• SR (unregistered)

    Does it work with BBCode too?

    [b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b]Send me teh code LOL[/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b]

  • justsomedude (unregistered)

    Must be an IE hack. Like pushing the elevator call button multiple times to make it come quicker.

  • SR (unregistered) in reply to SR
    SR:
    Does it work with BBCode too?

    [b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b]Send me teh code LOL[/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b]

    That'll be a "no" then. Shame. Clearly TDWTF is not as as the glorious People's Republic.

  • John (unregistered)

    Error, comment not [b][b]strong[/b][/b] enough.

  • The Nerve (unregistered)

    This is just an English translation of The Leader's speech. It goes: "less than, strong, greater than, less than, forward slash, strong, greater than, less than, strong, greater than, less than..."

    Has kind of a musical quality to it, but you should hear it in the original Klingon, I mean, Korean.

    I can't wait to hear it.

    Hear a Blog - We are currently narrating this post. Subscribe to get notified when ready.

  • Kyle Z. (unregistered)

    They showed their "strong" in the South Africa World Cup losing to Portugal with a great score: 7x0.

    They are trying to regain their strength even in Web now.

    Captcha: commoveo (Oh yeah, this history really moved me)

  • Matt Westwood (unregistered)

    Reminds me of an apocryphal tale from an introductory programming class.

    The instructor asked the student why the following:

    10 LET I = 0 20 LET I = 0 30 LET I = 0 40 LET I = 0 50 LET I = 0

    The answer came back: "I want to make sure the stupid computer actually gets the message this time."

  • frits (cs)

    I am Kim. Und I am Hu.

    Und ve just vant to pump clap YOU UP!

    Believe me now, and hear me later: it is people like you that are smelly trash, and are pitiful!

    Poor little girlie man alone in his girlie house!

    Ya! Get out of our face!

    Ya! We don't need you!

  • Roei (unregistered)

    Alex, I suspect this might just be some kind of anti-regime joke made by someone from the inside. If that is so, it would probably be wise for us to remove this post. We don't want anyone to suffer because of a daily WTF.

  • Knux2 (unregistered)
    <head><head><head>monkey</head></head></head>

    It's a three-headed monkey!

  • MuTaTeD (unregistered)

    I might be blind for not seeing any sequence of on the source of the linked web page

    Is this a joke?

    Did u check the source of the site to see if this WTF was really there or may be the Koreans are really great web developers that they updated their site within 5 minutes of your post

    MuTaTeD

  • Steve The Cynic (cs) in reply to Matt Westwood
    Matt Westwood:
    Reminds me of an apocryphal tale from an introductory programming class.

    The instructor asked the student why the following:

    10 LET I = 0 20 LET I = 0 30 LET I = 0 40 LET I = 0 50 LET I = 0

    The answer came back: "I want to make sure the stupid computer actually gets the message this time."

    Ah, Shakespearean BASIC.

    In Shakespeare's day, the word "let" meant basically the opposite of what it does in normal usage today, so this must have been the SBASIC language where "LET" means "PROHIBIT" or "PREVENT".

    (In Hamlet, when the Prince of Denmark wants to talk to his father's ghost, he tells his friends, "Do not let me," meaning, "Do not try to stop me." This meaning of "let" survives in modern British English in the legalistic set phrase "without let or hindrance".)

  • Dear Leader (unregistered)

    Can you not tell how glorious this is? You westerners will catch up in a few years.

  • MuTaTeD (unregistered) in reply to MuTaTeD

    Opps found it

    I am really blind, actually I have gone blind after seeing the code

    My Bad

  • HS (unregistered)

    Had to search the site. Do a search on "internet seminar" which is right smack in the middle of the 'strong' references. Then scroll over right. Then scroll over right some more...

  • Johannes (unregistered) in reply to MuTaTeD
    MuTaTeD:
    I might be blind for not seeing any sequence of on the source of the linked web page

    It's still there.

    But it is not the official site in the sense as I would think. It is from a private friendship foundation with strong links to DPR's gouvernment.

  • anon (unregistered)
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  • frits (cs)

    No no, you guys have it all wrong. It's not North Korea's official website, officially. That's the website's title: "Official webpage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" See. There's a difference there.

  • Michael Stevens (unregistered)

    Maybe this is some kind of steganography. There is a message encoded in these strong tags.

  • deveric (unregistered) in reply to anon
    anon:
    Doesn't really look like this is actually North Korea's website, registered to some dude in spain:

    Registration Service Provided By: AXARNET COMUNICACIONES SL Contact: +34.902120769

    They might have registered it outside of the DPRK since I doubt any US registrar would let them registrate

  • Kyle Z. (unregistered) in reply to anon
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  • Some Wonk (unregistered) in reply to frits
    frits:
    No no, you guys have it all wrong. It's not North Korea's official website, officially. That's the website's title: "Official webpage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" See. There's a difference there.
    You must want the Popular Judean Front. We're the People's Front for Judea.
  • Jan (unregistered)

    No, you are all wrong. This web page is the perfect place for hiding information in it using steganography...

  • Killian (unregistered)
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  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    I take it that "Rick O'Shay" is a pseudonym? I can do you one better: I've done some work in the past for Hanson Aggregates and their CEO is called Patrick O Shea. "Patrick" naturally contracts to "Rick" so his honest-to-God name is "Rick O Shea". Best name ever.

  • Romeo (unregistered) in reply to Knux2
    Knux2:
    <head><head><head>monkey</head></head></head>
    It's a three-headed monkey!

    Epic Monkey Island reference!

  • operagost (cs) in reply to Steve The Cynic

    The confusion comes from there being two similar sounding words in old English: "laetan", "to allow"; and "lettan", "to hinder".

  • Alargule (unregistered) in reply to justsomedude
    justsomedude:
    Must be an IE hack. Like pushing the elevator call button multiple times to make it come quicker.

    Would do the trick for me, though...

  • JamesQMurphy (cs)

    Now this entry might be fun to listen to on Hear-A-Blog. I wonder if would sound something like the Vikings chanting "Spam spam spam spam spam..."

  • freibooter (unregistered)

    Congratulations, you just made North Korea's only self-taught web designer mysteriously disappear never to be seen again.

  • en espagnol? (unregistered)

    website hosted in spain? who's the internet expert [b][b][b]NOW?![/b][/b][/b]

  • DJ (unregistered)

    Subliminal web-messaging anyone?

  • gramie (cs) in reply to Some Wonk
    Some Wonk:
    You must want the Popular Judean Front. We're the People's Front for Judea.

    I thought we were the Judean Popular People's Front?

    (btw it's "People's front of Judea)

  • Max (unregistered)

    I once worked on a site with code like this. It wasn't quite as bad, but it was the result of using MS FrontPage. I spent quite a while whittling down all the cases of <font><font><font><font></font>some text</font></font></font> to simply

    some text

    I would guess the same thing has happened here. Every time they update the page, a new tag gets added. Which makes these tags like the rings on a tree, you can tell how often it has been updated by counting the tags. Although perhaps I'm underestimating North Korean culture, and they actually just want to make it really strong

  • nobulate (cs)

    Obviously they improved their site security 904 fold. At least they had the forethought to close every opened tag!

    Python Code

    import re
    import urllib
    
    f = urllib.urlopen("http://www.korea-dpr.com")
    text = f.read()
    f.close()
    
    r = re.compile(r"")
    print "open strongs: %s" % len(r.findall(text))
    # >>> 904
    
    r = re.compile(r"")
    print "close strongs: %s" % len(r.findall(text))
    # >>> 904

    Edit: At (904 * 8 char) words + (904 * 9 chars) there's 15,368 bytes bloat on that page. Doesn't seem much, but for every 65 page hits that's another meg gone. LOL.

  • Lars Vargas (cs)

    That's bad enough to make Kim Jong ill.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to gramie
    gramie:
    Some Wonk:
    You must want the Popular Judean Front. We're the People's Front for Judea.

    I thought we were the Judean Popular People's Front?

    (btw it's "People's front of Judea)

    Splitter!

  • nobulate (cs)

    frist page 2 :D

  • Dear Leader (unregistered)

    I love the single right in the middle of it all.

    Also, pushing my elevator call button certainly makes me come quicker.

  • Raymond (unregistered)

    Also notice the javascript functions are prefixed with mm, which means they used Adobe dreamweaver or stole the functions from a dreamweaver designed site.

  • I disagree (unregistered) in reply to Knux2
    Knux2:
    <head><head><head>monkey</head></head></head>
    It's a three-headed monkey!

    This is a three headed monkey:

    <monkey> <head /> <head /> <head /> </monkey>

    What you describe is a erm... Monkey-headed-headed head?

  • The Nerve (unregistered)
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  • boog (unregistered) in reply to Max
    Max:
    I once worked on a site with code like this. It wasn't quite as bad, but it was the result of using MS FrontPage. I spent quite a while whittling down all the cases of <font><font><font><font></font>some text</font></font></font> to simply

    some text

    I would guess the same thing has happened here. Every time they update the page, a new tag gets added. Which makes these tags like the rings on a tree, you can tell how often it has been updated by counting the tags. Although perhaps I'm underestimating North Korean culture, and they actually just want to make it really strong

    Another potential cause I've seen before is working with a buggy WYSIWYG editor (oh, I suppose you did already say Frontpage). Users will highlight something and click the "bold" button, but it won't go bold. So they click "bold" again. And again. And again. In reality, the editor is adding the tags and due to some bug it is failing to show the bold font. So eventually you have text wrapped with 9000 tags.

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)
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  • Mason Wheeler (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    I take it that "Rick O'Shay" is a pseudonym? I can do you one better: I've done some work in the past for Hanson Aggregates and their CEO is called Patrick O Shea. "Patrick" naturally contracts to "Rick" so his honest-to-God name is "Rick O Shea". Best name ever.

    I thought Patrick naturally contracts to "Pat"...

  • go_back_to_4chan (unregistered)

    Nobulate,

    You should apologize for posting at all. Stupid cunt.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Mason Wheeler
    Mason Wheeler:
    Anonymous:
    I take it that "Rick O'Shay" is a pseudonym? I can do you one better: I've done some work in the past for Hanson Aggregates and their CEO is called Patrick O Shea. "Patrick" naturally contracts to "Rick" so his honest-to-God name is "Rick O Shea". Best name ever.

    I thought Patrick naturally contracts to "Pat"...

    Exactly, AFAIK, Rick is a short form of Richard. I've never heard of a Patrick going by Rick rather than Pat. I guess maybe if you were concerned about the androgynous nature of Pat, you might choose Rick instead?

  • Gram ma (unregistered)

    Rick O'Shea - pshaw right. like that's real.

    Next you'll have a post from Faye Kearings, Hugo First and Cliff Topp.

  • Richard P. (unregistered)

    Okay, this might sound weird... but could we help them making a better website?

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