Ok Lets Get one thing Straight.
ANONYNOUS did NOT Steal Data from Sony, especially not User and credit card data..
From the beginning Anon has had one purpose and that alone. To punish the wicked. This does not include the users only the corporations and organizations that try to hurt and destroy the freedom of the internets.
In the world of hackers the BIGGEST thing among TRUE hackers is not to do damage. Sony’s so called evidence of files left with the Anon name and slogan (Not even the complete slogan mind you) says nothing at all other then the true perpetrators left a nice red Herring behind to throw people off the scent and Sony in their infinite wisdom are stupid enough to follow it.
Look at the Logic.
Anon has in the past taken down Actual Credit card companies in the past along with paypal another place where they would have had access to Tons More user data and credit data then Sony. During these events there was no such action taken when If they wanted they could have. Its very convenient for Sony, Overly Convenient as a matter of fact to find something like this jsut sitting with a file actually named Anonymous. Seriously WTF!!!
I Will note. YES during the opening stages of these events there was an Op Against Sony being run by Anon, But that does not mean they are the ones that perpetrated the hack. As a matter of fact. Anon redirected their cannons when it became apparent that their activity was doing more harm to PSN User then they were comfortable with and redirected to just dealing with Sony’s websites so as to not hurt the users. In all likeliness the Actual hack was done by some 3rd party group that used the opening inadvertently created by the Op to take advantage of Sony’s weak security. Its a classic move actually. The Fact that Sony cant see it just goes to show how poor they are with their security. Using Anon as a scapegoat enables them to easily pass off their own failures in security and makes it so they look like simple victims. The Truth of the matter their horrible security and poor practices left openings that would have enable any concerted script kiddie the chance to get into their network. The person or people that decided to do it just happened to use the cover of the Anon Op to make it easier to cover their tracks.
Another point to note. Anon as an organization, or shall we say disorganization, is everyone and yet noone. I can admit that YEs it is POSSIBLE for a person in some way connected to anon Might have pulled off the hack, or even some subgroup, BUT let me make this Perfectly Clear.. THEY DID NOT IN ANY WAY ACT with the group consensus of the Anon members. Although there is no leaders or organization to the membership of Anon. actions done in the Anon name are are carefully selected and agreed upon by ALL persons involved. No one person acts in the name of Anon. Everything Done with the Anon name is agreed upon by Everyone involved. At no time was it ever agreed upon or even discussed to steal user data and credit information from Sony.
It has been proven that even with the Anarchy structure of The Anon they are much smarter then to take an action such as what they are accused of and to leave such Blatant evidence behind. Sony is using the fact that Anon is truly untraceable to back out of explaining how exactly they got robbed in the first place. Man Up Sony, and admit you dont know who did it and next time Patch your servers and Put up a firewall!!!!!!!!
Recently I came across this Post
First I want to say.. the subject was not about Nerdiness but Geekiness. Nerds and Geeks are 2 different (not very different but still) groups. Nerds are in the most basic of outlooks more of the Academic “Brainy” side of things. While I generally like what the Beat had to say the fact alone that they made the error of using Nerds vs Geeks shows a lack of understanding in general. Another aspect that they focused on that was incorrect.. Liking, and being a fan does not make one a geek. Geeks do Like and are fans of something but it does not work the other way around. Yes in the examples provided they all said they Liked or were Fans of something that might have had something to do with Geek culture, and yes there might have been some name dropping.. At most they were showing their fandom BUT that does not make them Geeks about it.
Someone that likes Starwars for example would have seen the original Movies several times and Has a hook on a few good quotes. Ok you like it. A Fan would know some of the more Obscure facts Like R2 got his name from Reel 2 Dialog 2. A Geek on the other hand has imersed themselves in the world of Starwars.. They Know what was Said Reel 2 Dialog 2, They Know the emperor wasn’t really dead, They Know Luke Has a Kid with Mara who ends up killing one of Han and Leia’s twins. That is a Star wars Geek.
Now to the Core of the Subject.
Who The Frak Cares!!!!!!!!!
The biggest problem with the whole Cute Girls being gamers/geeks/nerds or not is the fact that people KEEP BRINGING IT UP!!!!!
Stop worrying about it, eventually the subject will die down and go away. First it was always the matter of girls/ladies being in this little world, now people want to focus on the way they look. For the sake of the powers that be Just drop it. Have you people nothing better to talk about in these little worlds OTHER then looks?!?!?!
In the World of geekdom we have Billions upon billions of things to discuss, the looks of our members is above all thing the LAST thing we need to build discussions on. People in these very posts are complaining about how using ones looks to garner “publicity” is a bad thing and bad for our community. Well posts like this one are the very same thing, they pander to using looks and cuteness to draw a crowd. Stop it. You can draw a crowd by using good and reasonable subjects to the community without focusing on the looks of the ladies. I dont care if its a guy or a girl, cute or hideous Chud doing the story as long as the story pertains to the subject at hand and is well written.
Drop the subject for once and find something real to write about. The ladies are out there.. Yes some are even cute, but the subject has been discussed and commented on time and again, I think its time to move on to something a little more important.