[SATLUG] on the open source news...

hc at lookcee.com hc at lookcee.com
Sun Apr 10 20:16:53 CDT 2011



-----Original Message-----
From: "Thomas Weeks" <tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2011 20:02
To: satlug at satlug.org
Cc: "Don Wright" <satlug at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] on the open source news...

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 
Linux


Tweeks



LOL yeah I been to 3 County Fairs and 2 Rodeos and was totally ignorant.  I laughed.
herb




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