Fun: The HP Printer Hack finds new friends

link to printer display image Just wait a little while and then tell it to some other people – Works with jokes and seemingly still on Digg.com.

This time it’s the good old prank to change the display message on HP (and other printers) with a little program. But script kiddies wake up – no perl needed to do this as mentioned in the latest version of this joke. There is since long a small .Net application around that does the job even with a configuration window for your message.

The joke dates back to 1997 and various versions of it exists. More info at:

And of course it had been “digged” a few times before. See here (more than 2 years ago) and here (about 1.5 years ago).

Nevertheless it’s still funny to see which messages people use for that. Some of the best below:

  • BBQ SAUCE LOW
  • ENTER PASSWORD
  • WAITING FOR COMMAND FROM SKYNET
  • SKYNET ONLINE
  • Dry – Add Water
  • FEED ME A KITTEN
  • TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
  • I CAN SEE YOU
  • WHAT IS THE ANSWER? (42)
  • FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT
  • PRINTING 1 OF 7496 PAGES
  • OUT OF VOWELS
  • PLEASE CHANGE WHITE TONER
  • BORED


via: digg.com

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