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

Ari Lacenski alacenski at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 21:26:44 UTC 2013


This thread is a study in the problem: attempts to describe issues
through comparison get sidetracked into sarcasm and ad-hominems.

The original post contained no blame and not much rhetoric.

If your response involves baiting a previous respondent based on their
choice of words, you're doing it wrong.

Ari

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
> --Naomi
>
>
>
> 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
>> Purveyor of Subversive Fiction
>> http://www.prismandink.com
>> http://www.lunatextpublications.com
>>>
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