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In case you want personal help, sorry,
it won't do you any good to email Carolyn Meinel because her
email inbox is too full. Like, we are looking at a meltdown!
Your best bet is to read the Happy
Hacker Digests and email the people
who you hope to make friends with. However, below are answers
to some of the most common questions people ask her:
Question #1: Will you help me commit computer crime? Please? Please?
People ask us this all the time. They presume that despite
everything we say about hating computer crime, and despite the
fact that criminal sympathizer sites such as Attrition.org
hate us, and despite the fact that computer criminals have done
millions of dollars worth of damage
protesting Happy Hacker, that we must have nothing better
to do than commit crime for free on behalf of nasty strangers. Sheesh!
Question #2: But
I have a really good reason Carolyn should help me to commit
sucks to be me."
Question #3: What are the names of some computers I can break
See the Happy
Question #4: When
I try to telnet into whois.internic.net, it doesn't work. What
am I doing wrong?
You aren't doing anything wrong. Network Solutions took
legal action to remove that server from the Internet, despite
massive protests by groups including the US National
Science Foundation. Sorry, it's gone, gone, gone.
Question #5: When
I try to do (fill in blank here) on some computer that I read
in a Guide to (mostly) Harmless Hacking, why didn't it work?
Many of those Guides are out of date. In particular,
any computer mentioned in the early Guides has turned off whatever
cool thing it used to do because the sysadmins got worried about
thousands of hackers coming to visit. Sorry, but when Meinel
wrote those first Guides to (mostly) Harmless Hacking, she had
no idea hundreds of thousands of people would read them.
All other questions: For any question you may have on
the Guides to (mostly) Harmless
Hacking, you can get far more detailed
instructions and screen shots (plus lots of cool hacking information
not on this web site) from Meinel's book, The
Happy Hacker, now in fourth edition, or Überhacker!.