[Noisebridge-discuss] Twenty-three theses (was: Re: To the @#$er that broke into my member shelf...)

Mitchel McAllister xonimmortal at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 24 20:53:26 UTC 2013

--- On Sun, 3/24/13, Brandon Edens <brandonedens at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 08:43:56PM
> -0700, Mitchel McAllister wrote:
> > Frankly, I am getting tired of people suggesting that
> Noisebridge exclude
> > individuals based on their character, rather than
> actual behavior. I want to
> > know what magic tin foil helmet they've found that
> allows them to divine
> > another person's character. Is that powered by
> room-temperature fusion, or
> > pixie dust?
> Huh? character versus behavior? This is confusing...
> I think the society-wide notion of how to judge people
> within the framework of
> modern values is to judge people based upon the content of
> their character not
> by superficial means such as their gender, color of skin,
> eye iris, etc...

Perhaps you would like to give a class on how to determine character. Please, bring your Ouija board, magic eight ball, Kirlian camera, and copy of Malleus Malleficarum to demonstrate.

Unlike those of you who are so spiritually and intellectually advanced that you can see and weigh such intangibles, I can only judge people based on their behavior.

> Begin random assortment of quotes.
> 4. Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus
> criteria such as
> degrees, age, race, or position.
> - hacker ethic

Hacking would be behavior. Not character.

> I have a dream that my four little children will one day
> live in a nation where
> they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by
> the content of their
> character.
> Martin Luther King, Jr.

Too bad King didn't pass on his ability to determine something intangible and invisible by the simple laying-on of hands.

- Reverend Mik McAllister
Purveyor of Subversive Fiction

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