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(XKCD)   XKCD's wonderful, subtle tribute to Steve Jobs   (xkcd.com) divider line 206
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2011-10-06 01:21:34 PM

Kar98: Mambo Bananapatch: As a non-Apple devotee, I don't get it. Is it a Mac icon?

The equivalent of the spinning hourglass in Windows.

Took me a moment to remember that I'm actually on my Windows 7 netbook and not on my Mac mini.


Also the equivalent of a BSOD when it doesn't stop, known as the Beach Ball of Death.
 
2011-10-06 01:22:31 PM

Big Man On Campus: karlandtanya: Avonmore: Abstruse

XKCD is clever and I do laugh at it often, but I dont understand the fanboism. There's a lot of geek comics that are better at the humor than XKCD. I will confess that XKCD is the most high-brow of the bunch, but that doesn't make it the best.

www.smbc-comics.com
www.thedoghousediaries.com


Yeah, I wasn't trying to say anything about the relative quality of the two strips in general, I just thought that the XKCD tribute to Jobs was better than the Abstruse Goose one.
 
2011-10-06 01:25:39 PM

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Dave Thomas died??


FEAR NOT CITIZEN, I am alive and well!

www.wchstv.com
 
2011-10-06 01:26:09 PM

Gaseous Anomaly:
I'd imagine it's difficult to buy anything at all that doesn't have at least some Third-World-sweatshop taint.


Surprisingly difficult, even when you go back to finding the raw materials to build your own version of something from scratch. You come down to chossing which vendor is the lessor of the evils.
 
2011-10-06 01:26:35 PM
Strangely/amusingly/stupidly, if you're using the XKCD app on the iPad, the cleverness is lost since the app doesn't support animated gifs...
 
2011-10-06 01:27:10 PM

Big Man On Campus: karlandtanya: Avonmore: Abstruse

I believe this is the comic you were looking for?
[abstrusegoose.com image 640x487]

XKCD is clever and I do laugh at it often, but I dont understand the fanboism. There's a lot of geek comics that are better at the humor than XKCD. I will confess that XKCD is the most high-brow of the bunch, but that doesn't make it the best.

www.smbc-comics.com
www.thedoghousediaries.com


Just because it's on the Internet does not make it a geek comic.
 
2011-10-06 01:27:44 PM
It's sad the guy died and all, but this farking worship is kind of sickening.
 
2011-10-06 01:32:07 PM
Nine Inch Nails did a better tribute with their song called Heresy.

Jobs' products werent the problem, but all the secrecy and cultish nature of their company and end users are the problem. Let that die with Jobs.


/Your idol is dead
//and only zealots care
//since there is a Hell
///send the zeal there
////(yes, it's paraphrased - sosumi)
 
2011-10-06 01:32:13 PM

Treygreen13: And it was the first time anyone on Fark mourned the death of a CEO.


Wait until Warren Buffet dies and you'll see a real freak-out.
 
2011-10-06 01:32:37 PM
www.csse.monash.edu.au
My MAC has a sad.
 
2011-10-06 01:33:40 PM

SPLAMM: [www.csse.monash.edu.au image 297x234]
My MAC has a sad.


So, we're still calling it a "MAC," huh?
 
2011-10-06 01:34:40 PM
In the early eighties, when I got out of school, I worked at a wafer fab for a company that made Atari game chips.

I was the only guy in my department with a desktop computer (everything was done through terminals and the mainframe).

I was the only one who knew how to operate the Apple II+ machine. At that point in time even people who were manufacturing the chips didn't know how to use this new...thing.

I ran VisiCalc on that machine. 5-1/4" floppy disks. A: drive. B: drive. No C: drive at all.
You had to write out a formula to make it add and subtract on the spreadsheet.

It wasn't pretty - it was the most beautiful thing in the world.

Eventually I got dragged into the MicroSoft world, like all business drones. But I remember.

Rest in peace, Steve. The early days were great.

/csb
 
2011-10-06 01:39:39 PM

jimibrooks: I heard this quote on the way to work: Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. I do believe he changed my life today. Seriously. But not too much--I still came to work.


That's part of a speech he delivered at Stanford. Just heard a good 30 seconds of it on the radio myself.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.


(Full text here (new window).)

Good outlook.
 
2011-10-06 01:40:54 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Treygreen13: And it was the first time anyone on Fark mourned the death of a CEO.

Wait until Warren Buffet dies and you'll see a real freak-out.


Wait until the Benedict Arnolds of Bentonville die - the Walton family - then you can loudly celebrate the end of the most un-American family around. Preferably if someone hastens their death.
 
