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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Fingering with Finger!

This... This is just too funny! Boingboing reports that teledildonics devices can now be controlled via finger:

This program is a rudimentary teledildonics application built around the finger daemon - hence bringing generations of CS undergrad innuendo full circle.

It has two modes in addition to what you're seeing now - if you finger [any string]@[this host], a series of random pulses will be generated, proportional to the length of the string.

Alternatively, fingering 0x[hex digits]@[this host] will instead send a direct stream of motor speeds to the vibrator, one per second.


LOLOL!

You have to love our field... Unix world is full of funy innuendos. Sometimes I wonder what do the "uninitiated" people think when they hear conversations like this:

  • "Dude, just finger freddie to see if he is on" (freddie is one of the main unix servers in our dept - we were trying to see if one of our classmates is logged in so we can message him with the write command)

  • "Hold on, let me mount your stick..." (uttered while mounting the USB flash memory stick)

  • "Can you grep the cat?" (as in, can you do cat on that file and then grep for whatever we are looking for)

  • "Just take a dump and bring it to my office so we can look at it" (as in, make a hex dump of that file, and let's examine it)


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