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Erik Malund
11/30/05 10:39
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Mt Airy, Nc

#104439 - a famous story goes something like
Responding to: Grant Beattie's previous message
I was really blown away by that. It would be funny to find the original author
a famous story goes something like this:
Someone hired a programmer to do a program, he did it, tested it, delivered it, collected his fee and went fishing. A bug was discovered and since nobody knew where he went fishing someone else was tasked with finding the bug. Finding the source code totally devoid of comments save one
.. 3225 .. ;//JSB
he thought "this must be the key to it all" and started thinking what it could be.

any guesses


List of 16 messages in thread
Hex numbers that are English words      Grant Beattie      11/22/05 16:08      
   Sheesh      Steve M. Taylor      11/22/05 16:53      
   Seen before      Andy Neil      11/22/05 18:04      
   the old IBM 1100 "minicomputer" did show      Erik Malund      11/23/05 09:06      
   old hat      Andy Peters      11/24/05 22:08      
      more...      José Félix Díaz Ivorra      11/25/05 16:26      
      I also use 666 as a "magic number"      Grant Beattie      11/30/05 09:41      
         a famous story goes something like      Erik Malund      11/30/05 10:39      
            Maybe a little hint then      Grant Beattie      11/30/05 12:12      
               can't hint, that would be a give away      Erik Malund      11/30/05 12:31      
                  Just Some Bytes      Maarten Brock      12/01/05 08:15      
                  Ok, here's the hint      Erik Malund      12/01/05 08:39      
                     Answer please      Vignesh Prasad      12/15/05 10:20      
            convert octal to decimal      Erik Malund      12/15/05 11:08      
               I did not see      Maarten Brock      12/16/05 07:54      
   I see      Maarten Brock      12/04/05 15:31      

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