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NextGenHacker101 owes me a new monitor

NextGenHacker101 owes me a new monitor

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Because I just got soda all over my current one…

One of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. 


And yes, I know that I’m being cruel here and I shouldn’t make fun of the kids ignorance, but he is SO proud of his new discovery and is so wrong in his interpretation of what actually is going on…




For my non net-savvy readers: The “tracert” command lists the route that packets take from the local computer to a remote computer.  So if I want to find out what path a packet takes from my computer to, I would issue “tracert”.  This can be extremely helpful when troubleshooting networking problems.  Unfortunately the young man in the video had a rather different opinion of what the command did.

  • "not semicolon, the dot dot"

    Honestly, if he knows a semicolon, it is only logical he should know what a colon is. This is hysterical. Painful, but hysterical....

  • You... You just feel so bad for the kid. :(

  • was

    shaking my head

    all the time.

  • "17 ms is connection speed."  Priceless.


  • Funny!

    Someone should tell him that it is pronounced "H T T P colon" not "H T T P dot dot"...

  • He is a child. Now discovering the crulty of adults.

  • He is a child. Now discovering the cruelty of adults.

  • is road runner's "failed dns" service.  So when the name doesn't resolve he's actually tracing to the local ISP server, not at all!

  • It's funny, because it's true.

    Wait, what?

  • His entire video collection is absolutely priceless:

    I wish I was as 31337 as NextGenHacker101 is.

  • omg i actually unconsciousli facepalmed and didnt realize it till about half way through the video.


  • Is it possible, that he used a SEMICOLON ; instead of a : after the http? That could explain why his URL resolved...

    Very funny - who teaches kids this crap?

  • @Larry: I have another question regarding the http:// part in the adress. Would it be possible to add some additional parser to this kind of commands in Windows so programs like tracert filter them out? On one hand it would make Windows a little bit more intelligent ( ;) ), on the other hand it would provide some basic possibilities for antivirus software and firewalls to be useful in the future :D

  • Check out his other videos too. I don't think he managed to get a single thing right... or maybe it's just me. With the "hack" of changing your "analog" taskbar clock to something else, he uses "Internet Explorer Pro", because it beats Firefox! OMG! I so want IE Pro! Where can I get that? I can't beliiieeeeve Microsoft hasn't released that officially!

    I never knew the text input field on was called the "Google search bar in the Google task bar", but hey, shows what I know, right?

    The sad part is, I actually know some people quite like this.

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