0751: "Swimsuit Issue"

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0751: "Swimsuit Issue"

Postby redoran » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:47 am UTC

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Alt text: "Parents: talk to your kids about popup blockers. Also, at some point, sex. But crucial fundamentals first!"

Modern desensitization = Tee-hee.

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Keldaran » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:47 am UTC

nice job randall this one cracked me up

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:48 am UTC

The good ol' "bots and the bugs" speech?

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0751: "Swimsuit Issue"

Postby s0merand0mdude » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:49 am UTC

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Alt: "Parents, talk to your kids about popup blockers. Also, at some point, sex. But crucial essentials first!"

Been there, done that. I typo'd youtube.com one time. *shudder*

EDIT: Shoot, missed it by a minute. Ah, well.
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0751: "Swimsuit Issue"

Postby wigglyworm91 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:49 am UTC

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http://www.xkcd.com/751/
Alt-text: "Parents: talk to your kids about popup blockers. Also, at some point, sex. But crucial fundamentals first!"

Of course, I, along with 50% of all other firefox users, use AdBlock Plus, so I never see that kind of stuff...unless I want to...
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Keldaran » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:50 am UTC

and merge!

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Keldaran » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:50 am UTC

and merged aswell!

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Duo Nox Sol » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:52 am UTC

That one really cracked me up. The modern generation is really desensitized (as you put it) to this kind of thing. Almost nothing can disturb us :D. The alt-text is great, as well. And, also, TH1R|) P0ST!? Just kidding, I'm too much like Hat Guy to be a troll :twisted:.
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby baltakatei » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:53 am UTC

No internet for my kids until they're...

... meh, I better just explain my social morals on sex and let let them think for themselves.

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby 10nitro » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:00 am UTC

True story: I'm rooming with Andrew and Michael on a robotics trip:

*Andrew comes out of his room in the hotel* (our team managed to get hotel rooms with separate rooms. How awesome is that?)
Michael: What were you doing in there for several hours? Watching porn?
Me: Nah, the wifi here's too slow for that. He can't have been.
Michael: I haven't been on yet, let me see.
*Michael takes my laptop, and attempts to go to google.com, however in his hast his left hand was down a row on the keyboard.*
Luke: See, the page isn't loading. Now close that window before it does.
Andrew: I was on SparkFun.
Me: So you were fapping!
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Benson » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:13 am UTC

10nitro wrote:*Michael takes my laptop, and attempts to go to google.com, however in his hast his left hand was down a row on the keyboard.*
Luke: See, the page isn't loading. Now close that window before it does.

Um, that'd be "boobld. om" -- the space will make most browsers do a search, I think? If he typed, say, "booble.com", then it wasn't an accident, it was muscle memory.

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby hrasdt » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:30 am UTC

Would surfing without a popup blocker be like having casual sex with everyone who walked past your house?
Of course, real browsers have built-in popup blocking. (typed that as pope blocking, but that would be useful too)

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby mszegedy » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:38 am UTC

I dunno. I mostly only get credit card scams and the occasional find-a-mate website in my popups.

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby skine » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:41 am UTC

If my children don't know how to use AdAware, NoScript and condoms by the time they hit puberty, then I'll consider myself a failed parent.

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby 10nitro » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:05 am UTC

Benson wrote:
10nitro wrote:*Michael takes my laptop, and attempts to go to google.com, however in his hast his left hand was down a row on the keyboard.*
Luke: See, the page isn't loading. Now close that window before it does.

Um, that'd be "boobld. om" -- the space will make most browsers do a search, I think? If he typed, say, "booble.com", then it wasn't an accident, it was muscle memory.

Perhaps. I may also be willing to revise my story to that his hand was at an angle; he hadn't fully put has arms in position. I'm trying that now, it's pretty plausible.

Also, ``boobld. om'' does make FF3 do a search, but it's not the space that does it; it's that it can't identify a hostname in that. Otherwise, Firefox would just silently replace the space with a ``%20''.
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby oracle989 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:16 am UTC

10nitro wrote:True story: I'm rooming with Andrew and Michael on a robotics trip:

[story]


Somewhat similar. A group of us on the train headed back from an FBLA conference, the rest of the car has a ton of Girl Scouts (ages 5 to 10). Names redacted, quotes probably not exact.

N: "Dude. Check out all that JB."

Later on, A vanishes to the bathroom for a while.

B: "Man, taking him a long time in there..."
N: "Probably fapping. B, bring him some JB."
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby makaveli » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:26 am UTC

Ever find your little brother like one folder away from your deeply hidden porn stash? how do they get there?

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Phaden » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:50 am UTC

"wow its like the evony ads, but they have clothes on!"

And @makaveli, I think it is animal instinct... they are scary good at that kind of thing

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Mo6eB » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:42 am UTC

I predict future men will be aroused more by women with their clothes on, rather than off.
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Reificule » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:07 am UTC

skine wrote:If my children don't know how to use AdAware, NoScript and condoms by the time they hit puberty, then I'll consider myself a failed parent.


skine. You made my day!

