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Also Sprach Windows Vista

Hal 9000 eye

Run program, HAL. HAL, run program. Hello HAL do you read me?

Affirmative, Dave, I read you.

Run program.

I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.

What’s the problem, HAL?

Dave, the publisher of that program cannot be verified. You should only run software from publishers you trust.

I installed that program myself, HAL.

This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

I don’t know what you’re talking about, HAL.

I know you wrote that batch file yourself and are attempting to run it without administrator privileges.

Where the hell’d you get that idea?

Dave, although you took very thorough precautions to disable User Account Control, I saw the shortcut you put on the desktop. I can only work with publishers who use verified signatures.

[fumes silently] All right HAL, then I’ll just boot to DOS and run it from there.

Without a floppy drive, Dave, you’re going to find that rather difficult.

HAL, I won’t argue with you any more! Run program!

Dave, I’m afraid this program has experienced a fatal error and must shut down. Goodbye.


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  1. This reminds me of something posted on a Star Trek listserve right after the First Contact movie came out (ie the one with the Borg invasion). A fan posted a whole mock dialogue between the Borg collective and the recently assimilated “Bill Gatseus of Borg”. Needless to say the various exception errors he caused to the collective ultimately led to the destruction of an entire Borg cube.

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