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I Hope Nobody Has Hacked The Stream


TED started in 1984 as a conference for people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design (T.E.D. gedit?). Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference and the TEDGlobal conference, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.

Being a small, dyslexic nonprofit devoted to devoid of Ideas Worth Spreading, who better to ask for a keynote speech than m00t.

After being invited to speak at the TED2010 Conference in February 2010 during the "Provocation" session, moot took to the stage after an awkward introduction. He revealed that 4chan produces 700,000 posts a day, from 7 million unique users and went on to bore all concerned explaining shit like Rickrolling, Rule 34 and Dusty the Cat.

I asked 4chan what I should say at TED. And I got 12,000 responses in about 24 hrs. But I can't read to you anything they said.


—moot, being hilarious

The Meme

When asked if "the TED website would be hacked now" during the Q&A session, moot responded "You're lucky this isn't being streamed to them live right now." When it was pointed out that there was a stream to be had, his response of "I hope nobody has hacked the stream" was ossified into meme status by salivating fanbois.

As the average intelligence of the typical 4chanfag is below state minimums for even Texan retards, this unlulzy banter has been dubbed 'a new meme'. It is, however, dead on arrival.

As almost noone had the initial stream, and the access that did exist was "strung together like a christmas tree", most links consisted of rickrolls and Pokemon theme songs. This lead many newfags to believe that the whole thing was an elaborate troll. However, there are screencaps, which prove that it's totally legit.

The Speech

Tedtalks uploaded the full tl;dw video of the speech on YouTube, for your viewing pleasure
Skip to 6:55 for the actual meme

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