0906: "Advertising Discovery"

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0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby sportsracer48 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:02 am UTC

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Alt text: When advertisers figure this out, our only weapon will be blue sharpies and "[disputed]".

[citation needed]

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby sherlip » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:04 am UTC

I lol'd

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby MatteoTom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:04 am UTC

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby danta7 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:06 am UTC

Adblock blocked the comic because it had "advertising" in the title.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby pgn674 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:15 am UTC

If you can't see it, turn off AdBlock.

Edit: I figured out why. One of EasyList's rules is "/advertising_", which matches the image at http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/advertising_discovery.png
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby Burning_Bunny » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:16 am UTC

Anyone else notice that the comic is blocked by addblock+? That was a nice touch.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby [Ee]xpression[s]? » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:20 am UTC

pgn674 wrote:If you can't see it, turn off AdBlock.

You = my hero.

I can't help but wonder if this was intended...

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby glasnt » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:24 am UTC

sportsracer48 wrote:[citation needed]

Was going to say pretty much this.

At least then you'll end up seeing 'BioOil! Fixed old man hands![citation needed]'


I do enjoy seeing people trying to use wikipedia content as their own, but forgetting to remove the [1][2] everywhere. :lol:

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby dongkyun » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:25 am UTC

Why ad-block unfriendly all of a sudden? ^^

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby grayvsgrey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:30 am UTC

Apparently Randall's on another Wikipedia-obsessed phase... not that I'm complaining. The Wiki-related ones are some of the most hilarious. Actually, aside from "Darmok and Jalad," this comic has been exceptionally wonderful lately.
glasnt wrote:I do enjoy seeing people trying to use wikipedia content as their own, but forgetting to remove the [1][2] everywhere. :lol:

Haha yes! Especially when I'm grading a scientific paper involving research... those are the most painful, though.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby vodka.cobra » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:32 am UTC

grayvsgrey wrote:Apparently Randall's on another Wikipedia-obsessed phase... not that I'm complaining. The Wiki-related ones are some of the most hilarious. Actually, aside from "Darmok and Jalad," this comic has been exceptionally wonderful lately.

Name three.

I can think of Wikipedia Protestor and that's about it.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby grayvsgrey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:37 am UTC

vodka.cobra wrote:
grayvsgrey wrote:Apparently Randall's on another Wikipedia-obsessed phase... not that I'm complaining. The Wiki-related ones are some of the most hilarious.

Name three.

I can think of Wikipedia Protestor and that's about it.

Numbers okay? 906, 903, and 899 (hence the comment). Do I really need to go all the way back to April? Lol.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby madock345 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:46 am UTC

is there any significance to the product name, I've been sitting here for a while trying to figure out what it means but am pulling up blanks.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby CranialEruption » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:49 am UTC

grayvsgrey wrote:
vodka.cobra wrote:
grayvsgrey wrote:Apparently Randall's on another Wikipedia-obsessed phase... not that I'm complaining. The Wiki-related ones are some of the most hilarious.

Name three.

I can think of Wikipedia Protestor and that's about it.

Numbers okay? 906, 903, and 899 (hence the comment). Do I really need to go all the way back to April? Lol.

Also, 214. It's my favorite wiki one.

And yep, this strip did get caught by my Adblock. All well and good though, don't know why I didn't have xkcd on my whitelist before.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby ragraham » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:52 am UTC

madock345 wrote:is there any significance to the product name, I've been sitting here for a while trying to figure out what it means but am pulling up blanks.

turgid |ˈtərjid|
adjective
swollen and distended or congested : a turgid and fast-moving river.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby Turing Machine » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:56 am UTC

Wikipedia signals accuracy to you? Huh.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:12 am UTC

Does this mean Randall's adding ads soon, now that he's made us whitelist xkcd.com?
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby graudrakon » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:25 am UTC

fess up now, this comic was created just so we would have to whitelist xkcd.com on our ad blockers in order to see it right.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby Plasma Mongoose » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:26 am UTC

Those little blue things will only work if my bullshit detector doesn't go off, otherwise...
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby grayvsgrey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:43 am UTC

ragraham wrote:
madock345 wrote:is there any significance to the product name, I've been sitting here for a while trying to figure out what it means but am pulling up blanks.

turgid |ˈtərjid|
adjective
swollen and distended or congested : a turgid and fast-moving river.

The suffix could be a Star Trek reference to this creature. According to the Wikipedia page (heh heh),
[Dax is] a very long-lived slug-shaped sentient worm-like life form.... The symbiont merges with its host by a process called "joining" after which it becomes an essential part of the host's body for the rest of the host's life.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby vodka.cobra » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:46 am UTC

grayvsgrey wrote:
vodka.cobra wrote:
grayvsgrey wrote:Apparently Randall's on another Wikipedia-obsessed phase... not that I'm complaining. The Wiki-related ones are some of the most hilarious.

Name three.

I can think of Wikipedia Protestor and that's about it.

Numbers okay? 906, 903, and 899 (hence the comment). Do I really need to go all the way back to April? Lol.

906 was uninspiring, 903 was dumb in an ironic way, 899 was dog shit.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby A_of_s_t » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:47 am UTC

pgn674 wrote:If you can't see it, turn off AdBlock.

Edit: I figured out why. One of EasyList's rules is "/advertising_", which matches the image at http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/advertising_discovery.png

+1 Cool points.

