[TAG] Amusing but true
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Sun Oct 30 17:53:11 MSK 2005
On Sun, Oct 30, 2005 at 10:16:59AM +0000, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> >So, I've shipped the HP laptop off to be repaired; however, just before
> >doing so, I wanted to try something that I saw on the Net while looking
> >up anything I could find related to this problem. Someone had mentioned
> >that having APM set in the Wind0ws registry could create all sorts of
> >mysterious crapology, and that getting rid of those settings was a Good
> >Thing. I booted Wind0ws - probably about the fifth time I did so on this
> >machine since I started playing with it, searched the registry for the
> >"APM" string (nope, no such thing), and got ready to shut it down before
> >shipping it out when I spotted *THIS*:
> >(Note message in lower left corner)
> >I was rather amused, but also somewhat curious: was this a virus, or
> >what? Searching the Net for that exact string produced _zero_ results
> >(!), so my best guess is that some disgruntled employee at HP is doing
> >his bit for entropy - and given HP's response, I suspect that I'm the
> >first one to report this.
> Nah, it's either a tweak to the resources section of 'logonui.exe':
> LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
> 1, "arial"
> 2, "tahoma"
> 3, "tahoma"
> 6, "Type your password"
> 7, "welcome"
> 8, "Please type your password again. \nBe sure to use the correct
> uppercase and lowercase letters."
> 9, "You can click the \"?\" button to see your password hint.\n\nPlease
> type your password again. \nBe sure to use the correct uppercase and
> lowercase letters."
> 10, "Did you forget your password?"
> 11, "Turn off XP piece of shit"
> 12, "Turn off %s"
> 13, "Password Hint:"
> 14, "Undock computer"
> 15, "Logged on"
Interesting. Is that within the executable itself, or is there a related
> or someone named the computer "XP piece of shit", which seems more
> likely to me.
> Say, Ben, what did you name it?
As I recall, I took the defaults whenever I could; I'm pretty certain
that I didn't name it anything like that.
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