Super Tuesday Hijinks From Apple

First, let me start by stating that if you are in one of the Super Tuesday states, please do your civic duty and vote, I won't get into politics, but whichever candidate you support, be sure and vote for them. Now, onto the fun stuff, apparently the iPhone and iPod Touch firmware that was released earlier this year has a bit of a joke hidden in it, which you can oddly only access if you have a jailbroken one.

So if you navigate to /private/var/mobile/Applications on your iPhone or Touch, there is a property list file called nikita_receipt.plist. Open that file in a .plist editor and copy what's in between the data tags (...) and paste it into a base64 converter.

The code converts into the first part of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. Now that's an easter egg if I've ever seen one. In case you don't want to go through all those steps, the code and the section it converts to are pasted below. Lastly, to give credit where it's due, apparently someone going by the name of Francis was the one who discovered this nifty little easter egg.

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Fellow-Countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement somewhat in detail of a course to be pursued seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the nation, little that is new could be pr

[via TUAW]