ButtFish – Effortlessly transmitting Morse Code of chess moves to your butt
> The people who get caught are those who cheat in a really obvious and stupid manner. The problem was that he [i.e., a player caught in 2016] was not good enough to see what would’ve made sense.
> Had I started cheating in a clever manner, I am convinced no one would notice. I would’ve just needed to cheat one or two times during the match, and I would not even need to be given moves, just the answer on which move was way better. Or, here there is a possibility of winning, and here you need to be more careful. That is all I would need in order to be almost invincible, which does frighten me.
So all you need is a buzz or maybe two - "caution" and "opportunity," "defense" and "offense" or whatever.
The difficult part is getting the game state to the device. In streamed games this can be done with a medium amount of trouble but in non-streamed OTB games you'd need the player or a confederate to be silently inputting moves for the engine to respond to. Not impossible but... difficult. Nevertheless, when the prizes are in the hundreds of thousands, people may try to find a way.
Second - thank you to the person who actually made this. This is incredibly hilarious (just based on the project I'm gonna go ahead an assume they have an account here :) )
Lastly - I know that this is a joke project, but one thing I'm not understanding: how does the system read the current state of the chess board? The, er, Bluetooth/WiFi 'output' of the system is clear enough, but I'm not clear on how the current chess board is input into the system so that Stockfish can actually compute the next move.
(This is a semi-serious question - if you know I'd be curious to find out, but I'm not gonna lose sleep over this and I don't expect anyone else to waste time on it either :) )
- 1-4 bits for the piece class to move.
- 3 bits for the column of the destination
- 1-3 bits left over for disambiguation. E.g. Column
That's perhaps a bit too much optimization for a troll project. But fun nonetheless.
Who knew there would be a thriving community of butt plug hackers lmao.
I would like to see an added device that I can write chess moves into in a similar fashion to how I'm reading. Then I'm a one man cheating machine.
A couple years ago, a discussion over the cyberdeck trend and how people intentionally make them anti-ergonomic, led me to I run 'sed s/deck/plug/g' on the text of the Sprawl Trilogy as a joke.
HN: Idiots. I hear they use Python for launch systems. Should be Rust for robustness.
(I love this community)
You would basically have a chess computer that you communicated with entirely through your butt.
This would work, even if you played in a Faraday cage since the communication and computation is all internal.