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"Now Epic Lulz come from..." 4chan on Fox II news

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  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Irond Will wrote: »
    You guys realize this is a local news affiliate, and not the cable channel, right? All the Fox News hate in here for this story is kind of amusing, but misguided.
    Every local news I've ever seen, coast to coast, is about this level of dreck.
    Fixed that for you.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The problem with local news isn't when they report what's going on, it's when they try to go out and find stories. They obviously didn't understand exactly who or what they were dealing with, and they sure as hell weren't prepared for the backlash that would ensue. I work in the same building as News 12 CT, and they're professionals who take pride in their jobs, but they're hardly infallible or have more in-sight because they're journalists.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Malkor wrote: »
    The problem with local news isn't when they report what's going on, it's when they try to go out and find stories. They obviously didn't understand exactly who or what they were dealing with, and they sure as hell weren't prepared for the backlash that would ensue. I work in the same building as News 12 CT, and they're professionals who take pride in their jobs, but they're hardly infallible or have more in-sight because they're journalists.
    What backlash? A few nerds on their forums spamming it up? Or has there been any "terrrust threats" in?

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    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • ClipseClipse Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Feral wrote: »
    Fallingman wrote: »
    Ah hahahaha!

    I'm 30 seconds in when a greyed-out woman says "I think they're domestic terrorists" *cut to footage of a van exploding*

    I <3 American news shows.

    This is the best.

    I need to turn that bit into an animated gif.

    Already done.

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    Also, Wikipedia says that KTTV (the Fox affiliate that created this video) is owned by Fox broadcasting company.

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    why is there a dog running from the van?

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  • BuchwaldBuchwald Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Terrorism.

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  • ClipseClipse Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Lanz wrote: »
    why is there a dog running from the van?

    Later in the segment a woman says she bought a dog because she was worried that "Anonymous" was going to attack her emo son.

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  • GnastyGnasty Registered User
    edited July 2007
    The news segment was obviously pretty ridiculous, but that doesn't make what's going on okay. Harassing random people for fun is a pretty shitty thing to do.

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  • Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User
    edited July 2007
    The music is like the icing on the cake here.

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  • JoahWJoahW Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Alex_Wuori

    That's the kid in the news bit, I think.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Gnasty wrote: »
    The news segment was obviously pretty ridiculous, but that doesn't make what's going on okay. Harassing random people for fun is a pretty shitty thing to do.
    Yeah, but I mean, seriously, hacking people's MySpace pages?

    Oh, Jesus, it's the end of the fucking world, there. It's not like they were stealing credit card numbers or something.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Gnasty wrote: »
    The news segment was obviously pretty ridiculous, but that doesn't make what's going on okay. Harassing random people for fun is a pretty shitty thing to do.
    Yeah, but I mean, seriously, hacking people's MySpace pages?

    Oh, Jesus, it's the end of the fucking world, there. It's not like they were stealing credit card numbers or something.

    It's identity theft. Stealing credit card numbers is another form of identity theft so, to me, it's exactly "like they were stealing credit card numbers," and maybe even worse because there is no benefit to the perpetrator except a malicious/vindictive pleasure with the whole MySpace-page-trashing thing. At least with credit card fraud you can write the motive off as greed.

    While I understand the "MySpace? LOL" attitude some people might have, I rather think it's arguably worse for someone to masquerade as someone else for the sole purpose of trying to ruin that individual's private relationships than it is for someone to try to financially defraud the person. I mean, both are wrong, I just don't see one being significantly "less worse" than the other.

    Ask yourself: Would you be more angry if someone called your friend pretending to be you or if some random dude somehow stole your CC number and rang up purchases on it? Both would anger me, but I think I'd be exceptionally more angry by the former than the latter. The latter I could at least deal with, with the bank and CC company. The former? I'd punish that person if I ever found them.

    edit: I guess I should point out that both have heppened to me - not on MySpace but through other means - and while I hate the individual that tried to run up a massive bill for me, the person that tried to fuck with my personal relationships deserves a warm seat in Hell.

