Who are you?
I'm nrp3c! Those first 3 letters are my initials. I've gone by other nicks in the past. For a long time I used this fantasy-kinda nick for games and such, but I find it kinda silly to use something like that for serious stuff. So unless I for some reason think of a great nick, I'll probably stick with this.
The 3c's is just a random addendum, what comes to mind if you think of 3 C's in a row?
Anyways. I'm a Computer Science Student at a state school, about midway through my studies right now. At the school I actually work as a Resident Assistant, and will probably move up the housing ladder to acquire free housing and other things like that. We also have an ACM chapter that I like to participate in, and I'll probably do some talks or presentations before I graduate.
Can you program? If yes, what languages?
Barely (hah). I'm most fluent in C++, since that is what the school makes us write in. I've written a little Java for an android class too.
Currently trying to learn C. I had an architecture class that taught some Assembly, so I'm trying to learn more of that too.
Other languages I think are cool: Python, Common Lisp, Scheme (racket or chicken), Forth, Haskell
How'd you find us?
You know? I can't remember. I feel like I randomly ran across this community on a link from a random forum. Great find, since this place seems to be of A+ quality.
How long have you been interested in computers/infosec?
A really long time. I got my first computer at a pretty young age (9?), my dad bought me some apple desktop. Mainly I used it to play games, but eventually when I was 12 or 13 I decided to learn more about it. Generally these young years were incredibly unproductive. I went through Learn Python The Hard Way, learned basic programming principals, then I never really made anything interesting.
Soon I learned about Defcon and would stay up late watching videos, and then spend the rest of my time playing games, and doing some school. Otherwise I would randomly learn about security things, became a little more privacy conscious, and became scared shitless of surveillance.
I love hacking culture, I hate how it seems to be so less prevalent than before. I love the creative side of hacking, how people think and tear apart problems or machines. Likewise I adore the people that create incredible projects, or otherwise give back great things to the community.
Considering most of my life I've been incredibly lazy, I've been trying my best to break this habit and learn how to produce, instead of simply consume.
Thanks for being such a cool community!