GOD I hate Cowboy hats
Came across this interesting little website showing how censored the internet is. Kinda makes you think, especially about all those torrents clogging up your Vuze queue.
Speaking of pirates…This lecture from Jason Scott, the Internet historian who made the BBS Documentary, Get Lamp, and textfiles.com, took place at DEFCON 18. IT’s entitled “You’re Stealing it Wrong: 30 Years of Inter-Pirate Battles”. Really long but really interesting
“Historian Jason Scott walks through the many-years story of software piracy and touches on the tired debates before going into a completely different direction – the interesting, informative, hilarious and occasionally obscene world of inter-pirate-group battles. A multi-media extravaganza of threats, CSI-level accusations and evidence trails, decades of insider lingo, and demonstrations of how the more things change, the more they still have to keep their ratios up.”
If you like that and want to know more about the old days of hacking, when mustaches were not rocked ironically, check this out