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Phantom Phreak

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#1 13 years ago

i dunno wer i shall put this soo...

A Hacker's Manifesto Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... But did you, 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? Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me... 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..." 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... 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... 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. You can stop one of us, but you cant stop us all. I am a hacker, enter my world...



mEkImIrMe

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#2 13 years ago

Cut the last 2 lines and you have a good point. However it goes against human nature. If you are being criticized for your religion and what not then its because the stereotypes are correct. Human nature calls for the survival of the fittest, and I say that with the Internet we are opening a new form of nature, where its survival of the smartest.




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#3 13 years ago

:clap:




Phantom Phreak

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#4 13 years ago

thnx




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#5 13 years ago

I hate threads like this, just shows how poorly I write. :(

I think I shall become a Trevist now. ;)




Phantom Phreak

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#6 13 years ago

awww poor riles. Some got it, some dont




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#7 13 years ago

OMG! HAXOR!

(someone had to say it :()




colonel_bob

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#8 13 years ago

Thats a good little paragraph. I like it. Cheers.




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#9 13 years ago

And where do you explore? What knowledge do you seek? It's not the action that is necessarily bad it's what you direct the action at that can cause harm.