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    Explored #1 on 6th of July

    Ran into a couple of Anonymous with Guy Fawkes-masks the other day and ended up taking some pictures of them, I'll post more pictures later, so this is an appetizer of what's to come :)

    The guys told me that they are hackers on steroids, fighting/protesting organizations such as the cult of scientology. They gave me an demonstration of their computer systems, which I managed to take a snapshot of without them noticing. It said Unitex 1103 on the box, but I can't find information about it anywhere, I believe it must be some sort of top secret prototype internet hate machine.

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    Strobist info: Reflective umbrella and AF-500fgz camera left. Sun behind model right.
    Camera: Pentax K10d with DA*50-135/2.8, PT04-CN triggers.

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    1. mendhak 70 months ago | reply

      You found hackers *wearing suits*? Something's not right here...

    2. sveinmb 70 months ago | reply

      You have to wear a suit if you're using a Unitex. Anything else would just be blasphemic.

    3. st.hanshaugenkru 70 months ago | reply

      Gratulerer med Explore!

      Thanks for your act of random kindness...really appreciate it!

      Ha en fin dag :)

    4. Rolf Andreas 70 months ago | reply

      Stilig bilde!!

      Bra komposisjon, og liker veldig godt den gamle PCen! Men aller mest Whiskey-glasset :)

      Gratulerer med Explore!

    5. Teemu R 70 months ago | reply

      Great compo and well executed light!

    6. ViaMoi 70 months ago | reply

      Haha, this was open on my monitor when you were checking out my pics.
      I had to make lunch and then I saw you stopped in.
      I like this mask series and especially this one for the amazing outside setup and results.


      --
      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    7. Mike Southern 66 months ago | reply

      Brilliant image, great humour!

    8. Blindingsun1 63 months ago | reply

      trolls trolling trolls trolling trolls

      rule 34

    9. romanorlovblog 62 months ago | reply

      «It is a very nice picture, may I use it at my SEO blog?»
      .

    10. Stian Eikeland 62 months ago | reply

      Sure, just link back here :)

    11. KJ' 54 months ago | reply

      Cool shot! :-D

    12. Helena Amor 53 months ago | reply

      very interesting

    13. invisible consequential 53 months ago | reply

      Excellent. Thanks for sharing with Creative Commons. I paired this with an article by Peter Singer on WikiLeaks and the Possibility of Open Diplomacy. www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/innovations/data/000182

    14. The Blackbird [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

      I walked by the Scientology building on Hastings Street in Vancouver about an hour ago. They're still offering the free personality test, at least 25 years now. A casually dressed, middle aged man sat in a chair outside the door. Our eyes met as I approached. I smiled and said, "Business looks slow." He replied, "Enjoy your evening." I winked at him and said, "Gotta love WikiLeaks."

    15. JC-Matt 51 months ago | reply

      This image is used at www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/01/fbi-anonymous/ (www.webcitation.org/5w9e94wnq) , which makes me wonder: did Wired get permission? Wired is a commercial enterprise, so particular permission would be needed from the photographer, as this is tagged CC-BY-NC-SA (unless the permissions were changed at some point from something more permissive.)

      OTOH, policyinnovations.org's use is fine; it's part of a 501(c)3.

      Stian Eikeland, what's up?

    16. blackigloo 50 months ago | reply

      you really lucked out that time, running into them like that! Great picture!

    17. Jon Cassidy 39 months ago | reply

      I love this work I'm going to use it on my blog in a mention to Anonymous the hacking group. Of course I'm keeping to your CC 2.0 and thank you!

    18. mikhail.guru 20 months ago | reply

      I used your photo for soaw-security.is blog about Information Security. By the way, I am a photographer myself and can say that it is a brilliant photo for hacker-minded people. It combines nature and technology, like a "go green" movement trend now. Invaluable.

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