Article: 8468 of alt.hackers From: Alex McLean <email@example.com> Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: alt.hackers.d ? Date: Sun, 27 Aug 1995 16:19:46 GMT Organization: The Forest Bookshop Lines: 37 Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: email@example.com Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org X-NNTP-Posting-Host: forestbk.demon.co.uk X-Broken-Date: Sunday, Aug 27, 1995 16.19.46 X-Newsreader: Newswin Alpha 0.7 Status: RO
Hi, I think the hacker community faces a few problems at the moment, which need to be discussed. Although this obhack business is good fun and helps keep the spirit of hacker culture alive in it's own way, it does slow down any kind of active discussion, often the point of threads is lost when people start replying to the hack instead of the main message. I thought creating a new group called alt.hackers.d might be a good idea. People wouldn't have to include hacks, and so could discuss other issues, like the future of hackers, unhindered. alt.hackers.d would have to be self-moderated, like this group, to keep the noise down. So what do you think? Obhack: Wrote some c code that read in a text file, constructed a frequency table showing how often each letter came after each letter then randomly generated words using the frequency table to determine probabilities. If you give it a german file, it comes up with german-like words. Feed it it's own source code, and it comes out with crap, unfortunately.. I was hoping it would write some new programs for me :) Alex -- I think I have been brainwashed.