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4chan Declares War On Snow

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the common-enemy dept.

The Internet 201

With all the recent hacktivism in the news, Anonymous has decided to take on a new and powerful enemy: snow. On Sunday the group announced that it will "do everything in its power to shut snow down by attacking the Weather Channel and North Face websites, boycotting outerwear, and voting for the sun as Time’s 2010 Person Of The Year." I'm sure there are a lot of people in Minneapolis right now that would wish them luck.

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Where did this come from (-1, Redundant)

Anrego (830717) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537014)

“Hacktivism”. Never heard the word before today and now it’s on every second post.

I really hope it doesn’t catch on. I cringe every time I hear it. It’s not catchy or clever, just irritating. It’s right up there with “blogosphere” and “*gate”.

Probably brought to you by the guys who coined the word “cracker” in a desperate attempt to win back the word “hacker” (you lost guys.. give it up.. spouting off “don’t you mean cracker” every time someone uses the word is getting very old).

Back on topic: I fully support this war on snow. The weather here is _totally_ unacceptable. I’ve said for years that something needs to be done about it.. but my friends and co-workers just kind of laugh and continue to put up with it. Glad to see there are others who feel more direct action is necessary.

Re:Where did this come from (1)

gatzby3jr (809590) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537108)

It’s right up there with “blogosphere” and “*gate”.

Stargate wasn't THAT bad.

Alright, Atlantis was, but still...

Re:Where did this come from (1)

Dalzhim (1588707) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537300)

Atlantis wasn't bad thanks to Dr McKay!

Re:Where did this come from (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537170)

The term "hacktivism" has been around since at least 1999, in the hacker/cracker e-zines.
I had a CD full of various e-zines, including the whole collection of PHRACK/CDC/LoD at the time, it was certainly on the CD.

    (Anonymous Coward because I've forgotten my password and I CBA to try to recover it)

Re:Where did this come from (4, Funny)

Predius (560344) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537918)

“Hacktivism”. Never heard the word before today and now it’s on every second post.

I really hope it doesn’t catch on. I cringe every time I hear it.

Without Hacktivism we'd never get to experience the joy of Hacktivo. Thats right, now you'll never miss another poorly coordinated DDoS because you're too busy actually accomplishing things. Just set the Hacktivo to record your favorite troublemakers and play back the lulz when YOU'RE ready to watch, on your schedule.

Re:Where did this come from (1)

dzr0001 (1053034) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537964)

> I really hope it doesn’t catch on. I cringe every time I hear it. It’s not catchy or clever, just irritating. It’s right up there with “blogosphere” and “*gate”. Not as bad as "To the cloud!".

Re:Where did this come from (0)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538056)

It's a media buzzword. That's all.

Just like all the whatevergates out there.

It's something that sounds cool and edgy, that nobody really understands and those who do don't take the media serious anyway, so it's the perfect vehicle to buzz those that don't know and make those cringe that could point out how wrong the articles are and instead have them jump on how bad the buzzword sounds.

Re:Where did this come from (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538114)

Man, welcome to the fucking nineties.

Re:Where did this come from (1)

crypticedge (1335931) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538392)

Cracker was the original term for what people mistakenly call a hacker. The problem is the less computer savvy people saw the word hacker (coined as someone who writes code, as compared to cracker, someone who cracks systems) and thought it sounded cool so they used it in the media. It's not our fault that your still using the wrong word.

It's on par with using intensive purposes instead of intents and purposes. Completely the wrong word, but fools keep saying it anyway.

Back to basics (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537020)

I'm glad to see them remembering what it's all about ...teh lulz.

Minneapolisians (3, Funny)

mark72005 (1233572) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537030)

Wish these bored 14 year old nerds luck? Whatever. We eat snow for breakfast. (the Dome does too)

Re:Minneapolisians (2)

phoenixwade (997892) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537304)

Amazing how time changes things, in the 80's we were snorting snow for breakfast, now we're eating it... I'm not sure that's progress, but maybe I'm just an old man, now.

Re:Minneapolisians (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537338)

Just don't eat the yellow snow!

