Originally posted by trickykid
I'd have to say 99% of sites are not meant to be viewed in a console/CLI type browser.. something you have to deal with when using. I don't like the fact that my firefox won't render crap IE developed pages.. but oh well, I deal with it.
This is true, but this is LQ.org and not some lame IE-format website. I just thought that maybe this site could make the format more console-friendly because of the typical audience that comes here. You know... don't force a console person to have a GUI box if they don't have to, etc. Lot's of people who run FreeBSD and other BSD based OSes don't run the X-Windows System by default because of that old stigma that "X" is a "security risk". If they can get in as I say.... it matters not whether you are console or X. Hacked is hacked. Or cracked is cracked.
I've never been able to make the connection that people who are innovative thinkers are "hackers" and people who trash other peoples computers are "Crackers". The "hackers" term means everyone on earth is a hacker then because everyone at one time in their life has thought their way through something by thinking "outside of the box". And then "script kiddies" aren't that much nicer since many people run scripts and are children.
::shakes head:: (I'm ssssso confooosed and I'm sure many other people are too.)
When I was coming up from the punch card/ticket tape "computers" and watching my uncle work with "tube computers", the term :hacker" didn't exist. When people started breaking into computers the term hacker came to light if I remember correctly. Then some people that liked that term said it meant something else because they couldn't think of a better elite term to describe "original thinking" with one word like "innovative" does. Maybe it's because it's three syllables and hacker is two. Anyway, I still think a hacker is the bad person because cracker is some slang to describe someone from the Southern portion of the USA and not very nice either.
Of course back in those days, when you heard someone say the word sound maul, it was something that animals did to other people and animals or was the counterpart to the axe. But that's another story entirely....
(mall,maul ... two,too,to...)