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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:42 PM
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Wow! I just found a REALLY weird bug in the DU spell checker!
I was checking my last post before replying, and the spell check stopped on the mis-spelled name Earnhart (I think I had spelled it Ernhart), and the spell Checker offered "Erhart."

But what happened is, I hit the "Backspace" key by mistake. Then the Spellchecker screen went blank for a second, the this popped up in the spell checker window:

਼桴浬㸊㱨敡搾਼汩湫⁲敬㴢獴祬敳桥整∠瑹灥㴢瑥硴⽣獳∠桲敦㴢⽳灥汬敲⽳灥汬敲却祬攮捳猢 㸊਼獣物灴慮杵慧攽≊慶慓捲楰琢㸊㰡ⴭਊ晵湣瑩潮⁓祭䕲牯爨⤊笊牥瑵牮⁴牵攻੽ਊ睩湤潷⹯湥牲潲‽⁓祭䕲牯爻ਊ癡爠卹浒敡汗楮佰敮‽⁷楮摯眮潰敮㬊੦畮捴楯渠卹浗楮佰敮⡵牬Ⱐ湡浥Ⱐ慴瑲楢畴敳⤊笊牥瑵牮
湥眠佢橥捴⠩⤻੽ਊ睩湤潷⹯灥渠㴠卹浗楮佰敮㬊ਯ⼭ⴾ਼⽳捲楰琾ਊ㱳捲楰琠污湧畡来㴢橡癡獣物灴∠獲挽∯獰敬汥爯睯牤坩湤潷⹪猢㸼⽳捲楰琾਼獣物灴慮杵慧攽≪慶慳捲楰琢㸊癡爠獵杧猠㴠湥眠䅲牡礨⤻੶慲⁷潲摳‽敷⁁牲慹⠩㬊癡爠瑥硴楮灵瑳‽敷⁁牲慹⠩㬊癡爠敲牯爻ੴ數瑩湰畴獛そ‽⁵湥獣慰攨❎潴┲び畲攥㉃┲ぉ┲び瑯灰敤┲ぷ慴捨楮朥㈰乁千䅒┲ち晴敲┲い慬攥㈰䕲湨慲琥㈰䙡步搥㈰桩猥㈰摥慴栮✩㬊瑥硴楮灵瑳嬱崠㴠畮敳捡灥⠧䤥㈰摯渥㈷琥㈰牥浥浢敲┲ぴ桥津㈰摯楮朥㈰楴┲ぢ慣欥㈰楮┲ち┲ぐ牥ⴹ⼱ㄥ㈰睯牬搮✩㬊睯牤獛そ‽⁛崻ੳ畧杳嬰崠㴠孝㬊睯牤獛そ嬰崠㴠❎䅓䍁刧㬊獵杧獛そ嬰崠㴠嬧乁⁓䍁刧Ⱐ❎䄭千䅒✬‧ 