Re:Minneapolisians (4, Funny)

GrBear (63712) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537438)

Just don't eat the yellow snow!

Not unless you boil the piss out of it.

Re:Minneapolisians (1)

chronosan (1109639) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537728)

Everybody knows urine is sterile.

Re:Minneapolisians (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538070)

Actually, stupid people think that urine is sterile, but they're wrong. It may be sterile while it's in your bladder, but the journey out is a dirty one.

Re:Minneapolisians (1)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538346)

It may be sterile while it's in your bladder, but the journey out is a dirty one.

However it’s also somewhat corrosive and as a result possesses some antiseptic properties, so there’s a good chance it makes it through and is still relatively clean.

Re:Minneapolisians (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538156)

Everybody knows urine is sterile.

Is that because yellow snow eaters don't have children?

Re:Minneapolisians (1)

migla (1099771) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537566)

>Just don't eat the yellow snow!

Unless, of course, yellow snow is the only thing around that could save you from severe dehydration.

Re:Minneapolisians (1)

Mitchell314 (1576581) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537624)

If all the snow around you is yellow then the fumes will get to you before the dehydration.

Re:Minneapolisians (1)

davester666 (731373) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537726)

If all you see around you is yellow snow, you shouldn't have wandered into the secret Elephant pee'ing grounds...

Re:Minneapolisians (2)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537976)

Nanook, don't be a naughty eskimo. Save your money, don't go to the show.

Re:Minneapolisians (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537490)

Hardcore Minnesotans forever.
You thing this is winter? Son, you don't know WHAT WINTER IS.

Bring it on.

Re:Minneapolisians (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537606)

OM NOM NOM NOM

Somebody wanna photoshop some eyes and teeth on the Metrodome?

Re:Minneapolisians (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538240)

As someone from the area, I'd like to remind you that it's "Minneapolitans". Or possibly "people from That Other Side of the River". (The side where every street is one-way, pointing OUT of downtown... as opposed to the side with streets laid out to follow the trails left by drunken cows.)

Damn (3, Insightful)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537036)

Damn this is just dumb, I feel bad for even giving it attention by posting here.

Re:Damn (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538244)

Yeah why is this even reposted here. If I wanted to read 4chan, I'd go to 4chan.

Re:Damn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538436)

Who peed in your corn flakes this morning?

Re:Damn (1)

AltairDusk (1757788) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538522)

Who peed in your corn flakes this morning?

Snow did. No wait... Hmmm, we're not in Soviet Russia by chance, are we?

Re:Damn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538552)

You think you are dumb... just think about me reading your post and replying!

April 1st already? (2, Funny)

i_want_you_to_throw_ (559379) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537088)

Wow the winter went by so quick.

No, it's not that. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537238)

No, it's not April 1st already. Samzenpus is just stupid.

Re:April 1st already? (3, Funny)

melikamp (631205) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537748)

It's the Global Quickening. The unusually high amounts of THC in the atmosphere are causing the Earth-wide time dilation effect. To compound this problem, major producers of THC are in the talks to fully legalize these emissions, which, if left unchecked for a few more decades, will certainly result in a run-away pizza-house effect, whereas the traffic grid will be flooded with pizza delivery trucks rushing to their destinations.

I wish them luck as well (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537110)

Winter is really depressing

troll thread (2)

EkriirkE (1075937) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537112)

is obvious

NOPE (1)

dragonhunter21 (1815102) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537136)

I think this is the first of Anon's crusades that I don't support.

I mean, it's snow!

Re:NOPE (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538316)

I think this is the first of Anon's crusades that I don't support.

I mean, it's snow!

What has Darren O'Brien [wikipedia.org] done now?

Wow, /. getting trolled hard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537146)

You know it's possible for anyone to put out an image like this? Perhaps... as a joke?

Re:Wow, /. getting trolled hard (1)

AndrewNeo (979708) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537206)

The problem is, even if the person putting it out does it as a joke, there are bound to be people who believe it (./) and others that will help carry out the attacks, unaware the whole time.

Re:Wow, /. getting trolled hard (1)

AndrewNeo (979708) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537232)

/., not ./. Too much console administration lately.

