[rescue] sun des chips

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Oct 28 06:34:40 CDT 2004

> From: Per Sandstrom <psand at mac.com>
> Date: 2004/10/28 Thu AM 09:08:00 GMT
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] sun des chips
> I'm not sure how interesting this ancient DES chips business is for 
> most people on the list, but here's a follow-up. Patient readers will 
> be rewarded with a subversive Easter Egg from 1985.

> Now being curious, I went to the Sun 2 Multibus Rev R ROM that Matt 
> Fredette has posted on his Sun-2/120 emulator page 
> (http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/~fredette/tme/sun2-120-nbsd.html).
> % strings sun2-multi-rev-R.bin
> <snip>
> @(#)version.c 2.8 85/02/19 Copyright (c) 1985 by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> Rev R
> <snip>
> , DES chip
> Love your country, but never trust its government.
> <snip>
> I doubt the line "Love your country, but never trust its government." 
> is intended to be spit out on the console. It appears someone at Sun 
> added a subliminal protest against the government to the Sun-2 
> BootROM code...!

Neat link - I never knew about that project...

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