乓䌧Ⱐ❎䅓䄧Ⱐ❓䍁刧Ⱐ❎䅓䅓✬‧体䍁刧Ⱐ❎䅓䅌✬‧乁卄䅑✬‧乁卓䅕✬‧乁卓䕒✬‧䵁千䅒䄧Ⱐ❍䅓䌧Ⱐ❎䅒䍓✬‧乁啓䕁✬‧乁十尧匧崻੷潲摳嬰嵛ㅝ‽‧ 䕲湨慲琧㬊獵杧獛そ嬱崠㴠嬧䕲桡牴✬‧䕡牨慲琧Ⱐ❅牨慲搧Ⱐ❕湨畲琧Ⱐ❂敲湨慲搧Ⱐ❒楮敨慲琧Ⱐ❅牮獴✬‧䕶敲桡牴✬‧剥楮桡牤✬‧䉥牮桡牤琧Ⱐ❅牮敳琧 Ⱐ❕湨敡牤✬‧䕮慣琧Ⱐ❕牱畨慲琧崻੷潲摳嬱崠㴠孝㬊獵杧獛ㅝ‽⁛崻੷潲摳嬱嵛そ‽‧偲攧㬊獵杧獛ㅝ嬰崠㴠嬧偲略✬‧偡牥✬‧偯牥✬‧偲敹✬‧偵牥✬‧偹牥✬‧健爧Ⱐ❐刧Ⱐ❐爧Ⱐ❐牥渧Ⱐ❐牥猧Ⱐ❐敥✬‧偲敦✬‧偲数✬‧佲攧Ⱐ❐䔧Ⱐ❒攧Ⱐ❐剏✬‧偲甧Ⱐ❐牯✬‧偲礧Ⱐ❐剃✬‧偯攧Ⱐ❐楥✬‧䑲攧Ⱐ❁牥 ✬‧䕲攧Ⱐ❉牥❝㬊੶慲⁷潲摗楮摯睏扪‽敷⁷潲摗楮摯眨⤻੷潲摗楮摯睏扪⹯物杩湡汓灥汬楮杳‽⁷潲摳㬊睯牤坩湤潷佢樮獵杧敳瑩潮猠㴠獵杧猻੷潲摗楮摯睏扪⹴數瑉湰畴猠㴠瑥硴楮灵瑳㬊੦畮捴楯渠楮楴彳灥汬⠩⁻ਉ⼯⁣桥捫⁩映慮礠敲牯爠潣捵牥搠摵物湧⁳敲癥爭獩摥⁰牯捥獳楮朊३昨⁥牲潲
⁻ਉॡ汥牴⠠敲牯爠 ⤻ਉ素敬獥⁻ਉय⼠捡汬⁴桥⁩湩瑟獰敬氨⤠晵湣瑩潮⁩渠瑨攠灡牥湴⁦牡浥獥琊उ楦
灡牥湴⹦牡浥献汥湧瑨⤠笊उ॰慲敮琮楮楴彳灥汬⠠睯牤坩湤潷佢樠 ⤻ਉॽ⁥汳攠笊उॡ汥牴⠧周楳⁰慧攠睡猠汯慤敤畴獩摥映愠晲慭敳整⸠䥴楧桴潴⁤楳灬慹⁰牯灥牬礧⤻ਉॽਉ紊紊ਊ਼⽳捲楰琾ਊ㰯桥慤㸊㱢潤礠潮䱯慤㴢楮楴彳灥汬⠩㬢㸊਼獣物灴㸊睯牤坩湤潷佢樮睲楴敂潤礨⤻਼⽳捲楰琾ਊ㰯扯摹㸊㰯桴浬㸊ਊ㱳捲楰琠污湧畡来㴢䩡癡卣物灴∾਼ℭⴊ癡爠卹浒敡汏湌潡搻੶慲⁓ 祭剥慬佮啮汯慤㬊੦畮捴楯渠卹浏湕湬潡搨⤊笊睩湤潷⹯灥渠㴠卹浗楮佰敮㬊楦⡓祭剥慬佮啮汯慤㴠湵汬⤊⁓祭剥慬佮啮汯慤⠩㬊紊੦畮捴楯渠卹浏湌潡搨⤊笊楦⡓祭剥慬佮䱯慤㴠湵汬⤊⁓祭剥慬佮䱯慤⠩㬊睩湤潷⹯灥渠㴠卹浒敡汗楮佰敮㬊卹浒敡汏湕湬潡搠㴠睩湤潷⹯湵湬潡搻ਠ⁷楮摯眮潮畮汯慤 ‽⁓祭佮啮汯慤㬊紊੓祭剥慬佮䱯慤‽⁷楮摯眮潮汯慤㬊睩湤潷⹯湬潡搠㴠卹浏湌潡搻ਊ⼯ⴭ㸊㰯獣物灴㸊

