Monday, November 14, 2011

Serious New Virus Warning....Please review and take precautions

Subj:      VIRUS ALERT       Status: PUBLIC MESSAGE   
Source:  Department of Homeland Security
Date:      November 12th, 2011

Warning: There's a new virus on the loose that's worse than anything encountered todate! Transmitted through power lines, riding on the powerline 60 Hz subcarrier. It works by changing the serial port pinouts, and by reversing the direction one's disks spin. Over 300,000 systems have been hit by here in the United States alone! And that's just in the last 12 minutes.

It attacks DOS, Unix, TOPS-20, Apple-II, VMS, MVS, Multics, Mac, RSX-11, ITS, TRS-80, and VHS systems plus 8-Track systems. 

To prevent the spread of the worm:

1) Don't use the powerline.
2) Don't use batteries either, since there are rumours that this virus has invaded most major battery plants, and is infecting the positive poles of the batteries. (You might try hooking up just the negative pole. 
3) Don't upload or delete or download files.
4) Don't store files on floppy disks or hard disks.
5) Don't read messages. No, not even this one
6) Don't use serial ports, toasters, modems, or phone lines.
7) Don't use keyboards, screens, electric toothbrushes, or printers.
8) Don't use switches, CPUs, memories, microprocessors, or mainframes.
9) Don't use electric lights, electric or gas heat, or airconditioning, running water, vibrators, writing, fire, clothing, or the wheel.

I'm sure if we are all careful to follow these 9 easy steps, this virus can be eradicated, and the precious electronic fluids of our computers can be kept pure.


  1. Whit....That's great...can't be tooooooo careful can we.....:)

  2. Whit, Sherry, Sarge, Fringe, Wayfarer, Pop, Tab, Mr. Ornery, - Just wanted to let you gays/gals know that my wife (PuP) has started a new, absolutely private group on Facebook - made up entirely of Ex-Blogstreamers.

    """ Ex-Blogstreamers are the only ones allowed in this private group.""""

    She started it yesterday and has already signed up 45 Ex-Blogstreamers. It seems to be taking off sort of and I think you should check it out. I'm on Facebook - but I don't use it enough to be profienct with it - However, there is a 'doc' feature that she set up where we can post writings and etc. and are encouaged to do so.

    This thing may take off - so check it out - they are asking about you guys - and some others. Pup has signed up Scratch since he is on her 'friends list' but as to the details and stuff you will need to get with Pup and Six and some of the others (who knows the in and outs of Facebook since I don't).

    come on over and check it out whether you decide to stick with it or not.

    I'm going to give it a shot.

    p.s. we need to let all ex-blogstreamers (here on Blogger) know what is going on over at Facebook - spread the word to everyone.