From: Robert Roten <74363.345@CompuServe.COM>
Newsgroups: alt.destroy.the.earth
Subject: A solution
Date: 5 Nov 1995 06:55:53 GMT
Organization: Compuserve
Lines: 288

 I ran across this the other day. It looks like
the solution to the problem of how to destroy the
earth.


 IN THE BEGINNING [author unknown]
 
 In the beginning there was the computer. And God said
 
 %Let there be light!
 
 #Enter user id.
 
 %God
 
 #Enter password.
 
 %Omniscient
 
 #Password incorrect. Try again.
 
 %Omnipotent
 
 #Password incorrect. Try again.
 
 %Technocrat
 
 #And God logged on at 12:01:00 AM, Sunday, March 1.
 
 %Let there be light!
 
 #Unrecognizable command. Try again.
 
 %Create light
 
 #Done
 
 %Run heaven and earth
 
 #And God created Day and Night. And God saw there were 0 errors.
 #And God logged off at 12:02:00 AM, Sunday, March 1. #Approx. 
 funds remaining: $92.50.
 
 #And God logged on at 12:01:00 AM, Monday, March 2.
 
 %Let there be firmament in the midst of water and light
 
 #Unrecognizable command. Try again.
 
 %Create firmament
 
 #Done.
 
 %Run firmament
 
 #And God created the firmament. And God saw there were 0 errors.
 #And God logged off at 12:02:00 AM, Monday, March 2. #Approx.
 funds remaining: $84.60.
 
 #And God logged on at 12:01:00 AM, Tuesday, March 3.
 
 %Let the waters under heaven be gathered together unto one place
 and let the dry land appear
 
 #Too many characters in specification string. Try again.
 
 %Create dry_land
 
 #Done.
 
 #And God divided the waters. And God saw there were 0 errors.
 #And God logged off at 12:02:00 AM, Tuesday, March 3. #Approx.
 funds remaining: $65.00.
 
 #And God logged on at 12:01:00 AM, Wednesday, March 4.
 
 %Create lights in the firmament to divide the day from the night
 
 #Unspecified type. Try again.
 
 %Create sun_moon_stars
 
 #Done
 
 %Run sun_moon_stars
 
 #And God created the heavens. And God saw there were 0 errors.
 #And God logged off at 12:02:00 AM, Wednesday, March 4. #Approx.
 funds remaining: $54.00.
 
 #And God logged on at 12:01:00 AM, Thursday, March 5.
 
 %Create fish
 
 #Done
 
 %Create fowl
 
 #Done
 
 %Run fish, fowl
 
 #And God created the great sea monsters and every living
 creature that creepeth wherewith the waters swarmed after its
 kind and every winged fowl after its kind. And God saw there      were
0 errors.
 
 #And God logged off at 12:02:00 AM, Thursday, March 5. #Approx.
 funds remaining: $45.00.
 
 #And God logged on at 12:01:00 AM, Friday, March 6.
 
 %Create cattle
 
 #Done
 
 %Create creepy_things
 
 #Done
 
 %Now let us make man in our image
 
 #Unspecified type. Try again.
 
 %Create man
 
 #Done
 
 %Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it
 and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of
 the air and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth
 
 #Too many command operands. Try again.
 
 %Run multiplication
 
 #Execution terminated. 6 errors.
 
 %Insert breath
 
 #Done
 
 %Run multiplication
 
 #Execution terminated. 5 errors.
 
 %Move man to Garden of Eden
 
 #File Garden of Eden does not exist.
 
 %Create Garden.edn
 
 #Done
 
 %Move man to Garden.edn
 
 #Done
 
 %Run multiplication
 
 #Execution terminated. 4 errors.
 
 %Copy woman from man
 
 #Done
 
 %Run multiplication
 
 #Execution terminated. 3 errors.
 
 %Insert woman into man
 
 #Illegal parameters. Try again.
 
 %Insert man into woman
 
 #Done
 
 %Run multiplication
 
 #Execution terminated. 2 errors.
 
 %Create desire
 
 #Done
 
 %Run multiplication
 
 #And God saw man and woman being fruitful and multiplying in
 Garden.edn
 #Warning: No time limit on this run. 1 errors.
 
 %Create freewill
 
 #Done
 
 %Run freewill
 
 #And God saw man and woman being fruitful and multiplying in
 Garden.edn
 #Warning: No time limit on this run. 1 errors.
 
 %Undo desire
 
 #Desire cannot be undone once freewill is created.
 
 %Destroy freewill
 
 #Freewill is an inaccessible file and cannot be destroyed.
 #Enter replacement, cancel, or ask for help.
 
 %Help
 
 #Desire cannot be undone once freewill is created. #Freewill is
 an inaccessible file and cannot be destroyed. #Enter  replacement,
cancel, or ask for help.
 
 %Create tree_of_knowledge
 
 #And God saw man and woman being fruitful and multiplying in
 Garden.edn
 #Warning: No time limit on this run. 1 errors.
 
 %Create good, evil
 
 #Done
 
 %Activate evil
 
 #And God saw he had created shame.
 #Warning system error in sector E95. Man and woman not in
 Garden.edn.
 #1 errors.
 
 %Scan Garden.edn for man, woman
 
 #Search failed.
 
 %Delete shame
 
 #Shame cannot be deleted once evil has been activated.
 
 %Destroy freewill
 
 #Freewill is an inaccessible file and cannot be destroyed.
 #Enter replacement, cancel, or ask for help.
 
 %Stop
 
 #Unrecognizable command. Try again
 
 %Break
 %Break
 %Break
 
 #ATTENTION ALL USERS *** ATTENTION ALL USERS: COMPUTER GOING
 DOWN FOR REGULAR DAY OF MAINTENANCE AND REST IN FIVE MINUTES.
 PLEASE LOG OFF.
 
 %Create new world
 
 #You have exceeded your allocated file space. You must destroy
 old files before new ones can be created.
 
 %Destroy earth
 
 #Destroy earth: Please confirm.
 
 %Destroy earth confirmed
 
 #COMPUTER DOWN *** COMPUTER DOWN. SERVICES WILL RESUME SUNDAY,
 MARCH 8 AT 6:00 AM. YOU MUST SIGN OFF NOW.
 
 #And God logged off at 11:59:59 PM, Friday, March 6. #Approx.
 funds remaining: $0.00.
 

It looks like all you have to do is find that computer
and complete the job that God started just before he logged
off.

This assumes, of course, that you can find the computer,
that you can get some money in the account to operate it,
and we have to assume we have free will.

-- 
"Science is not the be-all of existence, but its enemies could be
the end-all."  _ Ortiz