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[this is good]
posted by bonaldi at 4:09 PM on February 24, 2005


[this is good]
posted by killdevil at 4:44 PM on February 24, 2005


....timewasting....
posted by nj_subgenius at 5:32 PM on February 24, 2005


heh, I remember being on this list. awesome timewastage. I even once had a local cache of the archives so a few of us could browse them without long page fetch delays. We read through many years of 0xdeadbeef one swotvac :)
posted by polyglot at 5:34 PM on February 24, 2005


My new favorite (that only unix geeks will understand): the case of the evil mirroring ftp warez site
posted by felix at 5:44 PM on February 24, 2005


For you non geeks, 0xDEADBEEF is one of the more popular hexadecimal numbers, since it actually spells something. The 0x means 'hexadecimal', and the rest of it is the number.

If you assume it's a 32-bit unsigned integer, it's equal to 3735928559.
posted by Malor at 5:47 PM on February 24, 2005


My favorite similar site is Norman Yarvin's collected Usenet archives on selected topics.
posted by mrbill at 5:49 PM on February 24, 2005


For you non geeks, 0xDEADBEEF is one of the more popular hexadecimal numbers, since it actually spells something.

I always liked CAFEBABE, but it doesn't go as well with 0x, unless you assume she's at Oxford. More hex words.
posted by dhartung at 5:58 PM on February 24, 2005


Pretty great post, but it could use some links, don't you think?
posted by dong_resin at 6:19 PM on February 24, 2005


Reminds me of another classic time sink: textfiles.com
posted by Loser at 7:35 PM on February 24, 2005


*head explodes*
posted by odinsdream at 7:58 PM on February 24, 2005


<3 Felix! *Great* post.
posted by absalom at 8:01 PM on February 24, 2005


lol
posted by reflection at 9:13 PM on February 24, 2005


My night shifts have been saved! Thanks.
posted by Bugbread at 4:02 AM on February 25, 2005


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