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+ - Demonoid goes dark (again)

Submitted by The Famous Druid
The Famous Druid (89404) writes "Popular torrent site demonoid which recently rose from the dead after a tussle with the CRIA, has gone dark again. Visitors to the website now receive the message
"The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.""
It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Your child is a hacker if he uses "Lunix"

Submitted by TFGeditor
TFGeditor (737839) writes "On a web page called "jay's site.com" http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/2007/03/09/is-yo ur-child-a-computer-hacker/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.j ayssite.com%2Fstuff%2Fchildhacker%2Fchildhacker.ht ml&frame=true there is a hilarious article supposedly written by a parent who discovered his son was a "computer hacker." What makes it so funny (besides all the absurdities it contains) is that it is not supposed to be funny — at least I do not *think* it is supposed to be funny. Among the top ten signs your child might be a hacker is use of the "illegal hacker operation system, Lunix." From the article: "BSD, Lunix, Debian and Mandrake are all versions of an illegal hacker operation system, invented by a Soviet computer hacker named Linyos Torovoltos, before the Russians lost the Cold War. It is based on a program called "xenix", which was written by Microsoft for the US government. These programs are used by hackers to break into other people's computer systems to steal credit card numbers. They may also be used to break into people's stereos to steal their music, using the "mp3" program. Lunix is extremely dangerous software, and cannot be removed without destroying part of your hard disk surface." All I can say is, "Wow.""

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