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Board rules

Please include a subject and a summary when posting links to news/opinions/lists et cetera.

Please don't just post a link, and one sentence.

Please don't post "is this cyberpunk?". Either assume it is, or give your thread some substance.

If your question can be answered with yes/no, try harder.
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There's a lot of media pumping for bitcoin that came out of nowhere recently. Someone obviously bought some ads. this also happens to coincide with a bullish market trend that's primed to take prices into 600s territory.

I think the chinese are trying to do a second bubble.
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Social Engineering Thread

Last thread was ages ago .

Online Resources :
http://www.social-engineer.org/ : Pretty useful site , plus it contains massive resources for social engineering

https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit : SET github page .

if you have anymore websites , books or any kind of resources , add them in your post .

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hackeurs on planete earthe

who /going to HOPE/ here?
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Thinkpads might not be your best option at the moment.
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Real life runners?

I've hovered this board for a while but never really participated in much. Although I would like your opinions on something like this.

If you're familiar with Mirrors Edge, you'd know what I'm talking about purely by the subject. More or less, do you know of any "real life" runners or if it's even possible to do? That is, people delivering high importance items/documents/illegal shit to a client via, well, running, more or less? It's just an interesting thought. The world as we know it is becoming more under watch, cameras watching us from every angle, our phones being hacked to listen to our conversations, collecting our meta data. Would it work to have such a simple method of local delivery, if things truly did become... as /cyb/ as things seem to be going? Not necessarily a strictly following Mirrors Edge thread, just the idea of "running" a job. Thoughts?
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What do you drive /cyb/? What is a /cyb/ car? Or do you feel your car should be as anti tech as possible and have something from 80s or earlier?
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What's good, lains? I recently inherited a ton of Urbit planets. https://urbit.org/

Think of Urbit as Bitcoin for digital land -- specifically, address space in a protocol. Like IPv7, but better, with a virtual machine on top. Think of it as the most cyb thing you can possibly imagine.

If you want a planet, post an email address in this thread.
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Biohacking & bodyhacking

Anyone familiar with biohacking / bodyhacking here?
Or brain enchaned drugs?
Also pic.
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any lainons using ricochet.im?

wanna share ricochet ids?

hmu: ricochet:xwt52enoo3plqbhx
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Any good cyberpunk chats?

I am looking for some good encrypted chatrooms where cyber security, encryption and programming is discussed. Similar to this chat; https://cryptodog.github.io/cryptodog/ Do you guys have any suggestions?
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Hacking General

Anyone save the last one? Losing too much valuable info when these threads 404. They need to be archived or at least have a pastebin to reference so new threads can be created. Only one has been saved so far and it was from over a year ago!


Hijacking /g/'s hacking general since theirs seems to be more comprehensive:

How To Become a Hacker: http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html

Relevant Social Engineering thread:

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Pokemon Go

This is turning into something straight out of SEL.
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Defcon 24

Defcon is coming up early next month... Are there any other lainons going?

Do you think security conferences are interesting places to expand your knowledge and meet like-minded people or just lame and overhyped used by vendors to market cyberjunk?
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Cyberpunk Fashion

Thread about dressing up like a hacker on steroids
**That girl in the sticky has a ballin' pair of goggles/glasses, where can I find ir?**
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Meetup thread

Any lains planning on meeting up tonight?
I'll start.
Any pdx lains wanna go to ground kontrol, I'll be there.
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Living in oppresive regimes.

You're now living in Turkey.
Turkey's going to shit.

What's the first thing you do to resist the Erdocunts without getting captured.?
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What is this shit?

> Kickass Torrents' huge file sharing site shut down by feds

This is an attack on the people and their choice, corporations and their lobbyists use the governments to overreach and punish with their draconian laws those who dare to question their profit margins.

Face it lainons, you're as good as the revenue you create to these assholes.

How much more getting fucked does it takes until you react?
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Has anybody ever made an augmented reality based larping platform?

