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25th Apr '16 2:00:55 PM WillKeaton
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* An April Fool's day comic on the webcomic ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' made good use of this trope [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=060401 here]].

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* An April Fool's day comic on the webcomic ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' made good use of this trope [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=060401 here]].here.]]



* Famously averted with ''Webcomic/VGCats''' flash-animated anniversary special - a mistake in the programming caused it to load [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/extras/100.php in the wrong direction]].

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* Famously averted with ''Webcomic/VGCats''' flash-animated anniversary special - a mistake in the programming caused it to load [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/extras/100.php in the wrong direction]].direction.]]
30th Dec '15 4:06:32 PM eroock
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9th Dec '15 12:06:43 PM StFan
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* Dean from ''ComicStrip/LibertyMeadows'' encounters this convenient censorship dilemma while downloading UsefulNotes/{{pornography}}.
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** "Do you remember the internet at this speed? You'd be up all night and [[TheInternetIsForPorn you'd see eight women"]]
* Used in ''QueerAsFolk'' (the UK version): Stuart clicks on the online profile of a guy on a gay dating site. All we see is half of the guy's body (you can guess which half) and the picture hasn't even fully loaded before Stuart is out of the room, off to find the guy...

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** "Do -->"Do you remember the internet at this speed? You'd be up all night and [[TheInternetIsForPorn you'd see eight women"]]
* Used in ''QueerAsFolk'' ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' (the UK version): Stuart clicks on the online profile of a guy on a gay dating site. All we see is half of the guy's body (you can guess which half) and the picture hasn't even fully loaded before Stuart is out of the room, off to find the guy...




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29th Jul '15 8:34:58 AM Ifreann
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* One approach to sending images over slow connections is called interlacing or interleaving. Instead of loading every pixel in sequence, left to right, top to bottom, you load every, say, eighth pixel on every eighth row, then every fourth, and so on. What you get at first is a low quality image, but still identifiable as a naked person or a can of something, which gets progressively clearer as the computer fills in the gaps. [[EnhanceButton Anything about that sound familiar?]]
5th Jun '15 9:23:34 AM DannWoolf
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* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney begs Ted to "date" a twenty-something college student for him, since he can't after getting engaged to Robin. Afterwards, Ted shows him a picture of the girl, starting from the feet and panning up. Barney is all excited until they get up to her face, and he realizes that it's is half-sister. He doesn't take it well.

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* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney begs Ted to "date" a twenty-something college student for him, since he can't after getting engaged to Robin. Afterwards, Ted shows him a picture of the girl, starting from the feet and panning up. Barney is all excited until they get up to her face, and he realizes that it's is his half-sister. He doesn't take it well.
2nd Jun '15 10:07:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheITCrowd'' did this offscreen with a photograph of Roy's new online date, with Moss and Roy commenting on each new feature of her face as the slow-loading image revealed it. It does load downwards, and the slowness is lampshaded with a mention that there's something wrong with the routers and everyone's back to "pre-broadband speeds".

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* ''TheITCrowd'' ''Series/TheITCrowd'' did this offscreen with a photograph of Roy's new online date, with Moss and Roy commenting on each new feature of her face as the slow-loading image revealed it. It does load downwards, and the slowness is lampshaded with a mention that there's something wrong with the routers and everyone's back to "pre-broadband speeds".
24th May '15 6:34:13 PM nombretomado
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* A video variation: In ''TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard and Priya are communicating through teleconferencing and are attempting to have a long-distance intimate date. Leonard takes off his clothes, but when Priya starts to take off hers, the signal freezes just as she's taking off her bra.
* On ''HowIMetYourMother'', Barney begs Ted to "date" a twenty-something college student for him, since he can't after getting engaged to Robin. Afterwards, Ted shows him a picture of the girl, starting from the feet and panning up. Barney is all excited until they get up to her face, and he realizes that it's is half-sister. He doesn't take it well.

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* A video variation: In ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard and Priya are communicating through teleconferencing and are attempting to have a long-distance intimate date. Leonard takes off his clothes, but when Priya starts to take off hers, the signal freezes just as she's taking off her bra.
* On ''HowIMetYourMother'', ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney begs Ted to "date" a twenty-something college student for him, since he can't after getting engaged to Robin. Afterwards, Ted shows him a picture of the girl, starting from the feet and panning up. Barney is all excited until they get up to her face, and he realizes that it's is half-sister. He doesn't take it well.
7th May '15 2:27:41 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* Dean from ''LibertyMeadows'' encounters this convenient censorship dilemma while downloading pornography.

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* Dean from ''LibertyMeadows'' encounters this convenient censorship dilemma while downloading pornography.
UsefulNotes/{{pornography}}.
30th Nov '14 12:25:21 AM landmark356
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* An American commercial for faster internet service from the late 90s/early 00s showed a man's computer slowly loading an image of a [[VisualPun snail]], a girl in the same room then picks up the phone which interferes with the dial-up connection. Cue a BigNo from the man on the computer.
28th Oct '14 8:58:08 AM henke37
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Real slow loading internet images tend to load from the top, although uncompressed Windows bitmap (.bmp) files will start loading from the bottom. Being uncompressed, they can be hundreds of times larger than an equivalent compressed image, and for some reason, are stored bottom-up. However, BMP files are almost never used on the Internet (and in fact, forbidden on standards-compliant web pages).

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Real slow loading internet images tend to load from the top, although uncompressed Windows bitmap (.bmp) files will start loading from the bottom. Being uncompressed, they can be hundreds of times larger than an equivalent compressed image, and for some reason, are stored bottom-up.bottom-up (at least traditionally). However, BMP files are almost never used on the Internet (and in fact, forbidden on standards-compliant web pages).
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