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6th Apr '18 7:09:03 PM WillKeaton
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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the [[Series/{{Cracker}} crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those things with the gunpowder in you pull at Christmas, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. And cheese.

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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the [[Series/{{Cracker}} crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, trash,[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], [[/note]] or cowboys of central Florida, or those things with the gunpowder in you pull at Christmas, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. And cheese.
17th Feb '18 5:05:16 AM Hanz
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* Bentley of ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' is the team's hacker and expert of all things tech-related. However, he's also something of a PlayfulHacker at nature and is also in it for the challenge like most of the gang.

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* Bentley of ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' is the team's hacker and a computer/tech expert of all things tech-related. However, he's also something of a PlayfulHacker at nature and is also in it for the challenge like most of the gang.Cooper Gang who can hack just about anything that can be hacked.



* In ''Videogame/WatchDogs2'', the protagonists are supposedly grey-hat hacktivists who use their abilities to out corporate and political corruption (though the player is still free to unleash chaos like Aiden in the prequel). Their rival group "Prime_Eight" plays this even straighter, being black hats who work with criminals solely for profit.



* Anonymous is a loosely-associated network of "hactivists", that was founded around 2003, comitting cyber-crimes as a form of retribution against institutions they claim are corrupt, such as [=PayPal=], [=MasterCard=], Visa, and Sony, and controversial groups like the Westboro Baptist Church, ISIS, the Ku Klux Klan, and most recently, Creator/DonaldTrump. Similar groups like [=LulzSec=] and Operation [=AntiSec=] have carried out cyberattacks on US government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers. (Of course, these groups [[WellIntentionedExtremist claim they aren't malicious]] but many would disagree.)

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* Anonymous is a loosely-associated network of "hactivists", "hacktivists", that was founded around 2003, comitting committing cyber-crimes as a form of retribution against institutions they claim are corrupt, such as [=PayPal=], [=MasterCard=], Visa, and Sony, and controversial groups like the Westboro Baptist Church, ISIS, the Ku Klux Klan, and most recently, Creator/DonaldTrump. Similar groups like [=LulzSec=] and Operation [=AntiSec=] have carried out cyberattacks on US government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers. (Of course, these groups [[WellIntentionedExtremist claim they aren't malicious]] but many would disagree.)
29th Jan '18 2:04:58 PM WildKatGirl
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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those things with the gunpowder in you pull at Christmas, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. And cheese.

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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those things with the gunpowder in you pull at Christmas, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. And cheese.
29th Jan '18 2:04:38 PM WildKatGirl
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those things with the gunpowder in you pull at Christmas, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. And cheese.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those things with the gunpowder in you pull at Christmas, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. And cheese.
29th Jan '18 2:04:26 PM WildKatGirl
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Not to be confused with [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. And cheese.

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with with]] [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those things with the gunpowder in you pull at Christmas, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. And cheese.
14th Jan '18 11:22:24 AM nombretomado
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* Another Meta example: A hacker who we shall refer to as "Cap'n Dickless" hacked the accounts of various abridged series makers on Website/YouTube (including {{Lanipator}}, Creator/{{hbi2k}}, Creator/MasakoX, TeamDattebayo and numerous others), and many of the accounts had to be suspended because of this, but they later got them back, and Cap'n Dickless got what he deserved.

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* Another Meta example: A hacker who we shall refer to as "Cap'n Dickless" hacked the accounts of various abridged series makers on Website/YouTube (including {{Lanipator}}, Creator/{{Lanipator}}, Creator/{{hbi2k}}, Creator/MasakoX, TeamDattebayo and numerous others), and many of the accounts had to be suspended because of this, but they later got them back, and Cap'n Dickless got what he deserved.
4th Jan '18 3:03:21 PM margdean56
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* Oliver Wendell Jones in ''ComicStip/BloomCounty'' is both this ''and'' a PlayfulHacker, depending on his mood; he has often done things that have caused chaos on a national - or global - scale, but has occasionally also done things to benefit people.

