A funny story.... from http://www.glue.umd.edu/~weave/cool/adventure.html
Indiana Jones meets Bill Gates Bashing......
I am Vince Weaver, renound Computer Archaeologist from the Univeristy of
Mars. Most people think that computer archaeoogy is a boring field. But
they have never heard of the astounding adventures I've had. But thats
not the point of my lecture today, so I digress. What? You don't believe
me? Well I will tell the story of how I recovered the Gates Treasure.
While researching I found an ancient postscript file detailing the life of
the infamous tyrannical monopolist, Bill Gates. It was always rumored
that he had a huge fortune amassed somewhere, but no one had ever found
it. But this obscure document had a map. Apparently it was stored in the
Temple of Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.
I chartered a hovercar, and got close. But upon getting close to the
entrance, there were piles of dead bodies. Some sort of security system
guarded this place. How I could I succede when so many other adventurers
Then I made the breakthrough. Through sophisticated ancient computer
techniques, I discovered the security system was running Windows 95! This
antique OS was even buggier than Windows 2145 [hard to believe but true.
That's why I run Linux 34.1.0 myself]. So it was easy. The software
could handle one intruder apparently. But my plan was to have me and 3
others attack simultaneously. BOOM!!!! It worked! By having all 4 of us
attack, the system was forced to "multi-task". Win95 cannot do this
gracefully, it ran out of RAM and crashed completely, requiring a reboot.
So then I just walked in, and obtained the fortune. I do not even know
why I bothered though.
Why? Because. All it was was a pile of End User License Agreements, MS
Office 97 upgrades, and IE disks. Apparently some hacker had stolen all
the real treasure 10 years before, by exploiting an Active X bug to get
All was not lost though, the pentium that the security system was running
on got me a pretty high price from the Computer Museum. So I did make a
slight profit. But I digress more..... back to the lecture.........