*wipes tear from eye*

Hohoho, haha, ha. Man that is funny.

In my daily canvassing of the internets, I occasionally come across a scrap of information that is funny only to myself, a nerd-for-hire, or possibly madd scientist, a former nerd masquerading as a ne’er-do-well internet gambler. Today was one of those days. Via Slashdot, I saw a story about a Republican aide from Montana who contacted a “hacker” web site about breaking into his college’s computer system and upping his (apparently) rather dismal GPA. For what nefarious reason, I couldn’t fathom, as our current Executive has already proven you can be the dumbest motherfucker on the planet and still get elected.

Anyways, the fellows that run the website actually posted all of the emails that were exchanged as they led him on a goose chase to provide a few laughs. That the idiot used his personal Yahoo email address (comprised of, precisley, his name) to talk was not the funniest part. Nor was it the fact that it was a dumb-as-rocks Republican; I can actually believe any politician attempting this based on their vapidness and ability to claw over any law or ashen, fallen comrade to get to their goal.

No, what really got me chuckling was the following exchange:

From: security curmudgeon (jericho@attrition.org)
To: Todd Shriber (nascar24_08530@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 17:01:49 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Question for you or other Attrition membersOn Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Todd Shriber wrote:

: OK here it is: I need an adjustment to my college GPA. Is this an absurd request?

Absurd no, difficult yes. Really depends on the college, security in place, the amount of databases required to truly update, log servers to compromise to remove evidence, type of access required to access the systems (internet? LAN? dialup? carrier pigeon?), and a dozen other things that come into play.


From: security curmudgeon (jericho@attrition.org)
To: Todd Shriber (nascar24_08530@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 17:13:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Question for you or other Attrition members: What would you or anyone else need from me to see if you could it?For starters, college name, full name, and whatever number they track you by. Student ID or SS# or whatever else. And, are there pigeons on campus?

From: Todd Shriber (nascar24_08530@yahoo.com)
To: security curmudgeon (jericho@attrition.org)
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 14:21:36 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Question for you or other Attrition membersI can supply all that. Forgive what I assume is dumb question, but what are pigeons? I know you’re not talking about the bird.security curmudgeon wrote:: What would you or anyone else need from me to see if you could it?

:: For starters, college name, full name, and whatever number they track you by. Student ID or SS# or whatever else.
:: And, are there pigeons on campus?


From: security curmudgeon (jericho@attrition.org)
To: Todd Shriber (nascar24_08530@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 17:23:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Question for you or other Attrition members

: I can supply all that. Forgive what I assume is dumb question, but what are pigeons? I know you’re not talking about the bird.

Actually I am.

Hoo boy, that’s funny.

12 thoughts on “*wipes tear from eye*

  1. perhaps he was concerned about his constituents who received high marks in college from having their accomplishments diminished by other people taking advantage of the power of black hat computer professionals. no no no judge, i didn’t want my grades changed… i just wanted to know if and how they could do it and how much it would cost so i could better understand the issue in the future when policy decisions would need to be made.

    here is how big a nerd i am… i got a 3.56 GPA and never once studied or opened a book outside of class. college is a JOKE. i was drunk the entire time. america is full of fucking retards.

  2. and in slashdot news today, i think the most important blurb was the fact that a texas judge set precedent that if a copyright owner requests that a link to their content on their servers be removed from some other site, that site MUST remove the link.

    am i seriously the only person in this fucking country that isn’t a complete fucking retard? seriously. every single day the answer to that question gets closer and closer to yes. thats called a limit you jerks.

    what if a book author requests that his dewey decimal card be pulled from the index, but his book left on the shelf?

    fucking texas. i hate everything about texas. everything.

  3. pointing at someone on the street is also now considered a class 2 felony.

    the system has run it’s course. it’s broken.

  4. i am thinking about making moneypenny’s mushroom puffies for xmas eve appetizer. MP you should post recipe for all to share–i’m sure the other whazzers would enjoy this treat as well!

  5. here is my wisco travel schedule:
    12/23: go to green bay
    12/25: go to racine
    12/27: go home.

    my sister was a genius and scheduled her house to be finished being built today so my parents are leaving racine first thing on the 26th for cleveland to help her while i go back to minnesnowta and pack my shit up to move myself. none of it makes any sense to me. so 1.5 days of the racine portion will be spent alone, so TDAC in racilla. pub on wisconsin, then popeyes drive thru for a 2 piece.

    thanks for listening.

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