2011-10-06 01:41:25 PM
jeez.

give me more tears. I feast on the nectar of your salty eye leakage.

/you have a mac
//and an iphone
///and an ipod
////you're awesome
 
2011-10-06 01:49:19 PM

Smiths: jeez.

give me more tears. I feast on the nectar of your salty eye leakage.

/you have a mac
//and an iphone
///and an ipod
////you're awesome


I have a Telecaster. Wait...wrong thread?
 
2011-10-06 01:50:06 PM

fappomatic: OK so Steve Jobs kicked-it. That's sad because a fellow human being died the same horribly slow death as my father. But Steve Jobs wasn't (as far as I know) my father so....let's all show our respect quietly. With dignity. No mass hysteria.

I swear, if Matt Lauer does his smarmy bullshiat sad puppy face again, I'll be the guy behind them unrinating on the studio window.

I normally don't give a shiat how hysterical the public is but when my 13yr old calls me, almost in tears..... "son, who is your father? Me. Right. Did I croak? No. Did Steve send you birthday emails and post on your Facebook every day? Did he invite you to be on the evaluiation committee for the next iAnything? No? OK...see where dear ol' Dad is going with this?"


You're an ass. "How dare you show emotion for anyone other than ME?!?!?!?!!"
 
2011-10-06 01:50:33 PM
I'm impressed at the level of jealousy for Jobs shown in this thread so far,
 
2011-10-06 01:52:32 PM

IronOcelot: I'm impressed at the level of jealousy for Jobs shown in this thread so far,


is it jealousy for Jobs or sadness that this is some nerd Garcia/Cobain festival?

I'm showing more disappointment in people. Dude's dead. Great businessman. Yay him.

but to be all like "I am crying because of this"?

Get a life, tweeters. Go dance at the Jefferson Memorial or something.
 
2011-10-06 01:53:42 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2011-10-06 01:54:35 PM

theknuckler_33: It's sad the guy died and all, but this farking worship is kind of sickening.


Not sure if THIS, but understood given all the misdeeds of Apple.

/Typed from my Thinkpad
//The quiet, well-performing black monolith
///More maintenance friendly than your Macbook Pro
 
2011-10-06 01:55:19 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2011-10-06 01:56:15 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2011-10-06 01:57:35 PM

probesport: Ben Enya: You didn't see people blowing their load like this when Dave from Wendy's died.

The Spicy Chicken Sandwich continues, the legacy lives on.


The spice must flow!
 
2011-10-06 01:59:34 PM
I guess the two white people are the only ones who can afford a Mac product?


/looks in mirror
 
2011-10-06 02:00:14 PM

trappedspirit: Corporate greed must end now! But Apple's products are just tooo key-ute to stay mad at.


That about sums up the Hipster - Apple relationship. It will be interesting to see how well they survive without the infamous Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in play.
 
2011-10-06 02:02:58 PM

Smiths: [i.imgur.com image 400x301]


Kind of hard to get reception in the hereafter, much less a tower. Not even an iSatphone will reach him.
 
2011-10-06 02:03:36 PM

pkellmey: Big Man On Campus: karlandtanya: Avonmore: Abstruse

I believe this is the comic you were looking for?
[abstrusegoose.com image 640x487]

XKCD is clever and I do laugh at it often, but I dont understand the fanboism. There's a lot of geek comics that are better at the humor than XKCD. I will confess that XKCD is the most high-brow of the bunch, but that doesn't make it the best.

www.smbc-comics.com
www.thedoghousediaries.com

Just because it's on the Internet does not make it a geek comic.


Indeed, and if you go a few back, you might see how they do qualify as geek comics.

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2388#comic

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2386#comic

http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=3043

http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=3029

http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=3003

http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=2969
 
2011-10-06 02:08:41 PM
Wow...I see the Greater Internet Farkwad Theory is churning out data points at a steady clip in here.

/Why do you give a shiat how/who other people grieve?
 
2011-10-06 02:09:52 PM

mitEj: Occam's Chainsaw: Ben Enya: You didn't see people blowing their load like this when Dave from Wendy's died.

I got a little misty the other day when Wendy was talking about her dad. Dave Thomas was a truly good man.

yes he was, and he used what he earned to give back to others who had it rough.


the 99 cent menu?

/jk
 
2011-10-06 02:12:46 PM
Good lord you people are pathetic.

It's like staring at a grotequely fat person. I can stop reading the Jobs-hero-worship-thread even though it disgusts me.
 
2011-10-06 02:25:10 PM
Not a big Apple fan or anything but I was still sad when I heard he had died, and admit I got a bit misty at the comic. I may not have been a fan of the company but I know without Steve Jobs and his ideas we wouldn't have all the fun toys we do today-he helped to make everyone else work that much harder to keep up and try to do better.
 
2011-10-06 02:26:40 PM

Smiths: i.imgur.com


An important part of the industry died in a sad way.
It would be like Stallman and Torvalds being killed in a plane crash.
 
2011-10-06 02:29:12 PM

JackieRabbit: trappedspirit: I use a macbook pro at work, so I see that, a lot. It's like an hour glass icon on windows, letting you know the machine has just enough computing power at the moment to let you know it's computing.

And it's pretty rare.


Yeah, it's so rare that I used the phrase 'a lot' in my post?
 
2011-10-06 02:29:21 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
A less friendly xkcd from a few years ago.
 
2011-10-06 02:29:33 PM
No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame..

Because it's funny, in retrospect.
 
2011-10-06 02:32:35 PM

Claude Ballse: The only 2 downsides with OS X are the lack of a built-in defrag utility, and in order to repair disk errors you have to boot from the Install CD rather than just scheduling a hard disk repair upon reboot. But it's worth the trade-off.


Um, you could always boot up into single user mode and do a fsck or diskutil on the bad drive.
 
2011-10-06 02:32:52 PM
Steve Jobs is dead?

Oh, well. You can make a deal with the devil, but he eventually calls you home. Rot in hell, Stevie boy...
 
2011-10-06 02:33:39 PM

CheekyMonkey: You can make a deal with the devil,


To what are you referring?
 
2011-10-06 02:37:17 PM

clyph: trappedspirit: Corporate greed must end now! But Apple's products are just tooo key-ute to stay mad at.

That about sums up the Hipster - Apple relationship. It will be interesting to see how well they survive without the infamous Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in play.


The real face of Steve Jobs, facing his followers:
www.razorianfly.com

What finally takes out the Reality Distortion Field:
api.ning.com

What should have been the reaction:
i.ytimg.com
 
2011-10-06 02:38:14 PM
Then there is this.

i.imgur.com
 
2011-10-06 02:39:18 PM

tomcatadam: Smiths: i.imgur.com

An important part of the industry died in a sad way.
It would be like Stallman and Torvalds being killed in a plane crash.


Except you're wrong and it is not like that at all, because people are believers in the ideas those men espouse, not their persona. OS Fanboi's follow a code, not a man.
 
2011-10-06 02:40:32 PM
Little known fact: Larry Ellison (founder of Oracle) was the photographer at Steve Jobs' wedding.
 
2011-10-06 02:41:24 PM

theknuckler_33: Little known fact: Larry Ellison (founder of Oracle) was the photographer at Steve Jobs' wedding.


Whoops, got that backwards. Jobs was the photographer at Ellison's wedding.

/iFail
 
2011-10-06 02:42:00 PM

Big Man On Campus: Except you're wrong and it is not like that at all, because people are believers in the ideas those men espouse, not their persona. OS Fanboi's follow a code, not a man.


Yes.

Every single person that laments the death of a famous and very influential industry figure is just an OS fanboy, and everyone else doesn't matter. Of course.
 
2011-10-06 02:46:46 PM

tomcatadam: Big Man On Campus: Except you're wrong and it is not like that at all, because people are believers in the ideas those men espouse, not their persona. OS Fanboi's follow a code, not a man.

Yes.

Every single person that laments the death of a famous and very influential industry figure is just an OS fanboy, and everyone else doesn't matter. Of course.


slog.thestranger.com

/shamelessly hotlinked
//it needed to be seen on fark.
 
2011-10-06 02:48:31 PM

Smiths: [i.imgur.com image 574x1100]


OK, if I believed in Hell I would now be going to it for laughing at that.
 
2011-10-06 02:52:29 PM
Say what you will about the guy, but he kept the industry interesting. For better or worse, Apple is responsible for the resurrection of the tablet. It'll be interesting to see how the company handles without him. Updates on their existing product lines will probably keep them in good shape for a long time, but I wonder how long before they have the guts to field something new again.

/yeah, the iPad is a giant iPhone
//but it was still a pretty ballsy gamble
 
2011-10-06 02:55:17 PM

tomcatadam: CheekyMonkey: You can make a deal with the devil,

To what are you referring?


Everyone knows that the only reason Jobs was able to turn Apple around is that he sold his soul to Satan. At least that's how it is in my imaginary reality...

\in conventional reality, he's just a prick (or, was)
 
2011-10-06 03:10:03 PM

ProfessorOhki: /yeah, the iPad is a giant iPhone
//but it was still a pretty ballsy gamble


i141.photobucket.com

How much longer can people keep ripping off Star Trek and take the credit for innovation?
 
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