1037: "Umwelt"

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby jakelin » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:59 pm UTC

Andromeda321 wrote:A new one, spotted in the Netherlands-

Darn it I was feeling all special for seeing one no one had mentioned! I opened the page and got this and was like hm another pretty one too bad there's nothing for April fools only to go to the forum (to find out the alt text (I'm on an iPhone).
Also got the earthquake one, which I thought was earllly specific beig an
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Vanzetti » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:04 pm UTC

In Israel I get the same hebrew comic no matter which browser...
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Soliloquy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:07 pm UTC

Looks like they've got one specifically for Las Vegas.

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I've also got a variation on the puzzle piece one in Opera that I can sympathize with. (Yes, I downloaded Opera just for this comic).

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby gaby426 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:17 pm UTC

I am temporarily in Paris (France) but I'm from Montreal (Canada), it may explain why I have the Solar Storm causing lights over Canada in Internet Explorer, with the "It's cold out" answer.
I also have the turtoise-in-the-desert board in Firefox, but no turtoise in the last panel.

At last but not at least, I have a new one to offer that I got in Chrome :
http://i.imgur.com/Iz8Su.jpg
And the alt-text is only : Umwelt is the idea that because their senses pick up on different things, different animals in the same ecosystem actually inhabit very different worlds.

For those who wants each panel :
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/d67af5c5869732bd7b3624e8eca5c7127bc0a61b91b763e2d611e28bf4f0bb09.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/894dee4cd7e60a9b659f7cdc70b2d646141aa0898322035ff737f2df7019b1ec.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/33cc5ceaabbe4638808dbc45495df441c11eaef6a98c24064fe67d4213a472ad.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/50250cf38a7562ad40dd105c706f0f983565c39008159db1484da1148ce3ebfd.png
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby jkp1187 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:29 pm UTC

From an anonymous proxy server....


http://www.flickr.com/photos/48856068@N00/6889381652/in/photostream/lightbox/
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Misnomer » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:30 pm UTC

Just clicked through from Xkcd's facebook page and got this:
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby algorerhythms » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:31 pm UTC

It would be even more fitting if the Oklahoma earthquake one had a tornado instead of a blizzard.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby chrynelson » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:46 pm UTC

Sadness, Dallas' doesn't really work! I got the "HOLY CRAP IT'S AN EARTHQUAKE!"-"I guess we grow up tougher in California."-SNOW!! comic... but Dallas really doesn't do snow. Or on the occassion that it does happen, we PANIC! Dallas has INCREDIBLY HOT SUMMERS and, if you must, tonadoes.

That aside, this is a great April Fool's idea!
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby SpringLoaded12 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:47 pm UTC

I see the northern lights one, which is my favorite so far (New England, Windows 7 Home, Firefox 11, no referrer). It's a good message. That girl had better suck it up; New England is "cold out" from October through April.

This is pretty nifty. I'm interested in seeing the scripts that make this work, especially with the dynamic strips such as the earthquake one (unless there's just a different image of that for each state?).
Also, it'd be nice to see all the strips laid out on one page with a description of what determines which one you get. Maybe Randall will provide that on the blag tomorrow?

Soliloquy wrote:Looks like they've got one specifically for Las Vegas.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Dorp » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:53 pm UTC

Not only did Randall remember that Alaska is a real place where people live, he gave us a helicopter-hunting wolf-riding badass while all the rest of you got silly comics about snakes and turtles. Randall knows where the real men live.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Hebes » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:57 pm UTC

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

http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/f86afa98e07d9e6cfbb1cbf7f6550dacf0ac61a056dc2435ec0e639c99f52d15.png
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby redstart » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:09 pm UTC

YttriumOx wrote:Here in Germany, with both Firefox 11.0 and Chrome 18.0 on MacOS X 10.6, I get this image:
Umwelt-Germany.png

The alt text is: "Umwelt is the idea that because their senses pick up on different things, different animals in the same ecosystem actually live in very different worlds."

With Safari 5.1.4 on the same system, I get that black one with the white circle that others have already posted. The alt text is the same as above, but with "Everything about you shapes the world you inhabit--from your ideology to your glasses prescription to your web browser" appended. Note this is slightly different to the one about browser window size.


I got this same one in central Virginia with Firefox 11.0, which is why I didn't get that there was anything funny going on at first... no idea what this has to do with my location.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby jwred5 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:11 pm UTC

Got the Aurora one, but the first panel shows the guy saying "...visible even here in Oregon." Good to know someone out there realizes our state didn't die of dysentery!
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby ammy55 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:14 pm UTC

Arizona here, i feel so left out c-can Randal just not draw a dust storm?
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby AislinKageno » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:20 pm UTC

I'm located in Washington DC, and I get a comic similar to the earthquake/blizzard one, but the last panel is changed to refer to hurricanes. Accessing from Firefox 11 on Windows 7.

