does "uplink" actaully teach me how to hack?

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Postby Darksun » Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:04 pm

Does Half Life teach me how to battle alien forces? Does Sim City teach me how to build? etc., etc.
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Postby Starfyre » Fri Feb 28, 2003 5:53 pm

Does playing The Sims get you a life?

*lol*

Many people seem to think so ^__^
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Postby Darksun » Fri Feb 28, 2003 9:20 pm

OK, I've played MS Flight Sim... do you think BA will let me fly a concord?
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Postby Mas Tnega » Fri Feb 28, 2003 10:06 pm

I've completed Theme Hospital, do you think a hospital would let me become their administrator?

Actually, don't answer that. Considering some count dessert spoons as surgical equipment, I'd probably do a better job of it.
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Postby AnthonyS » Fri Feb 28, 2003 10:09 pm

Ive played errot... lets not go there :).
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Postby FoulPlay » Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:31 am

I think there is a HUGE RED LINE between "hacker" and "person who messes stuff up"
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:44 am

Actually flight simulator is a pretty good training tool for pilots.  The military and many civilian agencies use flight simulators as a signifigant portion of their training.  Police departments and the military use computer simulation for weapons training.  Even Sim City (well at least the last couple) are pretty good as well, though trying to get God's job would be probably be problematic.  It is not entirly out of the question that a game could be developed to teach hacking, though there would likely be some legal and moral issues involved.  :)


(Edited by Stewsburntmonkey at 1:51 pm on Mar. 1, 2003)
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Postby Darksun » Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:27 pm

smartarse
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Postby AnthonyS » Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:37 pm

Lol.
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Postby Starfyre » Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:45 am

Hmm....developing a REAL cracking game.....in a simulated environment (such as a network...)....

hmmmmm.................. interesting.
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Postby AnthonyS » Sun Mar 02, 2003 1:20 pm

You'd have to be some kinda muppet wouldnt you :).
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Postby NosForIt » Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:36 pm

I 'hacked' the demo of Uplink (build 96) back in 2001. :D

Let me quote the Jargon file on the term 'Hacker':

hacker
[originally, someone who makes furniture with an axe] n.
A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.
One who programs enthusiastically (even obsessively) or who enjoys programming rather than just theorizing about programming.
A person capable of appreciating hack value.
A person who is good at programming quickly.
An expert at a particular program, or one who frequently does work using it or on it; as in `a UNIX hacker'. (Definitions 1 through 5 are correlated, and people who fit them congregate.)
An expert or enthusiast of any kind. One might be an astronomy hacker, for example.
One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations.
[deprecated] A malicious meddler who tries to discover sensitive information by poking around. Hence `password hacker', `network hacker'. The correct term is cracker.
The term `hacker' also tends to connote membership in the global community defined by the net (see network, the and Internet address). It also implies that the person described is seen to subscribe to some version of the hacker ethic (see hacker ethic, the.

It is better to be described as a hacker by others than to describe oneself that way. Hackers consider themselves something of an elite (a meritocracy based on ability), though one to which new members are gladly welcome. There is thus a certain ego satisfaction to be had in identifying yourself as a hacker (but if you claim to be one and are not, you'll quickly be labeled bogus). See also wannabee.
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Postby fanboy » Fri Mar 07, 2003 5:07 pm

Am I wrong, or does that come from the HackEncyclopedia (or what was it called, long time ago.)
If it is and you have the link for the file, or have it on disk, could you mail it to me?
I lost my copy when my last HD crashed. Seem to have lost my original backup over the years :s
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You don't happen to have 2600hack.faq either?
Your 30-day trial has expiered. Please register now or find appropriate crack if wish to continue using this program.
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Postby NosForIt » Sun Mar 09, 2003 1:58 pm

It's all just a Google away...
The Hacker's Encyclopedia, nowdays The Jargon File has reached version 4.3.3 and is availible at
http://catb.org/esr/jargon/

If you ment the FAQ for alt.2600 it's availible at
http://www.outpost9.com/how-to/hack-faq.html

Have a nice day.
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