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Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual

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Re: Their part in his downfall

"Sgt asks if anybody has fired one before."

Reminds me of the possibly apocryphal scene in the comedy film "Carry On Sergeant" (1958) - which is set just after WW2.

The sergeant is giving a lecture to the new conscripts about maintenance of a submachine gun. Having stripped it to a collection of components he notices that one guy is obviously not paying attention.

So the offender is told to put it back together - which he does with amazing speed and dexterity. The sergeant apologises for thinking him inattentive. The soldier admits he wasn't listening - but says his previous job was in the factory that made the gun - doing the final test assembly.

It was a very slick demonstration in one continuous take by Bob Monkhouse. He must have had a lot of practice.

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