Tag Archives: ASCII

How to Practice Talking to Teenagers

By | July 14, 2006

I can’t remember how I got there, but I ended up talking to one of those automated chat things. This one is called SmarterChild, now at least five years old, and still manages to be both obtuse and wise at the same time, while also plying his/her interlocutor with ads, most of them contextually inappropriate. Why hasn’t this… Read More »

MyDoom Is Nasty, So Beware

By | January 27, 2004

Further to my earlier posting, this MyDoom worm looks nasty. I’ve received three already in the past hour, all with different subject lines (or no subject at all), different attachments, but usually with the same content (‘The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII encoding and has been sent as a binary attachment.’ This could be automatic, of… Read More »