MBR Love Note Responses

I have to say, I didn’t quite expect the wide variety of responses to my “MBR Love Note“. And… it was on the front page of Digg and BoingBoing, among other places. Which, has driven a ton of random traffic to the site. 🙂 🙂 🙂

I’m not going to bother posting the Digg comments, a lot of them were so far off base and yet wildly amusing.

Cory Dotorow classified it as a “Scary MBR-nuking program.. “.. I don’t know if I would go that far, thats a bit of an exaggeration.

Brandon said “it was a [real, non-script kiddie] hack”.. thanks. 🙂
Gameboy genius filmed installation and booting of the love note and put it on YouTube… you can see it at his blog.

CustomPC wrote that “an expert assembly code programmer writes an app to make your computer greet you with a note when you switch it on”. Expert, eh? Really, its not all that hard…

As an aside, it really is quite trivial to uninstall the program. Look at the comments section for a hint if you really don’t have any idea. Though, you probably shouldn’t install it if you don’t have an idea. I don’t feel like dealing with thousands of people screwing their computer up. It probably (most likely) won’t destroy your computer by any stretch of the imagination..

My roommate Jon provided the text, which I believe he did get from ThinkGeek.

Oh, and yes, I did know the answers to the quiz when I made it. The only one I wasn’t 100% sure about on #3, but I was right when I looked it up. And the quiz is mostly for fun, but anyone who has messed with MBR’s and such should be able to get them right. And I would say a great deal of people *should* be able to get #1 right.

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