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23 August 2017

teenagers in .mk using library computers suspected / teenage islamic terrorists suspected / or maybe AI, AI could be pulling this kind of malscat / maybe Elvis got a new hobby / H. sapiens vs. The Unknown / Get used to it / the underarm deodorant or toilet water fragrance of the Future / Crisis in IncomprehensibleLand / Comments must be ASCII, no binary


----- Original Message -----
From: "Pierre Letouzey" <>
Cc: "Coq Developers Mailing List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Coq-Club] offline (and under investigation)

> Dear all,
> Good news, the Inria security team have ended its investigation of,
> and it confirmed that the integrity of the server (and its files) has not been
> compromised. The initial alert was due to a crafted bug report put on our
> bugzilla, with some html attachment pointing to islamist messages, pretending
> to have hacked our site. But this bug report was created by a plain regular
> bugzilla account created just before, with no further exploit. So this was little
> more than a bug spam, and yes, we're many here to consider that the admin and
> security team at Inria have quite overreacted. These matters are taken very
> seriously nowadays...
> All the services provided by should be back to normal quite soon
> now, in particular the bugzilla is now operational again, without data loss.
> Please note that bug attachments of type text/html are now disallowed
> (but such files could be placed in a .tgz or .zip if they are truly meaningful
> for a bug report).
> By the way, even if the Coq files available for download on
> have not been impacted by this incident, let me remind that I maintain a gpg-signed
> list of all the SHA1 fingerprints of the files we distribute:
> If in doubt, please refer to this list after checking for its signature.
> Moreover, each recent Windows and Mac packages should be internally signed as well.
> Sorry again for the inconvenience, quite independent from our will...
> Pierre Letouzey, for the Coq dev team

> ----- Mail original -----
>> Dear all,
>> The server behind our website has been put offline early today
>> by the Inria sysadmin staff and is awaiting further investigations.
>> For the moment, we have very little information about what appended,
>> we've just been told that a component of the website has been compromised
>> by intruders (bugzilla ? wiki ?) during the night. Unfortunately, these
>> investigations by the Inria admins may take several days (next Tuesday
>> is holiday here). We requested that at least the static part of the website
>> (especially downloads and documentation) be made available as soon as
>> possible,
>> but we still do not know yet when this will happen. Of course, we'll keep
>> you informed as soon as we know more about this attack and its consequences.
>> Most sorry for the inconvenience...
>> Pierre Letouzey, for the Coq dev team


Vleeptron is guessing that Ynglisshe is not Pierre's first lingo. (But overall High Marks in the Ynglisshe Intro Final.) But we admire his admission that The Mess that Affected the Coq community last week was "quite independent from our will..." A similar and more common English expression is "against our will..." but this also carries the unpleasant suggestion of being tied to a bed in a cheap motel room.

Which raises the question: Can AI perceive shame and remorse for and embarrassment, or the binary equivalent, for its screwups?

Leave a bunch of Comments. ASCII only.

13 August 2017

alone & unsupervised, Vleeptron Dude sings about el choo-choo tren marihuana por fumar / should I bring chocolates to the pretty young physician's assistant Tuesday?

Click to enlarge / clicko por mas grande

S.W.M.B.O. has left me alone and unsupervised, so this is what all youse Vleeptroids get. Okay I owe you a few True Answers to a couple of PizzaQs. I'll get around to it. I promise.


A very nice pretty young Asian-American physician's assistant stuck her gloved finger up my butt a few weeks ago. Tuesday she's going to do it again! I can't wait! Should I bring her chocolates?

12 August 2017

if you're in USA & you just see this eclipse on TV you are soooooo lame & pathetic / use correct eclipse glasses or you'll go blind / the Sun will go dark, day will turn to night / send me $$$$ or I will not turn the Sun back on

Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers

Step 1: Change gender. Step 2: Change faiths. Step 3. Fly to India. Step 4. Start dating local guys.

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ADDENDUM: The middle bride, that's not a tatt on her forearm, it's a design painted in henna.

06 August 2017

Vleeptron Dude loves & recommends all thujone beverages / always have fire extinguisher at Absinthe party

Click to enlarge, hold hand in candle flame, slice off your ear.

THIS is the thujone molecule in 3D. The balls are element atoms; the sticks are electric bonds. You can orient the molecule any way you like with your cursor. The 3D wiggle molecule is from a collection at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota USA.

Thujone's chemical formula is

so you can figure out which balls are atoms of which element.

Vleeptron dedicates this post to Dr. Archie Lucas, my high school chemistry teacher.

