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by Time Traveler
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2133: "EHT Black Hole PIcture"
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Re: 2133: "EHT Black Hole PIcture"

This one struck a chord with me because of how many times I've been frustrated by websites or apps that won't let me save a copy of an image that is already right in front of me on my screen, even breaking core UI functionality to do so. Pinterest is one of the worst offenders in this category, espe...
by Time Traveler
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2132: "Percentage Styles"
Replies: 39
Views: 5858

Re: 2132: "Percentage Styles"

What about the people who put the percent sign in front of the number, i.e. "%65"? I assume that's so far off the bottom of the chart it doesn't show up? They are wrong. Same as those who put the currency sign in front of the price. Wait, do you mean "those who put the currency sign ...
by Time Traveler
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2132: "Percentage Styles"
Replies: 39
Views: 5858

Re: 2132: "Percentage Styles"

What about the people who put the percent sign in front of the number, i.e. "%65"? I assume that's so far off the bottom of the chart it doesn't show up?
by Time Traveler
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"
Replies: 28
Views: 5201

Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Although it's awfully funny, I don't think "Big Hole" quite fits with the naming scheme of the other "Big X" nicknames (even the fake ones in this comic). Holes aren't the mining industry's main product, and they aren't in its "full" name. I think the more natural nickn...
by Time Traveler
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 23092

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

I'm still unsure what exactly we were supposed to be voting for - which emoji we thought was the coolest? The most funny? The best representative for xkcd? I participated in some of the early, lightning-fast rounds, but it was hard to make a decision without any premises or objective. Well, whatever...
by Time Traveler
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2129: "1921 Fact Checker"
Replies: 49
Views: 9725

Re: 2129: "1921 Fact Checker"

At first I thought as indicated here that the Kansas City Sun only published during the period 1914-1920, but this source claims they published on 1908-1924. Both sources only have archives between 1914-1920 which does not include the issue which purportedly holds this testimonial. However, the lat...
by Time Traveler
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"
Replies: 37
Views: 8472

Re: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"

Disengaging lurk mode to reply to this. Here's an screenshot of how we often receive Excel spreadsheets: https://i.imgur.com/b62oxxm.png Scanned JPEGs from printouts. They do have the original Excel file, they just don't want to share it; either because they think sending the full file is "sen...
by Time Traveler
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2119: Video Orientation
Replies: 51
Views: 13156

Re: 2119: Video Orientation

vertical letterbox-bars That's called "pillarboxing". Is there a name for both at once? Seriously, can we fix the trend of 21:9 video being letterboxed into 16:9, which in turn gets pillarboxed on a correctly-proportioned-for-the-original-media 21:9 monitor. I don't know if there's a name...
by Time Traveler
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2124: "Space Mission Hearing"
Replies: 22
Views: 5762

Re: 2124: "Space Mission Hearing"

The conversation in this comic sounds to me like the results of months of effort, practice, and training trying to teach the Space Core to articulate in a coherent fashion why he should be sent into space. After one good sentence, it devolves into "SPAAAAAAAACE! Wanna go to space. Space."

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