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File, Unfortunately, Found

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PDFs are like democracy, they're not perfect but all the alternatives are worse

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gordol
4 days ago
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At least it's not an XPS file. No one knows how to open those, even when it was in *ahem* common use.
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kazriko
4 days ago
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There should be a pdf to some other format converter lurking in an old copy of some open source package out there.
Colorado Plateau

There Has To Be A Better Way

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Seriously!

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gordol
7 days ago
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Maybe Hanalore can help.
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No Manual Needed

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being 40 means my pun powers have leveled up

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gordol
14 days ago
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That, my friend, is a Pearls Before Swine level pun.
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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for Wed, 17 Jun 2020

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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis on Wed, 17 Jun 2020

Source - Patreon

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gordol
26 days ago
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Stop spying on me.
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Let Us Begin

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moms

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gordol
28 days ago
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Big continuity error: Face on, she's wearing a red tshirt. Over the shoulder, no shirt.
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emdeesee
28 days ago
That not her shoulder; that's her hand holding the phone.
cuviper
28 days ago
It is inconsistent whether her hand is holding the left or right side of the phone.
emdeesee
28 days ago
So it is. I didn't notice that!
gordol
28 days ago
Ah.
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Large Number Formats

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10^13.4024: A person who has come back to numbers after a journey deep into some random theoretical field
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gordol
30 days ago
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Normal person: Why are you measuring the distance to Jupiter in inches?
Annoying person: What is that in yards?
More annoying person: What is that in furlongs? Or smoots?
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gms8994
24 days ago
But how many washing machines is it!?
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CallMeWilliam
30 days ago
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"Half of pluto, more or less"
Juglugs
29 days ago
Nowhere near - Pluto is 7.79 times further away than Jupiter. The planet "maps" in books and classrooms are only drawn that equidistant so that they fit on the page...
llucax
30 days ago
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Billions are actually used by many more than just old British persons...
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jlvanderzwan
30 days ago
Sure but who cares about the Dutch?
llucax
30 days ago
Clearnly nobody, but it's still also used in many more.
Juglugs
29 days ago
But in Old Britain, a Billion was a Million Million, not the SI standard of a Thousand Million it is now...That's the point of the joke...
llucax
29 days ago
Yeah, million million or 10e12 (to put it in the spirit of the joke) is what it still means in many other countries (most Spanish, French and Portuguese speaking countries). Short scale vs long scale. That's the point of my comment (?)
coraiola
27 days ago
From a native (brazilian) portuguese speaker: I've never seen billion used fro 10e12, we call it trilhão, like trillion in english. Bilhão (like billion) is 10e9.
llucax
26 days ago
Yeah, Brasil is actually the only reason why I said "most", it seems to be the only Portuguese speaking country with billions is not used as 10e12. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales#Current_usage
rtreborb
30 days ago
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"A lot."

- my wife
San Antonio, TX
alt_text_bot
31 days ago
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10^13.4024: A person who has come back to numbers after a journey deep into some random theoretical field
tsuckow
27 days ago
Where is my engineering notation and uncertainty
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