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#1 p858snake

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:43

Hacker's project sends media-filled hard drives to troops

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Hacker's project sends media-filled hard drives to troops
A network engineer going by the hacker handle 'Deviant Ollam' has taken it upon himself to send care packages of a different sort to troops serving overseas, with him ditching the usual goods in favor of hard drives filled with movies, music and other content.

That's the basis for his Traveling Terabyte Project, which is apparently still operating on a relatively small scale, although "Ollam" hopes it'll pick up once he gets a website up and running. The hard drives themselves are packed in an appropriately olive-drab Pelican case, which also includes all the necessary USB cables and international power adapters.

As the name of the project suggests, the hard drives aren't intended to stay in one place forever, with recipients of them encouraged to add their own files before sending 'em on to another location. For their part, the troops that have received the hard drives so far seem to dig the idea, especially considering that high-speed internet is hard to come by in many of the locations they're stationed.


Source:Engadget


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Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:55

that is awesome, wish i would have been able to add some stuff in there for them :yes:

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:35

I hope they dont catch him for illegal music and movies

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:53

I hope they dont catch him for illegal music and movies

Thats what i thought, but then since this si getting out some company will probably end up supporting it so they can include legal copies and such.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:59

so i wonder how big the porn folder is.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 03:08

so i wonder how big the porn folder is.


"Not big enough!"
I'm sure the troops would answer :p

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 03:16

that would be most nice. if it is a stand alone divx player, i would have loved that. most nice he is thinking of my brothers and sisters over there. thanks.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 08:08

High Five to Deviant Ollam

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 08:22

One thing I don't understand. What part of this story makes him a 'hacker' ? He put a Hard Drive in a case with some connector cables and AC adapters. Effectively he is shipping a package. I guess my granny is a hacker when she orders some diamondique from QVC huh?

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 10:24

he probably does hacking as side job or something.

from what i just saw on google it seems hes a semi-ethical hacker.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 11:10

Nice work on his behalf :)

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 17:40

haha that's awsome. a downright ingenious idea

if my bro gets sent to iraq i'll be sending him care-packages like that every 2 weeks

troops have it so ****ty over there :no:

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 17:28

id like to think that im not totally narrowminded -but i dont get it, how does this help, other than fighting boredom? :p