VOAT has become my daily driver. It’s about time. This thing is getting big now.
On computer & internet culture:
I remember playing mechwars on Delphi (Oracles pre Internet community) with a stolen CC (what kid had a CC) when my teammate ordered me to Flank the enemy. I had no idea what he meant. I found out he was USMil, I then realized how big this thing is.
This was different than dialing into Ghostship on their 14 modem lines and downloading wares. Phone phreaking was about to die, and I’d still never succeesfully redboxed a payphone (dual HZ tones simulating coindrops.). I think I had to put a real quarter in first - never did though. Phones were the first playground guys. The first cyberspace. You dial 57then the rest of the payphone number and the dialtone clicks and the phone will ring when you hang up. You break into the linesman box and install little circuit boards, find bridge numbers for tricks and carding callbacks, I remember hack Voicemail just to have a 1800 number in grade 9
Everything has changed.
Mickie, the good one of the boys, he was always the face man. Ran for Hischool prez. Always dated virgins. Never acted out much, parents were super lenient and friendly. So Mickie gets his post doctorate shit done in a Humanities and Technology niche that he made himself. So funding from A particular Ivy League school (da da da daaaarpa) is paying for him to research How to Identify People by their Online Habits. this is pre Gamergate guys. This is the stuff that 4pol n 8pol found when it dug too deep. I wonder if that’s what really started the cancer. I digress:
This is real, I’m not American, but your government has been trying to identify race, habits, customs, tendencies etc. from user behaviour for at least 15 years now. They predicted it will be the next battleground. The goal is to ultimately de anonymize data.
—- remember this, cause their predictive lense is what flavours the future.
—- Gotta remember the EFF... volunteer, donate, fuck man those guys are trying. I bet it’s like 3 people in some shite office, and overseas office of 1 guy in Singapore, and a wealthy donor. Alone against the forces of evil, a couple of EFF constitutional law students and an academic advisor who is only half-listening to their questions.
On the changing role for us guys in society:
So Mickie done good, he may hear about this post, might not, he’s gonna be in the middle of the mainstream, no skeletons in his closet... he smoked a bit when his mom died. He’ll be over on that other site....that I read for about a week before the constant one line joke posts made me tune out. Too clean cut. Just like Mickie, clean cut.
Rest of the boys ended up in China, Korea, Japan, with Asian wives . I shit you not. 4 of them. One rebuilt his Thai wife’s village (totally NOT a bar girl, just a greeter, riiiight) while she dominated him, when he brought her back here she divorced him within a year or two.
My best man opened a bar in GangNam, likes the green leaf, and will never return here -and I don’t blame him. Here he was ‘punk ass’ and ‘lazy nigger’ even though he was musical as hell. It was hard to get jobs back then, I have never lived in a boom. It is ALL connections - well, it is at the start. Everyone wanted his mixes, hell he got free drinks cause club owners would ask for his mixtapes.. But over there he’s a SIR, a Teacher, a Man. Here in his hometown he’d be a loser - this fucking excellent human. Most of my buddies didn’t graduate highschool eh? Working and Middle class kids, just no place for us already. Recession means no jobs.
I remember mom getting our winter gear from Lost and Found boxes, and faggotass motherfuckers making fun of me cause of that. It turns out they were doing their best to keep up appearances. Found out that after 25 years my dad was making what I made in my 3rd professional year . He’s comfy now. Frugal..as...fuck...thats the way.
I tech supported perpetually, student loans I got me out of the hometown and into cocaine and nightclubs in fashionable cities.
One thing about College / University:
I was expecting “hallowed halls of learning” where robed acolytes would split ideas like little kiwi fruits - everrepeating.
Finally I’d be somewhere where a vocabulary was a disadvantage, something that sounded pompous or arrogant. It’s a goddamn side effect of reading everything under the sun to get away from your childhood. Dragonlances and Forgotten Realms and Piers Anthonies, eventually got to the adult authors.
It was bullshit. It was full of retards, business students who’d just traipse in after 3 weeks and ask if they missed anything. I was hitting on this English Lit major chick with big knockers and she somehow had no idea what ‘The Hobbit’ was. English lit.... she doesn’t have any idea who Tolkien is, or any fantasy at all. I’m thinking “I had to fucking hustle HARD to get here, how the fuck did she make it, a lit student who never knew Tolkein”.
CompSci department and Engineering never let me take courses from them, I was in a different faculty, one that I actually was accepted to. I worked fixing their computers, but I wasn’t good enough to take the courses. Every year the special permission would be rejected... oh except Learning basic OO in C+. , that was allowed.
So a buddy gets me into a firm doing tech support back in my hometown after a phone call “You ready to be done fucking around in school man’” and the deal was I wasn’t allowed to bang the hot girl at the office and I had to throw homeboy a girl sometime, like , whenever. Easy.
Going from internet tech support to Carrier class Router support was daunting. Having these guys on the phone asking me why their multicast cameras weren’t working between subnets. My buddy had shown me subnetting in the parking lot. bam. Talking to engineers about their 100k routers was Hard to bluff. After 6 months I knew everything. People always would ask ‘why don’t you work in Intelligence, govt.’ and the truth is, because i’m Not brown... even back then the workforce was all whiteboys plus a couple of grouchy Eastern Europeans - at least the ones with any real talent - but the government hires foreigners or frenchies, regular folks need not apply.
I met Smurf there, he showed me he’d gotten published in 2600 once, he knew Linux enough to put it on strange custom hardware, stuff teams of people couldn’t hack together. I learned how little I knew. 3 years later I got hired off the phones by a client on the West Coast... and suddenly I was professional. And oddly enough ? They ain’t no good man !
They were all charlatans running scans and charging for automated reports ... as VAs and Pentests. I was hired as some tech whiz to give them credibility. Me, a guy who learned cause he wanted to play games as a child. I was among different dudes, met a golden Jew, a bright eyed eastern/Indian moneymaker, a Chinaman. they were the high end in my country, they were the business leaders - successful consultants, with some ancient historical chops but good reputations and a pushy way of getting people to spend their budgets on our appearance. A Jew got me upped to the upper class, me a workin Irish type, mostly to get off of the contract he was on and to offload the harder technical contracts on to me. Thanks bruv - too bad about your lineage. Nice guy, aspbergers type, just.... like all of these guys ... they had no soul.
On Races and Cultures:
So these upperclassmen are all foreign or Jew, and they love their fancy single malt scotches (that they mispronounce every...fucking...time) and their custom shirts with monogrammed cuffs and blowing thousands on fancy things that they really had no business owning, or even ability to understand. They couldn’t fight their way out of...sheet..WE’d have robbed them, I guarantee you a couple of guys from this website would have taken their shiney things before they got out of the alley. They didn’t smoke. They didn’t have drug usage. They had arranged marriages (essentially). Most had huge mortgages for condos in the city, gaming our system, while us working “Never used credit cause if you can’t afford it you can’t afford it” people went without. No style, they bought what was “Hot”. These are the people who buy the paintings that us city kids make. They were ok, but they never got into a nightclub with a bullshit guest list scam, or walked backwards through a flood of people exiting a venue (works most times), they never had a shitty apartment with a shitty girlfriend and her shitty 3 cats. I didn’t fit in there. They didn’t read. They weren’t Anglo Saxon Warrior Poet Intellectuals... they were just rich kids. Some distant home country and language that they aren’t any part of except when arguing with their mom. they even have little religious sects of Islam that are exclusive and Jews. Little financial collectives.
—- note: we really have to get this going, they had evolved financial religious social confluence collective groups. The way the Jews do it, and some East Indian castes.