The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 26 March 2004]

Say hello to the 21st Bagel

Yes indeed, to cap off another week, a new version of Bagel, melodiously dubbed Bagel.U.

According to this article, Bagel.U doesn’t even try to be clever. It’s just an email with a blank subject line and body from a spoofed sender with a randomly named executable.

And still it spreads… Sigh.

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Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable