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Real hardwire bugs inducing software failures
Megahard dumbShoot ships in a packet which also contains small grains of
sand. HEY! On closer examination, they are microchips with integral power
supply and antenna. They have been programmed to fire whenever the
emissions of a computer running a rival's operating system is detected.
all those "other" OSes will gain notoriety for instability,
for causing inexplicable computer crashes, and Megahard cashes in.
It is possible for some such device to be
sneaked into your den (Free Mouse Pad!) but it should be easy to track
down and eliminate, at the present state of the technology. When somebody
makes 'em light enough to float through the air into the computer case,
Boy! do we have a problem! Hopefully then, the devices inside our computer
case would be so advanced as to ignore extraneous pulses. Or the computer
itself would be floating around the room. In several parts, and no case. Violet tooth.
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||A couple of bites from a EMP article I wrote long ago.
Guess it wasn't that good, after all.