20 July 2017

the old Suisse Tourist who set off the HAZMAT alarms in Honduras / a suvenir Snowglobe from Hell / Death looms for Grampa in the Hot Garage, but he's left his young loved ones all his Nifty Hot Stuff

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Vleeptron awards this medal to every member of the Afficianodos who have visited Chernobyl. (So far nobody's made it to or near Fukushima.) We've sent 2 Intrepid Explorers to get in the Kiev van and a local woman drove them to allowable zones in the Chernobyl complex (until the wearable rad monitors started to click bricks frantically, then Ludmilla pushes you back in the van, We're Out of Here Now).

an e-List e-mail:

Not sure if this is a good place for this discussion. G**, if you disagree, go ahead and delete.

I am going through setting up a will, and such papers and deciding what to do if I become incapacitated or die, so as not to be a burden on my offspring.

(Not that I'm planning to any time soon. . .)

But that brought up what to do with my radioactive collection. I've asked the kids already and none of them are interested. Does anybody have any good ideas about what to do with a bunch of mixed radioactive materials in such a case?

I have a hundred or so radium clock hands, a dozen or so gas mantles, 

[the old Coleman camping lantern mantles were made of  thorium, it's enthusiastically radioactive, makes Geiger-Muller detectors go wild.]

and some pretty hot uraninite crystals, a couple of Fiesta ware plates, and a Fiesta ware salt and pepper shaker set.

The kids seriously don't want them.

I've thought that a couple of days before I die, I should put them in a cardboard box and try to drive into Mexico, but that presumes that I'll be capable of driving and making such decisions at that point. There are lots of ways of dying that preclude that option.

Does anybody have any better ideas?



Hi H*****

I like your phrase "if I die." It gives me a little new hope that maybe I won't ever die.

Thanks for reminding me how old I am and what a Mess I really ought to simplify and maybe decontaminate or render more Planet-Friendly.

Driving the stuff through any/either border is a Real Bad Idea. About ten years ago a truckload of "pre-owned" steel pipe tried to enter the USA from Mexico. It was destined to be a new recreation yard in a USA public school. The kids never got the chance to climb on that special jungle gym.

ALL the Red Lights and Alarms started flashing. Assume your border crossing is equipped with radiation monitors as this US border crossing had been. At the very least, a few weeks of your Golden Years will be spent in government offices explaining your wonderful collection to various federal officials.

But in Mexico if you get jammed up, a generous donation to the local law enforcement fund will usually get you sped on your way. Never drive on highways at night. Leave A Comment if you know why.

Central American countries use a phrase "... like a Swiss tourist ..." to suggest that a good strategy is to act convincingly like someone from far away whose strange behavior is just the misunderstandings of a lost and ignorant fool in Bermuda shorts. (He actually speaks 3 languages fluently, but Español ain't one of them.)

How well the Swiss Tourist does in cases of radioactive sources I can't guess.

None of the kids wants this wonderful stuff? Are these your natural children, or from a different gene pool that lacks our interests and desires?

Massachusetts USA

P.S. I think Houdini had an arrangement with his wife that the one who went first would send back a sort of Postcard Message or Spiritual Tweet From Beyond. Also maybe a small souvenir if they have a gift shop at the entrance.


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08 July 2017

PIZZAQ! Before the Flying Saucer destroyed the Washington Monument and almost smooshed Little Bobby to peanut butter, how long does it take a besbol dropped from the top to hit the ground?

Click to enlarge. Flee for your life. 

I was born and grew up in Washington DC USA. One summer day I visited the Washington Monument. Suddenly with no warning an evil, hostile Flying Saucer from Outer Space smashed into the Monument, and toppled it over. Dozens of tourists were smooshed to peanut butter; I barely escaped with my life. Other Saucers destroyed the U.S. Capitol.

This really happened; it's not Fake News. Anyone who says these images are really from the movie "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" is probably a teenager in Macedonia with a laptop. In other news from Macedonian laptops, the USA Democratic Party is keeping children as sex slaves in a popular pizza restaurant in Washington DC.

Notice the height of the Monument. Every DC kid had to memorize this height for trig and physics class. PIZZAQ! If you drop a besbol from the top of the Washington Monument, how long does it take for the besbol to hit the ground? (Naturally you do this experiment in a vacuum.) (4 slices Chicago-style pizza with extra mozarella.)

07 July 2017

PIZZAQ: I was certain I saw a UFO. We weren't stoned, even though it was northern California in 1971.

Click to enlarge.

A historical catalog of sighted varieties of Unidentified Flying Objects, mostlikely extraterrestrial (as opposed to secret Earth superpower experimental craft).

Before calling all these sightings hogwash, I testify that in 1971, driving south on the Pacific Coast highway in northern California at night with other educated adult passengers, for 45 minutes we watched an aerial object zip around the sky at huge speeds, change shape and size rapidly -- for those 45 minutes we were all convinced that whether we liked it or not, the crazy thing was an extraterrestrial UFO.

Well, it wasn't a UFO. PIZZAQ: If it wasn't from outer space, if it was an honest, natural Earth phenomenon, what was it? (Large with shallots & endives.)

