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12. Nopping In the 90s this term was used to describe a style of cracking whereby the cracker would short circuit the license check by writing 0x90 (the assembler NOP instruction in Intel assembler) over the code that calls the license check function. Nopping was a derogatory term since real crackers don't change the existing code. Real crackers understand the key generation process and write key generators.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2012 on New Programming Jargon at Coding Horror
"Ultimately all organisms view all other organisms as a means to their own end." As long as an individual thinks the benefit of saying something (truth or lie) outweighs the cost, they will say it. Any attempt to deeply subvert (e.g. always tell truth) this natural inclination to communicate for personal advantage will fail.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2012 on Trust Me, I'm Lying at Coding Horror
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