Friday, September 19, 2008

The hackery

Hacking. What is it? Its a word we come to think as evil, bad and everything in between. Hacking credit card numbers to buy stuff, hacking Game ids to pump their own up and so on. But did you know, the word "hack" is not all bad? Its society that has associated it with being bad and evil. Although the word "hacking" means using a computer to gain unauthorized access to data, it was actually meant in a good way. When the age of computers where starting to grow, hardware grew with it. But being in the infancy stage, alot of potential was left untouched. So those with some rather high understanding of programming and so on find it fit to exploit that potential. This is where hacking comes in. The big companies wouldnt just give out any of their programmes backbone to anyone. So these "hackers" had to improvise. Finding a loophole to the programme so that they can run unsigned code on a specific hardware to greatly enhance its features. So yeah, hacking wasnt meant to be all evil and everything. Its just those people who misused it that made it like it is now.

Here is just a person who hacks for good. This guys is very good with hacking. And i say very good. If you clicked on the link. You will notice he has his DSLR camera linked to his DS. What for? Well, for controlling the camera. Duh. Yeah, you heard me right. For controlling the camera. He can set almost anything with just the DS. The only thing he said that he isnt able to set via the DS is the Apertue. IT doesnt seem that important to him, so he is ok with it. Not sure about the rest. Check his work out. It is just pure ingenious and an engineering marvel. Enjoy!!!


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