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Rant incoming...
His parents sound like mine... and if they are anything like mine they would annoy me to no end. All the stuff my parents would do to "restrict" me would only me try harder to disobey them. They would always say that I didn't know what was best for me because I was just a kid, but who are they to tell me how to manage my time and what I can/can't do. Even if they let me do whatever I wanted to doesn't mean I would for sure do it, but I like being able to know that I can do it if I wanted to. I hate knowing I am not allowed to do something even if it includes something I wouldn't even do if given the opportunity.

I have a bunch of friends with parents that just control their children's lives like a puppet master, and it just disgusts me. They are home schooled, can't watch TV, no computer, etc. It just makes me sad when I think of what will happen to these kids when they have to go out into the real world and figure out everything without being comforted by their parents. They come to realize that life isn't as sweet as when they were cooked up in their house all day every day.

I left my parents as soon as I turned 18, and I look back wishing I could have left on better terms... but they drove me to do so with (what they thought) was good parenting. Maybe I am just naturally resistant to authority but hearing stuff like this makes me mad.
End rant.
Same situation here.

Everyone thinks I'm having it good, what with this many rigs... But there are lots of things they can do, that I can't.

For example, going to a chalet. Or a BBQ. Or staying out late at night.

Not that I'm saying that these are admirable traits, but at least they have a life.
All I can do is sit here all day and do absolutely nothing.


Anyway, back on topic. He's got his parents to remove the password via some brainwashing.

Let's put an end to this.
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I will just leave this here.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/c49f/
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Thanks for the links and advice people.

Getting him to try out the first one now.

He can't just format it 'cuz he'll lose all his work, music, and everything else.
When he gets back online, have him put all his work, music, etc on a separate partition, and then have the OS and programs on it's own partition. That way, if it ever happens again, he can just format it, while keeping all his important "documents" cough *pr0n" cough safe.
     
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He has used 'homework' as an excuse to surf the Net many times before.

His parents are not falling for this one.
But this time he desperately needs it.
Wolf.
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Obviously the underlying issue is parents, Remove the parents.
lol
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your "friend." lol!
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post #37 of 41
if the partition where the data is its not encrypted some linux live cd could solve the problem, Knoppix comes to mind but im sure there are others too.
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Brainwashing? Tell me about that?
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your "friend." lol!
Yes, my friend.

How else am I on the Internet.

My Nokia 5800 is lame as an Internet device.
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His parents are not back yet. Keylogger is a valid one, but it'll have to wait till like, tomorrow. By then it's literally pointless. :/


And I don't see why he can't play.

He scores well in exams. His folks are probably just way, way, way too paranoid.
oh man typical asian parents. my mom is almost the same way and i'm white. I have like, 2 A's and 2 B's. Pretty good for someone with as low attention span as i have. Always do good on tests, and could do good on everything else, but i procrastinate by playing games and browsing OCN and such.
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