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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:38 am UTC
by Sammus
WarKirby wrote:hello all you americans :3 i've read the whole thread and nobody's posted the one i'm seeing yet.


Read it again, I've seen it about seven times before you posted it :roll:

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:43 am UTC
by hexalm
BAReFOOt wrote:WRONG! “Umwelt” is the German word for “environment”. (In the sense of “the world around us”.)

As a punishment, I will torture you by calling a Steak House (a house called “House” that was steak-ized) with my handy, and tell them “I become a steak! And I will a Schüttel-Shake!”. Then a woman with sillicon breasts, a slip you can see below the mini-rock and the matching brain (hint: not that of a genie) will come to my door, and bring it to me. I open the door, and still she hands me the steak. I get suspicious, and assuming the steak is full of gift, I throw it in the trash.
Well, does this make and sin to you?? … See?


As a speaker of German, I enjoyed your reply, but it's not wrong--as often happens in xkcd, it's just a very specific use.

Or: http://bit.ly/H7fxGb

Edit: Amazingly, this comic is now the #3 hit!

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:47 am UTC
by BytEfLUSh
hexalm wrote:Edit: Unsurprisingly, this comic is now the #3 hit!


FTFY :)

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:55 am UTC
by hexalm
BytEfLUSh wrote:
hexalm wrote:Edit: Unsurprisingly, this comic is now the #3 hit!


FTFY :)



Correction accepted!

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:59 am UTC
by SecondTalon
ImSpartacus wrote:Columbus, Ohio
Win7 Chrome

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3010108/xkcd.4.1/xkcd.4.1.PNG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3010108/xkcd.4. ... 1.wide.PNG

Gotta catch em all!

EDIT- Why can't I use [img] to embed the pictures?

Because you haven't read the Rules thread.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:09 am UTC
by DanD
Kindle browser gives the snake one. At least for eastern MA.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:13 am UTC
by Elbirn
WolfieMario wrote:I wonder if the people from 713 get something like this? :lol:

Image


I'd really like to know how you got this picture o.o

Anyhoo, I haven't gotten anything unique. Windows 7, Latest version of Chrome, no referrer: "Earthquake" comic. Specifically mentioning New Jersey (My God-Forsaken State of residence), with a Hurricane in the final panel. Using the Adobe Browser Lab that someone posted earlier however, the same parameters give me the "Lake Diver Killer", mentioning a "Bay" as the location. Odd?

Using my PS3 browser with no referrer gives me the snake comic, but because I cannot zoom out, I can only see the default "normal" panels with only ordinary snake parts.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:19 am UTC
by BytEfLUSh
Elbirn wrote:I'd really like to know how you got this picture o.o


I think he edited the comic and created that one on his own. I must admit, that's the best looking xkcd edit I've ever seen; it can be easily mistaken for an original drawn by Randall. Or maybe it really exists, I'm speculating here.


Edit: On a closer look, it doesn't seem edited. Seriously, where did you get it from? :)

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:23 am UTC
by ubel
BytEfLUSh wrote:
Elbirn wrote:I'd really like to know how you got this picture o.o


I think he edited the comic and created that one on his own. I must admit, that's the best looking xkcd edit I've ever seen; it can be easily mistaken for an original drawn by Randall. Or maybe it really exists, I'm speculating here.

Wait, are you saying you guy's haven't been putting up original drawings?


I kid, I kid :P

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:28 am UTC
by Carnildo
I've hacked together a script to play with the comic-generation system. For example, these options produce this image.

Source code for the script is here if you want to run it in some other geographic location.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:32 am UTC
by BytEfLUSh
As for WolfieMario, now I think it might be Randall in disguise, WAKE UP SHEEPLE. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSruHLQQZog

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:44 am UTC
by smowton
Here's one I haven't seen yet: browse from within the Microsoft corporate network and get:

"This plugin requires approval from corporate. Remember Microsoft employees only speak for themselves and never for the company."

That was with IE9, naturlich.

Challenges to find the GeoIP ones:

* Within the White House's IPs, or other government-owned netblocks
* The International Space Station downlink
* I wonder... from a native Ipv6 address?

