Fun_People Archive
19 Nov
Windows 95 & Li Peng

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 96 13:38:50 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: Windows 95 & Li Peng

Forwarded-by: "Jack D. Doyle" <>
From: (Geraghty Rob)

Just the other day, the eastern Australian States of New South Wales
and Victoria went over to Daylight Saving time.  Queensland did not.

Windows 95 regards all three as being in one time zone.

Consequently, all our email and schedule appointments have gone haywire,
because Exchange is adjusting for a daylight saving difference we don't have.

(please note that Queensland has only had daylight saving for one summer -
about three years ago)

I phoned Microsoft to ask whether they planned to fix the bug, but they told

"It's not a bug."
"Why not?"
"Because Queensland had daylight saving when we wrote the code."

From: (xiao-lin li)

A joke from Peking University.

Internet is becoming popularized in China. More and more people have opened
an email account. However, there are still some problems with this new
media. Mis-delivery is a serious one. Last week a Beida graduate student
called Li Na tried to send a "have a try" email to his classmate Zhao
Wen-Jian, but that message was sent to Mr. Li Peng, one of the top leaders
in China, by mistake. As a result, Mr. Li was surprised by the following
message: "Hi, Fatty: How are you? This is only a try.  By the way, the
yellow joke you told last night is just great."

The next day, Li Na received an email from "" in
which he was told:"We have evidence to proof that you have been tapping the
highest security hotlines of government.Any attempt to bug the telephone
talk of country leaders is illegal."

Footnote: Li Peng is the Premire who ordered to kill Peking students
          in Tiananmen Square in 1989 crackdown.

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