Three times as good? (2/29)

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Three times as good? (2/29)

Postby The Lurker Below on Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:15 am

Ignoring for the moment that there is no 2/29 this year, the triple feature is a bit puzzeling.

It's not an accident, since three different image files are being loaded, yet the three downloaded files are binary identical.

Does anyone know what's going on?

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Postby HiFranc on Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:30 am

I suspect Gav is testing us to see if we're actually paying attention as the forum has been quiet?
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Postby CodeGuy on Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:24 am

My first reaction was that this must be one of those "Spot the differences" puzzles. I'm glad you said they're binary identical, Lurker, or I'd probably go right back to staring at them.
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Postby towr on Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:26 pm

CodeGuy wrote:My first reaction was that this must be one of those "Spot the differences" puzzles.
Heh.. That was my thought as well. I checked their sizes (#bytes), figuring if they're all the same size it's very unlikely they're different.
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Postby The Lurker Below on Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:12 pm

I wonder how many didn't come into the forum and are still staring trying to find the differences.

(To be honest, I spent a minute or two looking before I decided to compare the files.)

I wonder how many even noticed the "2/29" date?

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Postby towr on Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:01 am

The Lurker Below wrote:I wonder how many even noticed the "2/29" date?
I hadn't noticed to be honest, but, it's a reoccuring feature every year.
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Postby Stig Hemmer on Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:14 am

Somebody should talk to the webmaster about it... What's his name again? Gav Something, I think...
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Postby Gav on Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:52 pm

D'oh!

Stupid me. On 2/28, I was doing some testing of some Keenspot software and repeated the 2/28 comic three times on the non-existent 29th (which, being in "the future" wouldn't affect the website) to do the tests. Then, I forgot to delete them and the next day, the site updated. Autokeen doesn't necessarily care if the date exists or not--it still puts it where the date would be in chronological order.

'Kay, I've deleted the strips now. The site will go back to normal. Fortunately, this little oversight didn't displace any real comics or anything (part of the reason I chose 2/29 for the test date).
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