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(CBS San Francisco)   Hacked road sign warns drivers: "Godzilla Attack - Turn Back"   (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) divider line 43
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6152 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 May 2014 at 12:18 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-16 09:25:02 AM  
"viral marketing campaign" != "hacked"
 
2014-05-16 09:26:29 AM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-16 11:45:07 AM  
It was swiftly counter by the Godzilla Safety Dance:

img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-16 11:45:51 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: "viral marketing campaign" != "hacked"


Every time I see the phrase "viral marketing" I think "AIDS salesmen".
 
2014-05-16 12:20:49 PM  
The sign is now fixed. And so is my dog.

desktop-images.designdecor.in
 
2014-05-16 12:21:41 PM  
Is this news because there really was a Godzilla attack and nobody believed it because people have been screwing with temporary road signs for years?
 
2014-05-16 12:26:36 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: "viral marketing campaign" != "hacked"


This really doesn't sound like viral marketing to me, unless you think the studio is hiring people to run around looking for unlock street signs to put movie-related messages on.
 
2014-05-16 12:26:40 PM  
Well it is closer to Japan than NYC is.
 
2014-05-16 12:27:06 PM  

Syrrh: Is this news because there really was a Godzilla attack and nobody believed it because people have been screwing with temporary road signs for years?



It's news because it's funny and a nice diversion of from the shiatloads of repetitive and depressing news that comes out of the 24-hour news cycle.

Go piss in someone else's bowl of Corn Flakes.
 
2014-05-16 12:30:44 PM  
Never turn your back to Godzilla.
 
2014-05-16 12:36:48 PM  
yawn
 
2014-05-16 12:36:49 PM  
Great, now when the Godzillas do attack no one will be ready.
 
2014-05-16 12:39:26 PM  

dittybopper: It was swiftly counter by the Godzilla Safety Dance:

[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 170x125]


Further proof that dance wasn't as safe as they said it was.
 
2014-05-16 12:39:32 PM  

Jument: Gecko Gingrich: "viral marketing campaign" != "hacked"

This really doesn't sound like viral marketing to me, unless you think the studio is hiring people to run around looking for unlock street signs to put movie-related messages on.


"Hey, you guys got that traffic sign already in place for Sunday's thingy? Any chance we could 'hack' it for a few hours?"
 
2014-05-16 12:39:32 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-16 12:39:40 PM  

LessO2: Syrrh: Is this news because there really was a Godzilla attack and nobody believed it because people have been screwing with temporary road signs for years?


It's news because it's funny and a nice diversion of from the shiatloads of repetitive and depressing news that comes out of the 24-hour news cycle.

Go piss in someone else's bowl of Corn Flakes.


I know, right? Imagine! Cynicism on Fark.
 
2014-05-16 12:40:02 PM  
It was funny the first 15 or 20 times unlocked road signs were changed to outrageous statements.

Now it's...ok, I guess.  Better than another gun rights/abortion/ni*bong hussein thread.
 
2014-05-16 12:42:27 PM  

dittybopper: Gecko Gingrich: "viral marketing campaign" != "hacked"

Every time I see the phrase "viral marketing" I think "AIDS salesmen".


Careful.  You can lose your NBA team for talking about Magic Johnson that way.
 
2014-05-16 12:43:02 PM  
And use ya blinkah!
 
2014-05-16 12:43:56 PM  
He picked up a bus and he threw it back down as he waded through the village towards the center of town
 
2014-05-16 12:45:46 PM  
This one was more amusing:

i0.huffpost.com
 
2014-05-16 12:46:08 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-16 12:46:31 PM  
A prankster is getting points for creativity

1.bp.blogspot.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

www.blogcdn.com

3.bp.blogspot.com

www.blogcdn.com

Yeah. Very original idea, ya got there...
 
2014-05-16 12:50:25 PM  
Ho-Hum, so it's Friday eh?
 
2014-05-16 12:55:47 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-05-16 12:56:58 PM  
why all the haters?  man, i think this kind of stuff is hilarious.
 
2014-05-16 12:57:01 PM  
Why didn't they shut down the city b/c it could be a terror plot? Like with that ATHF light bright sign?

athfsign.jpg

/on phone, can't post pics
//at least not easily
///and i'm lazy
 
2014-05-16 01:15:11 PM  

Betep: And use ya blinkah!


img.fark.net

Okey-dokey!
 
2014-05-16 01:20:44 PM  
I'd love to see someone do this with "All your base are belong to us"

Relive the 2000's for a few minutes it'll make you chuckle.
/now stfu and gbtw!
//Bar tonight, already a long day.
 
2014-05-16 01:29:52 PM  

stir22: why all the haters?  man, i think this kind of stuff is hilarious.


Me too. My favorite, though, is still "Stephen Harper eats babies." So random. So hyperbole. Much laugh.
 
2014-05-16 01:34:41 PM  

stir22: why all the haters?  man, i think this kind of stuff is hilarious.


On Friday they switch out the stick up their ass.  It's uncomfortable until they get it all squishy for the weekend
 
2014-05-16 01:40:41 PM  
I just went past a regular old green road sign indicating a city caller Butternut was to the right. Someone scraped the "er" out of the middle so it read butt nut.

I got a good lol out of that.
 
2014-05-16 01:44:03 PM  
Oh no!  There goes San Francisco!  Godzilla!
 
2014-05-16 01:58:11 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

/oblig
 
2014-05-16 02:48:43 PM  
Is he heading for Beckerstead Estates?
 
2014-05-16 02:57:02 PM  
Fake but still funny:
everydayfunnyfunny.com
 
2014-05-16 02:57:54 PM  
Well, Godzilla does attack San Fran in the new movie...
 
2014-05-16 03:28:00 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: "viral marketing campaign" != "hacked"


knowing the default passcode to access the console !="marketing"
 
2014-05-16 03:30:12 PM  

blatz514: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x926]

/oblig


That poor bastard walking with his presumed GF in the background is about to get asked "so.. do you think she's prettuh?"

...and we all know, that no matter what he says, he's doomed.

/doomed
 
2014-05-16 03:41:21 PM  
Hollywood has the technology to make ANYTHING happen on screen now, and the entire world of literature to draw on and we get the 3rd or 4th remake of Godzilla. I am a sad Panda....
 
2014-05-16 04:45:13 PM  
This is good, but the best viral marketing has to be that stupid LED sign thing in Boston that ground the city to a halt.  That was funny shiat.


/not a hair question
 
2014-05-16 04:51:14 PM  
Was it on here or Reddit where someone explained that the contractors never change the reset security passwords? Something like if you disconnect the power supply then reboot it, then the access keyboard is typically unlocked by some simple password like "dps"
 
2014-05-16 05:15:00 PM  
*** WARNING YOU SHOULD NEVER TAMPER WITH THESE SIGNS ***

·
The access panel on the sign is generally protected by a small lock, but often are left unprotected. Upon opening the access panel you can see the display electronics.

·The black control pad is attached by a curly cord, with a keyboard on the face.

·Programming is as simple as scrolling down the menu selection to "Instant Text". Type whatever you want to display, Hit Enter to submit. You can now either throw it up on the sign by selecting "Run w/out save" or you can add more pages to it by selecting "Add page"

** HACKER TIPS ** Should it ask you for a password try "DOTS", the default password.
In all likelihood, the crew will not have changed it. However if they did, never fear. Hold "Control" and "Shift" and while holding, enter "DIPY". This will reset the sign and reset the password to "DOTS" in the process. You're in!
 
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