Re: Did I get in?
Article: 7805 of alt.hackers From: "Steven M. Loranz" <email@example.com> Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: Did I get in? Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 01:29:32 -0500 Organization: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, US Lines: 47 Approved: well thank you Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.91.950512004625.694Afirstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: "Steven M. Loranz" <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: xantham.res-hall.nwu.edu Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII In-Reply-To: <pmeizis.26.00D87EC2@interaccess.com> Status: RO
On Thu, 11 May 1995 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > >ObBetterHack: A panhandler asked me for change today. Said he neede to > >make a phone call. So I walked him over to the phone and redboxed it > >for him. He asked me if that would work in Taco Bell too. ;) > > he he, good story! Evanston panhandlers are roughly 1 every two blocks...... > What can you tell me about 'redbox'ing, or where can I find info? > Two or three lines of text will do. I'm not asking for a research paper. Actually nowadays they're about 2/block... Anyways...I should have titled this ObJoke: No. I didn't redox this guy's call, but I thought it was a funny _IDEA_ anyway. For those of you who are interested in what a redbox is... don't mail me, please. I suggest scanning alt.2600 every once in a while for the redbox faq. The devices are interesting... and illegal... So please don't go out and actually make one... okay? Now for a true life... ObHack?: While moving our office awhile back, an HP700 workstation had to give up it's external 2G drive. In my stupidity I forgot to take it out of /etc/fstab before restarting it the next time. It took a looong while then threw me out into a pseudo single-user mode in order for me to attempt to fix my mistake. The machine asked for it's drive back and wanted me to tell it when it was there so it could boot. I decided to fix it by editing /etc/fstab. Except I didn't have an editor. So for a bare minimum editor I did a cat on /etc/fstab then did a "cat >> /etc/fstab" and typed the four lines I wanted and left out the one I didn't want. I know...this is lame and is well known amongst the UNIX gods...but I felt good that I could fix it without too much thought later __________________________________________________________________________ Steve Loranz email@example.com http://bohica.nsg.nwu.edu/~sloranz/ \\||// Network Services Group - Network Analyst/UNIX support oO Resnet Residential Consultant ()^() (U) *** By the way... My views are Mine and mine alone. *** *** NSG & Northwestern University cannot have them. ***