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What is a hack? [closed]

I often hear co-workers saying to each other, "That's a horrible, horrible hack." What I can take away from that is that it's not good. When I asked them if it works they say "yes, but it's not ...
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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 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. ...