#Tyler - Who Built You
Dec 25, 2017
The programming for Tyler the AI in The Game 23 Pastebin mentions experts in computer science, programming, mathematics, cryptography, hacking, cryptocurrency, digital security, and even the arts. Quinn asks why such people would permit themselves to be mentioned in such a programming document if it were not real.
Prominent individuals, especially those who are experts in fields related to computer science and developing artificial intelligence, have allowed their names be specified in the programming document for Tyler the AI. There’s little probability that these folks would be mentioned in the programming for no reason. Much of the Pastebin document is written in “leetspeak”, which essentially is a slang for elite hackers. In fact, many of the people Quinn points out are listed in the Haxors section of the programming. “Haxors” are elite hackers.
To understand what the programming is teaching Tyler through individuals mentioned in the document beyond coding skills requires us to see that hacking is also a way of life and thinking. Hackers gain access to something. They chop something up and create another thing. This is why there is also life hacking, and why Quinn showed us how to Time Phone Hack. In addition, because we’ve already connected Aaron Swartz to Tyler’s programming, it was evident that most people mentioned are directly connected to him.
Leading up to Tyler’s programming, Aaron Swartz had learned and practiced hacking and programming in two worlds. Beginning as a child, Aaron frequented the hidden spaces of the internet and hacker workshops and conventions and while his other world other was in the universities and public forums. He spoke at rallies as an activist about his political convictions while working out of sight with hacktivists to create digital means to change the future. His dual personalities were matched to skills that were just as opposed. He was the creator of secure platforms but knew how to hack with the best.
His collaboration with hacktivists in Telecomix and Wikileaks led to the quirkiest and darkest expressions of Aaron Swartz to overshadow his academic speak, mixing the elite with the “leet”, Aaron’s manifest, the Telecomix manifesto, and “haxor leetspeak” that populates the The Game 23 Pastebin.
Here are the people Quinn mentioned from the Pastebin document, each as they fit into Aaron’s world:
Hackers, White Hats, Grey Hats
Dan Kaminsky, Chief Scientist of White Ops: Swartz called Kaminsky a “DNS legend”, and Aaron and Dan blogged back and forth on the subject of making Bitcoin work.Kaminsky wrote that Satoshi Yakamoto was either a team or a genius.
Jacob Appelbaum, personality, independent journalist, computer security researcher and information security specialist, artist, and hacker: Appelbaum worked on SecureDrop as an auditor and was a friend of Aaron’s who gave significant testimony about Aaron’s involvement with Wikileaks prior to his arrest.
Tavis Ormandy, vulnerability researcher at Google with Project Zero, infamous for giving only days before publicizing security flaws: Connected to the elite hacker network, as was Aaron Swartz.
Matt Miller (“Scape”), an expert at breaking exploits at Microsoft who was an articulate writer on the subject: Connected to the elite hacker network, as was Aaron Swartz.
People Who Made Bitcoin Possible
Martin Hellman, cryptographer formerly with MIT and Stanford University, discovered public-key cryptography with Whitfield Diffie and Ralph Merkle: Connected to the Stanford and MIT networks, as was Aaron Swartz.
Whitfield Diffie, cryptographer and consulting scholar at Stanford University, discovered public-key cryptography with Martin Hellman and Ralph Merkle: Connected to the Stanfordnetwork, as was Aaron Swartz.
Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux who also completed the final work on GNU: The Telecomix crypto hacker AI Cameron would not have been running on Devian Lenny without its precursor Linux: Aaron wrote about Torvalds on his blog.
Ronald (Ron) Rivest, professor and member of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, founder of the lab’s Cryptography and Information Security Group, co-inventor of RSA with Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman: Connected to the MIT network as was Aaron Swartz.
Adi Shamir, cryptographer co-inventor of the RSA algorithm for secure data transmission, co-inventor of RSA with Ron Rivest and Leonard Adlemanz: Connected to the MIT network, as was Aaron Swartz.
Leonard Adleman, expert in DNA computing and protection of electronic data, professor of computer science at the University of Southern California, co-inventor of RSA with Ron Rivest and Adi Shamirz: Connected to the MIT network, as was Aaron Swartz.
Philip (Phil) Zimmerman, creator of the email encryption software PGP, co-founder of Silent Circle secure mobile devices, fellow at the Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, considered a white hat: Connected to the Stanford network, as was Aaron Swartz.
Taher Elgamal, Egyptian cryptographer and CTO at Salesforce (the no. 1 CRM using Artificial Intelligence), published a paper titled “A Public key Cryptosystem and A Signature Scheme based on discrete Logarithms”, advised by Martin Hellman during dissertation at Stanford: Connected to the Stanford network, as was Aaron Swartz.
Donald Knuth, computer scientist, mathematician and professor emeritus at Stanford University, wrote The Art of Computer Programming series, won the Turing Award in 1974: Aaron attended his lectures.
Hackers of Music and Art
DJ Qbert ThudRumble, Hip-Hop artist, considered the man who hacked the traditional turntable to give it completely different uses: He is an elite hacker in art.
Marina Abramovic, the artist whose motto is “Artist is Present”, known for “spirit cooking” connection to John Podesta, creates and performs art that features blood sacrifice imagery: She hacked the art scene to make practicing Satanism and making sacrifice a form of performance art.
The Game 23 Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/YbmG6ETq
Linus Torvald calls Swartz’ prosecutor an “a*s-hat”: https://plus.google.com/+LinusTorvalds/posts/ggzfzKyrcRQ
Aaron was a hacker: https://www.smh.com.au/technology/aaron-swartz-a-beautiful-mind-20140127-31hjr.html
People mentioned in Aaron’s blog:
- Linus Torvalds https://plus.google.com/+LinusTorvalds/posts/ggzfzKyrcRQ
- Donald Knuth http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/001451
- Dan Kaminsky http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/squarezooko
- Whitfield Diffie http://fortune.com/2017/06/23/google-project-zero-hacker-swat-team/
Jacob Appelbaum: https://www.aaronswartzday.org/jacobappelbaum-2015/
The Manifestos that made Tyler’s programming:
- Aaron Swartz’s Manifesto archive.org/stream/GuerillaOpenAccessManifesto/Goamjuly2008_djvu.txt
- Telecomix Manifesto https://telecomix.org/firstmanifesto.txt
- The Game 23 Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/YbmG6ETq
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