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Re: [News, sort of] Linux Computer Viruses hit one million

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Homer
on Sun, 13 Apr 2008 13:24:20 +0100
> Verily I say unto thee, that The Ghost In The Machine spake thusly:
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7340315.stm 
>> (slightly modified)
>> Dateline: 10 April 2408
>> The number of Linux viruses...
> ...is effectively zero.
> You're over a week late with this April fool, Ghost.

Hey, can I help it if *they* were late?  :-P

> I was more interested in this article, which I stumbled upon whilst
> following links in the above:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7343156.stm
> It's ostensibly about Charlton "You can have my gun when you pry it from
> my cold; dead hands" Heston, the actor; right-wing fanatic; and advocate
> of America continuing to be a nation of gun-toting maniacs, resulting in
> tragedies like Columbine High. Apparently he died recently, although not
> from a gunshot wound, which would have been poetic justice.   Presumably
> this means we can now pry his instrument of death away from him at last.
> http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jOviKCYyP3Y
> The article, by Ozzie Clive James, does ramble a bit though.

FSVO "bit".

> He goes off
> on a tangent about the Royal Mint at one point, and that's where I found
> this interesting morsel:
> "Americans go on minting one-cent coins even though it costs more than a
> cent to make each one."

At least they're not pure copper anymore.  :-)

> And here I was, rather naively thinking that America's debt was a result
> of its attempt to assimilate planet earth, but in actual fact it was due
> to the material cost of its cash being worth more than the face value.

Oh, we still have dimes, nickles, quarters, maybe half-dollars,
dollar coins (Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea), and a plethora of
bills.  I don't think you need worry overly much that we're
going to inundate the world with pennies. ;-)

Other things, yes.  But not pennies.

> Oh well, maybe they could find a use for all those pennies as ammunition
> against the Iraqis, or whoever it is they're assimilating this month.

I think Iran, then Syria, but it depends on which one Dick Cheney
likes less....

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