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(Slate)   The Great Hacker Photo Hack: how a scrappy computer-nerd collective pranked the tech press   (slate.com ) divider line
    More: Amusing, white hat, Hacker News, collective pranked, Googleplex, Aaron Swartz, credit card numbers, development director, computers  
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2013-02-07 09:31:50 AM  
It looks like they made pictures, posted the pictures all over the internet, and got someone to use their pictures.

That's a prank? iStockPhoto must be the biggest group of hackers there is then.
 
2013-02-07 09:37:38 AM  
Worst. Prank. Ever.
 
2013-02-07 10:05:45 AM  
I always hated that farker. He comes along and all the monsters are real. No more need for sleuthing.

fark you Scrappy.
 
2013-02-07 10:13:00 AM  
I never saw Hackers.  I saw the roller blades in the commercials and figured it was just another 'John Cusack as an awkward teen' movie.

Sneakers though - that was an awesome movie.

Yeah yeah, ignore the scrabble bits
 
2013-02-07 10:31:10 AM  

Havokmon: I never saw Hackers.  I saw the roller blades in the commercials and figured it was just another 'John Cusack as an awkward teen' movie.

Sneakers though - that was an awesome movie.

Yeah yeah, ignore the scrabble bits


Hackers was fun.  Not meant to be taken seriously(ridiculous virii, GUIs, Angelina Jolie's perky nude tits), but still somewhat authentic from an abstract point of view(phreaking, popularity of the DOD Rainbow Books, etc).  If anything else, the cast was surprisingly good and made it work for entertainment.  Sneakers was more of a serious movie.
 
2013-02-07 11:05:08 AM  

bhcompy: Havokmon: I never saw Hackers.  I saw the roller blades in the commercials and figured it was just another 'John Cusack as an awkward teen' movie.

Sneakers though - that was an awesome movie.

Yeah yeah, ignore the scrabble bits

Hackers was fun.  Not meant to be taken seriously(ridiculous virii, GUIs, Angelina Jolie's perky nude tits), but still somewhat authentic from an abstract point of view(phreaking, popularity of the DOD Rainbow Books, etc).  If anything else, the cast was surprisingly good and made it work for entertainment.  Sneakers was more of a serious movie.


Yeah, I'm going to be "that guy"...

"Virii" is not a word. It is a Latin mass noun, in the same sense that we say, "the rabble." Besides, it is neuter and off the second declension, which means that the "-i" would be incorrect anyway. There is no recorded Latin plural, and neuter second declension nouns ending in "-us" are so rare as to be non-existent except for "virus".

/pet peeve
//not a rotsky
///just something I find annoying
 
2013-02-07 11:57:29 AM  
Jesus, that makes script kiddies come off as legit.
 
2013-02-07 01:00:10 PM  

twat_waffle: bhcompy: Havokmon: I never saw Hackers.  I saw the roller blades in the commercials and figured it was just another 'John Cusack as an awkward teen' movie.

Sneakers though - that was an awesome movie.

Yeah yeah, ignore the scrabble bits

Hackers was fun.  Not meant to be taken seriously(ridiculous virii, GUIs, Angelina Jolie's perky nude tits), but still somewhat authentic from an abstract point of view(phreaking, popularity of the DOD Rainbow Books, etc).  If anything else, the cast was surprisingly good and made it work for entertainment.  Sneakers was more of a serious movie.

Yeah, I'm going to be "that guy"...

"Virii" is not a word. It is a Latin mass noun, in the same sense that we say, "the rabble." Besides, it is neuter and off the second declension, which means that the "-i" would be incorrect anyway. There is no recorded Latin plural, and neuter second declension nouns ending in "-us" are so rare as to be non-existent except for "virus".

/pet peeve
//not a rotsky
///just something I find annoying


You're out of your element, Donny.  It's a cultural thing, and obviously you don't really know it.
 
2013-02-07 01:36:34 PM  

Whatever_I_Suppose: It looks like they made pictures, posted the pictures all over the internet, and got someone to use their pictures.

That's a prank? iStockPhoto must be the biggest group of hackers there is then.


Seems a lot less 'great' than the headline suggests.
 
2013-02-07 06:12:52 PM  

Whatever_I_Suppose: It looks like they made pictures, posted the pictures all over the internet, and got someone to use their pictures.

That's a prank? iStockPhoto must be the biggest group of hackers there is then.


Yes but is istockphoto scrappy? 'Cuz the article writer said these l33t hackers were scrappy.
 
2013-02-08 07:42:53 AM  
listverse.com
 
2013-02-08 07:50:21 AM  

bhcompy: Hackers was fun.  Not meant to be taken seriously(ridiculous virii, GUIs, Angelina Jolie's perky nude tits), but still somewhat authentic from an abstract point of view(phreaking, popularity of the DOD Rainbow Books, etc).  If anything else, the cast was surprisingly good and made it work for entertainment.  Sneakers was more of a serious movie.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

/anybody in IT watches it for the comedic value of the absurd "hacker jargon"
//really, really, really bad movie, so bad it's funny

Also, yes, Sneakers was the real "hackers" movie.  Besides a few liberties here and there, it was pretty realistic.
 
2013-02-08 11:17:52 AM  
I also would like to say.  This is neither a 'hack' nor a 'prank'.  This was just a stupid thing that happens.

'hackers': "Hey, let's take pictures the press might want to use and put them online for the press to use"
Press:  "ok, thanks"
'hackers':  "HA HA!  GOTCHA"
 
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