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DrJones
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« on: July 17, 2008, 03:58:33 PM »

Old School but worthwhile for the youngins..

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The Hacker Manifesto
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+++The Mentor+++
Written 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"...

d**n 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...

d**n 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..."

d**n 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...

d**n 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...

d**n kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike...

You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been sthingy-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.

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Noseedam
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 10:08:25 PM »

i live by this at school, along with "how to be a hacker", it's the only thing that lets me tolerate the idiot teachers........... who make about as much sense as a fart.........
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 10:57:44 PM »

I don't live by that, but I'm working to adopt it to my life as a gamer. What a hacker is to computers, I am to games: I find out how they work, why they are fun (or aren't), and what makes them good. I am in college, and have already designed games that the people around me play, and think are fun.

And when I am ready. When I have learned what there is to learn. My games will be played by everyone.


This manifesto is the life of a true Nerd. Of a person who has dedicated their life to the study of one thing, whether Computers, or Games, or whatever. Of a person who accepts the scorn of those around them as meaningless compared to the true joy in life: the living of a purpose greater than oneself, of giving oneself to the pursuit of knowledge.

To each, our our own pursuit. To every one, may they have success.
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I hack games, not computers, in my life.

I'm NOT SGP, no matter how much I support them on the forums.


Pardus.at. Let me know if you play.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 11:01:50 PM »

I don't live by that, but I'm working to adopt it to my life as a gamer. What a hacker is to computers, I am to games: I find out how they work, why they are fun (or aren't), and what makes them good. I am in college, and have already designed games that the people around me play, and think are fun.

And when I am ready. When I have learned what there is to learn. My games will be played by everyone.


This manifesto is the life of a true Nerd. Of a person who has dedicated their life to the study of one thing, whether Computers, or Games, or whatever. Of a person who accepts the scorn of those around them as meaningless compared to the true joy in life: the living of a purpose greater than oneself, of giving oneself to the pursuit of knowledge.

To each, our our own pursuit. To every one, may they have success.

you have a point, and i entirely agree

and i accept that i am a nerd, and acceptance is not the first step to recovery, for there is nothing to recover from

and i have received scorn from my parents, friends, people who don't know me, my parents friends, and some teachers (tech tards are the ones)

however computers are where i excel, feel at home, don't not feel left out, am respect, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 06:41:44 AM »

To each, our our own pursuit. To every one, may they have success.

Truer words have never been said.
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