Thursday, July 28, 2005
Air Force Nerds, Nobody Comes Close
(Telegraph) "Briton facing extradition to America for perpetrating "the biggest computer hack of all time" left a message criticising American foreign policy on an army computer, a court heard yesterday."
Apparently this guy shut down Army and Navy networks along the east coast. Must explain the slowness of the Pentagon lackeys whenever I need something from them. The funniest thing about this story is that it goes to show which service recruits the best computer nerds in America. That's right, the United States Air Force.
We are nerd central when it comes to high-tech networks and such. Just walk into any communications building on an AF base. 9 out of 10 men and women in the building are easily classifiable as nerds and/or geeks under the 'Revenge of the Nerds' criteria established in the early 1980s. I swear we must be recruiting these kids via 'Dungeons and Dragons' chat rooms or Star Wars movie conventions.
This British hacker couldn't touch the Air Force. He shouldn't even be called a hacker... he was a noob that couldn't hang with the big boys.
Never forget... the Air Force has the fastest planes, best computer networks, and the best nerds in the nation. Our commercials should brag to the Army and Navy about how "Our nerds are better then your nerds."
USAF... Nobody Comes Close (To Our Computer Nerds)
posted by El Capitan at 7:27 AM
Go ahead, keep your nerds, you still don't have the best pilots.
The Navy has pilots?2:04 PM
Sometimes when the network is not working, we can't do any work! The AF is too reliant on its computers. Hehehe