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Something that shouldn't be a hack, but is...

Article: 7608 of alt.hackers
From: (Chuck Cochems)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Something that shouldn't be a hack, but is...
Date: 6 Apr 1995 00:38:07 -0500
Organization: The Smelly Ditch
Lines: 18
Approved: Of course it is, dumbass..
Distribution: usa
Message-ID: 3lvunv$
Status: RO

Beleive it or not, reading my news is a hack on this system.  The newsreaders
keep dumping core now, and I have no clue as to what causes it.  It is
always just before some text is to be displayed (the next page etc.).
This time it's a group early on in the sequence that's causing trouble,
and I can't skip it unless I'm on an earlier group.  However, as that
group is now the first one showing up, I can't even get a prompt before
it dumps core on me.  So, my hack follows:

Use Pnews to post a message to alt.hackers, one of the few groups before
the one causing the trouble, so I can then skip the group (I think it's

I know it's VERY lame, but it IS a hack, on THIS unix box...
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