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Friday, September 10, 2004
in small ways
As RB and I alone, as it were -- in fact or hypercontrafactual*-- constitute the soul "management" of "The Rageboy.com team," we were a bit (though only a bit) surprised to receive the following ill-intentioned spammage.And, as is the way with such faux advisories, "the attach" contained some sort of malignant virus that would have destroyed my entire world. what there is left of it to destroy, that is, which isn't all that much. But no fool I, I deleted the little monster and thus have achieved my one small victory of the year to date.Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:19:29 -0800 To: email@example.com Subject: Email account utilization warning. From: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear user of Rageboy.com, Our antivirus software has detected a large ammount of viruses outgoing from your email account, you may use our free anti-virus tool to clean up your computer software. For details see the attached file. In order to read the attach you have to use the following password: [a broken graphic here] Kind regards, The Rageboy.com team http://www.rageboy.com
* hypercontrafactual, n.
an assertion or lemma which, while being patently untrue, is
untrue to such an extreme and ridiculous degree that it takes
on the quality of hyper-truth. a related example might be
substituting "soul" for "sole" and making it look like a typo.
another example is alluded to by the reversal of the Death
card as used here to represent the reversal of the entropy
gradient, which as we all know is, of course, impossible.
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