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ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

Wanna run with my crew huh? Rule cyberspace and crunch numbers like I do?




that guy's character in your Vampire the Masquerade campaign

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Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


https://twitter.com/Gizmodo/status/1462839808770777089?s=20

https://twitter.com/jdickerson/status/1462816986904371200?t=KjZ-8150Od_1pxWD75NFuQ&s=19

Truman Peyote
Oct 11, 2006





ADINSX posted:

that guy's character in your Vampire the Masquerade campaign

lol. i have to admit that this was every character when we played VTM in high school

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you



i'm the guy with the cooked retinas

ADINSX
Sep 9, 2003

Wanna run with my crew huh? Rule cyberspace and crunch numbers like I do?



Truman Peyote posted:

lol. i have to admit that this was every character when we played VTM in high school

It’s true we were all that guy

To be fair though you get armor class 1 with no movement penalties and can conceal a short barrel shotgun? Who am I to argue with results

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006


Nap Ghost


needs sound

CRIP EATIN BREAD
Jun 24, 2002

Hey stop worrying bout my acting bitch, and worry about your WACK ass music. In the mean time... Eat a hot bowl of Dicks! Ice T





Soiled Meat

infernal machines posted:

i'm the guy with the cooked retinas

yeah at least one of these guys got permanent eye damage from doing this (lol)

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

some of those 'i restore an old x' channels have started using laser cleaners and it's really satisfying to see a how preserved everything is when they go to repaint and seal the pieces

Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang




quantumfoam posted:

Giving up on doing a Let's Read the Cypherpunks Mailing List thread, at least for now.
The seventh or eighth post in the 1992 Cypherpunks mailing list dump file is a small 46 word post from Cliff Stoll that has sent me off on a 200+ word (and growing) digression on the deep weirdness and web of associations documented in non-fiction print that spring up for me anytime relationships come up in the Cypherpunks mailing list (aka the CML) or with 1980's-1990's computer hackers.
If I got that much from a 46 word post, a podcast or a dedicated blog seems more appropriate.

Anyway, here's that 200+ word digression in case anyone is interested.

Half of Cliff Stoll's 46 word post that got forwarded to the CML from alt.cyberpunk.tech was how his marriage with Martha broke up. Cliff Stoll's 1989 non-fiction book "The Cuckoo's Egg" had a big thing about how computers weren't his life, instead Cliff's non-conformist lifestyle and his deep connection with Martha, his soulmate and girlfriend-turned wife was what he lived for. 3 yrs later, as per his forwarded post to the CML; yeah not so much.

Writing that down also made me remember CML related deep weirdness in the 1996 book TAKEDOWN, which is a non-fiction book about how Tsutomu Shimomura tracked down and "caught" Kevin Mitnick during Mitnick's 2.5 year as a computer hacker fugitive in the mid-1990's. Two notes on this: Number one, as per TAKEDOWN, Tsutomu Shimomura was in a weird open relationship with his girlfriend that was also dating a few other guys including John Gilmore, the CML founder. For clarification purposes, John Gilmore was an early mega-rich internet libertarian and hosted the cypherpunk mailing on his own internet domain/personal server at his house, back when having a domain name and physically owning computer servers meant you were a extremely hardcore computer person. Anyway, the secondary plotline in TAKEDOWN was Shimomura documenting his open relationship with his girlfriend that was also dating John Gilmore. The girlfriend eventually choose Shimomura over John Gilmore, but Shimomura was so insecure over his relationship, he took his girlfriend everywhere during the final 2 months of tracking down Mitnick, up to and including bringing her to the actual arrest site and then court hearings of Kevin Mitnick.

Number two: The main reason Tsutomu Shimomura got involved in tracking down Kevin Mitnick is because Mitnick hacked Shimomura's home server network. What really made it personal for Shimomura was that someone kept sending taunting voicemails to Tsutomu Shimomura about how Shimomura would never catch Mitnick, which Shimomura mentioned a few times in TAKEDOWN and posted on the website for TAKEDOWN which is still up as of 2021. http://www.takedown.com/evidence/index.html
While Zeke Shiff ultimately took credit for the harassing calls; https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-case-of-the-kung-fu-phreak I always felt it was probably Lenny DiCicco, Mitnick's accomplice/computer hacker friend that actually made those calls. Lenny DiCicco had a conflicted history with Mitnick that reached it's deeply weird peak when DiCicco uh took over Mitnick's relationship with Mitnick's wife at some point during Mitnick's 2.5 years as a fugitive. Source on the DiCicco wife takeover thing is The Fugitive Game.

As much I've mentioned Kevin Mitnick here, I want to make one point. Refreshingly, Kevin Mitnick never seems to have harassed or stalked women (that is outside of a toxic hate-hate relationship with female hacker Susan Thunder ((who also apparently became a cypherpunks/CML poster)) unlike most computer hacker/phone-freaks of 1980's-1990's. Most computer-hackers/phone phreaks of the 1980's-1990's merely just creepily stalked women over the phone or used their phone-hacker skills to call phone-sex lines for free or if they needed under-the-table cash badly, setup ad-hoc unregistered phone-numbers for illegal escort/prostitution rings. It was the "other Kevin" 1980's hacker aka Kevin Poulsen that stalked and harassed women over phone lines and PHYSICALLY. Poulsen became obsessed with Molly Ringwald at the height of her movie career fame, and recorded her phone calls and hacked into her answering machine and deleting messages on it. Physically following Molly Ringwald around Los Angeles, into restaurants and movie theaters, yelling things Ringwald had only mentioned in private phone conversations, etc. Poulsen source is The Watchman: The Twisted Life and Crimes of Serial Hacker Kevin Poulsen.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[ASK] me about OS/2 WARP




