Vulnerabilities in the firmware of Australian animals

In Australia, the last 60 thousand years live hacker tribes. Only they do not break the IT system, and the firmware of animals. Let's start with the history of the boomerang.

On flood plains near Darwin, Northern Territories

The fighting boomerang should not return - every aborigine knows this. Boomerang is needed to make a fire by rubbing, to break the legs of an ostrich, to saw the tendons, to knock each other together for music and to do a thousand more household things. In order to hunt flying birds, a fighting boomerang is practically useless - it is easier to shower them with stones or sticks. Or throw from 50-100 meters with the help of veamers a spear from a grass stalk with a stone tip, if the bird is particularly oily.

The problem with birds is that they have a very clear algorithm for reacting to threats. Here is a piece of pseudo-code (of course, I’m incredibly rude now):

- Generate a random number from 1 to 11.
- If it is 1-10 - look down and look for food to peck.
- If it's 11, look around.

Thus, when you have a flock of birds in the 50-60 heads sitting on a swamp, 5-6 birds play the role of a radar, surveying the sky and surroundings, and the others eat at this time. Moreover, they are all saturated at the same time, without dedicated time - no role distribution, just an excellent parallelization of processes.

At this moment there are two possible threats: an alarm from the air (for example, an eagle) and an alarm from the ground (for example, a crocodile). In the case of an alarm from the air, the “radar” birds emit a sharp cry and begin to take off parallel to the ground - this is the most effective maneuver of evasion. The rest of the birds make a piece of the firmware code: “repeat the take-off after the screaming bird along its own trajectory”.

Here it is necessary to be distracted and say that at the height they can surround the predator and spoil his nerves very much. In general, many birds have a schooling algorithm for attacking predatory birds - they are surrounded by a flock and fly around an alleged enemy. Many drones will recognize this very quickly, but this is a separate song. The fact is that they so frighten a predator and make it move to another territory for hunting. In addition, the flock shows the young, what a predator looks like - this is part of the training, something that is not written in DNA. Generations later, genotyping of this behavior can occur, but in most cases this is a high-level code and database, not a firmware.

In the event of an alarm from the ground, the flock rises as high as possible immediately. This is also the most effective evasive maneuver.

Aboriginal alarm from the ground did not suit. You have time to get into one bird. Then, if you're lucky, the second, and then at the last moment. And then the pack is far above, and the whole tribe will eat two miserable carcasses. I do not know how things went further, but I can try to assume that they noticed how the pack behaves when attacking a predator. It flies from above, has a bad opportunity for a horizontal maneuver - the birds go sideways. And if you sit in wait on the right side, then you can put already 5-6 birds. The second branch of research - what will happen if you frighten them from different sides with the same spear - where will they fly?

And here comes a local specialist who, as a result of many years of hunting and intuitive reverse-engineering of birds, understands how they work. And makes a strange flying garbage, similar to a fighting boomerang. Only less and the other. Again, it's hard to say how it happened, but suddenly this miracle of hacking appeared in some tribe.

What is the result? You and your friends ambush you and stock up on stones and spears from meter-high grass stalks. The hacker advances slightly forward and throws a boomerang. He flies around the pack, enters their rear and begins to fly over the heads of the birds. Birds think that this is a predator - the benefit of their pattern recognition is to tune in an ultranormal signal of any fast moving object of approximately triangular shape (this is easy to check with the help of kites). The result - a flock takes off on a gentle curve and flies a meter above the heads of your friends with stones and spears. As a result, the whole tribe eats delicious tender meat in the evening.

Today, these boomerangs are made by hand in about two weeks. As the aborigines have finished them to the ideal shape of the wing - this, of course, numerical methods. More precisely, the method of consistent spear, when an aborigine rubs a tree with a stone, he thinks, then he throws a boomerang. Looks like he flies again rubs - and so for two weeks.

The aborigines, although they are in the Stone Age (and were there before the appearance of the first bottle of rum in the hands of the British), still know how to transfer knowledge perfectly. As a result, the boomerang spread across the continent, even in those tribes where birds are not hunted.

As a result, in the usual tribe 2-3 hacker boomerangs and in combat for each man, and in the north (where there are many birds) - about one hacker and exactly one battle for a man. Combat, by the way, looks like an ax, does not return and is made big and heavy to break the legs of an ostrich or a kangaroo

Battle boomerang, one of the versions. It weighs like a steel ax, the aborigines make it from the most dense wood. Most often it is the acacia "iron tree".

