I've got a surprise for you.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheAnoyingApple, May 29, 2010.

  1. TheAnoyingApple macrumors member

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    Go to Network Utility, click the "Finger" tab and then read the first sentence.

    The first who looks at it gets a laugh.
     
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Oh how juvenile. I love it :D
     
  3. TheAnoyingApple thread starter macrumors member

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    I know its awesome right... I think they did it on purpose.
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

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  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Hey, could you maybe post a screen dump? I would love to see it, but I don't have a Mac with me right now...
     
  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Hilarious. :D Thanks.
     
  7. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    I got the joke, but that is sure strange that Apple would put that in.
     
  8. akramer macrumors member

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    I guess I don't find it funny because that wording has been used for decades: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc742

    I don't know how long the colloquial meaning has existed for.
     
  9. calvy macrumors 65816

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    I don't get how this is any more hilarious than laughing when someone says "that server is taking a dump". Just because out of context it sounds funny does not mean it is inappropriate. Finger is a network utility that has been around a lot longer than most of us in this forum probably have.
     
  10. bluesteel macrumors 6502

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    very very funny....lol :)
     
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Lol so funny:D I'm gng ta click the finger button and see what happens:rolleyes:
     
  12. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Lol type a random string of numbers into the 2 boxes then hit finger!
     
  13. TheAnoyingApple thread starter macrumors member

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    "The finger(ing) has started."
     
  14. TennisandMusic

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    This is a standard term. The only humor in it, is what you read into it. Otherwise, nothing funny about it.
     
  15. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    Cheer up man don't need to be a sad crow all the time :)
     
  16. huythanhv2 macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  17. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    You have to admit it is pretty crack-up:D
     
  18. FRiC macrumors member

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    strip touch finger mount fsck more yes sleep

    All standard Unix commands.
     
  19. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Finger is a pretty good tool to see who is logged onto a system. Then fingering that user lets you see information about that account. Sometimes they include little messages or ascii art. Not that useful for your average Mac user, but I used it a lot when I was in college and had a unix account. It was the only way to access the school's e-mail system (back then email still had the hyphen :D)
     
  20. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    This thread is win. At least for the juvenile minds
     

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