    Drez on
  • RainOPainRainOPain Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Drez wrote: »
    Ask yourself: Would you be more angry if someone called your friend pretending to be you or if some random dude somehow stole your CC number and rang up purchases on it?

    Er.. very much the first one. I'm a little surprised someone would think otherwise, actually.

    Also, how unstable would your relationships with your friends have to be for them to not realize that someone is impersonating you? It's not like these Myspace hackers are going to log on, learn about the subtle workings of your life and then slowly corrupt it from the inside. They're just going to get on and spam other people with stupid shit about "desu" and whatnot

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  • GnastyGnasty Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Gnasty wrote: »
    The news segment was obviously pretty ridiculous, but that doesn't make what's going on okay. Harassing random people for fun is a pretty shitty thing to do.
    Yeah, but I mean, seriously, hacking people's MySpace pages?

    Oh, Jesus, it's the end of the fucking world, there. It's not like they were stealing credit card numbers or something.
    I was talking more about the phone calls.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    RainOPain wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    Ask yourself: Would you be more angry if someone called your friend pretending to be you or if some random dude somehow stole your CC number and rang up purchases on it?

    Er.. very much the first one. I'm a little surprised someone would think otherwise, actually.

    Also, how unstable would your relationships with your friends have to be for them to not realize that someone is impersonating you? It's not like these Myspace hackers are going to log on, learn about the subtle workings of your life and then slowly corrupt it from the inside. They're just going to get on and spam other people with stupid shit about "desu" and whatnot

    It's not about actually ruining them, it's about trying to ruin them. I find that morally disgusting. I find trying to steal ALSO morally disgusting, but maybe in my cynicism I expect a certain percentage of the human population to be apathetically greedy but still expect that most people aren't apathetically malicious.

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  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    *shrug* This is why places like SomethingAwful and /B/ should be raided on a daily basis. You know the malicious pricks in high school who would destroy your shit just because they could? Yeah, that's /b/ and SA. That's the entire point of the websites.

    The only real difference is that the slightly geeker kids amongst us and the people that require some level of anonymity to be cocks are accepted there.

    Seriously. They're not funny, they're not interesting, and given their very nature, they're not exactly places you want to hang out to meet and talk with people. /b/ and their constant dumbfuckery, and SomethingAwful with their "LOL, we can be dicks, LOL!!!" crap drives me up the goddamned wall.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Then don't visit SA. It was based on the principle that nothing is sacred, ever. I've never heard of goons going around hacking shit, though.
    Yes, their humor is immature, disrespectful, and not everyone likes it. That doesn't mean they're the bane of the internet.

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  • Anonymous RobotAnonymous Robot Registered User
    edited July 2007
    KiTA wrote: »
    *shrug* This is why places like SomethingAwful and /B/ should be raided on a daily basis. You know the malicious pricks in high school who would destroy your shit just because they could? Yeah, that's /b/ and SA. That's the entire point of the websites.

    The only real difference is that the slightly geeker kids amongst us and the people that require some level of anonymity to be cocks are accepted there.

    Seriously. They're not funny, they're not interesting, and given their very nature, they're not exactly places you want to hang out to meet and talk with people. /b/ and their constant dumbfuckery, and SomethingAwful with their "LOL, we can be dicks, LOL!!!" crap drives me up the goddamned wall.

    SA does not permit raids, just so you know.

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  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Wiggin wrote: »
    Then don't visit SA. It was based on the principle that nothing is sacred, ever. I've never heard of goons going around hacking shit, though.
    Yes, their humor is immature, disrespectful, and not everyone likes it. That doesn't mean they're the bane of the internet.

    Nah, pretty sure they are. The collective IQ of humanity would go up 5 points if they'd all just go discover girls or something.
    KiTA wrote: »
    *shrug* This is why places like SomethingAwful and /B/ should be raided on a daily basis. You know the malicious pricks in high school who would destroy your shit just because they could? Yeah, that's /b/ and SA. That's the entire point of the websites.

