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Post by ShadowWolf » Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:21 pm

hacking as in the orignal meaning was a term ment for people who riped apart pice's of hardware and hacked them togather to get somthing functional out of it.

i.e for example back in the days of the first homegrown micro computers when kids and adults basicly through togather hardware with no real desinge or plan and basicly hacked it togather to get it to work.

the term is also used in programing were the person designing the program has hacked it togather to get it to work which usaly means some really really ugly code.


you can blame the media for screawing up the public.

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Post by mundofr » Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:02 am

im confused.. when they say 'lunix' do they refer to linux? cuz if so, my dad and i use linux in evry single machine we have :D
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Post by matt2jones » Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:24 am

First computer game was that 'spacewar' thing I think in the 60's (or first released game maybe), and they've got the machine the dude wrote it on in a warehouse in NASA you can see for free, along with an arcade box of it...
the term is also used in programing were the person designing the program has hacked it togather to get it to work which usaly means some really really ugly code.
So this would mean the program was 'hack-ed' together by a 'hack' (ie. someone who can't code proporly), and not a 'hacker' (currently ambiguous statement, but definatly does not mean poor programmer). If
this is the original usuage of 'hacker' that
(for example: "Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is a genius hacker.").
this usage of hacker is based on... well okay, in this example it makes sense because "linus torvalds, the creator of Linux, is a genius amature" is actually true, but generally I'd say the guys who call themselves 'hackers' cause they write open-source software would be pretty insulted if their name ment they were shit programmers... I dunno, where does that leave this discussion?

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Post by Dr_D » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:06 pm

Haha!

About the original post...

Did anybody catch the fact that their names are from The Brady Bunch? :lol:

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Post by Guest » Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:44 am

What a vast majority of even Linux users don't realize is that there actually IS a variation of Linux called Lunix...it was an attempt to port Linux to the Commodore 64. I'm not sure how successful it was though.

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Post by Zeerus » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:00 am

Anonymous wrote:What a vast majority of even Linux users don't realize is that there actually IS a variation of Linux called Lunix...it was an attempt to port Linux to the Commodore 64. I'm not sure how successful it was though.
my dad used to have a Commodore 64 when it first came out.
he's always sharing stories of the programming stuff he did with it...
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Post by MystikShadows » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:10 am

lol yeah those were the good old days...C-64 lol...I had a pet 2032 as my third machine...

1st was an IBM 5000 series...then a TRS-80 Model 1 lol
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Post by Zeerus » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:14 am

you ever heard of a man named Stu Nichols?
he's a good designing friend of mine, and he wrote two popular books on the TRS-80, mostly about programming with them.
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