Re: Login masking? ..DC Toaster??
Article: 7428 of alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan Homolka) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: Login masking? ..DC Toaster?? Date: 20 Feb 1995 20:30:36 GMT Organization: Imperial College, London, UK Lines: 62 Approved: Uhhu. Message-ID: email@example.com NNTP-Posting-Host: susie.mr X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] Status: RO
Now I've got to type it all again because I forgot you-know-what. Hans (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: : In article <email@example.com> Jeff Garzik, : firstname.lastname@example.org writes: : >ObHack: Ever used a toaster to jumpstart a car? It was the closest : >thing at hand. The heating elements went to the positive, and I had to : >hunt around for the negative inside the toaster. A couple alligator : >clips, a couple wires, and a toaster, and a cold morning with a dead car : >battery -- it took me under five minutes to get going... :) : > : You have a DC toaster???? : ---If yes: You have "positive" heating elements??? : ---If yes (?): You have a 12 volt toaster??? : ---If no: you used the element as a voltage divider??? Yeah, that was worrying me too... a 12v DC toaster? I thought they operated on a similare principle to household light-bulbs - i.e. hot bit of wire caused by current/resistance interaction... :-) : ObHack: I have no external http server, so.....I stuck my home page in my : finger! : http://rsrch1.cit.cornell.edu:79/ hab3 : ....note there must be a space between "79/" and "hab3" (this is OS : dependent) Um, don't think this will work. Most Web clients send a request like: GET <filename> HTTP/1.0 or HEAD <filename> HTTP/1.0 to the server... so the fingred will probably get a little bit confused... (Well the standard IRIX one does.) ObHack: Partially getting around the problem by doing the http request through a finger gateway - but the text returned isn't properly formated, as the gateway puts in a <PRE> tag as the first part of the text... ObHackPartII: Put a </PRE> tag as the first line of the text - hence closing the preformatted text portion. Now the rest of the .project & .plan will be correctly formatted hypertext :-) ObDIYHack&BadJoke: Acquired a 'broken' Apple LaserWriter II... wouldn't feed paper - claimed there was a paper jam. Opened it up - no paper to be seen anywhere. Reasoned that the paper-jam detectors could be either mechanical or optical. There were no stuck looking mechanical switch-type things, so blew really hard along the edges of the paper path, and voila! One working printer, without a hefty Apple service charge :-) And now for the bad joke: "A good blow job wil sort must things out!" (NB The last was a joint piece of work!!!) Dan.(Who is going to go and do some work now, and think of a GOOD ObHack for next time). -- | Wanted: *JOB* .......Anywhere that has Snow & Sun...... | | CV/Resume at my homepage http://rmd-www.mr.ic.ac.uk/~dan/homepage.html | ***** The SnowPage: http://rmd-www.mr.ic.ac.uk/snow/snowpage.html ***** | Dan Homolka, Imperial College, London. | |Voice: +44 71 594 7343 Fax: +44 71 594 7444 E-mail: email@example.com |