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#23556 2-Jul-2008 16:18
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Hi All,

Figured I mayswell make an introduction post.

I live in Hamilton, and have worked in IT since I was 17. My main hobbies are online gaming and upsetting copyright holders by downloading the entire internets. I've been using the internet for some time now.. around 15-16 years, I started on a 1200 baud modem, and still remember that my modem couldnt handle displaying a screen of ascii text all at once, it sort of trickled in character by character. My first ever home computer was a C64, and my first home pc was an XT (with dual 10mb HDD's no less.. luxury!).. The first PC I ever brought with my own hard earned cash was a DEC 386sx-20, which cost me a small fortune back when I was 14. My first ever hardware repair was resolding a wire in my c64's tape drive at around age 9, and my first casemod was cutting holes in the side of my DEC so that I could run cables for a 110mb MFM boat anchor out the side of the case which was far to small to accomodate that behemoth drive.

I'm fairly opinionated and get on my soapbox from time to time, over all sorts of things. In the way of "geek stuff" I'd like to see the government legislate to give us the best broadband in the world. Lets get FTTH to every urban household with a 100+mb CIR, no data caps, no throttling, no filtering, and all copyright infringement notices sent to /dev/null/.
I'm fairly virulently opposed to copyright in its current form, suffice to say that I've been pirating things since my c64 days and I'll stop when they pry my keboard out of my cold dead hands.

I think that about does it for a brief intro :-P

Catch you round.

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  #147079 12-Jul-2008 12:01
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Welcome to Geezone Lias Cool

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  #147110 12-Jul-2008 13:31
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Welcome to GZ!

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#147180 12-Jul-2008 17:17
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Welcome to the zone...

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  #147184 12-Jul-2008 17:24
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thanks for the welcome folks.

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