I'm Looking for a Mentor

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I'm Looking for a Mentor

Post by aClockworkScrivener on Thu May 24, 2012 8:18 pm
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Hello Community. I'm learning to hack for a variety of reasons, unfortunately I'm learning to hack on top of school work, and other activities. I consider myself a renaissance man. I partake in a wide variety of activities, so my schedule is tight.

In short, I would like a mentor to guide me through hacking. I've checked out a few books on SQL from the public library, I understand a little javascript and Objective-C. I'm looking for someone I can ask a few questions. Someone who can answer them intelligently, and patiently. I use proper grammar, always, as well as punctuation, and vocabulary. I have a reasonably high IQ, and suffer from chronic arrogance. I'm ok with you to editorializing on this post, but please respond kindly. So if your interested in helping train a young hacker, let me know on here or via PM.

P.S. I understand that the nature of this request is a little unorthodox. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: I'm Looking for a Mentor

Post by limdis on Thu May 24, 2012 9:40 pm
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Welcome to HTS. Something you should know right away is that you are never going to find a mentor, unless you know someone personally willing to put in the time for it. Hacking is a mindset more than technical knowledge. Depending on your interests and goals you will have to branch out in many different directions. Consider the forums your mentor. You will find more information, and links to information on this site alone than most people do through their own google searching in their entire 'hacker lifetime'. On the plus side we like helping people and wont bash you for questions, unless they express illegal intent or you put in zero effort on your part to find an answer.
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Re: I'm Looking for a Mentor

Post by tgoe on Thu May 24, 2012 10:19 pm
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Your* welcome here. Ask questions.

*You're

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Thanks

Post by aClockworkScrivener on Thu May 24, 2012 11:55 pm
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Thanks, I'll keep this in mind. I am currently wondering what kind of approaches I can take. Is it better for me to learn as many types of code as possible before I try and apply them, or should i learn as I go?

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Re: I'm Looking for a Mentor

Post by limdis on Fri May 25, 2012 11:52 am
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aClockworkScrivener wrote:Thanks, I'll keep this in mind. I am currently wondering what kind of approaches I can take. Is it better for me to learn as many types of code as possible before I try and apply them, or should i learn as I go?

Well not exactly. Have you tried looking at the missions yet? Or do you have a specific area of interest you want to learn about?
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Re: Thanks

Post by centip3de on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:41 pm
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aClockworkScrivener wrote:Thanks, I'll keep this in mind. I am currently wondering what kind of approaches I can take. Is it better for me to learn as many types of code as possible before I try and apply them, or should i learn as I go?

-B


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