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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby stockpot » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:34 am UTC

Epic lead-up to an awful pun. :D

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Monsterboy » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:37 am UTC

As soon as I read "piracy," I knew what was coming. (Yes full 0.7 seconds! Now that's foresight!) Arg, glorious arg! The pun did make me feel a little like I was reading and xkcd/Irregular Webcomic crossover.

Truly wonderful comic, epic in five part.

Bobby needs to learn about sudo.

I think Bobby needs to learn how to make a PBJ.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby notzeb » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:45 am UTC

I just checked the front page for the first time this week today. I got to read the whole series all at once :mrgreen:

I feel like the self reference and meta-humor has gone to far, though...
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby grythyttan » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:49 am UTC

Nothing I can say about how awsome that was could possibly express that feeling more than this thread already does.


But whatever: That. Was. Pure. Win!

Oh and that Bobby Tables didn't get anything to eat made me think of this.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Blipo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:14 am UTC

Holy crap. Epic.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby FoS » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:22 am UTC

Great Leaping Moses that was the best comic arc ever.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby thebeanie » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:27 am UTC

WIN. That's all I can think right now. WIN.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby the human perl script » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:43 am UTC

Yay, internet mythology.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Silverbolt » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:49 am UTC

The Princess Bride reference is total win forever.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby littlebee » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:00 am UTC

the princess bride reference made my day in every way possible.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Moo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:43 am UTC

Firstly, I need to go change my underwear now.

Secondly: can one get Randall's address somewhere so one can send him the biggest mother-f*gin present ever? Like a year's supply of cookies and some flowers and my soul.

Can we deify him somehow?
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Feste » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:47 am UTC

This comic made me feel like I was in some small way connected to a world where things that awesome actually happen. Now I must forever search for a way back.

And I can't get over the pure beauty of the Princess Bride line.

P.S. I second Moo's deification of Randall proposal.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby setec_astronomy » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:48 am UTC

littlebee wrote:the princess bride reference made my day in every way possible.


Yes, indeed :-)

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby inhumandecency » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:04 am UTC

This story made me walk a little taller.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby arbivark » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:31 am UTC

of course, this got another xkcd mention at boingboing, which also points to a wired article.
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/11/15/xk ... -wire.html
http://www.wired.com/entertainment/thew ... 7/11/xkcd#
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Crane » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:49 am UTC

XKCD is SUPREME!
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My god, the whole thing having a Princess Bride pun as the punchline... INCONCIEVABLE!
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby blob » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:51 am UTC

Awesome :D

With all those mentions of Ubuntu, I half expected to see Mark Shuttleworth in there somewhere...
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Prole » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:10 am UTC

Its an epic arc.

Though #3 stands out, the conclusion is great.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Ashbash » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:01 pm UTC

Man Oh Man Oh Man Oh Man...

Why do I get the feeling that the ending of this arc would have been so much more epic for me if I'd actually gone and seen the Princess Bride?

Stupid me. Now I don't get the hilariness-ness of understand a crazy clever pun/reference pre explanation.

Oh well. Still made of win.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Moo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:15 pm UTC

Princess Bride, although not to the level of 1337 part 5, is also made of win. Watch.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby blob » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:30 pm UTC

Ashbash wrote:Why do I get the feeling that the ending of this arc would have been so much more epic for me if I'd actually gone and seen the Princess Bride?

Even more epic if you'd read it :D
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Moo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:36 pm UTC

Oooh. Blob wins one internet.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby rrwoods » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:08 pm UTC

I know it's been said (twice), but the only thing I could think of when Mrs. Roberts said "Hush, I'm coding", was "sudo make me a sandwich."

Also: GOLD.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Alcari » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:12 pm UTC

wow, that comic series was made from solid Win plated by 24-carat Awesome, inlaid with the purest Epic and engraved by the finest Leet in the universe.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby mmcmonster » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:19 pm UTC

Why do I have a feeling that we are going to see more about this family? Particularly Little Bobby Tables? I can't believe that the son of the second greatest hacker in the world was so ordinary.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Stief » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:52 pm UTC

Repeating my sentiments on the previous comic:
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in the history of the internets kthnksbai ^_^

I wasn't expecting Cory Doctorow at all...

and Princess Bride reference ftw :D
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby fephisto » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:55 pm UTC

The majority of things like this that I have read do NOT have decent resolutions. That this has a decent one makes me smile inside.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby ugotamesij » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:09 pm UTC

Raphael wrote:No zeppelin, sadly, but we got a balloon. And Cory Doctrow.

And if you look here you can see exactly where his balloon is...

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby madjo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:12 pm UTC

Now all of us, go out there and help encourage the idea of sharing in the public mind. And help people/projects out by sharing your expertise where they need it.

