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What is the common definition of a Hacker?

I'm wondering if the term Hacker means different things to different people. When most people hear the word hacker what are the first things that come to mind?
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What kind of things can you learn from a guy who only hacks existing code?

At my previous job I was the lead programmer and I worked with this guy who was a self-admitted hacker. We respected each other and had a great relationship. The company was much better off because we ...
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What objections do you have to the term “hacker”? [closed]

I've been of the mind that hacker is just another name for programmer. Not one that you'd use when someone asks you what you do but one that could be used between a brother/sisterhood of programmers. ...