I just can't like and subscribe to you all.
Actually, to any of you, because I don't want to get a Google account.
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The hacker lifestyle is a gonzo lifestyle, by definition.
We go out and do the weirdest shit just to see if we can. Cracking? Sure. Dumpster diving for parts? Absolutely. Building a HERF gun to see what it takes to make one? Probably not the best idea, to be honest, but sure. Taking over a hotel's television network to show My Little Pony on every internal channel? Let's do this.
It's easy to imagine Hunter S. Thompson as a hacker. He may not have been a hacker, but he definitely had the "Fuck it, let's do something weird!" thing down.
A rather insightful comment on Hacker News (yes they do exist)
<< Google, somehow, strikes me as this vision of humanity... It simply lumbers forward, doing its thing. It is to be modeled as a threat not because it is malign, but because it doesn't notice you *exist* as it takes another step forward. Threat modeling Lovecraft-style: entities that are alien and unlikely to single you out in particular, it's just what they *do* is a problem. >>
opinions expressed are my own.
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