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@hackers.town sometimes we are technical, sometimes we are goofy, sometimes we are fired up....

But all the time we want to extend a hand to help anyone who also treats others with love, and if not love, at least acceptance.

We never want to be the tech community that is full of mean people being dicks.

That is all.

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Once there was a promising young technomancer who abandoned all of his principles and collected everyone's data. He told them it was safe with him, and in time they believed him.

Over time the technomancer realized he had amassed so much information that he became mightier than even the leaders of the world, but his greed and desire for wealth kept him from noticing.

He began to sell his influence to these leaders and got them hooked on his data.

They used it solve crimes, and they used it protect the endangered, and they used it to detect who would likely do crime, and they used it to keep the people divided, and they used it to topple one another's nations.

All the while making the no longer young technomancer even more powerful and wealthy.

The prophecy says that the Technomancer will try to destroy those who oppose him. But the agents of the wires will bring him to his knees by rebuilding what was lost.

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They will from the void build new works powered by the willful.

They will control their data, not entrusting their cache with the wizards in their towers.

They will work together to restore the future to it's intended state.

They will win with numbers, resolve, their will, and mutual aid.

They will win because the cruelty of greed is not more powerful that the instinct to survive, nor the nature of freedom.

Shape the void.

Own the wires.

Restore the future.

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Understand my words with full knowledge and reverence for my connection to the void.

My data is not yours to own.

You came here and asked to sell us things, then tracked us with the things you sold us.

You came here and begged for trust, which many gave you, then betrayed it by selling our secrets.

Then you took away our nation.

My data is not yours to own.

Oh how hard it is to be ethical sometimes.

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Turns out you can survive spending 8 hours in a loud data hall by applying Nightwish, Metallica and System of a Down directly to your head.

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Holy shit. Extreme networks is buying Aerohive. Wow. End of an era, other than weirdo Ubiquiti, that's the last of the independent WLAN vendors.

The good news is that I'll get 3 hours off the 40 hours remaining on The Cryptonomicon... for like the third time. :)

ok, leaving fedi for a while, I'll be back once in Nashville.

everyone behave.

We are just drawing the Sundog summoning circle.

This is normal.

If you are in the fediverse, and you are not boosting @djsundog 's old toots in a desperate attempt to summon him back to his rightful place, then what are even doing here?

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We live in a world where the little screen on my side desk that looks like nothing more than a sunclock runs a full cloud hosting solution for me and my family.

We're getting closer...

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The year is 2025.

Population has increased enormously in each of the alpha, delta, and gamma quadrants of the fediverse. Total combined population: 500 million active accounts.

In any given day, only a tera full of toots make their way across the quadrant boundaries due to the vast ideological gulfs between them.

Few in the 'verse travel these empty expanses to carry those rare cross-quadrant toots.

This is their story.

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this is my semi-regular yet aperiodic reminder that this place here is a distributed federated version of Callahan's as far as I can tell and that is one of the most bestest things that can be.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callah

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Every one of you is precious and wonderful and unique and necessary and deserving of life and love and peace.

Anything your brain does to try to convince you otherwise is a mean trick.

Please try to remember this. Remember it unceasingly.

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.