Re: Broken Light Bulb Base Removal Hack
Article: 7927 of alt.hackers From: mpenacho@MCS.COM (Mark Penacho) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: Broken Light Bulb Base Removal Hack Date: 31 May 1995 22:48:29 -0500 Organization: MCSNet Subscriber Account, Chicago's First Public-Access Internet! Lines: 22 Approved: yes Message-ID: 3qjdad$aft@Mercury.mcs.com NNTP-Posting-Host: mercury.mcs.com X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2 (KSD)] Status: RO
videogame (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: : High School was boring, so I'd often volunteer to make photocopies for my : teachers. Now, we had the cheapest copiers, but one in particular had the : ability to remember the last page copied. (i.e. photocopy after the page : was gone) Sometimes when I went to make copies, I would print out the last : page of the previous job. Usually I just found garbage (busy work), but : once I found a copy of a major test I would be taking the next day. And I : tore it up and threw it away without reading through it. And that was the : hack.. :) obaccidentalhack about 9 years ago, I worked at a very small company where we had this weird little Unix box/terminals arrangement. late one night, I needed to print to the laser printer, but some task kept filling up the printer's buffer, and doing nothing. I decided I would unplug the printer, and plug it into the Epson to let me drain the task of whatever was screwing up the laser printer. I figured I could fill the buffer, cycle the printer's power, and repeat until empty. Instead, when I plugged it into the Epson, the Epson started spitting out a graphics dump of my boss'es 1040 form. The hack was when I shredded it up without reading it.