Another reason why Windows is EVIL.

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  1. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    My sister pointed this out to me.

    If you type in Wordpad on Windows, Q33NY, then change it to Size 48, and Wingdings, you get this as your result.

    As many of you may now, Q33 was the plane that crashed into the towers.
     

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  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Is it evil? Or do too many people read in to coincidences way too much?
     
  3. Diatribe macrumors 601

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  4. ReanimationLP thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How is this Windows?

    Should it be that "Wingdings" is evil, as this is the exact same thing you'll see on a Mac (or any other OS that has Wingdings installed)?
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    exactly.... and ive heard about this before, its a freaky and weird coincidence in my opinion
     
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  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    After consulting a site that I usually find to be very reliable:
    link

    So it's not even a coincidence. It's a manufactured urban myth.
     
  9. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    it's human nature to find meaning in random chance.
     
  10. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    isn't that about 3 years old and came up right after 9/11. and to my knowledge the flight numbers where NOT like this! i faintly remember that was debunked long ago as scam.

    andi

    edit: yep, google is your friend: http://www.snopes.com/rumors/wingding.htm

    edit two:
    ups, beat by 4 minutes. i should read faster, type faster. :eek:
     
  11. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Ahh, thanks for debunking that myth. Would've been way weird.
     
  12. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    the "windows is the devil" talk around here gets so darn old sometimes... :rolleyes:


    thank goodness for snopes
     
  13. ReanimationLP thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Heh.

    I thought Wingdings was a MS thing.

    ^_^'

    Why the hell did they even make the font? Like anyone is supposed to understand it. x_x
     
  14. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    next thing you know dashboard will have subliminal messages... oh its got a plane! and and... the gage is to the left..perhaps that was the way it was on the plane that crashed into the two towers.. see what i mean? eeesh..
     
  15. clayj macrumors 604

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    How lame, and not even true.

    I was working at Microsoft in 1992 when the whole Wingdings "NYC = death to Jews" thing happened ("NYC" in Wingdings is a skull and crossbones, a Star of David, and a "thumbs up")... it was really funny when the exec in charge of Windows, Brad SILVERBERG, got to explain to everyone that it was a giant coincidence and that Wingdings are meant to be used one at a time. Penn Jillette even made fun of it in his PC Magazine column "Micro Mephisto" in a column titled "I Heart My Dog's Head".
     
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  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    remember folding your $20 bills to show the towers on fire or something or other, nonsense, thanks for proving it false as well
     
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