0624: "Branding"

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby philsov » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:23 pm UTC

dammit, I came to the fora to spare myself the trip to google. Looks like I get to be the guy.

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby civver » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:10 pm UTC

Is this real? I haven't been going on the web without Adblock and NoScript lately.
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby usernamesstink » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:14 pm UTC

Ithica wrote:You know what? If you've never heard of the web-based hosting service for projects that use the Git revision control system known as 'GitHub' don't even bother reading today's strip.

We don't need your kind here.


I really thought this post was pretty full of win and am saddend that it only got a "whoosh" response....read up on your old xkcds people.

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Armadillo Al » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:25 pm UTC

BioTube wrote:Life without AdBlock? Is there such a thing?


And here I thought I was the only one whose response to this comic was "Wait, you can browse without AdBlock?".
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby phillipsjk » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:38 pm UTC

I run without adbolck. If I see a full-screen Javascript-driven Ad obscuring the content, I immediately close the window/tab hoping they track that kind of thing.

I don't see a lot of pornographic ads. That could be because I don't have Flash installed. If I want to go to a site that requires flash, I log into a different user account that does have it installed. That conveniently gets around web-site "agreements" telling you not to block their ads: You aren't blocking the ad if you never got around to installing a specific proprietary plug-in!
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby SocialSceneRepairman » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:38 pm UTC

Squid Tamer wrote:"Click here for the WoW for gays!"


Proudmoore?

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby LuNatic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:25 pm UTC

Squid Tamer wrote:"Click here for the WoW for gays!"


Wait, you mean the current one... Oh!
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby SirMustapha » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:35 pm UTC

I think this comic would have been far, far better if, for example, those "ads" were shown overlaid on drawings of actual websites. I think that guy browsing and making aside comments is completely unnecessary and annoying.

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Steve the Pocket » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:15 pm UTC

I don't use AdBlock, because then I can identify which webmasters let annoying or browser-manipulating ads onto their sites, and send them nasty messages about it. Sometimes they actually do care and just happen to be signed up with a less reputable ad provider. Most of the people who don't ... well, I tend not to spend a lot of time on those kinds of sites. I would not want an Internet where every single site expects me to fork my money directly over to them before I even know what's on it. At least with pay TV you only pay one fee a month that covers everything.

EDIT: Plus it lets me catch amusing things like this:

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby TheGuyWithTheHat » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:17 pm UTC

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby scalziand » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:37 pm UTC

Google trends results for github:
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Ekko » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:07 pm UTC

krynd wrote:<snip> and advertising will slowly go the way of the dinosaur**.

You mean they'll turn into birds? That's so cool!

(see, "go the way of the dodo" works because dodos didn't really evolve into anything significant and simply died off. "Go the way of the dinosaur" would imply that advertising would evolve into something more advanced.)

Whee! Big gap between comment and response!

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby ryan » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:17 pm UTC

howlingfrog wrote:<thetodd>I'd like to Git her hub!</thetodd>


Git 'er? I 'ardly know 'er! *ducks*

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Iridos » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:31 pm UTC

Actually already "Google Reader for S&M" got a bit of the "... wait.. what?" from me.
Guess now I'll try to figure all day what lesbians actually DO on a github for lesbians....
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby miquelfire » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:32 pm UTC

For me, I knew about git and github, but I never understood the point in using it over something else. I'm an SVN man.

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby darmok32x » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:11 pm UTC

Why is it assumed that if a site is "for lesbians", it's a porn site?

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:23 pm UTC

It's like Drupal for Erectile Disfunction!
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby TheGirlWhoStoleTheHat » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:23 pm UTC

darmok32x wrote:Why is it assumed that if a site is "for lesbians", it's a porn site?


If the audience's sexual orientation matters in the slightest, the content is probably sexual.
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Sarda » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:32 pm UTC

As another site mash-up, Sexplosm has been the topic of choice every so often in #xkcd. It's not registered :D
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Max2009 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:43 pm UTC

More site mash up:
G-spot Mail
or better yet, G-spot Chat
/b/4chan (don't need to change anything in that one)
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby EnigmaCurry » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:48 pm UTC

Comment thread seen on Github for Lesbians:

Dude : Hey baby, I like your code, I can't commit to you right now, but how 'bout a pull request?

Lesbian : I don't branch that way. If you blame me, I'll make sure to reset your --hard HEAD~1

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Raptor Jesus » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:33 pm UTC

Ik right, I love adblock! My first rgoomh
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Zylon » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:11 pm UTC

usernamesstink wrote:
Ithica wrote:You know what? If you've never heard of the web-based hosting service for projects that use the Git revision control system known as 'GitHub' don't even bother reading today's strip.

We don't need your kind here.


I really thought this post was pretty full of win and am saddend that it only got a "whoosh" response....read up on your old xkcds people.