    The only real difference is that the slightly geeker kids amongst us and the people that require some level of anonymity to be cocks are accepted there.

    Seriously. They're not funny, they're not interesting, and given their very nature, they're not exactly places you want to hang out to meet and talk with people. /b/ and their constant dumbfuckery, and SomethingAwful with their "LOL, we can be dicks, LOL!!!" crap drives me up the goddamned wall.

    SA does not permit raids, just so you know.

    BULL SHIT!

    Awful Link of the Day.

    "HAY GUYS, I KNOW WE NEVER EVER RAID, WINK WINK, BUT HERE'S THIS WEBSITE OF SHIT WE DON'T LIKE. OH, AND HERE'S THEIR EMAIL ADDY. OH, AND LOOK, A FORUM. IT WOULD BE SO TOTALLY AWFUL IF YOU GUYS SHOWED UP AND TREATED THEM LIKE CRAP. HA. HA. HA."

    I've SEEN these fucking SA goon raids first hand. They're fucking horrible, thousands of dumbfucks marching lockstep, with stupid fucking memes that they think are the most hilarious thing ever, but to the rest of us just sound like the repetitive jokes of a 4 year old.

    "Ha ha, I called you cocoa. Ha ha, cocoa. Hehehe, Cocoa. Hi Cocoa. I called you cocoa."
    (Interesting Trivia: That was my roommates' daughter in law, and I'm pretty sure Cocoa is the sekrit word her fine, upstanding uber-christian guardians (my roommate's parents in law) use in lieu of "African American".)

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    KiTA wrote: »
    *shrug* This is why places like SomethingAwful and /B/ should be raided on a daily basis. You know the malicious pricks in high school who would destroy your shit just because they could? Yeah, that's /b/ and SA. That's the entire point of the websites.

    The only real difference is that the slightly geeker kids amongst us and the people that require some level of anonymity to be cocks are accepted there.

    Seriously. They're not funny, they're not interesting, and given their very nature, they're not exactly places you want to hang out to meet and talk with people. /b/ and their constant dumbfuckery, and SomethingAwful with their "LOL, we can be dicks, LOL!!!" crap drives me up the goddamned wall.

    SA does not permit raids, just so you know.

    No forum officially does, as far as I know, and yet the evidence of SA raids is readily available. On their own site, even. Don't they host the screenshots from their raid of that online dating quiz game, for example?

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Raids =/= to hacking. Jesus Christ, what's so hard to get?

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  • ZoolanderZoolander Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    While the TV segment was pretty stupid, the people they were talking about are ridiculously more stupid.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Wiggin wrote: »
    Raids =/= to hacking. Jesus Christ, what's so hard to get?

    I dunno, maybe the fact that no one here is equating raiding to hacking?

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Drez wrote: »
    Wiggin wrote: »
    Raids =/= to hacking. Jesus Christ, what's so hard to get?

    I dunno, maybe the fact that no one here is equating raiding to hacking?

    KiTA is equating SA, with raids, to /b/, with hacking.
    Hmm. Something doesn't seem right there.

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  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Wiggin wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    Wiggin wrote: »
    Raids =/= to hacking. Jesus Christ, what's so hard to get?

    I dunno, maybe the fact that no one here is equating raiding to hacking?

    KiTA is equating SA, with raids, to /b/, with hacking.
    Hmm. Something doesn't seem right there.

    The average retard in /b/ couldn't hack their way out of a paper sack. Now raids, /b/ raids shit ALL THE TIME.

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  • TreelootTreeloot Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    JoahW wrote: »
    http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Alex_Wuori

    That's the kid in the news bit, I think.

    I'm having trouble following that article, can someone sum up just what the hell this kid did to get death threats?

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    SA is alright by me. I don't really appreciate their raids, but whenever they get together in a game, like second life or Eve, hilarity always ensues.

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  • Katchem_ashKatchem_ash __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    The guy seemed to deserve it. Visiting 420 Chan? Trying to start wars? Served him right.

