"hackers" in the noun sense
someone who plays golf poorly
a programmer for whom computing is its own reward may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm
"true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"
3. hack, drudge, hacker
one who works hard at boring tasks
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