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  • Even hackers need a mental vacation!

    We continue to explore what hackers are about, but even a hacker needs a mental distraction (I like to call it mental masterbation) away from the trade. In the movie "Sneekers" for example, they played a bit of dirty Scrabble right in the middle of the feature film to relax their complex neural net of constant code contagion.

    My personal favorite mental diversions are chess, and online gaming. I especially enjoy a good pro game of Microsoft Links 2003 online golf. Besides the "usual" vacation, good book, or other commonplace off time distractions, what do you enjoy as your "mental masterbation" escape?
    Last edited by Greyhatter; April 24, 2008, 13:12.

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    Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

    America's Army. It's fun watching the bad guys get hit with the 82A1. I also do small wood working projects for the wife.

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    • #3
      Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

      Travian.us. Build armies, destroy other villages, rinse and repeat.
      She understands, but she doesn't comprehend...

      The day I stop learning is the day they put me in a box.

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      • #4
        Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

        Call of Duty 4. I'm addicted. Need More Xbox. Now.
        "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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        • #5
          Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

          I feng shui my hair.
          A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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          • #6
            Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

            Fire-pits at the local beach.

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            • #7
              Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

              Breaking stuff
              Never drink anything larger than your head!





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              • #8
                Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

                Writing manga reviews and occasionally interviews for an all female comic book based e-zine. Nintendo DS. Movies. IM. Drinks. Looking for new tunes to play at you guys with. Planning the next con trip. Learning linux. I do too much all at once, not sure if any of it would qualify for a mental break, because I do all of that pretty much on equal amounts of time. I just switch it up a lot.
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                DJ Jackalope
                dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

                send in the drop bears!
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                • #9
                  Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

                  mattress dancing. i'm always taking extensive evening classes to get better.
                  "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                  - Trent Reznor

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                  • #10
                    Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

                    Curling up with the boys and taking a cat nap. :-), ahh but not on top of the cable box I don't fit.

                    xor

                    Actually speaking of animals, I saw a herd of about 25 deer coming back from Wildwood NJ on the Atlantic City Express Way tonight. The herd contained one albino deer which I thought was interesting. Should have stopped but when you are doing 80mph, in the middle of a herd of deer, with a bunch of people behind you also doing 80mph it didn't seem like a good idea. At least I didn't see the New Jersey devil. Before the hunters in our group chime in they were all too small to shoot; little bigger than babies less than a year old for sure.
                    Last edited by xor; April 24, 2008, 19:17.
                    Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

                      Wait, does that mean you are part of the Bed Jumping Mafia now?

                      Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
                      mattress dancing. i'm always taking extensive evening classes to get better.
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                      DJ Jackalope
                      dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

                      send in the drop bears!
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                      • #12
                        Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

                        Cooking is a good way for me to switch focus, I'm also trying to do more painting and sculpture.
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                        Fraternal Order of Locksport

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                        • #13
                          Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

                          Originally posted by DJ Jackalope View Post
                          Wait, does that mean you are part of the Bed Jumping Mafia now?
                          i see it as an entry on tribe.net related to 23b. any more info there? is it more than what i think it is?
                          "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                          - Trent Reznor

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                          • #14
                            Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

                            Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
                            i see it as an entry on tribe.net related to 23b. any more info there? is it more than what i think it is?
                            Wait you've been to defcon for as long as i have (i think- DC7) and you don't know the BJM?! Is this possible?
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                            DJ Jackalope
                            dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

                            send in the drop bears!
                            ======================================

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                            • #15
                              Re: Even hackers need a mental vacation!

                              Originally posted by renderman View Post
                              Breaking stuff
                              With or without a sledge hammer :-)

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzGWvZAd228

                              xor
                              Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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