aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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the word 'hack' banned by yahoo! groups
Posted by dav at 2004 February 28 04:33 PM
File under: Geek

File this under "censorship makes you stupid".

Mark Finnern of Future Salon attempts to write of Technorati's Dave Sifry:

I loved his Etech Technorati Hacks session and I wrote about it in the Yahoo Group Description, but they would not let me save my text, because it contained a word that Yahoo perceives as not appropriate. The word is "Hack". Who would have thought?

I wonder if they also ban 'h4ck', because no script-kiddie would spell it 'hack' anyhow.

Once we had hired a VP of Software Engineering at my company, and I tried to educate him on the proper usage of the word 'hack' ...his understanding of the word more matched the definition of 'kludge'. He didn't really get it. We fired him pretty soon after that.

Comments:

I tried and h4ck is not banned. See: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bafuture/

Hack and hacking is, strangely enough hacker does not get blocked.

Best, Mark.

Posted by: Mark Finnern on February 28, 2004 10:25 PM

Hack isn't banned...what are you talking about? It works just fine.

Posted by: fred ziffel on March 15, 2004 04:53 PM

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