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Thu Aug 12 10:32:44 CDT 2010
Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:23:01 CDT, Jeff Harper said:
>> This is kind of like one person saying they're not going to listen to a
>> radio station anymore.
> "And the only reason I'm singing you this song now is cause you may know
> somebody in a similar situation, or you may be in a similar situation, and if
> your in a situation like that there's only one thing you can do and that's walk
> into the shrink wherever you are ,just walk in say "Shrink, You can get
> anything you want, at Alice's restaurant.". And walk out. You know, if one
> person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't
> take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think
> they're both faggots and they won't take either of them. And three people do
> it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin a bar of Alice's
> Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an organization. And can you,
> can you imagine fifty people a day,I said fifty people a day walking in singin
> a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may thinks it's
> a movement."
> Of course, that *does* require finding 49 other like-minded people.
You may find these variations even more apt for this discussion:
> I went over to the Commissar, said "Commissar, you got a lotta damn
> gall to ask me if I've rehabilitated myself, I mean, I mean, I'm just
> sittin' here, sittin' on the group H bench 'cause you want to know if
> I'm *moral* enough to join a Company to grep mail, burn electronic books,
> and censor feeds after bein' an NNTP hacker." He looked at me, said
> "Kid, we don't like your kind, and we're gonna send your .newsrc down
> to California..."
> And friends, somewhere in California, enshrined in some little directory,
> is a study in ones and zeroes of my .newsrc. And the only reason I'm
> singin' you this song is 'cause you may know somebody in a similar
> situation, or *YOU* may be in a similar situation, and if you're in a
> situation like that, there's only one thing you can do and that's post
> a message to your company's internal newsgroup, saying "Commissar, you
> can get anything you want on Alice's NNTP server."
> And log off.
> You know, if one person, just one person does it, they may think he's
> really sick and won't fire him just yet, just send him down to a Training
> Session until his brains are jellied up. And if two people, two people
> do it, in harmony, they may think they're starting a cascade and will only
> fire one of 'em to establish a precedent and put the fear-o-God in the
> of their workers. And three people, three, can you imagine, three people
> logging on, posting a message containing a bar of Alice's NNTP Server and
> walking out, they may think it's an organization. And can you imagine
> fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day logging on, postin' a bar
> of "Alice's NNTP Server" and logging off. And friends, they may think
> it's a movement.
> And that's what it is, the Alice's NNTP Server Anti-Censorship Movement,
> and all you got to do to join is quote it the next time it comes around
> on the screen.
> With feelin'.
> He looked at me and said, ``Kid, we don't like your kind! We're
> gonna send your subnet mask off to rs.internic.net!'' And, friends,
> somewhere in Washington, enshrined on some 5.25 inch floppy disk,
> is a study in ones and zeros of my brain-damaged programming style...
> And the only reason I'm singin' you the song now is 'cause you may
> know somebody in a similar situation. Or you may be in a similar
> situation, and if you're in a situation like that, there's only
> one thing you can do:
> [ CHORUS ]
> You know, if one person, just one person, does it, they may think
> he's really dangerous and they won't flame him.
> And if two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both
> Perl hackers and they won't flame either of them.
> And if three people do it! Can you imagine three people loggin'
> in, singin' a bar of ``Alice's Usenet Flame'' and loggin' out? They
> may think it's an re-implementation of sendmail!
> And can you imagine fifty people a day? I said FIFTY people a day,
> loggin' in, singin' a bar of ``Alice's Usenet Flame'' and loggin'
> out? Friends, they may think it's a MOVEMENT, and that's what it
> is: THE INTERNET GLOBAL ANTI-LOSSAGE MOVEMENT! And all you gotta
> do to join is to sing it the next time it comes around on the
> /var/spool/news/in.coming directory.
> With feelin'.
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