KarMann wrote: orthogon wrote: Hmm, doesn't look like you're allowed to link to the gifs directly (what http witchcraft is this?!), but they're on this page.
[Huh... they look fine in the preview of your quote. Let's see what happens when I submit...]
In Japanese the imperative is based on the gerund/present participle anyway: 待って=matte=waiting and 待ってください=matte kudasai=wait (please). I have the feeling there are other languages that form the imperative like that ("waiting, please").
I firmly expect to be ninja'd (忍者).
[Edit:] Foarm's gifs look fine now. Don't know what was going on there. I must confess that actually the ones I saw said "pant up" and "pant down", and I applied artistic licence. But I'm sure
it was "pant" and not "pan".
I don't know what it is, maybe it has something to do with the new FireFox 20, but whenever those images are in a post, it's completely borked for me; it just gobbles up more and more memory, and ALL the cycles, and I see an interminable "Waiting for http://www.railsigns.co.uk..
. Could you maybe both change those IMG tags to URLs, and we can see if that helps? (Writing this has been a total pain; probably took 5-10 mnutes.)
Thank you thank you thank you. I found out what it was, in part; sending a request for the image with an arbitrary Referer gets you a redirect to http://www.railsigns.co.uk/images/donothotlink.gif
, presumably to tell you not to hotlink their images, but that then redirects to http://www.railsigns.co.uk/images/donothotlink.gif
, and, well, we were just talking about recursion loops, weren't we?
Still, FireFox ought to handle such problems more gracefully; I know I've seen messages about it stopping such loops before.
Added: For good measure, for the time being, it now has a special place in my hosts file.