So someone could make a quest by deploying NPCs with lines, quest items and bosses to different real-life locations via a gui and have them, and their interactions (conversations, battles etc.) rendered by the engine, as well as random encounters, with perhaps the density and nature of said random encounters dictated again by the quest-maker. These quests, and the assets used to make them could be published through an official online platform as free software/public domain assets, with donations available to motivate content creation; or as proprietary assets (perfectly acceptable for art and dialogue) by commercial developers. With the engine and creation tools released and developed as free-software (copyleft) to allow for the development as whole commercial packages.

Is this already in existence? And if not, how would one go about gathering free-software developers to make it?
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Anarchy general V2

Autism-free zone edition.

The last thread had little to no discussion on the events in Dallas and Baton Rouge. Let's try to keep things on topic this time, because I'm interested to hear what mah comrades on Lainchan have to say about the recent acts of direct action against the State, and having a rational discussion about it on any other imageboard is pretty much impossible.

Also, while this is a general thread, I'm posting William Gillis' critique of anarcho-primitivism. Gillis kind of sucks, but his critique is spot-on and it segues into a general problem with anarchists today: Too many anarchists are either ignorant of tech and especially cyber-security - often to their detriment - or are outright against it. So I want to open up the discussion on technology and anarchism as well.

Relevant articles:

Sources for newfags:

Remember: No platform for fascists.
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text randomization

Would text randomization help protect even a little aganinst tracking? What im talk1ng aboout is writing a prgrm to randomiz3 text aubmitted to chans, forumz, etc.. replacing regular words with 1337 speek or random misspellings as well as lack or presence of punctiation, spacing, and using synonyms. in theory this could help protect people who may be tracked based upon their syntax and method of writing (formality, commonly used words, commonly misspelled words.....) by randomizing all of their text.,
Of course, this could certainly identify users of the script/sofware, but perhaps if the majority of people (say, it was bundled with Tails Tor Browser) were using it that would become useless? thoughts
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You guys remember the clicking grinding noise old computers made? The drive head seeking while writing/reading, I think. I'm thinking of building several small machines with old drives and running them headless as freenet nodes just to hear that soothing noise from my childhood.

How the fuck do I get a drive that sounds right? I think modern HDDs have some kind of mechanism to prevent this noise?
Do I just need to track down specific old models, or is there a way to get any old HDD to do it? (Something to do with power management? Head parking? I've seen the term "acoustic management a few times...)
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Real life cyberpunk-looking places

Do you live in a cyberpunk-looking city, /cyb/? Pic related isn't far from my apartment. (not that cyberpunk, but still impressive considering it's a fucking ancient city)
What are some pretty /cyb/ real life locations? Post pics.

Also, what does a city require to get a cyberpunk atmosphere/aesthetics? Hong Kong comes to my mind.
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Why don't you drink soy-based meal substitutes, anon?


Protip, chummers: By using multiple pre-paid visas and shipping to different vacant apartments in my building I can use my own referral codes for permanent discounts.
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Australian Census

Following the recent introduction of internet data retention, this year the Australian Census has changed; for the first time, data will be linked to names and addresses. There is something especially creepy about the government coming to your door demanding your correct information or else you can be fined (possibly exorbitantly via endless repetition of denied requests worth $180 each, although this hasn't actually been implemented before as far as I know).

Some political parties are calling for concerned citizens to boycott, namely the Pirate Party. Many people online say they plan to put nonsense answers or just incorrect ones. Lack of anonymity certainly makes people less likely to answer truthfully to potentially embarrassing questions such as sexual preference.

What would you do? Boycott? My main issue with doing that is that it will probably provide especially golden data: a succinct list of many who distrust the government and care about privacy. And also that it would flag me personally. It would be so nice to have a relatively successful boycott though... but I doubt it will happen... the country is full of state-loving imbeciles, even more so than the US.
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what the fuck is this

Is this a phishing scheme? Is calling the number the scheme or is my phone already compromised and I should factory reset?
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Coding poetry.

