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One of four titles used to classify someone based on their technical and social skills. The other
three titles are nerd, dork, and normie. The difference between the four titles can be easily
shown in table form:
................ Technical ........ Social
Title ............ Skills ......... Skills
---------- ---------------- ------------
Normie ............ No .............. Yes
Geek .............. Yes ............. Yes
Nerd .............. Yes ............. No
Dork .............. No .............. No
"Pourquoi forcer la serrure quand on peut dévisser les pentures?"
1. To program a computer in a clever, virtuosic, and wizardly manner. Ordinary computer jockeys
merely write programs; hacking is the domain of digital poets. Hacking is a subtle and arguably
mystical art, equal parts wit and technical ability, that is rarely appreciated by non-hackers.
2. To break into computer systems with malicious intent. This sense of the term is the one that
is most commonly heard in the media, although sense 1 is much more faithful to its original
meaning. Contrary to popular misconception, this sort of hacking rarely requires cleverness or
exceptional technical ability; most so-called "black hat" hackers rely on brute force techniques
or exploit known weaknesses and the incompetence of system administrators.
(HACKer acTIVIST) A person who demonstrates against a company or government agency by malicious
technological means. Examples are causing a Web site to fail or slow down, or breaking into a
computer system to obtain unauthorized information. In 2011, after MasterCard, Visa and PayPal
cut off service to Wikileaks, hacktivists set up denial of service attacks against their Web
sites. Hacktivists promote free availability of information on the Internet and may protest when
actions inhibit this freedom.
A widely used phrase from the book 1984 by George Orwell.
"Big Brother is watching you"
An omnipresent, seemingly benevolent figure representing the oppressive control over individual
lives exerted by an authoritarian government.
The practical applications of Big Brother watching you today: surveillance cameras, wiretaps,
tracking Internet use, spychips, digital facial recognition, etc.
Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social
world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.
[Medical, Drugs, DNA, Virus, Health]
[Atoms, Black Holes, Dark Matter]
[Probe, Rocket, Space Science]
[Gen. Science, Tech, Devices]
"Dont bring a knife to a gunfight. YOU LOSE!"
Military operations between enemies : hostilities, war; also : an activity undertaken by a
political unit (as a nation) to weaken or destroy another, like ; economic warfare