It occurred to me (probably others too) that the number 666 isn't referencing a number at all but a format of numbers.
Working with computers for the last 10 years, I started thinking about what kind of number would do anyone any good being stamped on a person's hand or head.
The answer I came up with is a MAC address.
For those of you who don't know what a MAC address is, it is the physical address of the network card inside of a computer.
An IP address on the internet can belong to anything and can be redirected, etc. A MAC address is unique to a PCs network card (hackers sometimes try to spoof these MAC addresses to conceal their PC's identity or location)
A MAC address on a person would be a great way to keep track of and identify a vast number of people and their money across computer networks all over the world.
What does a MAC address consist of?
6 sets of hexadecimal number combinations (triplets of 6, 666)
Go to the network properties of a Windows PC, select the network adapter and click configure. Look for MAC address or Physical Network Address to find your MAC address.
Just a guess on my part... I probably don't have all the details in this post, but seems interesting to me.
Edited by Hitch, 18 October 2005 - 10:51 PM.