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written by Vauir on Dec 09, 2007 04:13
Sorry if I'm being overly literal, however, it's time to clarify things!

To hack, in refrence to computers and network security is the kind of hacking we're all familiar with; the hacking portrayed on the new, on movies, and other forms of popular culture. The movie "Hackers" comes to mind.

To crack, in the same sense, is to modify the code of a program with an external utility, usually a disassembler to allow access and/or circumvent protection to things you would otherwise have to pay for. See: NoCD crack, activation crack, and other forms of "OH MY GOD IT'S ILLEGAL CALL THE FBI" things.

I do realize you're all being silly, but. >.>
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written by Zjc92 on Dec 09, 2007 05:26
I'm against copy-protection, so that's what I aspire to.
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Dec 09, 2007 12:47
You're against copy-protection because you want to be able to pirate other people's work, I would assume.
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written by Megagun on Dec 09, 2007 13:17
Vauir said:
Sorry if I'm being overly literal, however, it's time to clarify things!

To hack, in refrence to computers and network security is the kind of hacking we're all familiar with; the hacking portrayed on the new, on movies, and other forms of popular culture. The movie "Hackers" comes to mind.

To crack, in the same sense, is to modify the code of a program with an external utility, usually a disassembler to allow access and/or circumvent protection to things you would otherwise have to pay for. See: NoCD crack, activation crack, and other forms of "OH MY GOD IT'S ILLEGAL CALL THE FBI" things.

I do realize you're all being silly, but. >.>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_%28computer_security%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_cracking

First paragraphs of both pages are essential here.
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on Dec 10, 2007 01:57
This is exactly what I've been trying to tell them. Maybe hearing it from a programmer will work.
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written by Zjc92 on Dec 10, 2007 03:53
Magnulus said:
You're against copy-protection because you want to be able to pirate other people's work, I would assume.
FALSE! I really only use cracks for software I own, and the only thing I really pirate much of is anime.

That is all. (Also, let dying threads do so. )
hello! :) felysian
written by Hello! :) on Dec 10, 2007 04:18
Zjc92 said:
(Also, let dying threads do so. )
It's hard to consider dead when it's like 5 from the top, on the first page.

Anyway, I think most people here know the difference between the two... we just... like to have fun/derail threads and such.
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written by Zjc92 on Dec 11, 2007 18:38
True.
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