Moot Point

Moot Point

Moot Point

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Last Thursday, Twitter was “defending against a denial-of-service attack.” This attack caused an outage on their site that began around 9.m. EDT and lasted for a few hour. Now there has been a lot of speculation about who caused the attack, but I personally like CNET’s hypothesis that 4chan was behind it. It makes it a little more interesting when the culprit is actually tangible not a secretive, nameless organization conducting their nefarious deeds from within the shadows. In my opinion at least.

Speaking of Twitter, don’t forget I have a Twitter account as well if you want to start following me.  I actually use it and respond to people who tweet me as well.

So, on Thursday I said that today was going to be the sequel to Tales from ConnectiCon ’09: Part I. Today was suppose to be Monday Mookie. Unfortunately, I didn’t anticipate this happening to Twitter when I wrote that post. So now I planning for Thursday to be Tales from ConnectiCon ’09: Part II a.k.a. Terracciano Thursday!

Discussion (42)¬

  1. Geckomayhem
    Geckomayhem says:
    August 10, 2009 at 3:18 am #

    Mookie rocks. I look forward to that. :)

  2. erKURITA
    erKURITA says:
    August 10, 2009 at 4:25 am #

    It was not 4chan: http://mashable.com/2009/08/07/twitter-facebook-2/

    And you just broke Rule Nº1 AND Rule Nº2: You DON’T talk about /b/. Revise your copy of the rules of the internets please.

  3. Morzikei
    Morzikei says:
    August 10, 2009 at 4:45 am #

    Hey, rule 1 is you never talk of (rule 1 forbids the end of this sentence). Pray that anons don’t find their way here, they could be a lot less peaceful than I am.

  4. Nevek
    Nevek says:
    August 10, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    @Morzikei: Rules 1 & 2 only applies to raid.

  5. Namefag
    Namefag says:
    August 10, 2009 at 8:17 am #

    Rule 34 is the only one that really matters.

  6. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    August 10, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    @erKURITA That’s what /they/ want you to believe. Good cover. After all, someone had to be the scapegoat.

  7. erKURITA
    erKURITA says:
    August 10, 2009 at 8:55 am #

    @steve it wouldn’t surprise me it was true. I’ve followed a bit of the Georgia / Russia stuff and an attempt to silence a Georgian political figure is nothing new. Russian hackers have previously thrown off Georgian websites.

    Nevertheless, Anon has better things to do than DDoS Twitter.

    Now, where was that guro thread…

  8. A.L.
    A.L. says:
    August 10, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    I can’t say I actually believe that news bit,but it’s highly plausible.Then again,this is 4chan we speak of,do they really need a good reason to attack someone or something? You forget alot of times they do it for the lulz unless stated otherwise.

  9. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:
    August 10, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    Steve, do you realize that the only people who are going to get this joke are also the only people who are going to be pissed off about it?

  10. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    August 10, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    @Anonymous Why would they be upset? Twitter might not like the joke, but I fail to see how anyone else in the joke should be upset. No bashing of 4chan in either the comic nor the news post. And that is definitely an appropriate use of Pedobear as well.

  11. A.L.
    A.L. says:
    August 10, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    I also forgot to mention this comic is hilarious as last Thursday’s Strip and I look forward to Terracciano Thursday!

  12. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    August 10, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    I just noticed this is one of the rare non-gaming comics you have here. So now websites are represented by… those? o_O

    Anyway I laughed, good stuff.

  13. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    August 10, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    @BigLord I also include other webcomics and stuff that affect Dueling Analogs directly under “acceptable content.” Twitter definitely impacts and affects Dueling Analogs.

  14. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    August 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    The only person that managed to beat /them/ is Stephenie Meyer. http://www.xkcd.com/591/

  15. dukemeiser
    dukemeiser says:
    August 10, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

    So what’s with the bear?

  16. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    August 10, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    @dukemeiser Google Pedobear.

  17. gelugon2105
    gelugon2105 says:
    August 11, 2009 at 1:47 am #

    I would rather use Wikipedia or Answers.com to do a search on Pedobear instead. One can actually get some rather nasty stuff using Google.

  18. Mister X
    Mister X says:
    August 11, 2009 at 2:34 am #

    Rules 1 and 2 are jokes, derp. They don’t apply to mentioning the site. Because ebaumsworld is behind it all.

    Also, nobody cares about Twitter. Most likely pedophiles at that site that starts with anon and ends with talk, dicking around with more ACK spoofing and botting.

  19. David
    David says:
    August 11, 2009 at 4:48 am #

    Hehe, awesome comic!
    It was really awesome :D

    And Rule 1&2: He writes 4chan. Mentioning 4chan is not forbidden. And that comic is cool.

