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\'); //-->
18-08-2004, 02:21 PM
Anyone noticed the '); //--> symbol on any of the PressF1 pages??

What does it mean ??
Why is it there ??
Is it some sort of easter egg ??

I was watching the movie 'The Net' a few days ago, you know the one with Sandra Bullock in it. It had a little Pi symbol and when they shift-clicked on it, it would give them backdoor access to the systems protected by the Gatekeeper security program. Etc. Etc. Good movie. ;)

Anyway if you do some fancy click on the icon or something will it give you backdoor access into IDG?? ]:) ]:)

Jester
18-08-2004, 02:31 PM
Where is it?


The only '); //--> I see is your username.

J
:D

Winston001
18-08-2004, 02:44 PM
I've always wondered too. It only shows in IE for me, not in Opera.

jshiell
18-08-2004, 02:47 PM
It looks like a JavaScript parse error. Someone made a mistake while coding...

\'); //-->
18-08-2004, 03:01 PM
http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/PF1WeirdSymbol.jpg

johnboy
18-08-2004, 04:28 PM
Does'nt show up for me here (http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/here.jpg) you must have something enabled or disabled somewhere.?

Mike
18-08-2004, 04:52 PM
> Anyone noticed the '); //--> symbol on any of the
> PressF1 pages??
>
> What does it mean ??

It means the ads have been blocked, probably by Norton's Ad blocker.

> Why is it there ??

It's probably the end of the ad script (the ads are blocked by Norton or similar, but the end tags for some reason escape)

> Is it some sort of easter egg ??

No.

Mike.

Mike
18-08-2004, 04:54 PM
> > Anyone noticed the '); //--> symbol on any of the
> > PressF1 pages??
> >
> > What does it mean ??
>
> It means the ads have been blocked, probably by
> Norton's Ad blocker.

Except that in your screenshot you've still got the ads there. If I turn off my Norton ad-blocker, the ads display and the ');//--> disappears. If I turn it back on, it reappears and the ads disappear.

Mike.

kiki
18-08-2004, 05:49 PM
I know what you are talking about, I can see them as well!

I don't use Norton's, but when I have Kerio disabled, the ads show and the '); //-->> does too. Then I enable Kerio, and the ads disappear and the '); //-->> does as well.

Hmmm weird... buggy code in the ads perhaps?

Capt.Hook
18-08-2004, 06:00 PM
These dudes are having you on mate.
That piece of code you see is only visible to new members and will disappear when you reach 20 posts.;)

Hook

Jester
18-08-2004, 08:09 PM
... or it's Bruce Buckman's bad try at drawing a fish

>-)))):> = Flounder

Jester
18-08-2004, 08:10 PM
grrrr.... who put the wink in there lol

>- ))))):>

godfather
18-08-2004, 10:48 PM
If you enable viewing of the entire coding it looks like this.

[pre]
\\\\
.-'.. `-.
\ .-' .. .. '.
.\..-' .. .. .. '-.
} .. ... .. {{ (*) /
;/ ~-. .. .. _\
/ ~-. .. .;;'~
///~~''~

[pre]

kiki
18-08-2004, 11:33 PM
:^O Too much time on your hands there godfather.

KatiMike
19-08-2004, 12:42 AM
...hmmm.. most excellent fish GF ... ?:|

Chilling_Silence
19-08-2004, 12:50 AM
I think you all need to start using Firefox.

It:
A. Blocks ads well, including dead fish
B. see http://www.mozilla.org for the other hundred and one reasons why you should use Firefox and give me an excuse not to ;-)

Nice Fish GF :-)


Chill.