Umwelt.png


Edit: Also, I get the Lincoln-nanobot one when I open the site in IE9.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Marslyr » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:29 pm UTC

I'm at the University of Massachusetts, and we have a variation of a previous one with an abbreviated school name!
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby FormicaArchonis » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:39 pm UTC

I ran through my older browsers on my older boxes, including three Netscapes, and I hit this one:

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Which is funny because that was the one browser on that machine that wasn't Netscape. I must've twerked the user-agent at some point.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby CALL-198 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:40 pm UTC

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby solobutterfly » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:45 pm UTC

My mind, it is blown. I can't even fathom how long it took to set up all those variations of variations of comics. I'm definitely going to have to keep my eye on that google docs and hope there's a somewhat organized way of seeing all the possible iterations at some point. This is just COOL. :shock:
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Sgore » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:52 pm UTC

SUNY Albany student, but not currently on campus right now.
Anyone able to tell if they've got anything special for over there?
(We did kind of make national news for some embarrassingly destructive St. Patrick's Day partying incidents last year, and there's some neat nanotech research going on around here, but outside of that I can't think of anything he'd pick to make a specific comic about for us so I doubt he did...unless he combined the two somehow...)
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby TheLupineOne » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:57 pm UTC

Can anyone try looking at XKCD on their mobile phone browers, game console browsers, and handheld console browsers?
Edit: on my 2.1 Android, I get the "white hole" comic.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby ahammel » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:57 pm UTC

I get the black portal thing with both Conkeror and Konqueror* on Fedora, which leads me to speculate that this is the "what the hell browser are you running?" comic.

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Colin OOOD » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:04 pm UTC

Vanzetti wrote:In Israel I get the same hebrew comic no matter which browser...

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Sgt.Artemis » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:05 pm UTC

Fantastic comic(s?). A lot of time must've been put in to making this work.

For reference, Windows 7 x64, Sweden.
Chrome gets me the Snake one.
IE gets me the baclk one with a white centre
Safari on my iPhone gets me the black one with s white centre.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby neo cassady » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:13 pm UTC

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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby bluejello » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:19 pm UTC

Ubuntu 10.04 with opera gets me the white hole thing, and firefox gets me the snake comic. m.xkcd.com does not have this. Now to try it on my wii.
The wii got nothing, as in no image loaded.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Tyrannosaur » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:22 pm UTC

One of the most amazing comics ever! Although it is irking my ocd-- I want to see all of them! :( haha.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby AndyHat » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:22 pm UTC

On my Verizon phone over 3G: <img src="http://i.imgur.com/SecB9.jpg">

Over WiFi it gets the same comics as IE.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby pyronius » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:24 pm UTC

Holy shit guys! It also changes if you view it on acid!

How did he do that!?
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby AislinKageno » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:25 pm UTC

Tyrannosaur wrote:One of the most amazing comics ever! Although it is irking my ocd-- I want to see all of them! :( haha.


You and me both, friend. I hope Randall comes out with an archive of all the comics after April Fool's is over.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby scifiknitter » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:27 pm UTC

The Safari picture is just another point of view. This time from the inside. :wink:
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby algorerhythms » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:29 pm UTC

I think Randall must be reading this thread, because the Oklahoma earthquake comic just changed to a tornado. Awesome!
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby AislinKageno » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:35 pm UTC

algorerhythms wrote:I think Randall must be reading this thread, because the Oklahoma earthquake comic just changed to a tornado. Awesome!


*gazes up at the heavens* Dear Randall, if you're watching... Still holding out for that post-Fool's archive!

Also, speaking of post-Fool's, know what gag I liked the most? 90's Geocities xkcd. <3 That was a fun year.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby project2051 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:35 pm UTC

I got the "too quite" one on Firefox, the "ring" white hole on IE. So I thought I would try my Kindle (keyboard) at first I got the first half of the snake one, then it changed to a plugin warning one, which read:
"This plugin requires clearance from the corporate press office in order to run" "Remember amazon is a team; individual employees should never speak for the company without authorization."
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby acrooks » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:38 pm UTC

Here is a compilation of comics so far.

http://www.reddit.com/r/xkcd/comments/rnpym/xkcd_umwelt_nonpermalink/c479h3s
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Envelope Generator » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:43 pm UTC

I tried on Dillo and got a segfault. Awesome. How did he do that?
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby JetstreamGW » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:51 pm UTC

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

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XKCD. IT DOESN'T SNOW IN ALABAMA.

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


Christ, I can't figure out how to get mine out of the source. It's only showing me the source for 1036.

Mine's like yours, but it says TEXAS instead of Alabama and has a Tornado. Firefox, Austin, TX.

algorerhythms wrote:I think Randall must be reading this thread, because the Oklahoma earthquake comic just changed to a tornado. Awesome!


yeah, I have this one, talking about Texas.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Drooling Iguana » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:51 pm UTC

killminusnine wrote:Chicago, chrome:

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I got the same one (Firefox,) but it said Toronto instead of Illinois, and "six more kilometres" instead of "three more miles."

Thing is, we got a pretty tame winter in Toronto this year, with barely any snow.

Also, the second panel shrinks and grows depending on the size of your browser window. Get it small enough and you only see the guy, with the girl's dialogue coming from off-panel (and the balloon-lines changed to reflect this.)

When I view the site on my Android phone (Galaxy S, Froyo,) I get the snake comic.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby EnigmaMTC » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:00 pm UTC

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Got this one on safari.
widening the window gets this.
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Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Postby Qaanol » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:01 pm UTC

Here are all the panels I’ve gotten so far in Maine, in no particular order:

Chrome:
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Firefox:
Spoiler:
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Netscape:
Spoiler:
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Everything else I’ve tried:
Spoiler:
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