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

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 00:31:40 UTC 2013

I don't see how any of this "how do we judge people" is really of use.

Behavioral economics and evolutionary psychology tell us that we're
really pretty bad at it.   End of story.

If Noisebridge is interested in solving the problem of making NB a
better place, we ought to be looking elsewhere.


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM, Mitchel McAllister
<xonimmortal at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- 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
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