[Noisebridge-discuss] win scratch-off lotteries: an easier, more reliable way

Griffin Boyce griffinboyce at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 12:35:33 UTC 2011

I think we're mostly trying to determine if this particular weakness is
across-the-board (and therefore should be changed), or if it was a one-time
fluke.  I'm leaning towards widespread faults, due to the huge numbers of
people who are gaming the scratch-off lottery system in many different

Dumpster diving would be useful for finding empties to compare non-winning
ticket schemes, but around Atlantic City at least, I haven't seen any in the
garbage.  Most casinos use compactors, as do many grocery stores.


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 7:07 AM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dumpster-diving is a very well-recognized form of hacking.  If you doubt
> this, please feel free to grab any issue of 2600 that you find on the
> shelves in the Noisebridge library to find numerous valuable instances
> of dumpster-diving.
> Also, any form of gaming a system for personal benefit, whether its
> finding the algorithm for lottery tickets or where to score free winning
> tickets, generally seems to qualify as hacking.
> Patrick
> On 2/2/2011 12:57 AM, Sai wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 02:54, Ever Falling<everfalling at gmail.com>
>  wrote:
> >> don't be a dick, Sai. There was a much more civilly toned way to say
> that.
> >
> > Fair point, my apologies. It was not my intent to be a dick about it.
> >
> > - Sai
> >
> > PS Random: I miss CA weather. Right now in Chicago we've got a
> > blizzard bad enough that the nat'l weather service messages are
> > basically politely worded "stay the fuck inside you idiot" messages.
> > And the cops are having a very busy night per
> > http://www.chicagoscanner.com
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