[SATLUG] Scarry stuff...How to write a linux virus in 5 easy steps

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 09:12:29 CST 2009

David Kowis wrote:
> Quoting Tweeks <tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org>:
>> Take this virus/target-culture model into nature.  It's just like a 
>> giant
>> domesticated animal farm.  What happens in nature when you have a giant
>> monoculture (cows, banans, etc)?  One ravenous disease comes along 
>> and wipes
>> them all out.  So what even if you keep standing new animals back up
>> (reinstalling.. new models, etc).. The same monoculture problem 
>> exists and
>> viruses feed on monocultures.
> That's an awesome analogy. I wish I could just reboot dead cows.
And, to extend the Windows/cows metaphor, there are some folk in the 
world, for whatever reasons, just won't do Linux/hog, Linux/goat, 
Linux/lamb, or even Linux/deer.  These poor folk are just doomed to 
large vet bills and low sustenance quotas.  But, will they ever see that...?


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