I was thinking about that: can one write a poem/short-story using the syntax of it's favorite programming language? Have you tried ?
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Cyberpunk philosophy

Let's post and discuss cyberpunk philosophy


I really like nick land and his nihilist post-humanism
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Third World Countries with Free Internet Connecton

Because of both Google Loon, Facebook Drones, or Elon Musks Satellite WiFi promoting the idea of Satellites and Balloons carrying free internet connections. What could we expect out of this? Would they become red pilled and promote our ideas in their governments and vote Drumpf whenever possible? Or will they revolt and promote thier Left Wing ideals on Forums.
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I'm not sure if this topic belong here or in /feels/ but whatever I'll just go on with it

where do you place your skill as a tech?
I mean are you a good programmer?
Or you're really good at building and soldering? Organise? Hacking? Ricing? Or fixing broken stuff?

I know I find my way around fixing broken stuff, I can't code for shit, I can work around servers, networking, OS, solder a little but really got a affinity at fixing what is broken.
When I'm into this mindset I can fix pretty much anything it's weird but I seem to be working that way.

I just wanted to know where do you think you can place yourself and your opinion/experiance of it.
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>watch old non-cyberpunk related movies
>find things like portable cd player, thinkpad-like laptops or hacking were standard in 90s
>movies I watched weren't made in usa
I feel so retarded in 2016, when this things impress me and today this is obsoleted technology (music in phone>portable cd player)
It's like we live in early cyberpunk, but not fully.
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OpSec and Espionage

Let's talk about operational security and espionage.

I'm also very interested in any materials you might have about intelligence / counter intel / espionage (and corporate espionage)

I'll bump with what little I have.
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What are some good channels and networks?
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DNC Hack

Russia hacks DNC and releases e-mails and data via Wikileaks to influence the election.

Or does it?

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How do i create an Account?

how do i create an account for this and for :: https://fauux.neocities.org/login.html i need help because i don't know how to do it.

I have looked everywhere i could and still can't find anything, can someone help me?
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Cryptography Thread

How would one go about decoding a numeric cipher?

Also cryptography thread
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ask someone with a security clearance anything.

also DISA/DSA propaganda thread.
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Are you going to go full bio-aug or full cyber-aug?
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the AI chatbot with zero chill
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Now that the Jake Applebaum operation is over

can mods maybe look into their archives and retrospectively ban the shills who spammed this bullshit on our board and maybe add a general rule against linking to clickbait public shaming pillory sites even in those cases where the allegations are not obvious bullshit?
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japanese cyberpunk sites

hello lainons, i was wondering if there are japanese cyberpunk sites like lainchan or 8chans /cyber/
i need it really bad since im learning japanese and would like to learn by reading about cyberpunk stuffs
i would really appreaciate your help
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Did Julian Assange just insinuate that Seth Rich was assasinated because he wanted to leak DNC rigging of Shillary Clinton winning Democrat nomination?

/cyb/ as fuck the time we live in
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Heya Guys .I have a question.
Is there a alternative to the internet . Like the internet we know and use. The dark web is pretty much dead and is swarming with feds. Is some sort of hidden meshnet out there free of prying eyes of government,shills, ads, and corporations.
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What makes a hacker a hacker?

This is Ira Wrinkler's "Are you a hacker or are you a clueless teenager?" test from HOPE '97. A little bit dated but I think it still mostly holds up. (tweaked the wording slightly to apply in 2016)

How do you rank, Lain?

> 1.) Have you ever written a 3rd generation language program of more than 500 lines?
[Yes] = +1pt
[No / Can't even code] = -1pt

> 2.) Can you understand attack scripts line by line?

[Yes] = +1pt
[No / Don't even know how to script or don't even read scripts before running] = -1pt

> 3.) Can you port scripts and programs to other platforms?

[Yes] = +1pt
[No] = -1pt

> 4.) Do you modify your tools for optimization / bug fixes / etc ?

[Yes] = +1pt
[No] = -1pt

> 5.) Have you at least TRIED to write an attack script based off a security advisory?

