May 5 in history: a computer to play it, the ILOVEYOU virus and the first major Soviet hydropower

On 5 may 2000, millions of computers around the world were attacked by the ILOVEYOU virus. This worm exactly 15 years ago sent in the mailboxes from the Philippines in the night of 4 to 5 may. The subject line contained the innocuous phrase “ILoveYou”, but the shipment was attached malicious script “LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs”. Once the user has launched the file, the virus then sent a copy of itself to all the contacts from Microsoft Outlook address book. By default in Windows hidden system file extensions, so, even though it was a script with the extension “.vbs”, many saw it as a file with “.txt” on the end and wasn’t afraid to open a plain text document. Influenced the psychological moment, after all who will refuse to open the letter with a Declaration of love, albeit from a stranger?
May 5 in history: a computer to play it, the ILOVEYOU virus and the first major Soviet hydropower
The mail with the ILOVEYOU virus
The virus is notable for the fact that he was struck by more than three million computers (of all letters received about 45 million people) and caused damage to the global economy in 10-15 billion dollars, and got in the Guinness Book of records as the most destructive virus. In 2011, about this worm even made a film with the straightforward title “I love you”.
On may 5 1951 the first computer, created specifically for the game. The Ferranti company for the exhibition “Festival of Britain” has developed on the basis of computer Ferranti Mark I machine to play it and called it Nimrod. The device consisted of 480 tubes, 120 control relay displays and a few germanium diodes that produce the logical OR operation.
May 5 in history: a computer to play it, the ILOVEYOU virus and the first major Soviet hydropower
The Nimrod computer to play them
It is a classic mathematical game for two in which players take turns to take objects from multiple heaps, but one move can take any number from just one set. The winner is the one who takes the last object. By the way, there are two versions of the origin of the name him (NIM): from the German verb Nimm” – “to take”, from the English verb “WIN” in inverted form.
5 may 1927 on the Volkhov hydroelectric station launched the first Soviet generator. The first projects of the Volkhov river to generate electricity have been in 1902. However, the construction of hydroelectric power began only after the inclusion of HPPs in the plan for electrification in 1921. By 1927, the project was completed and the launch of the first Soviet hydraulic units, made at the Leningrad Metal plant. At that time capacity was 58 MW, and the beginning of the great Patriotic war the plant was given to 66 MW.
May 5 in history: a computer to play it, the ILOVEYOU virus and the first major Soviet hydropower
Modern look of the Volkhov hydroelectric station
Volkhov hydroelectric station during the war was supplying electricity to besieged Leningrad through a cable laid along the bottom of Ladoga lake. The station operates to this day, is one of the oldest operating hydroelectric power station of Russia. Some units at the station have been working for over 80 years, and its capacity is 86 MW (planned increase to 98 MW).

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