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Power out hack

Article: 7526 of alt.hackers
From: Tom Phoenix <>
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Power out hack
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 1995 13:21:14 -0800
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On 19 Mar 1995, Sam Trenholme wrote:

> Does anyone know of a ftp site with cool AWK source code, or of any
> mailing lists that are used to post AWK scripts? I know that perl has
> basiclly taken over, but I only have books that tell me how to use Awk,
> no books to tell me how to use perl. Can't really afford perl books

That reminds me, does anybody have a way to tune in old Gomer Pyle TV
shows on their TV? I know new shows have basically taken over, but I only
have these old TV Guides and I can't afford to get new ones. Also, are
there any game cartridges available for Pong?

ObHack: I'm getting some work done on my house. I came home last week to
find that the outlets and lights didn't work, but I had power at my
furnace. A little checking showed that each outlet had two hot wires, and
no neutral, so I decided to leave those alone until the contractor came
back, but I rigged an extension cord to let me use my refrigerator, TV,
and alarm clock overnight. Still don't know what the contractor could
have done to give me two hot wires, though...

-- Tom Phoenix       PGP    Skribu al mi per Esperanto!


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