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recent gags on my part

category: general [glöplog]
Hey all,

I was responsible for some recent asshat gags under the pseudonym "Fyorder", in which I posted two fake prods. Each contained binaries that would not run on any system, an associated README which outlined some esoteric hardware requirements, and a link to a youtube video. The actual contents of the binary files were as follows:

Code: “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking”, Albert Einstein

Code: All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness. ~Mark Kennedy abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 1234

My intention was to see how many people would thumb up a prod after only having watched a youtube video without actually taking the time to analyze it. The videos were of the prods Grog and mythosis. It was never my intention to promote myself through any of this.

This was pretty poorly thought out, and in the end was disruptive for the gloperators and irritating to other members of this site. I just wanted to take a second to apologize for my asshat behavior.

I love you pouet!
added on the 2010-09-08 02:22:33 by orby orby
My intention was to see how many people would thumb up a prod after only having watched a youtube video without actually taking the time to analyze it

The test was obviously quite interesting and successful ;)

To quote Gargaj:

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added on the 2010-09-08 02:26:55 by keops keops
hehe, i, this night, hated you all, because of decaying oribitals ! [/joke]

got it after your 2nd addition and almost wanted to post what i today added into my own prod ;)

was a nice try, 2nd one came too fast and was too unbelievable at all !
but you made atleast ME think !
( shaders are very uncommon in 256b-codes :p )

realtime should get swallowed in realtime plus a bit of vodka+ahoi_brause ;)
Bins working on ati or it didnt happen.
added on the 2010-09-08 06:44:16 by auld auld
if the demos weren't that good, would that make them trash bins? HA HA HA!
added on the 2010-09-08 06:48:54 by reed reed
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added on the 2010-09-08 09:34:19 by Gargaj Gargaj
One should disallow those strange download pages. It took me >2 minutes to get the fake release archives - so watching the damn youtube video is way faster... So guess what happens...


I love you pouet!

Fuck you too!
added on the 2010-09-08 10:00:20 by las las
And everyone was very offended and didn't believe me when I said two years ago that most people just watch the youtube video and don't bother running the binary.
added on the 2010-09-08 10:29:18 by imbusy imbusy
Supplying binaries is a thing of the past..

Also, pretty neat stunt to get a point across :)
added on the 2010-09-08 11:27:49 by okkie okkie
what okkie said.
added on the 2010-09-08 11:49:18 by shock__ shock__
Interesting experiment, should have been done with a wait-free hosting...
Also, this was way too good to be 128b :)
added on the 2010-09-08 12:09:04 by ponce ponce
pouet needs a "social engineering" category
added on the 2010-09-08 12:10:33 by gasman gasman
Quite a good experiment really. Maybe it could have been more fun to start with a regular 4k, using a video of some cool high end effect and an exe that just outputs "failed to create shader", then work down to a totally unbelievable 64b with strange hardware reqs to see when people realise.

The funny thing is, I thought it looked fake looking at the prod page.. but then I thought that a LOT of tiny demos would look fake unless I know it's from one of the top sceners for this category, or I've seen it realtime. There's been a lot of pretty unbelievable but actually real 256Bs. Then the weird hardware reqs.. it COULD be real, and would be pretty awesome if it was, but again unlikely. Not hardware I have, so couldn't try it, decided to wait for somebody else to try :)

Btw, the screenshot was the real givaway, it looks like dos, not shader output. Not that I noticed at the time :)
added on the 2010-09-08 12:29:49 by psonice psonice
I second Okkie!
Good! This has opened some people's eyes.
added on the 2010-09-09 11:40:13 by Adok Adok
Bad! This has reopened Adok on Pouet !
Are there more psychological tests yet to come? :)
added on the 2010-09-09 12:06:24 by Defiance Defiance
maybe we need an IQ test before ppl can post comments/on the bbs?
well, if adok gets how easy mensa-tests are in the end and how stupid/mad that other austrian dude in that last millenium was, we maybe could inject some restart()-function including a method named restart.adok ;)
maybe we need an IQ test before ppl can post comments/on the bbs?

Indeed... this would have solved half of the world's problems...
added on the 2010-09-09 12:19:34 by Defiance Defiance
half of the world's problems

added on the 2010-09-09 12:23:18 by Sir Sir
in the end adok is just a matter of a boolean ;)
maybe true, maybe false !
lets try the true-route first then ;)
nah, lets try to accept him, atleast you try to accept me aswell by now ;) and i am the concrete opposite of what adok seems to be ;) i would live in Hafenstrasse if i wouldnt live somewhere else ! OI !
guess whos drunk ?!!
nah, not implying of Sir ;)
is it adok?
added on the 2010-09-09 13:03:15 by psonice psonice


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