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Re: Hacker FAQ?

Article: 7861 of alt.hackers
From: (David Thomas Richard Given)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: Hacker FAQ?
Date: 23 May 1995 20:49:39 GMT
Organization: University Of St. Andrews
Lines: 33
Approved: The Psi Corp is your friend. Trust the Corp!
Message-ID: 3pthp3$
Status: RO

In article <3pohtu$>,
Michael Westfall <> wrote:
>WIll somebody please post the hacker FAQ? I have to do a presentation at
>school (in a computer science ETHICS class...) and wanted to differentiate
>what hackers REALLY are versus what all the hype leads everyone to THINK
>they are....

Check out the Jargon File:

under `hacker':


They say no hack too small...

for a in $*;
  dd if=$a of=/dev/audio ibs=32 obs=32 skip=1 2> /dev/null

This plays a list of .au files *without the headers*.

Why do people surf the Information | GCS -d+(?)(++) p(-+)(---) c++++ !l+(+)
Superhighway? Won't they get run   | u++ e*(++) m*(++) s !n h+(++) f+ g+
over?                              | w+(+++) t--(+) r y? (Archimedes owner) (Use at your own risk)


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