= H =
hacked off adj.
[analogous to `pissed off'] Said of
system administrators who have become annoyed, upset, or touchy
owing to suspicions that their sites have been or are going to be
victimized by crackers, or used for inappropriate, technically
illegal, or even overtly criminal activities. For example, having
unreadable files in your home directory called `worm',
`lockpick', or `goroot' would probably be an effective (as well
as impressively obvious and stupid) way to get your sysadmin hacked
off at you.
It has been pointed out that there is precedent for this usage in
U.S. Navy slang, in which officers under discipline are sometimes
said to be "in hack" and one may speak of "hacking off the C.O.".
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.