(Analogous to “pissed off”) Said of system administrators who have become annoyed, upset, or touchy owing to suspicions that their sites have been or are going to be victimised by crackers, or used for inappropriate, technically illegal, or even overtly criminal activities. For example, having unreadable files in your home directory called “worm”, “lockpick”, or “goroot” would probably be an effective (as well as impressively obvious and stupid) way to get your sysadmin hacked off at you.
[hak-uh n-sak] /ˈhæk ənˌsæk/ noun 1. a city in NE New Jersey, near New York City.
- Hacked up
jargon, programming Sufficiently patched, kluged, and tweaked that the surgical scars are beginning to crowd out normal tissue (compare critical mass). Not all programs that are hacked become “hacked up”; if modifications are done with some eye to coherence and continued maintainability, the software may emerge better for the experience. Contrast hack up. [Jargon File] […]
- Hacker ethic
philosophy 1. The belief that information-sharing is a powerful positive good, and that it is an ethical duty of hackers to share their expertise by writing free software and facilitating access to information and to computing resources wherever possible. 2. The belief that system-cracking for fun and exploration is ethically OK as long as the […]
[hak-er] /ˈhæk ər/ noun 1. a person or thing that hacks. 2. Slang. a person who engages in an activity without talent or skill: weekend hackers on the golf course. 3. Computers. [hak] /hæk/ noun 1. a person, as an artist or writer, who exploits, for money, his or her creative ability or training in […]