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0583: "CNR"

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:02 am UTC
by skyisbleeding
Image

http://xkcd.com/583/

LMAO although, I can't quite tell whether this is a diss at bug reports, that guy, or just some completely irreverent joke.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:03 am UTC
by Megaryuu
Wow... pretty hardcore programmers... hehe.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:04 am UTC
by Comic JK
This makes sense, and is funny, but I feel like the same joke could be told in a more realistic fashion.

Sweet art in panel 3.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:04 am UTC
by Master Gunner
Yes, because this was definitely the best and most time-efficient method of attempting to resolve the bug.....

I'd have just hired BHG to kidnap me a few kids to test on. Or, I know a guy who lives right next to a kindergarten who'd be willing to pick me up a few.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:06 am UTC
by Random832
:shock: No-one else commenting got the pun?

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:07 am UTC
by cbhl
It's a pun on the word "reproduce". Gah.

Having used a bug-tracking system before makes the joke that much worse. >.<

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:08 am UTC
by 10nitro
Just twerk the Ubuntu wifi autoconfig script. You will have access to the Lenhart children in minutes.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:08 am UTC
by sje46
Haha, that's the reason I was born!
My .. my parents don't really take care of me anymore :(
notcoolnotfunnynotagoodcomic:(

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:09 am UTC
by glasnt
Hehehe.. babies...

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:11 am UTC
by skyisbleeding
Random832 wrote::shock: No-one else commenting got the pun?


without that, there would be no punchline, and i would not have been L'ingMAO

I wonder what other kind of vaguely suggestive terminology lurks in professional environments that i am simply too tired to think of...

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:12 am UTC
by jspenguin
The guy who submitted the bug should at least be glad it wasn't assigned to Ulrich Drepper...

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:13 am UTC
by DJorgensen
But upon reproducing, you'd have a bigger bug to deal with.
One that grows and eventually talks back.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:14 am UTC
by SocialSceneRepairman
Comic JK wrote:This makes sense, and is funny, but I feel like the same joke could be told in a more realistic fashion.


Well, sure, you could...but why would you want to?

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:16 am UTC
by Cige
It would take them 9 months for gestation + about 1.5 years for the child to learn enough language to speak. That means it would take them about 27 months to test the bug and fix it. Because of this I'm going to assume that they are time travelers and will inform their past selves about the bug after they have replicated it in the future. That, or they're actually members of an ailen or genetically altered species who's young come out able to fully speak.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:16 am UTC
by Steve the Pocket
10nitro wrote:Just twerk the Ubuntu wifi autoconfig script. You will have access to the Lenhart children in minutes.

Bringing that up in the alt-text would have had me declaring a tie with the bobcat one. Oh well. It was a brilliant groaner of a pun, anyway.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:17 am UTC
by SpazzyMcGee
I don't get it.

Either I don't get it because I have only taken one FORTRAN programming class or it's because my parents never gave me the talk. :(

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:22 am UTC
by rainbrain
comics about casual sex are always awesome.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:23 am UTC
by aleflamedyud
I dislike the casual attitude towards reproductive sex. Not really funny.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:27 am UTC
by dennisw
It has nothing to do with producing an actual child (or time travel, etc). The actions in panels two ("do me") and four (the pun) exist solely for their own purposes. They are the means to their own end.

BTW, the OP forgot to include the title text.

aleflamedyud wrote:I dislike the casual attitude towards reproductive sex. Not really funny.

But sadly realistic.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:41 am UTC
by shoopdabloop
I thought the comic was hilarious.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:47 am UTC
by CleverClothe
I'm glad that none of the developers that I work with are like this.

Or am I?

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:48 am UTC
by Splendid
SpazzyMcGee wrote:I don't get it.

Either I don't get it because I have only taken one FORTRAN programming class or it's because my parents never gave me the talk. :(

QFT. I've taken none FORTRAN classes; how do you think I feel?

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:49 am UTC
by ryan
I read it three times before I got it and then went, "arrgg, it's a pun!"

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:58 am UTC
by sje46
aleflamedyud wrote:I dislike the casual attitude towards reproductive sex. Not really funny.

