The Boy Who Stole Half-Life 2

The story of Axel Gembe, who broke into Valve's servers and stole the source for Half-Life 2 in spite of his handicap: he's not that bright.

Seriously, a job interview? That seemed likely?

  1. I was just coming here to post that :p. But yea, I wouldn’t call him dumb, it takes some skillz to write code as well as he did. Nieve? Yea, but not dumb.

  2. Naive’s certainly fairer, but I think there’s a fat line between naive and dumb and he was at least straddling it. While he may write great code now, it doesn’t take a heck of a lot to run exploits you find on the ‘net.

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