Please note: many of the statements about the boomerang are clearly not enough academic accuracy. Written European sources often contradict each other, and the Australian aborigines do not trust knowledge to anyone who did not pass the initiation rite (only four whites succeeded). Therefore, here I rely in large part on the local ad hoc data that may be inaccurate.

The second illustration is about the crocodile . So, I remind you: these funny animals are able to purposefully hunt for people. They are faster than man in water and on land. If you get to such a character in the jaw, you will not be able to get out unless you can localize the brain and stick a knife there with all the dope. The chances, as Australian statistics show, are extremely low. So that you understand the depth of the problem, I will show a short video about their speed (18 kilometers per hour):

In the episode, the crocodile is more short than green. Most often, you will meet a little more animals, 4-6 meters long. They are the same frisky, do not hesitate.

So here. I don’t know what exactly made the Aborigines do this in the conditions of growing bananas in abundance, but they also hacked the crocodile as well. First, it was necessary to find out that he has a very weak muscle that raises the jaw. That is, he closes his mouth like a blow from a train car, but he opens it with difficulty. Many birds have a similar problem with pecks - movement down due to gravity, and upwards - with muscles (therefore the birds at orbital stations had problems). Second: the crocodile needs a clear temperature range from 19 to 39 degrees Celsius (plus or minus, depending on the species). And now they sometimes get out on the beach to sleep and warm up. There are certain moments when they do not release enough heat, and they are slowing this down. Aboriginal people sneak up behind them, jump on a lonely crocodile and quickly wrap his face with kangaroo tendons. 80% of the combat potential of the animal immediately removed. Only the paws and tail remain (which is also quite a lot), but this is not so scary. Plus, the crocodile on land, in an incomprehensible situation, tries to go into the water, but not to dismiss it - but they do not give it up to that blow with a spear that passes into the brain.

By the way, the knowledge about the anatomy of animals is transmitted by the aborigines absolutely perfectly - they have rock paintings with very high detailed structure of animals. And the procedure for updating them every few hundred years. Therefore, everyone knows where and how to beat anyone. Their grandfather-shaman taught.

I mentioned the kangaroo veins. These animals, they also caught well. It was done this way: there was a watering place by the rocks where the herd of kangaroos comes. Then several local boys landed on the rocks nearby, watching as the herd comes to drink water. A stone was taken for each incoming kangaroo. You need at least two people to observe - and then there will be the same amount of stones, otherwise the hunt is not done.

When all the kangaroos entered the watering area, the boys called hunters. They hid nearby and waited for the kangaroo to leave. The fact is that if you just take and start a hunt - yes, you can catch 5-6 animals, and all will be meat. But the rest of the kangaroo will be frightened and leave this watering place. And the natives do not know how to store meat in the heat.

I needed a mechanic of hunting, when the kangaroo would not be afraid - that is, they could then return to the watering again and again.

So, one by one the kangaruhs leave from the watering place. The boys remove the stones. When there are two left - the boys signal hunters again. They wait until one more leaves, and surround the latter. If you catch only him, then no one will see, and the latter will not tell anyone. That's him and take a visit to the tribe. True, in parts.

In general, the aborigines are very cool in terms of agriculture. That is, they do not seem to have it (the base is a gathering), but at the same time they are very far-off. For example, at the linguistic level in many tribes, the concepts of “two berries, one for a tribe, one to leave,” are tied - they always leave the opportunity to grow what they collect. Or the same story with induced fires (to natural ones) - they discovered that it is possible to initiate the renewal of the bush and the growth of new grains useful to them. That is, they care for the land where their tribe is what we would call today an eco-friendly attitude.

In the fenced-off area (where those who do not learn English and where alcohol and pornography are strictly prohibited) they have a natural stone age. What is especially interesting for us is that there is no abstract thinking. Moreover, at the level that two eucalyptus trees will be called in one word, three eucalyptus trees will be called another (this is a different object), and two acacias and three acacias are also new words that have nothing in common with the score. That is, each countable object to the concept of "a lot" is a new word. In this regard, I remember the English guy who explained how he has crocodiles nearby:

“There are six meter crocodiles in this river.” Five meter crocodiles. Four-meter crocodiles, - he focused, so as not to miss anyone, - three-meter crocodiles. Two-meter crocodiles. And one-meter crocodiles!


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