Re:Wow, /. getting trolled hard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537296)

Wrong on both counts, brosef. What are these 'Slashdotcomma' and 'Dotslashdot' sites you're referring to?

Re:Wow, /. getting trolled hard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537276)

The problem is, even if the person putting it out does it as a joke, there are bound to be people who believe it (./) and others that will help carry out the attacks, unaware the whole time.

Against the Weather Channel? This sentence is dumber than the average 14 year old.

Re:Wow, /. getting trolled hard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537426)

That would be almost like something that would end up in slashdot's idle section or something. Weird.

Get to it at the source... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537168)

The best bet would be to sign a petition for the abandonment of the winter olympics, that way we'd be rid of winter all together by removing the need for it.

Would Someone Please Declare War... (4)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537188)

...on that stupid word, "Hacktivism?"

Re:Would Someone Please Declare War... (5, Funny)

pantheonwhaley (1933610) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537352)

I would, but I am only a slacktivist.

Re:Would Someone Please Declare War... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538468)

Why? It's a perfectly cromulent word.

Anons versus GOD. (3, Funny)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537218)

I have 3-2 odds on Anons.

Re:Anons versus GOD. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537322)

3 -2 in favor of a bunch of stupid script kiddies?

People far more intelligent than these retards are engaged in that debate.

Re:Anons versus GOD. (1)

f.ardelian (1931920) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537914)

Posting as AC... Oh, the irony!

Re:Anons versus GOD. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537934)

Ah, but as the well known proverb states:
"You should never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience"

Re:Anons versus GOD. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537978)

Wait, which GOD we talking about?

Re:Anons versus GOD. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538210)

The one true god of course, Boxxy.

Re:Anons versus GOD. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538484)

She's Queen, not God. MODS = GODS, fucking newfag.

Re:Anons versus GOD. (1)

Coraon (1080675) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538480)

I'll take those odds, I've got 500 Quatloos on the gods! and 20 Quatloos on the new comer!

Back to basics (1)

Amorymeltzer (1213818) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537246)

If it weren't for the Wikileaks nonsense, anonymous trolling for teh lulz wouldn't be news. I'm interested to see how the publicity plays out here, but this is exactly what /b/ is about, random nonsense. So fuck snow, and let's get on with the news.

Re:Back to basics (1)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537454)

maybe this is just some smartacre pointing out the futility of their attack on Amazon.

Re:Back to basics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537800)

Attack Amazon / Give up and buy Kindle

Re:Back to basics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537702)

uhhh... yes it would.
Apparently you have missed the countless times previous to this wikileaks nonsense.

4chan has been on the news loads of times because of /b/s antics, from bomb threats to child porn, to trolling pedos in to getting arrested, and of course, we can't forget getting cat killers caught. Also attacking Tom Green for fun, along with that Girl Talk thing he done.
Hal Turner, Habbo, so many more.

And all their "stuff" quite regularly ends up on things like Digg and Reddit. And since Idle is essentially Slashdots Digg / Reddit version to try and steal traffic from those sites, why wouldn't it get posted? It will certainly get a bunch of hits.

ugh.. (1)

VatuLevu (1923418) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537252)

this is low, even for idle standards.
thanks for feeding the troll .

Finally (4, Insightful)

demonbug (309515) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537348)

They found something useful to do.

Seriously, with all this Wikileaks bullshit I was getting worried Anonymous might have forgotten about the lulz.

Good (4, Funny)

cje (33931) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537380)

I've never forgiven him for that piece of shit "Informer" song.

(a licky boom-boom down)

Re:Good (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538040)

ARGH!!!! It'd been years since I'd thought of that horrid song.

Thanks a freakin' lot!

In-for-MER (1)

multipartmixed (163409) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537396)

Ah something something something YEAH

A nikity boom boom yeah!

I hope they don't hack the

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO)

because that's harder to rhyme than Spelling, Tori (Yo!)

Dear Slashdot, this is a joke site. (2, Informative)

Zarf (5735) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537400)

This same site is reporting the TSA has integrated full body scanners with Facebook [tumblr.com] .

Now, if Slashdot wishes to be taken as seriously as Wonder-Tonic or The ONION ...

