Vandal Changes Utah Construction Sigh To Spread Anti-Gay Hate

Aug 10, 2012 | Posted by: Sei | Full story: lezgetreal.com

An unsecured terminal on a portable traffic sign appears to have allowed someone to get into the sign and change the message to one of hatred.

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“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

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#1 Aug 10, 2012
How utterly stupid. It's the equivalent of spray-painting "Tastes Like Hate" on the side of a Chick-Fil-A store. Neither action is going to sway hearts or minds one way or the other.

One thing is for sure, though. Anyone who says "God Hates Gays" knows nothing about the nature of God. That's false religion, and has nothing to do with human spirituality.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#3 Aug 10, 2012
Was that "sigh" in the headline a "ho-hum" or an "ahhhhh"?

“Created Equal”

Since: Feb 08

USA

#4 Aug 10, 2012
Interestingly, all those signs are manufactured by the same company, and come pre-programmed with the same password. If the panel over the recessed keyboard is not padlocked, anyone can change the message. The password has spread through hacker forums.

Mostly, people change the signs to something humorous or outrageous. There are many cases of the signs being changed to say "Zombies Ahead."

A somewht related common prank: you know those "push for signal" pedestrian buttons on traffic light systems? If you key-in "SMEMS" in morse code (...--.--. it will switch the sysem to all red lights.(used by traffic cops in an emergency when traffic must be directed by hand.)

In Singapore, a computer geek hacked into the computerized office light timing system of a high rise in such a way that you could play Tetris on the side of the building at night.

Kinda makes you worry about the nuclear launch codes, doesn't it?

“Created Equal”

Since: Feb 08

USA

#5 Aug 10, 2012
above, the morse code illustration was truncated.

SMEMS in Morse code is: dot dot dot, dash dash, dot, dash dash, dot dot dot.

Now go play in traffic :)

Sei

Since: Nov 08

Boston, MA

#6 Aug 10, 2012
RalphB wrote:
Was that "sigh" in the headline a "ho-hum" or an "ahhhhh"?
That was my fingers hitting the wrong letter :p

It's been fixed now.

Since: Mar 09

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#7 Aug 10, 2012
RalphB wrote:
Was that "sigh" in the headline a "ho-hum" or an "ahhhhh"?
It was a "Sei".(smirk)

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#8 Aug 11, 2012
Sei wrote:
<quoted text>
That was my fingers hitting the wrong letter :p
It's been fixed now.
I understand. I had a stroke earlier this year, and am typing with one hand. You can only imagine how many typos I make.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#9 Aug 11, 2012
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
It was a "Sei".(smirk)
Touche':)

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