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    Nitpicking - Definitions

    Where ARE you getting those definitions that show up on the WOPR home page? Some of them are just old (I seem to recall seeing XMODEM - does anybody still use that?), but I was surpised at the definition of "Hacker"
    <pre>Previously used to describe users who would break in to "secure" computers for
    destructive or attention getting purposes. It's now used to describe those who
    just like to poke about and the term "Cracker" is used for the malignant user. </pre>


    Huh? I would have said the exact opposite - hacker used to mean people that just liked to poke around in other computers and cracker used to mean the malicious ones. Now, the public media seems to consider hackers and crackers to be one and the same.

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    Re: Nitpicking - Definitions

    XModem? What about BIModem? A great idea whose time has passed.

    Oh, <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0>, there I go off-topic again!
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    Re: Nitpicking - Definitions

    And don't forget PC means "Plug Compatible".

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