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a dinner prayer - Andrew Auernheimer
Oðinnsson. Market abuser. Internationally notorious computer criminal.
a dinner prayer
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“We sit here threatened by tyrants both great and petty. They are plotting and scheming, a great beast of biblical proportions that would devour the world if gone unopposed.

Faced with the dissolution of everything we hold dear, we must become conspirators in a grand scheme: the ascent of man to perfection through the advancement of knowledge.

Our task is an ancient one, first accurately described in the poetic eddas of the pre-christianized norse. The norse had a god named loki, the greatest engineer of myth. Loki was the sole innovator of the norse gods. Mjolnir, the lightning-generating hammer of thor, was forged by loki. The flying ships of the norse gods-- designed by loki who subsequently outsourced their production to dwarves. In the first and greatest act of bio-hacking, loki birthed an eight-legged horse for odin, leader of the norse gods.

Then Odin's son, baldr, decided he was due the greatest hall, and greatest ships by no achievements and sole virtue of birth alone. Baldr was forcing the production of man without right and without due compensation. Loki was the sole opposition which gave baldr a thorough humbling.

The engineer is the first advocate of man. Bringer of light, to guide us to safety. Bringer of baptismal, promethean flame, to forge new ways of life. Agent of the Logos, to elevate reason above animal instinct.

The wicked of the world have built vast hegemonies through death, subjugation and theft. I say to you tonight, do not despair of this, because acts of cruelty cannot find collisions in hash algorithms. These men of paper backed lead projectiles will be supplanted as easily and quietly as instagram replaced kodak. 

So let us say a dinner prayer for us to fulfill our duties on earth---

Let us pray for the catalytic vapor phase deposition of carbon to output thousands of miles of nanotube. 
Let us pray for Thorium-232 to capture neutrons.
Let us pray for 10 terabit ethernet.
Let us sing the hymn of the body internetworked.

Because this is the way the old world ends:
with the soft tap of our keyboards
Because this is the way the old world ends 
with the silent shuffling of registers in an FPGA
Because this is the way the old world ends
not with a bang
but a whimper”

Transcribed by: weev
11 piles of shards / break my glass
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 26th, 2012 11:39 am (UTC) (link)
zahdi From: zahdi Date: June 27th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC) (link)
xtat From: xtat Date: June 27th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC) (link)
That was awesome :D
weev From: weev Date: June 29th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC) (link)
I am curious to know whether James enjoys or despises my interpretation of Loki and Baldr's saga
dryad271 From: dryad271 Date: June 28th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC) (link)
weev From: weev Date: June 29th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC) (link)
yes hello
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 8th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC) (link)
A bit like Hakim Bey.

From: (Anonymous) Date: July 19th, 2012 09:10 am (UTC) (link)
Thank you for continuing to do the Lord's work, Weev.
weev From: weev Date: July 21st, 2012 09:09 am (UTC) (link)
I'm glad you enjoy my testimony, brother.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 21st, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC) (link)
you know it's a good prayer when you can remember it without practising with a priest in a booth
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC) (link)
Weev should make a basket
11 piles of shards / break my glass