It's one thing to revere/deify the comic's author, it's another to spread his word, and practice what he preaches. :)


(yes, I'm sure that a lot of you already do that, but it's good to mention it again, for the ones that don't (yet) do that.)
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Moo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:18 pm UTC

madjo wrote:Now all of us, go out there and help encourage the idea of sharing in the public mind. And help people/projects out by sharing your expertise where they need it.

It's one thing to revere/deify the comic's author, it's another to spread his word, and practice what he preaches.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Solari » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:19 pm UTC

I had to sign up just to say, Oh me yarm this comic was awesome.

Riotprrl ftw!

Cory Doctorow coming down from a ballon was so sweet haha. Mad love for him.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby pocketfulofgold » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:24 pm UTC

stockpot wrote:Epic lead-up to an awful pun. :D



okay, i hate puns with a passion, but i love The Princess Bride, and i thought that was amazing.


blob wrote:
Ashbash wrote:Why do I get the feeling that the ending of this arc would have been so much more epic for me if I'd actually gone and seen the Princess Bride?

Even more epic if you'd read it :D


true story. the book is even better.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby pKp » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:25 pm UTC

Moo wrote:
madjo wrote:Now all of us, go out there and help encourage the idea of sharing in the public mind. And help people/projects out by sharing your expertise where they need it.

It's one thing to revere/deify the comic's author, it's another to spread his word, and practice what he preaches.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Pxtl » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:32 pm UTC

Love the callout to the old time-travelling blog-fan comic. Cory Doctorow wears aviator glasses and a cape and blogs from a hot-air balloon. Priceless.

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby woktiny » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:38 pm UTC

I also very much enjoyed this arc. I wonder if xkcd will do more arcs.

Also, while the requested zeppelin was not present, there was an involved air balloon. I think that should count for something.

Though, I have to say, I groaned inside when I read "Dread Pirate, Roberts". Still, I appreciate how this story was apparently well thought from the beginning, as evidenced by such a reference.

My great disappointment is that I can't show these comics to anyone here, even though I work in IT, they just wouldn't get them -- it's a 'windows shop'
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Sprocket » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:39 pm UTC

Wow!

First - I love the way Stallman's hair is drawn and "animated."
Then - I got my free PSP last night, and my sister had given me some Marvel character related game with it, so I played it for a moment (I'm video game retarded) just to see if I could get anything useful to happen. So when Corry Doctorow showed up I was imagining him a new comic book superhero, building some crazy comp. sci. superhero co-op project (blogosphere) around the earth. Honestly I can see these characters taking on a life of their own outside of XKCD...someone get Neil Gaiman on the phone.

I gotta say that there are a number of artists out there who would not have gotten as great as they are without the resources of independent wealth. There's also plenty of crap pop out there that's made by corporate music and has no reason to exist besides getting 12 year olds to spend money.
I'm not sure having a world free from record contracts would really result in the kind of music we have grown to expect. You know, well produced music. However, I think cutting the industry down significantly would be a very good idea.
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I just barely saw the Princes Bride reference coming, I mean it's possible I most likely saw it out of the corner of my eye. I laughed and applauded out loud here at work. Awesome. I'm a sucker for a princess bride reference.

Which reminds me of the Princess Bride quote machine I saw the other day and Newburry Comics. WTF. Anyone who would want a machine that quotes the Princess Bride for them would NOT NEED it! We have those quotes so stored inside us, when we hang out together we don't even have to say them, we just all look at each other when the opportunity arises.
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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby EpeeGnome » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:43 pm UTC

The punchline made me spit coffee on my roommate's monitor. Just a little bit. I was reading on his screen as he grabbed breakfast because it was already loaded, and I didn't want to wait. I hope he doesn't read this, because I wiped it off, and he hasn't noticed yet.

Does this story remind anyone else of Isaac Asimov? He wrote quite a few short stories in which the entire complex setting and plot where a lead in for a pun punchline. (Sloan's Teddy anyone?)

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby Tharkad » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:54 pm UTC

Such an amazing conclusion to a wonderful enthralling story arc. I had an opportunity to learn so much more about the realm of geekdom than is normally within my own sphere of influence (or my ability to keep up to date with current events).

The Princess Bride referance at the end caught me completely unawares and was the most spectacular buildup ever!

Has anyone had any success in tracking down that mythical IP yet? I'd love to rock out with Elaine!

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby durnurd » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:56 pm UTC

Am I the only person who thinks that the arc was just... good?

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Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Postby space_raptor » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:03 pm UTC

Holy SchlaMOLY that was awesome.

I can never again say that anything "wins the internet", because it would be an insult to this comic.

This comic, and xkcd in general, has inspired me.
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