Shaggar posted:

needs sound

found it

https://i.imgur.com/EvD6lx7.mp4

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


lol

Crusader
Apr 11, 2002

progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future





Kenny Logins
Jan 11, 2011

EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A WHITE WHALE INTO THE PEQUOD. IT'S HELL'S HEART AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I STRIKE AT THEE ALONGSIDE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER, ISHMAEL. I SINK ALL COFFINS AND I SINK ALL HEARSES HARD. MAKING WHOOSHING SOUNDS WHEN I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE


https://twitter.com/rossisacoolguy/status/1462851404155006981?s=21
got his rear end

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?



I've never done this type of work, what is this thing

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


Milo and POTUS posted:

I've never done this type of work, what is this thing

a very very high power IR laser burning off the oxidization on the metal.

everyone there should be wearing filter goggles because that poo poo will cook your eye like an egg and you won't even know because your eye doesn't respond to IR, you just suddenly can't see anymore. a brief reflection off a particularly clean piece of metal is all it would take.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






mitnick somewhat awkwardly made a pass at my friend who is 20 years his junior once, though he at least had the decency not to get weird when she declined.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[ASK] me about OS/2 WARP




infernal machines posted:

a very very high power IR laser burning off the oxidization on the metal.

everyone there should be wearing filter goggles because that poo poo will cook your eye like an egg and you won't even know because your eye doesn't respond to IR, you just suddenly can't see anymore. a brief reflection off a particularly clean piece of metal is all it would take.

I kind of twitched a poo poo when i saw he was doing it on top of diamond plate. That poo poo's got bevels and curves yo

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


Jonny 290 posted:

I kind of twitched a poo poo when i saw he was doing it on top of diamond plate. That poo poo's got bevels and curves yo

you can see it cooking the coating off that too.

i'm all about doing stupid poo poo with lasers but my stupidity generally tops out at like 1/100th of the power of that thing

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

:cheers:




i guess we have a month or two until ratm jumps in too. gently caress. nothing matters. who loving cares

FMguru
Sep 10, 2003

peed on;
sexually

PIZZA.BAT posted:

gently caress. nothing matters. who loving cares
now youre getting it!

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.




Fun Shoe

https://twitter.com/mikeelk/status/1462827172197015555

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






imagine that. huh.

Roosevelt
Jul 18, 2009

I'm looking for the man who shot my paw.




PIZZA.BAT posted:

i guess we have a month or two until ratm jumps in too. gently caress. nothing matters. who loving cares

i still don't understand what these things are, how they work, or how they can have monetary value, and lord willing i will go to my grave without knowing any of that

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





PIZZA.BAT posted:

i guess we have a month or two until ratm jumps in too. gently caress. nothing matters. who loving cares

sooner than that

https://twitter.com/tmorello/status/1438662192996524037?s=20

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

rage against the machine more like welcome to the machine

CRIP EATIN BREAD
Jun 24, 2002

Hey stop worrying bout my acting bitch, and worry about your WACK ass music. In the mean time... Eat a hot bowl of Dicks! Ice T





Soiled Meat

lol if you think a top-40 band cares about anything like that except making money

AlbertFlasher
Feb 14, 2006

Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band

haveblue posted:

rage against the machine more like welcome to the machine

Kenny Logins
Jan 11, 2011

EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A WHITE WHALE INTO THE PEQUOD. IT'S HELL'S HEART AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I STRIKE AT THEE ALONGSIDE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER, ISHMAEL. I SINK ALL COFFINS AND I SINK ALL HEARSES HARD. MAKING WHOOSHING SOUNDS WHEN I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE


haveblue posted:

rage against the machine more like welcome to the machine

Crusader
Apr 11, 2002

progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future





haveblue posted:

rage against the machine more like welcome to the machine

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[ASK] me about OS/2 WARP




haveblue posted:

rage against the machine more like welcome to the machine

Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang




haveblue posted:

rage against the machine more like welcome to the machine

:(

Kenny Logins
Jan 11, 2011

EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A WHITE WHALE INTO THE PEQUOD. IT'S HELL'S HEART AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I STRIKE AT THEE ALONGSIDE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER, ISHMAEL. I SINK ALL COFFINS AND I SINK ALL HEARSES HARD. MAKING WHOOSHING SOUNDS WHEN I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE


https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1463196798177185799?s=21

chaosbreather
Dec 9, 2001

Wry and wise,
but also very sexual.



man funko NFTs vs actual funko pop

it’s honestly difficult to figure out which I hate more

evil_bunnY
Apr 2, 2003



The sooner you accept that none of your heroes are worth a poo poo they better off you'll be.
Except for fred rodgers. he's dead.

Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang




tbh I think he was the last one. that I can think of anyway lol

PokeJoe
Aug 24, 2004

hail cgatan




haveblue posted:

rage against the machine more like welcome to the machine

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.




Fun Shoe

https://twitter.com/ethanz/status/1463597536342679553

PokeJoe
Aug 24, 2004

hail cgatan




lmao

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa7oQFqFaIc

AlbertFlasher
Feb 14, 2006

Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band


rofl

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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






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