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Backup your boot loader: dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1 Not really a hack, but it is useful ....
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    Backup your boot loader:

    dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1

    Not really a hack, but it is useful .

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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    Not so sure this counts as a hack, but

    When I was going to school to get my computer repair education, there was this kid who brought in his own computer everyday. And he was really annoying, he would ask questions on how to get his game working, or something stpid and totally off-topic.
    And he asked me how to fix something on his computer, and I told him to bring up fdisk, and select the third option, and delete the primary partition.
    This kid had no idea why his computer wouldn't boot up after that.
    Damn he was annoying.
    Haha... you nasty boy
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    He he, thanks for your replies - I half expected that no-one respond, so the fact that someone did makes me happy... I think that this idea of 'hacking' is what it's all about. Playfully enjoying whatever you're doing and learning something from that.

    I liked the doorbell idea - Where did I leave those tools? ...
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    Killall works. Including the cretin who slapped that on my machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Well, I'm not sure if you can call it a hcak, but...

    Two days ago I wrote an about 4 lines long python script which uses the system command "eject" to constantly push out the CDROM, from inside a while-loop...
    god you gota send me that!!!!!!!!!!!

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    i managed to open up my server folder to theschool and share a load of mp3s
    this is with absolutley no privelages atall!
    (macs)


    i also managed to share quake 3 on the same folder, the teachers found out so i named it "something" so when they looked for quake it wasnt there.... now when ever people are bored they play it, teachers aint a clue where it is coming from

    when my mate was playin it the teacher tried to eject thinking it was on cd!!!!!!!!!!!

    man i love school

    my last day is in 3days :'(

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    School? I hated every minute of the place, I used to have the **** kicked out of me.

    Hacks? Well, I can't remember...

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    to hack something is to make something do something it wasn't designed to do, like with hardware hacking adding internet access to a microwave would be to hack it, and in the case of software, windows is a single-user os hacked into a multi-user os, a lot of people consider hacks to be a cheap and dirty way of getting something done

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    I hacked up a really nice roast last night. Was tasty, too!
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    There's plenty of fun to be had with C, just write a program that accesses your memory, and screw it up. Then compile and run it.

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