Talk:1373: Screenshot

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Guys I feel so strange right now, I woke up thinking "My battery is low, I need a charger but wait ... A new xkcd comic!" I have uploaded my screenshot : 09:45, 26 May 2014 (UTC)bluelightzero

I plugged in my phone but it's not charging??! -- 22:00, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Because I can: International Space Station (talk) 17:26, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

That subreddit made me feel dirty. And all this after seeing some long "friendzone" rants on Imgur. 10:10, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

For completeness: 15:53, 26 May 2014 (UTC) (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Although I personally prefer Android phones for their OS flexibility, I don't think the "Android has longer battery life than iPhone" comment is needed in the explanation. It feels very opinionated, out of place and dubious (battery life essentially depends on usage.) That comment distracts from the main point of the comics. The comment the screenshot is of an iPhone and the phone itself is an Android is quite relevant since both status bars are vastly different (something that a casual reader might not realize), yet the phone owner is still confused by the screenshot's battery icon. If someone wants to reword that in the description better than I could do, please help yourself. Ralfoide (talk) 17:56, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

The iPhone vs Android jab in the explanation was totally trolling, lame. Android phones as a rule have much inferior battery life to iPhone over the span of the day - and the reason for that are design decisions in making of iOS vs Android. For example iOS is total nazi in not allowing background processes to run (spare ones actively playing music or GPS, plus limited time downloads). On Android OTOH, apps relish attaching themselves to the many system hooks, to be launched/notified on changes - so as practical matter you always have Maps, Play store, Google Play Services and user apps leeching on the battery. Android has advantages over iOS (there are many thing you can do that are verboten in iOS) - but battery life, as well as privacy control are not one of them. Please let the explanation be w/o getting into platform war - it is about being OCD, not mobile OSes. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I don't think that's what "photobomb" means. 20:14, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

I disagree. I found the usage quite ingenious. 04:20, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

My read on this is he's distracted from the call for help, "Help, my battery won't charge! See!", because the attached image shows a low battery, killing his respect for the sender. Maybe that's just me. 23:13, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

I agree; I interpreted the title text as the message that someone is trying to send to Randall. Diszy (talk) 05:27, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Some of the reason for this is the android sdk is used to create these screenshots. The sdk contains some virtual machines and these have the battery detect as being low. This seems to be done on purpose as you could query the charge of your phone in an app and having this set to in the middle makes it easier to test your app. It is much easier to take a photo with the sdk than to use real hardware as phones will be different and you will have other applications running that you don't want to be included in the screen shot. 03:38, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

…except it isn’t! iPhones don’t get to use the Android SDK, and they have screenshot functionality since day one. Modern Android phones also have that capability. And no, making screenshots on the VMs is not easier: the SDK requires proficiency with Android, computers in general and much more; you can’t have the texts that you want to have a screenshot of on the VM; it’s generally slow and worthless. Such screenshots are created with physical phones, of people too lazy to charge their phones. —Chris Warrick/ 15:43, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Why is this still incomplete? 0100011101100001011011010110010101011010011011110110111001100101 (talk page) 08:38, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

The "First draft" reason is removed. --Dgbrt (talk) 21:24, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Wait... why is my battery so low? 17:32, 26 March 2017 (UTC)