The lower case letter 't' was briefly removed from the home page of Cisco's website on Thursday morning. The Sesame Street-style caper failed to affect capital letter Ts. Numerous Reg readers were quick to tell us of the curious case of the missing letter on Thursday morning. Several theories emerged, including the possibility …
... they were on a 't' break!
Looking a he response from Cisco suppor his morning, I be hey were shiing hemselves!
Wha a bunch of useless cuns.
he world would be a beer place wihou 's
removal of tabs using s/t// instead of s/\t// perchance?
Paris, queen of the regexp.
o all he oher people who wro commens wih ou ''s i's no big and i's no clever
I'm no exper bu his srikes me as downrigh bizarre. Somehing I've never experienced in en years of working on the Inerne.
I'll get me coa
To really foul things up, you need a computer.
Maybe they are Yorkshire t's and have all gone t'pub. Or, since they are already silent, maybe they decided to become invisible too :-)
Maybe they were trying to save bandwidth by removing the letter t from the English alphabet? Obviously a capital T is useful.
I suspect all those trying to view the page to see the fault offset the saving it so they just put it back in.
rather than titsup I assume
I can only conclude that a group of salesmen showed up at the door, and in return for a flashlight, gave them a T-remover.
Looks to me like somebody tried to regex out of tabs from the documents, but somehow forgot to escape their expression properly...
whats the betting \t was the culprit?
html optimisation gone wrong, e.g. stripping tabs out of code to reduce page size by a few bytes
.*?t*\w..... instead of .*?\t*\w.....
...it was a good job it wasn't called....er.....um.....something that would be really funny if you took all the letter ts out.
I'll ge my coa
I think I knew him, Irish fisherman
Maybe this was "speak like the Irish" day and nobody else knew?
Finally! The Sarfeet 'as it's way. We all know wo! a Da!a cen!er is. Looks like Cisco is doing it's bi! for promo!ing the Lympics in 2012.
Is any of their ki! available on the Mile End Road?
Best Typo by Cisco ever.. "Ineroperabiliy Systems"
with a spell checker?
That they're the kind of guys who dot their Is and cross their Ts? Huh? They don't even have Ts. That's just damn careless.
Probably was a find-and-replace gone wrong.
Guy who was responsible is probably feeling like a supid cun righ now.
They caught it at T Break.
Two sugars please
Welcome to our new Brazilian overlords!
You unspeakable bastard! You beat me to it!!!
Was this due to over-enthusiastic use of T-Cut?
This should actually be listed under "Rise of the Machines"
Cisco supercomputers gaining sentience, start by restructuring simple words under the guise of an accident, subliminally sending us signs to go to war and that it wants to control humanity.
Probably engineered the credit crunch too.. get us at each others' throats!
How come no one has questioned him yet ??
...got the 't'!
(And you're not having it back!)
Pro'ly some uber Gargantu-Corp got delusions of relevance, thought it had copyrights to the letter 't', and issued a takedown order at which some poor n00b at Cisco panicked and complied; bosses were on the golf course (after having reserved their 't' time -- were they in on it?) at the time, hence so long before the situation was rectified.