Re: OT: Metaphoric language
|From:||Amanda Babcock <ababcock@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 22, 2004, 15:51|
On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 07:07:52PM -0500, Roger Mills wrote:
> I haven't been keeping track, but here's a spam that could be in the Star
> Trek metaphoric language mentioned a while back--
> FLHY, the telegram staggered.
I've been collecting this class of spam, though I'm getting bored with
> (I don't know what FLHY stands for; the spam had something to do with free
> cable TV)
Based on a subset of the spams that come in with, e.g., "Re: %RND_UC_CHAR[2-8],
river and waved" (apparent translation: "generate me a random string of
uppercase characters of a length somewhere between two and eight inclusive",
in I know not which programming language), I believe the string at the
beginning is completely random. Part of its charm.