i'm going to try and make this extremely clear, and speak slowly, so please read this very carefully. hackers are willing to answer your questions (to an extent); however, for the most part they hate being asked questions. hackers are very good judges of character and your experience will determine whether or not your question is sincere. learning things for yourself is the absolute most important thing about being a hacker. somebody once said "the only stupid question is the one you don't ask." that person was a freakin' moron, okay? i'm related to those smart greek philosophers so you listen to me; do not ask stupid, redundant questions or you will get flamed.
in addition to the previous note, don't flood my inbox. you can always bug microsoft support about your problems and practice those social-engineering skills to sound like you're actually trying to do something "administrative." having the e-mail address that i do, i practically only get viruses anyway, not to mention that most people receiving e-mail from my address never reply because they assume it is a virus. but hey, if you send me something i will probably read it; if you want to make sure i read it then put in an obvious subject line such as the title of this book. just don't expect a reply; i'm not a very social person most of the time. it doesn't mean that i'm ignoring you but, yes it does. once again, my e-mail is email@example.com
so, you've pretty much finished the book, are you now a 1337 h4x0r? i cannot answer that question for you but you do have a choice to make:
hacking is definitely not for everyone (there is no half-way); it takes an objective mind, a lot of free time, and dedication to keep up with things. with all this kung-f00 it's no wonder geeks love ninjas; anything and everything ninja is cool. a friend of mine actually started a lawn care service (mowing people's lawns) but he called it "lawn ninjas" and offered to slice competitor's prices. i hate mowing lawns but who wouldn't jump at the opportunity to be a lawn ninja!? i don't care if it is 100 degrees outside i'd still wear the uniform. hah.
j00v3 r34d m3h b00k, & j00 kn0w 411 m3h 53cr375; it was an honor to be your h4x0r instruxx0r and i wish you the best of luck in all your hacking adventures. consider the following project a graduation gift.