[TUHS] UNIX: A History and a Memoir by Brian W. Kernighan is now out

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Tue Oct 29 09:49:00 AEST 2019

Mary Ann Horton wrote in <4caae9f3-a9dd-1a77-6f2b-633cba870562 at mhorton.net>:
 |That's similar but different in a couple of important ways. And it's not 
 |G.R. Emlin's, that's what reminded me of it.
 |Here is the badge story as I heard it.
 |Two MTS at Murray Hill were discussing their badges. It was routine to 
 |walk into the building, show the guard your badge, and keep walking.
 |One guy said "They never look at those things!  I'll bet I could paste a 
 |picture of a monkey on my badge, and he'd never notice it!". The other 
 |guy said "You're on!".
 |So the first guy pastes a monkey picture on his badge. The second guy 
 |tips off the guard, and watches from inside the building.
 |The first guy comes into the building and flashes his monkey badge to 
 |the guard. No reaction, so he keeps on walking. A few second later, the 
 |guard calls after him. "Hey, come back here! Let me see your badge." The 
 |guy knows he's in trouble, but he comes back and hands the guard his badge.
 |The guard looks at the badge. He looks at the employee. He looks at the 
 |badge. He looks at the employee. He looks at the badge.
 |Handing the badge back to the employee, he says "OK, you can go!"

Early side channel attack.

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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