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If there was a protocol/utility in *nix land called whistle(1), what would it be for and how would it work?

@tomasino perhaps it would be a network protocol similar to finger but instead of the client pinging for finger, it just constantly broadcasts info to other people running whistle

kinda like the *nix shell version of nintendo 3ds street pass

@cdmnky that's really similar to the idea that popped up in IRC of an "announcement" style outbound alarm/monitor. It could federate and share info on "last seen" of peers and whatnot

@tomasino yeah, let all other logged in users with running shells that you logged in.

@tomasino extra annoying would be, the above along with the system beep. lol

@tomasino or direct encrypted message to wikileaks haha

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