Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Elk Cloner Bashers and Mash

On January 30, 1982, Rich Skrenta wrote the first self-replicating program, or "computer virus," as it came to be called. He was 15. The virus wasn't malicious; it displayed the following poem every 50th time an infected Apple II computer rebooted:
Elk Cloner: The program with a personality

It will get on all your disks
It will infiltrate your chips
Yes, it’s Cloner!

It will stick to you like glue
It will modify RAM too
Send in the Cloner!
Don't add Earth Balance to the potatoes like I did.

serves: 1-2
prep. time: approx. 20 min.

4 red potatoes, quartered
2 handfuls brussels sprouts
1 Field Roast sausage
nutritional yeast
almond milk

1. Cover the potatoes with water in a small pot. Bring to a boil. Boil until tender (but not overdone).
2. Preheat the oven to 400F. Toss the brussels sprouts in olive oil and bake until they turn bright.
3. Fry the sausage in a bit of oil over medium heat.
4. Drain the potatoes. Place back in the pot and mash with some mylk, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper.

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