Someone is sending raw print commands to open network printers on port 9001 which inform people about reddit.com/r/antiwork (via https://twitter.com/4b4c41/status/1465506217778941955)
Reminds me of this crap weev pulled a couple of years back sending nazi propaganda to open printers on universities etc (https://www.vice.com/en/article/gv5ykw/hacker-weev-made-thousands-of-internet-connected-printers-spit-out-racist-flyers)
The medium isn't the message, the message is the message.
@rra it’s kind of a brilliant way to get a message out within a relatively closed system. It makes me want to make art with it.
However last week my magnetic wires arrived! my plan for the next months is to reactivate the real-reel-to-reel-network(https://joak.nospace.at/works/rrtrn/), but this time I will use wires instead of tape. I think the wires that were used for magnetic recording are more stable! tape loops break very easy! And as terminals I will use some (screenless 😀 ) typewriters or if I can find old telewriters. I still belive Flusser was right when he wrote that ring topologies are an elegant form of communication!
@joak 400m is impressive. Token passing topologies are well suited to bridging. Some of the early internet exchange points like MAE-East¹ used FDDI and since they quickly ran out of rack space in the garage, they often used a 1 or 2U bridge to connect a remote router.
Your LAN could have a bridge to the wire that could send and receive with QR codes on postcards or something.
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