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Jessycat

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Icon 6 posted April 16, 2003 00:08      Profile for Jessycat     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've been reading a Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours type book and am finding it fascinating! It's so cool to finally know a bit about how IP addresses work, how e-mail gets sent, etc. The chapter I'm on now, however, dealing with troubleshooting utilities, has been pretty mind-numbing as I have no real frame (no pun intended) of reference for this sort of thing. Then the word "ping" jumped out at me. I know this word! People in IRC ping each other all the time! So I decided to ping my own computer. I followed the directions, opened a c-prompt, typed "ping 127.0.0.1" and...

I exist!!!!!!!!

I mean, I knew it all along, but there it was (literally) in black and white!

Anyway, it was pretty damn cool. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2003 01:07      Profile for Slurpy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
[email protected] #
[email protected] # sh
# ping elvis
elvis is alive
#

[Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2003 05:44      Profile for hey-U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Old joke, I know, but couldn't resist:
I'm going to get one of those new-fangled internet-capable kitchen appliances - then I can ping the microwave...
(exit stage left, pursued by a bear...)

Where's the instant graemlin for 'groan'?

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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2003 06:06      Profile for greycat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ah, ancient Unix humor. [Big Grin]

quote:
imadev:~$ csh
% got a light?
No match.

quote:
imadev:~$ man sex
No manual entry for sex.

quote:
imadev:~$ make love
Make: Don't know how to make love. Stop.

(I cheated a bit on the last one, and changed my PATH to point to the hideous HP-UX version of make instead of GNU make. Don't ever use HP-UX's make in real life, though.)
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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2003 06:18      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think pinging oneself is a wondrous past-time... at least, you're less likely to catch a nasty virus. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2003 06:41      Profile for Allan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just a shame that finger has gone out of fashion. Jokes a plenty with that command
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http://www.rootshop.de/produkte/shirts/220118/

Now I'll grep my HD for my variant of that, when I wasn't readily able to find that.
Yup, the result of `grep finger *` in my log folder:
cd pub; who|grep [geek++|blond]| cd ~; unzip; finger; touch; mount; fsck; gasp; yes; [more;] umount; sleep;

Admittedly, that might be an improper use of a finger [Wink] , and it could have been used in lieu of 'who' to be more accurate. All of the above commands do exist in *nix (they're just being called in slightly improper context), this is why *nix is sexy!

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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2003 15:28      Profile for Lex   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Watch the movie at http://www.warriorsofthe.net/

It is a good visual aid. I showed it in my cisco networking academy back in highschool.

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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2003 17:32      Profile for Noldoaran     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
Ah, ancient Unix humor. [Big Grin]

quote:
imadev:~$ csh
% got a light?
No match.

quote:
imadev:~$ man sex
No manual entry for sex.

quote:
imadev:~$ make love
Make: Don't know how to make love. Stop.


Those are pretty funny. I've acually only heard the first before.
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Heh, the first entry in this thread reminds me of this UF strip. I can so see this happening to some script kiddie/s.

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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2003 00:11      Profile for Hikaru   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
you better be careful with that self pinging, you'll go blind and grow Hair on your modem

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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2003 09:40      Profile for greycat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The shirt has mount *before* uptime... that's not right. Here's the one we use in #debian:

quote:
12:54 =greycat> sex
12:54 =apt> hmm... sex is updatedb; locate; talk; date; cd; strip; look; touch; finger; unzip; uptime; gawk; head; apt-get install condom; mount; fsck; gasp; more; yes; yes; yes; more; umount; apt-get remove --purge condom; make clean; sleep


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don't tell me you:
code:
alias sex "updatedb; locate; talk; date; cd; trip; look; touch; finger; unzip; uptime; gawk; head; apt-get install condom; mount; fsck; gasp; more; yes; yes; yes; more; umount; apt-get remove --purge condom; make clean; sleep"

.. for quick access
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Icon 1 posted April 18, 2003 06:30      Profile for greycat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ewwww, csh syntax.  -
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Icon 1 posted April 18, 2003 23:23      Profile for Coffee_geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I never realized how very very dirty *nix was! Learn something new every day, one supposes.

Seeming and Dreaming,
Coffee

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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2003 07:55      Profile for csm   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
With a command set that includes "finger" and "touch", the possiblities for lewd innuendo and word play abound.

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Hehe... So many more intresting jokes in this than in, say, win...

Any other jokes out there?

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Icon 1 posted April 23, 2003 23:57            Edit/Delete Post 
Along the lines of "got a light" and "man sex", there are a whole load of other commands you can try, but none of them ever worked for me in bash in either Linux or Sun OS - using a different shell might solve some of it.

As for other jokes, try ShadowElf's Computer Humour page (look out for Proper Care for Floppy Diskettes (hilarious) and, for C programmers, The Ten Commandments of C Programming) and the Microsoft and Bill Gates Jokes Page.

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Icon 6 posted April 24, 2003 03:58      Profile for unclefungus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hmm, couln't help but wandering, did you ping localhost or your ip? they both end up at the same place....
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quote:
Originally posted by unclefungus:
hmm, couln't help but wandering, did you ping localhost or your ip? they both end up at the same place....

Err... read Jessycat's leading post... she pinged 127.0.0.1.

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Icon 1 posted April 24, 2003 10:08      Profile for Jessycat     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yup, as Spungo said, I pinged 127.0.0.1. THEN I pinged localhost, then I pinged the name of my localhost, then I pinged my IP... once I started I just couldn't stop... [crazy]

P.S. I love all the *nix jokes!!! Maybe someday I'll even get them... [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted April 24, 2003 11:48      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Woo to you, Jess! [Smile]

Btw - what are you running? Lemme guess - feline-ux?

*groan*

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Icon 1 posted April 24, 2003 12:42      Profile for Jessycat     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oh no you don't, Spungo... I know better than to get into a kitten discussion with the likes of you! [Razz]

I'm actually still dependent on XP, though I do have my Linux box sitting here, waiting patiently for me to get off my ass and decide to play with it again. Baby steps... baby steps... [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted April 24, 2003 14:48      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ah, that's mean. That really hurts. [Frown]

I guess I'll just have to console myself with Fluffy and FooFoo, here. [Smile]

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