That's not a h4x0r, it's a 100$0r.
I sure hope it's not a real story, the worldwide web can is a better place without people like that, even if they're that stupid. Poor manners and malicious intent are not my favorite characteristics.
If he really thought firewalls were for loosers I'd like to see his windows after a couple of months of browsing... especially if you're searching the web for "hacker" tools you're on thin ice.
pretty cool story though.