Anyone read Japanese?


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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:48 PM
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1. Cue Twilight Zone music..
ohhhhhhh....weird.

-chef-
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:49 PM
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2. Yes
And you can expect visits from the FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security before morning. Send us a postcard from Gitmo.
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:49 PM
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3. Can you reproduce the same effect again?
Or was it just that once?
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:39 AM
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26. oops, I posted my reply to you at the post below your's...
...Sorry, I'm having back trouble tonight too, so I'm having to lean back in my chair to keep my back from going into spasms.

Sorry. :blush:
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:43 AM
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27. Up2Late, you can color this with a PAINT program, cut and paste and VOILA!
Edited on Tue Feb-21-06 12:46 AM by Radio_Lady
It's MODERN ART!



"Hello? Museum of Modern Art? May I speak to your curator about my newest ouvre called 'Abstract Spell Checker'? It's going up at auction Saturday at Southby's for a starting price of $100,000, which is a steal!"
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:26 AM
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36. It sort of looks like an old Data Processing Punch card...
...I don't know if you're old enough to remember those, so for those who don't, it's what computer programmers used to use to input data into those big old Unix computers (back in the 1970's and early 80's) before Floppies made them obsolete.

But I do like the idea, I think using different mis-spelled english words give you different chinese characters, have you tried any other words?
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:16 PM
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48. Yes, I do remember punch cards -- used them to register for college
Edited on Tue Feb-21-06 02:18 PM by Radio_Lady
courses when I started at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, in September, 1956. I'm married to a former electrical engineer (Northeastern University EE graduated in 1957) who retrained himself as a software engineer. He put together a Heath/Zenith kit with dual floppies in the early '80s. At the time, he thought it was "blazing fast"! He's now age 71 and still messing around with the newest computers. His latest skill is with a new Sony digital camera. What do they say about men? The only thing that changes through the years is the price (and complexity) of their toys!

I didn't install Korean, Chinese, or Japanese character sets when prompted to do it. Sometimes I accidentally go to an Asian web site and see many of the "doodles" posted last night. I think they're kind of neat from a graphics point of view.

In peace,

Radio_Lady
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 11:56 PM
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51. My parents bought a Heath/Zenith in 1985 I think it was...
...but this one was a "take it out of the box and connect the wires" sort of assembly, but it didn't have a Hard Drive, and had 2, 5-1/4" Floppies. DOS 2.x, I think it was 6 Mhz, 512K ram, oh and that Amber and black CGA monitor. :D

I've built all my computers since my 3rd one in 1997 though. I love that my current Palm Zire 72 has more Ram and storage space than my first Laptop in 1992.
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tool_of_the_people Donating Member (330 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:51 PM
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4. Looks more Chinese...
than Japanese to me. Babelfish didn't like it.

Error decoding translated text.

We're sorry we've encountered an error with your request.
If you think this is a bug we should know about send us e-mail and let us know the following:

* What browser you were using.
* The operating system you are on.
* The type of translation you were trying when this error occurred.

The error encountered is: 157
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:29 AM
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23. O.K. let me try it here The first three lines are what I was checking.
Not sure, I stopped watching NASCAR after Dale Ernhart faked his death.

...at the 2000 Daytona 500.

I don't remember them doing it back in a Pre-9/11 world.

Yup! This is what I got below. You try it, make sure you put the top line in the subject line and ignore when it asks to correct NASCAR. The instructions are in the Original post.

