[SATLUG] on the open source news...

Thomas Weeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Sun Apr 10 20:02:33 CDT 2011

On Monday, April 04, 2011 07:55:22 pm Don Wright wrote:
> That's using ROT13, a simple method of encrypting (parts of) messages on
> USENET or email, to avoid giving away the punch line for a joke, etc.
> The code is even built into several email and news readers. Wikipedia
> has a much better description than I can give here, so:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot13
> Note that it's easily en- or de-ciphered using a standard *nix utility.
> In short, it's a form of Caesar cipher, with each letter offset by 13.
> Thus Y=L, v=i, a=n, and so on. (The rest is left as an exercise for the
> reader.) I used it in punnish reference to the original quotation, and
> also as it seems like what an enraged penguin might say.
> Thank you for asking!

Wow.. all that for this?
$ echo Yvahk | rot13 


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