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#6391 - 09/12/00 02:43 PM Thank you for using "hacker"! Joined: Sep 2000
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Dear AWAD staff,
THANK YOU for using the correct definition of "hacker" -- and for teaching me some I didn't know! As a hacker since 1985 (yes, I'm a newbie), I've always cringed when people or groups have used the word hacker in a malicious manner. I think this was rampant in the 1980s, but it's still around today. Some religious magazine or group said that "hackers are promoting child pornography," or something along those lines. I wondered who amongst my compatriats in the Linux/PowerPC development arena are doing this, as I've never once seen or heard it mentioned.
Anyway, thank you much! I look foward to getting my word of the day every day. :)
-- Jason Haas, a LinuxPPC hacker.
#6392 - 09/12/00 05:30 PM Re: Thank you for using "hacker"! Joined: Mar 2000
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I, too, enjoyed reading the fine distinctions of the term.
I wonder if your religious maligners are the same ones who said that the Teletubby was gay! Geez!
Note, however, that on this Board you are not a "Newbie"
yet! That's one of Anu's official designations!
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