0946: “Family Decals”

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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby JoinUsNowAndShareTheSoftware » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:25 am UTC

This comic reminded me of an rms quote (In response to the news that a colleague would not have as much time to devote to Emacs since the birth of his daughter):
It doesn't take special talents to reproduce--even plants can do it. On the other hand, contributing to a program like Emacs takes real skill. That is really something to be proud of. It helps more people, too.


Ignoring the pressure to start a family or even have any long-term relationship is the best choice for a lot of people but they don't seem to realise.
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby Vertices » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:57 pm UTC

In Brazil these stickers are known as the "kidnapper's catalog".

On another note, it surprises me that nobody has mentioned the obviously missing third car: the one with only a single guy, and boatloads of money.
(Disclaimer: I'm happily married).
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby sexual_chocolate » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:40 pm UTC

Can we PLEASE get this in the store? I would love to buy one.
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby a13ean » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:56 pm UTC

I'm pretty late with this, but my gf got these for our car this past summer: http://gotfork.net/images/Window%20decal.JPG
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby Dodestar » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:18 am UTC

I'd still prefer the one on the left. :wink:
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby merrak » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:10 am UTC

Sometimes it's tempting to buy a set of family stickers so I can go around adding random new members to people's families. I doubt they would notice for a while, if at all.
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby CZeke » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:59 am UTC

That would be awesome. You'd be the decal equivalent of a cuckoo bird. (Ever read about cuckoo birds? Don't.)
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby hardidu » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:33 pm UTC

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http://i40.tinypic.com/2qcjipx.jpg


I credit XKCD 100% for this, but I loved the idea too much, and had to run with it. Plus, my family/baby-crazy in-laws will downright HATE it. And that, of course, makes me smile. :twisted:
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby Rickster » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:25 am UTC

LoganCale wrote:
Tiberius wrote:What does the alt-text even mean?


My only guess was a reference to the Mouse Army, but I'm probably way off there.


It's an HTML tag. It's intended to say:

"print this text here" if you can't find the picture/image I really wanted to display here

If you mouse over the picture, most browsers will show you the text.

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<img src="http://www.google.com/intl/en_com/images/srpr/logo3w.png"  alt="TEXT YOU SEE WHEN HOVERING" title="TEXT YOU SEE WHEN HOVERING" />


I tried to make a cool example with the google logo and hover text, but I couldn't figure out how to let the board take my BBCode code
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby phlip » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:32 am UTC

Not quite, you're mixing things up. The "alt" attribute specifies the text that's displayed if the image can't be loaded - it's supposed to be an alternate representation of the information in the picture, so if the picture is missing, or you have a text-only browser, or a blind user using text-to-speech, or any other reason why you need a text representation of the picture, it's there. Meanwhile the "title" attribute (not just on images, on any HTML element) stores "extra" information, which is displayed by most browsers in a mouseover tooltip.

Referring to the mouseover tooltips as "alt-text" is a misnomer that dates back to the fact that ye olde versions of IE would display alt text in a tooltip (and didn't recognise the "title" attribute), so website builders would break with the intended usage of the alt attribute and put tooltip-appropriate text in there. IE has since corrected its ways, but the name has stuck.
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby CZeke » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:51 am UTC

Uh, guys? Tiberius wasn't asking what alt-text was. He was confused by the text itself.
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby jnrice » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:46 pm UTC

Hey, when will I see this decal in the xkcd store?! I know I would put one on my car.
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby hardidu » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:31 pm UTC

jnrice wrote:Hey, when will I see this decal in the xkcd store?! I know I would put one on my car.


You can just build them online... Goto Familystickers.com and order the components.
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby pjt008 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:14 pm UTC

I guess I'm a little late to this party, but...

I made decals for my car that are guy + cat + bag of cash. I'd post pics but I can't do attachments or links as a newbie - can I point someone to them so they can post them?

thanks,
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Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Postby KrytenKoro » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:19 am UTC

Post deleted, I took another look at the timestamp.
This appeared as a moral dilemma 'cause at first it was weird, though I swore to eliminate the worst of the plague that devoured humanity (it's true!), I was vague on the how, so how can it be that you have shown me the light?
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