4chan /cyb/ + /sec/ general

4chan /cyb/ + /sec/ general


This is not my work and I am not the OP(s?) of the 4chan thread, I’m just mirroring the general pasta here. It’s a huge trove of resources (including some of my work) and it would be a shame to lose it. You can always check the latest /cyb/ + /sec/ general here, IF it is up.
Keep hacking the Gibson, frens!


What is /cyb/erpunk? [ https://pastebin.com/pmn9vzWZ ]
[22 March 2019]

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Cyberpunk is where science and technology meets society
What exactly is cyberpunk? The question seems to be continuously resurrected in cyberpunk communities without ever coming to a conclusion as to a definition. What is the point of this topic then? While it is true that cyberpunk may mean different things to different people, there certainly is a common thread. That then is what we're after.

Cyberpunk is “low life, high tech”
The very word cyberpunk is itself a portmanteau of cybernetics, the science and technology of the system, and punk, the philosophy of rebellion against the system. Where the system intends for order, cyberpunks frequently make disorder; as they say, “the street will find its own use for things.” To understand the movement we must look past the black-and-white to see the modern world in its true shades of grey as the lines between natural and artificial, organic and mechanical, and real and virtual continue to blur.

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Trying to define Cyberpunk is a difficult task.  In short, however, Cyberpunk refers to both a culture and a genre.
Cyberpunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that features advanced science and technology in an urban, dystopian future.  On one side you have powerful mega-corporations and private security forces, and on the other you have the dark and gritty underworld of illegal trade, gangs, drugs, and vice.  In between all of this is politics, corruption, and social upheaval.
“High tech.  Low life.”
Cyberpunk is also a culture with attitude and a distinct style.  Anti-authoritarian, brand-averse, tech-literate; these are just some of the qualities you may find in a cyberpunk.

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Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction that's "high tech and low life." The genre generally focuses on the conflict between hackers and corrupt governments and megacorporations, in a dystopic near-future setting. Subtexts of the genre, like in William Gibson's prophetic novel Neuromancer, often deal with the social (and occasionally economic) impacts of new technology like cybernetics.
Originally gaining popularity in the late 20th century, cyberpunk has stood the test of time, as our present-day world starts to move more and more in the direction of the fictional worlds in the aforementioned Neuromancer and Ridley Scott's near-prophetic film Blade Runner.

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A comment from Thomas Eicher, about defining cyberpunk:
"Gibson said it in a short story somewhere. Cyberpunk is the stuff that has EDGE written all over it. You know, not edge, it's written EDGE. All capital letters. Now ask me how I'd define EDGE. Well, EDGE is not about definitions. To the contrary, things so well known that they provide an exact definition can't be EDGE. They probably once were but now they ain't. SO DON'T TRY TO DEFINE IT!!!"

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There are competing claims about the origins of the term "cyberpunk": according to John Clute in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (s.v. "Gibson") the term originated as the title of a short story by Bruce Bethke in the November, 1983 issue of Amazing. Gardner Dozois then used the title to describe near-future SF focused on heavily-computerized global economic culture with a strong popular-culture ambience. The most-quoted description of cyberpunk is found in Bruce Sterling's "Preface" to Mirrorshades:

"Science fiction - at least according to its official dogma - has always been about the impact of technology. But times have changed since the comfortable era of Hugo Gernsback, when Science was safely enshrined - and confined - in an ivory tower. The careless technophilia of those days belongs to a vanished, sluggish era, when authority still had a comfortable margin of control.

"For the cyberpunks, by stark contrast, technology is visceral. It is not the bottled genie of remote Big Science boffins; it is pervasive, utterly intimate. Not outside us, but next to us. Under our skin; often, inside our minds.

"Technology itself has changed. Not for us the giant steam- snorting wonders of the past: the Hoover Dam, the Empire State Building, the nuclear power plant. Eighties tech sticks to the skin, responds to the touch: the personal computer, the Sony Walkman, the portable telephone, the soft contact lens. (Sterling xiii-xiv)"

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The people who populate the dark urban sprawl cities of the future, who are caught in the cogs of an immense world machine, follow trends and fashion as if their lives depend on it because there lives often do. Cyberpunk writers are fascinated by popculture as a skill, not just popular culture as a topic of academic interest, "In pop culture, practice comes first; theory follows limping in its tracks," writes Bruce Sterling. They explore the immediacy of the latest trends; and in cyberpunk trends and fashions are indistinguishable. They pass so quickly that it is a full time job just keeping up with them. In his short story "Freezone," John Shirley explores a society in its different fads, and how these fads conflict with one another. There are two "crowds" in this story vying for popularity: the Minimonos, who are rising in popularity, and the Flares whose popularity is waning,

"The Minimono crowd wore their hair long, fanned out between the shoulders and narrowing to a point at the crown of the head, and straight, absolutely straight, stiff, so from the back each head had a black or gray or red or white tepee-shape. Those, in monochrome, were the only acceptable colors. Flat tones and no streaks. Their clothes were stylistic extensions of their hairstyles. Minimono was a reaction to Flare. And to the chaos of the war, and the war economy. The Flare style was going, dying."

These fleeting fashions also reflect the immediacy of life in these stories because fashions come and go as quickly as the people.

