unwashedmime

Hello. I am a noobster.

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Hello everyone.

I am a big stinky new guy to all this.

I was hoping to learn a bit about this sort of crap and I figured a place like this is a good place to learn.

where should I start :S ...

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It all depends on what you are interested in. Once you have figured that out, there are plenty of free online tutorials and books on networking, programming etc. Then when you come across something you dont understand or are having trouble with you can ask us some questions and we will do our best to help.

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Well i've been reading alot about exploits and such.

Generic websites like photobucket and myspace, just as examples.

I'd be interested in just screwing around and such, but im not sure where to start?

i'm basically programming lame, im not sure what scripting or php or any of that junk is.

haha...

im actually almost totally new here haha.

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Learn a little of everything. Start at the bottom and work up, you will find that some bits are more fun than others, so look at them. The best way of finding things out will be to read everything you can. If you want to gain an idea on how computers work

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look into a book called 'structured computer organisation' It starts with the basics and covers boolean algebra, logic gates and how these are used in computers and then gets onto the complex stuff. It is a very good book, I am only 1/2 way through it, but I will recomend it to anybody who want to learn.

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Seriously though read all you can and above all enjoy yourself. I would be willing to bet that >99% of the active guys on here are here because they love tinkering and learning how stuff works. I know I am (even though for me, tinkering = broken toy). And welcome to BinRev.

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ah yeah, im familiar with most of my computers hardware.

I was wondering if I should start learning some form of programming language..

I don't know what to start with however, any suggestions?

And thanks for the welcome, ill try and find that book.

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ah yeah, im familiar with most of my computers hardware.

I was wondering if I should start learning some form of programming language..

I don't know what to start with however, any suggestions?

And thanks for the welcome, ill try and find that book.

Take a read through this. In that thread you will find a bunch of links for resource material. Also, use the search feature of the forums if you're looking for specific information. Chances are it has probally been discussed before to some degree.

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thanks alot for all the information!

I'll start reading and such about all these things,

Get more familiar with my computer.

Maybe someday i'll be able to get a unix or linux friendly computer, but for now sadly I am stuck with windows.

I'll ask again if I need any help.

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thanks alot for all the information!

I'll start reading and such about all these things,

Get more familiar with my computer.

Maybe someday i'll be able to get a unix or linux friendly computer, but for now sadly I am stuck with windows.

I'll ask again if I need any help.

If you're stuck with Windows, at least get vmware and install Linux in it. it doesn't require you to modify the current computer's OSes. you can learn from your Windows comfort.

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Welcome!

You can get Knoppix on CD and run that on your Windows box to get some Linux experience. I've also found older machines for ~$20 at Goodwill and Thrift Shops that will work just fine for installing the open source OS of your choice. Depending on where you live there might be a Linux users group that holds meetings within driving distance. You'll want to pay them a visit.

As far as the hardware/electronics end goes, you'll want to d/l a copy of the NEETS (Navy Essentials of Electronics Technology) volumes at http://www.tscm.com/reference.html.

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hi noobster :P j/k, welcome to the binrev... thats the whole purpose of my post :) Enjoy your stay!

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What computer isn't Linux friendly?

Aren't macs?

Ticom, how old are these systems you are talking about? Becuase thats dirt cheap for a computer.

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What computer isn't Linux friendly?

Aren't macs?

Ticom, how old are these systems you are talking about? Becuase thats dirt cheap for a computer.

I'm sure you can use Ubuntu for a Mac.

And Welcome unwashed!

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What computer isn't Linux friendly?

Aren't macs?

Ticom, how old are these systems you are talking about? Becuase thats dirt cheap for a computer.

We're talking Celerons. Old but usable.

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First off, welcome BinRev!

In addition to what everyone else has said, I recommend learning the basics of computer networking.

This Book would be a good start; it covers the most popular protocols and is fairly easy to read. Of course, if you don't want to buy anything just yet, just remember that Google is your most powerful tool.

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