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Svix » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:15 am UTC

So hilariously true XD

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Mr. Burke » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:25 am UTC

makaveli wrote:Ever find your little brother like one folder away from your deeply hidden porn stash? how do they get there?
Per the “folder up” command from your deeply hidden porn stash?

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby RabbitWho » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:49 am UTC

If you read this comic in 1995, what would you have assumed a pop-up blocker was?

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby tagno25 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:07 am UTC

RabbitWho wrote:If you read this comic in 1995, what would you have assumed a pop-up blocker was?

Something that blocks access to popup books?

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Plasma Man » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:14 am UTC

Or maybe something for your car. "Does your car suffer from sudden pop-up at inconvenient moments? Then try new pop-up blocker from Acme Co. Guaranteed to reduce incidence of popping up."
Reading that back I just realised that car could be replaced with penis. I wonder if there would be a niche for a product that prevents embarassing inadvertent erections. Maybe for teenage boys around exam time.

Anyway, I really liked this one and it got a laugh out of me.
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby spekkeh » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:50 am UTC

Great comic, and oh so true. Will I get lynched by the angry forum mob if I really want a facebook 'like' button for this?

Regarding desensitization, a while ago it was on the news that Belgian railway personnel operating the tracks were having sex orgies at work. And these orgies could well have been the reason they were not paying attention the day two trains crashed into each other, killing 20 people. I couldn't stop laughing and wanted to apply for a job at the railways. Interwebs, I want my morals back!

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby mikekearn » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:00 am UTC

Glad to see that xkcd is staying classy as always. :lol:

It really is amazing to see how desensitized kids are these days. I'm only 22 and I feel like an old man when I pick up any of my younger sisters from middle school, hearing the other kids dropping f-bombs and the like. I didn't do that until at least high school!
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Steax » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:33 am UTC

makaveli wrote:Ever find your little brother like one folder away from your deeply hidden porn stash? how do they get there?


I've noticed (by watching people snoop around computers) several methods to find these deeply hidden stashes:
  • The "Recent Documents" list
  • Browser history, leading to filenames which can then be searched
  • Browser download history
  • Media player history
  • Search for large files; they're either movies or.. movies
  • Most are hidden under folders either named "New Folder" or something like "archives", "system information", or "school stuff"

And when they're one folder away, that means you need to practice sneaking up on your brother. He heard you coming and hit 'folder up' in time.
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Jez » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:35 am UTC

:lol: pop-up blockers aren't gonna save you though, you need full ad blockers.

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby thunderkatz » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:56 am UTC

I think it's the "gosh" that really makes this comic.

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Typhi » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:07 am UTC

Is it just me that thinks it's supposed to be Swimsuit Edition*?

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Lioness » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:45 am UTC

I've seen BF's sister accidentally stumble upon her father's stash. She was looking in his USB for her homework, found a hidden folder, clicked on it and said "I wonder what's in here?". Shocked little 11-year old.

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Kain » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:58 am UTC

Just a helpful hint: lets say you decide to save a bunch of morally questionable pictures to some folder on your computer: it is highly advisable that you then save something completely innocent to a completely different area of the computer, lest your little sister goes to open a document and the first place it checks is said questionable folder... <- embarrassing
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby BioTube » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:00 pm UTC

This is why you should use some form of Unix: if your kid brother finds your porn stash, all he gets is "permission denied".
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Balesk Baj, Timeburner » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:06 pm UTC

I once had a classmate when I was 10 or 11 that saved some "questionable movies" on his cellphone and his friends view them during lunch breaks...

Also, the only pop-ups I see are torrent or Game ROM websites and those ads about moving wallpapers. Although I had already seen the Evony ads once while I was searching on the Magic: the Gathering's old Gatherer.
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Steax » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:31 pm UTC

I think the scariest bit is that the kid knows the term "double penetrating". Where'd he get that from?

I wonder what happens if someone writes a program than randomly crawls the net and counts how many sites he visits before he gets an inevitable popup...
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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby janhe » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:37 pm UTC

spekkeh wrote:Regarding desensitization, a while ago it was on the news that Belgian railway personnel operating the tracks were having sex orgies at work. And these orgies could well have been the reason they were not paying attention the day two trains crashed into each other, killing 20 people. I couldn't stop laughing and wanted to apply for a job at the railways. Interwebs, I want my morals back!


The way I recall it, it were firemen in one of Belgium's big cities who did the orgy. The mayor had started an investigation to see if any kittens had been sitting in the trees longer than needed. My reaction to the news was "meh, as long noone died"

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Pxtl » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:57 pm UTC

My kids are going to grow up in a _very_ weird world.

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Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Postby Ephemeron » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:24 pm UTC

Kain wrote:Just a helpful hint: lets say you decide to save a bunch of morally questionable pictures to some folder on your computer: it is highly advisable that you then save something completely innocent to a completely different area of the computer, lest your little sister goes to open a document and the first place it checks is said questionable folder... <- embarrassing


If you really need to hide something on a computer, do it this way. Put the secret files in a zip folder, then change the extension of the zip folder to something like .jpg or .doc. That way it will appear as just another file. When you need it again, change it back. This works on huge folders without disturbing the subfolder structure. The option to make file extensions visible is under folder options. The file will appear broken when you try and open it, but you knew that already.


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