[Noisebridge-discuss] Just what is "Hacking".

maestro maestro415 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 22:04:57 UTC 2013

beings are often forgetting that the word 'hack' was stolen by the
computer/tech community anyway as mitch always points out when someone
interviews him.

in some areas of the U.S. it has been changed by non-computer beings
to 'millin' on things but this was picked up by meth-heads and used to
simply mean fucking with things aimlessly with rarely a productive
result (with exceptions) and without being able to put them down.

beings have been hacking since their inception (being added into the
chimps hack with tools and many times better than "people".

mayans = hackers
aborigines = hackers
aztecs = hackers
incas = hackers
inuit = hackers
American indians and others = hackers
animals, fish, reptiles = hackers

KIDS = hackers

and on...

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On 9/2/13, Norman Bradley <pryankster at gmail.com> wrote:
> Feel free to call me a curmudgeon. I've been called that before.
> Although my bachelors degree is in Math/Computer Science I have always
> felt that language should express ideas accurately. So I can state
> definitively that there is no such thing as a Sleep Hacker. Also the use
> of the word Hacker for things like, Food/Cooking, Sewing, and Music,
> should only be used if those involved are doing something completely new
> to them. Cooking dinner just doesn't count.
> To quote the Merriam Webster online dictionary a Hacker is:
> 3*:*an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer
> 4*:*a person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with
> information in a computer system
> Number 1 refers to chopping things up and number 2 refers to someone who
> is unskilled or inexperienced. So unless you are inexperienced or
> unskilled at sleep (or you are chopping it up) you aren't hacking
> anything and you are putting the lease in danger.
> --
> You are entitled to your own opinion.
> You are NOT entitled to your own facts.
> Norman


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