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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Celtic Minstrel » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:21 am UTC

BrianLayman wrote:http://thecodecave.com/images/umwelt.png
Aw, 404'd.

Seawee wrote: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 ^^;
...eh, it's okay. :) Still interesting to know who got what image even if that image has already been posted by someone else! ;)
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby BrianLayman » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:38 am UTC

404 fixed. I'd had a capital U in the file name when I dropped it on my server.. You can get to it now at the original link: http://thecodecave.com/images/umwelt.png

BTW here's a rare one:
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby emilai333 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:44 am UTC

I think this comic is either stalking me or reading my mind.
This evening, I had the Earthquake In Illinois version showing "Six months later" as hiking "only three more miles" through a blizzard. Totally legit.
I mentioned it on a forum and said that my dad has an ongoing debate with his Californian cousin: Which is worse, earthquakes in California, or tornadoes in Iowa (or Illinois)?

Now I have the "Earthquake in Illinois" version showing "Six months later" as a tornado, and Illinois as "This place is the worst!"
Same browser, same location, just a couple of hours time difference.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby inopinatus » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:48 am UTC

Am slightly disappointed to report that I get the same results when using https or when visiting xkcd.org and xkcd.net instead.

Tested with Firefox (tortoise), Chrome (snake), Safari ("fuck off steve") on OSX Lion Server from Melbourne, Australia.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Celtic Minstrel » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:52 am UTC

I think one other person posted that one, but I'm not sure... it might've been slightly different.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Mikeski » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:52 am UTC

Celtic Minstrel wrote:
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...
On the same computer, IE gives me the raptor/too quiet one... and my iPhone gives me the standard "verizon" over-bandwidth comic. So Randall's only in my head on my default browser.

Other data: I'm on a small local telco/ISP*, so maybe the "galaxies" comic strip choice is a dig at how small "we" are?

* - How small? When I call customer support, a human being who lives in my town answers the phone... no "press 6 to hear options in Scots Gaelic", no call center in Bangalore...
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby ritvax » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:58 am UTC

I'm on MacOS X in New York.

I have Safari, got
Spoiler:
the long snake, comic changes as browser window width changes.


I have Chrome, got
Spoiler:
the earthquake-in-new-york-snow-kills-californians comic


I have Firefox, got
Spoiler:
the newpaper headline scientists make life in lab


Hmmm... going to the mobile site version on Safari on my iPad gets me
Spoiler:
the sun?


And you're all like, "yes, yes, did you even READ the other ten pages of this thread?"

RITVAX is always late to the party.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby ZerothRoot » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:02 am UTC

Carnildo wrote: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.


I put in http://4chan.org as the referrer and got this gem:

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby zumboorukchee » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:04 am UTC

This NJ Earthquake variant was alluded to but I didn't notice it posted:

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby AislinKageno » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:06 am UTC

ZerothRoot wrote:
I put in http://4chan.org as the referrer and got this gem:

Image


While we're on the subject of this one, what's the joke? I frequent 4chan, and I still don't get it.

Edit: Wait...is it a /b/ joke? ...It's a /b/ joke, isn't it?

*suddenly feels stupid*
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby nighthawk454 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:07 am UTC

Using Win7 Chrome I get:
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/fab69d4927e845dfd9f4d0a22a9f62c1709d7490628511c97fe96f2a387f69aa.png
Im in College Park, MD, where Sergey Brin went to college. Could fuel the location-based theory.

Using Win7 Firefox I get, the raptor part only appears if screen is big enough:
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/b6161debb4184e323e2fd74eb94e944c68e6ddb458cc39dae3f5a183f4c7d538.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/638cb7f0757e50f9352ce8e44fce5c498fbcb47275c7500d377c0f0460e37432.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/4d137d6a3e80ad3caa3ed7e4833cf1a94a369250529329370c457d478002da19.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/7f440825529c84dd5d06529750f2466b1ed70c9d06aa5bff991d8428e834869d.png

Using Win7 Safari I get the snake one, shown in OP.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby ritvax » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:18 am UTC

Hebes wrote:This is what RIT Students are seeing this morning (well, at least ones using Firefox 11 on Windows 7)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/f86afa98e ... f52d15.png



RITVAX FOR THE WIN... COMP SCI HOUSE WILL OVERCOME...
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby TG333 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:47 am UTC

Germany gets the "Berlin chairlift" in FF
I don't wanna hear your excuses! The building has to be at least... three times bigger than this!
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby quillsinister » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:49 am UTC

kotofei wrote:Warship off the coast of Japan. Both Firefox and IE show

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It's picking up on the .mil domain, I'm sure.

