[hackerspaces] was: need a hacker should be: how not to make a fool of ourselves and ride us deeper into the hacker/cracker stigma

Chris nameless at subluminal.net
Fri Aug 27 19:39:13 CEST 2010

I'm sorry that my trolling offended some people. Perhaps you would have
handled the situation differently. I did not. I didn't cause here to mess up
her computer, I didn't do anything illegal, and I may have scared her away
from doing something that could get her in trouble. Was it nice, no. Was it
funny, you be the judge of that, I think it was. If one of you would like to
email her and educate her, be my guest, but I will continue to troll people
that ask for black hat type hackers in a public space and I will make
no apologies for it.

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Jean de Largentaye <jean at largentaye.org>wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Chris Weiss <cweiss at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I find it impossible that a person would be
> > literate and smart enough to figure out how to join a mailing list and
> > yet not know that posing such a statement would induce ridicule.
> > Allowing myself to think this is possible would completely destroy
> > what little faith I have left in humanity's future.
> What little faith you have is more than mine :) You know the saying:
> "Don't attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by
> stupidity".
> For evidence, I'll direct you to fark.com, the Darwin Awards, and of
> course, Fox News. You can be smart on some things and very very stupid
> on others. For example, remember the scandal about the NASA astronaut
> trying to kidnap a romantic rival? [1]
> That said, little faith in humanity doesn't mean I have lost patience
> with it. On the contrary, I try to have infinite patience. One of my
> great pleasures is seeing someone understand something I explain to
> them. I just try to avoid having any preconceptions about someone's
> intelligence and culture. That means I usually start them at the
> bottom of the scale. I'm sometimes told I appear arrogant and
> condescendent... ;)
> [1] first google hit:
> http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/171164/nasa_fires_astronaut_in_love_triangle.html
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