Re: Bomb Threats
"Please don't trivialize trolling by redefining it to be some kind of light hearted caper."
You're obviously misinformed, to put it politely, as is the general public. "Trolling" has already been redefined. Originally it meant fishing, as it does literally, for gullible forum users. Since then people have associated it with actual "trolls", as in the ones that hide under bridges looking to pounce on an unsuspecting goat, then has come into popular culture to refer to what is more like "flaming". Trolling (in the original sense) is playground teasing, "flaming" is more akin to bullying and there is a difference.
"You will just end up wasting your time like all those apologists online who go around saying "hacking isn't bad". Yeah right, then why is it illegal?"
You see, that's a perfect example, possible misinterpretation of what hacking is, or has come to mean. In what has become an archaic sense, I am a hacker i.e. I'm a programmer. So you're either not getting what they're saying, or they actually are meaning "freelance penetration testing", in which case you're right. That stupid film did that.
Stil, you can't stop words changing meaning can you, otherwise I'd say it's time to go home and I feel rather gay about that :)