Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    13

    Cool Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    I'm trying to learn linux in general completely via konsole/not gui...mainly because I'm somewhat well-versed in the subject of linguistics and I understand that the best way to learn a language is by throwing yourself head on into it...and...struggling.
    I figured that since the main thing that I use backtrack for so far is to learn stuff about internet security and operating systems in general/UNIX environments, that it'd be useful to do everything internet related is via konsole. I'm all about throwing myself into harms way as far as learning stuff goes, and using a mouse is SOOO non-1337.

    So- How do I run, view, and navigate the interwebs solely from konsole...aka sin gui. Simple explanation or link to a tutorial will suffice .

    Cheers and GODSPEED my fellow nerds ,
    NoUhOh

  2. #2
    Super Moderator lupin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,943

    Default Re: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    There are console based browsers like Lynx but they are close to useless for modern browsing as you have described. I have only used Lynx under very specific circumstances - once to download text representations of a list of webpages so I could do word searches through them, and once to download new NVidia drivers after a kernel update killed my X Server. Just use Firefox for your browsing - theres no shame in it and you can still use the console for a lot of other tasks.
    Capitalisation is important. It's the difference between "Helping your brother Jack off a horse" and "Helping your brother jack off a horse".

    The Forum Rules, Forum FAQ and the BackTrack Wiki... learn them, love them, live them.

  3. #3
    My life is this forum Barry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    3,817

    Default Re: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    Fastest way is to stop using leetspeak......
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

  4. #4
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    13

    Cool Re: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Fastest way is to stop using leetspeak......
    Whatever dude :P. Saying 1337 doesn't sound out of place to me when I'm on a forum full of computer dudes...I mean, if this were the fashion community, what you're saying would basically translated thusly:

    "Leetspeak is so passé."

    So in response to your statement, don't be afraid to be unfashionable.

  5. #5
    Junior Member wh1t3fang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    from the internet
    Posts
    75

    Default Re: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Fastest way is to stop using leetspeak......
    yeah lol i don't think i have ever seen any of the professionals sit there and talk in leet. It is a bit unprofessional. Honestly, ive never really seen anyone chat using leet speak, it would get very annoying to have to read that crap :P .
    wh1t3 fang

  6. #6
    Super Moderator lupin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,943

    Default Re: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    Quote Originally Posted by nouhoh View Post
    Whatever dude :P. Saying 1337 doesn't sound out of place to me when I'm on a forum full of computer dudes...I mean, if this were the fashion community, what you're saying would basically translated thusly:

    "Leetspeak is so passé."

    So in response to your statement, don't be afraid to be unfashionable.
    No, its not passé, because that would suggest that at one time it actually was popular, and is now out of fashion. Not true.

    In actual fact leetspeak has never been used in anything other than an ironic sense by serious professionals in this field, and using it amongst us is like applying the "kiss of death" to your credibility. Seriously, take Barrys advice, because it's in your best interests to do so. Being unfashionable is fine, but acting like a skiddie is not.
    Last edited by lupin; 03-09-2011 at 11:49 AM.
    Capitalisation is important. It's the difference between "Helping your brother Jack off a horse" and "Helping your brother jack off a horse".

    The Forum Rules, Forum FAQ and the BackTrack Wiki... learn them, love them, live them.

  7. #7
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    13

    Default Re: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    No, its not passé, because that would suggest that at one time it actually was popular, and is now out of fashion. Not true.

    In actual fact leetspeak has never been used in anything other than an ironic sense by serious professionals in this field, and using it amongst us is like applying the "kiss of death" to your credibility. Seriously, take Barrys advice, because it's in your best interests to do so. Being unfashionable is fine, but acting like a skiddie is not.
    This is getting way off topic, but I feel the need to communicate that I completely understand that leetspeak is, and has been used with the intent of displaying irony and sarcasm. Which was (and is) my original intent. If I was serious about using leetspeak my whole post would've been using it. That's kind of a problem I've run into when communicating via text, is that I sometimes come off as either an idiot, a dick or a troll...or a combination of all the above.
    My argument was (and still is) based in the perspective of playing the devils advocate...which I probably should have stated.
    So, I would argue that leetspeak was popular at one point, even though it was popular among the "lower class" of the internet community. In kind of the same way that modern Ebonics or slang of the lower class is used. Another argument is that leetspeak may actually be a legitimate way of communication because it can be used as a way of teaching or understanding a way of code ciphering, becoming familiar with the use of a mixture of alphanumeric and symbol based systems, or creating a series of mnemonic ways of interpreting data. From a linguistic perspective languages evolve from the popular use of individuals and is stagnated by those who conservatively use grammar. Brazilian Portuguese is now a legitimate dialect because of the evolution of slang and dialects that came from the mixture of the native languages of what is now Brazil. From a Philosophical standpoint the reason why leetspeak is understood is because it's popularity- i.e. if leetspeak had not been a popular form of communication, people would not understand what 1337 means.

    Lastly, from a personal standpoint/view/philosophy...I don't post on internet forums with the intent of generating credibility...if I wanted to gain credibility, my username would be my real name rather than an alias. I'm active in internet forums with my main intent being to absorb information and positively contribute to the online community. At least on sites like this.
    No bad vibes or anything like that intended.

