Friday, 31 August 2012

Fun at UNI


When I was at uni one of my favorite game was to mess around with computers...

This is a list of my favorite games:


  • "the toaster": during a course, ssh to all the systems and run eject in the same time on all of them. 
  • "computers are slow": instead of running Matlab on my system (which is really resources consuming), I always connected to another system to run it and keep some CPU on mine.
  • "fork bomb": a classic
  • ".bashrc": as soon as someone turned his head, chmod 777 his bashrc and modify it later: 
    • add alias (ls=sl, cd='echo "NO"'): a good way to learn how to use \command to avoid aliases
    • add exit
    • put some ASCII ART love and unicorns
  • ...


What about you? what was your favorite game?

3 comments:

Aris said...

The FS at uni was an insecure NFS. Of course the "toaster" was fun, but the funniest was to change the desktop picture of someone else to a goatse during a workshop, so he discovers it at same time as the teacher :)

Aris

Pierre Dittes said...

Back @ school I used a exploit for win2k to shut the systems down. But I only shut the systems with a odd network number down, so that everytime we entered the computer room for class a monitor was on, the next off etc etc...but nobody ever wondered why. And once I wrote 666 in binary with the monitors.

Anonymous said...

Get the embedded motherboard speaker to play tunez one beep at a time (using multiple PC's connected) and have the floppy drives make more noize. Fun stuff.

Occasionally we'd fork bomb servers

%0|%0 style...