Article: 7358 of alt.hackers Newsgroups: alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Dingley) Subject: Re: YKYBPMTLW Organization: Codesmiths, UK Reply-To: email@example.com Approved: Sod OJ - let's televise the Cantona trial Lines: 40 X-Posting-Host: codesmth.demon.co.uk Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 02:12:19 +0000 Message-ID: firstname.lastname@example.org Sender: email@example.com Status: RO
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com "Louis A Alten" writes: > During the annual Sci-Fi marathon here at CWRU I helped > my friend Kai Kai (*the* Kai ?) is a friend of yours ? <impressed> OK, so we'll let you off not listing an ObHack 8-) > I actually got some programming done during a > couple of the boring movies. Hmmm...... So you went to an sf con, and people dressed as Klingons got to say "Who's the Sad Geek with the compiler ?". Do you really think this is a good thing ? ObHack: > Using my ancient Amstrad PCW8256 One of my parent's neighbours lost the password to their accounts computer last w/e, an old PC1512. I happened to be around, so got dragged over to fix it. I had one of my own PCs sitting nearby, with all the file-hacking tools I could want, but unfortunately only a 3.5" drive and no LapLink cable. I *could* have made up a serial cable I guess, but instead I used DEBUG to write a hex->ASCII filter and started TYPEing recent files through that and MORE. I soon found a mis-spelt version of what looked like the right password, and sure enough, we were in. OK, I cheated 8-) I wrote it in tiny C on my machine, printed a listing of the OBJ and used that as a guide when flying DEBUG. I'll leave the assembler-from-memory to people like Vik Olliver. 8-) -- Andy Dingley firstname.lastname@example.org No matter how many pop-science TV programs make jokes about "A Brief History Of Time", I refuse to be made to feel guilty about having read it through in one sitting.