[TUHS] "Oregano" and Unix wizards
pechter at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 06:02:19 AEST 2017
Another thing that comes to mind was my late wife's roommate when she
was a contractor at either Bell Labs, AT&T or Bellcore back in the
late 80's to 1990 or so...
There was a rumor about undercover Narcotics cops inside the facility
going through desks and such at night.
Her officemate, who was a non-drug user -- but concerned about civil
liberties and privacy put two plastic bags of unknown substances in
One leafy substance named catnip -- containing catnip. One powdery
substance labeled sugar (which if I remember correctly was some kind
of confectioners sugar.
Shortly after that the substances disappeared from his drawer... ( I
think some personnel did shortly after that as well.)
I can imagine the results of the lab tests coming back. Perhaps this
info ran wide enough that some folks remembered this incident.
d|i|g|i|t|a|l had it THEN. Don't you wish you could still buy it now!
On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 3:21 PM, Ralph Corderoy <ralph at inputplus.co.uk> wrote:
>> The only thing that isn't obviously some sort of pun on an aspect of
>> Unix is a canister labeled Oregano in the foreground of the picture.
> The oregano is reputedly referring to an incident in which one of
> the original folks involved with BSD was hassled for coming across
> the Canadian/U.S. border with a bag of what was assumed to be an
> illegal substance, and turned out to be oregano.
> Cheers, Ralph.
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