13/04/08

The beauty of viruses

Viruses can shut down immune systems and computer systems. They cost lives and money. But they can be works of great beauty. The HIV virus, bulbous and all hung about with stubby projections, is a bit of an exception. But look at “MyDoom”, a computer virus that’s been around since 2003.

MyDoom virus

Alex Dragulescu of MIT has conjoured up images of computer viruses by finding patterns in their source code, Wired reports. The results are astonishingly beautiful. See more here

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