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:46 am UTC
by The1exile
In the UK, on my phone (can't post a screenshot), I got a comic saying "Data Error: T-Mobile was unable to establish a connection"

I'm not on T-Mobile (though quite possibly on their network), but that was awesome :D

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:51 am UTC
by Celtic Minstrel
smowton wrote:Here's one I haven't seen yet: browse from within the Microsoft corporate network and get:

"This plugin requires approval from corporate. Remember Microsoft employees only speak for themselves and never for the company."
Apparently that one is slightly different depending on your browser.


smowton wrote:* I wonder... from a native Ipv6 address?
What do you mean?

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:07 am UTC
by WolfieMario
Elbirn wrote:
WolfieMario wrote:I wonder if the people from 713 get something like this? :lol:

Image


I'd really like to know how you got this picture o.o

The magic of Adobe Fireworks with a bit of brush and vector drawing? :P
BytEfLUSh wrote:I think he edited the comic and created that one on his own. I must admit, that's the best looking xkcd edit I've ever seen; it can be easily mistaken for an original drawn by Randall. Or maybe it really exists, I'm speculating here.

Edit: On a closer look, it doesn't seem edited. Seriously, where did you get it from? :)

It is edited. Yay I fooled people without trying to :lol:
The first three panels, of course, are just minor edits, rotations, etc., plus a belt drawn on the girl. For the last panel, the girl is from the last frame of the snowstorm variant, and the guy is from the 2nd panel, but severely reconstructed with the Line tool for a more relevant pose. The Earth is actually the globe from 977, and the chair and table inside are from earlier panels.
Everything else was drawn from scratch by me, mostly using the Pen tool, but I switched to the Brush tool for the cracks, debris, lines of motion, etc.. I also blurred the motion lines a bit, to make it look nicer.

A while back, I made 3 brush presets (well, 2 are honestly just a basic line, at different widths and softnesses) that resembled Randall's strokes fairly well; that's all I've needed since to make something from scratch that looks xkcd-like. Also, I used the normal xkcd font someone provided on the "We make xkcd slightly worse" thread; I don't know the link to it anymore though.

BytEfLUSh wrote:As for WolfieMario, now I think it might be Randall in disguise, WAKE UP SHEEPLE. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSruHLQQZog

Lolz :lol:

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:20 am UTC
by BytEfLUSh
WolfieMario wrote:It is edited. Yay I fooled people without trying to :lol:
The first three panels, of course, are just minor edits, rotations, etc., plus a belt drawn on the girl. For the last panel, the girl is from the last frame of the snowstorm variant, and the guy is from the 2nd panel, but severely reconstructed with the Line tool for a more relevant pose. The Earth is actually the globe from 977, and the chair and table inside are from earlier panels.
Everything else was drawn from scratch by me, mostly using the Pen tool, but I switched to the Brush tool for the cracks, debris, lines of motion, etc.. I also blurred the motion lines a bit, to make it look nicer.


Great job! Really, do some more or maybe start a webcomic! :)

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:25 am UTC
by antoku
I'm on chrome in Tokyo, Japan and I get this:
Image

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:36 am UTC
by drunken
Living in Berlin I got this: Image. I think there is confusion sometimes between the way certain German philosophers used certain words, and how they are actually used by normal Germans. Umwelt means environment, it is pretty much a one to one direct equivalent meaning. Yes the word environment could imply what is suggested here, and it may have been used in that way before, but that is not the dictionary meaning of the word. I can't remember the other examples but I have seen this sort of thing before.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:42 am UTC
by archknight
It seems half of what the server does is use the user agent info of you HTTP connection to identify your browser. The other half is the javascript and perhaps looking up the domain of your IP. I wrote a program that went through thousands of user agents and I found these images:

Default Images
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/6bc3e052a09334b41292638c8e4ad0c33357437c132efe31e54477f67e7bdbdd.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/4be80f24dfb9a81e22bc5f805880eb3199af32a619c8e315261897b2e581889f.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/6d4729c24bb66114b9837fa4cd5e29cab22c5e1f5f70e38f00c27f36a06317f7.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/3d60f8a94a5f4014b3b0cdbe97014b94e3fc6c62bb9d5365dd839e9b919b8b70.png

