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0533: "Laptop Hell"

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:02 am UTC
by joee
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Link: http://xkcd.com/533/

Alt: The xkcd.com sysadmin has a Q2010, and I can attest that it can handle a fall down several flight of concrete steps. Relatedly, he's upset with me -- I hope he doesn't take revenge by messing with my site's contenDISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS

Heh. Poor Q2010.

Also, "several flights"

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:03 am UTC
by aro3n
argh... beat me by 1 minute.... at least I got first post :)

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:04 am UTC
by Sirobin
Hahaha, funniest comic in a while, in my opinion. Alt text is absolute win.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:05 am UTC
by DarkArchon
Darn, didn't even make second post, by seconds it seems too.

Yea, I love the alt text, reminds me the the bash.org submission :)

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:05 am UTC
by Freiberg
I would have gotten that thread if it had not been for the long title text. Oh well. Anyway, you gotta love the fact that this is an act to evil for Hell...

EDIT: Wow. 4th post. I feel stupid. As does everybody else who feels the need to comment on the position of their post.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:07 am UTC
by aleflamedyud
So Randall's gay, eh?

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:08 am UTC
by Gelsamel
Conclusive proof that Sony is the anti-christ.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:09 am UTC
by Geogriffith
The relevant Bash.org entry. Half-credit to DarkArchon for mentioning it first.
* ab is away - gone, if anyone talks in the next 25 minutes as me it's bm being an asshole -
<ab> HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:09 am UTC
by gnufs
Lenovo Thinkpad X200s (or X200 for a cheaper alternative) is the new Fujitsu Q2010...

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:10 am UTC
by BradASDF
... The thing doesn't have an ethernet jack...

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:11 am UTC
by aion7
This was one of my favorite comics in a while, even though I've never heard of that laptop. Also, the title text made me laugh even more.

Also,
Gelsamel wrote:Conclusive proof that Sony is the anti-christ.

Didn't we already have some of that?

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:12 am UTC
by SocialSceneRepairman
aleflamedyud wrote:So Randall's gay, eh?


Well, it might have been his only opportunity to suck his own cock.

...er, without breaking his neck.

...I've derailed this thread, haven't I?

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:27 am UTC
by Alsadius
What's with the transcribe button? I submitted one, but it's not there on any of the older comics, which really makes it of dubious usefulness. I'd love to have a searchable archive, but it's no good if it ignores the first 500 comics.

Also, can someone convince Penny Arcade to start doing this? Their search functionality today is literally worse than it was a decade ago.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:29 am UTC
by VHBT
Alsadius wrote:What's with the transcribe button? I submitted one, but it's not there on any of the older comics, which really makes it of dubious usefulness. I'd love to have a searchable archive, but it's no good if it ignores the first 500 comics.

It goes away once a comic is transcribed. It didn't always do this, which is why many comics were transcribed multiple times (try a search to see what I mean).

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:30 am UTC
by videogamesizzle
i didn't get that at all. HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS

...i love Randall a little more each day.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:32 am UTC
by Gyvulys624
Gotta love the bash.org references

* ab is away - gone, if anyone talks in the next 25 minutes as me it's bm
being an asshole -
<ab> HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:38 am UTC
by Alsadius
VHBT wrote:
Alsadius wrote:What's with the transcribe button? I submitted one, but it's not there on any of the older comics, which really makes it of dubious usefulness. I'd love to have a searchable archive, but it's no good if it ignores the first 500 comics.

It goes away once a comic is transcribed. It didn't always do this, which is why many comics were transcribed multiple times (try a search to see what I mean).

Ahh, I see now. Would explain why I hadn't seen it before - I'm not usually on right at midnight. Thanks.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:39 am UTC
by photosinensis
aion7 wrote:This was one of my favorite comics in a while, even though I've never heard of that laptop. Also, the title text made me laugh even more.

Also,
Gelsamel wrote:Conclusive proof that Sony is the anti-christ.

Didn't we already have some of that?


They're not the anti-Christ, just in league with the devil.

I want to know the story of this alleged laptop incident.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:43 am UTC
by kanavazk
...Good thing I don't know anyone who owns the Q2010 SUCK COCKS.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:54 am UTC
by TheHand
Damn, I like this comic.

I'm actually using a Fujitsu right now, I'm very happy with it! It's a bit heavier than It could be, but what can I say, I wanted the power.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:12 am UTC
by devillic
Geogriffith wrote:The relevant Bash.org entry. Half-credit to DarkArchon for mentioning it first.
* ab is away - gone, if anyone talks in the next 25 minutes as me it's bm being an asshole -
<ab> HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS

Yeah I was surprised that he referenced a bash.org quote.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:15 am UTC
by Gelsamel
devillic wrote:
Geogriffith wrote:The relevant Bash.org entry. Half-credit to DarkArchon for mentioning it first.
* ab is away - gone, if anyone talks in the next 25 minutes as me it's bm being an asshole -
<ab> HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS

Yeah I was surprised that he referenced a bash.org quote.


I'm not sure of it's origin, Bash.org might be it's origin - but I'm pretty sure that "DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS" is just a common meme. Which means it's use isn't always a direct reference to the origin.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:16 am UTC
by GuitarFreak
Gelsamel wrote:
devillic wrote:
Geogriffith wrote:The relevant Bash.org entry. Half-credit to DarkArchon for mentioning it first.
* ab is away - gone, if anyone talks in the next 25 minutes as me it's bm being an asshole -
<ab> HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS

Yeah I was surprised that he referenced a bash.org quote.


