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Re: Can it be this easy (a test )


Article: 7859 of alt.hackers
From: dhall@laraby.tiac.net (d. hall)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: Can it be this easy  (a test )
Date: 23 May 1995 05:50:09 -0400
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In-reply-to: dgourlay@wchat.on.ca's message of 23 May 1995 02:10:37 GMT
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 thus on 23 May 1995 02:10:37 GMT, Douglas virtually scripted...

doug> Told ya' this was a test!

it get's to a point where you kinda wonder as to validity of having a non-
moderated/self-moderated newsgroup that only requires a newsreader that
people can actually utilize more keys than the uudecode download key =)

ObUnixHack:

an old crontab editor program used to spawn off my editor with setuid root,
in which case i was using emacs, so was thus able to have a full blown
shell setuid to root. interesting to tweak arunod with, but generally not
that entertaining, warned root.

then they decided to upgrade, and get rid of that part of the setuid,
instead of fixing the whole deal, you were able to read files with setuid
root, so after reading a few root mailbox files, they deicded to fix that.

=)

ObHardwareHack:

forgetting or having a flaky CMOS password on your PC can be quite a
hassle, with some solder, was able o bypass that part of the CMOS, and
effectively took out the password.

pardon any typing errros, esp. with the left part of the keyboard, my left
finger just got sliced... and i can't type wroth this. =)

d.
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		d. cord hall - unix/dos/windows programmer
      able to communicate in various forms, excluding the human ones
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