  8. #8
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    Quote Originally Posted by nouhoh View Post
    So- How do I run, view, and navigate the interwebs solely from konsole...aka sin gui. Simple explanation or link to a tutorial will suffice .
    Strictly speaking about browsing, you may actually learn a lot more by using Firefox and engaging with the numerous browser plug-ins such as Live HTTP headers, Tamper Data, View Cookie, Firebug, etc. These tools help you interact with the web page beyond the controls presented in the HTML.

    There are collections of such add-ons available by seraching on the Mozilla Add-Ons site. For example https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ons/jdruin/pr/ to help you get started.

    I assume you want the text based browser to help you see what the web page is actually sending versus the pretty picture drawn on the screen. Proxying requests through a client-proxy like Burp Suite can show the communication that took place and what the web page actually does as opposed to what you see in the browser. By proxying the traffic, you get the same benefit of text based browsers (being able to see what is actually occuring) without hampering your ability to browse.

    You might want to Dl337 the l337 stuff. Peeps will not help as much if they cannot read your posts without being irritated.

  9. #9
    Super Moderator lupin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,943

    Default Re: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    Quote Originally Posted by nouhoh View Post
    This is getting way off topic, but I feel the need to communicate that I completely understand that leetspeak is, and has been used with the intent of displaying irony and sarcasm. Which was (and is) my original intent. If I was serious about using leetspeak my whole post would've been using it. That's kind of a problem I've run into when communicating via text, is that I sometimes come off as either an idiot, a dick or a troll...or a combination of all the above.
    My argument was (and still is) based in the perspective of playing the devils advocate...which I probably should have stated.
    Your use of leetspeak in the first post here was at least possible to interpret as ironic, but your second post came off as defending leetspeak in general.

    Quote Originally Posted by nouhoh View Post
    So, I would argue that leetspeak was popular at one point, even though it was popular among the "lower class" of the internet community.
    Im quite aware that leetspeak was/is popular with idiots, but I care not for their fashion tendancies. My point was that leetspeak was never popular with anyone with any sense here, so none of us would consider it passé - its always just been lame.

    Quote Originally Posted by nouhoh View Post
    Another argument is that leetspeak may actually be a legitimate way of communication because it can be used as a way of teaching or understanding a way of code ciphering, becoming familiar with the use of a mixture of alphanumeric and symbol based systems, or creating a series of mnemonic ways of interpreting data.
    Now thats a stretch.

    Quote Originally Posted by nouhoh View Post
    From a linguistic perspective languages evolve from the popular use of individuals and is stagnated by those who conservatively use grammar. Brazilian Portuguese is now a legitimate dialect because of the evolution of slang and dialects that came from the mixture of the native languages of what is now Brazil. From a Philosophical standpoint the reason why leetspeak is understood is because it's popularity- i.e. if leetspeak had not been a popular form of communication, people would not understand what 1337 means.
    Sure. But some of us like to protest against the dumbing down of our language, when ever it occurs, to avoid such use becoming common. That way we can avoid our language morphing in this way.

    Quote Originally Posted by nouhoh View Post
    Lastly, from a personal standpoint/view/philosophy...I don't post on internet forums with the intent of generating credibility...if I wanted to gain credibility, my username would be my real name rather than an alias. I'm active in internet forums with my main intent being to absorb information and positively contribute to the online community. At least on sites like this.
    No bad vibes or anything like that intended.
    Our estimation of your credibility, even from a single post, will effect the quality of the response you get, and sometimes even the content of those responses. This is not unique to this forum. Case in point - you use leetspeak, and the thread then becomes a discussion on the appropriateness of leetspeak. If you want good responses, you better make sure you dont exhibit or defend behaviour that we dont condone, because we will have to call you on it to act as an example for others so that they dont act that way. You might need to rethink the efficacy of this part of your personal standpoint/view/philosophy.
    Capitalisation is important. It's the difference between "Helping your brother Jack off a horse" and "Helping your brother jack off a horse".

    The Forum Rules, Forum FAQ and the BackTrack Wiki... learn them, love them, live them.

  10. #10
    Very good friend of the forum killadaninja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London, United Kingdom.
    Posts
    526

    Default Re: Becoming 1337. How would one browse the internet/view websites via konsole?

    LEARN PYTHON BEFORE L337 it`s so much more useful.
    And anyway we all know L3375 only cool when used by people from the ages of <12->50!
    Sometimes I try to fit a 16-character string into an 8–byte space, on purpose.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. (Ask)User cannot browse
    By deftoners in forum Beginners Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-15-2010, 05:47 AM
  2. how can i view other websites?
    By ambuda444 in forum OLD Newbie Area
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-25-2009, 01:54 PM
  3. Replies: 33
    Last Post: 07-21-2009, 01:28 PM
  4. leet speak wordlist packetstorm dic john 1337 speak
    By opreat0r in forum OLD Programming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-10-2009, 07:24 PM
  5. How To Browse Using LAN with Backtrack 2
    By samir101ng in forum OLD Newbie Area
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-25-2007, 12:56 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •