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    • #3070613

      Ok, no sudden moves –

      by mickster269 ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      Back away from the blog. Don’t touch anything. Try not to make eye contact, or any threatening moves.

      Just stay calm, and we’ll all get out of the blog without incident.

      :: runs ::

      • #3072239

        Hey there!!! It is talanted web pro from Iran!

        by lukcad ·

        In reply to Ok, no sudden moves –

        Just one minute is to understand that guy love asp.net and want to be professional in this area.
        One my friend is also from Iran. He is very smart and very aimed to have success by learning Microsoft programms. I glad that they are not terrorist or bad boys. They are normal people who have very good brain, and have good ideals in their life. Their image of life is without of alcohol and with great asian’s aptitude.
        Sincerely, LukCAD

        • #3044614

          With a lovely

          by dr dij ·

          In reply to Hey there!!! It is talanted web pro from Iran!

          theocratic govt to tell them how to think and what to do all day, and thro them in jail cells if they criticize the govt, which is known to give specialized explosive to terrorists, and also to counterfeit $10 billion in very good quality US bills (being a govt they were able to buy Intaglio presses to do this).

    • #3070593

      Content deals with web programming

      by gralfus ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      Most of the content seems related to web programming. His name sounds Iranian, so perhaps the characters we see are the browser’s best attempt at displaying Farsi or perhaps Arabic.

      • #3070566

        Content deals with web programming?

        by m_a_r_k ·

        In reply to Content deals with web programming

        How can you tell? Do you read hieroglyphics? Sanskrit?

        • #3068795

          Lose the racism, twit.

          by gralfus ·

          In reply to Content deals with web programming?

          Just because somebody posts something to his blog in a different language doesn’t make him a “terrorist”. There are millions of Persian and Arabic speakers around the world that have no interest in blowing up others.

          I realize your comments are derogatory, but Hieroglyphics are ancient Egyptian. Sanskrit is an ancient Hindu language. I already stated the poster used Farsi or Arabic (much the same characters).

          Let’s see, how could I know what he is writing about…
          Repeated references to WebApplication, HTML, Javascript, VBscript, ASPclasic, charts on web application models, links to ASP.NET websites, etc.

          Unless TR has an English-only rule (no German, Italian, Russian, Gaelic, Spanish, etc) then leave him alone. If you are honestly concerned, you could always add a comment to his blog and see if he responds to you.

        • #3068765

          Sure, TWIT

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Lose the racism, twit.

          Hey, pal, who was being racist? I never referred to anyone’s race. If this guy is Persian or Arabic, that’s news to me. I think YOU are being racist because you are making the link between your friend being Persian or Arabic and terrorism. So what you’re saying is, if your friend is really, oh I don’t know…Lithuanian, then I am not a racist after all? Interesting…

        • #3068761

          Irrational

          by gralfus ·

          In reply to Sure, TWIT

          Your comments have been irrational from the start, and your last one takes the cake. The guys posts in another language, so you assume he is a terrorist and want him banned from TR.
          Foreign language=terrorist
          That is an absurd and racist conclusion, since you are grouping all foreign speakers into the terrorist group.

          Actually, you are showing the classic signs of a newsgroup troll. Start a flame war over nothing and see who bites.

        • #3068752

          Wrong again, my friend

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Irrational

          OK now I’m racist even if your friend is Lithuanian, not just Middle Eastern. Uh…I think I am the same race as your typical Lithuanian. I’m grouping ALL foreign speakers of being terrorists? Does that include people from Boston? How about east Texas? Have you ever heard a heavy east Texas accent? You may as well be in Mozambique. Ooops…sorry, I didn’t intend to call Mozambiquians terrorists. Every Mozambiquian that I have known have been rather jovial chaps.

          And now you are also accusing me of wanting your friend banned from TR. Dude, if you’re going to make accusations, please back them up with some sound logic. I said no such thing. Where in the world did you pull that nonsense from? Which message did I say that in?

        • #3071850

          To be a “racist”

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Irrational

          don’t you have to be against someone because of their race?

          All to easy for people to start throwing that word around these days. No wonder it has lost much of it’s meaning and impact, and “race relations” are in such sad shape?

          First, I think MARK was just thought it was FUNNY, not hateful when he posted his comments about the blog not being of any valid use to the primarily English speaking and typing community here.

          Second, it sounds like you, gralfus, are being a little too sensitive over this?

          Third, if you really think this is a troll, what does that show of YOU to be the one to “BITE”?

        • #3071800

          Oy!

          by gralfus ·

          In reply to To be a “racist”

          I saw a series of posts that indicated a TR person was being singled out as an alleged terrorist due to the language of his posts.

          After re-reading, they may indeed be intended as humorous, it just seemed like an extreme reaction, and the subsequent posts didn’t say “Hey, I was only kidding”, and other TR members seemed to be actually agreeing. They just seemed to reenforce the seemingly extreme position, leading me to react.

          Then the one that started all of it went off the deep end denying he ever implied the blogger was a terrorist, though he said “Maybe he’s got some hidden messages for a terrorist cell in there” and “That’s why I say he’s a terrorist”. Then the weirdness of Lithuanians from east Texas…

          I’m moving on.

        • #3071778

          OK, goodbye, Mr. Garflus

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to To be a “racist”

          good riddance!

        • #3068593

          Lighten up

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Lose the racism, twit.

          No, TR doesn’t have an English-only rule, but what is being posted isn’t in any language. The import software isn’t rendering the original characters, and the resulting substitutions aren’t readable by anyone in any language.

          I don’t view that a reason to remove his blog, but it does make shadowing it here pointless.

    • #3070588

      External website is clearly Arabic

      by stress junkie ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      If you click on the link to the original, external website where the posts first appeared you will see Arabic writing. It seems weird to put Arabic writing on an English language web site. I’d say it should be removed from TR.

      • #3068573

        Why should it be removed?

        by smorty71 ·

        In reply to External website is clearly Arabic

        First, I’m not sure why we would remove his blog. As he explains in one of his English posts, he tried to import his blog from his original language and our site didn’t display it properly.

        So, he goes to the trouble to create a new English language blog which can be imported correctly (the last 3 posts are his first English posts).

        He looks like a TR member who is willing to go through a lot of hassle to get his blog formatted in a way that works on our site (he links to 3 sites on his English blog — Google, his other blog and TechRepublic). Otherwise, he probably would have just left the improperly formatted one going.

        I am really surprised at all of the concern over this.

    • #3070574

      Interesting

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      Nothing in his profile except his membership date (June 2001). For someone who’s been a member that long, he’s got no activity in discussions, Q&A, contacts or anywhere else except his blog. The blog doesn’t go back before this month so he’s obviously a blogging fool. (Spelling – “Blogging” – one “g” or two?)

      Does anyone know the application that’s frequently pictured?

      • #3070563

        Reply To: Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

        by m_a_r_k ·

        In reply to Interesting

        That’s why I say he’s a terrorist. 😀 Why in the world would he link that nonsense to his TR blog? Something’s rotten in Denmark. I smell the scent of foul play at work. Something’s fishy here. Maybe the foul scent is the fish.

    • #3070562

      the blog interface at TR doesn’t

      by surflover ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      support an arabic character set (It has a lot of other problems too)… just try and edit a post in word before you post it, cut and paste, and Vioala!!! gibberish!!! as it only understands the basic ascii character set :-)… not to mention that it posts replies to other’s blogs in your own blog occasionally… :^O

      I concurr… it doesn’t belong here

    • #3070558

      I see an Excel icon, but…

      by ni70 ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      …the rest looks like Access, especially with data input form for data entry. I don’t know Excel’s advanced capabilities, such as creating a data input form.

    • #3070534

      Reply To: Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      by surflover ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      (like it needs a terrorist to srew up) :^O

    • #3070532

      Quick, Get that blog off of here!

      by surflover ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      That was the title of my last post… The last line of the body ended up in the title…

      Maybe that blog post is a terrorist virus :^O

    • #3068754

      answer depends

      by dr dij ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      if you’re a worrier, it is an islamic terrorist
      if you’re a crop circle watcher, this is sign that the aliens have left for us… if we can just decode it
      if you’re a programmer, this is a clever fellow trying to link TR pages to integrate to his database
      if you’re a security officer, this is a vbscript attempt to hack in (russian or brazilian mafia no doubt, downloading TR member identities and re-selling for $.03 each)
      if you’re a trekkie, this is a transmission from an alien probe circling the planet our battle cruiser is orbiting. it has infected our computer systems and we’ll have to cold-reboot from protected core, leaving ourselves exposed to the klingons (who are on Uranus currently)
      conspiracy theorists: this is secret govt project to automatically monitor those who say Bush is stupid, and then tap in and link their home phones and emails
      there’s probably more it could be..

      • #3068731

        who is this guy

        by 1cophyl ·

        In reply to answer depends

        it is someone who wanted a lot of attention and has done a very good job of doing so. if there is some cause for alarm, run now and don’t look back.

        • #3068629

          Xenophobia is everywhere

          by neil higgins ·

          In reply to who is this guy

          I know,according to his “sound bite”,he is Iranian,and of course they have nuclear weapons under construction,to destroy the western world,and these blogs are no doubt code to tell others to get ready to act.OR IT COULD BE,his English is’nt very good,God knows what web browser he’s using,but maybe it is’nt displaying very well,and he is just a normal coder.OR it could be a wind up to achieve exactly the reply that everyone has done here,including me.Probably the guy works for Al-Jezeera,and they are doing an article on “decadent paranoid western IT workers”.Or maybe Mark was right at the beginning,and his background should be checked out.Yawn,yawn.Time for a coffee,and chill out,before I drive to work.Of course,if clicking the link that Mark gave,does contain a worm,or whatever,I shall sue.Oh dear,now I’m getting suspicious. 🙂

    • #3071830

      Just a question

      by wolf0328 ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      If he was of any other nationality and posted in his native tongue and it came up like it did, would the terrorist speculation still exist? Or is it because we have such fear since 9/11 that we automatically accuse others of terrorist intentions because we didn?t respond to the information that was present before the attacks, so to make sure something like that never happens again we become faint with fear and automatically accuse someone of being a terrorist? Welcome to the new land of the free that is unless you can’t speak English, are a different color, nationality, or disagree with the president. All this time I could have sworn that this was a democracy that we lived in with liberty – The condition of being free from restriction or control. The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing. The condition of being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor and justice – The quality of being just; fairness. The principle of moral rightness; equity. Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude; righteousness. The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law. Law. The administration and procedure of law for all.

      • #3071776

        Yep

        by m_a_r_k ·

        In reply to Just a question

        In my original post, I made no reference to race, religion, ethnicity or even hobbies. I just made a reference to wierd, unintelligible garbage and his numerous blog posts containing such. And I mused that “gosh, what’s in all that unintelligible crap?” A secret message is the first thing that popped into my devious mind. And nowadays, who is best known for encoding secret messages within other data? Not housewives or garbage collectors or accountants. I read too many spy novels. So it all boils down, all you bozos with the racist innuendo are probably the real racists around here. Just because his race entered into your mind, not my mind, is an indication of something.

      • #3071697

        Before you get too self-rightious

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Just a question

        Keep in mind that the terrorist cells WERE using the internet and hidden messages to communicate all along.

        So the idea that is what is happening is not a huge leap on MARKs part.

        FACT, until ALL muslim nations rise up in force to put an end to the hijacking of the islam faith, if you look like your from the middle east you ARE more likely to be a terrorist than the blonde haired, blue eyed white guy. Sure, he may have his own craziness to deal with, but that doesn’t change facts. EVERYone of the terrorists that bombed the trade center in the 90’s was from the middle east. EVERYone of the terrorists that bombed the embassies and the Cole were from the middle east. EVERYone of the terrrorist that attacked on 9/11 were from the middle east.

        Sure there was outrage, but there was not a mass condemnation from the muslim nations of the world. Until your against it, you condone it.

        • #3071660

          History

          by wolf0328 ·

          In reply to Before you get too self-rightious

          So basically what you are saying is that all the Muslim nations are guilty until proven innocent just because they did not jump up and say I’m against the terrorist attacks?

          Whatever! To group a class of people into one stereotype is wrong regardless of it being a joke or not. So from now on every time you see a person that looks like they are from the Middle East we should all assume that they are out to get us! While we are at it why not kill someone because they look suspicious? Or better yet lets kill a young black man because he whistled at a white woman.

          We have history for a reason, to learn from the mistakes we have made and develop into a better people from that, I see the same injustices being imposed on a people who for the most part stay to themselves and try to make a living just like you and I and it?s a sad state when we as a people allow racial profiling. Have we forgotten what happened to the Japanese who were living in California after Pear Harbor? Some things should be taken with a grain of salt; this is not one of them.

        • #3071640

          One more reminder

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to History

          Do I need to keep on reminding people that in my original post, I made no reference to anyone’s race, religion, ethnicity, education or favorite football team? How in the world this discussion denigrated into being anti-Muslim is beyond me. If you wanna know the truth, with terrorism I do feel there is no middle ground. You’re either with them, or you’re with us. But that is not the point of my original post. My only intent in my first post was to be anti- anyone who floods the list of “Newest Blog Posts” with heading of blog posts that are nothing but unintelligible gibberish.

    • #3071825

      Some of you are taking these posts seriously

      by surflover ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      Which is generally a mistaken assumption in the “miscellaneous” discussion section :-)… this is area where we flame each other and post trivial threads when we have nothing better to do…

      …which for some of us, is a lot more ofter than it should be :^O

    • #3071755

      Just because you’re paranoid

      by ldyosng ·

      In reply to Who is this guy and what’s up with his blog?

      Doesn’t mean they’re NOT after you!

      (CAUTION – this has been a JOKE. If this had been a real emergency, you would have been directed to tune into your local . . . .)

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