Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 11 September 2009

In a national referendum, Scotland voted to form a devolved parliament within the UK (1997)


HACKER, CRACKER, & GEEK SPEAK #1

HACKER: an expert computer programmer
CRACKER: a HACKER who uses his or her skill for malicious or illegal purposes
WHITE HAT: one who breaks into computer systems to identify security flaws
BLACK HAT: a CRACKER
SNEAKER: a WHITE HAT
PHREAKER: one who tampers with telephone systems (e.g., to avoid paying)
GEEK: one fascinated by technology (not necessarily a pejorative term)
NERD: above-average IQ; below-average social skills and, often, personal hygiene
DWEEB: a clueless though inoffensive NERD
DORK: an offensive DWEEB


So I became a newspaperman. I hated to do it but I couldn't find honest employment.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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