Spotted recently by a former Tolkien student on rec.humor.funny:

Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, payed me a visit.
As we were talking I mentioned that I had recently installed Windows 95 on my PC, I told him how happy I was with this operating system and showed him the Windows 95 CD. To my surprise he threw it into my micro-wave oven and turned on the oven. Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had become precious to me, but he said: >To not worry, it is unharmed. 'After a few minutes he took the CD out, gave it to me and said: Take a close look at it. 'To my >surprise the CD was quite cold to hold and it seemed to be heavier >than before. At first I could not see anything, but on the inner edge of the central hole I saw a inscription, an inscription finer than anything I have ever seen before. The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a great depth:

12413AEB2ED4FA5E6F7D78E78BEDE820945092OF923A40EElOE5 I OCC98D444AA08EI 324

"1 cannot understand the fiery letters, 'I said. 'No but I can,' he said. 'The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode, but the

language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here. But in common English this is what it says: "One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,

One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

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