Off-Topic xkcd etc. fun split from “building a Go Board”

#1

giggles I can’t find the png vs jpg one right now… so this will have to do.

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Building a Go Board
#2

image

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#3

It’s not official xkcd but is this what you were looking for?

image

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#4

There’s an additional joke if you look at this comic on the original webpage :stuck_out_tongue:

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#5

@Vsotvep you mean this one? :smiley:

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#6

No, I mean the image itself

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#7

But they’re the exact same image… the one smurph posted is the stand alone image hosted by the same site… literally the only thing different is the mouse-over text???

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#8

They’re not though, put them next to each other and you’ll notice.

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#9

Spot the difference?

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#10

Hmmm, I see this though:

Wouldn’t be surprised if the version of the comic on xkcd is dependent on other factors unknown to us, which makes you see a different image than I see.

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#11

how very strange… my first thought would be buffering and the HD image just hasn’t loaded yet… but, we’ve been talking too long for that to be the case (surely!)

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#12

I see the same blurry image as @Vsotvep does, and given the watermark and the 9gag logo, I find it is a wonderfully meta joke that also refers to how often xkcd’s stuff is stolen w/o giving credits (and w/o the awesome mouseover texts).

(linked, not a screenshot)


Should split the thread so that @Mr.GoBoard’s thread is not filled up with off-topic?

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#15

On a more serious note, I listened to an interview with a librarian (I think from the Smithsonian) who talked about the digital wasteland of the last 25 years of the 20th century because of obsolescence.

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#16

Thank you for splitting it, @trohde. I honestly enjoyed the humor though and I am by no means irritated. I am used to having anything related to software being all mixed up, and I believe that if the main topic is one small scroll stroke away, then there is no need to get worried. I just care that my topic is there, and not necessarily how or where.

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#17

Have a link, pls?

#18

It was too long ago that I heard it. The Wikipedia article has references you might be interested in though. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_obsolescence

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#19

Why are all the quote marks replaces with gibberish? Was that deliberate?

#20

It’s part of the joke… the data became “corrupted”…

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