Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

EA Billboard

EA Billboard Cruising around the net this morning I checked 0xDECAFBAD to see what new quick links where there. One of them was titled EA billboard ad for nerds (one line of C code) so of course I had to look. It’s a great ad (as you can see above) for us nerds. For those not of the nerdly persuasion (or for those nerds that don’t speak C) here is the rundown for you. The code in full, compilable C:

#include <stdio.h>

int 
main(int argc, char **argv)
{
    const char msg[] = {78, 111, 119, 32, 72, 105, 114, 105, 110, 103, 0};
    printf("%s\n", msg);
    return(0);
}

and then, once compiled you get (click and highlight to see the answer, I don’t want to spoil the fun for everyone): underdog: ./billboard
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Overall it’s pretty cool. I wonder how many people will understand it and how many will apply based on it.