0349: "Success"

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0349: "Success"

Postby suso » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:00 am UTC

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LINK: http://xkcd.com/349/

Title text: 40% of OpenBSD installs lead to shark attacks. It's their only standing security issue.

Hmmm, its not really the alt text, its the title attribute. Interesting. I feel like I'm in a virtual western or something.
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Economica » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:01 am UTC

Not bad, though now I'm itching for a graph.
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Ozone » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:06 am UTC

As is becoming quite common, the true laugh came from the title text.
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Locus Cosecant » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:06 am UTC

Would have been stronger without the last line.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Wolf » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:08 am UTC

I can relate. It seems like almost every project I start ends up like this. : \

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Sartorius » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:17 am UTC

That feels like every time I do my homework. :/
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby athelas » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:18 am UTC

Locus Cosecant wrote:Would have been stronger without the last line.

I disagree. It's the sudden shot of absurdity that makes this strip hilarious.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby b.i.o » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:23 am UTC

I definitely know the feeling...

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Ren » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:28 am UTC

I like this. Four out of five stars!
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Solt » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:31 am UTC

I demand a comic to explain the span between hours 10 and 24.

I definitely laughed out loud for this one.
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby thebestsophist » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:33 am UTC

Two questions:
1) In this case, does OS X count as a flavor of OpenBSD?
2) Is the correlation between OpenBDS installs and shark attacks purely random? (Are "successful" installs counted in the shark attack statistic?)

If yes to both, then I am never installing OS X for anyone ever again.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Shadic » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:48 am UTC

As a person who just was working on a friends laptop, I can confirm that this is still very true.

Genius comic. :D Goddamned Sharks.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby crazybob » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:49 am UTC

This must be the timeliest XKCD I've ever read. I checked the comic in the middle of writing a report, and I've been having exactly this feeling for the last few hours.

I feel like XKCD comics are written after a brief mind-scan of the readers.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby muteKi » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:53 am UTC

thebestsophist wrote:Two questions:
1) In this case, does OS X count as a flavor of OpenBSD?
2) Is the correlation between OpenBDS installs and shark attacks purely random? (Are "successful" installs counted in the shark attack statistic?)

If yes to both, then I am never installing OS X for anyone ever again.



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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby taptap » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:57 am UTC

literaly LOL''d 8)

i believe I will refer this comic in my head every time i begin a new project with my machine!

Lindsay will relate to sharks.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Intamin » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:02 am UTC

Maybe it's b/c it's one at night, but I don't really get the last frame. How do they go from a room to the middle of shark infested waters? And why? :(

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Code J » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:03 am UTC

Is it sad that when I read the title I heard it spoken from the announcer in Super Smash Bros in my head? I played too many video games today....

Also....awesome comic.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby muteKi » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:11 am UTC

Intamin wrote:Maybe it's b/c it's one at night, but I don't really get the last frame. How do they go from a room to the middle of shark infested waters? And why? :(



That's the point. Something went horribly, horribly wrong.


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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Jack Saladin » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:25 am UTC

Intamin wrote:Maybe it's b/c it's one at night, but I don't really get the last frame. How do they go from a room to the middle of shark infested waters? And why? :(

That was... That was actually funnier than the comic.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby pKp » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:32 am UTC

Haha, nice one. Reminded me of my first shot at installing linux... *shudders*
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Rathum » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:33 am UTC

Code J wrote:Is it sad that when I read the title I heard it spoken from the announcer in Super Smash Bros in my head? I played too many video games today....

Also....awesome comic.


Now I can't stop thinking of the title in that voice.

Similarly, the first time I read it, I inserted a transition with the Law and Order sound.
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby EdgarJPublius » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:41 am UTC

Title text: 40% of OpenBSD installs lead to shark attacks. It's their only standing security issue.

seems like more of a security feature to me.
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby a5an0 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:53 am UTC

thebestsophist wrote:Two questions:
1) In this case, does OS X count as a flavor of OpenBSD?
2) Is the correlation between OpenBDS installs and shark attacks purely random? (Are "successful" installs counted in the shark attack statistic?)

If yes to both, then I am never installing OS X for anyone ever again.



1.OS X uses the Darwin kernel, which is based (mostly) on FreeBSD. Then there are parts from NEXT, etc. OpenBSD originally came from NetBSD, but is quite different now, So the answer to #1 is no.

2.There is only a chance of shark attacks on OpenBSD if you install the shark42.tgz set.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby superglucose » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:59 am UTC

The funniest part for me was: "Well, the Desktop's a lost cause, but I think I can fix the problems the laptop has developed."

Maybe it's just because I remember one time my comp sci teacher hooking up her laptop to a friend's desktop hoping to fix something, and contracting a few system-killing viruses.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Krofh » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:17 am UTC

lmaoz.
I absolutely cracked up when I saw the fourth panel.
Sad thing is, this is so true.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Ahn » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:24 am UTC

I love it!

it directly applies to the journey i'm about to embark on tonight!

*drinks some amp*

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Owijad » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:33 am UTC

Hmm. Strictly speaking, he is never upgrading anything again whether or not they make it back alive.
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby ++$_ » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:53 am UTC

I love it. Sounds like my adventures of trying to install Fedora on unsupported hardware. (Fortunately, there are no sharks around here, or I might not be writing this post. I did receive some rather nasty mosquito bites, though.)

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby mrmanme » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:57 am UTC

As others have said, the absolute absurdity of the comic is what's so genius.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby grythyttan » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:16 am UTC

Owijad wrote:Hmm. Strictly speaking, he is never upgrading anything again whether or not they make it back alive.


Maybe reincarnation exists and he is doomed to forever repeat this cycle...
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Re: "Success" Discussion

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby treasureplane » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:41 am UTC

so completely dead on.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Mmmm, Pi » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:41 am UTC

Timely for me as well - I'm in the middle of a design project I have no clue about. At the moment, I'd be happy with a pass. Why do comics mock me so?
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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby phlip » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:55 am UTC

I'm so printing this out and hanging it up at work... a few of our projects have followed this cycle...

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby kadamczy » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:00 am UTC

This happened to me...
two hard drives, Shrunk the second hard drive volume by half. Attempting to put freeBSD as a dual boot on the second half of the second hard drive. Disaster struck, I had to do a complete reformat to get the system to boot again. Luckily I avoided the sharks

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby 6453893 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:03 am UTC

Locus Cosecant wrote:Would have been stronger without the last line.


Or perhaps with the last two lines switched.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby bitwiseshiftleft » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:28 am UTC

I can relate. It took me hours and hours to install OBSD on a Soekris box. I dunno why you'd install it on a desktop, though. It seems like more of a firewall or embedded system.

As for projects other than OBSD installs, if you've ever had the second system effect kick in on the first system, it's almost the opposite of this.

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Marvin » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:33 am UTC

this one is to true ^^

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby User? What User? » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:13 pm UTC

I have definitely not ever suffered from this cycle in any way.... ever.
(at least I avoided the sharks)

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Re: "Success" Discussion

Postby Prole » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:15 pm UTC

I like.

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