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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 a 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 ration, 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 its 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 is happened… a door opened to a world… rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addicts 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 babyhood at school when we hungered for steak, and 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 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. We seek after knowledge, 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 of 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.
Originally posted by zeddissad
reply to post by paranoiaFTW
Well pronounced. Hackers are driving force of inet development. Attacked servers? Admins did not implemented sufficient security - that is why we broke in. As Aristotle said: Man need to know. Pointing out somebody else stupidity is not crime in my eyes.
Originally posted by PokeyJoe
I work in a Network Warfare Squadron in the Air Force.
I am a hacker for the government. We can infiltrate any network in the world, and totally take it over and control it in 24 hrs or less.
....and thats about all I can say about that.
Originally posted by Acid_Burn2009
Pieces of that manifesto were lifted from the movie "hackers"
It is my favorite movie of all time.
Originally posted by Acid_Burn2009
Oh, my bad. I read your post but did not click the link. I eat my words sir!! LoL
Let me clarify, Hackers movie lifted from that BBS in 1986. I still like the movie. S&F for coolness and me being a dumbass.
Originally posted by NightoftheComet
Just out of curiousity about some people's ages around here....everyone who remembers using win 3.1 give me a shout out, lol.