And the reason is you

It has been like over 2 months now since she has really left me behind. And just like I always says, i don’t know what to say, what to do nor understand what the universe wants.

Everything happened in my life look like has already been too late every time I’m ready to step forward… every time …

Maybe one day it wouldnt be too late nomore …

Happiness, such an abstract and impossible word for me …

Just an opinion

I do not interact with facebook, twitter or any of the other social networking platforms. My reasoning is simple. Why in the world would I want to share my private thoughts and feelings with the world at large? What good could possibly come from me having a convenient outlet to express myself to millions of people? The more likely outcome is that in a misguided attempt to be funny or cute, I’d say something stupid and wind up getting publicly raked over the proverbial coals. Which is why I think the wiser path is to keep my opinion to myself. For example, if I were to feel moral outrage over an organization riddled with pedophiles expressing their moral outrage over conttaception, I certainly wouldn’t tweet about it. And the photographs I’ve taken of myself wearing nothing but oven mitts and tiara will never be shared on a facebook page – Chuck Lorre

Declaration of the Independence of CyberSpace by Anonymous

“Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, we come from the Internet, the new home of Mind.
On behalf of the future, we ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one; therefore we address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty it always speaks. We declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You have no moral right to rule us, nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear. You are toothless wolves among rams, reminiscing of days when you ruled the hunt, seeking a return of your bygone power.

Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. You have neither solicited nor received ours. We did not invite you. You do not know us, nor do you know our world. The Internet does not lie within your borders. Do not think that you can build it, as though it were a public construction project. You cannot. It is an act of nature and it grows itself through our collective actions.

We have watched as you remove our rights, one by one, like choice pieces of meat from a still struggling carcass, and we have collectively cried out against these actions of injustice. You have neither usage nor purpose in the place we hold sacred. If you come, you will be given no more and no less power than any other single person has, and your ideas will be given the same consideration anyone else would receive You are neither special, righteous, nor powerful here.

You have not engaged in our great and gathering conversation, nor did you create the wealth of our marketplaces. You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.

You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse to invade our precincts. This claim has been used throughout the centuries by many an invading kingdom, and your claims are no different, nor do they ring any less hollow. Your so called problems do not exist. Where there are real conflicts, where there are wrongs, we will identify them and address them by our means. We are forming our own Social Contract. This governance will arise according to the conditions of our world, not yours.

The Internet consists of transactions, relationships and thought itself; arrayed like a standing wave in the web of our communications. It is the last truly free place in this world, and you seek to destroy even that freedom. Ours is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where bodies live.

We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth. A place where anyone, at any time, is as free to come and go, to say and be silent, and to think however they wish, without fear, as anyone else. There is no status beyond the merit of your words and the strength of your ideas.

We are creating a world where anyone anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity.

Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here. There are only ideas and information, and they are free.

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge. Our identities may be distributed across many of your jurisdictions.

The only law that all our constituent cultures would generally recognize is the Golden Rule. We hope we will be able to build our particular solutions on that basis. But we cannot accept the solutions you are attempting to impose.

In the United States, you repeatedly try to pass unjust legislature in an attempt to restrict us. You disguise this legislature under a variety of different names, and pass excuses that they are for our own protection. We have watched you, time and time again; attempt to censor us under the guise of Copyright protection, or for the protection of Children. These laws come in many shapes and forms, in the name of ACTA, PIPA, COICA, SOPA, but their intentions remain the same. You seek to control what you cannot.

We scorn your attempt to pass these bills, and as a result, our discontent at your misaligned efforts grows each day.

You are terrified of your own children, since they are natives in a world where you will always be immigrants. Because you fear them, you entrust your bureaucracies with the parental responsibilities you are too cowardly to confront yourselves. In our world, all the sentiments and expressions of humanity, from the debasing to the angelic, are parts of a seamless whole, the global conversation of bits. We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat.

In China, Germany, France, Russia, Singapore, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Greece, Egypt, Canada, the United States and many others you are trying to ward off the virus of liberty by erecting guard posts at the frontiers of the Internet. These may keep out the contagion for a small time, but they will not work in a world that is already blanketed in bit-bearing media.

Your increasingly obsolete information industries would perpetuate themselves by proposing laws, in America and elsewhere that claim to own speech itself throughout the world. These laws would declare ideas to be another industrial product, no different than pig iron.

In our world, whatever the human mind may create can be reproduced and distributed infinitely at no cost. The global conveyance of thought no longer requires your factories to accomplish.

These increasingly hostile and colonial measures place us in the same position as those previous lovers of freedom and self-determination who had to reject the authorities of distant, uninformed powers. We must declare our presence in the world we have created immune to your sovereignty, even as we continue to consent to your rule over our bodies. We will spread ourselves across the Planet so that no one can arrest our thoughts.

We will create a civilization of the Mind in the Internet. We have created a medium where all may partake in the forbidden fruit of knowledge, where egalitarianism reigns true. May our society be more humane and fair than yours.

We are the Internet.
We are free.”

By Anonymous

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Are You a Hacker? by RedDragon

Are You a Hacker?
by ReDragon

Take a little quiz for me today. Tell me if you fit this description. You got your net account several months ago. You have been surfing the net, and you laugh at those media reports of the information superhighway. You have a red box, you don't have to pay for phone calls. You have crackerjack, and you have run it on the password file at a unix you got an account on. Everyone at your school is impressed by your computer knowledge, you are the one the teachers ask for help. Does this sound like you? You are not a hacker.

