Talk:1683: Digital Data

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Ewww, Verizon? Fuck them International Space Station (talk) 04:58, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Ironically, the title text on explainxkcd is different from the one on, demonstrating the reinterpretation of text encoded in UTF-8 as if it were encoded in ISO 8859-1. 05:45, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

This is a phenomenon that has always both fascinated me and frustrated me. I find it fascinating how, even today, data degrades as more and more people copy it (remember the old days when people used to copy VHS tapes, and the further you were from the original tape the more copying artefacts your copy had in it?). It also frustrates me, though, when I'm trying to find an original, undegraded image or video and it seems impossible to find. It's also annoying because it's actually pretty easy to copy something without causing any quality loss, yet practically every copied image on the internet has been degraded in some way or another. 07:08, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

It's also funny because just a few moments ago I was trying to compress some video to send to someone. 07:12, 20 May 2016 (UTC)