12 responses to “Complaint (trivial)”

  1. halfjack

    I’m going to add a note to makers of widescreen DVDs, TVs, and DVD players:

    Could we have an option to expand the image, preserving the aspect ratio, such that all the image is in the screen area but at least two edges of the image are at the edge of the screen? And after we get that, could we get the subtitles to be in the image area too?

    I have watched altogether too many movies lately in a little letterbox in my big letterbox so that I could see the “cleverly” placed subtitles.

  2. Anonymous

    Maybe they are traveling at relativistic speeds due to acceleration, or perhaps have been granted non-euclidean eyesight from their dark cthonic gods.

  3. mrhinelander


    bobbyisosceles is on the right track, but I suggest a fire.

  4. mcpino


  5. caladri

    That seems pretty important to me.

    Though I’ve been tearing out my eyes a little at a time as I read G1 h4x0r1n9 fora on the Interwebs where lots of (I hope) teenagers are all “so I need to get root so I can make my phone awesome.”

    I need to get root so I can stretch to fit so I’m not wasting space also I wonder if those guys are the ones who buy FULL SCREEN movies.

  6. dreamyshade

    i once helped a teacher at my mom’s school who had set her screen resolution to a bizarrely stretched ratio in order to make her desktop image fit to cover the whole desktop. she wanted me to do something else (make a podcast of some recordings for her class blog [!]) but i also fixed it.

  7. pigglet27

    Ditto on the last line.

  8. deadflowers

    you’re sounding like me! let’s go kill people.

  9. daisyhunter

    I know someone who does this and it has always driven me crazy.

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