One OS to bring them all... (fwd)

carey carey@tstonramp.com
Wed, 9 Jan 2002 13:22:11 -0800


WHat do you want to bet, everyone tosses their XP disks in the microwave
now.. just to check.

Had toshiba not bundled everything on the damn CD (including useful
software) I'd stick it in the microwave just cuz.

Bah on XP.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eugene Leitl" <Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
To: "grisvalpen" <pigdog-l@bearfountain.com>
Cc: "forkit!" <fork@xent.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 3:17 AM
Subject: One OS to bring them all... (fwd)


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 16:02:21 -0500
> From: david mankins <dm@bbn.com>
> To: silent-tristero@world.std.com
> Subject: One OS to bring them all...
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> from:
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http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200201/msg0007
2.html
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> >Reply-To: "John Sears" <john@sears.net>
> >From: "John Sears" <jss@home.com>
> >To: <farber@cis.upenn.edu>
> >
> >
> >Dave
> >
> >I just received the below in my email.  The author is not attributed.
> >
> >...........
> >
> >
> >Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit. As we
were
> >talking I mentioned that I had recently installed Windows XP on my PC. I
> >told him how happy I was with this operating system and showed him the
> >Windows XP CD. To my surprise he threw it into my microwave oven and
> >turned it on.
> >
> >Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had become precious to me, but
> >he said: 'Do not worry, it is unharmed.'
> >
> >After a few minutes he took the CD out, gave it to me and said: 'Take a
> >close look at it.'
> >
> >To my surprise the CD was quite cold to hold and it seemed to be heavier
> >than before. At first I could not see anything, but on the inner edge of
> >the central hole I saw an inscription, an inscription finer than anything
>
> >I had ever seen before. The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet
> >remote, as if out of a great depth:
> >
> >12413AEB2ED4FA5E6F7D78E78BEDE820945092OF923A40EElOE5IOCC98D444AA08E324
> >
> >'I cannot understand the fiery letters,' I said in a timid voice.
> >
> >'No but I can,' he said. 'The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode, but
the
> >language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here. But in
common
> >English this is what it says:
> >
> >One OS to rule them all,
> >One OS to find them,
> >One OS to bring them all
> >and in the darkness bind them.
> >
> >It is only two lines from a verse long known in System lore:
> >
> >"Three OS's from corporate kings in their towers of glass,
> >Seven from valley lords where orchards used to grow,
> >Nine from dotcoms doomed to die,
> >One from the Dark Lord Gates on his dark throne
> >In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie.
> >One OS to rule them all, one OS to find them,
> >One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them,
> >In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie."
> >
> >............
> >
> >John Sears
> >Rochester Hills,
> Michigan
> >john@sears.net
>
>
> - david mankins (dm@bbn.com, dm@world.std.com)
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