Terrorist threat level text

echo "Terrorist threat level: `od -An -N1 -i /dev/random`"
This line provides the same result by reading the output of a less arbitrary value. This is a personal choice on the matter, and the result on different machines may vary.

By: ntropia
2011-01-28 03:16:21

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In the U.S.A. you are really crazy!! In the name of God, Think more in flower power and less in terrorims!!
ferarg · 601 weeks and 4 days ago
There's also $RANDOM, but upvoted for replacing the url with a more realistic "terrorist threat level assessment engine".
forcefsck · 601 weeks and 4 days ago
Thanks, forcefsck. I knew about $RANDOM, but I thought this would have been more straightforward to control the lenght of the random number ('-N' bytes in od command), plus 'yelling' a little bit less than allcaps RANDOM.
ntropia · 601 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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