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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby JimsMaher » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:12 am UTC

MiffTheFox wrote:Fucking around with user agents in Chrome on Windows 7, Firefox gives me the snake, and Chrome gives me this:



(Although if you changed the hurricane one to be about tornados I'd forgive you.)

I just took this opportunity to try out FireFox Nightly (also for the Synaptics fix) and I now get the same comic, but for my state, where it does snow.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby cephalopod9 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:17 am UTC

In Arizona,
FireFox is the turtle (desert)
Chrome is the tunnel
And internet explorer has this:
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I think that one has some words that change.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby ygp » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:21 am UTC

With regard to the UK Firefox comic, isn't the worry about the current NHS reforms that it will reduce the effectiveness of the free healthcare in the UK? Also, how many posts are there so far on the comics' content, rather than the delivery system? I only counted a couple.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby plad » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:05 am UTC

Just for you:

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Patteroast » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:07 am UTC

ygp wrote:Also, how many posts are there so far on the comics' content, rather than the delivery system? I only counted a couple.

I got the Earthquake and Blizzard comic ("This is MINNESOTA!"), and I thought it was hilarious. Before I realized what was going on, I was going to send it to friends who live on the west coast. For reference: Windows 7, Firefox, Minnesota. Got the Aurora one with Chrome, and 2Quiet2Furious on IE.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby musashi1600 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:08 am UTC

Nyerguds wrote:Amazing. It even changes based on referrer; try following the link from the xkcd Wikipedia article.

Thereʻs an NSFW version of a guy taking a baseball bat to a beehive filled with some *unusual* bees for people from 4chan.

(Using the RefControl add-on for Firefox to experiment.)
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby bjornart » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:56 am UTC

Firefox in Norway gives me a slight variation on the snake comic. Opera and IE have the tunnel.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Envelope Generator » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:08 pm UTC

I'm using a browsers whom shall remain nameless, and this is quite spot on.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Sammus » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:08 pm UTC

Here in Australia (Wollongong, Windows 7 x64) I get the turtle in chrome, and the snake in ie32, ie64 and firefox, private and regular. Mobile or no.

The turtle strip didn't seem to change any once you could see the turtle on his back.

Though the snake panels vary a little. Some panels disappear and reappear or only appear at certain widths. I started cataloguing them all but got a bit bored, it gets quite repetitive incrementing your browser window pixel by pixel. I got about 30 snaps and still had a lot to go.

Fully zoomed out I believe you should see all the major middle panels: guy standing in the middle of snake coil with swollowed thing and squirrel in one panel, guy and girl and ring in one panel, and the guy riding the snake and portal in the 3rd panel. The ends are almost mirror images. The little panels are just bits of the above big ones, plus a small coil. I think. There could be some easter eggs in there somewhere. You seem to be able to get every combination of the above, except for the big coil with the guy in the middle of it I can only see at full width (may need to open separately to see the full thing):


I certainly got the joke after an hour of searching for new bits of snake: "I found a snake, but then I forgot to stop".
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Antior » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:09 pm UTC

A number of different ones appear here.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby antalg » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:12 pm UTC

So, in IE I get the tunnel one, in Firefox I get the Firefox private browsing error report and in Chrome i get the snake one (all these can already be found in the thread).

And for reference: Sweden.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Rhomphaia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:15 pm UTC

No update from uni.xkcd yet

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby jianmin » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:26 pm UTC

from reddit (via modifying referrers in FF Tamper Data add-on):

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby pedros » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:27 pm UTC

a little surprised no-one has mentioned the elephant in the snake, or are you all grown-ups?

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby herbicide » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:30 pm UTC

I'm in the UK. I get the 'I found a snake, but then I forgot to stop' one. In Firefox, at least. Zooming out, I get in total -

['I found a snake (etc)'][squirrel with nut; coil of snake with man standing inside like a paddling pool; undigested lump][diamond ring, besotted man; woman staring at snake][beret guy riding it; portals][a silent reprise of the first panel]


IE, Chrome and Opera all get the vortex.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Parvati » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:46 pm UTC

Also, I think Randal may have retroactively changed some things for location from previous comics.
I went to the "leopard" comic, and now when I click on it to go into the xkcd-wiki page, it's up side down, and has pictures of kangaroos on it. It didn't do that when I first saw the comic the day it came out.
I'm posting from Australia, by the way.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby TyeDyeHumps » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:55 pm UTC

I got the blizzard/earthquake comic in Chrome (Mine talked about Ohio...which I assume is because I'm in Ohio)

I got the vortex/hole/tunnel in IE

And I got the aurora comic in Firefox

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:03 pm UTC

Here in Georgia, on Firefox, Windows 7 Home, I get the snake one. With IE 9, I get the earthquake one, referencing Georgia, and then the snowstorm in the last panel.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby grapefruit1 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:16 pm UTC

Massachusetts, Chrome. I get the earthquake one with "This is Boston!".
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby BurningLed » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:16 pm UTC

Weird, I'm in Virginia and I get the Berlin Chairlift one, rather than the Hurricane > Earthquake one, which I think would be much more appropriate.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I run XP? Also, firefox. I'll try chrome/IE.