Large Resolution (used umwelt.xkcd.com/story/ghenkEggov8?callback=waldoCallback&w=2560&h=2048 to get these)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/b6161debb4184e323e2fd74eb94e944c68e6ddb458cc39dae3f5a183f4c7d538.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/638cb7f0757e50f9352ce8e44fce5c498fbcb47275c7500d377c0f0460e37432.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/6a70f3c796e5f20c24a943641f99da5716885b08772daf3a16fa732806485b68.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/7f440825529c84dd5d06529750f2466b1ed70c9d06aa5bff991d8428e834869d.png

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Maxthon) <=== I haven't seen anyone post this one yet
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/22739d5716a748d99fcbfc17193589988cb1873c9b026b0a15966ed45f0e1fc9.png

Mozilla/4.01 [en](Win95;I)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/6115f4bb24412a465ba79801f4ad1fdc98dac308ef2d80f842672cbacf3ed3a8.png

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032619 Firefox/3.0b5
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/cd3d614186356c8088aad0247cbb548e054eef8afdcbd3dc9cdb2289a287501c.png

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.153.1 Safari/525.19
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/7757619d1d2eda702082e60c15cbd97456b8973141f3d13baa1091c233868872.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/4e327c76dad51e5a2e3e460f59b43bd15d6161890c73fc803b490c1cd539dae6.png

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:09 am UTC
by Softfoot
Weird. Currently switching between my work computer and my personal laptop. On my laptop I get the snake variations from Firefox, IE and Chrome. Work computer has IE and Firefox. Firefox gets the snake variations, IE gets the white light/aura thingo.
BUT - if I google XKCD and then follow a link, I get nothing. In both. Just a title, no comic, no alt-text. Yahoo and Bing give the white light/aura thing. Doesn't matter if I use IE or Firefox.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:13 am UTC
by Tyrannosaur
archknight wrote:It seems half of what the server does is use the user agent info of you HTTP connection to identify your browser. The other half is the javascript and perhaps looking up the domain of your IP. I wrote a program that went through thousands of user agents and I found these images:

Default Images
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/6bc3e052a ... 7bdbdd.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/4be80f24d ... 81889f.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/6d4729c24 ... 6317f7.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/3d60f8a94 ... 9b8b70.png

Large Resolution (used umwelt.xkcd.com/story/ghenkEggov8?callback=waldoCallback&w=2560&h=2048 to get these)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/b6161debb ... c7d538.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/638cb7f07 ... e37432.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/6a70f3c79 ... 485b68.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/7f4408255 ... 34869d.png

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Maxthon) <=== I haven't seen anyone post this one yet
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/22739d571 ... 0e1fc9.png

Mozilla/4.01 [en](Win95;I)[url]
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/6115f4bb2 ... 3ed3a8.png

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032619 Firefox/3.0b5
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/cd3d61418 ... 87501c.png

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.153.1 Safari/525.19
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/7757619d1 ... 868872.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/4e327c76d ... 39dae6.png


I wanted to be able to see them without having to copy-paste all the url's. They're good though :) so I fixed your links. Also, welcome to the fora! You'll need a few more posts before you can do links personally

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:19 am UTC
by Celtic Minstrel
archknight wrote:Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Maxthon) <=== I haven't seen anyone post this one yet
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/22739d571 ... 0e1fc9.png
Oh hey, this one's not even in the reddit thread (at least last I checked). What browser is that?

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:32 am UTC
by Seawee
I am french canadian... Guess langage DO matter. None has posted this one before! yay!

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/1531/umwelt.jpg

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:37 am UTC
by Carnildo
archknight wrote:Mozilla/4.01 [en](Win95;I)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/6115f4bb2 ... 3ed3a8.png

This won't show up in a real copy of Netscape Navigator 4: Netscape supports Javascript (so the "retail" strip that shows up if you don't have Javascript support will be hidden), but the support is "broken" by modern standards, so the jquery script used to actually fetch and display the image will fail to run.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:58 am UTC
by Celtic Minstrel
Seawee wrote:None has posted this one before! yay!

