Feb 9, 2013
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The Star Wars traceroute | The Verge Forums
Last night there was a blizzard on the east coast of the United States, a programmer got bored, and that boredom resulted in a delightfully whimsical hack using the tracerouteutility.
Traceroute is a diagnostic tool built into pretty much every operating system that enables you to (stay with me here) trace the route from one location on the internet (yours) to another location on the internet (represented by an IP address). Traceroute also measures the time it takes for your packets to make each of the hops along the way, and returns each of the routers you pass through on your way to the target server.

The Star Wars traceroute | The Verge Forums

Last night there was a blizzard on the east coast of the United States, a programmer got bored, and that boredom resulted in a delightfully whimsical hack using the tracerouteutility.

Traceroute is a diagnostic tool built into pretty much every operating system that enables you to (stay with me here) trace the route from one location on the internet (yours) to another location on the internet (represented by an IP address). Traceroute also measures the time it takes for your packets to make each of the hops along the way, and returns each of the routers you pass through on your way to the target server.

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    D:
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    Really cool.
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    yourself from windows - tracert -h 70 216.81.59.173
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    That’s actually really cool… Yet super nerdy at...same time lol. Idk how
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    This is freaking awesome.
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