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Post by Paul on Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:42 am

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[originally, someone who makes furniture with an axe]
1. A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.
2. A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular.
3. One who programs enthusiastically (even obsessively) or who enjoys programming rather than just theorizing about programming.
4. A person capable of appreciating hack value.
5. A person who is good at programming quickly.
6. An expert at a particular program, or one who frequently does work using it or on it; as in ‘a Unix hacker’. (Definitions 1 through 5 are correlated, and people who fit them congregate.)
7. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. One might be an astronomy hacker, for example.
8. One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations.
9. [deprecated] A malicious meddler who tries to discover sensitive information by poking around. Hence password hacker, network hacker. The correct term for this sense is cracker.


Last edited by Corey on Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:49 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Split the first one into two, makes it a bit easier.)
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Post by Lunsfordium on Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:55 am

31337 pwn
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Post by Paul on Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:40 am

What's funny about that post. . .

well I won't even go into that one. . .

How about do you even know what 31337 is?
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Post by Admin on Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:56 am

What's the point of this thread?

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Post by Batguano on Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:50 am

Paul wrote:What's funny about that post. . .

well I won't even go into that one. . .

How about do you even know what 31337 is?

`/0[_] [{^0\/\/ 1337?
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Post by Lunsfordium on Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:56 am

lol just trying to be anoying again

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Post by Paul on Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:20 am

Do you consider yourself 1337 or 31337 any of you?



PS: the reason for this thread is the definition of the word hacker. . .
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Post by Batguano on Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:27 am

I consider myself an Annie.
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Post by Lunsfordium on Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:40 am

i was just beig anoyying and posting randum stuff

annie was struggling to reat her pdfs of halo
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Post by Paul on Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:52 am

Batguano wrote:
Paul wrote:What's funny about that post. . .

well I won't even go into that one. . .

How about do you even know what 31337 is?

`/0[_] [{^0\/\/ 1337?

Well, I do. . .
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Post by Unchained on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:02 am

I concur with Pauls definition.

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Post by Paul on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:42 am

it's funny how i find that many if not all of those apply to me Wink
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Post by Unchained on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:44 am

Same but why is 9 deprecated?

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Post by Paul on Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:46 pm

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Post by Unchained on Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:20 am

Maybe because nobody bothers to hack macs?

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Post by Admin on Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:45 am

Unchained wrote:Maybe because nobody bothers to hack macs?
Even hackers hate macs so much that they won't bother coding for it.

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Post by Paul on Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:49 am

Actually, I think that it may be because that definition was older, but more current than furniture maker definition, and referred to non-computer things, perhaps the reason that the word came to it's more current usage. It does say that the correct term for that is 'cracker' and I know 'cracker' is used to refer to what that definition would have it refer to in a computer sense. Or rather 'crackers' is the correct term for what most people call 'hackers.'
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Post by Corey on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:03 am


Just sayin'.

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Post by Unchained on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:54 am

Only white people can be hackers? Haha jk but I got it now, its because the term has been replaced by "cracker"

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Post by Lunsfordium on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:56 am

so fucking racist
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Post by Corey on Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:43 am

I love how you think that delicious snack foods are racially offensive.
Anyway, Brad, you're just as light-skinned as I am.

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Post by Paul on Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:12 am

It's interesting that often (probably always) a cracker will call himself a hacker and hackers will resent it.
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Post by Corey on Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:22 am

Yeah. I remember when hacker used to be a good, complimenting term. (Ok, no I don't, but it once was.)

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