[Noisebridge-discuss] Entry & Security

Tao Neuendorffer Flaherty neuendorffer at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 11 20:52:04 PST 2012


I believe that "us" can be rehabilitated. 

I have been stalked, physically assaulted, sexually assaulted, and repeatedly told that women can't hack by fellow computer science majors. 

To say that this negatively affected me as a teenager is an understatement, and I've gotten tired of explaining the scars. But I've gotten old and less stupid, and I want to see the hackerspace pulling itself together.


I have been watching prototype robots and taking robotics classes for almost two decades. Lots of robots, lots of failure, lots of discovery, no injury. Until I was watching Hackers at Noisebridge, and a robot came zooming out of the other room, hit me hard, and swung it's arm to hit me again. I screamed. It was not a good part of the movie for excruciating pain, or the realization that I could be dead if it had come a little to the left and hit my neck instead of my shoulder. I kept watching the movie, insulted at the interruption. Nobody came to apologize to me.

I don't hold this against anyone. I want to know how to make things better. Nobody gains from anything less than excellence.

Peace,
Tao

On Feb 11, 2012, at 20:13, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

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> "I have met the enemy and it is us." 
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> On Sat, 2012-02-11 at 19:40 -0800, Tao Neuendorffer Flaherty wrote:
>> We agree that sleeping is bad! I just bought big paper with which to
>> make this is what Noisebridge is and Don't Sleep Here signs.
>> 
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>> But that doesn't address the question. My husband and I haven't spent
>> enough time at Noisebridge to know what an undesirable is, and we
>> can't help you unless we understand what the fight is about.
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>> We do not want to upset you. Don't make enemies out of the curious.
>> 
>> Peace,
>> Tao
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>> On Feb 11, 2012, at 18:24, Arnold Murray <arnold.murray at ymail.com>
>> wrote:
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>>> --- On Sat, 2/11/12, Gopiballava Flaherty <gopiballava at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> -Why do we want them gone? What are they doing that is a problem?
>>> 
>>> If you let Them hang around the space 24/7 without comment,
>>> they eventually start sleeping in the space, which violates the
>>> lease and
>>> leads to bad situations.   If you have enough lease violating,
>>> eventually Noisebridge goes away.
>>> 
>>> Feel free to let the undesirables crash where you live.  
>>> Pass out flyers with your address.
>>> 
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