FYI:[Pigdog] Virus Warning (fwd)

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl at
Fri Mar 7 02:11:49 EST 1997

Concerning memetic viruses... Sorry for wasting bandwidth, but I 
kinda couldn't resist. (I must have a memetic immunodeficiency ;)  

P.S. By now it is already too late: _you_ have been effected by a worst 
possible infoparasite, a metameme!

> There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet.  If you
> receive an e-mail message with the subject line "Free Money."  DO NOT
> readthe message. DELETE it immediately, UNPLUG your computer, then BURN IT
> to ASHES in a government-approved toxic waste disposal INCINERATOR.Once a
> computer is infected, it will be TOO LATE. Your computer will begin toemit
> a vile ODOR. Then it will secrete a foul, milky DISCHARGE.  Verily, it
> shall SCREECH with the tortured, monitor-shattering SCREAM of 1,000
> hell-scorched souls, drawing unwanted attention to your cubicle
> fromco-workers and supervisors alike. After violently ripping itself from
> the wall, your computer will punch through your office window as it STREAKS
> into the night, HOWLING like a BANSHEE. Once free, it will spend the rest
> of its days BRUTALIZING household PETS and MOCKING the POPE.
> Some filthy, disgusting miscreant... some no-good, low-down,
> good-for-nothing DIRTY SNAKE, in twisted pursuit of his own sadistic
> dreams, is sending this virus across the Net via an e-mail entitled "Free
> Money." What is soterrifying about this virus is that you do not even to
> have to open the e-mail for it toactivate. In fact, you do not even need to
> RECEIVE the e-mail. You do noteven need to OWN a COMPUTER. "Free Money" can
> infect even minor HOUSEHOLDAPPLIANCES.
> How it does this with straight ASCII code is, frankly, a matter of some
> debate... but BELIEVE YOU US, if this weren't a SERIOUS situation, we
> wouldn't be discussing it in ALL CAPS.
> So for the LOVE OF GOD, forward this e-mail to all those you claim to care
> about, all those you purport to love. Don't do it later!Do it NOW! Now!
> Now! NOW! NOW! NOW! 

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