Tuesday, March 05, 2013

How Hackers ...

Watched this a few weeks ago: How Hackers changed the World, Storyville (BBC4). When, 27-8 Jan 2011, Egypt shut down all the country's Internet connections, one of the "hacktivists" said that they coordinated around 500 dial-up connections to bypass this.

On a slightly ligter note, when the "hacktivists" of Anonymous came out of the online world ("mom's basement") and organized real-life demonstrations on the streets of Australia, Tel Aviv, Berlin, London and the US, a surprising number of the people who turned up were women. This gave many of the geeks the chance to "get laid" that they otherwise probably wouldn't have got for several years.

Some engineer jokes, old but amusing nonetheless.

Posted 25 Mar 2013

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