Posts Tagged ‘hackers’
I have many reasons why I would like to just say, that Hackers wasn’t true in almost all of it’s facets, but the motion pictures soundtrack is simply amazing. Hackers came out in what like 1995 with Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie…Got it, you know the one where they dress all techie and redbox payphones in New York City? That’s it. Well since the movie was off quite a bit, they delivered with the soundtack. Now as a person that loves music in many forms I listen to this album frequently.
Packed with strong house and foundation by Prodigy, the album simply communicates creativity. Fast and true melodies streaming with sync, the electronic push of technology towards the 21st Century and it’s effect on culture. The music is the dividing line between reality and the movie. Ya, “Hackers” may have not been all that great, a lot of people considered it crap, but it’s one that sparks your interest.
How does a person get interested in something? They see something, the watch and are inspired to do something. I was sparked by the amiga, atari, and the shite 286 sittin in a box half the size of a microwave. The terms ‘computer’ and ‘hacking’, whoa, shit technology. Oh this going to be fun.
How about you?
I found this recently, and found it to be both inspiring and worth a post. Tim O’Reilly says it all about hackers here in this video, and makes a good point about what makes somone a hacker.
I have read many a discussion in forums where one would ask, “How do I become a hacker?” What would normally follow is a long discussion of programming languages that one would need to learn to become such a hacker.
What a lot of newbies do not realize or may not be aware is what exactly is the definition of a hacker. The term, “hacker” may have nothing to do with penetrating firewalls, defacing websites, and the such. To some one it may just mean getting the comuter to do what you want it to do.
Now I do not believe that every newbie out there is thinking of becoming such a hacker. I do not belive that what they are asking is how to become a nerd with no life who is going to spend the rest of his or her life behind computers working for as a computer security analist at some company.
One does not really need directions on how to become a geek. All you need to do is to sit all day in your room and sit behind the comp.
I can understand the real hackers. They are only explaining what the person is aksing for but that is not what he or she wants to hear.
So here in this article I am going to explain on how one becomes a hacker…er cracker. It is very important that we do not confuse the two words.
I am going to assume that the reader already knows the difference between the two. So I am not going to explain what it means to be a hacker or a cracker. Google is there to help you with that!
I am writing this article in order to educate others as well to express my oppinion. The later of which I am going to do towards the end.
Like I have said one of the things that have prompted me to write this was the some times tedious disscussions on hacker boards on how to become a hacker. What I believe these newbies should be asking is how to become a cracker. The term it sels has a bit of negative conotations. The word hacker is which is widely misused has more of a possitive meaning as opposed to the word hacker. So I believe people rather use the last with out really understanding its meaning.
Of course you do not want to come to a forum and ask people on how to become a criminal. No one is really going to help you out with that. Unless you know for sure there are load unethical people on that board. Because a cracker in essence is a criminal. A cyber criminal but a criminal never theles.
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Recently, while waiting to go to trig class, I stood wearing a shirt that identified me as a hacker. Being a white hat, this has never bothered me. Some other student asked me, “Are you a Hacker?” Shrugging, I said yes. He told me about his friends that had nice stereo systems that they had gotten from hacking. Trying not to talk about the ethics about hackings (or throw Schmooballs), I told him that I’d never gotten money from hacking. He looked at me like I must be a n00b.This got me to thinking about how there just may be no place for White Hats in this Brave New World of ours. Being the Senior Administrator at Cheer10s.com, I read about Crackers and Black Hats every day. I’m not sure sometimes if there are no good guys anymore or if they just don’t make good press. I do my best to only use the word ‘Hacker’ in a good light. And I will continue to do that as long as I feel it is the right thing to do.
Before Notacon 5, a friend of mine got a one word response from a bystander for the word ‘Hacker’. The response: ‘dirtbag’. My friend asked the publisher of a well known hacker magazine what he thought about this when trying to get an interview with this publisher. The publisher thought enough of it to say “we’ll have to change that” but not enough of it to grant an interview (and interrupt a drinking competition with an empty wine bottle).
The point is, if the White Hats won’t stand for themselves, no one else will.