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The Hackers Manifesto

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posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 07:16 PM
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I found this article the other day, and I decided to share it on ATS, as it is the way I feel. Enjoy:


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.

records.viu.ca...



 


added 'ex' tags and a link.

please read Posting work written by others


[edit on 23/1/10 by masqua]




posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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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.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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Very minimal hacker myself....As in my hacking abilities extend to iPods and iPhones and alittle bit of computer knowledge but none the less..
Great post, gotta say was very inspiring...
Though as a youngster myself (19) I found that it wasnt so much perhaps the IQ of the class....or perhaps even the teachers (most of mine,except for one or two,were interchangeable with anyone reading out of a text book) But it was the content of the highschool and modern day public education.
Yet this was not your main point I will say that I believe hackers of all sorts will begin to play an emerging role in our culture...
Someday if TSHTF, or when rather...Hackers may be a vital option to help relay information, break into corrupt governemnts systems and a wealth of other oppurtunities..
I was always interested in learning more about it though...Where does one start to really immersive himself with hacking?



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:18 PM
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I started with learning some languages. Knowing _javascript and C++ and things like that help you to understand how things work. You can hack without knowing them, but it helps. Other then that, you will want to know about port scanning and having knowledge about cyber security and staying anonymous online would help. After you learn those things, the doors open. If you need help with this look up a hacking forum, there are many pros that know almost everything there is to know about technology on them. Good luck!



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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Thank god for hackers. If it weren't for them half of this site would not be here. Its because of them that we are exposing lies.

The ones that steal monies from for material gain are not hackers but theives.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:34 PM
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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.


HAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA what a joke

one thing you need to learn

nothing is unbreakable

so, it doesnt matter how much security you use on, if somebody wants to get in, they will if they are good enough



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:36 PM
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lol

do u really think hackers do enough to uncover conspiracies? if they do, they are crapping their pants, because I dont see any file available on the web that was hacked

hackers should get the truth, but most of them doesnt care ... but this hacker / cracker subject is too extensive to talk about really ...



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Or we don't want to get caught? I could get into a government computer, but is it worth going to jail for years and years? No, not to me. Maybe one day somebody will man up and do it, but untill then we will all be leaving the hacking the government to somebody else.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 10:00 PM
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would be very grateful if the OP can provide some links.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 10:52 PM
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The white hat hackers are what is wanted. there are a lot of jobs out there for them.

If you cross over to the dark side and become a black hat expect problems.
expect to do jail time.

On the other side white hats can find jobs with corporation, police departments or the government.

Or some just do white hat hacks on Internet scammers or other Internet predators for the fun of it.

With the war on terrorist that use the Internet for communications and to spread there dribble there is a lot of targets for white hat hackers to play with.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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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.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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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.


sweet!


More about the original posting. This was written in the 1980s after the government cracked down on hackers during operation "sun devil" or something like that. The hacker that wrote this calls himself +The Mentor+ .
It is more or less a social commentary about the older generation patronizing the younger despite the fact that the younger are typically more knowledgeable and have better access to information. It is also about hackers.

the OP did a good job of picking a document that tries to "Deny Ignorance" although ATS seems to be filled with it but that is another story.

Hacker has taken on several meanings in the last few years. When I was growing up it meant someone who could penetrate a remote (and sometimes but not always secure) computer or network.

In recent years it refers to programmers. (I suppose this was the original meaning WAY WAY back in the day. I MEAN ALL THE WAY BACK to the days of giant mainframes and UNIX in the 1960's reference the guy who started GNU, I forget his name)

I personally feel hacker refers to the technological adept that have emerged in the last 50 years. People like Bill Gates (no matter how you feel about Microsoft), Linus Torvalds, Steve Jobs, Wozniak, Paul Allen and a myriad of others who are more known by their accomplishments than by their names. creators of things like Apache, SQL, MySQL, Linux, Novell, on and on.

Malicious hackers make for good head lines, but little else. What do I mean? I mean that they could make themselves lots of money if they do something more creative than destructive.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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Pieces of that manifesto were lifted from the movie "hackers"
It is my favorite movie of all time.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by Acid_Burn2009
Pieces of that manifesto were lifted from the movie "hackers"
It is my favorite movie of all time.


No, see my above posting. This document was circulating BBSs before most of you were born.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 05:39 PM
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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.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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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.


No, problem.

Im off as well....it was written BEFORE operation sundevlil (1990).

Just out of curiousity about some people's ages around here....everyone who remembers using win 3.1 give me a shout out, lol.

Why do I have the feeling I have become the old foogy, lol.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 05:57 PM
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I remember my first puter was a TRS-80 from Radio Shack. Commodore 64, Oh man that was the shiz-nit back in the day. I vaguely remember 3.1
I remember 5.25' and 3.5 floppies. I still have a Gateway laptop with a 3.5' drive.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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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.

Windows 3.1 was great, it was extremely easy to configure a network, when compared with Novel, the main network system back then.

I helped configuring one in 1993, if my memory serves me well.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 06:38 PM
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I was raised on win 3.1 . Ok, so Im still the youngsta! lol... I was using 3.1 crica 1988-1995. (I was born in 1984). I remember learning to use 3.1 and when 95 came out I thought it was just crazy! we had an old 486 with 4 megs of ram. I remember begging my dad to buy another 4 megs to play Dark Forces, lol. When we got 8 I thought we were cooking with gasoline! Even though I had to load DOS from a 5 inch floppy and then load my game from CD-ROM, I still thought it was sweet!



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