Everybody has been making a great fuss about the President's new e-mail address, email@example.com. And indeed it is a wonderful thing. (Now his secretaries can throw away his mail and it won't even make a guilt-inducing pile in the wastebasket. Terrific.) Of course, we've already tried hacking on it a little, through the Internet. We know that the IP address is 22.214.171.124. It doesn't do FTP. You can't finger firstname.lastname@example.org and see when he's logged on. Very clever. Nobody's getting in that way. So I looked around the 198.137.240.* domain a little... % /usr/etc/traceroute 126.96.36.199 traceroute to 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets [...deleted...] 13 eop.gov (220.127.116.11) 47 ms 51 ms 43 ms Ok, "eop.gov" -- probably External Office of the President or Eskimo Oversight Perpetrators or something. Dullsville. % /usr/etc/traceroute 18.104.22.168 traceroute to 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets [...deleted...] 13 socks.eop.gov (188.8.131.52) 51 ms 43 ms 47 ms Jackpot! The hacker who succeeds in breaking into the cat's computer will undoubtedly gain complete control over the United States. I can hardly wait.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)