namesroverated wrote:Well as I can't copy and paste it into a binary translator with ease I just read the first few characters. Assuming it is ASCII encoded, which it seems like it should be. The first few characters were "uu\n' then some symbols. So it is either really complicated or jibberish.
I got the same thing -- except you got your caps wrong. In decimal, I get
85 85 10 145 98 162
(The third character, 10 in decimal, is the newline. I don't know what 145, right after the newline, translates to in extended ascii. I copy-and-pasted the above directly from my ascii conversion tool.)
After that is a black spot that isn't viewable in the image on the web site. I even took it into Photoshop and made it a lot brighter; nope, it's true #000000 black in the displayed image.
More importantly, this has been done before as a shirt. If you look at the link seagoon posted, there was a shirt done with exactly that ascii pattern. It was made by Computer Gear. I also found the original shirt. It's been discontinued, but I took pics of mine and will be sending them to the woot admins. My shirt says ©1998.
I'm not saying the artist here plagiarized; I'm just saying it's not an original idea, and something very similar has been done already. Personally, I don't care, but if woot is worried about lawsuits, they might risk one here.