0518: "Flow Charts"

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby foodeater184 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:10 am UTC

Words cannot describe how much I love this comic.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby fransisco4 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:15 am UTC

Jack21222 wrote:
hthall wrote:
Jack21222 wrote:
fransisco4 wrote:
jspenguin wrote:Hmm... the other thread id is one lower than this one. Which one is correct?

That, how do i change my profile so that it swhows seconds?

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If i did it right then i won by 22 seconds.


Err, you "won?" What, in your mind, do you think you're competing for?

Additionally, I didn't post in your thread because it was titled ".". I chose to post on the one entitled "Flow Charts" Discussion.


Actually, the missing-title thread was yet a third topic, started a few minutes later, whose author has since had the good sense to delete it.


You sure? When I went to post, there were only two discussions. "." and yours.

Nope, Jack is right.I was in a hurry so i missed the title. That's also the reason of being no comment on my thread.I didn't want to sound like an asshole when i said that i have "won", it simply was an expression and a sinonymus of "created my thread". No agression intended. :)

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Jack21222 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:17 am UTC

With no title and no comment, you didn't post your thread, imo.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby linguistic » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:19 am UTC

diotimajsh wrote:This rather made me laugh, even though I have no reason to think FreeBSD is a bad idea.

Isn't it the most popular of the BSDs? Or am I thinking of OpenBSD?


FreeBSD is indeed the most popular of the BSDs[citation needed]

OpenBSD is decidedly less popular - by a long margin - but is better[citation needed][At what?] and also a complete pain in the arse to use unless you're an OpenBSD developer[citation needed].

(In other words: OpenBSD is better than me. *shame*)
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby fransisco4 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:20 am UTC

Jack21222 wrote:With no title and no comment, you didn't post your thread, imo.

von Eisenstein wrote:Merg'd with other one. Please try to only post in the earliest created thread? I understand people like to post in the one with the correctest formatting, but this usually gets sorted out at some point anyway.

hermaj wrote:Surely this is all getting a bit complicated? All that really needs to be done is whacking the URL in the first post of the discussion. Anything beyond that is pretty optional!


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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Master of Puppets » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:22 am UTC

Ridiculously funny comic. Had to register just to say that.

Two weeks ago, but whatever...
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Jack21222 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:27 am UTC

von Eisenstein wrote:Merg'd with other one. Please try to only post in the earliest created thread? I understand people like to post in the one with the correctest formatting, but this usually gets sorted out at some point anyway.



Some people begs to differ.[/quote]

I posted on the only one entitled "Flow Charts" Discussion. The mods can't expect me to psychically know that "." is a post about this comic. It isn't about looking for the most correct formatting. It's about knowing what you're even posting about.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Pizzashark » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:28 am UTC

Very funny.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Sprocket » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:31 am UTC

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:40 am UTC

almightyze wrote:Funny.


That said, Drew beat him to it by nearly 4 years:

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That's ridiculous. It's not like that was the first humorous flowchart.

Unless there is some connection between panflutes and BSDs, I don't know what you are talking about.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby InstinctSage » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:42 am UTC

Since it's highly unlikely someone would not get to the "Let's go Drink" step unless they were being an ass, this flow chart serves a dual purpose. Nice.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby dennisw » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:46 am UTC

almightyze wrote:Funny.


That said, Drew beat him to it by nearly 4 years:

Panflute Flowchart - No Panflute


And yet, we have Zamfir. See also www.gheorghe-zamfir.com. OOOOoooo... I never knew he had a first name.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:53 am UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:
almightyze wrote:Funny.


That said, Drew beat him to it by nearly 4 years:

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That's ridiculous. It's not like that was the first humorous flowchart.

Unless there is some connection between panflutes and BSDs, I don't know what you are talking about.
It's just the most awesome flow chart ever is all.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby guyy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:55 am UTC

...So, it's like a really elaborate version of the old "5 out of 4 people don't understand fractions" joke? Plus beer?

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Bluggo » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:01 am UTC

It would take far more than 8 drinks to make me install Microsoft Bob.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby StClair » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:30 am UTC

Oh God, the alt text.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby JennyWren » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:48 am UTC

OK, I was won over with the "wait, what?"

Though after spending the day un-vundoing one of my computers, many things are causing me to laugh maniacally tonight.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby videogamesizzle » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:53 am UTC

'twas a good one.

the "listen -> i hate you" part burned me w/ the cheese.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Steve the Pocket » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:01 am UTC

This made me look up Microsoft Bob for the first time ever. Which, coincidentally, I only just heard of for the first time yesterday, referenced in the latest issue of PC World also without explanation.

