CIH virus : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Has anyone read the Y2KNewswire posting on the CIH virus and what it has done to Asia & the Middle East?


Any opinions on what that may do to speed up the financial panic as the roll over approaches?

-- winna (??@??.com), April 28, 1999



-- Deborah (, April 28, 1999.

Thanks Winna. This is a great article.

-- Mike Lang (, April 28, 1999.

Also see this thread...

"BBC: "Chernobyl Virus causes Asian Computer MELTDOWN"

-- Kevin (, April 28, 1999.

For the MS users out there this screemed at me

"This was such a big deal, in fact, that the FBI unleashed a roomful of high-tech agents who managed to track down the author by using secretly embedded ID information that Microsoft -- unknown to the public until this event -- puts in each document. The virus author was nabbed and is now awaiting trial."

Now I am a mac user (flame me) but this seems to be a little bit like BIG BROTHER BILL.

How to get a mac to run right? toss all the MS garbage from the system.

-- Brian (, April 28, 1999.

So you would prefer that idiots that write destructive viruses could do so without being able to be traced??

Typical extreme right-wing extremist crap.

-- Craig (, April 28, 1999.

Back in 1964, our six-year-old Mike persuaded our four-year-old Nick to pull the fire alarm on the corner. Mike had to lift Nick up to reach it. Then they ran home.

Alas, they weren't invisible, and it wasn't long before the firemen were knocking at our door. Very polite, of course. They had a portable UV lamp with them, and asked to look at the boys' hands. Sure enough, Nick's hand glowed like crazy. The handle of the fire alarm was coated with a fluorescent dye.

Was that invasion of privacy? Or appropriate concern for the public good?

-- Tom Carey (, April 28, 1999.

washington post and bbc had good articles about CIH damage. my guess is that the virus damage will be a wakeup call for some. for others, the CIH virus set them back for who knows how long.

-- jocelyne slough (, April 28, 1999.

Sounds to me like a full blown Y2K-at-its-worst test run. Lets see if everyone in Turkey starves or riots in the next few days.

-- Paul Davis (, April 28, 1999.

Add Paul's comment to the moronic statements file. It's getting pretty large.

-- regular (zzz@z.z), April 28, 1999.


Which one of the regular forum trolls are you???

Norm Hoffmeister Doomslayer Mutha Natcha Other???

-- Wondering??? (wondering@out.there), April 28, 1999.


Gimme a break newbie.........Might not like my rather blunt assessment of the situation, but I am not a troll.

I've been here under my real name for about a year and a half now........never have hid under pseudonyms.........except perhaps maybe as a fun-loving Javascript bandit from time to time as is rumoured.

Make no mistake. I deplore excessive government intrusion. However, I don't think it is unreasonable that a hidden mark so to speak, is in place that can be used to expose criminal behaviour. Certainly, I understand the potential for misuse of this. However, when confined to purging out criminal behaviour, at least that aspect of it seems reasonable and good.

Troll.........C'mon, give me a break.

-- Craig (, April 30, 1999.

Wondering........One last thing my fine feathered friend.

I've had some real wing-dingers with regulars like INVAR from time to's been a while though........I'm probably suffering from too much real life recently and been ignoring the value of the vine.......

I may agree with 75% of what INVAR says, but sure as hell want to give him a very large wedgie for his ludicrous(IMHO) ;-) 25%.

However, as much as I take exception to a few areas of belief, he is not a troll and I respect his opinion and understand it.

Likewise, please feel free to call me an ass or a pollyanna or even a Great big, spawny-eyed, parrot-faced wazek. However, a troll I am not.

Anyway, I'd like to end by saying 'Shania Twain'. If we gotta end on a good note, she's the ticket!!

-- Craig (, April 30, 1999.

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