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Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #25
Hail Dikiyoba, and Cthulhu. Iä.

Edit: I don't know what the heck prompted me to post this. I blame exhaustion.

[ Sunday, July 30, 2006 13:29: Message edited by: Drow ]

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
Polaris is dead, long live Polaris.
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #26
quote:
Originally written by Drow:

Hail Dikiyoba, and Cthulhu. Iä.
Wow.

In other news, I leave the boards alone for a few days, and this is what happens. Why don't we just ban every member, crash every thread, and be done with it?

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Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #27
Or we could just ban you and tell you that nobody has been posting in your absence.

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Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Agent
Member # 3364
Profile Homepage #28
Many sad returns of the day. :(

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

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Posts: 1001 | Registered: Tuesday, August 19 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 618
Profile Homepage #29
Shame about the thread. I wish I remembered the easy way of doing that to them. It was.. RC or someone like that, I last remember doing it. Can't remember. Having a memory that doesn't really extend past this morning doesn't help.
Posts: 1487 | Registered: Sunday, February 10 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #30
RC had a unicode character in his signature that caused one person's browser to crash. There is also a unicode character that reverses the text that follows (until the next paragraph or linebreak, iirc). It was highly fashionable back in the day.

It doesn't work in all browsers.

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #31
Oh har har. (Firefox v1.5.0.5)

Suddenly you have a much smaller number of posts...

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I think this is really wonderful.
Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6489
Profile Homepage #32
I tested this, and as close as I can tell, it only works with Netscape/Mozilla.

Edit: I just noticed that the destruction of TM's topic has created a five-month gap in my recent posts listings. Everything I posted between the beginning of March until the end of July is missing from said list.

[ Monday, July 31, 2006 12:51: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Posts: 1556 | Registered: Sunday, November 20 2005 08:00
Agent
Member # 618
Profile Homepage #33
Hmm, I just definitely seem to recall this happening before and when talking about it with Drakey, it was something to do with a certain character/character string. Might be early senility though.
Posts: 1487 | Registered: Sunday, February 10 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #34
This character string didn't occur in Mountain of Shadows. The common factor, however, is the sheer volume of text.

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As for a Unicode character that crashes browsers... only a short while from the technology allowing you to stab people in the face over the internet (which is going to make its inventor very rich indeed...)

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #35
Or stabbed.

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We're not doing cool. We're doing pretty.
Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #36
The obvious path to success is not to release the technology until you have also discovered a failsafe defence, and then keep the lid on the defence until you have discovered a way to bypass the defence.

Et cetera.

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
Polaris is dead, long live Polaris.
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #37
It's easy to think you have a defence, until some hacker proves you wrong. It might bring a whole new meaning to the term 'patch'.

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 1092
Profile Homepage #38
With this stabbing someone over the internet thing, a handy name for the hacker's patch- an eyepatch perhaps?

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When you think you can't get any lower in life and hit rock bottom, God hands you a shovel.

Why should I say somthin intelligent when idiots like you make me look intelligent in the first place.
Posts: 615 | Registered: Friday, May 3 2002 07:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #39
Hey, a side note: in my school's Boards, we reached with a Thread 40 pages, and the UBB for revenge has devoured twenty of them! It can be happen here too?

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You have 6 posts. Nobody cares what you think. - Thuryl

Wikipedia may be your friend, but UBB is not. - Dikiyoba
Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #40
Indeed, and it is pretty much exactly what happened here and with MoS. The reason some pages are still there is because UBB caches stuff in a weird way.

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Your school uses UBB? My sympathies. :(

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
Polaris is dead, long live Polaris.
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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #41
quote:
Originally written by Drow:

Your school uses UBB? My sympathies. :(
Is one of the most oldest vesion, I think.

EDIT: Version 3.2 IMAGE(http://www.faccinebuffe.it/smile/lol/lol95.gif)

[ Tuesday, August 01, 2006 05:52: Message edited by: MagmaDragoon ]

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You have 6 posts. Nobody cares what you think. - Thuryl

Wikipedia may be your friend, but UBB is not. - Dikiyoba
Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #42
I leave this place alone for 3 weeks and you manage to destroy the name game thread? Amazing. It may be worthwhile to leave for a longer period to see what else can get destroyed...

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #43
quote:
Originally written by Salmon Fishin':

I leave this place alone for 3 weeks...
Welcome back! Slarty too is returned.

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Download Geneforge 4: Rebellion

You have 6 posts. Nobody cares what you think. - Thuryl

Wikipedia may be your friend, but UBB is not. - Dikiyoba
Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #44
quote:
Originally written by Cairo Jim:

With this stabbing someone over the internet thing, a handy name for the hacker's patch- an iPatch perhaps?
Download Stype® for Windows® BETA, and put the 'www' in 'Owww!'

[ Tuesday, August 01, 2006 08:36: Message edited by: Student of Trinity ]

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Member # 919
Profile #45
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

I have to say, if one really had to break one of TM's topics by posting a huge swath of text, the Kama Sutra was the right huge swath of text to post.
I know, seriously? I'm not even annoyed at Wiki, I'm kind of impressed.

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And though the musicians would die, the music would live on in the imaginations of all who heard it.
-The Last Pendragon

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In case of emergency, break glass.
Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #46
What caused this outbreak? (WKS didn't look that unstable to me.)

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #47
I suspect it was a similar outbreak to my "Hail Dikiyoba and Cthulhu" fit, except more severe.

Remember that the stablest people here have given their sanity to the turtle. Historical case in point, the US Avatar Thread of Summer 2003. :(

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