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My dad is a l33t h4x0r:

Apr 3, 2006 • Karen

When I worked at MECC, kids noticed this cool thing about XOR. So, they "encrypted" their files by XORing with a password. Of course the problem with that is that if the file you are encrypting has zeros in it, you can see the password. So, looking at their "encrypted" files usually revealed the key since it would be the only thing that wasn't gibberish. The kids could never understand why I could always access their "secret" files.

Oh those crazy kids.

In other news, my dad pointed out to me that early morning Wednesday (and early afternoon, if you're American), the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. This alignment is a once in a lifetime event*.

We should have a party.

* It was originally billed as a "once in infinity event," until the alpha geeks pointed out that it will happen in Europe in May (since they switch the date and month around) and again in 2106.