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    (Original post by Ronove)
    If you think that saying 'someone can't read' is an attempt at an argument then you have worse problems than not being able to read. I told you to look into it. I did not say I was going to sit here and go over the subtleties (and they are subtleties) of it with you. By all means continue with 'herp derp I can't imagine how the law might differ to the only oversimplified scenario I have in my head so I'm going to say it's ridiculous and that the country is going to the dogs'.
    More diversionary waffle....
    Still no sign of her claimed legal knowledge.....
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    (Original post by WGR)
    More diversionary waffle....
    Still no sign of her claimed legal knowledge.....
    If you think failing to actually read someone's posts and coming out with this kind of bull**** in response is a sign of winning an argument, I can tell you that you've been hanging around the wrong parts of this forum.
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    If you think failing to actually read someone's posts and coming out with this kind of bull**** in response is a sign of winning an argument, I can tell you that you've been hanging around the wrong parts of this forum.
    Her waffle has now become incoherent rage....
    Its ok to admit that you have no counterargument to what i said you know. All this effort to drag me into an unrelated argument has not worked. My mind is still clearly on the original discussion which was a request for a clear explanation as to why killing someone who threatens you with a weapon is murder.
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    (Original post by WGR)
    My mind is still clearly on the original discussion which was a request for a clear explanation as to why killing someone who threatens you with a weapon is murder.
    I think it was the point in the original post about why did he have a weapon already and we don't have the same "self defence" laws as America etc where you can go and kill people for this. It's not a simple clear cut case but there must have been other circumstances for why it's not manslaughter...

    Also, If you guys want to talk about this take it to PM. This thread is an awesome AMA and i don't want it ruined by your petty arguments.
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    I think it was the point in the original post about why did he have a weapon already and we don't have the same "self defence" laws as America etc where you can go and kill people for this. It's not a simple clear cut case but there must have been other circumstances for why it's not manslaughter...

    Also, If you guys want to talk about this take it to PM. This thread is an awesome AMA and i don't want it ruined by your petty arguments.
    Sorry about that, it is indeed an absolutely awesome AMA.
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)

    Also, If you guys want to talk about this take it to PM. This thread is an awesome AMA and i don't want it ruined by your petty arguments.
    Well said.

    Next question,what are the specs of your trusty laptop? and do you need anything impressive spec wise to do your line of work?
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    (Original post by cascadingstylez)
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    You've probably answered this already but how EXACTLY would someone with absolutely no experience start to learn programming? What first project should they aim to make? How should they learn it - books, videos? What code would be best? Thanks for answering!
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    (Original post by JammyGit07)
    Well said.

    Next question,what are the specs of your trusty laptop? and do you need anything impressive spec wise to do your line of work?
    I use a 2013 15" Macbook Pro. Prior to this I had a 13" 2011 Macbook Pro and a 13" 2010 Macbook Air. I also have a 2010 Mac Pro which is my workhorse, and a Samsung All-in-One touch screen computer which runs Windows 7 and Ubuntu on dual boot.

    Specs wise they're all top of the line. I make a point to upgrade the RAM on my machines to at least 16GB.
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    (Original post by cascadingstylez)
    I use a 2013 15" Macbook Pro. Prior to this I had a 13" 2011 Macbook Pro and a 13" 2010 Macbook Air. I also have a 2010 Mac Pro which is my workhorse, and a Samsung All-in-One touch screen computer which runs Windows 7 and Ubuntu on dual boot.

    Specs wise they're all top of the line. I make a point to upgrade the RAM on my machines to at least 16GB.
    May I ask what you view as the pro's and cons of macbooks and windows pc's?

    Oh and do you play games on any of these computers? ^^



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    What programme do you use to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 (e.g. BootIt)?
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    Have you heard of using a proxy and not boasting on twitter. No offense, wouldn't you consider it smarter to do that rather than get caught.
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    (Original post by cascadingstylez)
    I use a 2013 15" Macbook Pro ...
    I cannot wait for all the replies rolling in proclaiming that Macs are only for hipsters and no pundit would ever use them for anything serious
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    Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been very busy with work and family at the moment and haven't had a spare moment to myself.


    (Original post by JammyGit07)
    May I ask what you view as the pro's and cons of macbooks and windows pc's?