਼桴浬㸊㱨敡搾਼汩湫⁲敬㴢獴祬敳桥整∠瑹灥㴢瑥硴⽣獳∠桲敦㴢⽳灥汬敲⽳灥汬敲却祬攮捳猢 㸊਼獣物灴慮杵慧攽≊慶慓捲楰琢㸊㰡ⴭਊ晵湣瑩潮⁓祭䕲牯爨⤊笊牥瑵牮⁴牵攻੽ਊ睩湤潷⹯湥牲潲‽⁓祭䕲牯爻ਊ癡爠卹浒敡汗楮佰敮‽⁷楮摯眮潰敮㬊੦畮捴楯渠卹浗楮佰敮⡵牬Ⱐ湡浥Ⱐ慴瑲楢畴敳⤊笊牥瑵牮
湥眠佢橥捴⠩⤻੽ਊ睩湤潷⹯灥渠㴠卹浗楮佰敮㬊ਯ⼭ⴾ਼⽳捲楰琾ਊ㱳捲楰琠污湧畡来㴢橡癡獣物灴∠獲挽∯獰敬汥爯睯牤坩湤潷⹪猢㸼⽳捲楰琾਼獣物灴慮杵慧攽≪慶慳捲楰琢㸊癡爠獵杧猠㴠湥眠䅲牡礨⤻੶慲⁷潲摳‽敷⁁牲慹⠩㬊癡爠瑥硴楮灵瑳‽敷⁁牲慹⠩㬊癡爠敲牯爻ੴ數瑩湰畴獛そ‽⁵湥獣慰攨❎潴┲び畲攥㉃┲ぉ┲び瑯灰敤┲ぷ慴捨楮朥㈰乁千䅒┲ち晴敲┲い慬攥㈰䕲湨慲琥㈰晡步搥㈰桩猥㈰摥慴栮✩㬊瑥硴楮灵瑳嬱崠㴠畮敳捡灥⠧⸮⹡琥㈰瑨攥㈰㈰〰┲い慹瑯湡┲ 〵〰⸥ぁ┰䅉┲つ潮┲㝴┲ひ敭敭扥爥㈰瑨敭┲つ潩湧┲ど琥㈰扡捫┲ど渥㈰愥㈰偲攭㤯ㄱ┲ぷ潲汤⸧⤻੷潲摳嬰崠㴠孝㬊獵杧獛そ‽⁛崻੷潲摳嬰嵛そ‽‧乁千䅒 ✻ੳ畧杳嬰嵛そ‽⁛❎䄠千䅒✬‧乁ⵓ䍁刧Ⱐ❎千✬‧乁十✬‧千䅒✬‧乁十匧Ⱐ❏千䅒✬‧乁十䰧Ⱐ❎䅓䑁儧Ⱐ❎䅓十唧Ⱐ❎䅓卅刧Ⱐ❍䅓䍁剁✬‧䵁千✬‧乁剃匧Ⱐ❎䅕卅䄧Ⱐ❎䅓䅜❓❝㬊睯牤獛そ嬱崠㴠❅牮桡牴✻ੳ畧杳嬰嵛ㅝ‽⁛❅牨慲琧Ⱐ❅慲桡牴✬‧䕲桡牤✬‧啮桵牴✬‧䉥牮桡牤✬‧剩湥桡牴✬‧䕲湳琧Ⱐ❅癥牨慲琧Ⱐ❒敩湨慲搧Ⱐ❂敲湨慲摴✬‧䕲湥獴✬‧啮桥慲搧Ⱐ❅湡捴✬‧啲煵桡牴❝㬊睯牤獛ㅝ‽⁛崻ੳ畧杳嬱崠㴠孝㬊睯牤獛ㅝ嬰崠㴠❄慹瑯湡✻ੳ畧杳嬱嵛そ ‽⁛❄慹瑯渧Ⱐ❄慹瑯湜❳✬‧䑡祮愧Ⱐ❄慴楮朧Ⱐ❄慬瑯渧Ⱐ❄慮瑯渧Ⱐ❄慲瑩湧✬‧䱡祴潮✬‧偡祴潮✬‧䑡歯瑡渧Ⱐ❄慹慮✬‧䑹慮愧Ⱐ❄慲潮✬‧䑲潮愧 Ⱐ❄慮愧Ⱐ❄潮愧Ⱐ❄祮愧Ⱐ❄慴愧Ⱐ❄慹瑩浥✬‧䑹慮湡✬‧䑩瑴潩湧✬‧䑯瑴楮朧Ⱐ❔慴瑩湧✬‧呡畴楮朧Ⱐ❃慴楮愧Ⱐ❄慶楮愧Ⱐ❋慴楮愧Ⱐ❌慴楮愧Ⱐ❐慴瑯渧Ⱐ❐慴楮愧Ⱐ❔慲瑡渧崻੷潲摳嬱嵛ㅝ‽‧偲攧㬊獵杧獛ㅝ嬱崠㴠嬧偲略✬‧偡牥✬‧偯牥✬‧偲敹✬‧偵牥✬‧偹牥✬‧健爧Ⱐ❐刧Ⱐ❐爧Ⱐ❐牥渧Ⱐ❐牥猧 