[hackerspaces] Let's end the unnecessary joining of the words "food" and "hacking"
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Mon Jan 27 14:25:47 CET 2014
Johannes, that's semantics purists, to be specific.
"As a means of espionage, writs of assistance and general warrants are but
puny instruments of tyranny and oppression when compared with wire tapping."
- Justice Louis Brandeis, Olmstead v. US, dissenting opinion
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On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 2:39 AM, Jordan Miller <jrdnmlr at gmail.com> wrote:
> hacking origin predates computers and perhaps started as someone in a
> jungle holding a machete. also Jason from the movie halloween. he was
> a ridiculously famous hacker. that was the common parlance at the
> language changes, though we are wont to resist it.
> we can consider that language doesn't come from groups of people
> agreeing to follow dictionary rules. rather, dictionary rules come
> from following common usage of sounds and phrases.
> indeed, there was a time not too long ago that "computer hacking" as
> it is commonly used today was not part of the dictionary definition.
> but that has changed.
> > On Jan 27, 2014, at 4:23 AM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
> > j. grenzfurthner/monochrom (das ende der nahrungskette) wrote, On
> > 2014-01-27 01:40:
> >> Language purists.
> >> Sweet.
> > What would that make me, Johannes?
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