Talk

Advanced search

Hidden space - a hole in the MN time/space continuum?

(307 Posts)
BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-Nov-09 21:50:08

I have noticed that in long
posts, suddenly there appears a rogue space.

Is this a secret door into the wonderful world of MNHQ, or something more mundane to do with the arcane world of coding?

Look:

biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
[b iscuit]
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
[bi scuit]
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
[bis cuit]
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
[bisc uit]
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit
biscuit

Hoping it's worked ....

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-Nov-09 21:50:49

Yep - it's every 9th line.

Does Dan Brown know?

JaMmRocks Thu 05-Nov-09 21:51:55

yikes grin

southeastastra Thu 05-Nov-09 21:52:03

yes noticed that too, very odd

i think we're being watched

BoysAreLikeDogs Thu 05-Nov-09 21:52:06

<scratches head>

HinnyPet Thu 05-Nov-09 21:52:16

oooh - does that work with all the emoticons?

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-Nov-09 21:54:20

Oh yes - and it works with text too.

I first noticed it <geek alert> when people write lists, e.g. those attending the MN Christmas party. Every so often, there would a rogue space in someone's name.

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-Nov-09 21:58:19

[http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/meetups/826650-The-Big-London-Xmas-Meet Look - every 9th line - find my name first, and then you can see it's every 9th line after that ... ]]

Hulababy Thu 05-Nov-09 21:59:08

Really? Never noticed this before. Might have to test it out...

wink
shocked
angry
embarrassed
sad
envious
sceptical
nothing
links
boden
does
i t
work?

Hulababy Thu 05-Nov-09 21:59:43

Oooh - i t instead of it (line 12th in list though)

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-Nov-09 22:01:31

]]http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/meetups/826650-The-Big-London-Xmas-Meet Try again ]]

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-Nov-09 22:02:00

Oh crap!

Try again!

NorbertDentressangle Thu 05-Nov-09 22:05:30

lets try this:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
ccccccccccccccccccccc cccccccccccccccccc
dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeee
fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
gggggg ggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiii
jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kkk
lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
nn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
ppppppppppppp ppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp
qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
tttttttttttttttttttttttttt tttttttttttttttt
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvv
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
yyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-Nov-09 22:07:41

Ooh look! It happens a lot!

Are our messages secretly coding something to outer space?

NorbertDentressangle Thu 05-Nov-09 22:08:30

Its on lines:
4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, and 26 hmm

God I must be bored smile

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-Nov-09 22:09:29

So why, when copying emoticons, would it occur only on every 9th line?

VulpusinaWilfsuit Thu 05-Nov-09 22:10:33

I
simply
refuse
to
believe
that
this
can
possibly
or
remotely
be
at
all
true
Surely
not
BIWI?

NorbertDentressangle Thu 05-Nov-09 22:10:46

Buggered if I know grin

choccyp1g Thu 05-Nov-09 22:10:48

just gotto try it.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
ggggggggggggggggggggggggggg ggggggggg
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

choccyp1g Thu 05-Nov-09 22:11:49

Look it worked,
a random gap in lines 4 and 7

VulpusinaWilfsuit Thu 05-Nov-09 22:11:49

Nope. Maybe my words are too short <unlikely grin>

sdkjsdlsjdslkj
dfdfdsfdsfdsfa
rewrererewrwe
fgfgdfgfdgfdg
tytrytrytryrt
bngfhgfhfhs
cvcxvxsfsfdsf
ghgtyruytrutrgf
edreretrewtrew
fdfghghv
bjnghujyujy
fdsfsdfredfwe
vbvbvSX
fhfh tgjhthera
fgfhyththfd

choccyp1g Thu 05-Nov-09 22:12:40

Look it worked,
a random gap in lines 4 and 7

and a missing gap in line 1 should say
GOT TO

VulpusinaWilfsuit Thu 05-Nov-09 22:12:51

Feck! There IS one.

Call Mulder and Scully. Or Cap'n Janeway. It's a Worm Hole.

GuyFawkesIsMyLoveSlave Thu 05-Nov-09 22:13:38

BIWI -- because it only occurs in the first <counts how many characters there are in {biscuit}> 9 characters in every 9th line. The lines where the random space is inserted later than the 9th character won't show up the space.

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-Nov-09 22:13:44

11111111111111111111111111111111111111111
22222222222222222222222222222222222222222
33333333333333 333333333333333333333333333
44444444444444444444444444444444444444444
5555555555555555555555555555 5555555555555
66666666666666666666666666666666666666666
77777777777777777777777777777777777777777
88888888888888888888888888888888888888888
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999
1010101010101 01010101010101010101010101010
111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
1212121212121212121212121 21212121212121212
131313131313131313131313131313131313131313
1414141414141414141414141414141414141 41414
151515151515151515151515151515151515151515
161616161616161616161616161616161616161616
17171 7171717171717171717171717171717171717
181818181818181818181818181818181818181818
19191919191919191 9191919191919191919191919
202020202020202020202020202020202020202020
21212121212121212121212121212 1212121212121
222222222222222222222222222222222222222222
23232323232323232323232323232323232323232 3
242424242424242424242424242424242424242424
252525252525252525252525252525252525252525
262626262 626262626262626262626262626262626
272727272727272727272727272727272727272727
282828282828282828282 828282828282828282828
292929292929292929292929292929292929292929
303030303030303030303030303030303 030303030
313131313131313131313131313131313131313131
323232323232323232323232323232323232323232
3 33333333333333333333333333333333333333333

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now