Programmers Take A New Approach To Hackers [Pic]

Submitted by: icfire504 7 years ago in Funny

What do you think I-A-B? Do these guys have a valid point?
There are 51 comments:
Male 246
DJL: That ad worked! No one copies floppies anymore!
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Male 712
*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
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Male 134
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Male 13
Yeah... asking people to care or be considerate towards anyone besides themselves. Not usually a successful ploy.
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Male 3,076
XD I actually don`t have any thing on my pc that isn`t pirated or free not even the OS
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Male 764
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.
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Male 95
Stuff like this I can get behind, but I definitely don`t mind pirating photoshop, it`s like $500+ dollars for the newest. lol.
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Male 125
haha thats perfect
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Male 61
@sbeelz

Me too, and I`m posting from it now! :-D
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Female 3,574
@sbeelz win! :D
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Female 3,574
*enter* *enter* *enter* wait what was that last message? Oh well.
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Female 1,963
Hah. The "shame on me" button is awesome.
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Male 2,868
I just downloaded an entire operating system and I didn`t have to pay for it OR break the law.
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Female 536
WIN
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Male 15,832
My rule: I never pay for anything I get on the Internet unless it comes in a UPS or FedEx truck.
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Male 5,194
>>Here is a section of a EULA I wrote in 2000:
"...Look, just don`t drat around. This version is for [XYZ] 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.
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Male 5,624
"I so hope this is a real story. "
It is.
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Male 503
guess what pirates eat for lunch



AARRRRRBYS!!!
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Male 5,624
"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 [XYZ] 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.
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Male 8,302
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.
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Female 3,828
LOL fatninja :-)
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Male 252
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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Male 252
If they can detect that the key is a generated one, then they can easily block it. Logicfail.
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Male 117
You can hack OSX more easily than you can hack Windows 7...
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Male 2,056
Hacker?! you can`t hack on a mac guys
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Male 25,417
wow, what a way to guilt trip us into submission! Just like our moms do! Happy mothers day everyone :)
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Male 208
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?
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Male 208
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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Male 1,590
Like anyone reads the EULAs, anyways.
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Male 2,703
razr, exactly. typically with small software or companies I`ll purchase it or "donate", typically their software is free
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Male 1,623
Game development today happens under the wrong circumstances.
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Male 2,690
Pretty cool
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Male 20
If a message like that came up, I`d buy it if it was under 20 bucks.
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Male 698
ha
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Male 4,431
Ah! Apparently it`s a Mac thing.
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Male 1,045
this may be a stupid question, but what`s the drating point of usb overdrive?
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Male 4,680
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 :)
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Male 1,254
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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Male 176
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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Female 355
Lol awesome.
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Male 2,004
i googled usb overdrive, long story short... i loled
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Male 329
There`s no option other than shame on me. There should be a "I want to be honest, cancel". :)
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Male 61
I may just be skeptical, but that looks like it could have been easily `shopped... :-?
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Female 9,558
XD win!
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Female 812
Meh, this does nothing to me
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Male 1,351
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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Male 10,440
The software has to be worth what it costs, and this is open to interpretation.
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Male 1,958
Interesting
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Male 327
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
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Male 4,431
I like that you have to press the "Shame On Me" button. ;-)
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Male 341
Link: Programmers Take A New Approach To Hackers [Pic] [Rate Link] - What do you think I-A-B? Do these guys have a valid point?
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