There are thousands of you out there. You buy 2600 and you ask questions. You read phrack and you ask questions. You join #hack and you ask questions. You ask all of these questions, and you
ask what is wrong with that? After all, to be a hacker is to question things, is it not? But, you do not want knowledge. You want answers. You do not want to learn how things work. You want answers. You do not want to explore. All you want to know is the answer to your damn questions. You are not a hacker.

Hacking is not about answers. Hacking is about the path you take to find the answers. If you want help, don't ask for answers, ask for a pointer to the path you need to take to find out those answers
for yourself. Because it is not the people with the answers that are the hackers, it is the people that are travelling along the path.

Hacker Test

Preface: 06.16.89

This test was conceived and written by Felix Lee, John Hayes and Angela
Thomas at the end of the spring semester, 1989. It has gone through
many revisions prior to this initial release, and will undoubtedly go
through many more.

(Herewith a compendium of fact and folklore about computer hackerdom,
cunningly disguised as a test.)

Scoring - Count 1 for each item that you have done, or each
question that you can answer correctly.

If you score is between: You are

0x000 and 0x010 -> Computer Illiterate
0x011 and 0x040 -> a User
0x041 and 0x080 -> an Operator
0x081 and 0x0C0 -> a Nerd
0x0C1 and 0x100 -> a Hacker
0x101 and 0x180 -> a Guru
0x181 and 0x200 -> a Wizard

Note: If you don't understand the scoring, stop here.

Continue reading

Hacker’s Manifesto by The Mentor

was writen shortly after my arrest. I am currently
groupless, having resigned from the Racketeers, so ignore the signoff...

The Conscience of a Hacker... by The Mentor ... 1/8/86

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 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...

Come on... Ain't Got All Day!!

Damn underachiever. They're all alike.

I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to the
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 xecond,
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 threatend 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 junk through an addict's veins, an
electronic impulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day
incompetencies is sought... a board is found.

"this is it... this is wwhere I belong..."

I know everyone herre... 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...

Come on... Ain't Got All Day!!

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 prechewed and tasteless.
We've been dominated by sadist, or ignored by the apathetic. The
few that had something to teach us 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
knoledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin
color, without nationality, without religous 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.

Come on... Ain't Got All Day!!

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+++

Computer Hackers are Good People Too by Ninja Squirrel

Computer Hackers are Good People Too!

I am writing this artical in hopes of dispelling the general idea that all Hackers are terrible teenagers that dwell on Electronic Mischief!

Most Hackers are basically good kids, and the only time they really go forth and do anything wrong against someone or some company is when they are quite upset at that person or company and have been provoked.

Why do Hackers Hack? Most do it to learn! Thats right learn. What do they learn? Well they learn to think, and to think more consisely, presisely, and clearly! When hacking onto a mainframe or other system they try to put them selves in the place of the programer that designed the security on that system and they think like the programer to help themselves figure out how to get in. When that code is finnaly broken it is a great feeling, it is a feeling of great accomplishment and a feeling of having learned how to get into that type of system.

Hackers use more brain power in 1 hours time of hacking than any general public person uses in an 8 hour workday!

The general public in it's vast majority, is basically stupid about computers. Sorry but that is my shared opinion. After watching a Donahue show on hackers and seeing how many people that did not understand the computer field, and listening to one lady in particular that said, "I think computers are evil! I wont ever let my children use them", which was followed by alot of applause, I promptly retorted to the TV screen, "You stupid pepole!". Now with Hospitals useing computers that can be called into by other hospitals, a doctor in Cleveland can download the medical history of an emergency patient that is
unconsious, who is from Seattle, and decide what he shouldn't or should administer to the patient. All of that in a matter of minutes!

I am especilly suprised that the "Moral Majority" hasn't come forward denouncing computers as "Satins New Vise!".

Now back to Hackers, most hackers are as I said good people, and enjoy learning what they want to learn, but it seems that everyone is out to get us all and more or less punish us for learning on our own and haveing the will to learn! Granted also hackers are not the tidyest persons, like me, Oh I dress very
well and neat, but my room is another story. A trail through the books, printouts, news papers. The trail starts at the door and goes to the computer, then from the computer to the bed, the desk where I have my computer is well organized though.

After examining everything, we have to admit that the new computer generation kids are by far the most intellegent & well informed gereration ever in the human race! After all most of us may be teenagers, (although I am finnaly out of that bracket), but we do read magizines such as "NEWS WEEK", "TIME", "US NEWS" and the News paper, watch the eveing news, etc..., we know what is happening in our world all of the time. I would put a 10 - 1 odds that if you gathered together 200 - 300 or so of the best hackers in the U.S., that they could solve our Nations problems, such as the deficit, missle buildup, world peace, etc.. , in a fraction of the time it takes Congress to pass a bill!

If hackers are so terrible, why is it that there big companys that hire hackers to test their systems for security breaks & loopholes? Why are there hackers that now make their living at designing security systems?

Hackers Are Here, And They Are Here To Stay!! There is a Hacker saying that says; "If some one can make it, some one can break it!

Now there are 5 types of hackers. The good ones are; The Novice, The Student, and The Tourist. These 3 are not out to hurt anyone or destroy any data, they are just looking around, seeing and learning! It is the other 2 types that are the trouble makers and they are; The Crasher, and the Thief. These 2 types mostly do not crash a system or steal info for their own enjoyment, even though there are some scattered individuals that proabably do. These 2 do it mostly because they are hired to crash a rivial business's computer or steal the new info on a new product. It is these 2 that have hurt the integrety of the Hacker!

Written by: Ninja Squirrel /+\
Member of: The Cartel, Hacker Supreame, Allied Hackers Alliance & NIN TEMPLE.