a kids Linux CD and told him "No software is free. You're breaking the law!"
 
2012-08-21 08:04:39 PM
 
2012-08-21 08:16:48 PM
You know, I really can't tell the difference between any of the sitcoms on the Disney Channel. They are all literally the same show. I can't be the only one who remembers when the Disney Channel had some of the widest variety of programs on tv back in the late 80s, early 90s. I believe they even once used to show classic movies like Citizen Kane.
 
2012-08-21 08:31:43 PM

ClintonKun: You know, I really can't tell the difference between any of the sitcoms on the Disney Channel. They are all literally the same show.


I hear you on that one.
 
2012-08-21 09:44:19 PM

timujin: That sounds less like propaganda and more like the writer just strung a bunch of IT jargon together to try to make a comprehensible sentence.


This. And the sentence still didn't make sense. Writer Fail.
 
2012-08-21 11:37:06 PM

Gonz: timujin: That sounds less like propaganda and more like the writer just strung a bunch of IT jargon together to try to make a comprehensible sentence.

Agreed. Still, how hard could it be to call a local geek and say "check this out. Make any sense?" If the geek says "no, that's stupid", rewrite the line.

Then again, as a geek, I realize that our default answer to, well, everything is "no, that's stupid". So the TV writers really have no reason to change. Those of us who'd be upset aren't really going to be happy with any option, and the idiots aren't going to notice.


Perhaps they could ask a geek to write the jargon parts, so that they at least make sense. Give him or her a general idea of what the character is trying to accomplish and let the geek write what the character will do and what programs he will use.

www.wired.com

i48.tinypic.com

/Disney channel show should have said, "Never use warez," or "Never use software downloaded from dodgy Eastern European or Chinese sites," or something like that.
//Never use Windows to find and download "free" porn
 
2012-08-22 12:15:15 AM

Gonz: Agreed. Still, how hard could it be to call a local geek and say "check this out. Make any sense?" If the geek says "no, that's stupid", rewrite the line.


You do understand that this is a Disney tween show, right? What possible value would they get from doing that?
 
2012-08-22 02:00:29 AM
I'm more offended that the Asian kids are asking a whitey for computer help. This show is ridiculous.
 
2012-08-22 02:56:57 AM

Flint Ironstag: Almost as bad as the teacher from a few years ago who confiscated a kids Linux CD and told him "No software is free. You're breaking the law!"


[citation needed]?

/Could easily believe it
//Just want to read some outrage-inducing stuff, provided it's true
 
2012-08-22 03:03:52 AM

kroonermanblack: downstairs: Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.


Dammit!  Beat me to it.
 
But I'll one up ya and provide video

Jesus farking christ that show just shiats on anything it touches doesn't it?

And this made me think of the 'you wouldn't download a car' PSA.


Psh...how about the greatest anti-pirating video of all time...

/I know some of you must remember floppies...
 
2012-08-22 03:20:11 AM

yukichigai: Flint Ironstag: Almost as bad as the teacher from a few years ago who confiscated a kids Linux CD and told him "No software is free. You're breaking the law!"

[citation needed]?

/Could easily believe it
//Just want to read some outrage-inducing stuff, provided it's true


Nevermind, found it: Link
 
2012-08-22 04:05:00 AM

exick: Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.

Was I supposed to read this in the narrator's voice from Bastion? Because I did.


THIS, THIS, THIS
 
2012-08-22 04:40:03 AM
Ah yes, the Disney Virus
 
2012-08-22 06:41:08 AM

Emposter: kroonermanblack: downstairs: Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.


Dammit!  Beat me to it.
 
But I'll one up ya and provide video

Jesus farking christ that show just shiats on anything it touches doesn't it?

And this made me think of the 'you wouldn't download a car' PSA.

Psh...how about the greatest anti-pirating video of all time...

/I know some of you must remember floppies...


Did you see the sequel to that? They double down on it with implying that if you pirate for your own personal use they will send in a SWAT team and brutalize your mother.
/Note before the Cop haters come in the cops couldn't care less about piracy.
 
2012-08-22 06:56:06 AM

exick: Relatively Obscure: Kid's going to create a GUI interface using Visual Basic. See if he can track an IP address.

Was I supposed to read this in the narrator's voice from Bastion? Because I did.


Even if you weren't, the fact that you did made me read it in Rucks's voice, too, so it worked out for the best.
 
2012-08-22 08:14:38 AM

MBK: Laugh tracks are like nails on a chalkboard to me.


So very much this. I revelled when they faded it out over the first season of Sports Night.
 
2012-08-22 08:22:53 AM

timujin: That sounds less like propaganda and more like the writer just strung a bunch of IT jargon together to try to make a comprehensible sentence.


I think this was solved in one move. i don't believe any of the kids watching that stupid show would have the intellect to be swayed anyway.
 
2012-08-22 08:42:26 AM
Umm was that the chick from The Guild?
 
2012-08-22 09:29:11 AM

yukichigai: yukichigai: Flint Ironstag: Almost as bad as the teacher from a few years ago who confiscated a kids Linux CD and told him "No software is free. You're breaking the law!"

[citation needed]?

/Could easily believe it
//Just want to read some outrage-inducing stuff, provided it's true

Nevermind, found it: Link


And the Fark thread on the subject. Nothing like doing something that shows the world you're a clueless asshat, teacher. Hope you gave the kid his discs back.
 
2012-08-22 09:47:10 AM

ClintonKun: You know, I really can't tell the difference between any of the sitcoms on the Disney Channel. They are all literally the same show. I can't be the only one who remembers when the Disney Channel had some of the widest variety of programs on tv back in the late 80s, early 90s. I believe they even once used to show classic movies like Citizen Kane.


There's a cartoon on that channel these days called Gravity Falls that's pretty good in an absurdist sort of way.
 
2012-08-22 09:50:08 AM

mochunk: Umm was that the chick from The Guild?


Yep.
 
2012-08-22 12:01:37 PM

timujin: That sounds less like propaganda and more like the writer just strung a bunch of IT jargon together to try to make a comprehensible sentence.


This was my first thought.... also, someone needs to punch that smug little kid in the face... or something something about something...
 
2012-08-22 08:11:09 PM
Reminds me of this:

i.imgur.com 
 
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