    Oh and do you play games on any of these computers? ^^
    Mac's are based on BSD (Unix). I grew up using FreeBSD in the early days. I spend a lot of my time in the Terminal for various reasons, so that's one factor for me. Also stability. Regardless of what the guys on the Windows fence say, Macs are more stable than Windows. Over time windows becomes sluggish, and needs maintenance. I don't get this issue with Macs. My 2010 Mac Pro was running on 2GB RAM for 2 years and I used it for everything from graphic design, web development and music production without any issues.

    Another thing is I'm a music producer too. I use Logic Audio which is only available for Mac.

    I don't hate Windows. I use it alot when I work in Visual Studio. I just preferrer Mac due to the nature of my work.

    (Original post by ModernScholar)
    What programme do you use to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 (e.g. BootIt)?
    I partition the drive and use GRUB2.

    (Original post by Adamk_14)
    Have you heard of using a proxy and not boasting on twitter. No offense, wouldn't you consider it smarter to do that rather than get caught.
    Proxy's are useless. But yes I protected myself. If I was never in touch with the biggest grass on the planet I'd have never been caught. Boasting on Twitter didn't really matter at the time because in reality I should never have been caught.

    (Original post by Sir Fox)
    I cannot wait for all the replies rolling in proclaiming that Macs are only for hipsters and no pundit would ever use them for anything serious
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    (Original post by Sir Fox)
    I cannot wait for all the replies rolling in proclaiming that Macs are only for hipsters and no pundit would ever use them for anything serious
    Awkward because only a hipster hacker would back a thread like this.
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    What makes you a hacker as opposed to just being another script kiddie like most of anonymous/lulzsec and those silly e-clubs?
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    Who is the best hacker in the world in your opinion.

    btw this is best thread i have read on this site.
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    How did you come up with your name of cascadingstylez?

    And how does it differ hacking say an online game where it runs off a .exe to hacking a website?
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    (Original post by JammyGit07)
    How did you come up with your name of cascadingstylez?

    And how does it differ hacking say an online game where it runs off a .exe to hacking a website?
    'cascadingstylez' is a reference to CSS - Cascading Style Sheets which are used to change the way html appears.
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    My business website was deleted by my old web designer, who was basically jealous of my new website that I recently had built by someone else, On Christmas Day 2013 my website was deleted. We easily found out who it was as he left an IP address behind which was traced back to his laptop. He has been arrested, laptop is with the police, currently on bail pending his laptop being searched for evidence.
    He has admitted the offence and given a silly excuse that we owed him money which is untrue, he deleted a website that didn't belong to him.
    Apparantly he said he set up some sort of timer that went into sleep mode & when he next accessed his laptop, which happened to be Xmas morning, the timer completed deleting my website.
    The police have said that you need to have technical information in order to delete a website, its not just a case of entering passwords & pressing a delete button, is this true ?
    Also why would a web designer who has technical knowledge knowingly delete a website, knowing full well that his IP address would be left behind ?
    This has caused my business a heavy loss in sales & I'm just hoping that I won't lose my business through this happening, I'm also hoping that he gets charged & a jail term.
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    (Original post by juleswhite)
    My business website was deleted by my old web designer, who was basically jealous of my new website that I recently had built by someone else, On Christmas Day 2013 my website was deleted. We easily found out who it was as he left an IP address behind which was traced back to his laptop. He has been arrested, laptop is with the police, currently on bail pending his laptop being searched for evidence.
    He has admitted the offence and given a silly excuse that we owed him money which is untrue, he deleted a website that didn't belong to him.
    Apparantly he said he set up some sort of timer that went into sleep mode & when he next accessed his laptop, which happened to be Xmas morning, the timer completed deleting my website.
    The police have said that you need to have technical information in order to delete a website, its not just a case of entering passwords & pressing a delete button, is this true ?
    Also why would a web designer who has technical knowledge knowingly delete a website, knowing full well that his IP address would be left behind ?
    This has caused my business a heavy loss in sales & I'm just hoping that I won't lose my business through this happening, I'm also hoping that he gets charged & a jail term.
    Was it hosted on his own servers (was he a developer/web host)? If not he must have had the passwords to the account/server. Did you give him the passwords? Web designers/developers don't always know a lot about server software/security, or maybe he just didn't know what the consequences would be (or that you'd get the police involved).

    I don't see why he would get jail unless he admitted to gaining access by unauthorised means (exploit or social engineering) he could just say he was given access and deleted it by accident.
 
 
 
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