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Really good article, thanks for the read OP. I never actually knew what all happened until now, lol the more you know...
    
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Wow great article! Thanks
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SHNS0 View Post
He clearly stated that it wasn't him to release the game on bit torrent, that he did it only because he's probably the biggest Half Life fan in Germany.
And, he got the balls to write directly to Gabe and apologize for his actions, explaining the way his network was unprotected. And honestly, in my moral code this deserves forgiveness and possibly (if, obviously, he's qualified) a job at the company.
And, after all of this, Valve was setting him a lame FBI trap.

So, yeah, I'm with the kid.
He is the one who hacked Valve and stole everything. Yeah he didn't upload it on BitTorrent, the person he gave it to did that. He said it was his fault and you are defending him? If you were the game designer and some stupid teen hacked your company and stole the game you were spending millions to make, you would honestly hire him and be all fine and dandy? You need your head checked.
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That was a good story
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post #135 of 164
Awesome read, thanks
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Nice read, the kid got off the hook super easy compared to if I got caught doing something like this. Some kids need a wake up call like this to teach them the difference in right and wrong.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XNine View Post
When did I ever reference murderers or rapists? I didn't. You did. You're comparing his crimes to that, not me.

I simply made a point that it was stupid to praise the kid's actions. I know it's really hard for you to read and comprehend without making leaps to something completely irrelevant, but please attempt to in the future so you don't sound so ignorant.
I did make those comparisons, after which you said "Crime is crime". I must have misunderstood what you meant, as I saw it implied that what the kid did is just as bad as those other things, and thus deserved having a squad of policemen pointing their guns at him.
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wow, awesome read. Think he got lucky big time though.
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post #139 of 164
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Originally Posted by Blue Destroyer View Post
wow, awesome read. Think he got lucky big time though.
Totally.
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Originally Posted by Cyrious View Post
and this is why i will never do anything more than light pirating. Waking up to cops taking my stuff and having guns pointed at me doesnt quite appeal to me.

I can think of quite a few better uses for the police :/ just my opinion though
    
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