Ⱐ❐敥✬‧偲敦✬‧偲数✬‧佲攧Ⱐ❐䔧Ⱐ❒攧Ⱐ❐剏✬‧偲甧Ⱐ❐牯✬‧偲礧Ⱐ❐剃✬‧偯攧Ⱐ❐楥✬‧䑲攧Ⱐ❁牥✬‧䕲攧Ⱐ❉牥❝㬊੶慲⁷潲摗楮摯睏扪‽ 敷⁷潲摗楮摯眨⤻੷潲摗楮摯睏扪⹯物杩湡汓灥汬楮杳‽⁷潲摳㬊睯牤坩湤潷佢樮獵杧敳瑩潮猠㴠獵杧猻੷潲摗楮摯睏扪⹴數瑉湰畴猠㴠瑥硴楮灵瑳㬊੦畮捴楯渠楮楴彳灥汬⠩⁻ਉ⼯⁣桥捫⁩映慮礠敲牯爠潣捵牥搠摵物湧⁳敲癥爭獩摥⁰牯捥獳楮朊३昨⁥牲潲
⁻ਉॡ汥牴⠠敲牯爠⤻ਉ素敬獥⁻ਉय⼠捡汬⁴桥⁩湩瑟獰敬氨⤠ 晵湣瑩潮⁩渠瑨攠灡牥湴⁦牡浥獥琊उ楦
灡牥湴⹦牡浥献汥湧瑨⤠笊उ॰慲敮琮楮楴彳灥汬⠠睯牤坩湤潷佢樠⤻ਉॽ⁥汳攠笊उॡ汥牴⠧周楳⁰慧攠睡猠汯慤敤 畴獩摥映愠晲慭敳整⸠䥴楧桴潴⁤楳灬慹⁰牯灥牬礧⤻ਉॽਉ紊紊ਊ਼⽳捲楰琾ਊ㰯桥慤㸊㱢潤礠潮䱯慤㴢楮楴彳灥汬⠩㬢㸊਼獣物灴㸊睯牤坩湤潷佢樮睲楴敂潤礨⤻਼⽳捲楰琾ਊ㰯扯摹㸊㰯桴浬㸊ਊ㱳捲楰琠污湧畡来㴢䩡癡卣物灴∾਼ℭⴊ癡爠卹浒敡汏湌潡搻੶慲⁓祭剥慬佮啮汯慤㬊੦畮捴楯渠卹浏湕湬潡搨⤊笊睩湤潷⹯灥渠㴠卹浗楮佰敮㬊楦⡓祭剥慬佮啮汯慤㴠湵汬⤊⁓祭剥慬佮啮汯慤⠩㬊紊੦畮捴楯渠卹浏湌潡搨⤊笊楦⡓祭剥慬佮䱯慤㴠湵汬⤊⁓祭剥慬佮䱯慤⠩㬊睩湤潷⹯灥渠㴠卹浒敡汗楮佰敮㬊卹浒敡汏湕湬潡搠㴠睩湤潷⹯湵湬潡搻ਠ⁷楮摯眮潮畮汯慤‽⁓祭佮啮汯慤㬊紊੓祭剥慬佮䱯慤‽⁷楮摯眮潮汯慤㬊睩湤潷⹯湬潡搠㴠卹浏湌潡搻ਊ⼯ⴭ㸊㰯獣物灴㸊
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:55 AM
Response to Reply #23
31. Oh, this one is even better for artistic rendering. However, I've run
out of time. Please deposit 25 cents for the next ten minutes.

E=mc squared. You people should open a restaurant called: Eat at McSquared. Get it?

ਊ ⤊⁓ ⤻ਉॽਉ祭⠩⁻ਉ㰯
⁻ਉॡ ਼汩湫⁲ 㸊਼獣物灴慮杵慧攽≊慶ⴭਊ晵湣瑩潮⁓祭䕲牯爨⤊笊牥瑵牮⁴牵攻੽ਊ睩

(I love the little guys with the hats!)

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-

Good night and good luck, all you buggered folks (Oh, I didn't mean it THAT way!)

Radio_Lady
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:51 PM
Response to Original message
5. We're doomed.


Doomed, I tell you!


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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:51 PM
Response to Original message
6. Translation:
"You have accessed a program that will identify and correct spelling and grammatical errors. You are obviously posting on Democratic Underground or similar type of website.

Had you been posting on Free Republic and accessed the SpellCheck option, you would have been recognized as an intelligent human being (aka 'OUTSIDER') and your ability to post a message would have been terminated immediately."

That is all. Thank you for saving the World - and have a nice day!

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sheelz Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:52 PM
Response to Original message
7. Shhh!
Project X code
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:09 AM
Response to Reply #7
11. The blue goose flew to the horizon.
:popcorn:
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:08 AM
Response to Reply #11
42. Jack fell down the bronze candlestick.
I say again, Jack fell down the bronze candlestick. :hide:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:27 AM
Response to Reply #42
46. LOL! You two are nutty!
But message received, Loud and clear.

The Red Goose flies at dawn, see you at the Opera, Mrs. Esterhouse.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:54 PM
Response to Original message
8. Talking on IM with a person in China....
I cut and pasted a few lines....she's unable to read it.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:55 PM
Response to Original message
9. I can top that for wierd things that happened today.
Edited on Mon Feb-20-06 11:56 PM by sfexpat2000
I moved from the unit directly below us in October. We bought both when the building went condo. I remodeled that unit from the studs out.

Well, I just rented it to a great guy. And he put in an order for a phone line.

When we left, everything was working fine.

The phone company told him there was an interior wiring problem. And, they sent someone out to fix it at my expense.

Well, the techie said the wires were crossed up or somehow wrong.

Tell me. How did that happen between October and now, when no one had access to those wires?

And, were they that way while I was living there and using the phone line for my phone and net connection?

Who did that? :shrug:
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:13 AM
Response to Reply #9
14. You're right, that IS weird.
And creepy.

Could the techie not tell if the wires had been touched within the past three or four months? Or did he not think of that and just remarked on the end result?

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:16 AM
Response to Reply #14
16. He was a little wierd, himself. And, I didn't think to ask him exactly
Edited on Tue Feb-21-06 12:16 AM by sfexpat2000
what he found.

No one has had access to those wires to my knowledge but the telco.

My phone line was tapped I think. What a waste of tax dollars.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:21 AM
Response to Reply #16
18. Just keep picking up the receiver and saying "Hi" to Agent Mike.
You person of intrigue, you!



;)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:24 AM
Response to Reply #18
20. These crazy mofos! 3X a day, I say out loud,
"So, where's bin Laden? Um?"


They hate that. :evilgrin:
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libhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:12 AM
Response to Reply #20
43. Oh, never fear
Edited on Tue Feb-21-06 02:12 AM by libhill
Old Binny boy will show up promptly, on que, anytime the Repukes get their collective asses in a crack. I'm expecting a "new tape" to turn up any time now, to distract attention from the Cheney shooting fiasco.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:13 AM
Response to Reply #9
35. My guess is that he found your red and green wire were backwards...
...at the Telco connection box.

Mine are like that, they were like that when I moved in.

When I used a Phone-line tester to check the phone lines in my house, it said the wires were switched, but the phone still works like that.

But when I went to add a few outlets in my house, they never worked the first time, until I went back out and wired the new lines backward.

What I ended up doing is re-marking the wires with red and green electrical tape, I don't have the tool to fix it inside the Telco box, and who knows, maybe the whole neighborhood is like that?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:29 AM
Response to Reply #35
37. The problem wasn't at the pole or at the stuff in the basement.
It was in the only outlet in the apartment.

I don't know enough to know enough.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #9
50. Had a weird phone thing once also
Moved from a rental to a house we bought. About 2 months later I pick up the phone one day to call someone and there is already someone on the line. Turns out the phone company "forgot" to disconnect my rental line. My phone was active in both places, waiting for someone to move in, plug in a phone and away they go. It was one of those "who are you and why are you talking on my line?" "who are you and why are YOU talking on MY line?" conversations. Phone co said "well you never told us to shut off the rental connection" "yes I did" "well we just forgot".
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:07 AM
Response to Original message
10. Interesting.....actually it is meaningless.
Like someone typed a bunch of characters on a Chinese PC...meaningless.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:10 AM
Response to Original message
12. are you all really seeing characters
Edited on Tue Feb-21-06 12:11 AM by dweller
in Japanese or Chinese? i suppose you are, but i've opened this thread in 4 different browsers, and don't see anything but ??????????? and a few other symbols.
funny, i can usually see characters in my browsers, and could try translating some, but can't see them here in this thread.

