posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 11:42 PM
reply to post by 1/2 Nephilim
Well, for one thing, I despise Facebook
Never had an account and never will.
And it's not so much fear, as anger.
I have been around since way back at the beginning. My family had one of the first computers of anyone I knew, when I was a pre-teen. (A Radio Shack
TRS-80) And we always had computers since, every kind and OS that came around. My father first taught me to code back before anyone even heard of a
mouse or a color monitor. When I was in high school, we were the first class to actually have a computer lab - with a few computers. I remember
getting in trouble in math class for not paying attention... until my teacher realized that I was doodling code - working on something on my own just
for fun. He was amazed, because kids just did not do that back then. I have been coding a long, long time, and now do it for a living, along with
network security, etc.
So - I know exactly what you mean about how it is different for kids now. Back then - we knew how to make things happen from the inside out.
But I also know that the actions of people disrupting the Internet are making it a royal pain for those of us who are trying to keep things going. It
disrupts our business, costs us a fortune needing firewalls and everything else to keep a wall between us and the outside world. Some of my day every
day is spent tweaking firewall rules, banning IP's and adding rules to spam filters, etc. And why is this needed? Because certain criminals can not
just use their knowledge and intelligence for good instead of disruption.
If you want to do good - then DO something POSITIVE, not NEGATIVE.
If this group has as much skill as they claim, then imagine how they could advance our technology if they applied the knowledge to something positive.
Instead of breaking things - FIX things. Make things better!
Messing things up for everyone else is not positive.