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    Good hacks - your ideas


    What do you understand by the phrase, "A good hack" (not cracking into networks!) I think it means an elegant solution to any problem of any kind, so it might not even be computer related. For example, read this.

    Can you think of any good hacks/ creative solutions to problems that you have encountered?

    Eg.: Years ago a neighbour of mine was having problems moving a huge slab of stone in his back yard. No-one could lift it. After a while I thought, "How about rollers?". We cut up some pieces of pipe, levered the slab onto these and "wheeled" the slab across the yard. He was also full of good ideas!
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    Can you think of any good hacks/ creative solutions to problems that you have encountered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoth
    Can you think of any good hacks/ creative solutions to problems that you have encountered?
    Yes, Lisp
    Theth thumtimes I do
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    Re:

    lol..when I was in high school I got a case of beer from this guy. My best friend and I were going to drink it, but we couldn't figure out how to sneak it past his parents, up the stairs, and into his room. After about 5 min. thinking about it I came up with a plan to use a pulley system to hoist it to his bedroom upstairs. About halfway up, the rope snapped and the case exploided on the concrete @ impact. LOL. those were the days.

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    Doorbell Hack

    Playfully doing something difficult, whether useful or not, that is hacking
    I think this falls within his definition of a hack....

    When I was in 5th grade I hacked into the doorbell wires. I could ring both the front and rear doorbells from the basement. The results of my project showed that my Grandmother would fall for exactly one (1) and only one false doorbell ring.

    My Sister, on the other hand, got quite a bit of exercise that day, running from the front door to the back door and back to the front....

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    Yes..I hacked the theory of getting caught.

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    Your (attempted) hack had greater potential for reward than mine, however

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    Those are all cool things, but has anyone done computer hacks?
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    Well , I wrote a short programme in C-shell for searching a web page and
    those linked from it up to a certain depth , whether they contain some regexp.

    I think this counts as a hack.

    Counting in binary using your fingers also counts as hack since you can reach
    up to 1023 instead of 10 using decimal.

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    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.
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