    Reading deeper that kid is seriously either a ) handicapped or b) has sever issues. I think both. His starting of raids, his shota and his use of 420 chan make him out to be worse than I thought.

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  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The guy seemed to deserve it. Visiting 420 Chan? Trying to start wars? Served him right.

    You mean doing exactly what SA and /b/ do to every other board on 4chan on a regular basis?

    Seems his major crime is ruining the retards' fun.

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  • Anonymous RobotAnonymous Robot Registered User
    edited July 2007
    The guy seemed to deserve it. Visiting 420 Chan? Trying to start wars? Served him right.

    Reading deeper that kid is seriously either a ) handicapped or b) has sever issues. I think both. His starting of raids, his shota and his use of 420 chan make him out to be worse than I thought.

    Yeah, that internet hoodlum deserves real life harassment.

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  • TreelootTreeloot Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The guy seemed to deserve it. Visiting 420 Chan? Trying to start wars? Served him right.

    Reading deeper that kid is seriously either a ) handicapped or b) has sever issues. I think both. His starting of raids, his shota and his use of 420 chan make him out to be worse than I thought.

    Yeah, that internet hoodlum deserves real life harassment.

    Dude that Alex kid has sever issues he totally deserved it.

    Treeloot on
  • Katchem_ashKatchem_ash __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    Well for one, asking them to raid a girl and rape her was totally wrong. Seondly it was obvious that the hacker and mom were himself and his mom.

    Frankly the Shota in his folder which his mom showed and the appearent raids he was planning make him out to be worse than the raiders of 4 chan and SA.

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  • Katchem_ashKatchem_ash __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    KiTA wrote: »
    The guy seemed to deserve it. Visiting 420 Chan? Trying to start wars? Served him right.

    You mean doing exactly what SA and /b/ do to every other board on 4chan on a regular basis?

    Seems his major crime is ruining the retards' fun.

    No his major crime in my eyes is asking them to harass a girl and then tried to get her raped because he didn't want to do that "face to face".

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    KiTA wrote: »
    The guy seemed to deserve it. Visiting 420 Chan? Trying to start wars? Served him right.

    You mean doing exactly what SA and /b/ do to every other board on 4chan on a regular basis?

    Seems his major crime is ruining the retards' fun.

    Yes, because clearly the best thing ever on the internet is to get angry with gay porn getting posted on your mySpace and declare your personal vendetta to the internets.

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  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2007
    I don't see a reason to trust that website, and it doesn't really matter because I don't give a shit about that guy (oh noes, gay porn). But I would not be at all unhappy if all the chans just up and vanished.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I tried navigating 4chan a few times and could never figure out how.

    I considered that a blessing.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    The chans do nothing good at all.
    At least the goons raised a shit-ton of money for Katrina victims, and I remember hearing something about them raising money so a goon could have a transplant.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Wiggin wrote: »
    The chans do nothing good at all.
    At least the goons raised a shit-ton of money for Katrina victims, and I remember hearing something about them raising money so a goon could have a transplant.

    And they are a massive forum. They're bound to do something good now and then. It doesn't balance out all the stupidity, though, at least in my opinion.

    Drez on
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    There is nothing good to be gained from navigating 4chan. But I also have no sympathy from people who aren't going to take basic precautions with their passwords, because I guarantee 99% of the vandalism is simply enabled from "dude here's a list of accounts and p/w's, knock yourselves out".

    I would stagger myself based on site quality however.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Drez wrote: »
    Wiggin wrote: »
    The chans do nothing good at all.
    At least the goons raised a shit-ton of money for Katrina victims, and I remember hearing something about them raising money so a goon could have a transplant.

    And they are a massive forum. They're bound to do something good now and then. It doesn't balance out all the stupidity, though, at least in my opinion.

    Oh, no, not all of it. But you should go through the front page archives from Katrina, detailing how much money they raised. They raised so much, so fast, PayPal shut them down because they thought it was part of a scam.

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