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Old 07-05-2007, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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This is interesting, and I don't know if this happens in Windows 98, ME, 2000, or Vista, but it's a bug or a "Feature" we didn't know we had in Wndows XP. Follow the instructions below and see. Don't worry, it won't hurt your computer, but the results are a little strange!

1) Create a new text document by clicking on "Start"->"Run", and in the text box type notepad, or you can start notepad from "Start"->"All Programs"->"Accessories"->"Notepad".

2) Type the following text in the document window "Bush hid the facts" (without the double quotes)

3) Save the file under any name you choose and close notepad

4) Reopen the document and see what happens!
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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What was supposed to happen? I have XP. The note was exactly the same when I re-opened it.
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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What was supposed to happen? I have XP. The note was exactly the same when I re-opened it.
Did you type the words exactly as I instructed, with the correct letter case?
Bush hid the facts
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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WOW...that is weird!!!! How did you discover this MM??? Nevertheless, very cool!:


"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998.

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998.

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998.

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998.

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999.

"There is no doubt that . Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, Dec, 5, 2001.

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
Sen. Carl Levin (d, MI), Sept. 19, 2002.

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seing and developing weapons of mass destruction."
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002.

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years . We also should remember we have alway s underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
Sen. Jay Rockerfeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002,

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do."
Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002.

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction. "[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. And now he has continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real ...
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003.






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Old 07-05-2007, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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muahahahahahaha, that (last one) got some + rep

and that "trick" is pretty ancient, try a google search..
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:25 PM
 
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muahahahahahaha, that (last one) got some + rep

and that "trick" is pretty ancient, try a google search..
kinda like "french military victories" and click on the first entry huh....
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Odd, all I got was this:
Quote:
畂桳栠摩琠敨映捡獴
Once I reopened it. Using XP Pro media edition. Liz
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Okay, did some research:

Bush hid the facts - Tech Support Guy Forums post # 7
Quote:
Try it with ANY words that have 4, 3, 3, and 5 letters, respectively, and you get that.
Bush hid the facts - Page 2 - Tech Support Guy Forums post #28
Quote:
The reason is that Notepad has to edit files in a variety of encodings, and when its back against the wall, sometimes it's forced to guess.
Here's the file "Hello" in various encodings:
48 65 6C 6C 6F
This is the traditional ANSI encoding.
48 00 65 00 6C 00 6C 00 6F 00
This is the Unicode (little-endian) encoding with no BOM.
FF FE 48 00 65 00 6C 00 6C 00 6F 00
This is the Unicode (little-endian) encoding with BOM. The BOM (FF FE) serves two purposes: First, it tags the file as a Unicode document, and second, the order in which the two bytes appear indicate that the file is little-endian.
00 48 00 65 00 6C 00 6C 00 6F
This is the Unicode (big-endian) encoding with no BOM. Notepad does not support this encoding.
FE FF 00 48 00 65 00 6C 00 6C 00 6F
This is the Unicode (big-endian) encoding with BOM. Notice that this BOM is in the opposite order from the little-endian BOM.
EF BB BF 48 65 6C 6C 6F
This is UTF-8 encoding. The first three bytes are the UTF-8 encoding of the BOM.
2B 2F 76 38 2D 48 65 6C 6C 6F
This is UTF-7 encoding. The first five bytes are the UTF-7 encoding of the BOM. Notepad doesn't support this encoding.
Notice that the UTF7 BOM encoding is just the ASCII string "+/v8-", which is difficult to distinguish from just a regular file that happens to begin with those five characters (as odd as they may be).
The encodings that do not have special prefixes and which are still supported by Notepad are the traditional ANSI encoding (i.e., "plain ASCII") and the Unicode (little-endian) encoding with no BOM. When faced with a file that lacks a special prefix, Notepad is forced to guess which of those two encodings the file actually uses. The function that does this work is IsTextUnicode, which studies a chunk of bytes and does some statistical analysis to come up with a guess.
And as the documentation notes, "Absolute certainty is not guaranteed." Short strings are most likely to be misdetected.
Windows XP Easter Egg : Bush Hid the Facts

Liz
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Smile try notepad not wordpad or word ;-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evey View Post
What was supposed to happen? I have XP. The note was exactly the same when I re-opened it.
You need to use Notepad not Wordpad.

If these were little green bricks we could all use them.
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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You need to use Notepad not Wordpad.
I had to stop and think cause I use wordpad all the time, LOL. And I read notepad...so I had to MAKE myself stop and open notepad. Liz
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