[Yes] = +1pt
[No] = -3pts

> 6.) Have you installed Linux or any other alternative OS on your own computer?

[Yes] = +1pt
[No] = -1pt

> 7.) Do you find and install needed patches and SECURE and harden your systems?

[Yes] = +1pt
[No] = -1pt

> 8.) Can you network multiple systems ?

[Yes] = +1pt
[No] = -1pt

> 9.) Can you get shared printers working on the network?

[Yes] = +1pt
[No] = -1pt

> 10.) Have you ever maintained a multi-platform network?

[Yes] = +1pt
[No, but I know about it] = +0.5pts
[No] = -1pt

> 11.) Have you ever stolen a telephone handset because you think that makes you a phreaker (or other similar behavior)?

[Yes] = -5pts
[No] =+1pt

> 12.) Have you ever intentionally damaged a system that you hacked?

[Yes] = Don't even total your score. You fail.
[No] = +1pt

/* ~~ _ [ T O T A L .. Y O U R .. S C O R E ] _: ~~ */
/* ~~ 7 to 10 pts ==> You're probably not clueless. */
/* ~~ 5 or 6 ==> You're off to a good start. */
/* ~~ 0 to 4 ==> You are definitely a clueless teenager. */
/* ~~ 0 or less ==> GTFO. */
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Cicada 3301

Good evening, dear /cyb/.

Right at the beginning I would like to mention that I am a complete novice in this field.
Nevertheless, I would be very interested if there is someone who can tell me or us something about the group called "Cicada 3301".
A few years ago I became aware of it and have been trying to solve this mystery/puzzle. Unfortunately without success.

What fascinated me personally, is that belief system of these people and how technological knowledge is connected with occultism and "spirituality" (especially of Aleister Crowley and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky).
On various websites ("absurd") theories have been proposed, such as that behind this group stuck intelligence agencies (Mossad, GCHQ, MI5, MI6, NSA, and other) or "secret societies", who want to recruit in this way new offspring.

Even though I have not solved the puzzle, I believe that behind this group are a handful of MIT students who care about privacy, data security, cryptography and steganography. Throughout against mass surveillance.
But that's just a guess on my part. Maybe I'm completely wrong.

I have recently found a person named "Nox Populi" on YouTube.
He has made some videos on this topic, which I find very interesting and informative.
If anyone is interested:

2013 Cicada winner's overview of 3301 - First in new Cicada 3301 series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0z03ntMJio

2012 Cicada 3301 Solutions Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad_DNgdc35A

2012 Cicada 3301 Solutions Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSvwuaVm23E

Unfortunately, there is no video, that explains what happened to the people who have solved the puzzle.
For this reason I write this message to ask if there are one or more graduates who could perhaps tell me or us something about the group and their objectives.

I would appreciate answers and thank you in advance.
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Just how secure is Freenet? Lately Tor and i2p seem to have gotten all the attention, but I've heard Freenet's security flaws have been fixed and the project seems active, so I'm thinking of trying it out.
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When hexadecimal numbers start talking to you...
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George Soros (aka leftist globalist radical that goes around funding NGOs in other countries to further his goald) and his Open Society has been hacked.

The info has been leaked.

Get it while you can, use VPN + Tor
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Hello everyone! I noticed there isn't a thread on this topic, and it's a topic a lot of people tend to mention.

What are good tips to start practicing good OPSec? Any good tips on hardening your OS?
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Greetings lainons! I was wondering which organizations really deserve our donations i.e; The Tor Project, i2p, wikileaks, etc. Also please feel free to mention other projects(open-source, etc) that really require funding.
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(Cyber-)Culturally Relevant Content

Here's a list of content I find to be cyber-culturally relevant and worthy of being backed up / mirrored so it's preserved for further generations of lainons/cyberpunks.

Another reason for backing up this stuff would be to keep it for personal access, even when shit/TTIP/gov take downs hit the fan (or when the content disappears for any other reason).

