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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    It's not censorship to stop piracy. Movies, music and video games are made by people who need to be paid and greedy pirates are preventing that.

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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedMenace View Post
    It's not censorship to stop piracy. Movies, music and video games are made by people who need to be paid and greedy pirates are preventing that.
    True, hackers are no different than those who pirate software etc

    and the hackers who steal money from bank accounts are crash websites need to be burned at the stake

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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    I'm completely lost - I connect 'hacker' with high tech criminals who steal your identity and bank account information and schmooze around on people's social security information - whic hthe government requires you to have but does nothing to protect or repair when it's robbed.

    So here in this article hackers are now fighting for their rights and looking out ofr hte little people.

    WTF?

    And - no less - they're determiend ot give space "back to the people" - since when was it ever lost?

    This makes NO sense.
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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    True, hackers are no different than those who pirate software etc

    and the hackers who steal money from bank accounts are crash websites need to be burned at the stake
    Too merciful, some hackers love imposing a "living death" on people they disagree with, ruining their credit, reputation, privacy, etc. Hacking should be a capital offense and all cruel and unnusual punishment prohibitions should be suspended. I hate hackers, I don't tend to hate as a rule but actually hate hackers.
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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I'm completely lost - I connect 'hacker' with high tech criminals who steal your identity and bank account information and schmooze around on people's social security information - whic hthe government requires you to have but does nothing to protect or repair when it's robbed.

    So here in this article hackers are now fighting for their rights and looking out ofr hte little people.

    WTF?

    And - no less - they're determiend ot give space "back to the people" - since when was it ever lost?

    This makes NO sense.
    Hacking is a general purpose term, it can be anything from an individual computer breach , to a minor software change to a widespread network attack. The common factor is not having the permissions to enter the systems and causing some form of damage. The problem is the hackers have technical knowledge but not a whole lot of social skills so they tend to be the rebel without a clue types.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Sounds pretty awesome but I think they are being a bit over ambitious. Im doubtful they could raise enough funds to have a satellite built and put into orbit.
    That's right up George Soros's alley!

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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I'm completely lost - I connect 'hacker' with high tech criminals who steal your identity and bank account information and schmooze around on people's social security information - whic hthe government requires you to have but does nothing to protect or repair when it's robbed.

    So here in this article hackers are now fighting for their rights and looking out ofr hte little people.

    WTF?

    And - no less - they're determiend ot give space "back to the people" - since when was it ever lost?

    This makes NO sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Hacking is a general purpose term, it can be anything from an individual computer breach , to a minor software change to a widespread network attack. The common factor is not having the permissions to enter the systems and causing some form of damage. The problem is the hackers have technical knowledge but not a whole lot of social skills so they tend to be the rebel without a clue types.
    Actually, most hackers are computer professionals who know a lot more about technology than, well... everybody else. Most aren't malicious, just enamored of technology and the possibilities it presents. Most aren't stealing anything, or doing any kind of damage. They're just having fun within their chosen field, no different than a tennis star playing a few games just for fun. Equating people who disseminate copyrighted material with hackers is a misnomer. The images of hackers on TV or in the movies aren't particularly true either. A hacker is no different from a magician. Yes, he knows how to pick a lock and could use that skill to steal, but instead he's just entertaining people.

    To sum up, the vast vast majority of hackers aren't thieves or vandals. They're just experts in their chosen field.
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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Actually, most hackers are computer professionals who know a lot more about technology than, well... everybody else.
    There are some professionals that hack, most of them are bored kids and college undergrads. I've known quite of few of the latter and very few of the former.
    Most aren't malicious, just enamored of technology and the possibilities it presents.
    There is never an excuse to compromise someone else's computer, I don't care what the intent is.
    Most aren't stealing anything, or doing any kind of damage. They're just having fun within their chosen field, no different than a tennis star playing a few games just for fun.
    First off, violating another person's CPU or their security is a federal crime, secondly even with benign intent if someone doesn't know what they are doing or is "experimenting" and ****s up a setting in the Boot sector or registry entry they can do permanent damage to someone else's property even accidentally.
    Equating people who disseminate copyrighted material with hackers is a misnomer.
    You're correct, but they both are federal crimes.
    The images of hackers on TV or in the movies aren't particularly true either. A hacker is no different from a magician. Yes, he knows how to pick a lock and could use that skill to steal, but instead he's just entertaining people.
    Stealing credit card numbers and using them to "give" money to pet projects, crashing U.S. security, hacking people's game systems and taking information, etc. are not entertaining, it is data theft, some of it is I.D. theft which is one of the worst crimes perpetrated in the U.S. in terms of damage. That is not entertainment it is malicious criminal activity.
    To sum up, the vast vast majority of hackers aren't thieves or vandals. They're just experts in their chosen field.
    They are all criminals and should be punished harshly.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    A guy in NZ (IIRC) built a fully functional cruise missile for $5k, with run of the mill parts (again IIRC).

    Of course, this is a bit more ambitious but not entirely impossible.
    I doubt his "cruise missile" is anywhere near as functional as an actual cruise missile.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I doubt his "cruise missile" is anywhere near as functional as an actual cruise missile.
    I figured they just adopted a phallic American euphanism there - as usually - failing to hit the mark.
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