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2011-08-23 14:29:08

  Long-time hackers have few kind words for their immature brethren and simplified automated DDoS attacks -- “script kiddies”, they can be imagined to mutter. However one UK hacker, going by the handle “s0lar” has launched a new website aimed at separating the men from the boys, reports The Telegraph. About 700 hackers have joined the website RankMyHack to note their exploits, compare notes and to earn online credibility. Site members must submit evidence...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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