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    On a semi-unrelated note: It’s quite astonishing to see how despite the age, most of the Amazon links are still working. Compared to the other sites linked in this article, there seem to be absolutely no link rot. So I guess that’s one nice thing that Amazon has done.

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      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.


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        I lost it when I read Linyos Torovoltos. That’s what made it for me, I had a good laugh.

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        “Quake is an online virtual reality used by hackers. It is a popular meeting place and training ground, where they discuss hacking and train in the use of various firearms.”


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          Reminds me of a time at a mall.

          I was on an escalator and they were running an ad announcement for Remington products, the leader in whatever.

          A teenage-boy voice behind me said “The Remington’s also a good weapon”.

          To which a motherly voice replied after a moment “… In a game?”


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            That would be a tad awkward haha. Maybe he just liked guns. Maybe another person took him shooting behind her back. That kind of thing happens out here some times when someone in family is anti-guns. Might be a relative or friend.

            I loved going out shooting .22 with my grandpaw even though some weren’t cool with idea. Aside from sport and family time, seeing the holes in those random items made me respect guns more, too. They were fun and scary at same time.

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          This is very much similar to the satanic panic I grew up with. While I’m certain that this is satire (Linyos Torovoltos put it over the edge), this is disturbingly similar to what I grew up with. My step-father, at the top of his lungs, yelled that “Satan is in the computer, but you’re obsessed with it anyways.”

          It goes without saying that Magic: The Gathering, Harry Potter, Heavy Metal music, and Magic 8-balls were all verboten in my childhood household.