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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.

Lot of work today, caffeine ingested... time to rebuild HOWEE.

That asshole.

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Really wish all these ARM SBCs had a common basic firmware providing a simple framebuffer device over HDMI and USB HID keyboard support. Like, a Basic Input/Output System that software developers could rely on. That would be neat.

Sometimes adventure awaits... sometimes it doesn’t, but you’ll never know if you don’t give it a chance.

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HACK.XXX Acquires Nothing Security, The Industry Leader in Cybersecurity Minimalism

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In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, the Sea of Tranquility with the spot of the landing marked. #astrophoto

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On this hour, 50 years ago, two astronauts walked on the moon. It was one of the biggest steps we've made in the history of spaceflight and space exploration, then or since. And while we send probes to comets and asteroids, and these do provide useful data, it seems, by and large, we've all but given up on space exploration, surrendering it to the likes of billionaires wanting to play John Galt on Mars.

One day, I hope we rediscover our curiosity and imagination.

Maybe HOPE next year...

Number 13 seems appropriate.

Some really good DEF CON Demos this year.

gotta hit BEDR, BEEMKA, EAPHAMMER, vuln-headers-extension, memhunter, PCAPXRay

nice stuff.

printer pissed me off... it's making no sense unless the thermistor is bad... ahnd I'm not reassembling it tonight... maybe tomorrow.

both UPS units are in and charging though... so that's nice.

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My boss asked me for some work account's password once. "I don't know," I said, "I don't know any of my passwords. I use a password manager and passwords that exceed 32 characters if possible."

My boss thought that was silly. Today, breaking a SHA-256-encoded hash for a 12-character password takes less than an hour.

Services that limit password length give away hints about their shoddy password hashing practices. Do not trust them.

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if this all ends up simply being a nozzle....

What is better in this world Than the sound of a ratchet turning?

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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.