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[collected 2003-06-16 from slashdot (anon.)]

Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit. As we were
talking I mentioned that I had recently installed Windows 95 on my PC, I
told him how happy I was with this operating system and showed him the
Windows 95 CD. To my surprise he threw it into my micro-wave oven and
turned on the oven. Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had become
precious to me, but he said: 'Do not worry, it is unharmed.' After a few
minutes he took the CD out, gave it to me and said: 'Take a close look at
it.' To my surprise the CD was quite cold to hold and it seemed to be
heavier than before. At first I could not see anything, but on the inner
edge of the central hole I saw an inscription, an inscription finer than
anything I have ever seen before. The inscription shone piercingly bright,
and yet remote, as if out of a great depth:

   12413AEB2ED4FA5E6F7D78E78BEDE8209450920F923A40EE10 E510CC98D444AA08E1324

 'I cannot understand the fiery letters,' I said.

 'No but I can,' he said. 'The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode, but the
language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here. But in common
English this is what it says:'

    One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
    One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

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