Look for English words in /dev/urandom

head -100000 /dev/urandom | strings > temp.txt && for w in $(cat webster-dictionary.txt); do if [ ${#w} -gt 3 ]; then grep -io $w temp.txt; fi; done
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By: rugina
2010-12-23 01:58:56

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What a ridiculous idea! You can have +1 from me :-)
flatcap · 459 weeks and 4 days ago
I just happened to notice the generated words 'gram', 'hemp' and 'bell' in the same slice of /dev/urandom ... now that's weird :)
rugina · 459 weeks and 4 days ago
Nice one.
marssi · 459 weeks ago

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