21 June, 2007

Harry Potter and the Idiotic Hacker

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
So, the new (and final) book, "Deathly Hallows" (for which I am waiting in breathless anticipation) is now drawing close to dropping onto my doormat...I finished reading my most recent non-fiction a couple of weeks ago (another Falklands war piece, this time focusing on the (slightly badly conducted, if the author is to be believed) battle for Goose Green) and then hungrily began re-consuming the "Half-Blood Prince"...

I am now merely pages from finishing it (for the second time), and had quite forgotten quite what an astonishingly emotional roller-coaster it actually is to read (now having brushed away a few involuntary tears, and struggled to stifle numerous giggles on the train on more occasions than I would like to admit)...

So imagine my considerable annoyance (and alarm) to learn that some absolute *idiot* has not only hacked the publishers of the new book (emailed them a custom virus), but managed to find numerous digital editions of the new piece (despite the fact that in order to prevent piracy they publicly announced there was to be no such thing), scattered around various workstations in their business, and then gleefully read the last few pages and publicly posted on the internet (on a prominent hacker forum) a complete summary of which of the main characters snuff it, and exactly what happens to conclude the series...

What an asshole...It can't be a small number of people that actually *don't* want this surprise ruined...and frankly, apart from Flyingpops (who does occasionally start a book from the back, for some odd reason), I can't imagine *anyone* who would thank him/her for their pointless efforts...

Still, it's always possible this is another hoax, we can't forget the *complete book* that someone (totally inept) wasted their time writing before the release of number 4 that got leaked onto the internet...*pfft*...

Anyway, article here, if you want to read about it...(it's spoiler free)...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I cant belive Voldemort killed Hermione!!!! Im totaly shocked!!

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Hehe... ;)