“Ho sempre avuto un grande difetto: la noia. Mi sono sempre annoiato per tutto: le cose, i luoghi, persino le persone. Mi sono allontanato da un sacco di persone per noia, perché sono sempre stato del parere che chi doveva starmi vicino doveva arricchirmi, riempirmi, sconvolgermi il cervello e l'anima. Ho sempre amato le cose inaspettate, le persone diverse, o uguali a me che mi incendiano la testa in qualche modo. Ho odiato il mio carattere tante volte, perché per colpa sua ho mandato via bellissime persone, e la scusa del “sono fatto così” non può reggere sempre. Allora vi dico che vivo la vita per incendiarmi e voglio accanto persone che mi incendiano. Mi annoia tutto, tranne il fuoco.”
how do you feel about nasus being strong after the rune changes??
About goddamned time. He’s a demigod, he should crush those hamsters.
Though really, I was entirely blindsided by this coming about. I had thought that this season was entirely unsuitable for him but after my kneejerk of a reaction (and some time taken off for my own sanity), I was super surprised to see that he wasn’t just doing well, but he actually had a high win rate.
Of course I’m crazy happy about him doing well but I have no idea why what is effective on him is effective on him. I’d joked about going kleptomancy + coin for increased gold generation, when the changes landed; I didn’t expect that to be a thing.
So of course now that I’m back-
I’ve played like two matches with him because I never get assigned top lane anymore. I’m being turned into an ADC main against my will. Send help.
#3yrsago Exploding the Phone: the untold, epic story of the phone phreaks
Phil Lapsley’s Exploding the Phone does for the phone phreaks what Steven Levy’s Hackers did for computer pioneers, capturing the anarchic move-fast-break-stuff pioneers who went to war against Ma Bell.
The original AT&T was a curiously perfect symbol of America: a
titanic corporation deeply enmeshed in the US government and military;
an R&D organization with parallel that paved the roads that would
someday become the nation’s information superhighway. More than GM, what
was good for AT&T was good for America – the transistor, the
computer, the long lines and the DEW line.
AT&T was also a curiously perfect target for another American
symbol: the hacker. Mapping the network and rooting out its secrets was
as wholesome and problematic as the push through the American frontier.
The early phreaks – many of them blind – were motivated by a
combination of hijinx and Yankee ingenuity, escaping the isolation of
disability in a technical mystery of incredible complexity.
And finally, AT&T was a curiously perfect symbol of American
corruption: the military-industrial complex, a ripoff’s ripoff that
outraged free marketers, mafiosi, and anarchist Yippees alike, each for
their own reasons.
Lapsley is a master storyteller – the comparison to Levy’s classic Hackers
is an apt one – and was blessed with a lot of primary source material,
including interviews, secret memos prised loose from corporate and
state archives with the Freedom of Information Act, and archival
documents rarely seen or referenced in other stories about the period.
The phreaks – and the trustbusters, cops, phone cops (cue WKRP!), and
regulators both tame and toothsome – are a perfect microcosm of all the
battles that followed since. Without the phreaks – and the rip-off,
toll-busting blue boxes that Woz and Jobs marketed in dorms and to the
great and good of Hollywood – there would be no Apple Computers. There
would likely be no Internet. The computer crime statutes that caused so
much misery for the likes of Aaron Swartz and Barrett Brown have their
origins in the phreak wars.
We’re moving into an era where every policy fight starts and ends as a
fight over how technology should work and who should control it, an era
where the corporations that package and delivery claim the right to
control its users. Exploding the Phone is an essential guide to
where that fight started, how it’s changed, and where it has stayed the
same, over more than half a century.