Perhaps the gibberish is created by a program he wrote?
Given the design of his OS, it may be unintentionally dumping crap into his online comments.
As my colleagues are working to improve the comment system, I'm thinking about it. I had an idea today, and I'd love to hear what anybody reading my journal thinks about it:
Would it be useful to have a control that would either expand or collapse all of a comments ancestors, descendants, or siblings?
So, what do you think?