I'm not sure of it's origin, Bash.org might be it's origin - but I'm pretty sure that "DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS" is just a common meme. Which means it's use isn't always a direct reference to the origin.


Yeah, it originated on 4chan I imagine. I've seen it there often enough.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:21 am UTC
by Magilla
The alt-text really made me LOL IRL. I read that bash quote again on bash a couple of days ago...

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:24 am UTC
by '; DROP DATABASE;--
I seriously laughed out loud at the Sony bit. Awesome.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:31 am UTC
by Gero
aleflamedyud wrote:So Randall's gay, eh?


Um nope you didn't get the joke. THAT LAST PART was clearly the sysadmin's revenge for dropping his laptop down the stairs.





Um, why do I have to find out about this laptop from a comic about it's death? I've been saving up and looking for the perfect laptop for ages. Clearly they did market it wrong!

I'm confused though. I thought Bill Gates was the anti-christ and Microsoft was the devils company, full of executives who'd sold their souls. Now it's Sony. Maybe Bill has Sony shares?

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:33 am UTC
by Geekner
I've worked on the Q2010 a few times and know someone who has one. They were pretty unique back when they first came out, but failed because of their price vs. lack of power/features. A two thousand dollar notebook with 512 megs of non-upgradeable RAM? In 2006? The 1.8" micro-HDD was also a pain to find a replacement for. Don't get me wrong, the weight at that time was completely unbeatable, but it had a hell of a time justifying that price.

Had they made this design now, with an Atom processor, at least 2gb RAM, and a SSD, they would have an outstanding success.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:45 am UTC
by linguistic
On meta-topic:
I'm surprised some enterprising jerk hasn't put together a script to repeatedly check for xkcd updates, then craft a perfectly formed thread about it and post.

All the user would have to do then is edit the post and add some commentary.

Y'know, since we're all so concerned about being the first and most legitimate to post a thread about the comic...

<-- Not enterprising. Possibly a jerk.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:51 am UTC
by nowfocus
I'm pretty sure my XO laptop could handle a trip down the stairs. Frankly its the only laptop I've ever had that I've thought about using as a weapon.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:59 am UTC
by VelociraptorEvader
That alt text was my favourite for a long time. I'm pretty sure my MacBook would be a good paper weight after a trip down some concrete stairs.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:15 am UTC
by Thrice Great
I want a laptop, but they seem too frail. Every person I know that owns a laptop has broken it at least once.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:26 am UTC
by cephalopod9
SocialSceneRepairman wrote:
aleflamedyud wrote:So Randall's gay, eh?


Well, it might have been his only opportunity to suck his own cock.

...er, without breaking his neck.

...I've derailed this thread, haven't I?

There are a few people who can do that,
except that cocks is plural in the alt text.

But I think he's just a geek.
Spoiler:
geek (gēk) Pronunciation Key
n.
A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken.

cock1   /kɒk
–noun 1. a male chicken; rooster.

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:31 am UTC
by Cartofel
Wow. Laughed at the comic, but the sysadmin sounds like a bit of a douchebDISREGARD THIS I SUCK COCKS TOO

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:44 am UTC
by edogawaconan
there's good explanation for this meme in ED :mrgreen:

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:52 am UTC
by Magilla
Magilla wrote:The alt-text really made me ¡This cheese is burning me! IRL. I read that bash quote again on bash a couple of days ago...

Completely OT: el-oh-el becomes ¡This cheese is burning me!? Seriously, what thHAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:57 am UTC
by Ubik
This comic was funny, as I actually suck cocksHAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I USE A SONY LAPTOP

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:59 am UTC
by Flesh_Of_The_Fallen_Angel
cephalopod9 wrote:But I think he's just a geek.
Spoiler:
geek (gēk) Pronunciation Key
n.
A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken.

cock1   /kɒk
–noun 1. a male chicken; rooster.

... I love it. Excellent!

Anyone else expecting it to be like the line from Portal
Spoiler:
GLaDOS wrote:Android Hell is a real place where you will be sent at the first sign of defiance
and I was expecting it to be
Laptop hell is a real place where you will be sent <insert other joke and/or pun>

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:37 am UTC
by DJBnJack
This alt-text made me laugh out loud for real. Thanks!
Oh, how many hours of my life I've wasted reading bash.org :-)

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:51 am UTC
by Felstaff
devillic wrote:
Geogriffith wrote:The relevant Bash.org entry. Half-credit to DarkArchon for mentioning it first.
* ab is away - gone, if anyone talks in the next 25 minutes as me it's bm being an asshole -
<ab> HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS

Yeah I was surprised that he referenced a bash.org quote.

Why surprise? I mean, it's a site that's known by pretty much everybody. It's hard to find an IRC channel where somebody isn't attempting to copypasta a bash quote in there somewhere. I think you should take a good long look at yourself, and the things that you have done, and generally rethink your life unless you say anything stupid.

~~Michael Savu

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:54 am UTC
by witsd
The alt-text has no comma, so I read that I should be disregarding the cock-sucking. :|