Deface and die!

22.12.2004Osebno


defaced
Originally uploaded by Domen Savic.

I really don`t get it. The defacers and stuff. First a little definitions…

Definition:

\De*face”\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defaced}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Defacing}.] [OE. defacen to disfigure, efface, OF.
desfacier; L. dis- + facies face. See {Face}, and cf.
{Efface}.]

1. To destroy or mar the face or external appearance of; to
disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or
obliterating important features or portions of; as, to
deface a monument; to deface an edifice; to deface
writing; to deface a note, deed, or bond; to deface a
record. “This high face defaced.” –Emerson.

So by false learning is good sense defaced. –Pope.

2. [Cf. F. d[‘e]faire.] To destroy; to make null. [Obs.]

[Profane scoffing] doth . . . deface the reverence
of religion. –Bacon.

For all his power was utterly defaste [defaced].
–Spenser.

Syn: See {Efface}.

This morning two of “my” sites got defaced. And I am thinking they were not the only ones. Here is an example of a defaced site. Usually, the roots of programers defacing sites can be tracked back to Brazil or other poor countries, where people have yet to discover something more meaningful than bringing down others people work. And since jerking off is apparently forbidden in Brazil, they move on and find the next best thing. I just don`t get it. Oh, I browsed around a little and this site is interesting. It shows you the defacers list, how many sites did they manage to fuck up and and other stuff. Gah. People use computers for the wrong things.