You were wrong. That post is from the latest nimrod who registered only to troll, and as such, is full only of FAIL, not win. It's a testament to XKCD's fan base that only one person fell for it and fed the troll.

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby soren121 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:28 pm UTC

Rehio wrote:
howlingfrog wrote:<thetodd>I'd like to Git her hub!</thetodd>


Awesome post five!


Haha. Gotta love The Todd. Awesome reference five!

Though the real question here is, why do lesbians need a seperate Github? :lol:
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby compro01 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:59 pm UTC

LuNatic wrote:
Squid Tamer wrote:"Click here for the WoW for gays!"


Wait, you mean the current one... Oh!


No, WoW4G has blood elves as the only playable race.

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Rosa » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:11 pm UTC

Gives "Ruby on Rails" a whole new meaning.

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby krynd » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:22 pm UTC

Ekko wrote:
krynd wrote:<snip> and advertising will slowly go the way of the dinosaur**.

You mean they'll turn into birds? That's so cool!

(see, "go the way of the dodo" works because dodos didn't really evolve into anything significant and simply died off. "Go the way of the dinosaur" would imply that advertising would evolve into something more advanced.)

Whee! Big gap between comment and response!

Cliché Fail! Both phrases mean the same thing. I chose my phrase because I was going for the (rather obvious IMO) raptor reference.

Since I have to do this myself:
"... and advertising will go the way of the dinosaur".
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"No, I mean it will become so fearsome, Randall will instictively evaluate any building he enters according to its 'potential use as shelter in case of a raptor ad attack'"

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Faranya » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:12 am UTC

Ekko wrote:see, "go the way of the dodo" works because dodos didn't really evolve into anything significant and simply died off. "Go the way of the dinosaur" would imply that advertising would evolve into something more advanced.


But it would become something more advanced. People are not just going to stop trying to spread the word about their product.
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby SocialSceneRepairman » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:04 am UTC

So VHS went the way of the dinosaur, and the Macarena went the way of the dodo?

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Vanguard » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:01 am UTC

It would help if I knew what GITHUB was.
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Faranya » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:11 am UTC

SocialSceneRepairman wrote:So VHS went the way of the dinosaur, and the Macarena went the way of the dodo?


I dunno. Can you think of any other annoying dance fad that has occured since?
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby mattcoz » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:56 am UTC

Hot girl on girl forking.

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Platypodes » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:45 am UTC

Zylon wrote:
usernamesstink wrote:
Ithica wrote:You know what? If you've never heard of the web-based hosting service for projects that use the Git revision control system known as 'GitHub' don't even bother reading today's strip.

We don't need your kind here.


I really thought this post was pretty full of win and am saddend that it only got a "whoosh" response....read up on your old xkcds people.

You were wrong. That post is from the latest nimrod who registered only to troll, and as such, is full only of FAIL, not win. It's a testament to XKCD's fan base that only one person fell for it and fed the troll.

I don't see any trolling going on. How does Ithica's post stir up trouble or cause offense? It just looks like a friendly joke on http://xkcd.com/50/ to me. I thought it was funny.
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby markfiend » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:42 am UTC

I hear that code on "github for lesbians" is released under the BDSM license. It's one of the more restrictive ones out there...
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby audiodude » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:26 am UTC

You see, there's YouPorn.

Then there's PornTube.

I don't know why someone doesn't just cut out the middle man: PornPorn

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby Chrisfs » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:02 am UTC

Github for Lesbians,
Hey I really want to fork you??

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:30 pm UTC

markfiend wrote:I hear that code on "github for lesbians" is released under the BDSM license. It's one of the more restrictive ones out there...


Actually, it's pretty easy to get out of it if you know the safe word.
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby markfiend » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:56 pm UTC

neoliminal wrote:
markfiend wrote:I hear that code on "github for lesbians" is released under the BDSM license. It's one of the more restrictive ones out there...


Actually, it's pretty easy to get out of it if you know the safe word.

:lol:
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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby lihan161051 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:23 pm UTC

krynd wrote:... whereas 99% of the people I know who aren't online at least once in a while have a massive freakout and start screaming "virus!!!" as soon as they see even the slightest ad.


This is why I think ads designed to look like system alert dialogs aren't fair, and on a certain level, mean and kind of cruel. And yet, the way people react to them when they do trigger the freakout is funny, in a shameful sort of way.

(When they're designed to look like Windows system alert dialogs, and the person freaking out is using a Mac, the funny and the shame of the funny are an order of magnitude greater. "Scroll down in your browser, ma'am .. [30 minutes of struggling with end user's comprehension of scroll bar omitted] .. is the window there now?" "Oh, no it isn't" .. ::facepalm::)

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Re: "Branding" Discussion

Postby lihan161051 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:29 pm UTC

markfiend wrote:I hear that code on "github for lesbians" is released under the BDSM license. It's one of the more restrictive ones out there...


And the permissions handling is a bit more .. interesting .. than with most others.


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