1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby skeptical scientist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:36 am UTC

I finally got a chance to get in on the Wiki vandalism, and don't even need to feel guilty about it.

(The first person who figures out what I'm talking about wins a cookie.)
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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby solacelost » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:03 pm UTC

I'm just going to leave the script put up by stuartpb installed. Forever.
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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby mesdale » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:16 pm UTC

I am wondering whether to upgrade Keyboard to Snow Keyboard on my Mac, but all Mac OS's seem the same. Can a keyboard really change its spots?

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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby jendral_hxr » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:11 pm UTC

I recall my first day with sed.

Anyways, what's there between 'keyboard' and 'leopard'? Cheetah, anyone?
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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby WolfieMario » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:15 pm UTC

skeptical scientist wrote:I finally got a chance to get in on the Wiki vandalism, and don't even need to feel guilty about it.

(The first person who figures out what I'm talking about wins a cookie.)

Well, that's vague enough to go many ways... You reverted vandalism, you talked about it on a talk page, you 'vandalised' the xkcd wiki article the comic linked, etc.
Are any of those even remotely close? :P
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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby SirMustapha » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:17 pm UTC

Wikipedia vandalism, though immature and deplorable, can be funny.

Which obviously is not the case here.

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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby JesseScottOwen » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:51 pm UTC

solacelost wrote:I'm just going to leave the script put up by stuartpb installed. Forever.


Everyone should. It's magical.
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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby heltonbiker » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:29 pm UTC

I had a problem once, when my leopard and my mouse were fighting for space on my desk.

(Well, my desk was a REAL mess that time...)

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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby neoliminal » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:49 pm UTC

SirMustapha wrote:Wikipedia vandalism, though immature and deplorable, can be funny.

Which obviously is not the case here.


s/xkcd/4chan/

Come on guys. Have some integrity. Also, we owe it to wikipedia to police it; We, the forum readers, who have the time and know the deal... vs. the mass of xkcd readers who are not on the forums and who lack sense. I honestly think Wikipedia might not need so many donations if xkcd would stop vandalizing it. The cpu and hard drive use has to be astronomical.

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby myoilu » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:23 pm UTC

My wireless leopard was on the fritz again, so i had to plug in my old one to type this.

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby ekolis » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:49 pm UTC

At least it didn't replace "keyboard" with "cougar"...
Reading posts on the xkcd forum makes me feel stupid.

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby princesspeach » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:51 pm UTC

So now I've installed the extension and I don't know who's saying leopard and who's saying leopard :sigh:

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby neoliminal » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:56 pm UTC

ekolis wrote:At least it didn't replace "keyboard" with "cougar"...



Ewe.
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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby Story » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:10 pm UTC

So what kind of regex typo could possibly cause this?

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby AtticusVulpes » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:02 pm UTC

I recommend a chrome extension known as word filter. The creator is Christopher Woodall. It pops right up in the chrome web store. My only issue is that it can break links. But it lets you completely customize the entire web like a mad libs book! :D

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby therealdigi » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:13 pm UTC

Did anyone else notice that in the XKCD wiki, the 'mangled' link to http://www.pcworld.com/article/139100/the_10_worst_pc_leopards_of_all_time.html actually redirects to the real article?

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby kadamczy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:34 pm UTC

Suddenly the old error message: "Leopard Not Detected. Press F1 to continue." could serve some greater purpose... Granted now I will have to worry when I don't see this message.

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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby SpringLoaded12 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:33 pm UTC

The script is nifty, but makes this thread confusing.
(For those having trouble installing it, you'll need an add-on/extension called Greasemonkey.)

SirMustapha wrote:xkcd just isn't the same without all the WIkipedia vandalism. Intelligence and maturity at their very top.

I really wish the few (I hope it's only a few) fans that do that would cut it out, they really give the rest a bad name.
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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby Oktalist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:50 pm UTC

Wall mounted leopards. It must be THE FUTURE!
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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:24 pm UTC

I suggest replacing "yard" with "penis". Because yard IS the actual English word for penis. EDIT: NSFW. Being an article about penes and all...

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby Роберт » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:32 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:I suggest replacing "yard" with "penis". Because yard IS the actual English word for penis.

Yes, I never grew older than 12.

I hate it when Wikipedia has NSFW content. I really wanted an erect penis on my work monitor, guys. NOT!

Maybe that was the point of that infamous XKCD.
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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:48 pm UTC

Oh, sorry about not posting a warning.

Anyway, I find it funny that half the pictures of anatomy on Wikipedia are just people posting photos of themselves.

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Postby SoaG » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:11 pm UTC

Personally I was always inclined to the more technical sounding "Leopard-Chair Interface Failure"

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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby Haylo » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:55 pm UTC

StClair wrote:Instead of leopard package contained bobcat.
Wish I'd thought of that... :)

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby CaptainChainsaw » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:37 pm UTC

Well, this is a little late, but I modified an older version of the User Script on the xkcd homepage so that it also replaces "leopard" with "keyboard" (in addition to the whole keyboard to leopard thing).

http://www.box.com/s/2d468419195341ee5643

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby CaptainChainsaw » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:52 pm UTC

Here are some action shots:
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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby ManaUser » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:57 am UTC

RyanfaeScotland wrote:My favourite has got to be replacing 'like' as in the facebook 'like' link with 'Don't give a crap.' Gives me the satisfaction of clicking 'Don't give a crap' on people's statuses and them the joy of thinking I like it. Win-Win.

