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Post by Capacx on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:05 am
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Title says it, just curious how many here just hack for a hobby, and how many have made their hobby their work. im heading towards a comp field..not sure what ill do yet though
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Post by hellow533 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:56 am
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I do computer restoration/virus removal/clean up, server and computer security on a lower level, hardware instillation, and basic-moderate networking.

Example, you need me to clean up a virus, install a new hard drive, set up a router (home or business), or do low level security protection on your servers and networks, I'm your man.

However, if you have, for example, a Korean cyber-terrorist attempting to take control of you systems and steal valuable information, I would suggest finding somebody else. I could have the common sense to disconnect you from the internet and all outside sources entirely however, but after that I wouldn't know what to do. Most people I know who want to work with computers want to be the guy that sets up the massive super security systems against that Korean cyber-terrorist, or hack some benign porn files for the military/government.
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Post by centip3de on Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:25 am
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Capacx wrote:Title says it, just curious how many here just hack for a hobby, and how many have made their hobby their work. im heading towards a comp field..not sure what ill do yet though


I do odd jobs in technology where I can get them, but I'm essentially a full time student, and am going to hopefully declare my double major in Computer Science, Math, and a minor in Spanish (just have to finish these stupid Gen Ed's).
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. -Rick Cook
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Post by 0phidian on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:26 am
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Full time CS student, I occasionally work random odd jobs and I'm my friends/family's official IT technician, but I dont ask for money from them.
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Post by not_essence2 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:45 pm
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Hobby. I might just switch to a computer-related field in the future though.
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Post by WallShadow on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:31 pm
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Going to be full CS student soon. Currently working in software development. Hoping to go into a full computer security career.
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Re: are you in a computer related field?

Post by hellow533 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:10 pm
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WallShadow wrote:Hoping to go into a full computer security career.

I wish for the same, but it seems there isn't a huge demand for high end computer security specialists at the moment. I would need to do more training anyways.
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Post by xsvMix on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:31 am
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I am a full-time C# student, It's the first computer related studying/work I have done and it's awesome
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