Once while talking with my friend I was trying to joke that we might stand a better chance of completing our project if we just run loads of random programs and expect one of them to solve our problem. To demonstrate that, I wrote this "proof of concept":
while true; do dd if=/dev/urandom of=pliczek count=1 chmod +x pliczek ./pliczek done
To my horror, when I ran this loop and called
ls, I noticed a lot of files with random-looking filenames in my current directory (tested on Fedora Linux on 64-bit x86). Now I can't stop wondering - what could actually have happened?