Edit: IE gives me the nondescript circular light, Chrome gives me an upside-down turtle comic.

Edit2: Scratch that, I refreshed and now it gives me the Hurricane > Earthquake one, tailored specifically to Virginia. Awesome!
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby arkie » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:19 pm UTC

Just because I haven't seen it posted yet: another Chrome plugin variation :)


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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby naurthal0 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:26 pm UTC

In Poland, I get the snake one in Chrome and the blade runner one in Firefox.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby MechR » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:31 pm UTC

Haha, awesome :D

In Chrome I get this:

In Firefox I get the snake one.

And in IE I get the too-quiet one:

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby sotanaht » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:40 pm UTC

Don't see it mentioned anywhere, but I'm getting a hurricane variant of the earthquake comic (as opposed to the blizzard) for North Carolina. On Chrome with W7.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby SolkaTruesilver » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:49 pm UTC

I'm in Montreal. The IE gives me the white vortex, Firefox gives me the Earthquake/Snowstorm In Ottawa variant (But the distance is in KM, no Miles! :P )

And Google Chrome gives me the Aurora Borealis not seen because hockey's on.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby TheLupineOne » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:52 pm UTC

Nothing particularly special for me:
Firefox: http://i.imgur.com/3u0CG.png
Chrome: http://i.imgur.com/l3Wyn.png
(shudder...) Internet Explorer: http://i.imgur.com/Drl9q.png

It amuses me that IE gets the short straw and the short comic.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby zerker2000 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:58 pm UTC

Variation on "too quiet": Image
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby MangoTux » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:07 pm UTC

I'm from Iowa, got this accurate comic.


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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby fieldafar » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:22 pm UTC

Win7 x64 user from Australia here.
On Chrome I got the 'snake' variation:
On Firefox I got 'shopping reviews':
On IE I got the "2quiet2furious' variation.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Grop » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:25 pm UTC

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


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

This is awesome.

(Also had the one about google "French military victories").

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby ZeroDivides » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:55 pm UTC

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


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

It's showing up for me using just base residential internet as well. This whole thing is delightful.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby siosilvar » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:58 pm UTC

MangoTux wrote:I'm from Iowa, got this accurate comic.


That's interesting. I'm in Nebraska, WinXP firefox, and I got the "Northern lights in Canada" with "It's cold out" as the response line (which is blatantly wrong; it's like 70 degrees outside and it's not even noon yet).
Internet Explorer gives me "has given up."

EDIT: Safari on the Mac downstairs gives me the broken plugin along with "There does not exist - nor could there ever exist - a plugin capable of displaying this content." No screenshot, sorry.

So does my Kindle Fire.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby addams » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:11 pm UTC

That is so amazing.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Andromeda321 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:14 pm UTC

A new one, spotted in the Netherlands-


This is for everything but Firefox (IE, iPhone, Chrome, etc), Firefox gives the snake one.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby stelei » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:15 pm UTC

I'm in Montreal, with an ISP based in Toronto. I run Windows 7 Home Edition. I got the following crop of comics:
- Firefox: Earthquake in Toronto, and six months later snow storm with only six kilometers left to go.
- Chrome: Aurora warning from CBC (hehe) that may be visible from "here", but hockey's on.
- Internet Explorer 9: I found a snake with all its easter eggs.


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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby GodP0w3r » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:33 pm UTC

Since I didnt see the full snake in the thread yet I've gone through all the trouble to register.
Here's what I see when I spread the browser out over two monitors:
... curse these forums, I cant use bbcode for URLs or images :?
Small version that I was going to embed before the forum went all FU: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/xkcd1037small.jpg/
Large version: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/201/xkcd1037.jpg/
If a mod can edit my post to include the img and/or URL tags feel free to.
Seen like this on Firefox, Netherlands, 2560px wide browser.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby algorerhythms » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:34 pm UTC

I'm a little disappointed. I opened the xkcd page, saw the earthquake comic specifically mentioning Oklahoma, and thought it was a reference to the earthquake we got back in November. Apparently, though, it isn't specific to a particular place and just inserts wherever you are. Oh well. At least we didn't get any snow this winter (last winter was a different story...)
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby silverpie » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:47 pm UTC

Chattanooga, TN on a Mac here (set to French). Safari has "nor could there ever exist a plugin"; Firefox gives the earthquake (blizzard variant, with "Tennessee" as the reference--a bit awkward, since some parts of Tennessee have had big quakes in the past).

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby NoodleIncident » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:55 pm UTC

Mac/Firefox: Aurora, CNN, it's cold out, widest view I've seen. Middle panel shrinks when I zoom in.
Mac/Safari: Earthquake, South Carolina, hurricane
Droid/Browser: Tunnel/White circle
Droid/Firefox: Short version of snake, couldn't find the zoom-out function. (Mobile firefox is the suck)

I love how half of the comics deal individually with this theme, too. The Aurora comic features two characters, both happy because of their different perceptions of the world. Everyone interacts with the snake in their own way; none perceives the whole, concerned only with the part they experience. (World snake allusion?) There is no way to understand how the turtle perceives reality; BHG's statement isn't falsifiable.

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