Bill Gates gets a pie in the face!

 

Noël Godin (born 13 September 1945) is a Belgian writer, critic, actor and notorious cream pie flinger or entarteur. Godin gained global attention in 1998 when his group ambushed Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in Brussels, pelting the software magnate with cream pies. After bombarding Gates, Godin allegedly said, "My work is done here."


Godin, who uses the pseudonym "Georges Le Gloupier" has also inspired an unknown number of followers around the world, who now regularly provide him with details about the whereabouts of various important potential targets. It took 32 people to conduct the Bill Gates operation. His followers take care to look as ridiculous as possible as they throw their tarts, smiling broadly, spouting anti-pretentious poetry and repeating "gloup, gloup, gloup."
Godin insists his group is non-violent and is careful to use only what he calls a "tarte classique", filled with whipped cream and perhaps a little chocolate in soft sponge cake. He says his humor can be traced back through Jerry Lewis, Wile E. Coyote, the Marx Brothers and yippies like Abbie Hoffman.

 
     
 

I thought that was an interesting opener and certainly the perfect icon for the Computer Room. With that said, this page will be dedicated to my main interests with computer history, computer news, and other various topics relating to computers. The one subject that almost always comes up is hacking. This can range from innocent white hat tricks to malicious black hat attacks. While this page covers some of that from time to time, I have dedicated a page to the good stuff that pertains mainly to security awareness, latest news, and information that flat out is either entertaining or scary, depending on the individual. So, with that said, here is the icon to that room. Remember, I'm not teaching or sharing how to hack. My intention is to help you better protect yourself from the vulnerabilities in the cyber world.

 

 

A little bit about Clark Human

 

I came from a city school in the 4th grade, in which we used the Atari & Apple II computers. When I started my 5th grade year in a rural school, (1986) they were just receiving these for the first time. I had a notebook full of codes (LOGO) from the year before. Worked out great for the teachers. They ended up xeroxing my notes for the other classes. When this photo was taken, I had a Tandy 1000 EX with a 1200 baud modem at home. I learned DOS the old fashioned way. BASIC was truly my first code, but I found Quick BASIC to be a VERY easy and a well-constructed language.

 

 
 

Below are three friends of mine. I talk to them on a regular basis, and they have personally helped me with a couple of online issues. Since you're good enough to visit my website, I have provided active links to their Facebook page. Steve "Woz" Wozniak worked with Steve Jobs to help develop Apple Computer Inc. Kevin Mitnick was the worlds most notorious hacker/cracker back in the late eighties and early nineties. They made a movie about Kevin but he told me it was "false & untrue". The movie is called "Takedown". John Draper, aka Captain Crunch, was one of the first hackers to discover that the Captain Crunch whistle could make free long distance calls through AT&T. A movie was also made about Steve Woz & John called "Pirates of Silicon Valley".

As a favor to Kevin, I told him that I would plug his current job and website here. He runs an online security firm called Mitnick Security Consultant. Check it out!

These Facebook profiles are their personal ones and not "Like" pages

 

WOZ

Kevin Mitnick

John Draper

 

 

 

 

Receiving Robot Telemarketing Calls?

Meet the Robot Telemarketer Who Denies She’s A Robot

 

The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance, but something was fishy.

 

 

When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, she replied enthusiastically that she was real, with a charming laugh. But then she failed several other tests. When asked “What vegetable is found in tomato soup?” she said she did not understand the question. When asked multiple times what day of the week it was yesterday, she complained repeatedly of a bad connection.

Over the course of the next hour, several TIME reporters called her back, working to uncover the mystery of her bona fides. Her name, she said, was Samantha West, and she was definitely a robot, given the pitch perfect repetition of her answers. Her goal was to ask a series of questions about health coverage—”Are you on Medicare?” etc.—and then transfer the potential customer to a real person, who could close the sale. You can listen for yourself to some of the reporting here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a tour of Bill Gate's House

 

 

This Guy actually drives to Bill Gates's House

 

 

Former Facebook HQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Below) Here's a pic I enjoyed taking. This is part of a video I made (below) for a local landscaping company. Microsoft is now using it on their Polaris Facebook page.

(clicking on the pic will open another window to the Microsoft Facebook page)

 

Here's the video below to the photo above.