No, this tattoo isn’t some weird combination of emoticons and smilies. It’s what’s known as a “fork bomb” or a wabbit. No, it’s not what happens when the air force runs out of ammunition and starts dropping silverware drawers either. A fork bomb is a denial of service attack on a machine that basically makes it run as many processes as possibly, locking up the machine. The above tattoo on Silveira is one of the more elegantly simple examples of how to drop a fork bomb on a Unix machine.
About Geeky Tattoos
Geeky Tattoos is a collection of geeky tattoos that we’ve found here and there. If you’ve got an exceptionally geeky tattoo, submit it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a little bit of explanation (or just the picture if you want).
8bit ankle arm back Batman Battlestar Galactica Boba Fett Bowser calf chest Darth Vader Doctor Who Enterprise Final Fantasy font foot forearm hip Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy knuckle knuckles leg Legend of Zelda linux lower back Mario neck Nintendo pac-man Pokemon portal ribs Scott Pilgrim shoulder sleeve Star Trek Star Wars stomach Super Mario Brothers thigh Transformers Triforce Triforce Tuesday wrist Zelda