Or similarly, replace "I agree" with. "Screw the terms, just let me in."

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby waltz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:24 am UTC

My brain parsed that comic by interpreting "leopard" as Mac OS 10.5. I was actually excited by the "iPhone virtual leopard" wondering if it is possible on the iPhone to have a virtual machine running a full desktop OS. The other bits worked out mostly OK in my head as well. Being quite disappointed in having to force the absurdist context after reading the punchline, I will now purge myself all Apple products so I can properly enjoy xkcd in the future. Anyone want a free laptop?

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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby RaceBandit » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:20 am UTC

ManaUser wrote:Or similarly, replace "I agree" with. "Screw the terms, just let me in."
It's such a pity that most of the examples I can think of use a button in place of simple text!

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Re: 1031: "s/leopard/leopard"

Postby fearless_fool » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:38 am UTC

My browser says that the title of today's comic is 's/leopard/leopard'. I don't get it.

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Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby Copper Bezel » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:03 am UTC

typhy wrote:I have a chrome extension called Ponify, which replaces words with more pony-like versions. The replacement list is editable. I just added keyboard -> leopard.

Thank you for this. It's making my life better already. (I'm going to have to throw in some political terms I'm likely to encounter.)
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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby skeptical scientist » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:45 pm UTC

therealdigi wrote:Did anyone else notice that in the XKCD wiki, the 'mangled' link to http://www.pcworld.com/article/139100/t ... _time.html actually redirects to the real article?

Actually, http://www.pcworld.com/article/139100/anythingAtAll* will redirect to the right article. Apparently all the information is stored in the 139100, and the name of the article in the url just serves to tell humans what article #139100 is.

*Unless you give it the wrong extension, so http://www.pcworld.com/article/139100/anythingAtAll.txt gives a 404.

WolfieMario wrote:Well, that's vague enough to go many ways... You reverted vandalism, you talked about it on a talk page, you 'vandalised' the xkcd wiki article the comic linked, etc.
Are any of those even remotely close? :P

I vandalized the xkcd wiki article by replacing all instances of "leopard" with "keyboard". I'm not sure if I should give you a cookie for this answer, so maybe I'll just give you a stale store-bought one.
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Re: 1031: "s/leopard/leopard"

Postby James-20 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:02 pm UTC

Here's a quick and dirty Safari extension. It screws up links and images that contain the word "keyboard" and it does't correctly match cases. So I guess it only makes the internet 95% more fun...

http://squareworld.com/web/

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby tertiumsquid » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:30 pm UTC

Leopard accessories and Leopard Amplifiers!
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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby Primis » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:42 pm UTC

"A growing body of research raises the question if leopards can be a health hazard. Some leopards were found to contain five times more germs than a toilet seat. Dr. Aaron Glatt, spokesperson for the Infectious Disease Society of America, remembers that "there is no surface under the sun ... that is sterile" and "there is overwhelming evidence that this is not a danger for most people." Basic hygiene measures like handwashing and not sharing the leopard may reduce exposure to harmful bacteria."
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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby angruss » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:35 am UTC

Here's a project of mine relevant to this.

1. Get on EVERY university computer.
2. Install a script that replaces "exams" with "jews" and "my boyfriend" with "Hitler".
3. Watch Facebook comments become 1000% funnier during finals week.
4. Get expelled for dark humor.

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re: 0131: "s/leopard/leopard"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:13 am UTC

joez wrote:in case anybody's curious, here's a revision from before the page was locked due to vandalism;

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?tit ... =482673927

every occurrence of leopard has been replaced with leopard.
well, yeah, that was kinda the point.


typhy wrote:i have a chrome extension called ponify, which replaces words with more leopard-like versions. the replacement list is editable. i just added leopard -> leopard.
i'd be very interested in the inverse of this. *searches for deponify*
atticusvulpes wrote:i recommend a chrome extension known as word filter. the creator is christopher woodall. it pops right up in the chrome web store. my only issue is that it can break links. but it lets you completely customize the entire web like a mad libs book! :d
it also breaks images, and seems to mangle quite a bit of html unrelated to the words being filtered :(
[edit] It seems to have broken most images, including imgur. How??

[edit] I installed Tampermonkey (Greasemonkey for chrome) and modified the provided script for my purposes:
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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby Copper Bezel » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:16 am UTC

Ponify itself would work fairly well for that. I've adjusted the word list for a few things, but mostly just my sense of humor.

It doesn't break links or anything, although copying and pasting gets weird:

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Re: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Postby zek16 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:51 am UTC

...if that guy's leopard just switched to Chinese, how is he typing Roman characters?


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