Yeah, you do that. Infect all the computers at work. Well except for that Z-80 machine over in the corner, running CP/M.
Do I hear the sound of a wooden leg stuck in a knothole in the floor leaving poor old Long John Silver going round in circles? I’m sure he’s involved with the email somewhere.
That should be “VIPew” who was the HR director and headhunter for the organization … Captain Flint’s mob was very inclusive, and welcomed amputees, and the visually impaired to join. They even had an OTJ program of support animals (though many disliked the noisy birds).
I think Rita should be honored.
I hadn’t heard of the black dot of death, so I googled it and came up with the following:
A new bug is causing iPhone users’ iMessage app to crash, and people are taking advantage of it. The bug, which looks like the black dot emoji (⚫), contains a massive string of invisible Unicode text, Mashable reports. Opening the black dot text clogs iMessage’s memory and completely kills the app. And unfortunately, neither force-quitting the app nor restarting the phone will reverse the damage.
What’s worse is that the black dot of death is making the rounds because friends are using it to prank each other. Rude!
The black dot bug affects iOS 11.3 and the current iOS 11.4 beta seeds, according to Cult of Mac, and Apple has yet to release a fix for it. In February 2018, iPhones were plagued by a similar bug that disguised itself as a character from the Indian language Telugu. That bug not only destroyed the iMessage app, but also brought down WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and the iOS Outlook and Gmail apps.
Who or what is email@example.com?
i’ll bet a lot of readers are trying to check out firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muppet Treasure Island! Sailing for adventure on the big blue wet thing
time for new leadership…by force if necessary!
Go ahead! Click it! (See today’s “Working it Out”)
If I do not know the sender, or the address looks funky I delete it without opening.
Now I want to watch Black Sails again
All hands on deck boys we’ve spotted the prize
The wind’s at our back, we have the surprise
So run out the guns boys and keep her in sight
We can’t run away there’ll be plunder tonight
Take up position and push up the speed
Soon there’ll be nowhere to hide
Pack in the powder and sharpen your steel
As we come along broadside
Load the cannons for the attack
Trim the sails mates, no turning back
Take what you can boys give nothing back
Hoist the colors and raise the black
Never having read Treasure Island, Dr. Who’s episode “The Curse of the Black Spot” is what came to my mind.
" I may be blind, but I know a pretty girl when I see one." Blind Pew touches Jimmy’s hair- UGH! (Muppets Treasure Island)
“Shiver me timbers shiver my bones, Oh—- oh ee oh-
Treasure Island blind beggar Pew
Treasure Island, the mark of the black spot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Spot_(Treasure_Island). She’s about to be deposed, violently if necessary. Pew=Blind Pew. Arr, I didn’t know they could do this by email.
better mouse over it and see if you recognize the email address first. I smell a phishing attempt.
So did Jay send it? Or at least knows who did?
Now, that’s funny!
Recommendation: If this motivates any of you to read the book, try to get an edition illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. The art is magnificent.
John Zakour and Scott Roberts