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« on: May 24, 2008, 10:29:01 pm »
http://0x000000.com/

this guy's blog is usually about hacking and security, but lately he's been making more and more philosophical posts.

(oh and FYI, that URL might have a lot of zeroes in it, and it's written by a Dutch guy, but it's not me)
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 10:33:32 pm »
On the subject of hackers who are getting more psychological and philosophical

http://www.schneier.com/blog/

And a couple more in a similar vein (ie futurists and terrorism/security experts who use technological analogies)

http://www.thomaspmbarnett.com/weblog/
http://www.globalguerrillas.typepad.com/

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 11:25:18 pm »
Schneier has been philosophical for quite some time. He's gotten more political, but it's hard not to when you focus on security. The U.S. and U.K. governments are implementing so much security theatre that not commenting on it would be impossible in the field.

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 12:23:05 am »
schneier has really cool stuff on his blog. i think i linked to his articles more than a couple of times.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 01:54:09 am »
http://0x000000.com/

this guy's blog is usually about hacking and security, but lately he's been making more and more philosophical posts.

(oh and FYI, that URL might have a lot of zeroes in it, and it's written by a Dutch guy, but it's not me)

I stopped listening as soon as he glossed over hierarchy as fundamentally wrong and this bullshit about wolves having hierarchies because they're not intelligent enough to "communicate properly." 

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What are you getting out of this 000?

I'm not seeing much besides run-of-the-mill anarchist bullshit.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 01:18:50 pm »
um, okay, i admit .. i might not have read the article that carefully.

it does seem a bit bullshitty on second reading.

his security stuff is usually original and good though. that's the most important reason why i read those blogs, every one in five postings or so is about something really new and creative. because that's the way to hack stuff, think outside the box.

anyway, the article.

it doesn't really strike me as run-of-the-mill anarchist bullshit though. it sounds a lot more like my own "proto-discordian" bullshit :)

yes the bit about hierarchy is pretty much completely wrong.

the stuff about the "smart people behind the scenes" is some mild, but not yet unhealthy, paranoia.

i must admit, it grasped my attention because it started about prisons and keys and my BIP pattern matching circuit lit up :) i'm triggered easily, it seems!

the top of the hierarchy being a dangerous place. better to blend in and use your talents at the bottom.

it's all themes that seem to connect with the things we discuss here.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2008, 01:28:04 pm by triple zero »
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008, 09:15:09 pm »
I think his smart people behind the scenes thing is a self aggrandizing deal ,talking about the engineers and programmers and administrators who make the infrastructure work, as opposed to the managers who are all trying to scramble to the top of the pile.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2008, 07:52:55 am »
It's not smart people behind the scenes running the show, it's ambitious people behind the scenes running the show. Common mistake.

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 02:35:31 pm »
well said.
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