Hook. Line. Sinker.
Date: Tue, 30 May 95 12:36:28 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Hook. Line. Sinker.
Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: email@example.com (Guy Harris)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Ulrich)
Subject: Re: Hidden messages in executables
In article <1995May27.email@example.com>,
Steven Mading <Steven.Mading@mixcom.com> wrote:
>>On Fri, 26 May 1995, Bruce James Robert Linley wrote:
>>> So, has anyone discovered any other interesting or unusual messages
>>> buried in executables?
> While not strictly an executable, whenever I run somthing
> through the debugger on an RS6000, and I dump the contents
> of the the registers, I notice that the unitialized registers
> all contain the binary value '11011110101011011011111011101111',
> which in hexidecimal is 'deadbeef'.
I was recently looking through this strange file called /dev/mem on my
computer. It is pretty big, but I don't remember putting it on my system.
The people who wrote linux must have the same sense of humor as me,
because any strange string I look for with that grep program is in this
file. Frustratingly, my computer crashes whenever I try to edit the file.
[So my question is: how long until the "folk process" turns the sender's domain
on this message into AOL.COM? BTW, if "/dev/mem" means nothing to you then you
probably missed half the jokes in this ... sorry. I can explain... -psl]
© 1995 Peter Langston