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They say that people get tatoos of things that mean something to them. My RDC in bootcamp has a tatoo of his baby girs feet on his back, and one kid had the state of texas on bolth wrists. A buddy of mine has "YOUR NAME" tatooed on his ass, and this chick in A school had a pic of an ant pushing a lawnmower 3 inches below her bellybutton.
I don't have any tatoos, but I have nothing against them, except for the hate ones. I gess I don't have anything that I feel strongly enough about.
I don't get tattoos that say things... expecially that one! That just looks like totall nonsence to me. Pictures, i understand - kinda. A tattoo is something you have to live with forever. Who'd want THAT on their arm forever? That's gonna look sooo great when the guy's 80...
Well that's pretty obvious, since you don't understand the C language... It's not nonsense; it's a logical program, I understand it. The code is obfuscated though, and I don't understand the point in all of that.
not to mention it will be blurred and merged by then.. it will either look like noodles or he will cover it up with a real tattoo, like a viking pirate lion monster.. with kanji !!!
kanji sucks biggest of all tattoos, my wife has kanji in her bush, means 'i don't speak japanese' or something probably.. i keep telling/asking her to get a viking pirate lion monster instead.. no go..
This particular piece of code was the very first IOCCC entry received in the contest.
What significance does this tattoo have (to you)?
The program was written in 1984, the year my family got our first computer (a Commodore Vic 20), when I was 7.
The program was written in 1984, the title year of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel.
The program is written in C, the first "high level" language I learned (on an Amiga).
The program is in "obfuscated" code, that is, what it does is not readily apparent. This idea of hidden meaning appeals to me greatly. In addition it switches around read and write functions in a delightfully ambiguous fashion.
The program is a version of "Hello, World", the first program people learn in most every language, as it was for me. Ever since a young age I have used this expression to test output from most of my programs and on websites and the like as a first post.
The authorship of the code is a mystery or a "deathbed secret", adding an intrigue to the story surrounding it.
The code ends in an emoticon AKA a smiley, ;} . Which I have been (over)using in writing ever since I first went online on BBSes in the early 90s.
Since I had absolutely no idea what obsfuscated meant, I googled it and got a wiki on it.
There are also programs known as obfuscators that may operate on source code, object code, or both, for the purpose of deterring reverse engineering.
Uses for obfuscation
Makes reverse engineering more difficult
Even when a language is compiled to an executable or bytecode file, someone may choose to run a decompiler which converts these files back into human-readable form (generally without comments). This could help them understand whatever lies hidden within the source code, against the wishes of the code's creator. Obfuscation serves to increase the difficulty of decompilation, usually forcing someone who wants that information to use more costly forms of reverse engineering.
Minimizes code size
Obfuscation usually breaks down structures which make programs modular and maintainable. This has the pleasant side-effect of reducing code size in many cases. For example, in dynamic languages that incorporate a symbol table with the executable code, simple variable renaming can save a great deal of space in the resulting code footprint. This is a crucial consideration if code size must be kept to a minimum, as with code that must be sent over a network or embedded into a small device.
Concealment of evidence
after looking at it, i'm kinda supprised jung, max, james, hmm those are the only names that come to me, don't have comp language totooed on them. my friend wants to get an arm band written i think its elf on the ring in LOTR. i think it would look cool. that tat at the top looks ok, maybe he shoulda banded it.
I have a celtic mythos dragon on my arm. I got it because part of the myth was how much they loved to fuck with humans.
I want to get another tattoo, probably a dragon holding a pi symbol in its talon. Can't decide on eastern or western style dragon though. Eastern will go better on my forearm, but western is more fantastical. hmm...