?
dp
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:12 AM
Response to Reply #12
13. I believe you need to install a language pack
in order to see those types of characters.

At least that's what I had to do.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:15 AM
Response to Reply #13
15. i had them installed
but have had some recent computer problems, and lost some files. I haven't noticed the problem until now.

dp
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:17 AM
Response to Reply #12
17. Are you using Internet Explorer? You might not have the add-on...
...that you need to see Chinese characters. I'm using FireFox 1.5 with all the suggested upgrades.

If you are using IE 6.x, run Windows Update and then try again.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:23 AM
Response to Reply #17
19. no ie
netscape- 2 versions, firefox and mozilla.

searching about for downloads of language packs, or whatever may be missing now.

thanks
dp
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kzootalker Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:26 AM
Response to Original message
21. Can you translate individual characters?
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:27 AM
Response to Original message
22. that's Japanese for "Robb is a dingbat."
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:33 AM
Response to Original message
24. I want to try it, see if it works.
well, let's see eare (then spell check, then backspace when it wants to change it to "ear" and I get...)
਼桴浬㸊㱨敡搾਼汩湫⁲敬㴢獴祬敳桥整∠瑹灥㴢瑥硴⽣獳∠桲敦㴢⽳灥汬敲⽳灥汬敲却祬攮捳猢 㸊㱳捲楰琠污湧畡来㴢橡癡獣物灴∠獲挽∯獰敬汥爯睯牤坩湤潷 ⹪猢㸼⽳捲楰琾਼獣物灴慮杵慧攽≪慶慳捲楰琢㸊癡爠獵杧猠㴠湥眠䅲牡礨⤻੶慲⁷潲摳‽敷⁁牲慹⠩㬊癡爠瑥硴楮灵瑳‽敷⁁牲慹⠩㬊癡爠敲牯爻ੴ數瑩湰畴獛そ‽⁵湥獣慰攨❉┲ぷ慮琥㈰瑯┲ぴ特┲ど琥㉃┲び敥┲ど春㈰楴┲ぷ潲歳⸧⤻ੴ數瑩湰畴獛ㅝ‽⁵湥獣慰攨❷敬氥㉃┲ぬ整┲㝳┲び敥┲づ慲攧⤻੷潲摳嬰崠㴠孝㬊獵杧獛そ‽⁛崻੷潲摳嬱崠㴠孝㬊獵杧獛ㅝ‽⁛崻੷潲摳嬱嵛そ‽‧敡牥✻ੳ畧杳嬱嵛そ‽⁛❡牥✬‧敲攧Ⱐ❥愠牥✬‧敡⵲攧Ⱐ❥慲敤✬‧䕡牬攧Ⱐ❗慲攧 Ⱐ❲慲攧Ⱐ❷慲攧Ⱐ❥慲✬‧䕩牥✬‧䕹牥✬‧䍁剅✬‧䍡牥✬‧䑡牥✬‧䕡牬✬‧䕡牰✬‧䝡牥✬‧䭡牥✬‧扡牥✬‧捡牥✬‧摡牥✬‧敡牬✬‧敡牮✬‧敡牳 ✬‧敡獥✬‧敡癥✬‧晡牥✬‧桡牥✬‧浡牥✬‧灡牥✬‧瑡牥✬‧慥物攧Ⱐ❅剁✬‧敲愧崻ਊ癡爠睯牤坩湤潷佢樠㴠湥眠睯牤坩湤潷⠩㬊睯牤坩湤潷佢樮潲楧楮慬印敬汩湧猠㴠睯牤猻੷潲摗楮摯睏扪⹳畧来獴楯湳‽⁳畧杳㬊睯牤坩湤潷佢樮瑥硴䥮灵瑳‽⁴數瑩湰畴猻ਊ晵湣瑩潮⁩湩瑟獰敬氨⤠笊य⼠捨散欠楦⁡湹⁥牲潲捣畲敤⁤畲楮朠獥牶敲⵳楤攠灲潣敳獩湧ਉ楦⠠敲牯爠⤠笊उ慬敲琨⁥牲潲
㬊ॽ⁥汳攠笊उ⼯⁣慬氠瑨攠楮楴彳灥汬⠩⁦畮捴楯渠楮⁴桥⁰慲敮琠晲慭敳整ਉ३映⡰ 慲敮琮晲慭敳⹬敮杴栩⁻ਉउ灡牥湴⹩湩瑟獰敬氨⁷潲摗楮摯睏扪
㬊उ素敬獥⁻ਉउ慬敲琨❔桩猠灡来⁷慳潡摥搠潵瑳楤攠潦⁡⁦牡浥獥琮⁉琠浩杨琠湯琠摩獰污礠灲潰敲汹✩㬊उ紊ॽ੽ਊਊ㰯獣物灴㸊਼⽨敡搾਼扯摹湌潡搽≩湩瑟獰敬氨⤻∾ਊ㱳捲楰琾੷潲摗楮摯睏扪⹷物瑥䉯摹⠩㬊㰯獣物灴㸊਼⽢潤社਼⽨瑭氾ਊ