I was going crazy over here.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby coredumperror » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:51 am UTC

This comic makes a really good point. I almost never bother to actually look at the references. The mere existence of one makes me assume truth.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby dontthrowpooh » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:52 am UTC

I can't believe I forgot about DAX lol. I'm sure that he did plan to have this blocked by adblockers, just to screw with the fans but not to force advertisements on us. I always feel these comics are more of a passion and less of a profit.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby Icalasari » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:05 am UTC

Gah, I keep trying to click on the blue text in this thread! D:

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby grayvsgrey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:10 am UTC

vodka.cobra wrote:
grayvsgrey wrote:Numbers okay? 906, 903, and 899 (hence the comment). Do I really need to go all the way back to April? Lol.

906 was uninspiring, 903 was dumb in an ironic way, 899 was dog shit.

Personally, I look to sources other than webcomics for daily inspiration, but to each his own. Anyway, Wikipedia is also mentioned 6 other times just in the 800's, plus there's the excellent 214 strip that CranialEruption mentioned.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby dontthrowpooh » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:11 am UTC

Icalasari wrote:Gah, I keep trying to click on the blue text in this thread! D:

Don't worry so did I
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby vodka.cobra » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:23 am UTC

grayvsgrey wrote:
vodka.cobra wrote:
grayvsgrey wrote:Numbers okay? 906, 903, and 899 (hence the comment). Do I really need to go all the way back to April? Lol.

906 was uninspiring, 903 was dumb in an ironic way, 899 was dog shit.

Personally, I look to sources other than webcomics for daily inspiration, but to each his own. Anyway, Wikipedia is also mentioned 6 other times just in the 800's, plus there's the excellent 214 strip that CranialEruption mentioned.

Okay, just because it's mentioned 6 other times doesn't mean they're good or funny references.

Webcomic. Comic, from comedy. Comedy implies humor. These just aren't funny. 214 was a good one though.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby tagno25 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:24 am UTC

grayvsgrey wrote:Personally, I look to sources other than webcomics for daily inspiration, but to each his own. Anyway, Wikipedia is also mentioned 6 other times just in the 800's, plus there's the excellent 214 strip that CranialEruption mentioned.

the problem with 214 is 903's title text

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby grayvsgrey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:35 am UTC

vodka.cobra wrote:
grayvsgrey wrote:
vodka.cobra wrote:
grayvsgrey wrote:Numbers okay? 906, 903, and 899 (hence the comment). Do I really need to go all the way back to April? Lol.

906 was uninspiring, 903 was dumb in an ironic way, 899 was dog shit.

Personally, I look to sources other than webcomics for daily inspiration, but to each his own. Anyway, Wikipedia is also mentioned 6 other times just in the 800's, plus there's the excellent 214 strip that CranialEruption mentioned.

Okay, just because it's mentioned 6 other times doesn't mean they're good or funny references.

Webcomic. Comic, from comedy. Comedy implies humor. These just aren't funny. 214 was a good one though.

XKCD 829 was a really good one! It's wikiHow, though, not wikipedia.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby ConMan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:47 am UTC

Hmm. Randall ran into the exact same problem about AdBlock with comic 870, to the extent that he renamed the image. Why didn't he learn his lesson? :conspiracytheorist:
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby ysth » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:01 am UTC

vodka.cobra wrote:
grayvsgrey wrote:
vodka.cobra wrote:906 was uninspiring, 903 was dumb in an ironic way, 899 was dog shit.

Personally, I look to sources other than webcomics for daily inspiration, but to each his own. Anyway, Wikipedia is also mentioned 6 other times just in the 800's, plus there's the excellent 214 strip that CranialEruption mentioned.

Okay, just because it's mentioned 6 other times doesn't mean they're good or funny references.

Webcomic. Comic, from comedy. Comedy implies humor. These just aren't funny. 214 was a good one though.

Personally, I thought 614 was pretty comedic.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby vodka.cobra » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:25 am UTC

ConMan wrote:Hmm. Randall ran into the exact same problem about AdBlock with comic 870, to the extent that he renamed the image. Why didn't he learn his lesson? :conspiracytheorist:

Because he's forgetful and doesn't give a shit?
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby snowyowl » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:21 am UTC

Oddly enough, this phenomenon is reversed for me. I have an instinctive distrust of anything* that includes little numbers[1] or asterisks** in the text***.


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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby BAReFOOt » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:59 am UTC

I have to say this: Only completely blind utter retards fall for the argument from authority.

Basically, Wikipedia says:
1. If you are saying it: It’s wrong.
2. If you are saying it on another site: It may be right.
2. If you are saying it on another site that looks like an authority: You are right.

EPIC FAIL

Oh, and of course original research is taboo. Otherwise you could use proper rational reasoning on the site, and wouldn’t need another site to do that. We can’t have that!

Basically, Wikipedia has trained me: When the statement relies on citations, it’s a lie. As soon as you look them up, everything falls apart.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby eviloatmeal » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:53 am UTC

This burned my cheese quite well. [citation needed]
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby feyayeruka » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:14 am UTC

This one was great! made me laugh out loud [69]

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby rhhardin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:04 am UTC

The ability to believe things quickly determines academic success.

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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby ModestMouse » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:55 am UTC

Alt text: When advertisers figure this out, our only weapon will be blue sharpies and "[disputed]".

[citation needed][/quote]

I'm not a huge wikipedia fan. So far, I found wikipedia described tomatoes as being believed poisonous until the 1800's and that ringworm was an actual worm. Just yesterday I was sorting out some conflicting data charts. And the blue numbers - how do you know the source was interpretted correctly, or even real? I left my Library of Congress at home today. Don't get me started about obvious corporate/political org written articles. Cripes... OK, go ahead and hate me now, but if I see wikipedia as a refernce in a research paper, I'm tossing it out.
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Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Postby squig » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:57 am UTC

ModestMouse wrote:[rant]... if I see wikipedia as a refernce in a research paper, I'm tossing it out.

And so you should.


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