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Save Captain Crunch [John Draper]

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by satyawrat, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. satyawrat

    satyawrat Senior Member

    Jul 8, 2009
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    I don't know how many of you know about Captain Crunch or his work. But I follow him very closely, he has been my icon for the digital age...
    He is one of the first hackers, created the bluebox, wrote the first word processing software for Apple ][,

    But today, he?s in great pain and risks losing the use of his hands and arms.

    The problem started at the Def Con convention in late July of this year, when an overzealous fan gave him a hug and Crunch immediately felt a stabbing pain in his shoulders. The pain has worsened ever since. A few critical nerves have been trapped and despite a program of physical therapy and painkillers, Crunch?s fingers and forearms are now approaching total paralysis.

    The Solution ? Surgery

    A straightforward surgical procedure can release the trapped nerves before they wither away, and return life to his hands.
    The bad news is that Crunch cannot afford it. It costs $6,000 just for the Medical co-pay for the surgery, $2,000 for the post-surgery convalescence and even more for the drugs and physical therapy that will get him back at his Mac and coding again.
    Please give generously. Please spread the word.

    His Official webpage hosted by Steve Wozniak [the guy who invented Apple] :
    I don't know if I should really post this here but I think he is a great guy. He could be a millionaire if he wanted to, taking into consideration his knowledge at that time, but this guy was working due to curiosity not due to greed and now he needs money to live a normal life.
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  2. TheJedi

    TheJedi Registered Member

    Feb 1, 2010
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    Plant psychic and former child porn star
    The Midwestern U.S.
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    I'll agree to donate if he'll agree to quit using a Mac. :D