For decades, free nations tolerated oppression in the Middle East for the sake of stability. In practice, this approach brought little stability and much oppression, so I have changed this policy. -- George W. Bush, President of the United States of America. 2nd June 2004.
So what's the new policy George? More stability through more oppression?
Excellent question. One possible answer: different oppression - also known as death.
GWB has some awsome weapons at his sadly silly-ass disposal. Scares the sense out of me sometimes.
I'll admit openly, to feeling sick to my core last night. I felt afraid.
My brother is in the Air Force, and my mother is a civilian nurse presently contracted to a military hospital.
A friend of the family died on Monday night.
The world is a brutal place, and I can't even talk about it.
I feel sheepish asking, but what do those (presumably) hex characters represent?
I don't know. But I'm sure it's something. I haven't bothered to try and figure it out..
Too bad; I was hoping you would have done the leg work for me. ;)
I find things like that typically represent ascii codes, but I can see those don't fall w/in the normal range.
Oh well; it'll have to wait until I don't have more interesting things to explore.
BTW, I did the political compass activity and scored similarly to you, only less extreme. I'm not sure what my precise measurements were (they're at the office), but I might post them on my blog sometime if I feel like it. It just depends on what I choose to do I guess. ;)
I look forward to finding out what happens. I hope you enjoy experiencing the choice.
p.s. I'd start with 7bit ASCII if I was you..
...and big-endian, little-endian, and Base64 and try bit shifting for each.
That'd about do me.
I really don't have the time to write the program that does it though..
(although I confess to being tempted..)
It might also just be a checksum for something mysterious.. in which case, you'd probably need to ask..