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  •  Granted. (1+ / 0-)
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    But isn't part of the hacker dream access to amazing data? Say for example you had the choice between an easy hack of Area 51, and a hard hack of the USDA...

    •  not sure. My wife's a teacher and one of her (3+ / 0-)
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      erratic, LynChi, Subterranean

      students got into quite a bit of trouble for hacking (if he'd been in the u.s. instead of the u.k. he'd probably be doing time now). She said in talking to him that the whole point of stealing anything was just to prove to fellow hackers they'd gotten into a system, essentially a trophy. Sounds like a truly weird subculture.

      If work was a good thing, the rich would have it all and not let you do it. -- Elmore Leonard

      by voroki on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 01:26:10 PM PDT

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    •  the data itself is not the prize (4+ / 0-)
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      OLinda, kyril, emal, Subterranean

      it's the ability to get to it when it is "protected" and you don't have a password.

      And Edward Snowden is not a hacker, nor is what he's done in exposing this government spying on all of us have anything to do with "a hacker's dream".

      If we're so worried about what the rest of the Internetz think of The Daily Kos and the people who post here, then it would be seriously helpful to start getting that much correct.

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 02:38:49 PM PDT

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