What's wrong with that? Are you some kind of prude or something? What is wrong with a man and woman expressing their love for one another? Do you understand how mating works? Do you understand where babies come from? If it weren't for sex none of us would be here. It isn't a ritual of some sort either. It's not if when you get married the husband ceremoniously places his dick in his wife and a baby while an angel with a trumpet flitters above blowing the traditional ceremonious song of fertility no. People get drunk and screw each other. At parties, at work, during school, at McDonalds, where ever. It is not a thing to be ashamed of! Do not let the conservatives and
J-Hove witnesses convince you otherwise! Sex is a wonderful thing that should be taught early on, in the womb even, as a natural and beautiful thing. We should live as bonobos and use sex as a greeting hello, and a valediction bye. We shall have an orgy before we eat, before we work, before we sleep, and before we have sex. Because only through the God-given glory of orgasm can we truly experience his Infinite Love for us. Fellatio will become our prayers, and cunnilingus will become our confessions. We will as a species become one, under the great religion of Hot Nasty Boning. And yes, we may die out from the STD/Is, from the herpes, AIDS, and gonnorhea. But at least we will go out the way we were meant to. Covered in each other's funk and moaning to God.
Not cool, not funny, not a good criticism.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:59 am UTC
by KTC
Wrong, just wrong! :lol:

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:00 am UTC
by abstractpotato
LOL! Took me a second to get the pun, which makes it all the better. Best one in a while!

Edit:.... interesting how it censors L-O-L-!

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:12 am UTC
by TunezNZ
I do say that was quight entertaining...

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:16 am UTC
by Cal27
sje46 wrote:
aleflamedyud wrote:I dislike the casual attitude towards reproductive sex. Not really funny.

What's wrong with that? Are you some kind of prude or something? What is wrong with a man and woman expressing their love for one another? Do you understand how mating works? Do you understand where babies come from? If it weren't for sex none of us would be here. It isn't a ritual of some sort either. It's not if when you get married the husband ceremoniously places his dick in his wife and a baby while an angel with a trumpet flitters above blowing the traditional ceremonious song of fertility no. People get drunk and screw each other. At parties, at work, during school, at McDonalds, where ever. It is not a thing to be ashamed of! Do not let the conservatives and
J-Hove witnesses convince you otherwise! Sex is a wonderful thing that should be taught early on, in the womb even, as a natural and beautiful thing. We should live as bonobos and use sex as a greeting hello, and a valediction bye. We shall have an orgy before we eat, before we work, before we sleep, and before we have sex. Because only through the God-given glory of orgasm can we truly experience his Infinite Love for us. Fellatio will become our prayers, and cunnilingus will become our confessions. We will as a species become one, under the great religion of Hot Nasty Boning. And yes, we may die out from the STD/Is, from the herpes, AIDS, and gonnorhea. But at least we will go out the way we were meant to. Covered in each other's funk and moaning to God.
Not cool, not funny, not a good criticism.

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:24 am UTC
by space_raptor
GROAN

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:26 am UTC
by Kailen
Obviously she was supposed to hook up with one of the testers, and not another programmer.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:29 am UTC
by SummerGlauFan
sje46 wrote: And yes, we may die out from the STD/Is, from the herpes, AIDS, and gonnorhea. But at least we will go out the way we were meant to. Covered in each other's funk and moaning to God.
Not cool, not funny, not a good criticism.


A Russian guy already beat us to Death By Sex. He's a true martyr. *Sniff*

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:32 am UTC
by dennisw
The product the people in the comic should be working on is a pregnancy test with speech synthesis and recognition (and at least Eliza-level AI). Then you could set it for different modes when you take the test. Reassurance/Guilt/Celebration, etc.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:37 am UTC
by velvet_octopus
When I am ready to have a child, I plan to use the exact line from panel 2 . . .

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:44 am UTC
by PickleMan
Panel 2 really needs to be put in a sitcom...too bad Seinfeld already ended...

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:49 am UTC
by dumbledore
RofL

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:51 am UTC
by holshy
Maybe I'm just a dullard here, but what does CNR stand for?

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:53 am UTC
by phlip
holshy wrote:Maybe I'm just a dullard here, but what does CNR stand for?

Take a look again at what words are in the punchline.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:56 am UTC
by Eternal Density
The even bigger problem: Apache and PHP both have a history of resulting in zombie processes, or behaving erroneously with fork()'d children.

Oh, this might help:
The pcntl_fork() function creates a child process that differs from the parent process only in its PID and PPID. Please see your system's fork(2) man page for specific details as to how fork works on your system.
Return Values

On success, the PID of the child process is returned in the parent's thread of execution, and a 0 is returned in the child's thread of execution. On failure, a -1 will be returned in the parent's context, no child process will be created, and a PHP error is raised.

Code: Select all

<?php

$pid = pcntl_fork();
if ($pid == -1) {
     die('could not fork');
} else if ($pid) {
     // we are the parent
     pcntl_wait($status); //Protect against Zombie children
} else {
     // we are the child
}

?>

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:58 am UTC
by PickleMan
There is no word to describe what that sounded like to me.

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:04 am UTC
by Eternal Density
PickleMan wrote:There is no word to describe what that sounded like to me.
If that was aimed at the first part of my post (which is from here), then... my work here is done!