HACKER MANIFESTO by Angelfire
Another one got caught today, it's
"Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime
"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
this crap they teach us bores me...
Damn underachiever. They're all alike.
I'm in high school. I've listened to
explain for the fifteenth time how
a fraction. I understand it.
"No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show
I did it in my head..."
Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all
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
Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're
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
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 willing pupils,
but those few are like drops of water in
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
We exist without skin color, without
without religious bias... and you call
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
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
I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto.
You may stop this individual, but you
stop us all... after all, we're all
- Downward Spyral
I like the part about lie cheat and
and kill, too, for humans are vicious
killing for wanton joy; they overrun
earth like cockroaches, but unlike
innocent bugs, they have no purpose
Think of the good we do the world--try
conserve energy, build national parks.
are good. Yet... if humans never existed,
tha good would never have to be done,
all the good we do serves to make up
the bad that we constantly commit.
I'm on a roll. I also have a theory
human worth. By living in today's society,
you inherently hurt the world. Owning
is hurt, because it took a lot of materials
to build it while you could have found
cave to live in. Driving a car not
out emissions, but it cost a lot of
and sometimes leather to build it.
one, would like to see cars with human-skin
seats. So by living in our society,
help but hurt the world. Therefore,
life to be worth the keeping, you have
help as much, if not more, than you
it, because you can't help the hurting
living with humans. So you have to
as little as possible. Use a fan instead
of air conditioning. Learn from the
the Austrians, the Germans, the French,
use electric trains to get from city
instead of driving (that's not really
option there, but boy, did I feel relieved
when I was in Europe!). Support groups
try to win the earth back from the
If you don't help enough, you are a
person. Your life is no good to me.
be nice, you may be funny, but my great-grandchildren
can look back on your photograoh and
"This is one of those people that
was talking about--the ones that killed
Now, about teaching: It's the public
system you're ranting about. I know
I went to a private school for middle
and my brother went to a public one.
I learned everything, and everything
a welcome challenge, he struggled to
more, and was lucky to have the couple
who really cared. My school is worth
penny. For I can grow up and say, "My
education taught me something."
as my school's rules for some things
be, they teach you what you want to
and what you need to know for your
In my school the drop-of-water teachers
place of quantity with the desert-sand
I knew what you know now, that you
lear well in a public school. I had
my brother stagger through the worthless
teachers, the endless loads of useless
that he already knew, and yes. I saw
struggle through "Those damn kids.
all alike." I knew what would
but you were not so fortunate.
But that isn't the whole thing. If
stuck in a situation like you had,
turn to illegal activity to quench
for learning. Form close bonds with
teachers who care, learn from them,
stuck in a situation, like you, where
can't teach what they want to teach,
the kids are mostly dimwits; while
learn what you want to learn because
teachers are mostly dimwits. And stick
Yeah, some do take it a little too far. In
the "underground" there are 2 types
of hackers: White code, and Black code. These
can be associated (in the nerdy sense) with
the light side/dark side. White Code hackers
are exactly what the manifesto is talking
about. Black code hackers are the ones that
you hear about. The Code Red worm was created
and used by BC hackers. BC hackers do things
simply to destroy them. A BC hacker would
wander into this site, hack it (or try) and
wreak havoc. Why? not because he hates dark
forces. but because he's bored and thinks
Me? I'm going through a transition
code to White code. "Black coding"
was fun, until you see your best friends
drop like flies around you. Black coders
get caught eventually. And I'd rather
my prime sexual age not be spoiled
by a cellmate
named Bruno. SG's comment a while back
hit me hard. I'm slowly finding legal
to get the same things done.
- Downward Spyral
AOC- Alpha-Omega Creation.
Alpha-Omega Creation is based on the
that we can create whole worlds through
I currently run a 5 user network with
neighborhood friends and we rule our
community. We have our own SIMS clone
not a clone because we invented ours
and we run a world. From there, we
"people" (actually bots)
web. One is a hacker, another a joe-schmoe,
and there are 3 others, but I digress.
run whole networks of sites through
I am a co-owner of several sites, but
not even listed as such.
I and my friends together could _probably_
close down half of the MOD community
all the games out there if we wanted.
we don't. As long as our sites are
we are left alone, and we don't harm
or anybody all is stable. If, however,
goes wrong... You get the picture.
I suppose that falls under the category of
More like a bunch of network users
programmers, with skills to rival a
I rarely hack servers, 2 reasons:
1. If you screw up, you'll most likely
2. It had better be worth my while,
its a pain.
school servers are fun to hack into,
because you (the measly student) have
I honestly beleive hackers (and Madines
created the internet. The internet
belongs to us. by "us", I
the lot of ppl who use the internet
purposes, and not the corporate businesses
that aim to squeeze every last penny
us. (not to mention bandwidth) After
when the internet first started out,
compiled of BBS systems and such, meant
personal and entertainment use. Now,
bugged by a pop-up every few minutes
for an online credit card.
Its funny how Madine classified his
as a "sims clone" Do you
its a "clone"? Because its
commercially popular. Most who see
will think you ripped it from the Sims
- Downward Spyral