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What is a Hacker?

What is a Hacker?
Copyright © 2001 Eric S. Raymond As editor of the Jargon File and author of a few other well-known documents of similar nature, I often get email requests from enthusiastic network newbies asking (in effect) "how can I learn to be a wizardly hacker?". Back in 1996 I noticed that there didn't seem to be any other FAQs or web documents that addressed this vital question, so I started this one. A lot of hackers now consider it definitive, and I suppose that means it is. Still, I don't claim to be the exclusive authority on this topic; if you don't like what you read here, write your own. If you are reading a snapshot of this document offline, the current version lives at Note: there is a list of Frequently Asked Questions at the end of this document. Numerous translations of this document are available: ArabicBelorussianChinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, German, GreekItalianHebrew, Norwegian, PersianPortuguese (Brazilian), RomanianSpanish, Turkish, and Swedish. 1. 2. 3.

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Life Lessons From Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was a man of action. Over his lifetime, his curiosity and passion fueled a diverse range of interests. He was a writer (often using a pseudonym), publisher, diplomat, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His inventions included the lightning rod, bifocals and the Franklin stove. Franklin was responsible for establishing the first public library, organizing fire fighters in Philadelphia, was one of the early supporters of mutual insurance and crossed the Atlantic eight times. Self-development was a constant endeavor throughout his incredible life.

How To Become A Hacker Copyright © 2001 Eric S. Raymond As editor of the Jargon File and author of a few other well-known documents of similar nature, I often get email requests from enthusiastic network newbies asking (in effect) "how can I learn to be a wizardly hacker?". Back in 1996 I noticed that there didn't seem to be any other FAQs or web documents that addressed this vital question, so I started this one. The Mozilla Manifesto Introduction The Internet is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives. The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet. We have worked together since 1998 to ensure that the Internet is developed in a way that benefits everyone. We are best known for creating the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The Mozilla project uses a community-based approach to create world-class open source software and to develop new types of collaborative activities.

Nexus One: How to unroot device and restore back to the original rom This guide will explain how to restore a rooted/custom rom Nexus One back to its original Google image. This guide will work with most Android devices. This will remove root, restore back to a factory recovery image and also remove all custom tweaks to the OS. This can be handy if you decide to sell or return your phone. Be sure to back up all data prior to doing this since anything on the phone will be removed. So if your running a custom recovery image like Clockwork or Anon’s it will be removed and returned to the stock recovery image.

The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking There’s a key difference between knowledge and experience and it’s best described like this: The image is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod, who came up with such a brilliant way to express a concept that’s often not that easy to grasp. The image makes a clear point—that knowledge alone is not useful unless we can make connections between what we know. Whether you use the terms "knowledge" and "experience" to explain the difference or not, the concept itself is sound. Lots of great writers, artists and scientists have talked about the importance of collecting ideas and bits of knowledge from the world around us, and making connections between those dots to fuel creative thinking and new ideas. This is a really fun, inspiring topic to read about, so I collected some quotes and advice from my favorite creative thinkers about the importance of making connections in your brain.

How-To Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account Looking to permanently delete your Facebook account? Not surprising. Over the years, Facebook has seen its share of controversy in regards to the privacy of its users. It’s hard to say what sparked all the excitement: Rapid growth of its service? the hacker's manifesto, 1998 by Morbus & Stillborn the hacker's manifesto, 1998 by Morbus & Stillborn On Monday, June 22, 1998, the webserver that resided on was hacked. After two days of people coming to the site in hopes of finding the quality content that they have grown accustomed too, they were met with 404's in every direction. It sucked real bad.

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"The Conscience of a Hacker" Schedule grid for Friday July 12 | Saturday July 13 | Sunday July 14 Click here for Speaker Info Alphabetical Index of Events (mp3's available for all panels from this site - video copies can be obtained through our store) (Click on "L" to download a local copy to store on your machine, click on "S" to stream the audio) How to Install Android Adb & Fastboot Drivers on Your Windows PC [Guide] ADB – stands for Android Debug Bridge and helps you to build a connection between your Android Emulator or Android Device and your computer. Having ADB and Fastboot drivers installed is essential if you want to play with your device by installing new recoveries, flashing custom roms and mods and trying other similar tricks. ADB & Fastboot drivers a must have thing for Google Nexus owners as well as these are important for some other devices like HTC. If you are looking for a method to install ADB & Fastboot drivers on your windows PC you’ve spotted the right place as we will learn today how we can install these drivers. First of all you need to download Android SDK Tools form Android Development Site.In order to make the Android SDK Manager work you must have Java installed in your PC. Download & Install Java SE Development Kit 7 for your windows.

How to Install any Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on a Nexus One This guide will show you how to install any Jelly Bean (JB) and Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) ROMs on your Nexus One. I wanted to update my aging nexus one with ICS or JB but couldn't find a very good update guide for beginners, so I decided to write one. Note: this was initially written specifically for SpazeDog roms, but as they have not been updated in a while I have provided links to the Evervolv roms as well. If you would like to try a different ICS or JB rom this guide should work, just substitute with the appropriate rom and depending on the one you choose, you may also need to install Google apps (if not included).