Is Apple being cheeky and hiding messages?

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  1. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    I was playing around with the Developer's Preview of Panther, when I noticed the icon for fontbook (posted below). Now, I might be reading too much into it, and I do have a twisted, overactive imagination, but I read Fak (F*ck) in the icon. can you see it as well? ;) :)
     

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    Who knows. Someone picked those letters for a reason.
     
  5. BaghdadBob macrumors 6502a

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    Lessee:

    "F" is for "Fonts"
    "A" is for "Apple"
    "K" is for "Klan"

    Got it! Falker.
     
  6. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    There is no a in ****. Nor are there 3 letters in ****. Fak is not **** and **** is not fak just as knight is not night and knight is not ****. A world where fak is **** and night is knight while **** is knight is not a world I wish to live in.
     
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    Maybe that's not the real icon, but a clever FAKe instead.
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I hope you knew that over half your message had **** in them making your message very hard to understand.

    And Fak doesn't mean the four letter curse work.

    Fusk that!
     
  10. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    What exactly is he supposed to do? Defy the word censor, against the rules? and YES the original post WAS suggesting the F-word... which is as convoluted as it is sophomoric.

    :)

    Is there any combination of letters that they could have chosen at random that would actually tell you that it IS just random? Why does it have to be for a reason?

    I think you guys are reading **way** too much into this... perhaps they just chose them as letters that are distinguishable at very small sizes...

    pnw
     
  11. BaghdadBob macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm... You know, the funny thing is, the word censor, as I've noticed in a PM or two, actually retains the original text, you just view it as **** when reading, if you quote you see what it was. At least, that goes with PMs, Anyway, if you put a letter before three asterisks would that be considered circumventing, or would it be only where you can still read the word, but not in a way the filter would pick it up? I know this isn't the right thread, but I was wondering.

    I usually put a letter and three asterisks, and I've never heard anything about it, but that may just be because I wasn't reported. Who knows.
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It could just be 2 random letters that they put in the picture. Maybe they are innocent or are the initials of the designers of the program!
     
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    Dont say **** any more Cuz **** is the worst word that you can say, no we shouldn't say ****, **** nooooo!!!Its easy mmmkay!:D
     
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    I think it is a veiled reference to the song For All the Kows by the Foo Fighters. Actually, the Foo Fighters spell Cow with a C but Apple didn't want us to find the secret so easily so they used a K. And the reason they hid this in their Fontbook icon is that "Foo" is a substring of "Fontbook" and they try to sneak cows (which are genetically similar to dogcows) into products whenever they can.

    I'm glad I was able to clear this up for you.
     
  16. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i noticed this as well, about censored words not being erased... i'd imagine it's so they can quickly change the word filter, and it's retroactive...

    i think Arn probably means making it so that the word appears to be a censored word... like using special characters to resemble normal ones, like if the word "sucks" was banned, using $ucks would be bad, while saying s***s would be more acceptable... You can still hint at what word you're using, without spelling it out for the kiddies.

    kinda $ucks that they have to use a word filter, but it's for accessibility to kids, i think arn had mentioned people contacting him with concerns...

    anyhoo, back on topic, i think you're exactly right Dr. Q!

    pnw
     
  17. zarathustra thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, people need to lighten up. Whoever thought I was stretching it: I was kidding. BTW, in the movie Snatch, Mickey asks Turkish and Tommy: "Do you like dags?" "Dags?" "Yeah, Dags." "Oh, You mean dogs.". Later on in the movie not once Mickey goes: "Fack". So anyway, that's how it started with me.

    Whoever thought I faked it: Again, I was kidding around, and would not waste my time in Photoshop to create an icon. It is REAL, anyone with Panther can confirm it.

    Anywho, I keep forgetting how übersensitive everyone on this boards is, and how we all need to lighten up. I just thought that the choice of letters was weird - since it spells my "flavor of the month" cuss word borrowed from "snatch". Fak it. :D

    Oops, sorry I apologize to anyone, whose virgin eyes might have been damaged by that. :p
     
  18. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    Father Ted, great show, almost famous for the word "fek" which means as we all know... ****

    and yeah, i like dags haha, great scene that.
     
  19. arn macrumors god

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    exactly.

    arn
     
  20. GeneR macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm.

    It would make more sense to me if it said "fig". But who knows?
     
  21. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I think we took it the way you meant it, i.e., a lighthearted look at your Panther observation. I'm sorry if you thought I accused you of Photoshopping. That didn't even occur to me. I was suggesting in jest that Apple used a "fake" icon in the Panther preview and was revealing it by spelling the word "Fak(e)".

    Maybe FAK stands for Fonts Are Kool.
     
  22. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    It would have been just as hard to understand without all the ****s.
     

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