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Just the fax, ma'am
posted by growabrain at 6:42 PM on March 30, 2012


When will we have Chatroulette for telegraph?
posted by hot_monster at 6:58 PM on March 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I tried that out, but it's all -.-. --- -.-. -.- ...
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:39 PM on March 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


When will we have Metafilter for semaphore?
posted by Reverend John at 7:40 PM on March 30, 2012


Y'know what'd be simply awesome? Metafilter for the internet!
posted by item at 7:42 PM on March 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


What a gloriously environmentally irresponsible pastime!
posted by Saxon Kane at 7:45 PM on March 30, 2012


Wait. Am I missing a joke? Is there a thing here?
posted by Saxon Kane at 7:46 PM on March 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wait... are you in one of those fancy European timezones? *suspicious frown*
posted by Saxon Kane at 8:17 PM on March 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is the perfect way to meet physicians, medical record clerks, financial aid officers, and little old ladies who work at Hillel - these are the only people I know who still use fax machines on a regular basis.
posted by honeybee413 at 8:29 PM on March 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


Not getting the joke either Saxon Kane. However, this reminds me of the time I needed to mail something, and not one employee in an office of a couple of dozen had either an envelope nor any stamps. When I started working from home, I got one of those 3 in 1 scanner/copier/fax thingys, and have never used the scanner or fax functions.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 8:32 PM on March 30, 2012


site looks dead.
posted by yeoz at 8:38 PM on March 30, 2012


(unless it's just a dns issue and i'm not resolving the address properly? I get a "domain has just been registered" placeholder page...)
posted by yeoz at 8:39 PM on March 30, 2012


The only times I've used fax machines in the last decade have been to send contracts around. It boggles my mind that sending Nth-generation low-res digital images of an ink signature around is considered legally relevant.
posted by hattifattener at 9:00 PM on March 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's a joke making fun of "we're X for Y" startups. There are a couple Twilio-style fax APIs out there that they probably wanted to mess around with.
posted by michaelh at 9:35 PM on March 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


It'a like if COBOL on Cogs was a real thing.
posted by michaelh at 9:38 PM on March 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


That's great. Now please stop sending me faxes of your dick.
posted by maryr at 9:57 PM on March 30, 2012


....

Is this like an Easter egg?

I feel like ive waled off the map and into the status screen or ...something.
posted by The Whelk at 10:00 PM on March 30, 2012


It's so cold and lonely here
posted by The Whelk at 11:00 PM on March 30, 2012


Come back to us!
posted by Saxon Kane at 11:11 PM on March 30, 2012


So far, can't grasp, oh no

OUT OF TONER
posted by The Whelk at 11:37 PM on March 30, 2012


The domain was registered 10 days ago. Feels suspicious like a harvesting site, but could be just humor, certainly not for real (costs money to dial faxes).
posted by stbalbach at 12:14 AM on March 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


At least I got a random kitteh out of it.
posted by arcticseal at 1:19 AM on March 31, 2012


Hmmm, random profiles.

I lost my father at a young age? Is that how people introduce themselves on dating si— oh. Photo explains everything.

Next random profile: there's a pattern developing
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 6:46 AM on March 31, 2012


meh
posted by OsoMeaty at 7:44 AM on March 31, 2012


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This profile contained inappropriate content or images.


Anyone who knows ChatRoulette, knows that it is filled with, umm, gentlemen pleasuring themselves. Hence, most of these submissions cumming to your fax machine will obviously be :NWS:
posted by JJ86 at 8:17 AM on March 31, 2012


This is the perfect way to meet physicians, medical record clerks, financial aid officers, and little old ladies who work at Hillel - these are the only people I know who still use fax machines on a regular basis.

You forgot Nigerian Princes'.
posted by Fizz at 8:25 AM on March 31, 2012


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Oh, too bad. They were Inigo Montoya and The Man In Black ("I'm in an open relationship").
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 9:01 AM on March 31, 2012


I just keep seeing a side boob in the woods.

I am so confused.
posted by The Whelk at 9:06 AM on March 31, 2012


Clearly someone needs to make a Down ton Fax related random profile. I have never watched the show, so cannot do this myself.
posted by eviemath at 11:12 AM on March 31, 2012


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