Brooklyn Bounce - Hack the Planet came on my playlist, and if I couldn't take "Hack the planet / hack the system / hackers unite" seriously before, it's outright ludicrous after reading about this fellow. I was looking for thing about this and came across the first item, and decided to Google up the rest:
- 300+ line beseechment of comp.lang.python to explain code he understands backwards
- Asking the gcc list for the header files and API docs he already has, and about curses.h which isn't even standard in gcc, with 11-character indenting and quoting style
- Asking the gcc list how to prevent unauthorized installations from CD, with broken HTML and 11-character indenting
- Hosed primary disk
- "FDisk seems to be complicated"
- I didn't think you loaded servlets as local classes
- To comp.mail.misc: "I need to know if I can obtain a e-mail id like snodx@*vxml*.[net][com][org][info][tv]. I wish to project myself as a VoiceXML expert..." (...and to google.public.support.general ...and alt.internet.stuff)
- Looking for interactive accounting demos
- Misunderstanding 3D cinema technology in sci.engr.television.advanced (...and google.public.support.general ...and alt.tv)
- HE GETS HIS SUBJECTS ACROSS
- "So though I would just investigate this list and find out how I can waste others time," and a display of mailer inexperience, to mailing.postfix.users
- And so much more!
Luckily he did use a pseudonym, so when his clue comes in he can use a different name (maybe even his real one) and Google won't tie him to these transgressions.
(Postscript: gathering up the links, I found this one, in which he writes, "Am doing Master of Computer Applications from a university in India." So if not only a maturity thing, there's a potential cultural mismatch.)