And don't worry, the launch window for the North Korean missile won't open for several more days. :D

(edit: fixed the image)


Same one, same place, probably different ship. It's now posted in my office. :D
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby johonn » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:34 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote: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.


Well I don't know if Randall is, but some folks over on reddit are:
http://www.reddit.com/r/comics/comments ... ic/c47927k
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby JackDMF » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:49 am UTC

This is the one I get in Germany:
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In Firefox and Chrome.
With IE8 and Opera 11 there is this mobile picture of a white hole...
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby GulliNL » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:03 am UTC

I have tweeted a request for screenshot to one of the astronauts in the ISS (the Dutch one, @astro_andre), I hope he will comply :)
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby hhm » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:03 am UTC

No love for Brazil? :(
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Bart » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:09 am UTC

In the Netherlands, on an iPhone:

http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/6582/photolw.png

Doesn't make sense to me...
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby AvatarIII » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:24 am UTC

legend wrote:Wow, this is really cool.

In chrome I get the snake one.
In ff I get the one with the turtle.
In IE/opera/safari I get the white hole one.

But all of them have been posted here already.


that's what I got in the browsers I use too, it's a little disappointing that those seem to be the defaults, or at least the most common.

It just occurred to me, this is going to fuck up counting for anyone who wants to know how many xkcd comics there are, I mean, do you count every comic for yesterday, every variation of every comic, only significant variations of the comics (as in not just one word such as place name changed, but anything more than that) etc.?
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby xarob » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:32 am UTC

On a hunch, I tried using Links - the text-only, terminal-window browser... Sadly, nothing special showed up! :( However, it did make obvious the tiny, tiny paragraph underneath the usual disclaimer, which reads:
We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves.
The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus.
This is not the algorithm. This is close.

I'm not sure I remember seeing this before, but I might just have been unobservant.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby GulliNL » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:44 am UTC

xarob wrote:On a hunch, I tried using Links - the text-only, terminal-window browser... Sadly, nothing special showed up! :( However, it did make obvious the tiny, tiny paragraph underneath the usual disclaimer, which reads:
We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves.
The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus.
This is not the algorithm. This is close.

I'm not sure I remember seeing this before, but I might just have been unobservant.

Actually it has been on the page as long as I can remember, so no clues there sadly enough.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby xarob » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:49 am UTC

GulliNL wrote:
xarob wrote:On a hunch, I tried using Links - the text-only, terminal-window browser... Sadly, nothing special showed up! :( However, it did make obvious the tiny, tiny paragraph underneath the usual disclaimer, which reads:
We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves.
The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus.
This is not the algorithm. This is close.

I'm not sure I remember seeing this before, but I might just have been unobservant.

Actually it has been on the page as long as I can remember, so no clues there sadly enough.

Yes, now I've done a bit of searching I realise it's not new. Pity! However, if I hadn't used a text-only browser I probably wouldn't have noticed it at all... which does kind of fit in with the theme.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Ramin_HAL9001 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:25 am UTC

I'm in Tokyo behind a corporate firewall. Regardless of whether I use Firefox or Chromium (on Ubuntu Linux), I get this one:
[img="https://plus.google.com/photos/104893846791139180887/albums/5726730722094464513"]

oren0 wrote:
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
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Murderbot » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:28 am UTC

JackDMF wrote:This is the one I get in Germany:
Image
In Firefox and Chrome.
With IE8 and Opera 11 there is this mobile picture of a white hole...

There was no Soviet blockade of East Germany. There was a Soviet blockade of West Berlin, which was surrounded by the Soviet Occupied Zone, which would become the Democratic Republic of Germany, or East Germany the next year in 1949.

Furthermore, "Umwelt" just means "environment" in German.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby ledahulevogyre » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:35 am UTC

aldonius wrote:On my mobile I get a square image, black edges sketch-line-fading in to a white, centered, circle.

Image


Isn't there something at the bottom left of the image ?
Also on the left top.
Can anyone dig any info out of this image ?
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/a4a856e1f7316d4a3d94958aace6a6375f20e113a3c8a24cefe07c29a64a0f01.jpg
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby aldonius » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:40 am UTC

@ ledahulavogyre: white balance aside, it looks the same on my mobile now as it does in the picture above...
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Kredal » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:22 am UTC

I got a VERY specific one when using the computer/broswer I signed up for the CNU talk happening Wednesday...