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Lawrence Person has attempted to define the content and ethos of the cyberpunk literary movement stating:

	Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.

	—- Lawrence Person
Cyberpunk plots often center on conflict among artificial intelligences, hackers, and megacorporations, and tend to be set in a near-future Earth, rather than in the far-future settings or galactic vistas found in novels such as Isaac Asimov's Foundation or Frank Herbert's Dune. The settings are usually post-industrial dystopias but tend to feature extraordinary cultural ferment and the use of technology in ways never anticipated by its original inventors ("the street finds its own uses for things"). Much of the genre's atmosphere echoes film noir, and written works in the genre often use techniques from detective fiction. There are sources who view that cyberpunk has shifted from a literary movement to a mode of science fiction due to the limited number of writers and its transition to a more generalized cultural formation.
How do i into cyberpunk? [ https://pastebin.com/5tpNFQds ]
>how do I into cyberpunk?
You start by reading. A lot.
- Cheap Truth (the zine)
- everything by Wm Gibson, starting with the Burning Chrome collection and then Sprawl trilogy
- most of what Bruce Sterling, John Shirley et. al wrote
- Shockwave Rider, and Last Stand on Zanzibar
- Tiger, Tiger
- most of the early writings of Neal Stephenson
- the Altered Carbon series (if you can stomach the blood bath)

- Gunnm
- GitS
- Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (stealthily cyberpunk - very slow, very good)

- Blade Runner
- Tetsuo the Iron Man and others from that collective (if you can stomach the gore)

Tech nonfiction, read up on topics such as
- network and communications, including wireline and RF
- RF and optics including stealth, and read the radio primer paste at http://pastebin.com/9uYXMhVm
- bio including gene tech, CRISPS/Cas9 is about to blow the roof off society

How society works
- Cargo Cult Science by Feynman
- introductory organizational theory (both will tell you how messed up society and human really is)

-Serial Experiments Lain
-Armitage III
-Area 88 OVA
-Cyber City Oedo 808
-Black Magic M66
-Interstella 55555
-Space Dimension Fortress Macross
-Bubblegum Crisis
-Space Runaway Ideon
-AD Police
-Parasite Dolls
-Megazone 23
-Ergo Proxy
-Alien 9
-MD Geist
-Neo Tokyo
-Ghost in the Shell: SAC
-Ghost in the Shell 1995
-Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
-Paranoia Agent
-Patlabor 2
-Key the Metal Idol
-Wicked City
-Ninja Scroll
-Demon City Shinjuku
Huge list of cyberpunk media: [ https://sizeof.cat/post/cyberpunk/ ]
The cyberdeck: [ https://pastebin.com/7fE4BVBg ]
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What is a cyberdeck?
		A cyberdeck is a powerful portable microcomputing device with enough computational power to render the ASIST interface of the Matrix as well as run illegal programs to subvert Matrix protocols. Users of cyberdecks are often called deckers; a combination of the term hacker and cyberdeck.

		Cyberdecks traditionally (before 2064) looked like large computer keyboards (similar to early consumer computers in the 1980's like the Commodore 64). They are roughly 0.01875 cubic meters, (or slightly larger than a laptop by the standards of the early 2000's).

		With cyberdecks reemergence in 2075, they now appear to look like modern tablets (by the standards of the 2010's).
		Alternative slang for what most would commonly refer to as a laptop or notebook and/or netbook computer. But could also extend to an iPAD as well. It is derived from THE SPRAWL Trilogy (*this includes the short stories Johnny Mnemonic, New Rose Hotel, Burning Chrome) of Sci-Fi Cyberpunk novels by William Gibson (Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive). ---basically, die hard fans and wishful thinkers who are bored/disappointed with modern tech as it exists now (such as a smart phone) for being too practical and lacking imagination, and have labeled things in the manner of the alternate 1980s of Gibson's Cyberpunk world line; and in a sense, sticking to more cumbersome (and often times outdated) tech in contrast to what is accepted by the collective majority. Thus some might flip open a laptop/note book and log onto the Internet... others will power up their Cyberdeck and jack into Cyberspace.

		(science fiction) A piece of equipment that can be temporarily connected to the user's brain as an interface to cyberspace.

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What should my cyberdeck do?
	Run from a wired or wireless power source
	Run an operating system
	Connect to the Internet
	Include a keyboard
	Output video to a monitor
		Built-in or externally connected
	Be portable

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How do I build a cyberdeck?
	Find a case
	Find computer parts
	Modify the case for ports

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Why not just use a laptop?

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Are there any guides available from people who have made their own cyberdecks?
Cyberlife: [ https://jinteki.industries/files/cyberlife.7z ]
Bibliothek: [ https://www.mediafire.com/folder/4m5hd2065hde8/Bibliothek ]


"Shit just got real": [ https://pastebin.com/rqrLK6X0 ]
Shit just got real:
The Network of Global Corporate Control: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0025995
Reference books (PW: ABD52oM8T1fghmY0): [ https://mega.nz/#F!YigVhZCZ!RznVxTiA0iN-N6Ps01pEJw ]
EFF anti-surveillance: [ https://ssd.eff.org/ ]

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