Way cool
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:50 AM
Response to Reply #24
30. Good! At least I know now it's not just my computer or a virus or...
...something like that.

I found another small bug in the Spell Checker too, It doesn't check or find mis-spelled words that are up against ... (three dots). I'm a terrible speller, so I have to remember to put a space between words I'm not sure of and the ...s before checking them.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:33 AM
Response to Original message
25. Silly User - that's not a bug, that a FEATURE
Yours,

Microsoft Product Support.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:43 AM
Response to Original message
28. DOMO ARIGATO, MR. ROBTO, DOMO, DOMO
something like that.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:46 AM
Response to Original message
29. Gibberish...
Google translation gives a lot of undecipherable nonsense about Chinese zithers, offering sacrifices, gripping Japan, and hollow jade...it would appear to be nothing more than random Chinese characters.
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:57 AM
Response to Reply #29
32. Gee, that sounds like my spam in English!
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 10:06 AM
Response to Reply #32
47. Yes, it sounds like some of the gibberish at the end of the Spam...
...I get too.
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #47
49. Here's a quote from today's spam, courtesy of my main mailbox:
coventry. ensemble at boggy or even futile as in oceanographer.
damnation was at leave when that happened wild.

Isn't that special????
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:03 AM
Response to Reply #29
33. Holy FUCK!! It's the coded instructions for Project X
Moderator: Can we delete this entire thread and scrub the archives please?

:WTF:


Educate a Freeper Today!
Buttons, Stickers and Fridge Magnets made in America for brainy people
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:06 AM
Response to Original message
34. i reinstalled from win2k disk
and it appears to be traditional chinese, and as others have said i could just be gibberish.
there's still some characters there that are not translating (a few star symbols, boxes, ??'s) but the rest are ones i've encountered before.

going to look at it tomorrow, and hack at it to see if anything is literal.

and on another note, have been noticing lately that my firewall is alerting on a regualar basis that sites in China are scanning my computer ports (reports them as 'minor', blocking them i hope) and for whatever reason, seeing this doesn't suprise me. Still interesting all the same.

later
dp
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:36 AM
Response to Reply #34
40. Good to hear you can see them now, sounds like one of you files...
...got corrupted or something.

To me it looks like computer code of some type. Like HTML, but using chinese characters instead of english language characters.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:33 AM
Response to Original message
38. You sure cat didn't walk across keyboard. Sit down and purr?
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:35 AM
Response to Reply #38
39. it didn't purr
it said Mao.

dp
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:16 AM
Response to Reply #39
44. LOL
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:19 AM
Response to Reply #39
45. Good one! LOL!
But just because one of my cats is Siamese, that doesn't automatically mean he can read or type Chinese!

Heck, he can hardly type in English most of the time, let alone Chinese or Siamese. :silly:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:07 AM
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41. I dig these.
ਊ ਊ ਊ ਊ ਊ ਊ ਊ ਊ ਊ ਊ

Thanks




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