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[#] Sun Jul 29 2012 08:34:48 EDT from zooer

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Ever seen the movie "War Games"? We are a super secret government technology site that controls the nuclear missiles. You
obviously hacked your way into here. Now it is up to you to find the game that launches the missiles.

[#] Sun Jul 29 2012 23:04:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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The best thing about War Games was how many people suddenly became computer experts as soon as they left the theater.

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 10:18:17 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Worse was that all of our parents who had didn't even realize we had modems suddenly wanted to really know what we were doing with our computers.

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 11:35:58 EDT from zooer

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I learned everything from "The KGB, the Computer, and Me" and "Small Wonder".

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 11:50:49 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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And of course if your computer education began in 1983 with the movie "War Games" then it probably continued with the TV series "Whiz Kids" which began the same year.

My online adventures were well under way at that point. Doing things illegal wasn't really on the radar but my dad really couldn't grok the concept of a hobbyist BBS. He was certain that we were going to get an online services bill from Sherwood Forest ][.

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 12:47:58 EDT from dothebart

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heh,  my mom had about the same opinions to reject DSL (after I moved out...) because of she was awaiting the extra cost...

now that my dads overview of the screen content declines, they arive. he got trapped twice by those typical online forgeries like downloads.com, and once managed to _sell_ something on amazon he intended to buy. wtf?



[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 17:02:08 EDT from triLcat

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When we got our first computer, my mom learned just enough that she actually understood what my siblings were doing (I wasn't in kindergarten yet when we got our first computer.) 

On the other hand, my parents kept the computer in their room for the first couple of years. I think they were worried that my brother might not sleep if it was available all night. Some things never change :)



[#] Wed Aug 15 2012 18:30:07 EDT from fleeb

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Gads... I last logged in on the 9th?

I'm working too much.

[#] Fri Aug 17 2012 07:46:55 EDT from Ladyhawke

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I hear you there



[#] Fri Aug 17 2012 08:49:07 EDT from triLcat

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I think I scared everyone away. Every time I post something, the room goes dead for several weeks.



[#] Fri Aug 17 2012 08:50:00 EDT from zooer

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Thread killer...

[#] Fri Aug 17 2012 08:55:43 EDT from triLcat

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omg - someone's immune to my thread-killing poison! :)



[#] Fri Aug 17 2012 10:42:32 EDT from Ahff Rowe

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Make that two someones.

[#] Fri Aug 17 2012 13:12:08 EDT from f00b3r

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Here! That's all I got...

[#] Fri Aug 17 2012 17:50:09 EDT from Spell Binder

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If you've read the Pern books, calling trilcat a thread killer would imply she's a dragon. :P

[#] Fri Aug 17 2012 18:56:57 EDT from zooer

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If you read the threads in reverse she is a conversation starter!

[#] Fri Aug 17 2012 19:42:20 EDT from Ladyhawke

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At least she's not a Fire Starter



[#] Sun Aug 19 2012 01:48:34 EDT from triLcat

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I can start fires with my fingers. If the fingers are holding a lighter.



[#] Sun Aug 19 2012 17:17:35 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Nikola Tesla could have zapped every threadfall in Pern without a dragon.

[#] Sun Aug 19 2012 18:38:25 EDT from Ladyhawke

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If you believe the History channel, he did that to Siberia, too.



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