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* Oliver Wendell Jones in ''ComicStip/BloomCounty'' is both this ''and'' a PlayfulHacker, depending on his mood; he has often done things that have caused chaos on a national - or global - scale, national--or global--scale, but has occasionally also done things to benefit people.



* Despite being the protagonist of ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', Case is more this than PlayfulHacker- he takes a very cold and methodic approach to his job that [[StreetSamurai Molly]] remarks on as unusual.

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* Despite being the protagonist of ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', Case is more this than PlayfulHacker- he PlayfulHacker--he takes a very cold and methodic methodical approach to his job that [[StreetSamurai Molly]] remarks on as unusual.



* [[{{Yandere}} Albermarle]] is the werewolf hunter's Cracker in ''Literature/CurseOfTheWolfgirl'', if only [[BondVillainStupidity he had kept to the mission]] instead of playing StalkerWithACrush to the woman who rejected him in college he might have been more successful.

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* [[{{Yandere}} Albermarle]] is the werewolf hunter's Cracker in ''Literature/CurseOfTheWolfgirl'', if ''Literature/CurseOfTheWolfgirl''. If only [[BondVillainStupidity he had kept to the mission]] instead of playing StalkerWithACrush to the woman who rejected him in college he might have been more successful.



* Danny in ''[[Literature/WizBiz Wizardry Compiled]]'' and subsequent books is both LovableRogue and PlayfulHacker. He started with editing game character files, then cracking protection of games he couldn't afford, and by 16 was a competent self-taught programmer. His colleagues distrust him early on, but recognize the talent. And need to watch lest he gets carried away.

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* Danny in ''[[Literature/WizBiz Wizardry Compiled]]'' and subsequent books is both LovableRogue and PlayfulHacker. He started with editing game character files, then cracking protection of games he couldn't afford, and by 16 was a competent self-taught programmer. His colleagues distrust him early on, but recognize the talent. And need to watch lest he gets get carried away.
13th Dec '17 4:58:30 PM nombretomado
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Crackers are often called "hackers", but this is more a product of outsider confusion and sensationalist media than reality. Those within the subculture [[InsistentTerminology often insist]] that the term "Hacker" is a value-neutral term that means "people who are skilled at making computers do things outside their original specifications".[[note]]The term cracking refers explicitly to the criminal/malicious subset of hacking. A "crack" often refers to a patch for a program that bypasses some lockout intended to keep users away, such as {{DRM}}.[[/note]]

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Crackers are often called "hackers", but this is more a product of outsider confusion and sensationalist media than reality. Those within the subculture [[InsistentTerminology often insist]] that the term "Hacker" is a value-neutral term that means "people who are skilled at making computers do things outside their original specifications".[[note]]The term cracking refers explicitly to the criminal/malicious subset of hacking. A "crack" often refers to a patch for a program that bypasses some lockout intended to keep users away, such as {{DRM}}.UsefulNotes/{{DRM}}.[[/note]]
28th Nov '17 1:27:37 PM fatescanner
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* ''FanFic/ThreeMonthsAFox'' has Ricker Tavy, a [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] mongoose who, before being captured by [[NebulousEvilOrganisation The Purpose]] to design [[spoiler: a [[BigBrotherIsWatching sophisticated cyber-spy network]] to track and monitor the movements of every predator in Zootopia]], was a hacker who made a living selling his considerable skills to whoever was willing to pay, regardless of the illegality.
6th Sep '17 1:20:31 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Another Meta example: A hacker who we shall refer to as "Cap'n Dickless" hacked the accounts of various abridged series makers on Website/YouTube (including {{Lanipator}}, {{hbi2k}}, Creator/MasakoX, TeamDattebayo and numerous others), and many of the accounts had to be suspended because of this, but they later got them back, and Cap'n Dickless got what he deserved.

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* Another Meta example: A hacker who we shall refer to as "Cap'n Dickless" hacked the accounts of various abridged series makers on Website/YouTube (including {{Lanipator}}, {{hbi2k}}, Creator/{{hbi2k}}, Creator/MasakoX, TeamDattebayo and numerous others), and many of the accounts had to be suspended because of this, but they later got them back, and Cap'n Dickless got what he deserved.
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