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What is this? I found it on the bottom of this page.

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What it really means:

Back in the stone ages of computing, a wee bit after the eugenics freaks at IBM were helping Hitler find efficient ways to exterminate Jews, they came up a dandy way of taking the 128 possible combinations of 7 1's and 0's common in the computers of the day to represent useful symbols, like the ALPHABET, and numbers, periods, commas, punctuation, etc. This chart of 128 binary values eventually became what is known as ASCII and was adopted world-wide, at least the English speaking parts. Eventually, 8-bit computers would rule the world and extra column was added to the chart so cool symbols that made things like single and double-lines boxes which could be added to computer displays. Wow! Flashy!

The world did great things with this 8-bit ASCII chart. Bulletin board systems. Pong. The internet.

Enter Bill Gates. Ever wishing to usurp IBM's OS/2, he eyed the massive population of China to finally give him global market dominance of Windows 3.0. He had one problem. He could never get the Windows License Agreement (which literally states: "you agree to accept and use the generous donation of vaccines from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for your entire household. Please stop overwhelming Mother Earth with your ballooning population.") to appear on a Chinese computer terminal in Mandarin with it's 1000's of alphabet characters. Problem? Solution! Another byte added to the chart! With an extra 8 bits to play with, we can cram any character into a chart with 65,536 slots. Mandarin, no problem! Anything you can conjure will fit there. (Unless it is extra-terrestrial. You're gonna need a bigger chart. Sorry.)

So my beloved, simple, 7-bit ASCII chart of letters and numbers eventually got replaced with some impossible to decipher 16-bit thing called "UNICODE". Perfect name for a one-world symbol table for a unified one-world government with transformed citizens placing one-world currency into the collection plate to the one-world religion.

But ASCII still lives on. And somewhere between the Google ad server dishing out placements for "RussianBrides.com" on HT and scooter's web browser whose job it is to decipher the bits and place them in an orderly fashion on screen, a bit was dropped and the browser mistook plain ol' ASCII from the Russian e-commerce site for Kanjii and rendered the bits in Mandarin.

Whatever you do, don't click "I Agree".
 

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Can you put those questions in the Support and announcment forum at the bottom of the index?

That is an ad we are trying to identify so we can shut it down. It seems to be a remnant of an early set of ads.
 

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I don't have it on my computer so you must be hacked by a person that likes to play jokes on you or it may be a Trogan horse that will blow up on you when you prest the wrong key.
 

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Abe, you are Awnry!
 

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Mine has it too and I also tried to translate it. It is actually a very large page of carp (pun intended) placed there by the Chinese as an ad for the movie dragon day! Which I will be watching next week, read the book last year.
 

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So, so glad to see this thread because I, also, have this dratted Chinese nonsense on my HT. I have been assuming that it is a virus and that I should delete HT from my computer. Following that assumption, I've been running all sorts of anti-virus programs to get rid of it. So, I should have the cleanest computer in existence. But, still it persists. Now, I'm figuring that it is really part of a WM-financed spy system (probably linked to the IRS)
 
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