Re: virus: Limiting

David McFadzean (
Tue, 09 Dec 1997 17:19:02 -0700

At 11:50 AM 12/9/97 -0800, Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:

>> If we found an unambiguous message encoded into the digits of pi that
>> would certainly get my attention.
>Even though a random digit string of infinite length can be expected to
>contain any given substring if you keep looking long enough? What would
>qualify such a message as "unambiguous"? A combination of content and

Yes, I would be pretty freaked out if my program discovered a message
that said "a program created by David McFadzean will find this message
encoded in standard ASCII starting at the trillionth digit of Pi at
4:18:33 GMT on May 14, 2003" and all the information contained in the
message was precisely correct. How would it make you feel?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus