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#26 2014-09-10 05:25:00

Rexworth
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

Each time you type a character, you are recycling someone's deleted characters.

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#27 2014-09-10 05:59:52

bob bundy
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

I think you are on to something, Rexworth.  (Welcome to the forum.)

If you push up the zoom factor you will see that these characters are made up of pixels.  The backspace and delete key act like the human digestive system does with proteins (characters) breaking them down into amino acids (pixels), that can then be re-built into new proteins (characters).

What still puzzles me is the invisible characters like ASCII 32.  Are these the dark matter of the computer universe?  Are they made up of virtual pixels?  Is there a Higgs boson of characters?

And what are pixels made of ?

dizzy

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#28 2014-09-10 06:39:25

anonimnystefy
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

Good pixels go to heaven. Bad pixels go on to make up the BSoD.


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#29 2014-09-10 06:47:55

bobbym
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

Sounds like a song.


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#30 2014-09-10 09:00:55

anonimnystefy
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

What song?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#31 2014-09-10 09:05:49

bobbym
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

Good pixels go to heaven hooo ha. Bad pixels go on to make up the BSoD, you know it man.

There are the lyrics!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#32 2014-09-10 09:11:49

anonimnystefy
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

You are becoming more musical by the day.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#33 2014-09-10 09:17:32

bobbym
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

Oh yes, todays lyrics are so deep that few people in the world can write them.

See you later and have a good night.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#34 2014-09-10 09:20:17

anonimnystefy
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

Some do have meaning. Most are some silly party songs, though.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#35 2014-09-10 10:16:24

bobbym
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

Guy next door to me before he turned into a zombie would listen to 10 hours of it per day.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#36 2014-09-10 10:24:10

anonimnystefy
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

Party music? Serves him right.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#37 2014-09-15 23:43:46

GreatSandy
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Re: Where Do Deleted Characters Go?

hahahaha i really like it big_smile

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