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(on Wikipedia)

A book on a particular aspect of culture and events in the history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

It glimpses into one aspect of "playful hacking", pranks and practical jokes.

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Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher (2014) poster

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A young, broken, man, enters an underground community of computer crackers, trying desperately to prove himself but with consequences.

An extremely good movie. While not quite mandatory, it's definitely a proper advancement of the "hacker kid" movies that have sullied past movies. Highly recommended, even for people that "know their stuff", as it doesn't lay on the techno-babble which describes everything painfully wrong. Instead, it takes a reasonable middle ground, staying away from pop culture and fairly-firmly on the social side of storytelling.

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The show was cancelled after two seasons, at which time I stopped caring enough that when I learned it had been un-cancelled I continued to not care.

Mr. Robot (2015-) poster

Entertainment > Television >

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A psychologically-disturbed young man's fantasies spiral out of control as he pursues a lunatic's dream for economic anarchy.

Fast and loose. This is one of those shows which tries to cash in on this generation's theme of general discontent. It generally fails. More-or-less entertaining.

For everyday people this is somewhat recommended. For fans of psychological stuff, and anti-corporatism, this is somewhat recommended. For people who know enough about computers but don't like psychological stuff or anti-corporatism, I do not recommend this.

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TODO - THIS IS UNFINISHED - it needs some redoing, clarification and screenshots.
TODO - make a separate page for Gibbed

Borderlands 2 - (2012 game) >

It's difficult to move items between characters.

Gibbed really helps solve this.

This was tested on Windows 8.1 in late 2015, and on Windows 10 in early 2016.

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TODO (try harder) - I need to create screenshots and clarify some steps. I feel that some instructions are too vague and may be slightly wrong.

(port) > Borderlands 2 - (2012 game) >

See also Creating a large shared bank for Borderlands 2 on Windows

I used to play Borderlands 2 - (2012 game) on the Xbox 360. I wanted to switch to playing on my desktop computer. I bought an Xbox One wired controller so everything should be the same. I achieved complete success.

Read this entire page before beginning.

This was tested on Windows 8.1 in mid 2015.

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