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Authored by: macnixer on Apr 24, '09 07:41:20AM

It sure is an unfortunate incident. good to know that you have managed to restore all the data.

Now for a little look at the term "hacker". While many sites define the use of the word in a pejorative way, in reality the work was used and still is to describe a great programmer who knows how to "hack" into code and get things done. These people are not malicious.

On the flip side the people who "hack" into a computer with malicious intent are "crackers" as that is what they did.

I understand that the new world terminology is more towards the negative aspect of word but in reality I have a lot of respect for the real McCoy.



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Authored by: robg on Apr 24, '09 10:06:25AM

I'm aware of the dual nature of the term ... but at the time this was all going down, I will admit to not thinking too much about it. I just wanted to get something online ASAP.

I've now changed the wording to remove any reference to hackers.

-rob.



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