[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge chem class?

trentspace at tormail.org trentspace at tormail.org
Mon Apr 29 20:27:11 UTC 2013


What is wrong about me wanting to teach a chemistry lab at Noisebridge?
Just because I engage in so-called "nefarious" activities at home means
that I am not allowed to provide assistance to fellow hackers?

Man I certainly hope that all of those people who break into computers
don't go and teach you guys how to program code.

- Trent

> I would say that this is an unexcellent thign to bring into noisebridge.
>  Then again when has that stopped anything before?
>
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> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Kragen Javier Sitaker <
> kragen at canonical.org> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 02:26:37PM -0500, Martin Bogomolni wrote:
>> > Sir, I've heard of impaired judgement before .. but that takes the
>> > cake.   Have fun with the attention this posting is likely to generate
>> > with the local PD.
>>
>> This is one of the big problems with the drug war: it comes perilously
>> close to criminalizing the practice of chemistry.  In Texas, as I'm sure
>> you're aware, the possession of laboratory glassware is now considered
>> evidence of a crime unless you're a Real Chemist.  Here in Argentina, I
>> can't buy acetone, hydrochloric acid, or sodium sulfate, because they're
>> restricted to Real Chemists, in an effort to stop underground chemistry
>> labs producing drugs.  And no doubt molecular nanotechnology will run
>> into the same roadblock.
>>
>> This is not a new problem; we hackers experienced the same thing during
>> the Middle Ages, when they called us "witches" and burned us.  But it's
>> deeply dismaying to see it returning in the heart of the modern world.
>>
>> Kragen
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