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Anonymous 09/22/2022 (Thu) 18:02:09 No. 22 [Reply] [Last]
/waifu/ thread rules: >claim and post your waifu >do not lewd waifu >do not steal other waifu >roleplay is for private chat only
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>>435 okay, give download so I can mod it and shoehorn my waifu into it
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happy birthday Relm
>>438 so much going on on that september day happy birthday OOP add magic button link to home page k thx

A Story About ‘Magic' Anonymous 08/29/2023 (Tue) 16:44:13 No. 430 [Reply]
Some years ago, I (GLS) was snooping around in the cabinets that housed the MIT AI Lab's PDP-10, and noticed a little switch glued to the frame of one cabinet. It was obviously a homebrew job, added by one of the lab's hardware hackers (no one knows who). You don't touch an unknown switch on a computer without knowing what it does, because you might crash the computer. The switch was labeled in a most unhelpful way. It had two positions, and scrawled in pencil on the metal switch body were the words ‘magic' and ‘more magic'. The switch was in the ‘more magic' position. I called another hacker over to look at it. He had never seen the switch before either. Closer examination revealed that the switch had only one wire running to it! The other end of the wire did disappear into the maze of wires inside the computer, but it's a basic fact of electricity that a switch can't do anything unless there are two wires connected to it. This switch had a wire connected on one side and no wire on its other side. It was clear that this switch was someone's idea of a silly joke. Convinced by our reasoning that the switch was inoperative, we flipped it. The computer instantly crashed. Imagine our utter astonishment. We wrote it off as coincidence, but nevertheless restored the switch to the ‘more magic’ position before reviving the computer. A year later, I told this story to yet another hacker, David Moon as I recall. He clearly doubted my sanity, or suspected me of a supernatural belief in the power of this switch, or perhaps thought I was fooling him with a bogus saga. To prove it to him, I showed him the very switch, still glued to the cabinet frame with only one wire connected to it, still in the ‘more magic’ position. We scrutinized the switch and its lone connection, and found that the other end of the wire, though connected to the computer wiring, was connected to a ground pin. That clearly made the switch doubly useless: not only was it electrically nonoperative, but it was connected to a place that couldn't affect anything anyway. So we flipped the switch. The computer promptly crashed. This time we ran for Richard Greenblatt, a long-time MIT hacker, who was close at hand. He had never noticed the switch before, either. He inspected it, concluded it was useless, got some diagonal cutters and diked it out. We then revived the computer and it has run fine ever since. We still don't know how the switch crashed the machine. There is a theory that some circuit near the ground pin was marginal, and flipping the switch changed the electrical capacitance enough to upset the circuit as millionth-of-a-second pulses went through it. But we'll never know for sure; all we can really say is that the switch was magic.

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The 1994 explanation was my guess too. However, even if the switch is not magic, I'm fairly sure whoever installed it was a wizard.

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The Prof's gardening blog Anonymous 05/18/2023 (Thu) 23:01:52 No. 365 [Reply]
This tomato plant randomly decided to sprout here by this tree. It's bigger than any of my store bought plants, and already has fruit starting to grow
I wonder when it will be reifu
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>>385 he said cum

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Anonymous 11/03/2022 (Thu) 15:37:40 No. 120 [Reply]
Would anyone want an @waifuchan.net email? Thinking of charging like $1 a month
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>>222 nice trips that sounds awfully familiar, did that happen to you before?
>>223 I went completely off grid a couple years ago but I could at least still play minecraft then. Now I'm stuck playing minecraft in the yard
>>224 Maybe when I'm rich I should donate for the future of the website and your freetime videogame fun
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>Does anyone want a potential unstable email service that could be a honeypot
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the russians posted this

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Anonymous 09/12/2022 (Mon) 03:50:58 No. 5 [Reply]
claiming Anzu "The Lazy Fairy" Futaba
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Pathetically small. >>15 I couldn't pass up the chance to post Anzu on a fresh imageboard.
>>15 ban trandy's ip for the lulz kek
>>17 >implying i can ever be banned nigger my ip can be changed in just a few minutes no 4chan mod has ever stopped me
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Claiming Earth in an epic webpage
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>>20 >claiming Earth chan while living on Earth Hey this guy's broken out of the simulation.