The internet was a different place where downloading avatars over a p2p protocol directly from peers and then showing them in a chat application without any additional warning was something that could be done.
I'm not just talking about exploiting issues with malicious files (heck, they even invented their own binary format. I'm sure hat parser is totally safe), but also about what possible harassment could be done by pushing arbitrary pucture avatars to chat peers.
Something like that would never fly any more these days
However, it beats the heck out of slack on resource utilization and functionality. :-)
> I once got an email from a US Marine Corps guard at Guantanamo Bay. They were using the program in TEXT mode to record their watch logs. All of their staions were connected together using the Comic Chat program. You see, in Comic Chat, one can save the entire log of events. He wanted to know if there was anyway to record a time stamp on each message. It was unfortunate that I did not know the answer, but I often thought that their unique use of the program was quite clever!
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