Geek guys often dream of finding that perfect geek girl who will make all their dorktacular romantic aspirations come true. But just remember, fellas, hell hath no fury like a hacker-babe scorned, as xkcd so wisely reminds us.
Moreover, should you find yourself in a situation where your coder-most-fair has dishonored you, look no further than Virtual Roadside's hacker-revenge software, which makes real the "love note" suggested in the Webcomic above (thanks, Boing Boing). Run it, and your target's MBR will be converted into a scathingly real version of this Thinkgeek t-shirt—send the offender one on your anniversary, just as a means of reopening the wound.
This nuclear option of techno-revenge, however, is not be invoked lightly, so Virtual Roadside has a four-question quiz you must pass before you're qualified to use the hackware:
- What is the difference between an MBR and a boot sector?
- What does interrupt 0×19 do?
- What offset does the partition table start at in an MBR, and how many bytes is each entry?
- What offset is the “signature” of the MBR located at, and what is it?
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.