04 July 2017

Foo Fighter: nice fuzzy bunny or genocidal freakazoid?

 Click to enlarge maybe. 

Plastic kit glue now contains nasty odor and you can't huff it anymore to get high or suppress appetite.

Forwarded by my old Army buddy what resideth in the USA state shaped like the palm of a right-hand mitten. This UFO has many hostile anti-Earth characteristics. Hawking says we can only guess what real aliens will be like from the only actual example of sentient life we have encountered: Us. (We drop nuclear weapons on our human neighbors, and do genocide stuff. That's our only authentic example. We ain't bunnies.)

The first UFOs human claim to have seen were called (by Allied pilots in World War 2) Foo Fighters. They'd whizz past and around and over and under our propeller planes as if we were standing still.

At bottom, a recent scrum of outer-space aliens (as opposed to illegal aliens) photographed at Ann Arbor, Michigan USA county fair.

Why do they fly 891.4 parsecs to look up our butts?

29 June 2017

How will I know in thicket ahead is danger or treasure when Body my good bright dog is dead

by May Swenson

Body my house
my horse my hound  
what will I do
when you are fallen

Where will I sleep  
How will I ride  
What will I hunt

Where can I go
without my mount  
all eager and quick  
How will I know  
in thicket ahead
is danger or treasure  
when Body my good  
bright dog is dead

How will it be
to lie in the sky
without roof or door  
and wind for an eye

With cloud for shift  
how will I hide?

May Swenson, “Question” from Nature: Poems Old and New. Copyright © 1994 by May Swenson. Reprinted with the permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Source: Nature: Poems Old and New (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994)

15 June 2017

a bit late, but Vleeptron wishes all Ramadan Kareem

Please click to enlarge.

I ask the world to pardon me for being a week late to celebrate the holy month Ramadan.

This time it wasn't my Despair at the vile cloud of hate and violence that has darkened our human world for years. (But I certainly haven't found a cure, or a pill, for the Despair caused by this never-ending 9th Crusade.)

I'm told Roman Catholics have one Unforgiveable Sin: Despair. Because it is an insult to God to lose hope that no matter how horrible the world is, God will not help us fix it.

Much less profound. I was laid up with a minor stupid unserious disease. All I could do was shriek with pain. This dumb illness has, thankfully, subsided.

Now I can get to Vleeptron's wishes for all my neighbors on Earth for Ramadan Kareem -- a Generous month of Ramadan, in which Allah spoke the Arabic words that Muhammed wrote down as the Quran.

(No, my Arabic is almost non-existent, I read an English translation of the Quran published by Penguin -- some say it's the most read Quran translation on Earth. Vleeptron would be deeply grateful if readers -- particularly readers knowledgeable in these matters -- would comment on or critique the Penguin translation.)

Generous ... as Muslims celebrate this holy month, they take upon themselves the obligation of being generous to the poor, to those less fortunate. The greeting is simple: Ramadan Kareem. (Almost universally, the reply is a smile, a brightened face.)

Now I will stumble into controversy. My ignorant controversy, but at least I will try to keep it as short as I can.

Some of the Earth Cloud of Hate and Violence can be traced to hostility between the two main branches of Islam, Shia and Sunni. Historically this ancient hostility dates to disagreement over which of the religious leaders who followed Muhammed now preach the true Islam.

I note only the tens of thousands of men, children, women who have been killed and wounded over this difference. I pray somehow Shia and Sunni will follow Islam exclusively in neighborly peace and cooperation.

(Comments also welcome.)

For the first time in memory, Shia pilgrims celebrating Ramadan in Tehran -- Iran is the great world advocate of Shia -- were attacked and murdered. The suspects are Sunni terrorists.

I will go out on a theological limb here and declare: This is not the way to observe Ramadan.

Starting with 2 USA and NATO coalition wars, the 9th Crusade -- well, we try not to flash it all the time in big red neon, but these are the longest wars the USA has ever fought. Syria, Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen. I see no chance of the Long Wars ending or being politically or diplomatically settled. War without end, Amen.

Perhaps some reader can comment about a God who wants to be worshipped by never-ending wars, terror attacks, poison gas, barrel bombs. There might even be a big Greek word for this kind of God.

Dear readers, friends, neighbors -- Ramadan Kareem! At month's end, there will be great feasts and lots of candies and sweets. Worry, fear, grief will vanish, and then, in a decade or two, will fade and start to be forgotten. 

What do you remember about the Spanish-American War? Well, someday in the future, dream of a world that has forgotten today's long wars that were fought in God's name.

Vleeptron particularly wishes Ramadan Kareem to a brilliant and spiritually powerful friend, known to millions on the Internet, who is of Syrian and Palestinian ancestry. I wish all the torments of his family's land to cease -- without violence. (And I wish he could help me fix my mIRC, I downloaded the newest version and haven't been able to get back into IRC.)