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The Right To Read

Taken from http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html


For Dan Halbert, the road to Tycho began in college–when Lissa Lenz asked to borrow his computer. Hers had broken down, and unless she could borrow another, she would fail her midterm project. There was no one she dared ask, except Dan.

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Desiderata

By Max Ehrmann, 1927

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence. Read the rest of this entry »

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ozymandias

A poem by PB Shelly:

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Read the rest of this entry »

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Inspiring Quotes

A huge collection of inspiring quotes, you can read more by following @dailyquotes on twitter :) Although I haven’t updated that in a while…

“Nothing else matters, it seems, apart from gold”
Pythermus (6th century BC) only surviving writings
fr 910 cited in “Greek Lyric Poetry” by West 1993, p114

“Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a ‘necessary evil’, it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil.”
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Interneterata

Go placidly amid the spam and waste,
and remember what peace there may be in a decent firewall.
As far as possible without surrender
never run untrusted executables.
Post your comments quickly but clearly;
and read the others,
EVEN THE ONES IN CAPS, and the ignorant;
we too were noobs once

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Subhumans Lyrics – From the Cradle To The Grave

Well they took you from your mother’s womb and put you in a school
Told you how to run your life by following the rules
Told you not to pick your nose or disrespect the queen
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O Fortuna English Translation / Lyrics

Carl Orff – O Fortuna

O Fortuna – Latin and English lyrics (Carmina Burana – composed by Carl Orff)
Written in the 1930s, this is an incredibly powerful piece of music.
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The Hacker’s Manifesto

The Conscience of a Hacker
better known as “The Hacker’s Manifesto”.
A prolific and influential piece of writing, January 8, 1986:

Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers. “Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal”, “Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering”…

Damn kids.
They’re all alike.

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