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  1. Excuse any error I may have displayed, I typed this while waking up from nap.
  2. Sephice's definition of Hacker/Hacking| ------------------------------------------------- Let's see the definition of perspective first. Dictionary.com Perspective (pr-spktv) 1 A view or vista. 2 The relationship of aspects of a subject to each other and to a whole. 3 The ability to perceive things in their actual interrelations or comparative importance. Perspective, simply a definition of our own on another subject. My definition of hack is different from one another, perhap if on coincidence, may be the same. Hacker is someone who love computers. (in this case, He represents every one who "hack") He who "hacks" an eletronic that does his want and need. Hackers in general are looked down upon and it is getting worse as time flow. In the 70s, hackers were someone who simply loved computers. The term geek and nerd derive from that of hacker. Now in the 03s, as long as the corrupted media and government exist, hackers are people who create destructive programs and use them for purpose of: 1- fun 2- revenge 3- money 4- peer The society we live in today is very different from the society in the past. Our society today is very "un-fixed". It causes the idea that spread to change constantly, usually to the worst if a name of a subject is moved/changed. Like when driving cars, one may crash by accident. Or on purpose (to kill someone that you don't like ). But in this case, usually accident. The person who drove the car is given a bad name. Hence a bad license (you get points) and so forth. Similar to hacking, but because there is no name, no "material", ID, or some sort of identification, hacking's broken name is easily increased in public. That is, if you claim you are a hacker or you feel in your heart you are a hacker, and someday you were curious. That curiosity leads you to do something very dangerous, but of course, you didn't do it on purpose. You get arrested for that damage. No question asked and no question answered. They put you in jail and the paper on the headline reads: "A deadly hacker who broke into an electronic to steal..." One hacker who mess up can ruin the image of a million other hackers. The people become scared, those who do not understand technology that dominate our society today. Obviously we don't blame the scared media. But of course as the media get more and more scared, they invented "scare tactics" used by every organization today (RIAA, CNN,...etc). Kind of like your bigger brother who got scared watching a specific horror movie and decides to make you watch it so you can be scared like him. Because of the change in definition of hackers, everyone who hacks become aware of the degraded name and try to bring it up. They do not want to be called a criminal. One person to change the entire world's definition of hacker is hard. Impossible indeed. That is why many of us may have a different definition of hacking when it is simply the love of computers. Original term, original definition. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Jargon Dictionary hacker n. [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. One who programs enthusiastically (even obsessively) or who enjoys programming rather than just theorizing about programming. 3. A person capable of appreciating hack value. 4. A person who is good at programming quickly. 5. 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.) 6. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. One might be an astronomy hacker, for example. 7. One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations. 8. [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. The term `hacker' also tends to connote membership in the global community defined by the net (see the network and Internet address). For discussion of some of the basics of this culture, see the How To Become A Hacker FAQ. It also implies that the person described is seen to subscribe to some version of the hacker ethic (see hacker ethic). It is better to be described as a hacker by others than to describe oneself that way. Hackers consider themselves something of an elite (a meritocracy based on ability), though one to which new members are gladly welcome. There is thus a certain ego satisfaction to be had in identifying yourself as a hacker (but if you claim to be one and are not, you'll quickly be labeled bogus). See also wannabee. This term seems to have been first adopted as a badge in the 1960s by the hacker culture surrounding TMRC and the MIT AI Lab. We have a report that it was used in a sense close to this entry's by teenage radio hams and electronics tinkerers in the mid-1950s. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- wordreference.com hacker ['hækə] noun 1 a person that hacks 2 (slang) a computer fanatic, esp. one who through a personal computer breaks into the computer system of a company, government, etc. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grolier Online (thanks Sesrun) hacker A hacker, in the term's original, benign sense, is a computer enthusiast who takes much enjoyment in computer programming, solving problems with computers, trying to expand a computer's capabilities, learning all the details of a particular computer program, and so onas contrasted with typical computer users, who usually are interested in learning only the minimum required to operate their machines. The term hacker also is increasingly applied to someone who tries to gain unauthorized access to computer systems, often with malicious intent. Computer enthusiasts consider this a misuse of the term and use cracker to describe such a person. The motivations of destructive hackers are numerous. Some attacks are mere acts of vandalism. Some are labeled as "hacktivism"using hacking for political reasons. It is estimated that 8090% of hacker attacks against corporations are performed by, or at least with cooperation from, disgruntled employees. Growing use of the Internet and the greater access to information that it affords has resulted in increasing attacks on business and government Web sites. (The Pentagon estimates that it receives hundreds of intrusions every day.) In a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, a hacker floods a Web site with meaningless requests, making it impossible for legitimate requests to get through and temporarily shutting down the site. Intruders may also use Common Gateway Interface programs (better known as CGI scripts) to manipulate the operating system of a file server running a Web site. Recent terrorist attacks have increased fears that hacker attacks on a nation's infrastructure might be used in conjunction with a physical attack. Provisions against hacker activities were included in antiterror legislation passed in the United States in 2001. Negative hacker activity has commanded international attention. In August 1996, hackers altered the U.S. Department of Justice Web site, adding obscenities, swastikas, and a photograph of Adolf Hitler to the home page. In February 2000 a 16-year-old Montreal boy was charged with crippling seven of the most popular Web sites, including CNN, Yahoo!, and Amazon.com. In the wake of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, the English-language Web page of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban was hacked into and its home page replaced with anti-Taliban sentiments, leading to the page's swift removal. Bibliography: Cole, Eric, Hackers Beware (2001). Levy, Steven, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, rev. ed. (2001). McClure, Stuart, Scambray, Joel, and Kurtz, George, Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions, 3d ed. (2001). Mitnick, Kevin, and Simon, William, The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security (2002). Skoudis, Ed, and Burgess, John, Counter Hack: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses (2001). -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  4. Although charismatic and sophisticated nobody understands anything he says.
  5. MIG- Punch cards? If you can laminate (laminate means to cover up "photos" or "papers" with those strong sticky plastic thing right?) punch cards, can I laminate everything I print? Although that sounds silly, I do want to prevent atoms from flying out and keep what I have. feend- I dunno too much about redundent CDs but I'm just trying to save informations. I doubt it's worth wasting 5 CDs backing up just for one CDs. Stankdawg- So you recommend CD-Rs.. hm... I like the idea where I can lamenate CDs AND papers. I still do use papers AND CDs but some of them are dieing out. One of my CD wasn't recognized after 2 years of leaving it alone. I still have books but some of the letters I can't read.. Thanks for the replies, keep em coming.
  6. http://bbspot.com/News/2003/01/os_quiz_all.html Hahahahaha...
  7. Took it twice.
  8. http://domino.watson.ibm.com/comm/bios.nsf...s/mramvlsi.html Ok I see. There's no way to keep storage for more than 100 years yet.
  9. Actually that'd be cool. USB flash drives wouldn't be too much of a good idea neither, those things are not stable, hence you lose your datum easily. Any ideas on firewire?
  10. Anyone know a good long-term storage peripheral that's good? (long-term=100+ years) CDs and hds aren't good. Thanks.
  11. Running Windows or Linux/UNIX Software on a Macintosh
  12. Hospitals have their own electric generators.
  13. Niagara Mohawk WNBC Live edit: It was Bush the First!
  14. I'm kind of lost but what kind of numbers do you need?
  15. Our forums at port7alliance is something too. Can't believe we get no props. :mumble: :pissed: :nono: We deserve something too . *feels jealous*