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AlterEgo
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 54'0"N, 1'33"W
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 01-02-2005 23:55

OK, why is it all over the Internet, I'm always seeing a little picture saying Jan 25 1994? All the time. They're everywhere. I don't know if it's important, but just what does it mean? I don't know. Do you?

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 01-03-2005 00:01

could you post a screenshot ( or URL ) or two ?

AlterEgo
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 54'0"N, 1'33"W
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 01-03-2005 00:14

Well it's just a little thing which you get amongst actual text. It looks like this:
It's probably nothing major, but I was just wondering what it was.

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 01-03-2005 00:15

It's a day before my youngest sibling was born.

I looked up on Wikipedia and I couldn't find anything relating to that date. I've never seen such a banner before, either, so I don't know what you're talking about.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Elizabethtown, KY
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 01-03-2005 00:18

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/slidesets/clem2nd/slide_2.html
http://www.brainyhistory.com/events/1994/january_25_1994_169368.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/games/NBA_19940125.html

All found at Google: January 25 1994.

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-03-2005 00:57

Is it just in bulletin boards or php pages? If so may be a side effect of new php worms, dunno.

http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2004/12/21/santy_worm_spreads_through_phpbb_forums.html

http://www.k-otik.com/exploits/20041225.PhpIncludeWorm.php

wild guess

abb
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Victoria, BC
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 01-03-2005 02:06

It almost looks like it's a misinterpreted character from a different character set (unicode or something). I know on my system, if the character set is wrong, firefox will display a little box with the hex code of the character (eg FF FD).

I found the site you took a screenshot of (http://www.codingforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2 right?), and didn't see any weird symbols even switching the character set. On the other hand, some other posts in that forum show up with weird symbols for me.

No Jan, 25 1994 symbol:


Other symbols:


(Edited by abb on 01-03-2005 02:07)

AlterEgo
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 54'0"N, 1'33"W
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 01-03-2005 11:20

Yeah, it was CodingForums. I haven't seen the symbol that you do though, abb.
Hmm, I thought it might be something obvious that someone would be able to tell me about in the first reply. It doesn't show up in the page source or on the actual thread on CodingForums. So I'm still stumped.

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