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Comment Re:Maybe the aliens are just as religious (Score 1) 534

Agreed, anyone who claims we, humanity, survived contact in Childhood's End needs to read the book again. Humanity was at best absorbed. Anyone who accepted the offer was human in appearance only as a personal preference. (And the ability to choose is basically a lie. No matter how often you chose "No" the offer was always there. The sphere wasn't leaving until there were no more humans to accept.)

Comment Re:I wonder... (Score 1) 491

I recall seeing a gzip archive that that was specifically crafted to extract itself. Basically so a virus scanner would recursively extract the same file. It was intended to function similarly to a fork bomb if I recall correctly. (That was a long time ago though, and such an attack would no longer be functional. Virus scanners have wised up to such tactics.)

And as the GGP stated there are the wonderful zip bombs such as 42.zip. But 100 GB? Ha! Try 4.5 petabytes of useless garbage.

Comment Re:The Truth is Never Libelous (Score 2) 303

I'm surprised the USA hasn't adopted UK style libel laws. Just think how much money the lawyers would make!! And almost all politicians are former lawyers, you'd think they'd look out for their buddies.

Why would they make it easier for their political opponents to sue them? It'd make election time a lot quieter that's for certain.

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