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Trible is the president of CNU...
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby zhaozhou » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:24 am UTC

AislinKageno wrote:
ZerothRoot wrote:
I put in http://4chan.org as the referrer and got this gem:

<image, but no bbcodes allowed for new users>


While we're on the subject of this one, what's the joke? I frequent 4chan, and I still don't get it.

Edit: Wait...is it a /b/ joke? ...It's a /b/ joke, isn't it?

*suddenly feels stupid*


There are a couple of jokes that I can see;
A while back, there was some jokes around were users would post a picture that said "you need a 4chan gold account to view this picture" with a comment such as "this is a sweet picture of a cat".
Sex and violence is just the nature of 4chan.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby BlackLotus » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:27 am UTC

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?

YOU F*CKING HURT MY BRAIN!!!
Please, someone, kill me (or him ... better him I still wanna live).

Awesome comic!Even thought I only get 2 different versions :/ (the german version + what ever the hell the circle is)
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Rork » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:31 am UTC

Lying in bed this morning I checked out the site (on iPhone Safari) and got the white tunnel. I was baffled, so I thought I'd check in the forums for someone more intellectual than me to give an explanation.

Which stopped after seeing the Portal Snake on Firefox 10 (I'm in the UK, surprised I didn't get the UK one) and reading the first few comments.

Mind = blown. (and an hour = blown going over all the comics here...)
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby JuEeHa » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:48 am UTC

I'm running OSX10.4.11/PPCwith Classic mode (Mac OS9.2.2) in Finland.

Camino 2.1.2: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28915864/Umwelt.png
Classilla 9.3:
-Javascript off: xkcd/1036
-Javascript on: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28915864/Umwelt-Classilla.png
Safari 4.1.3: Same as Classilla with javascript on.

Links2 displays xkcd/1036. iCab 3.0.5 doesn't show anything. Mosaic shows a strange symbol in place of every image.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby BlackSnowman » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:37 am UTC

antoku wrote:I'm on chrome in Tokyo, Japan and I get this:
http://imgur.com/gMggM.png


awww, you beat me to posting it XD
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby OP Tipping » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:39 am UTC

Here's what I see (when I maximise browser width: narrower browsers bring briefer versions). I am using Firefox and a Redhat clone.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Cousj001 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:21 pm UTC

I've tried all the browsers in the Linux Mint 11 repositories, and my location is UK.

Arora 0.12.0: White hole
Chromium 17.0.963.79: Turtle
Dooble 0.07: Lamp reviews
Epiphany 2.30.6: White Hole
Firefox 11.0: Snake. This maximises across two screens horizontally. No difference (I think) when stretched to four screens+ horizontally and 2 across vertically.
Google Chrome 18.0.1025.142: Turtle
Links 2.3pre1: Lamp reviews
Midori 0.4.0: White hole
Opera 11.61: White hole
rekonq 0.7.0: White hole
Seamonkey 2.0.13: White hole
Wine1.4 iexplore: White hole
wget 1.12: no image, parse error at line 97 when trying to view resulting file in a browser.

I've also tried it on my Kindle browser and got the white hole again.

Just looking through that list. That's a lot of browsers. And I installed all of them apart from Firefox, Chromium and wget just for this webcomic. Now which ones am I going to uninstall?
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Shidoshi » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:23 pm UTC

This whole scheme today is absolutely brilliant.
*slow claps*
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby kopapheliac » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:40 pm UTC

Using perl, curl or wget for http://xkcd.com/ gets the previous one with reviews, but the alt text still says umwelt.
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Not new exactly, but I haven't seen these http downloaders mentioned.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Rahdurai » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:56 pm UTC

From the BBC's 132.185/16 netblock:
This plugin requires clearance from the corporate press office in order to run.
Remember, report the news -- don't be the news.
Individual employees should never speak for the company without authorization.

Chrome: http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/acc885edbb728be73d20019728b1aa104dc5d3fa05a3e704a013206ca1b4de23.png
Firefox: http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/de0b090f939749128bb2b2d780eec1612f23eb3834aaa0fb66d882ef928d522f.png
IE8: http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/40b37294a37ab2d0052280bca5effa574d864d8178a95bbd42954ce07ba16df5.png
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Karilyn » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:01 pm UTC

Confound it. There needs to be one making fun of GA Tech students, so I can troll my GA Tech obsessed girlfriend. :twisted:
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby metalocalypse » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:15 pm UTC

No love for Indians?

This is what I get on Firefox:
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As you can see, even the Alt-Text is missing a line.

Opera and IE give me the "White Hole".

Also, are some of the comics new? Or is it just that I haven't seen/remember them?
Spoiler:
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