With this in mind, it really struck me by surprise that some idiot out there ICQed me, asking for help hacking somebody's computer. I assume some other smartass gave him my UIN, claiming I could aid him in his pursuit of wannabe l33tness. So I ended up giving him all the help I could by making up various bullshit computer terms, inside jokes, and bogus definitions that usually had something to do with this site. Good luck hacking, Pike.
PiKe - are you on? "because today you do not have n/a"
Lowtax - yes
PiKe - oh ok i heard you where a good hacker?
Lowtax - Oh yeah, I'm SUP4H L33T
PiKe - what does that mean?
Lowtax - It's secret haX0r code faG0t!!!
PiKe - ok well ive been told you can help me
Lowtax - Y3S, MY chILD?
PiKe - ya i need to know how do get into someones comp using their ip# and stuff and like get stuff or something
Lowtax - Do you use Service condition release pak 12-C or the alt. release?
PiKe - ya ummm what?
Lowtax - What operating system are you using?
PiKe - oh, windows 98
Lowtax - So what release client / host TCP protocol do you have installed?
Lowtax - What kind of hacking have you done in the past? I need to know so I can determine what skill level you're on.
PiKe - not realy ANYTHING i have lots of hacking programs but most of them don't work but i know what phreaking, hacking, cracking are ive read up a little
Lowtax - Have you done any work with the Pusherbot v2.1 client hack prog?
PiKe - nope
Lowtax - What about a basic Shoverbot? These programs force fake data packets through a false TMCPT server and reroute the service modules for outgoing packets which can screw up their net connection
PiKe - no like i said all ive done is read up a little and downloaded a few stuff
Yes, it's the perfect form for surviving a car crash. But it's also the perfect form for so much more, like surviving the trauma of reading any news headline in 2016.
It's just a little confusing, is all.
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