I encountered something extremely strange today.
Here's what happened: I wrote a short Python script (to check the connectivity to a host) at work using PyDev. I transferred it from my Windows 7 laptop to a Ubuntu workstation via a thumb drive, and the file would appear as a bunch of gibberish. I tried re-saving and renaming the file, but that did not help. I tried viewing the file on another Ubuntu workstation, and the same thing happened. This has not affected any of my other Python files. I doubt the problem is with my thumb drive because I can read off it perfectly on the laptop.
I eventually decided to e-mail the file to myself, and that solved the problem. Does anyone know what may have happened?