The lists is far from complete and I'd love it if you check it out, contribute links / content / whatever or backup (part of) the stuff on the list.

I've also backed up some sites of lainons I know personally (and of some others I don't), but I've removed those links from the version I uploaded here.

tldr; this is a list of cool cyber stuff; I want your input on other cool stuf; you might wanna backup some of it


pic unrelated
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Are you guys ready for an army of adorable robots?


I worry about job security for some people, really. But damn if these fuckers aren't cute.
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Hacking General #5 Cyber Pearl Harbor

Lainchan IRC hacking network
irc.rizon.net #lainhackgen
Machine we are trying to hack: https://www.vulnhub.com/entry/mr-robot-1,151/

Last thread autosaged
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Wondering about creating the LainWiki (if it doesn't already exist)

I'm asking you the ultimate question: would you find it useful?
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Lainchan was sold!

Did you buy your shares yet? Get them while they last!
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paying anonym with bitcoins

I have a few coins on a coinbase wallet. What would be the best way to mix these to actually have a decent amount of privacy making a purchase?
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Do you guys know about MaidSafe and the SAFE Network? Are you gonna use it? Would you use a *chan on it?
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Weev (an actual jew nazi) with some other guys talking about hacking printers to promote MDE World Peace on Adult Swim

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Defcon and other cons? IRCs?

hey lainons.

DC24 was my second con, and was an all around success. problem is that i want to get a lot more friendly/a bigger circle of people i know in infosec and programming. issues therein is that the DC groups around me are dead.

only other DC group that i could join that has like minded individuals on IRC has someone toxic i'd like to avoid. so i am trying to find alternatives.

any of you lainons hang out with other programmers and hackers?
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tips and standard operating procedure for sanitizing your online presence and avoiding meatspace exploits that compromise your privacy.

pay with cash
turn your phone off in crowded areas.
use openvpn on your cellular data.
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This privacy thing

I see threads about anonymity, to the point of suggesting to not own a phone.
What's with all this fear?
What do you have to hide?
What are the actual bad things that could happen for having your life online?

Honest questions, I genuinely don't get it.
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Anyone remember this? Incredible nostalgia.

Was hard as hell too, for a kid.

100% cyb/
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LainWiki thread

I decided to make a new thread so everyone will be aware of the URL.

The LainWiki is now online at http://0xa484e61f/~lainwiki

Maybe I will buy a domain name or register a .tk.

The purpose of this wiki is to store and share knowledge.

It is freely editable.

Share your opinion and conseils.

Current categories are: cyberpunk, λ (programming), art, cybersecurity, φ (math & science), diy, tech.
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I'm not sure which board this belongs in, but I guess it's pretty /cyb/ so this one is as good as any

I came across this website, skullcode.com, I'm sure some of you lains already know it.

Did you guys ever figure out it's mysteries? The skull is thinking to itself "00005fe4" and I don't know what it means. I feel like there is some sort of code I must enter but I can't figure out what it would be.
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Should I stop running my Tor relay

So, now that it is clear that Tor got rid of Appelbaum not because he did something wrong, but because a handful others wanted him gone (and get his job); and seeing that after the allegations collapsed, the initiators of the smear campaign are still in charge in the Foundation:

As an operator of a Tor node, should I still run it or stop supporting Tor?

Pro running:
It helps people, that's what's important
Foundation is independent of nodes

Con running:
We can't trust the Foundation anymore
Don't want to support intrigues and scheming, this has nothing to do with Tor's core idea
Disapprove of Steele, Isis and Alison still being in charge

Article by Die Zeit: http://www.zeit.de/kultur/2016-08/jacob-appelbaum-rape-sexual-abuse-allegations
Lucky Green shutting down: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19690
David Robinson leaving: https://www.oneeyedman.net/?p=2581
Marie leaving: https://shiromarieke.github.io/tor

DISCLAIMER: I don't want to talk about p0litics or femnacis; not about what happend, just what to do now after it did happen.