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==Phrack Inc.==

Volume One, Issue 7, Phile 3 of 10

The following was written shortly after my arrest...

\/\The Conscience of a Hacker/\/


+++The Mentor+++

Written on January 8, 1986

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
"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 will-
ing 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

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.

+++The Mentor+++

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Someone over on the tweeters said something that got me thinking...

Before "Google" existed, software was undeniably:

- faster
- more memory efficient
- less DRM-y
- less dependent on services

Maybe we were better at making software before we could "Google" things.

Maybe there's no causation there at all. But, I tell ya, the correlation is bonkers strong.

Today is writing day. Working my way through chapter 4 to conform with the changes I made in chapters 2 and 3, then work my way through the rest of the chapters to fix the same consistency errors. Then! I will be able to continue the story and begin chapter 13.

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Linux Mint is the reason millions of PC users have left Windows.

The people behind Linux Mint are doing a fantastic job with understanding, empathy & vision. This distro just works out-of-the-box for veterans seeking stability and beginners alike!

Linux Mint has changed peoples perception of Linux / Free Software.

A powerhouse figure Joe Collins from Linux scene has posted a spot on video.

== >
#LinuxMint #Mint #ezeelinux #LoveForLinuxMint #stopthehate #JoeCollins

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@jason Hey! Did you ever run across a coreboot or libreboot image for the Thinkpad x140e? I have been searching and I see people say they've done it, but I can't find the actual ISO.

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Which type of OS do you prefer to use on a day-to-day basis? Definitions in the reply.

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It's time for another monthly updates post! Check out what was new in elementary OS Juno for the month of May:

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Suck dick, Tusky.

I'm not even on Gab, but what I don't want to support is pick-and-choosing who you let into your super-secret app.

Let the people be the judge. Let the users decide. Fuck, this is not a free app anymore if it cannot be used by everyone equally.

The urge to fork Tusky rises.

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What is more important: Freedom or Truth?

Here's my take:



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Just found out Tusky and Fedilab are now censoring instances that the developers don't like.. To those developers... Who made you king that you get to decide what others visit? You have no right to control other people´s lives. Just because something offends you, that doesn't give you the right to tell us what we can't do.. I don't like SJW´s, but I do not try to silence them.. @tusky and @fedilab developers.... pull your heads out of your posteriors.

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Just ordered 1TB SSD and 8GB of RAM for my laptop. It's upgrade time!

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What do you use as your daily driver?
(Boosts appreciated)

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