Actually yes they have. ;)

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:59 am UTC
by Bobson
I'm sure someone's discovered this already, but if you have Javascript turned off entirely, you get the previous strip (Reviews)

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:02 am UTC
by AislinKageno
Celtic Minstrel wrote:
Seawee wrote:None has posted this one before! yay!

Actually yes they have. ;)


Weird, I didn't see it, and I was sure I had combed the whole thread.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:07 am UTC
by Celtic Minstrel
Bobson wrote:I'm sure someone's discovered this already, but if you have Javascript turned off entirely, you get the previous strip (Reviews)

Yup.

AislinKageno wrote:Weird, I didn't see it, and I was sure I had combed the whole thread.
I think I saw it once or twice in this thread... there's also a reddit thread with a lot more, though.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:10 am UTC
by plumpy
Here's what happens if you connect from Google's corporate network:
http://ultraparallel.org/xkcd-google.png

(I don't know how to post an image in-line. Oh well.)

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:19 am UTC
by smowton
Celtic Minstrel wrote:
smowton wrote:* I wonder... from a native Ipv6 address?
What do you mean?


I mean, since he's serving up different comics for different netblocks, I wouldn't be too surprised if there's a comic for people browsing from native (i.e. non-6to4, non-Teredo) IPv6 addresses.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:31 am UTC
by Djehutynakht
I'm hoping he makes a directory of all the variants for us to see. I can't help but feel we're missing some...

The Aurora one was beautiful, I may say.

This is probably one of the most genius comic(s) he has ever came up with. But I suppose it hits you the hardest if you're on the forum and aware of all the other ones.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:32 am UTC
by oren0
plumpy wrote:Here's what happens if you connect from Google's corporate network:
http://ultraparallel.org/xkcd-google.png

(I don't know how to post an image in-line. Oh well.)

Good idea! Microsoft's corporate network is similar:

xkcd-msft.png
xkcd-msft.png (33.8 KiB) Viewed 9316 times

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:33 am UTC
by Mikeski
http://i.imgur.com/hmEU0.jpg

Minnesota/Opera.

...considering my brother called me last night to complain that I didn't reply to one of his texts, I'm having a creepily literal "Randall, Get out of my head" moment here.

(zooming in makes the galaxies on the left vanish.)

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:49 am UTC
by Mahou
I haven't seen this one in the thread yet, so here's one I found elsewhere on the intrawebs.
Image

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:51 am UTC
by VanI
I can't help but think that this entire forum thread is all some sort of April Fools practical joke, because no matter what computer, what browser, what screen resolution, what zoom level, even my freaking Kindle, all I get is the lame tunnel.

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:55 am UTC
by Celtic Minstrel
Mikeski wrote:http://i.imgur.com/hmEU0.jpg

Minnesota/Opera.

...considering my brother called me last night to complain that I didn't reply to one of his texts, I'm having a creepily literal "Randall, Get out of my head" moment here.

(zooming in makes the galaxies on the left vanish.)
...whoa what. Haven't seen this one yet either...

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:00 am UTC
by BrianLayman
Here are the six images from the browsers I have on my Windows 7 Desktop in Ohio:
(My aplolgies apparently I'm too new to have uploads and images. But it's probably better to not embed it in the forum anyway. It's a 2 screen wide image.)

http://thecodecave.com/images/umwelt.png

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:06 am UTC
by Seawee
My apologies Celtic Minstrel, did not mean to copy you.

Actually, I created this account just to share it, guess I am a silent watcher of this awesome webcomic.

I suppose it was useless after all ^^;

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:08 am UTC
by ZerothRoot
Image

This is wonderful Randall, thank you.

Also, when did imageshack start requiring registration?

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:17 am UTC
by muntoo
907Code-G wrote:Randall, I love you, and your wonderful Alaska themed comic for my Google Chrome. So excellent. Also, once again, not something I thought was a known topic outside of alaska, you seem to have localized knowledge of these places you did these for. And I got the snake one in Safari. I'm a Mac Snow Leopard guy in Alaska right now. Currently having boot problems with my linux bits and pieces, or I'd start screen capping those.
Also,
Image


In Soviet Russia Alaska, wolves hunt helicopters.