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24th Sep '16 12:35:07 PM DaibhidC
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** As of ''The Science of Discworld II'', Hex has also joined the PlayfulHacker ranks, as it's hooked up to the semaphore network, has cracked their operations codes, and can slip messages onto the network for free, passing them off as internal signalling. So far as we know, it's only done this to save the UU faculty the expense of sending c-mail messages.

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** As of ''The Science of Discworld ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld II'', Hex has also joined the PlayfulHacker ranks, as it's hooked up to the semaphore network, has cracked their operations codes, and can slip messages onto the network for free, passing them off as internal signalling. So far as we know, it's only done this to save the UU faculty the expense of sending c-mail messages. Ridcully's reaction to learning this is to ask some serious questions, starting with "Could anyone find out we're doing this?"
15th Sep '16 8:52:14 PM PaulA
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* In the 2015 reboot of ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'', the recurring characters include a team of anonymous hackers who play a role in the unlikely chain of events that results in Beth Ross being elected president, and later uncover and foil an assassination attempt while challenging each other to hack into various bits of the Capitol's IT architecture.

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* In the 2015 reboot of ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Prez|2015}}'', the recurring characters include a team of anonymous hackers who play a role in the unlikely chain of events that results in Beth Ross being elected president, and later uncover and foil an assassination attempt while challenging each other to hack into various bits of the Capitol's IT architecture.
29th Aug '16 2:30:20 AM PaulA
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* Near the end of ''Series/OliversTravels'' the heroes are put in touch with one who helps them hack into the villain's computer system and get evidence of his wrongdoing.
8th Aug '16 10:14:52 PM PaulA
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* In the 2015 reboot of ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'', the recurring characters include a team of anonymous hackers who play a role in the unlikely chain of events that results in Beth Ross being elected president, and later uncover and foil an assassination attempt while challenging each other to hack into various bits of the Capitol's IT architecture.
2nd Jul '16 1:23:34 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' has Yang Neumann, who normally is a mecha engineer but pulls double duty as this in his free time. He's even seen hacking into [[VirtualIdol Sharon Apple]]'s system at some point [[spoiler: and unintentionally causes her to see Isamu, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom which will cause her to]] notice [[StalkerWithACrush him]]...]]

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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''Anime/MacrossPlus'' has Yang Neumann, who normally is a mecha engineer but pulls double duty as this in his free time. He's even seen hacking into [[VirtualIdol Sharon Apple]]'s system at some point [[spoiler: and unintentionally causes her to see Isamu, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom which will cause her to]] notice [[StalkerWithACrush him]]...]]]]
** Besides being an IdolSinger, Reina Prowler of ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' serves as this for [[GirlGroup Walkure]]; in fact, her trying to hack into its parent organization Chaos was what got her recruited in the first place.
20th Jun '16 1:50:15 AM Doug86
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* In "Music/BannedFromArgo", the ship's "Lady of Communications" ([[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Uhura]]) hacked Argo's main communications net to make all callers appear naked.

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* In "Music/BannedFromArgo", the ship's "Lady of Communications" ([[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries ([[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Uhura]]) hacked Argo's main communications net to make all callers appear naked.
31st Jan '16 9:18:06 AM nombretomado
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* The "hacker" from the original ''SystemShock''. The story gets kicked off when he gets caught.

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* The "hacker" from the original ''SystemShock''.''VideoGame/SystemShock''. The story gets kicked off when he gets caught.
22nd Dec '15 5:23:34 PM AnotherDuck
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* Many computer geeks feel themselves to be exactly this. This flavor of hacker refer to themselves as "White Hats" (at least, those who just look for exploitations and inform the authors of the software). Word of advice--don't screw with government pages. It seems any sort of hacker does time after vandalizing a government page.
** The trick is to vandalize some other government's page than your own. (Just kidding, never do anything like that--honest!)



** You Tube [[RickRoll rickrolled]] everyone on April Fool's.



** It is becoming increasingly common for corporations to do that. This is called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penetration_test penetration testing]].



* Despite all the good many real life playful hackers do, for the most part it's {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Many hackers' idea of fun is spreading viruses, crashing websites, and causing other sorts of mayhem for their own [[ItAmusedMe entertainment]].
9th Dec '15 9:38:59 PM billybobfred
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* Yukabacera from ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' is apparently one, according to his [[http://www.remar.se/yuka/index.php hidden character pages on Daniel Remar's official site]]. He'll hack one of the station terminals in the room just to code a video game for other people's enjoyment. (This game can actually be played in Sector 6, the sector where Yukabacera is hiding)

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* Yukabacera from ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' is apparently one, according to his [[http://www.remar.se/yuka/index.php hidden character pages on Daniel Remar's official site]]. He'll hack one of the station terminals in the room just to code a video game for other people's enjoyment. (This game can actually be played in Sector 6, the sector where Yukabacera is hiding)hiding) He apparently tries cracking his own logbook in his spare time, and is responsible for the [[SillinessSwitch Scrambler]], which was your standard-issue UniversalTranslator before he got his hands on it.
23rd Nov '15 1:11:10 PM Laevatein
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* In "Music/BannedFromArgo", the ship's "Lady of Communications" ([[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Uhura]]) hacked Argo's main communications net to make all callers appear naked.
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