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August 11, 2009
Source linking back from browser copy-paste
I can't decide if this is cool, creepy, or both. Best if you do the experiment yourself to see what's on, so follow these steps:
- Go to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1205737/Man-killed-shards-glass-hurling-girlfriend-shop-window.html.
- In your browser (I've tried in Firefox and others report it works in IE, Chrome, and other desktop browsers) select a passage of text, say a paragraph, and "Copy" it.
- Bring up a text editor such as Notepad on a PC or similar (even works in Emacs) and Paste using whatever operation that editor uses for pasting text.
Now if you're like me and my friends you see the text that you copied and also this:
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1205737/Man-killed-shards-glass-hurling-girlfriend-shop-window.html#ixzz0NuRbqTSe
The amount of text copied that is necessary to trigger this seems to vary by which browser you start in.
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