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From: "Jerry W. Murphy" <>
Subject: Re: Cowardly Medieval Computer Virus
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 18:48:54 -0500
Dear Mr. Hines,
The Microsoft Word virus has been around almost as long the version of Word
for Windows95. I'm not a Microsoft Word user but it's my understanding that
Microsoft has a fix for this virus on their website. You might want to take
a look. Good luck.
Jerry W. Murphy
> From: D. Spencer Hines <>
> Subject: Cowardly Medieval Computer Virus
> Date: Monday, June 02, 1997 5:25 PM
> There is a dastardly [filed by a coward who is afraid to show his face]
> little computer virus being used by a perpetrator --- on GEN-MEDIEVAL.
> The virus is touted as "Brought To You by MDMA (Many Delinquent Modern
> Anarchists). It infects Microsoft Word documents and the Microsoft Word
> application itself.
> Recently, I managed to scotch and defeat it. I am not providing any
> technical details because I do not want the perpetrator, or other
> to know how I did it.
> My strong advice is not to open any Microsoft Word documents
> attachments in your e-mail reader] from anyone whom you would not trust
> with your life and that of your computer. In fact, since an innocent
> person can unwittingly transmit an infected file --- I should not open
> until the matter is resolved. That means giving up those pretty
> Ahnentafeln and Ahnenreihen from Alexander Agamov and many others, which
> regret. [Idiot Trap #1: I am not accusing Alexander Agamov of having
> anything, in the least, wrong. I am not "Anti-Russian" --- quite the
> TO REPEAT: All Microsoft Word documents, those with the extension ".doc"
> are potentially fertilizer/diesel fuel bombs waiting to go off, in one's
> face --- thereby destroying all one's files on the Hard Drive and [as if
> that were not enough] potentially creating other massive damage.
> Today, I informed the appropriate Federal, State and Local authorities.
> may see an arrest soon.
> Unfortunately, there appear to be some folks [at least one] on
> who is/are so frustrated by their fundamental and basic incompetence in
> print [it is harder to *write* something sensible, isn't it, rather than
> just prattle and blabber over a telephone] that they have chosen to
> back in this underhanded fashion.
> Sadly, Timothy McVeigh and Ted K., the Harvard chap who is the prime
> suspect in the Una-Bomber Case --- are not the only nuts, creeps and
> incompetents out there who can not fit themselves into civil society.
> [Idiot Trap #2: All Harvard chaps are not nuts, creeps and incompetents,
> quite obviously.]
> Just Remember: Skill and Daring Always Win Out Over Blind Luck And
> D. Spencer Hines --- "Genealogy is an infinite binary series --- both
> regressively and progressively --- propagated by means of a terminal ---
> sexually transmitted disease --- producing a 100% death rate --- that we
> call Life." [DSH] --- 4 June 1997
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