Ignoring the fact that it's basically a fancy "skin" for Windows 3.1 coupled with a proto-Clippy masquerading as a radically different interface... it looks pretty neat, in a 1990s-retro sort of way. Another reminder that these are the same people who made kids' educational games for several years.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Nemphael » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:23 am UTC

I remember doing flow charts in automation class last year. It was awesome. Now I'm in electronic, which frankly is a lot of fun even though we don't get to be creative and solve puzzles anymore. >: Of course, the "flow charts" in electronics are more complex, which may or may not GETTHEFUCKOFFMYKEYBOARDPETER*MUMBLE* be a good thing. I want to build a tazer.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby aliosha » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:09 am UTC

The cheese burnt me out loud. And then the person sitting next to me asked me what I what cheese was burning me and I showed them, and it burnt them too. Genius.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby mrbaggins » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:12 am UTC

I've just claimed a computer lab at school for the new year (I is a teacher) and I am SOOOO putting up an A3 copy of this on the wall.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby keozen » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:40 am UTC

This one was indeed awesome. I'd love to see it on a t-shirt or a poster.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby sekander94 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:46 am UTC

"GOOD" is clearly not a question. It is inside a rectangle. Why does it have a yes next to it?

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby JamesGecko » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:49 am UTC

Ok, this comic is hilarious. I don't think I've laughed that hard at XKCD for quite some time.

Also, I believe the FreeBSD mention is a reference to this previous comic.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby rnew » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:52 am UTC

I very much like this, i did laugh much.

I'm drawn however between this and the 90's flowchart http://www.xkcd.com/210/,

just which is the best flowchart of al time? :?
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:57 am UTC

Last time I installed FreeBSD, I had to hack the network drivers to get them to work. Now I'm thinking it would have gone faster at the Balmer peak.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Meagen » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:00 am UTC

In which order do I read all the boxes to get the joke?

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Diadem » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:20 am UTC

lol (finally I got a chance to say that!)

The 'wait, what?' part really did it for me.... I think that sentence is already becomming an internet classic :)
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby bitwiseshiftleft » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:35 am UTC

8 drinks is when you start considering OpenSolaris.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Carnildo » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:41 am UTC

bitwiseshiftleft wrote:8 drinks is when you start considering OpenSolaris.


Having attempted to install OpenSolaris on a SunBlade 100, nothing is going to tempt me to consider it again.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby nuitzger » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:05 am UTC

Found at http://www.qdb.us:

#46095 (202/282)

<xkcd> okay, I've got a 6GB partition free, I'm gonna put in a FreeBSD disk and boot and see if I can install. Anyone have any advice?
<Socket7> have you made a will yet?
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<xkcd> let us never speak of this 'FreeBSD incident' again.

Maybe this adds to the fun ;)

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby MuToiD_MaN » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:19 am UTC

The "Listen." at the bottom is totally reminding me of QWANTZ. And I love it.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby cburke » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:30 pm UTC

I'd like the idea and it started good, just thought it fizzled at the end. But that's me.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby boxbrown » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:41 pm UTC

I fucking love flow charts.
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby Klotz » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:06 pm UTC

It was funny but what's FreeBSD and why is that funny

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby dennisw » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:15 pm UTC

Klotz wrote:It was funny but what's FreeBSD and why is that funny


Let's see what Google, Wikipedia and their own website have to say about it.

Apparently some people* have trouble success with it.

* Not me (trouble, that is). :wink:
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby opus7600 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:35 pm UTC

The "start" should be oval, not rectangular.

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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby mobathome » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:05 pm UTC

You may not know it, but this comic owes something to a 70's joke manual "How to Read a Digital Manual" accompanied by the equally funny manual "How to Read". (Here "Digital" means Digital Equipment Corporation or DEC, the creator of the PDP mini computer line.)
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Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Postby PatchMonster » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:10 pm UTC

nuitzger wrote:Found at http://www.qdb.us:

#46095 (202/282)

<xkcd> okay, I've got a 6GB partition free, I'm gonna put in a FreeBSD disk and boot and see if I can install. Anyone have any advice?
<Socket7> have you made a will yet?
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<xkcd> let us never speak of this 'FreeBSD incident' again.

Maybe this adds to the fun ;)


I was never aware XKCD had an IRC server; sounds like fun :P .

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