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 Martin Cortez Newsletter

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Jan 24, 2002

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Sirs, (none / 0) (#1)
by Martino Cortez PhD on Thu Jan 24th, 2002 at 12:43:03 PM PST
I apologize for breaking the 24-hour rule. However, this was a very important link, as you can no doubt see. I did not anticipate gaining this incredible knowledge while posting the earlier diary.

Again, my sincere apologies.

Dr Martino Cortez, PhD
CEO - Martin-Cortez Financial Corporation
Copyright 2002, Martino Cortez.

There's still a problem. (none / 0) (#2)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Jan 24th, 2002 at 01:07:13 PM PST
I mean, the day's not out yet, you could still happen across links like this absolute gem. What would happen then? Would you post another diary entry?

I think, perhaps, you should practise the virtue of patience. Your typists could help assist you in "waiting out" the mandatory 24 hour period.

Questions (none / 0) (#3)
by hauntedattics on Thu Jan 24th, 2002 at 01:07:18 PM PST
Dr. Cortez Sir:

Thank you for the daily link. It was highly educational, but I still have a couple of questions. What is l33t? And why do hackers use numbers in the middle of their words? Is this some sort of code used to keep their communications ambiguous and incomprehensible?

Looking forward to your learned response, I am

Sincerely Yours,

Maybe I can answer that (none / 0) (#5)
by westgeof on Fri Jan 25th, 2002 at 07:23:48 AM PST
I believe l33t, "leet," is an adjective hackers use to describe something cool. They use numbers because most hackers are barely literate, and the number system is a lot easier to remember than a bunch of funny looking letters. (After all, there are over twice as many letter as distinct digits, four times as many if you include capital letters.) Also, it a way of identifying themselves, like wearing an "I'm an illiterate thief" button.

Note that I am not a hacker. I had a friend who wanted to be one while we were in school. While I'd like to say that I convinced him otherwise, he got tired of it on his own and returned to the respectable world.

As a child I wanted to know everything. Now I miss my ignorance.

Hacker! (none / 0) (#6)
by elenchos on Fri Jan 25th, 2002 at 11:47:47 AM PST
You LIE!

Hackers are pack animals. They move in gangs and enforce the most cruel discipline on their wretched minions. They teach their esoterica to no one but "made men" and swear them to lifelong silence!

Could you have learned this by browsing an illegal hacker web site? Sure, if you had an illegal hacker browser to view it with. And how to get one? By joining the illegal hacker brotherhood.

You sick bastards. You do everything to show off how 31337 you are and become one of "them", then you try to fool us into thinking you're not a hacker? Madness.

Probably due to mind-poisioning hacker drugs and excessively stimulating hacker music.


I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

Cool it (none / 0) (#7)
by westgeof on Mon Jan 28th, 2002 at 01:57:14 PM PST
No need to jump to conclusions, especially not such insulting ones. I understand your feelings towards hackers, so I know why you are so hostile, but I am not a hacker myself, and have no desire to be known as one.

I debate none of the basic facts about hackers; however, I disagree with your accusations that I am a hacker, that I browse hacker web sites, and that I use a hacker browser. I stand by my claim that a friend of mine once attempted to join that underculture, but got over it and broke free. Being friends, he shared with me some of the more amusing things he learned during this time, and we both share a laugh about it sometimes. That's pretty far from taking it seriously, let alone agreeing with it.

In short, I'm just as hostile towrds hackers as you are, so there's no need to go jumping to conclusions. While it's true that a friend once qualified as a hacker, seeing what he went through and hearing some of the things they did only strengthened my resolve to stand against the hackers.

(Besides, the simple fact that I know how to form paragraphs should be a big clue that I am not a hacker.)
As a child I wanted to know everything. Now I miss my ignorance.

Another important link (none / 0) (#4)
by Yoshi on Thu Jan 24th, 2002 at 10:12:49 PM PST
Another important link here.


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