Whenever I tell anybody under the age of 20 that I am a programmer, they always ask the same question sooner or later: "Can you hack my computer." I tell them that even if I could I wouldn't. They follow up by telling me to just make a pop-up or something. When I tell them that I can't because I don't know how they tend to think that I am a bad programmer. I don't care too much about that, but now I am getting ready to get a job (going into co-op at waterloo) and since I went to a private school that was more expensive than university, a lot of my friends' parents may very well become my future bosses (I am not kidding, if you need proof I can give it). Basically I want to be able to prove my 'programming prowess' by at least maybe launching a pop-up window, or running a dll command (like shutdown with a long time delay, followed by a deactivation [something I know how to write in batch]) When I started doing research into it I found that most people only offer 'hacking tools', preprogrammed software that merely gives you control over other's computers and then you can play with their mind. This is not what I want. I want to be able to do what I think best suits my needs (usually that would be a pop-up window with a clever message). I want to be able to program a hack from scratch. This is really not my expertise, and I do not intend to do anything malicious with any information given to me, I just want to be able to prove that I at least know how hacking is done. Thank you.
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Are you sure you're not a bad programmer? Because your logic is atrocious. ;)
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First you want to look at batch programming, at least I think that's a good starting point to showoff to your friends. Second, grow some balls. Who cares what they think? Why do you need to impress them. They are not programmers and probably never will be. They do not …
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