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freak

1. verb, slang To suddenly express anger or excitement in a very visible way. Mom will freak when she finds out we broke her vase! I totally freaked when I heard we'd won tickets to the concert.
2. verb, slang To be startled or frightened. I completely freaked at the sight of that huge needle.
3. noun, slang A person or thing considered highly irregular, unconventional, or bizarre. Can be derogatory when used to describe a person. In this city, you can be a freak and not worry about people staring at you all the time. Look at that freak! Have you ever seen a bug like that? Dude, you need to stop hanging out with the freaks. What a bunch of weirdos.
4. noun, slang A person who is very sexually uninhibited. I've heard she's a real freak in bed.
5. An interjection used as a more mild version of "fuck." Freak! Where did I put my keys?
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freak

verb

phreak

n. a respelling of freak. You stupid freak! Why’d you do that?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(15) Brent Dean, Phreaking and Spoofing--A Short History, Computer Crime & Tech.
Blind from birth, he burst onto the phone phreaking scene late 2004 when a neighbor gave him the number of a telephone party line called the Boston Raven.
Engressia got five years probation and had to swear off phreaking for good (although he did work as a troubleshooter for Mountain Bell in Denver for a while).
The old PSTN (public switched telephone network) phone system was the first target of network hacking, a practice then known as 'phreaking'.
Phishing (which is sometimes said to stand for "password harvesting fishing," but is more likely a cyber-jargon spelling, as in "warez" and " phreaking ") is a set of techniques for deceiving network users into revealing confidential information, such as passwords, PINs, or bank account numbers.
"These are people (mainly adolescent males) who get a kick out of breaking into computers and phreaking the phone system.
"Ph" is a common hacker replacement for "f", and is a nod to the original form of hacking, known as "phreaking." Phreaking was coined by the first hacker, John Draper (aka "Captain Crunch").
Hands-free phones, phreaking - hacking into phone systems for free calls - and fuzzy logic are all new inclusions.
Hands-free phones, phreaking - hacking into telephone systems for free calls - and fuzzy logic are all new inclusions.
These are people (mainly adolescent makes) who get a kick out of breaking into computers and phreaking the phone system.
The same website offers tutorials in viruses, hacking stratagems, network "phreaking" and secret codes, as well as links to other militant Islamic and cyberprankster web addresses.
(83.) See generally REVELATION LOA--ASH, THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING, PROAC MANIAC CLUB [section] I, at http://www.proac.com/crack/ hack/files/starthak.txt (Aug.
The surprisingly lengthy history of "hacking"--stretching back before the personal-computer era to '60s countercultural "phone phreaking"--is limned in Jennifer Read's diverting docu "Owned." Issues of cyber-age privacy, information access, free speech and subterfuge have been explored in prior nonfictioners.
Interestingly, the "hackers" disapprove of those who "get a kick out of breaking into computers and phreaking the phone system.