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Posted on: August 28, 2009

Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers. “Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal”, “Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering”…

Damn kids. They’re all alike.

But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950’s technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?

I am a hacker, enter my world…

Mine is a world that begins with school… I’m smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me…

Damn underachiever. They’re all alike.

I’m in junior high or high school. I’ve listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. “No, Ms. Smith, I didn’t show my work. I did it in my head…”

Damn kid. Probably copied it. They’re all alike.

I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it’s because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn’t like me… Or feels threatened by me.. Or thinks I’m a smart ass.. Or doesn’t like teaching and shouldn’t be here…

Damn kid. All he does is play games. They’re all alike.

And then it happened… a door opened to a world… rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addict’s veins, an electronic pulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought… a board is found. “This is it… this is where I belong…” I know everyone here… even if I’ve never met them, never talked to them, may never hear from them again… I know you all…

Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They’re all alike…

You bet your ass we’re all alike… we’ve been spoon-fed baby food at school when we hungered for steak… the bits of meat that you did let slip through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We’ve been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us willing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert.

This is our world now… the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn’t run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore… and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge… and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias… and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it’s for our own good, yet we’re the criminals.

Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.

I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can’t stop us all… after all, we’re all alike.

by
+++The Mentor+++
Written January 8, 1986

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Sometimes I entertain myself by randomly scrolling around and across google maps, following tiny roads and looking for interesting structures and shapes.

Today I came across this:

+44° 9' 17.85", -118° 13' 39.97"

+44° 9' 17.85", -118° 13' 39.97"

The site is located in Oregon, close to just about nothing, though there is a road leading up to it from a small private air field called Lockhart Airfield.

If anyone knows what it is, please let me know! :)

Amazing

Posted on: August 23, 2009

This site is just full of amazing photos of life in the USSR, and of abandoned buildings, structures and places in Russia. Check it out, and don’t miss the links to other albums at the bottom of the page.

http://englishrussia.com/?p=1220

From the BBC:

Mr Gonzales used a complicated technique known as an “SQL injection attack” to penetrate networks’ firewalls and steal information, the US Department of Justice said.

oo those evil haxx0rsz with their complicated techniques!! for +++ sake people sanitize your SQL!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8206305.stm

Reminds me of this excellent xkcd:

http://xkcd.com/323/

すげーよく分かる気持ち!でもこんな歌があるってしらなかった!

This, from the perspective of someone who has a serious zombie scare due to childhood explorations into the undead, is very scary!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/12/ant_zombie_fungus_horror/

I’m probably not the only one to draw the parallel:

(The below links to the main theme of Zombie Flesh Eaters. May contain strong imagery. You have been warned.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBv38ignnow

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Posted on: August 12, 2009

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