Pinned toot

They make you feel alone.

It’s how they beat you.

Hackers.town has shown us all...

You are not alone.

Pinned toot

These friendships you have made.

These bonds.

They are how we’ll do this.

They are how we will win.

We used to own the void.

Yet we persist.

We gather.

You will have no power here.

Because you’ll end up Either by our sides, or swept aside.

Join the future.

Reclaim the void.

Be mighty, together.

Pinned toot

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.

Pinned toot

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.

Show thread
Pinned toot

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.

Negative space.

For the wires to connect the nodes,
The nodes must coalesce.

Into stars. :_stars:

Shade sails are dumb.

On the other hand I am becoming an expert on how not to do it.

Currently disabling accounts of / notifying about 1,000 people who were re-using passwords and whose accounts were compromised by spammers

Please don't reuse passwords between different accounts and please use 2FA whenever it's available (not that people who need this advice the most are going to see it anyway)

Shameless promotion 

Now hear you creeps,
Punks, and freaks;
I'm talkin' 'bout a virus
From the street

youtu.be/uZlRSRwU0uw

If you want to try it for yourself, here (you’ll need Node):

1. Fire up Windows Terminal
2. echo 'incompetence' > perfected
3. 'fs=require("fs"); a=fs.readFileSync("perfected", "utf-8"); console.log(a)' | node

Show thread

I first tried Windows around 30 years ago…

It’s now 2020, and Windows Terminal cannot pipe text into a file without corrupting it with additional characters.

Bill Gates is a billionaire. Steve Ballmer is a billionaire. Charles Simonyi is a billionaire. Paul Allen was a billionaire.

Please, tell me again about your fucking meritocracy.

I like holidays that benefit me as much as the next person, so I encourage vigorous participation in #InstanceAdminDay.

If you wanna make me proud, and you’re in a financial position to do so, please consider donating to the ACLU, the SPLC, or another charity fighting racism. Don’t do it in my name, either, or even tell me you’ve done it because it’s not about me. Just quietly be a positive change in the world and make it nicer for all of us. 🙂

Reagan update: Ronald Reagan is at the moment still dead.

Straight Dom: Bauhaus
Straight Vers: The Cure
Straight Sub: Nine Inch Nials

Bi Dom: Siouxsie and the Banshees
Bi Vers: Ministry
Bi Sub: Depeche Mode

Gay Dom: DAF
Gay Vers: Erasure
Gay Sub: Soft Cell

Show thread

If it is for the public good, Don't wait for permission.

-Bruce Schneier

Now, If someone can get a major political figure to pose in front of the baby gates and say "Mr. Trump, Tear down this wall!" maximum memefication will have been achieved.

Show more
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.