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Postby BelGarion on Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:17 am

Ok. It says the signature lenght is 255 characters. Ok. So I tried this:

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.

-- Roy,
Bladerunner

Says it's too long. I put it into Word for Windows 2k and pull up "Tools" "Word Count" and it says

Pages: 1
Words: 45
Characters (no spaces) : 206
Characters (with spaces) : 248
Paragraphs : 1
Lines : 7

... Ok, *why* is a 248 character w/ spaces too long when the max is 255? 248 < 255 , unless the forum uses some new space age math that reverses that? Someone help? Thanks!

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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:54 am

hello BelGarion, welcome to CDRLabs! :D

nice to have another Eddings fan here!
i for one.
there's someone here called Zandramas too :P
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One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
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Postby BelGarion on Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:29 pm

Oh! Gonna have to go kick his butt, eh? As long as there isn't a Torak, then there won't be a major war breaking out. :D

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dodecahedron wrote:hello BelGarion, welcome to CDRLabs! :D

nice to have another Eddings fan here!
i for one.
there's someone here called Zandramas too :P
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:47 pm

BelGarion wrote:Oh! Gonna have to go kick his butt, eh? As long as there isn't a Torak, then there won't be a major war breaking out. :D

tsk tsk tsk ...
you should know better...her butt! :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:57 pm

your Word count is wrong.
i did it manually & on Word XP - all different results :x
go figure M$ :evil:

this worked:
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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.
- Roy,Bladerunner


besides, IMO you can drop the word 'Bladerunner'.
anyone who doesn't know where that quote is taken from doesn't deserve the time of day.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:04 pm

by the way, do you know if those lines are in the book too?
can't find my copy of 'Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep' :(
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Postby BelGarion on Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:22 pm

First, opps! I need to reread the series again, it's been a few years. :D

Second, nope, it was something that Rutger Hauer added at the end that the director liked, as far as I can tell, and kept in.

Thanks! I'll mod it and try it again. And I'll go smack Word 2k. It has a few quirks that are nuts. Some words it has a problem with word format (IE, a - or no - ) that says that the - form is wrong and will, if you let it, change it to the non - form, and then promptly say the non - form is wrong *too* and if you tell it to change it, it'll change it to the - form again and, well, you get the idea. :D

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dodecahedron wrote:by the way, do you know if those lines are in the book too?
can't find my copy of 'Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep' :(
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