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Re: [vox] [OT] Learning to program

You ever write red code?

I've only done a few simple ones. In some ways core wars is unrealistic -
size (instructions) can work against you while in the real world, people
are chosing to run "nifty screen savers" to help infect their system. Of
course, those screen savers are not small, and often, neither is the
trojan that is included....

Version: 3.12
GCS/CM$/IT$/LS$/S/O$ !d--(++) !s !a+++(-----) C++$(++++) U++++$(+$) P+$>+++ 
L+++$(++) E W+++$(+) N+ o K w+$>++>+++ O-@ M+$ V-$>- !PS !PE Y+ PGP++
t@-(++) 5+@ X@ R- tv- b++ DI+++ D+ G--@ e+>++>++++ h(++)>+ r*>? z?
decode: http://www.ebb.org/ungeek/ about: http://www.geekcode.com/geek.html

On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> hi matt,
> if you ever want to learn the essence of assembly without the pain of
> assembly, look into "corewars".  it's a very cool game.  probably has as
> many websites devoted to it as nethack.
> i installed it from source, but i'd be willing to bet dollars for
> doughnuts that it's available as a debian package.
> pete
> begin Matthew Johnson <matthew@psychohorse.com> 
> > 
> > > i agree that assembly is a remarkable language to learn, because it
> > > really gives you glimpse of how a program interacts with the hardware,
> > > but i think it's definite overkill for matt.  at least at this point.
> > >
> > > pete
> > 
> > Thanks for the insights...Never did hack using assembly, but did some hex 
> > editing of Xcom games to get better weapons, those pesky aliens were in for a 
> > shock, at least in the earlier stages.
> > 
> > Plenty of top insights from many people, thanks for all of those!
> > 
> > Matt
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