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CursedCTF, plus a few links on hacking, law exploits, gaming, and music
I’ve got a shorter set of links today. I spent more time watching people play a ctf than reading blogs. So instead I’ll entertain with some of the CursedCTF highlights. It was absurdly fun - cash prizes for only 2nd and 4th place, GPT-4 modmail constantly promoting sponsors and providing great advice, Minecraft proof-of-work, cursed pyjails, literally pay-to-win, and Twitter drama that roped in LiveOverflow. Stay tuned, I’m hoping to write a more about it!
A story of using the Commodore 64 by someone not born at the time. It captures emotion of a personal discovery of hacking.
Hacking the law: A 200 foot railway between the US and Canada was built to bypass the Jones Act. An exemption for Canadian rail meant that goods shipped on non-US flagged ships would travel for 100 feet, then could be imported into the US legally!
Yet Another Twitter Clone
Another Eve theft: “CEO is asleep take over the corporation.”
Back of the hand analysis of where money goes in the music industry, from 2000, about 1 year after Napster was released.
Short, fun music and animation project.