Xeni Jardin at 3:49 pm Wed, May 18, 2011
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
"Handcrafted Fire-Colored Cat-5 Cable Flogger," Etsy user feralswirl, a mere $10.
(via GeeksAreSexy via Jeff Simmermon)
This is actually a LART — A Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool.
And of course, it’s applied to, but BY sysadmins…
oooh….hert me baby…….
Socket to me, socket to me, socket to me!!!
THWACK! “That’s what you get for rolling out that patch without testing it!” THWACK! “You uninstalled WHAT!!!” THWACK! “What the hell do you mean, ‘what backup?’”
LOL need two of this !
Please don’t ppppunish me. I promise I will stop reading your email!
I see ordinary explicit porn and I think, same ol’ boring farce. But I see this picture and the fantasy module loads right away. I think my minds have been irreparably warped by technology.
Well this thing has 10 tails. You can see 8 tails right away. The 9th tail ends under the 4th (counted from the bottom).
The 10th tail is a bit tricky: If you check where the 9th tail ends and where the ripples starting on the 1st cable (counted from bottom) -> that would be a very long RJ-45 plug
also: how would you create a 9 tailed whip when all cables wrap around at the other end..?
Man, y’ll got better eyes than me.
Those RJ-45 plugs will leave marks.
Oh, man – how did they miss calling it the “Cat-o’ five tails”
Somebody (ThinkGeek? Didn’t find it in my original search) had one called that way. Worked too, consisted of various testing cables.
Probably because it has eight tails. As befitting a BOFH, of course. (16 would be acceptable, too)
Looks like nine tome (one is hard to see, hidden under the cable of the fourth from the bottom). So yes – Cat5 o’ nine tails. :)
Ah yes, thanks for the corrects. Bah, how old skool. Guess I’ll have to make my own, then.
I’m on a roll…You know they use it till it HERTZ! LOL
These have been around since the 90s. The one I have hanging up upstairs was designed so that each pair of cables had a specific (and useful) pinout. The cable with a connector on the hilt was a straight pass-through. There was a crossover cable, one set up for interfacing with Cisco kit and I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t remember the rest of the pinouts.
As a sysadmin myself -I approve
Hertz? I’d think that’d MEGA-HERTZ.
Any PHB found in the server dungeon will be shackled and flogged by this.
A real sys-admin makes their own Cat-5!
Aw… It sold! =(
Hit me, humiliate me, make me install Windows ME… ;-)
The beatings will continue in the datacenter until morale improves.
Don’t make me reach for the switch.
(Psst: it’s actually $35.)
I need/don’t need one of these…
Cat-5 o’ nine tails?
Would this not have made the PERFECT GIFT for Terry Childs?
I will be crafting more of these this week, in all colors. :)
Etsy – Feralswirl
The borg punish each other with these.
They call it the “Cat 5 of 9 tails”.
AS long as it is administered by 7 of 9â€¦
Wow, that made me blush!
Reminds me of my own sysadmin weapon of choice, the “Power Supply of Pain”: http://i.imgur.com/ystGR.jpg
Am I boring because my first thought was “I bet they pulled the twists out when making that”?
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