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Date: 05/08/10 10:02 AM

51 Responses to Programmers Take A New Approach To Hackers [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of icfire504
    icfire504 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    May 5, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Link: Programmers Take A New Approach To Hackers - What do you think I-A-B? Do these guys have a valid point?
  2. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:09 am
    I like that you have to press the "Shame On Me" button. ;-)
  3. Profile photo of dfcrackhead
    dfcrackhead Male 13-17
    327 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:13 am
    That is pure awesome, if I ever need to worry about piracy, I`m gonna do that and put a picture of a starving programmer on the side of it
  4. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
    1958 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Interesting
  5. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:23 am
    The software has to be worth what it costs, and this is open to interpretation.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:24 am
    Some hackers have no morality anyway, a bit of shame is probably less effective than constantly wearing them down with countermeasures.
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    Oblivia Female 18-29
    812 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Meh, this does nothing to me
  8. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9259 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:33 am
    XD win!
  9. Profile photo of acknex32
    acknex32 Male 18-29
    61 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:33 am
    I may just be skeptical, but that looks like it could have been easily `shopped... :-?
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    phirephoto Male 30-39
    329 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:35 am
    There`s no option other than shame on me. There should be a "I want to be honest, cancel". :)
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:35 am
    i googled usb overdrive, long story short... i loled
  12. Profile photo of iKit5
    iKit5 Female 13-17
    355 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 10:50 am
    Lol awesome.
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    banjolegs Male 30-39
    176 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Yep - fair play to programmers fer that one. They have a very fair point. people just assume that every software house if full of people who don`t need any more money cause "they do software they must be loaded." which is a load of old toot.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2010 at 11:07 am
    That`s what`s nice about being a programmer for a government contractor. No need to worry about piracy with what we`re doing. Unless our systems are used against the Somali pirates, which would be sweet.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    May 8, 2010 at 11:09 am
    If it`s just a few guys making this at home and not a huge corporation, and it`s not ridiculously over-priced, then I`d buy it :)
  16. Profile photo of Edgarska19
    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
    1045 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:22 am
    this may be a stupid question, but what`s the drating point of usb overdrive?
  17. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Ah! Apparently it`s a Mac thing.
  18. Profile photo of bigbangbilly
    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:32 am
    ha
  19. Profile photo of razr
    razr Male 13-17
    20 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:33 am
    If a message like that came up, I`d buy it if it was under 20 bucks.
  20. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Pretty cool
  21. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:54 am
    Game development today happens under the wrong circumstances.
  22. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    razr, exactly. typically with small software or companies I`ll purchase it or "donate", typically their software is free
  23. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Like anyone reads the EULAs, anyways.
  24. Profile photo of ferrari91169
    ferrari91169 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    The USB Overdrive is distributed as shareware. You can download it and install it on your Mac to see if it fits your needs. If it does, you can easily and safely buy it from the Kagi online web store. If it doesn`t, the provided Uninstaller can remove the Overdrive from your system.

    There are no feature limitations and no time limits in the unregistered version. The only annoyances are a gentle reminder at login and a short countdown when you open the user interface. I know that these things can be boring, but they allow me to keep working on the Overdrive.


    But why should you pay for a device driver in the first place?

    I`d love to give things away for free but writing software requires a lot of time and effort, not to mention the cost of all the USB devices I buy to make sure they work properly. I`ll post a picture of my office someday, my friends call it the Mouseoleum. I also have two kids to feed, and their school and toys are definitely not free.
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    ferrari91169 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    Based on that, I`d definitely pay for it if I used it. And, I can`t figure out why someone needed a cracked serial when it`s free anyway. Could they really not put up with clicking a button at the beginning of startup?
  26. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    wow, what a way to guilt trip us into submission! Just like our moms do! Happy mothers day everyone :)
  27. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Hacker?! you can`t hack on a mac guys
  28. Profile photo of Shokz
    Shokz Male 18-29
    117 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    You can hack OSX more easily than you can hack Windows 7...
  29. Profile photo of smithno13
    smithno13 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    If they can detect that the key is a generated one, then they can easily block it. Logicfail.
  30. Profile photo of smithno13
    smithno13 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    Also, on the topic of the program itself... Its another example of how AMAZING and USER FRIENDLY macs are. They dont ship with the ability to find drivers for usb devices... So you have to DL a third party program. Fun stuff.

    Im a PC :P
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    LOL fatninja :-)
  32. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    Of course what USB Overdrive fails to mention in that guilt-trip-loaded dialog, is that unlike most other developers who offer free or cheap upgrades, you have to pay for EVERY version of their product. I paid for 3 versions before saying `drat this` and using the pirate version instead.
  33. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm
    "Like anyone reads the EULAs, anyways."
    I do. Part of work. I write them, also.

    Here is a section of a EULA I wrote in 2000:
    "...Look, just don’t drat around. This version is for International only. I am watching you. By the way, quit looking at so much porn. "

    The entire 4 years I was there, only one person ever read it. She called the company president in Pennsylvania who, in turn, called me laughing so hard he could hardly speak. He told me to leave it in.
  34. Profile photo of ILikeApples
    ILikeApples Male 18-29
    503 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    guess what pirates eat for lunch



    AARRRRRBYS!!!
  35. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    "I so hope this is a real story. "
    It is.
  36. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    >>Here is a section of a EULA I wrote in 2000:
    "...Look, just don`t drat around. This version is for International only. I am watching you. By the way, quit looking at so much porn. "

    I so hope this is a real story.

    >It is.

    Awesome! Epic win and all that.
  37. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    My rule: I never pay for anything I get on the Internet unless it comes in a UPS or FedEx truck.
  38. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
    536 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm
    WIN
  39. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 2:38 am
    I just downloaded an entire operating system and I didn`t have to pay for it OR break the law.
  40. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 3:44 am
    Hah. The "shame on me" button is awesome.
  41. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 4:53 am
    *enter* *enter* *enter* wait what was that last message? Oh well.
  42. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 4:53 am
    @sbeelz win! :D
  43. Profile photo of acknex32
    acknex32 Male 18-29
    61 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 8:41 am
    @sbeelz

    Me too, and I`m posting from it now! :-D
  44. Profile photo of injeckshun
    injeckshun Male 18-29
    125 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 8:44 am
    haha thats perfect
  45. Profile photo of ubfwins
    ubfwins Male 18-29
    95 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    Stuff like this I can get behind, but I definitely don`t mind pirating photoshop, it`s like $500+ dollars for the newest. lol.
  46. Profile photo of mischeif954
    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    May 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm
    The worst thing is that there`s people who know they haven`t purchased the product but have the audacity to call the company for tech support.
  47. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 10, 2010 at 2:05 am
    XD I actually don`t have any thing on my pc that isn`t pirated or free not even the OS
  48. Profile photo of Isquire2
    Isquire2 Male 30-39
    13 posts
    May 10, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Yeah... asking people to care or be considerate towards anyone besides themselves. Not usually a successful ploy.
  49. Profile photo of DJL
    DJL Male 30-39
    134 posts
    May 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Don`t Copy! Don`t Copy that Floppy!
  50. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    May 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    *Inside The Mind of A Hacker*

    Oh, hey, look at that...click the button, forget about it in the morning and use anyway. Shouldn`t have accepted the pirated code, dork
  51. Profile photo of Mickets
    Mickets Male 30-39
    246 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    DJL: That ad worked! No one copies floppies anymore!

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