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Re: "Hackers", the movie

Article: 8608 of alt.hackers
From: stdmdix@gsusgi2.Gsu.EDU (Michael D. Ivey)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: "Hackers", the movie
Date: 18 Sep 1995 03:16:46 GMT
Organization: Georgia State University
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(Mon, 18 Sep 1995 02:10:52 GMT) John Nagle (
said this to all of alt.hackers, and I have proof:

:       Just saw "Hackers", the movie.  It's about as close
to reality
: as "Ghostbusters".  Fun, but very, very light.

Fun?  Fun?

I felt insulted.  Worst use of celluloid ever.


As you may have noticed, I got a million o' these.....
<GNU Plug:  Get Linux.>

Convincing my employer to buy me a P120 that I get to put Linux on.  =)
No, really...uhm...


I was trying to re-compile my kernel, to try out 1.3.15, and spent all
day running gcc and getting the whole thing compiled, (playing X-Com while
I did, on another machine, of course....) So, when I tried to install said
all-day-compiled-kernel, viola!  lilo says 'Kernel too big.' So, I tried
for a few more hours, using various remakes luck.

I'll keep you posted.



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