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post #11 of 164
excellent read. Thanks.
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Why do they send SWAT teams to arrest hackers ? it doesnt make sense ! Some nerdy little guy and they need 10 man with automatic weapons to bring him in. Yea- no...
They thought he was associated with the cyber war. The first questions they asked him was if he was related to a worm that was distributed around the net. Cyber terrorism is serious business...

It was a good read. I feel sorry for him. I'm glad he has turned his life around.
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Nice read.

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However, Gembe admitted to hacking into Valve's network. The judge sentenced him to two years' probation, citing his rough childhood and the way he had worked to turn his life around as considerations when it came to deciding on the relatively lenient punishment.
That isn't too bad.

But Europe is known to be quite lenient on criminal, so I am sure would have done easily 2 years+ in Prison here in USA...
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Can't you get HL2 for free with an ATI or NVIDIA card?
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awesome story
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post #16 of 164
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Why do they send SWAT teams to arrest hackers ? it doesnt make sense ! Some nerdy little guy and they need 10 man with automatic weapons to bring him in. Yea- no...
But what about die hard?
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They should have shot the boy.
What the **** is wrong with you.

Clearly gifted mind here, "shoot him"

Brilliant idea.

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rep+ mega read
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Good read.
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wait why is this news... it happened in 2004
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Good read.

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