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originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: galien8
Landline refers to communication over wire, as opposed to radio.
originally posted by: Maxatoria
With IT the use of the TLA (Three Letter Acronyms) is pretty much normal
In 1992, mere days after Windows 3.1 was released, it was revealed that typing the letters NYC in Wingdings—Microsoft’s all-symbols font—produced the following antisemitic and/or Jewish conspiracy-backed text, depending on who you asked:
In the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, Microsoft even went so far as to comment on the assertion that a Neo-Nazi programmer had hidden secret anti-semitic prophecies inside their font made of suns and puppies—again
originally posted by: MuonToGluon
It contains an Encryption Key, that is all that it contains - It is not a tool or a backdoor, it is a Encryption Key that Microsoft requires to have by US Law because of Specific Export laws, how is it a conspiracy? Microsoft named it that and put it in the system folder for anyone to find and dissect if they want, it is not hidden or even required to be on your computer for it to function (your computer).
I have taken apart nearly piece of the NT and 9x OS's including the Betas Chicago, Memphis, Whistler, Longhorn etc to find little hidden gems throughout that Microsoft hadn't finished or included in the full RTM, and to make customs editions of Windows and to see if I could install the latest on a ye old 486 - Which by the way you can install Windows Vista, 7, and 8 on a 20 year old 486.
Also are you aware that the full source code for Windows NT 4.0 and most of Windows 2000 was leaked many years ago? You can go find a copy of the source code on sites where you get "free" movies from, and no one has found any thing suspicious in it, in fact they said that the coding was very quite well done and I can contest to that.
Forgot to mention that people do have access to the full source code of windows additions, it requires an NDA and to be a specific job function, however it is available.
I have been doing this a long while, you could also call me a "hacker" because of my knowledge and skill level and former job function, but I don't do anything of the type - you could be called a hacker for opening a system file up in a hex editor and changing the name of "Notepad" to "Galienpad".