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Hacker Stance

06 Mar 2021 01:12 - 27 Aug 2022 05:25

    • Systems are fascinating, and it is possible to enter into them, inhabit them, put them to your own purposes.
    • Another aspect: barriers are to be gotten around.
    • Evil as a bug, a flaw to be fixed. A hacker might get angry at some less than optimal feature of a system, but (unlike normal people in the normal course of life), he can turn his curses into direct action.
    • Limitations
      • well, the people who become hackers tend to be deficiently socialized. If you care about systems, you care less about individuals (or at least, think about them less). There's this autistic quality.
    • Opposites
      • frustration, anger, excuse-making