Post by Ted Nolan <tednolan> Post by Mike Van Pelt Post by J. Clarke
On Wed, 20 May 2020 02:05:41 -0700 (PDT), Robert Carnegie
Post by Robert Carnegie Post by Default User Post by Alan Baker
And it is literally 5 seconds to check it out.
I don't care. It is common forum courtesy to give a description of a
link. It's laziness or carelessness on the part of the OP not to.
Post by Robert Carnegie
Or malice, as was covered.
Some day, someone will put a virus onto a YouTube
video page. This may be that day, so I watch
They may but they're going to have to work at it. If you put
something on youtube that youtube's system can't convert into numerous
different video formats then it gets rejected. So to put a virus on a
youtube page somebody is going to have to figure out how to make it
look enough like a video that youtube's system will process it _and_
figure out a way to make the payload still function _after_ youtube
has processed it.
Wasn't that part of the plot of _Snow Crash_ ? Except
it was a software virus that infected brains?
Jamieson refused to consider the last possibility. That way
was death, without qualification or hope.
Frowningly, he studied the visible damage he had done the
ship. All the hard metals had held together, so far as he
could see, but the whole bottom of the ship was dented to
a depth that varied from one to four feet. Some radiation
must have got in, and the question was, what would it have
He had examined dozens of captured Rull survey craft, and
if this one ran to the pattern, then in the front would be
the control center, with a sealed off blaster chamber. In
the rear the engine room, two storerooms, one for fuel and
equipment, the other for food and--
*For food*. Jamieson jumped, and then with wide eyes noted
how the food section had suffered greater damage than any
other part of the ship.
Surely, surely, some radiation must have got into it,
poisoning it, ruining it, and instantly putting the Rull,
with his swift digestive system, into a deadly position.
Jamieson sighed with the intensity of his hope, and prepared
to retreat. As he turned away, quite incidentally, accidentally,
he glanced at the rock behind which he had shielded himself
from possible direct fire.
Glanced at it, and saw the *elled* lines in it. Intricate
lines, based on a profound and inhuman study of the human
nervous system. Jamieson recognized them, and stiffened in
horror. He thought in anguish: *Where, where am I supposed
to fall? Which cliff?*
With a desperate will, with all his strength, he fought to
retain his senses a moment longer. He strove to see the
lines again. He saw, briefly, flashingly, five vertical and
above them three lines that pointed east with their wavering
The pressure built up, up, up inside him, but still he
fought to keep his thoughts moving. Fought to remember if
there were any wide ledges near the top of the east cliff.
There were. He recalled them in a final agony of hope.
*There*, he thought. *That one, that one, let me fall on that
one*. He strained to hold the ledge image he wanted, and to
repeat, repeat the command that might save his life. His
last, dreary thought was that here was the answer to his
doubts. The Rull was alive.
Blackness came like a curtain of pure essence of night.
Super-hypnotist Monterny inverts the process:
Tiff collected his wits. "Give up the fight, Monterny,"
he said. "Your fortress in Utah has fallen and your mutants
are in the custody of Perry Rhodan. You haven't the ghost
of a chance. The battleship of the New Power will arrive
here any minute now."
The icy-cold eyes smiled threateningly. "You are a
fool, young man. Do you really believe I let you approach
this close to my ship in order to listen to a lecture from
you? Are you seriously considering I would ever dream of
surrendering? You underestimate me and my intentions, my
friend. Maybe you don't know it yet but I'll let you in on
a little secret. I am quite capable-thanks to this television
contact-to ascertain your brain-wave pattern. Your name is
Julian Tifflor, right? And your two companions are Pete Maros
and Ray Gall. I'm sure you already have guessed what's going
to happen from now on: You'll do exactly what I order you to
do. All I need is a slight headstart. So in the meantime
you'll delay Rhodan's battleship a little. That should be
enough to find a hiding place for me somewhere in this solar
system. But please tell Rhodan for me that I'll return some
day. And not alone!"
Tiff's hand shot forward. The videoscreen grew suddenly
Then Tiff stared at the pale faces of his companions.
The same instant a mighty fist seemed to smash out his
The "Serenity" movie uses a "Rull" process as-is:
Reavers ain't business, double dickless.
This is all background noise to River, who has moved to the
CV screen, on which is a commercial. It's animated, goofy,
cartoon animals and anime-style Asian girls all transforming
to insane fantasy figures as they sing about:
FRUITY OATY BARS, POW! HEY! FRUITY
BARS, MAKE A MAN OF A MOUSE, MAKE
YOU BUST OUT YOUR BLOUSE, EAT THEM
NOW, BANG! PING! ZOW! -- TRY
FRUITY, OATY BARS.
We push in, the light from the CV on River's face, pushing to
EXTREME CLOSE UP, all noise but the jingle fading out,
finally that as well, just the hum in River's ears.
And she whispers:
She turns and looks back at the crowd.
What happens next happens very fast.
She strides silently to the first table -- two men drinking
quietly -- and she slams her foot into one's face, then whips
it back into the other's, knocking them both unconscious as --
people are turning, just registering that this girl --
kicks the table into a card player even as she sweeps a
bottle off it behind her -- the bottle hits a man behind her
square in the face, a man she never even looked at -- people
are rising, fleeing or pushing forward --
Friends and potential lovers, I
have good news and I have the other kind. Good is you're very
smart. Someone is talking to her.
The oaty bar?
Subliminal. It's a subliminal message broadwaved to trigger her.
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