Re:Dear Slashdot, this is a joke site. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538014)

...and this is posted under Idle, where all of the silly-season articles live; if you see a story referenced in an Idle article and take it for straight reporting, rather than pure entertainment, then you deserve to be laughed at, too.

Re:Dear Slashdot, this is a joke site. (2)

Zarf (5735) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538158)

Well, I *never* take anything on slashdot seriously myself.

Dear Zarf, this is idle.slashdot.org (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538124)

RTFSubj

Re:Dear Slashdot, this is a joke site. (1)

RedEars (1622495) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538454)

Captain, our sarcasm detectors have taken damage. Take evasive action.

ADHD (1)

medv4380 (1604309) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537408)

So there ADHD is stopping them from finishing Operation Payback?

It's a joke. (0)

amanicdroid (1822516) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537412)

It's a joke on how knee-jerk Anon is lately. It's a hilarious exaggeration and I heartily laughed.

------

Can I get a +1 for informative on this since so many slashdaughters lack a functioning sense of humor?

Hey, that's just this year's word for... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537416)

2009: Asshat
2010: Douchebag
2011: Hacktivist

Hactivism 101 (1)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537512)

1. Go on internet
2. Copy and paste code
3. Hactivate!

Snow is not all bad... in moderation (1)

Brewmeister_Z (1246424) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537524)

Snow is great if you like to ski, sled, or partake in other wintertime recreation that require it. It is nice to have (but not too much) in December for that effect it gives with the Christmas decor. But come January and February, it gets to be annoying as it turns to icy and an ugly yellow/brown from thaw cycles. Come March and April, it damn near angers many people since it slows the warming of spring. Many times in the past few years in South Dakota, we have gotten big snowstorms in the last couple weeks of April. That late snow does not stay around long but sometimes accounts for a large portion of the total inches of snow for the whole winter.

Re:Snow is not all bad... in moderation (1)

vlm (69642) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537788)

it gets to be annoying as it turns to .. an ugly yellow/brown from thaw cycles.

Umm, I hate to break it to you Brewmeister but that yellow/brown isn't from freeze thaw cycles. Theres a bit of a biological component there. Seen any dogs near that snow recently?

I know this is a joke, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537528)

I'm from California, and I say: fuck (all of) you! Snow is the single greatest thing to occupy the Earth.

So wait... (1)

SethThresher (1958152) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537530)

isn't this just a roundabout way to say that they don't support "The Cloud"?

Giant goliath convector heater of sorts (1)

Twinbee (767046) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537596)

Going outside at this time of year is a pain because it's cold. Here's a really weird random question: If we had (hypothetically) unlimited energy/power (and I do mean unlimited), could we effectively, cheaply and practically heat all our streets from 0 to say 24 degrees c, or would it be too noisy, costly on parts, or otherwise impractical?

Specifically, I was either thinking of some giant fan assisted heaters (which are probably too noisy), or more likely, a giant network of underground heaters which continually pump out heat upwards so you feel it above ground. I realise it would have to be a lot of power, but I'm not sure how much (I'm guessing several megawatts for a typical 100 semi-detached house street?). Living in that kind of setting is another tiny step towards a nicer place for all imo.

Re:Giant goliath convector heater of sorts (1)

vlm (69642) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537760)

Going outside at this time of year is a pain because it's cold. Here's a really weird random question: If we had (hypothetically) unlimited energy/power (and I do mean unlimited), could we effectively, cheaply and practically heat all our streets from 0 to say 24 degrees c, or would it be too noisy, costly on parts, or otherwise impractical?

If you had hypothetical unlimited labor to maintain and patch all the leaks (assuming a hot water system here...)

All you "really" need to do is heat it to 1 degree C for fairly obvious reasons.

You'd have serious animal issues. You'd have snow free roads but they'd be covered in snakes and reptiles.

Re:Giant goliath convector heater of sorts (1)

Bagels (676159) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537828)

If we had unlimited power all the other problems are probably solvable through application of more power (for noise reduction, for instance, some sort of active noise-cancelling system, like a giant pair of Bose headphones). It would be a pain in the ass to maintain, and it would probably cause nasty environmental problems in the colder parts of the world (barring further application of our hypothetical unlimited power source).

