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One Of The Earliest Computer Viruses Was Really DRM Gone Wrong

There are 32 comments on the Techdirt story from Feb 1, 2011, titled One Of The Earliest Computer Viruses Was Really DRM Gone Wrong. In it, Techdirt reports that:

Author William Gibson has a nice little opinion piece claiming that we've now hit the 25th anniversary of "digital vandalism" in the form of computer viruses .

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#31 Feb 21, 2011
in the LB wrote:
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Why do you want to win topix? It is not a competition.
I want you punished and banned, for all the outrageous crap you do here all the time, that is winning.

I want this for Topix's sake, you make them look really bad.

I do not want to know that a Topix exists that sponsors hackers and trolls who do the corrupt crap that you do, like claim you have Mod have access to our IP addresses.

I want to know that Topix is fair. that is winning, for me and for Topix.

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#32 Feb 21, 2011
I want to know that Topix does not sponsor hackers and that if a hacker appears and friend's computers are hit, they conduct an investigation into this, to prove how much they disapprove of hackers.

I want a fair and honest Topix.
Perry Noid

Oceanside, CA

#33 Feb 21, 2011
Why do you want anyone banned? Will I be next? You will never be happy until you stop trying to control people.

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#34 Feb 21, 2011
I want to know that Topix keeps our IP addresses safe and private and does not give them out to trolls like the PT or anyone that might harm us.

I want a Topix I can trust. I have spent a lot of time on Topix and it is a place I enjoy and see the potential of. I want a fair Topix.

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#35 Feb 21, 2011
and sorry, PT, clueless Judge Its only prove my point that you are clueless and need to go.

You do not get what is important here, not at all. You make Topix look bad.
The Plural Possessive

Arlington, TX

#36 Feb 21, 2011
Ginny Hoge wrote:
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I want you punished and banned, for all the outrageous crap you do here all the time, that is winning.
I want this for Topix's sake, you make them look really bad.
I do not want to know that a Topix exists that sponsors hackers and trolls who do the corrupt crap that you do, like claim you have Mod have access to our IP addresses.
I want to know that Topix is fair. that is winning, for me and for Topix.
It still won't sooth your tortured psyche. Only strong meds can do THAT.

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#37 Feb 21, 2011
Perry Noid wrote:
Why do you want anyone banned? Will I be next? You will never be happy until you stop trying to control people.
I want you banned for what you have done here.

I am not trying to control anyone. Pure and simple Perry Noid...

what a stupid name.
Perry Noid

Oceanside, CA

#38 Feb 21, 2011
I heard they give out our information to the NSA. Have you heard about that? Scary.

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#41 Feb 23, 2011
Lets hear some poetry this morning, courtesy of the founder of Topix:

It will get on all your disks
It will infiltrate your chips
Yes, it's Cloner!

It will stick to you like glue
It will modify RAM too
Send in the Cloner!
The PT

San Bernardino, CA

#42 Feb 23, 2011
Not as funny about the as the one about Nantucket.

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#43 Feb 23, 2011
"Elk Cloner was created in 1981 by Rich Skrenta, a 15-year-old high school student. Skrenta was already distrusted by his friends because, in sharing computer games and software, he would often alter the floppy disks to shut down or display taunting on-screen messages. Because his friends no longer trusted his disks, Skrenta thought of methods to alter floppy disks without physically touching them."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Cloner
sage brush

Pomona, CA

#44 Feb 23, 2011
You seem to be too interested in 15 year olds.

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