> hackers-il was started for 3 reasons:
> - creating a mailing list where one can discuss interesting computer related
> - create a community that'll meet, have fun and discuss interesting computer
> - start producing great hacks for everyone's benefit
[... some ideas were snipped ...]
> A lurker who wants to become a hacker, should send the mailing list a
> 200 lines article or code, if we decide its cool, he's a hacker.
May I suggest that the requirement for 200 lines long article be dropped.
The shorter is an article, which makes a point, the cooler it is.
Certainly, some of the most artistic of Marc Volovic's flames during the
"good ol' days" qualify as cool articles.
(Here I claim a point of coolness, because I claim that something which is
very hot is cool as well. Fits with the statistical physical definition
of temperature, which considers infinitely high temperatures as equivalent
to negative temperatures.)
> If someone doesn't know much about the subject but wants to attend the
> party anyway - we can be bribed with beer and complements.
Please add also laptop+agreement to volunteer to take notes during the
party in behalf of the small (but larger than 1!) population of deaf
hackers in this mailing list. (Only kidding :-) )
Another suggestion for a hacking project is to design a shorter anti-spam
warning, which will squeeze into less lines the same legal protection
afforded by my present 5-line long anti-spam magic spell.
"MS-Word keeps thinking it knows what I'm gonna do next and tries to
help me. I've lived with my wife for 27 years and SHE can't do that.
What makes MS-Word think it can?" Bill Mullins
By sending me unsolicited commercial/political/religious E-mail message/s
(known also as "spam"), you irrevocably agree to pay me US$500.- (plus any
legal expenses incurred by my trying to collect the amount due) per
unsolicited commercial/political/religious E-mail message - for the service
of receiving it.
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