Re:Giant goliath convector heater of sorts (1)

Twinbee (767046) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537962)

Yes, I was thinking of something more solid-state, so there's zero maintenance. I think underground heating is the only way of achieving this.

I Want Snow! (1)

khr (708262) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537680)

Nooo... After living in Pune, India for ten years, I've just moved to New York City, and snow is one of the things I'm really looking forward to. I miss cold winters! And so far, it's been sandal weather since I got here three months ago...

War on snow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34537744)

New headline: Anonymous Supports Global Warming

obligitory (2)

the_hellspawn (908071) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537822)

you be postin in a troll tread.

Luck? Pfft... (1)

coerciblegerm (1829798) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537894)

"I'm sure there are a lot of people in Minneapolis right now that would wish them luck."
As someone who lives in the Minneapolis area, I wish them no such thing. However, if they want to pick up some shovels and take this stuff away I would have no objection.

Lets replace this 'Hacktivism' (1)

MintOreo (1849326) | more than 3 years ago | (#34537970)

with a more accurate portmanteau 'Actiscriptm'

Can everyone do me a favor? (1)

Zorque (894011) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538054)

Stop giving these children media attention?

That was the smartest move I've seen in a while (4, Insightful)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538190)

Seriously. No, I'm not kidding, I think this is one of the smartest things that could be done.

Why?

Because they just reduced themselves back from "a political activist platform" to "14 year olds with too much time on their hands". Before you consider the ego, consider how the powers that are (tm) will react to either.

Whether they are one or the other, what do I know? I only know that being the latter means that nobody will seriously try to bring you down, while being the former just might get you too much attention from organizations whose attention is something you don't want if you want to continue living, working and having fun in peace.

Re:That was the smartest move I've seen in a while (1)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538282)

Except that from one look at the image it’s obvious that this isn’t the handiwork of Anon. It’s just a poorly-done parody.

Re:That was the smartest move I've seen in a while (1)

Matheus (586080) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538450)

Your premise has a problem tho... you are presuming the possibility of being 'reduced' in the eyes of the 'man'.

Once you've got their attention they rarely decide you're not worth looking at anymore until they have proven to themselves that you are truly a non-issue (somewhere between cold in a grave, almost cold in a hospital or nursing home or shivering in a cell)

you only need one thing... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538222)

Flame thrower...

Not bad, but I still prefer (1)

joeflies (529536) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538258)

the ban on Dihydrogen Monoxide [wikipedia.org]

DDoS (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538284)

That denial of service attack is working pretty well, even if will take a bit more time to make snow to basically dissapear. Outside 4chan, that DDoS attack is called Global Warming.

too much landmass (1)

jace_d (1955838) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538290)

If anonymous really wants to achieve anything with this, they should simply reorganise the earth's tectonic plates and move more landmass to the southern hemisphere. Land tends to exacerbate bad weather, which is why we enjoy relatively stable weather here in the south. So go on anon... give the earth a facelift, else, you'll just make alot of noise and nothing will change. Or if you blame human influences, get involved in climate change. That would impress even me.

Friends & Family (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538312)

Quote "tell your FRIENDS and FAMILY"

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I think that deserved all-caps. The only friend anyone on 4chan has is called Julian, and they've never even spoken to him. Just watch him on their laptops in their mothers' basements. (Note plural mothers -- at least I think there is more than one person on 4chan ...)

Satire? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538314)

Maybe they're just satirizing the US reaction to wikileaks...

Internet activism (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538370)

Internet activism > RL activism

http://i.imgur.com/GVZaE.jpg

Your all Idiots (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34538534)

man oh man, are people really too stupid to see that this is nothing more than somthing they WANT the media to pick up and treat seriously.

I am frankly laughing my ass off that this is being taken seriously already.

NOT YOUR PERSONAL ARMY (1)

xmousex (661995) | more than 3 years ago | (#34538584)

Seriously anyone at anytime can post anything they want about anything, are you going to fill idle up with a mirror of it all?

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