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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 it.
> (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. Amanda