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T Reginald Gibbons - Idiot of the century?
Yes, definitely 22%
Yes, but it's close with other people 9%
Maybe 0%
No 22%
No way 45%

Votes: 22

 T Reginald Gibbons - Idiot of the century?

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Sep 07, 2002
I just finished reading T Reginald Gibbons great writing titled "Is your son a computer hacker?". While incredibly stupid and although he may not be idiot of the century, this was a very naive story.
The first thing that infuriated me was the thought that programs like "Flash, Bonzi Buddy, and Comet Cursor" could be hack software. Flash is for viewing animations/movies on the internet. Bonzi Buddy is a search engine/desktop helper and Comet Cursor allows you to have custom cursors while on the computer.

The thought that "Cindy" would know what hacking looks like is absurd. You can hack in the DOS window that can be accessed through Windows, you can hack with certain programs, and you can even hack through AOL's Instant Messanger. How the hell would some broad know what hacking looks like? For all we know he was reading HTML code.

Quake = Hacker Meeting Ground? Excuse me while I take my rage out on the wall. QUAKE IS A COMPUTER GAME. Yes, hackers play it. Hell, hackers play all games out there as long as they're online. So what are you going to do, ban all online games? More blatant idiodicy.

I bet your kid was doing absolutely nothing wrong and now you've banned him from the computer until he's "Mature". Damn am I lucky I have parents that know more about computers than what they heard from their friends. I wish it displayed your e-mail or something worthwhile so I could hack the hell out of your machine just to show you what a real hacker can do. I don't know if anyone will even see this, but what the hell, it's worth a shot.


A common cause... (none / 0) (#1)
by walwyn on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 03:56:58 PM PST
...of hacking as our resident doctor will tell you is Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD for short. Apparently in most cases of GERD, patients are unconscious of the real problem. Symptoms are changes in the voice, and glandular spasms (of which this diary is a prime example).

See here for further details.

Not quite yet. (none / 0) (#6)
by First Incision on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 06:41:39 PM PST
I am still a little less than 3 years away from that MD degree.

But yes, GERD (or "GORD," as our British friends call it) is a serious problem.

Although hacking is by far the most serious public health problem caused by GERD, there are other problems as well. Untreated GERD can lead to "Barrett's Esophagus," cancer and death!

If you are suffering from night-time attacks of GERD, you might want to ask your doctor about Protonix. (Flash Required) As you can see from its website, Protonix is fun and effective at combating the fearsome "GERD Monster"
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

Nice! (none / 0) (#9)
by walwyn on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 08:07:06 AM PST
GERDism and hacking can result in cancer and death. I like it.

You like hacking, cancer and death? (none / 0) (#15)
by Amitabh Bachan on Tue Sep 10th, 2002 at 03:25:11 AM PST
I fear you may be suffering from a case of GERDism yourself - please contact your doctor.

This might help... (none / 0) (#2)
by faustus on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 03:58:30 PM PST
In your noble quest to find the "Idiot of the Century", might I be so bold as to suggest a mirror?

--You seem to be suffering from a liberal-arts education.

Warning citizens! (5.00 / 3) (#4)
by because it isnt on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 05:31:48 PM PST
I think this diarist is taking the mickey (© Walt Disney). There is nobody left on the internet that doesn't already know about IYSACH, certainly there is nobody left who would get into a flying rage about it. Please take this into consideration when replying to this chap.

Attn Robotslave: the above is my honest opinion. Easy, tiger. -- because it isn't

a bit too far... (none / 0) (#5)
by PotatoError on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 06:00:08 PM PST
T Reginald Gibbons strikes again I would say.

Couldn't adequacy prevent ppl from getting multiple accounts easily?

What fun would that be? (none / 0) (#7)
by William Franklin Rothman on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 07:54:32 PM PST
Multiple accounts are the cumin in the chilli beef stew of online discussion.

But then, (5.00 / 1) (#13)
by jvance on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 09:16:00 PM PST
Adequacy would only have three registered accounts.
Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR

Is my son a hacker? (none / 0) (#8)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 01:44:50 AM PST
Sounds like a troll, can't the editors move this to the hall of shame.

Nice (none / 0) (#10)
by Opticon on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 10:44:30 AM PST
A article on this site that actually makes sence.

This guy IS THE BIGGEST IDIOT EVER! (none / 0) (#11)
by Thispostisqueer on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 03:59:09 PM PST
He is

Just have to say, (none / 0) (#12)
by jvance on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 09:12:00 PM PST
I like your username.
Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR

Agent Max Sir, (5.00 / 1) (#14)
by Martino Cortez PhD on Sun Sep 8th, 2002 at 09:57:53 PM PST
Please stop wasting our time. We have heard your tired arguments many, many times.

Not only is Mr. Gibbons among the most bright minds on the Interweb, he has many, many published works. While you not belive this - that very paper you read has influenced politicians across the globe. May his words become future law.

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


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