Unexpected apostrophe in user area! April 6, 2005 10:24 PM   Subscribe

Who is this...how exactly do they log in...and where have they been all this time?
posted by Jimbob to Bugs at 10:24 PM (36 comments total)

 
posted by DaShiv at 10:27 PM on April 6, 2005


Thought as much. It's somehow disturbing.
posted by Jimbob at 10:29 PM on April 6, 2005


Ghost in the machine...
posted by AlexReynolds at 10:36 PM on April 6, 2005


Maybe that's why we've heard nothing from here. Another user with  
posted by tellurian at 11:35 PM on April 6, 2005


Are you sure it's   and not his kinder twin alt-0160? ;)
posted by Lush at 1:46 AM on April 7, 2005


(Oops. Take 2!)

Are you sure it's   and not his kinder twin alt-0160? ;)
posted by Lush at 1:48 AM on April 7, 2005


Fear, humans. Your hamburger eating days are numbered.
posted by at 9:49 PM PST on April 6 [!]


Mr/s is a wise cow?
posted by dabitch at 2:01 AM on April 7, 2005


oops, writing & n b sp ; actually makes one. do'h.
posted by dabitch at 2:02 AM on April 7, 2005


it goes deeper than you think, dabitch — observe:

& n b sp ; actually stands for "& nevar-forget bovine spongiform-encephalopathy ;", where the semicolon [;] stands for "kill all humans". No wonder they want to keep it hidden.
posted by taz at 3:17 AM on April 7, 2005


Well, I'm officially scared.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:36 AM on April 7, 2005


To write the ampersand in   one has to use &.

So to write   you would have to write   .

Note that when you hit preview your & will be eaten, so you may wish to use copy/paste accordingly.

The more you know . . .
posted by Ryvar at 5:02 AM on April 7, 2005


If you have a PC, you can also do this by holding down the alt key and pressing 255 on the number keypad (not the numbers above the alpha keys).
posted by dg at 5:41 AM on April 7, 2005




* Should your enemy approach you when you are alone at the wedding reception, make a quick move for the cake knife and strike strongly and smoothly at their neck. Two strokes should be enough. Any more than that and the blood splatter may ruin the cake, and the bride will be terribly upset.

I think I love .
posted by item at 6:37 AM on April 7, 2005


Tis funny. No condemnation implied.
posted by tr33hggr at 6:49 AM on April 7, 2005


I think it's Claude Rains.
posted by pmurray63 at 7:12 AM on April 7, 2005


when you hit preview your & will be eaten

still?! :o(
posted by andrew cooke at 7:47 AM on April 7, 2005


still?!

proof positive of my ineffectuality.
posted by quonsar at 8:14 AM on April 7, 2005


yeah. and hildago (hidalgo?, nunca puedo acordarme...) will be here next telling me i'm asking for stupid enhancements.

we should'a got matt drunk and then slipped him off to the vasectomy clinic, i'm thinking. but no doubt that simply reveals by abiding baby-hatred.

is there an alternative to mefi for obsessive intolerant impatient programmer/physicists, where children are verboten and character entities handled correctly? is that too much to ask, dear world?
posted by andrew cooke at 8:37 AM on April 7, 2005


Seems a bit unfair to blame me when Daddy hasn't fixed it in nearly six years of childlessness.
posted by mathowie's baby at 9:08 AM on April 7, 2005


No, AlexReynolds, it's not me.
posted by GhostintheMachine at 9:29 AM on April 7, 2005


GhostintheMachine: No, AlexReynolds, it's not me.

Just what I was thinking, GhostintheMachine! It's that bastard Not Me, from the Family Circus!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:01 AM on April 7, 2005


Speaking of BSE, I saw headlines claiming the USDA is repressing reports of mad cow outbreaks. Given how lousy the US meat inspection system is (judging by the number of investigative reports that say so), this doesn't surprise me.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:37 AM on April 7, 2005


also has a history of being nothing but helpful in AskMe threads . . .

Note that all of the posts in AskMe have been made over the past few days - since April 4. No other posting history on MetaFilter or MetaTalk.

Me gets a bit suspicious, and wonders if this mysterious Mefite is here primarily to propagate the obvious viral marketing campaign now underway. Check out the content of his/her/its comment in the BovineUnite.com AskMe thread.
posted by ericb at 11:41 AM on April 7, 2005


five fresh fish: indeed, here in the U.S., the meatpacking industry is not legally compelled to announce or recall tainted meat; it a completely voluntary decision.

Predicated, no doubt, on a cost of damages:cost of recall calculation.
posted by exlotuseater at 11:43 AM on April 7, 2005


Predicated, no doubt, on a cost of damages:cost of recall calculation.

On a short enough timeline...
posted by thanotopsis at 1:47 PM on April 7, 2005


An explanation for when none is necessary, in the hope of alleviating the suspicion that I am a virus viral marketing campaign.

Up until recently I could not post as the elegent code that matt had designed would not allow my... unique name to get through the posting system.

However, since the implementation of the forced-preview method, my name is now allowed to post. I only noticed this recently.

I have spent too much time on the blue, so instead I am here to answer people's questions and hopefully give helpful advice along the way. Thank you all for noticing the obviously splendid job I am doing so far.
posted by   at 3:37 PM on April 7, 2005


Notice that he didn't address the whole BSE issue.
posted by anapestic at 3:46 PM on April 7, 2005


I don't believe that's the real . Somebody just guessed the password. We have a new login on our hands, people!
posted by graventy at 4:26 PM on April 7, 2005


Mmm. Cheeseburgers.

/Homer
posted by ericb at 4:28 PM on April 7, 2005


Well, pleased to meet you   .

There can be only one.
posted by exlotuseater at 5:36 PM on April 7, 2005


The blogger formerly known as...

heh, welcome. Peace.
posted by LouReedsSon at 5:43 PM on April 7, 2005


For $5    is surely available and hardly distinguishable.
posted by themadjuggler at 6:42 PM on April 7, 2005


soft hyphen also works: ­ ­
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:37 AM on April 8, 2005


Shouldn't the ColdFusion equivalent of the ASP Server.HTMLEncode function fix this kind of problem?
posted by madman at 3:44 AM on April 8, 2005


Why is it a problem?
posted by odinsdream at 7:28 PM on April 10, 2005


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