  20. Lord Shplane
    Lord Shplane says:
    August 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm #

    @Anarchyz

    If you’ve ever read anything written by Stephanie Meyer, you know that she’s not nearly intelligent enough to get anyone to troll 4Chon.

    Also, Twifags would quite easily be driven away by some mild guro. Just a bit of Baby Fuck and they’d either run screaming in terror or be subsumed into the Legion.

    @The actual comic
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  21. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    August 11, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    @Lord Shplane

    Do you really think i am saying seriously that the lady that turned vampires into faggots is the one that beat 4chan? that was only a setup for you to see the xkcd reference…

  22. Invye
    Invye says:
    August 11, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    Man, Google just lost the game. The first rule of the internet is not “Don’t talk about 4chan”. The first rule of the internet is “never talk about /b/”.

  23. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:
    August 11, 2009 at 9:25 pm #

    It takes a LOT to piss 4chan off enough to incite an attack.

    I don’t know what Twitter did, but apparently they are not innocent.

    Read up on the Symantec pifts.exe incident. They’ll try to convince anyone who doesn’t know better that 4chan attacks at random. Hah.

  24. ChaosSilver
    ChaosSilver says:
    August 12, 2009 at 5:00 am #

    Small note here…you guys are bitching about the mention of the name of a website in a freaking webcomic. Also, 1 & 2 only apply to raids, and it’s /b/, not 4chan. Either way, no, you DON’T piss off /b/.

  25. Anonymouz
    Anonymouz says:
    August 12, 2009 at 6:17 pm #

    We are anonymous.
    We are legion.
    We do not forgive.
    We do not forget.

    This comic has already been posted on 4chan multiple times.
    We’ll see what happens.

  26. Lord Shplane
    Lord Shplane says:
    August 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm #

    @Anarchyz

    Oh so you just wanted to show us a non-funny page of a rarely-funny stick figure comic ok.

  27. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    August 12, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    @Lord Shplane

    Maybe for you, but a lot of people (including Steve) like XKCD, if you don’t like it, that’s cool, but others may like the reference…

  28. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    August 12, 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    @The Anarchyz @Lord Shplane Definitely a fan of xkcd here.

  29. Lord Shplane
    Lord Shplane says:
    August 13, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Not that I was saying that it’s NEVER funny, just most of the time it’s… Not.

    And that page? Horrible.

    Better than White Ninja though.

  30. erKURITA
    erKURITA says:
    August 13, 2009 at 9:56 am #

    @Lord Shplane

    It may not be funny most of the time for you because you don’t get the inside jokes those comics have. And they have a lot of inside jokes.

  31. antareus
    antareus says:
    August 13, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    I like how seriously people talk about forums…like they actually matter.

  32. chlz
    chlz says:
    August 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    only newfags follow the rules

  33. hargarble
    hargarble says:
    August 14, 2009 at 11:15 pm #

    Hey, pedobear’s legs are intact. One of em’s screwed up because it got caught in a bear trap… get your meme’s right.

  34. Duo
    Duo says:
    August 15, 2009 at 3:41 am #

    Sooooo much win in this comic. There are no suitable words to describe it.

  35. Television Spy
    Television Spy says:
    August 15, 2009 at 5:40 am #

    lol I wasn’t expecting that ending.

  36. y9spear
    y9spear says:
    August 15, 2009 at 8:32 am #

    Drawing of pedobear is anatomically incorrect.

  37. y9spear
    y9spear says:
    August 15, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    Also I like how people still like to pretend that EVERYONE doesn’t already know about the site.

  38. anonymous
    anonymous says:
    August 15, 2009 at 6:47 pm #

    fake story is fake.

  39. lul
    lul says:
    August 16, 2009 at 6:49 am #

    The internet really needs to start shitting it’s pants over 4chan, it’s a bunch of angry virgins with too much time on their hands

  40. lul
    lul says:
    August 16, 2009 at 6:50 am #

    Er stop* :)

  41. Sagarat
    Sagarat says:
    August 16, 2009 at 11:40 pm #

    I wish people would realise that 4chan is not tangable, or even well defined. It is a webiste.
    The term 4chan is also sometimes given to the random collection of people visiting the site who are performing a similar action together. Also, if you visit 4chan, or use a stupid 4chan meme(I♥Mudkips), then you too are 4chan.
    Therefore, Steve, since you are spreading the 4chan Pedobear meme, YOU ARE 4CHAN.

  42. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    August 16, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    @Sagarat You make it sound like some sort of PSA:

    “I have been happily married to the same woman for 25 years. I am 4chan.
    “I am a single mom raising two kids on my own. I am 4chan.
    “I am twelve years old and have never kissed a girl. I am 4chan.