A comment on the blog entry Stack Overflow Private Beta Begins (2008) says the password for Stack Overflow is "nostalgic". I'm curious (for history's sake), what was the password?
Please read this first. Seriously:
The beta site is at:
Login is your email address, and the password is "falkensmaze" without the quotes.
(note that these credentials aren't an actual account on Stack Overflow; they only exist to prevent anonymous users from seeing the site during the beta)
The password is a reference to the movie WarGames... For a long time, another reference to that movie was a fixture of Stack Overflow, but has since departed.