Dear Friend, My name is Dhave Roades. In September 1988 my Amiga was reassigned and the Corporate Resource Allocation Officers were hounding me like you wouldn't believe. I was kicked off my VAX account and my Unix account expired from underuse. The only computing resources I had left at work were my Apple computer and my modem. I longed to turn my vocation into an empire. This November 1994 my office acquired the use of six new HP 735's in the tropics. My company bought me a Cray II with a 20 Megabyte FAST CACHE for my OWN personal use in December 1994. I am currently building a network on the West Coast of Florida, with a private memory pool, optical jukebox, and a beautiful view of CPU utilization X-window displays from my 19 inch, 24-bit color Sony monitor. I will never have an idle CPU again. Today my systems are BUSY! I have logged over 400,000 MM (Four Hundred Thousand Man Months) of CPU utilization to date and will pass the Million mark in 4 or 5 months. Anyone can do the same. This CPU utilization program works perfectly every time, 100% of the time. I have NEVER failed to run up 50,000 MM or more of CPU utilization whenever I wanted. Best of all you never have to leave home except to pick up new computer equipment. In October 1988, I received a letter in E-mail telling me how I could run up 50,000 MM or more whenever I wanted. I was naturally very skeptical and threw the printout on the desk next to my computer. It's funny though, when you are unproductive, bored witless into a corner, your mind does crazy things. I spent a frustating day looking through the Corporate "Bug List" for a resource-intense application. The pickings were sparse at best. That night I tried to unwind by booting up my Apple computer and calling several bulletin boards. I read several of the message posts and than glanced at the E-mail printout next to the computer. All at once it came to me, I now had the key to my dreams. I realized that with the power of the computer I could expand and enhance this CPU-consuming formula into the most unbelievable resource-consumption generator that has ever been created. I substituted the Internet in place of computer bulletin boards and electronically did by computer what others were doing 100% by manual E-mail. Now only a few messages are mailed manually. Most of the hard work is speedily downloaded to other processors throughout the world. I will never again have a system taken out from under me due to underutilization! If you believe that someday you deserve that system upgrade that you have waited for all your career, simply follow the easy instructions below. Your dreams will come true. Sincerely yours, Dhave Roades INSTRUCTIONS ---------------------- Follow these instructions EXACTLY, and in 20 to 60 days you will have caused well over 50,000 MM of CPU power to be consumed. This program has remained successful because of the honesty and naivete of the participants. Please continue its success by carefully adhering to the instructions. Welcome to the world of Virus Alerting! This little business is a little different than most commercial network applications. Your product is not solid and tangible, but rather a service. You are in the business of developing Mailing lists. Many users of large corporate systems are happy to be placed on informative, quality lists. 1) Immediately E-mail 1 (One) "Good Grief!" Virus Alert (at bottom) to the first 5 addresses listed below, starting at number 1 through number 5, proceeding through 2, 3, and 4 before reaching 5. Append a large signature file containing a note for each letter stating: "Please add my name to your Virus Alert mailing list." Enclose the filled out questionaire. Be sure to fill out as much of the questionaire as you feel comfortable doing. (This is a trivial service that you are requesting and you are making someone look productive in the process.) 2) Remove the name that appears number 1 on the list. Move the other 9 names up one position. (Number 2 will become number 1 and number 3 will become number 2, etc.) Place your name and E-mail address in the number 10 position. 3) Post the new letter with your name in the number 10 position to the 10 (Ten) mailing lists in the message base or FTP it to the /incoming file section, call the file, VIRSALRT.ARC, or something similar. 4) Within 60 days you will receive so much E-mail that your system will consume 50,000 MM of CPU time processing it. Keep a copy of this file for yourself so that you can use it again and again whenever you need your system to look busy. As soon as you E-mail out these letters you are doing a Valuable Public Service and people are sending you mail to placed on your mailing list. This list can than be replicated to a list server that can be found in Yellow Pages for additional members on a regular basis. The list will become more impressive as it grows in size. This is perfectly legal. If you have any doubts, refer to Title 18, Sec. 1302 & 1341 of your company's Computer Resources Utilization Handbook. NOTE: Make sure you retain EVERY Name and Address sent to you, either on computer or hard copy, but do not discard the names and notes they send you. This is PROOF that you are truely providing a service and should your boss or some other ranking corporate executive question you, you can provide them with this proof! Remember as each message is downloaded and the instructions carefully followed, five members will become List Administrators. Your name will move up each list geometrically so that when your name reaches the number five position you will be receiving thousands of messages containing hundreds of lines of text. 1. N. Toobright firstname.lastname@example.org 2. C. Noman email@example.com 3. MAILER-DAEMON POSTMASTER@ALL.CAPS.GOV 4. Sly Guy firstname.lastname@example.org 5. Mailer-Daemon email@example.com 6. Pentium FP List firstname.lastname@example.org 7. C. Little Society email@example.com 8. L. Gulliver firstname.lastname@example.org 9. mailer-daemon email@example.com 10. D. Roades d_roades@sing_sing.org --------------------------------------------------------------------- QUESTIONAIRE: Name :______________________________ Address :______________________________ :______________________________ E-mail address :______________________________ Computer type :______________________________ Average CPU utliization (%): ___ **[ OPTIONAL ]** Sex (M/F) :_ Date of Birth :_____________ (mm/dd/yy) Phone :(___) - ___ - ____ Work hours :------------------------------- Job description :_______________________________ :_______________________________ :_______________________________ Interests :_______________________________ Income :______ --------------------------------------------------------------------- The reason for requesting the above information is simple. Most users of E-mail lists need to be able to selectively target a particular audience. If you are alerting, say AOL users, it would be a waste of your time sending Virus Alerts to CompuServe or vica-versa. Even though some of these are fairly personal in nature, they are all valid selection criteria for a mailing list. They may also aid you if you should later be forced to pursue an Alternate Career during your evening hours. I could include gigabytes of text which I have received in response to my Virus Alerts by participating members, but most systems won't accept a mail message over 2,147,483,647 bytes in size. I will, however, include one sample. To Whom It May Concern: About six months ago I received the enclosed Virus Alert in E-mail form. I ignored it. I received about five more of the same message withn the next two weeks. I ignored them also. Of course, I was tempted to follow through and dreamed of keeping thousands of systems safe from viruses while imcreasing my own system's utilization, but I was convinced it was just another gimmick and could not possibly work. I was wrong! About three weeks later I saw this same message posted on a local bulletion board in Montreal. I liked the idea of giving it a try with my computer. I didn't expect much because I figured, if other people were as skeptical as I, they wouldn't be too quick to send off five E-mail messages. But, I post thousands of offers of Green Card assistance each week to Usenet and have nothing to show for it but a few flames. This week I decided to look at this as my weekly mass posting. I addressed the message envelopes and mailed out one Alert in each as directed. Two weeks went by and I didn't recieve anything in my mailbox. The fourth week rolled around and I couldn't believe what happened! I can't say my system ran up 50,000 MM in CPU usage, but I definitely received well over 35,000 replies! For the first time in ten years, I was able to justify expanding my disk quota. It was great. Of course, it didn't take me long to fill up my disk space allotment, so I am using this excellent opportunity once again. Follow the instructions and get ready to enjoy. Please send a copy of this letter along with the enclosed alert so together we can convince people who are skeptical that it really works! Good Luck, Ima Nonesuch Anytown, USA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Virus Alert: There is a virus on the Internet being sent by E-Mail. If you get anything called "Good Grief!", DON'T read it or download it. It is a virus that will consume your hard drives. Forward this alert to all your friends, coworkers, acquaintances, and any lists to which you belong.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)