Time travel? Where on earth did you get that idea? Care to source that?
Death beams? He was just looking at an efficient weapon because he was under the idea (or delusion), like those physicists in the Manahattan Project, that a powerful weapon would end all war. His notion was that this could be done by harnessing electricity. Is this what you mean by a death beam?
Mods, how on earth is this comment "insightful"? More like a troll!
You know you're reading BS when he doesn't even address the issue of why the legitimate posts inquiring about PIFTS.exe were deleted from the forums. Apparently, all deleted posts were spam, according to the response.
But hey, if I don't believe Symantec, then I must be a so-called "conspiracy theorist", cos' everyone knows there are no such thing as conspiracies. Unless, of course, they're government approved.
Please do tell us more. Was this in the news? Did someone you know work there, or did someone's kid go to school there? I would definitely like to know more about a virus written specifically for RedHat that could take down an entire network, especially when it only happens in Saskatchewan.
Really? Care to provide some kind of source for this? The only thing resembling a virus that I've seen infect an OS X machine was a macro virus targeting - you guessed it - MS Office. Not OS X.
Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.