There is Hidden and Coded Evidence in Windows Software that Bill Gates May Be the Anti-Christ-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This email talks suspiciously about the success of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.  It also says that the ASCII code numbers for his name add up to “666,” a significant number in the book of Revelation in the Bible related to a leader that will rise to power at the close of human history.  It also talks about a sinister-looking and hidden program in Windows that, the writer claims, can be used by Bill Gates to control the world.

The Truth:

This email is a hoax.

1.  It talks about the fact that the name, “Bill Gates III” adds up to “666” in ASCII code.  Let’s start there.  (This may get a little complex).  Every letter, number, and symbol on a computer has a corresponding numerical ASCII code.  It’s not only the way a computer communicates behind the scenes, but a standardized way that computers can speak the same language to each another.  Also, each letter or number on the keyboard has two different versions of the ASCII code, one called a decimal code and one called a hexadecimal equivalent.  For a capital “A”, for example, the ASCII decimal is 65 and the hexadecimal equivalent is 41.  In the email, all the ASCII codes for “Bill Gates” are correct if you use the decimal ASCII codes for capital letters.  When it comes to “III”, however, nothing adds up.  The email claims that the ASCII code for each of characters in “III” is 1, but that is not the case.  If you use lower case “L” for the “III”, the decimal ASCII code is 108.  If you use upper case “i”, the decimal code is 73.  If you use the number “1”, the decimal code is 49.  There isn’t any instance in the ASCII code in which any of the visible letters or numerals that would be used for “III” has a decimal or hexadecimal number that equates to “1.”

2.  The writer of the email tries to emphasize the point by saying that if you go to Windows 95 or MS-DOS, you’ll get the same result.  That’s meaningless because the ASCII code is a standardized one and is the same on each computer that uses it.  There is not one ASCII code for Windows 95, then another for Windows 98, then another for the various version of MS-DOS.

3.  Regarding THE HALL OF TORTURED SOULS, there is nothing sinister about it and it has nothing to do with Bill Gates or Microsoft controlling any other computers, much more the U.S. nuclear arsenal.  The HALL OF TORTURED SOULS is what’s known among computer buffs as an “Easter Egg.”  Software programmers routinely include fun stuff in their programs that is hidden from normal view.  That’s why they’re called “Easter Eggs,” because they are hidden and you have to find them.  One website that catalogs Easter Eggs has accumulated a list of nearly four thousand of them in thousands of different software programs.  Some of them are humorous pictures.  Others are clever games.  Many Easter Eggs display a list of all of the names of programmers who created the program.  THE HALL OF TORTURED SOULS is a game of sorts that the programmers included in Microsoft Excel 95.  It results in your finding a list of the creators as well as some pictures.  

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

For all you conspiracy theorist:

LAST NIGHT I WATCHED ‘PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY” ABOUT HOW THE PC REVOLUTION GOT STARTED AND HOW BILL GATES STOLE WINDOWS TECHNOLOGY FRROM APPLE COMPUTER.

THEN THIS MORNING THEY ANNOUNCED THE 100 WEALTHIEST PEOPLE AND BILL GATES IS NUMBER ONE AND WORTH 110 BILLION DOLLARS. IN 10 YEARS HE SHOULD BECOME THE WORLDS FIRST TRILLIONAIRE!!!!

THEN THIS AFTERNOON I GOT THE CC-MAIL BELOW. READ IT AND TELL ME IF IT MAKES YOU JUST A LITTLE WORRIED ….

Did you know that Bill Gates’ real name is William Henry Gates III? Nowadays, he is known as Bill Gates (III where III means the order of third. So what’s so eerie about this name?

Well, if you take all the letters in Bill Gates III and then convert it into ASCII code (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) and then add up all the numbers … you will get 666, which is the number of the beast.

B = 66 I = 73 L = 76 L = 76 G = 71 A = 65 T = 84 E = 69 S = 83 I = 1 I = 1 I = 1

Add these numbers and they equal 666. Coincidence?

Perhaps ….

Maybe, but take Windows 95 and do the same procedure and you will get 666 also. And even MS-DOS 6.31 adds up to 666.

Still think it is coincidence? Stay with me …. It gets better.

For those of you who still have the old excel 95 (not office 97) try this out: (this really works)

1 – Open a new file 2 – Scroll down to row 95 3 – Click on the row 95 button to highlight the entire row 4 – Press tab to move to the second column 5 – Now, move your mouse and click on help at the top 6 – Then click on “about Microsoft excel” 7 – Press ctrl-alt-shift and click on the tech support button at the same time.

A window will appear with the title: THE HALL OF TORTURED SOULS.

This is really eerie, okay! It has a doom style format and you can walk all around the hall using the arrow keys.

On the sides of the walls are the names of the tortured souls …. Now walk up the stairs and then come back down, facing the blank wall.

Now type in EXCELKFA; this will open the blank wall to reveal another secret passage, walk through the passage and do not fall off. This is difficult to do.

When you get to the end you will see something really, really eerie.

As of this point in time, countless witnesses all over the world have verified that it is a real eye opener.

It could be a joke by MS programmers. Or is it? (We have a number of people here at Stanley that have Excel 95 and have done this and no one has lived threw the game …)

Would it be too surprising if Bill Gates was the Antichrist?

After all, the Bible foretold that someone powerful would rise up and lead the world to destruction. And Bill Gates definitely has this kind of power in his hands.

More than 80% of computers in the world today run on windows and DOS (including those at the Pentagon). If all of his products have some kind of small program embedded, like this “hall of tortured souls,” that can give him control to set off nuclear arsenals, create havoc insecurity systems and financial systems all over the world, etc.

All from his headquarters. This isn’t too far from reality. Just by using the Internet Explorer may just allow him to map out what you have on your computer bit by bit each time you log on.

Perhaps the end of time is near and this is just the tip of the iceberg?

Quote from the Bible:

“He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.” Revelation 13:16-18

This is something you should think about. If the Bible, in the book of Revelations, says that without the sign of the beast, one would not be able to buy, sell, do business transactions, etc., then my question to you now is this …. Is the Internet a necessity today for doing business?

The Internet also bears the sign. Note that the Internet is often referred to as the World Wide Web, or www.

Another way to write W is V/ or VI.

W W W VI VI VI 6 6 6

Here is something to ponder. Isn’t everything going towards the Internet? (i.e., buying, selling business transactions.) Isn’t Microsoft always on the move to have a monopoly when it comes to software technology? And now the Internet?

Revelations also says that the mark of the beast will be carved on one’s hand and on one’s forehead. If the Internet would indeed be the beast, aren’t we all starting to carry it on our hands and foreheads?

The screen is the forehead and the hand uses the mouse.

Are things finally starting to fall into place or are we just letting our imagination run wild? Remember, the devil came to cheat, steal and to destroy. So, be vigilant about Bill Gates and Microsoft!

Coincidence?

Perhaps ….