Firewall 2019-04-29

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Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by jwhouk » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:55 pm

"Character is what you are in the dark." - D.L. Moody
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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by lake_wrangler » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:37 pm

Hmm... Firewall... My first thought?

Reboot...



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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by Opus the Poet » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:32 pm

One wonders at what happens when you hit a firewall in a transport system. :o
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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:15 am

Opus the Poet wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:32 pm
One wonders at what happens when you hit a firewall in a transport system. :o
You catch fire.
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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by GlytchMeister » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:54 am

Opus the Poet wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:32 pm
One wonders at what happens when you hit a firewall in a transport system. :o
My guess is you are either sent to an extremely hostile location, you don’t get sent anywhere, or you are sent to a void or a bomb range or a containment bunker with all of your chemical and nuclear and possibly quark bonds undone. Aka you come out as subatomic goo... which rapidly, chaotically, and violently does it’s level best to rearrange into a dramatically lower energy state, releasing energy best quantified in GIGATONS of TNT.

Or you just come out as pure electromagnetic radiation.
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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by oldmanmickey » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:49 am

More likely you dont do anything just bounce back.
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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by Hansontoons » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:06 am

Directly after impact, your flattened form slowly peels away to flutter gently to the floor grid. After touching down, a cannonball with sputtering fuse rolls over and stops on you. Next, you are immediately hit by an anvil. Followed by a large rock. A roadrunner briefly dances on top of the rock, dashing off right before the cannonball explodes. Both anvil and rock shoot skyward, switching positions. Rock lands, anvil strikes rock, splitting it down the middle. You slowly begin to climb up through the split only to be hit by the anvil which moments ago had been teetering on the higher of the two rock pieces. Fade to black.

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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by Dave » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:26 am

What happens when you hit the firewall, depends on whether the firewall administrator set the policy for that rule to DROP (you cease to exist), to REJECT (you bounce back to your point of origin, with a "delivery refused" label stapled to your left earlobe) or to ALLOW (you're a student on an authorized field trip and are sent directly to the vending machine... gotta have your can of coffee!).

I'd love to see the filter rules for that sort of firewall... the packet-matching clauses would probably be a treat to read.

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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by Drakkenmensch » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:06 pm

Okay the coincidence here is TOO WEIRD.

If you go to www.empowered.com, the comic is PRECISELY at the point in the story where the dire consequences of leaving an open portal with no safety measures to prevent non-friendlies from wandering in about to be brutally spelled out.

And that non-friendly is a fire elemental. With this strip of Wapsi called "firewall."

This is synchronicity of the highest degree. And ironic as hell.

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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by TazManiac » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:10 am

Here's some fun:

Standard web page w/ 'current' entry for Monday the 29th of April, 2019...
http://wapsisquare.com/

It's got the Atsali Sketch and other stuff underneath that, but it lists the following in terms of the related info for Monday's entry:

Firewall
by Paul Taylor on April 28, 2019 at 9:44 pm
Story: Wapsi-Archive
Characters: Bud, Digit, Valerie
Location: Gryphon High

Related Comics ¬

Dietzel Bee
Shoulder Update
Shegaveupwedidnt
Do Now
Weekend Gig


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BUT, when i selected 'Comments' be shown, I get THESE 'related comics':

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/firewall/#comments

Firewall
by Paul Taylor on April 28, 2019 at 9:44 pm
Story: Wapsi-Archive
Characters: Bud, Digit, Valerie
Location: Gryphon High

Related Comics ¬

Under Cover
Not Our Job
Batter Up
Because
Back Together

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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by jwhouk » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:03 am

The related comics change with each refreshing of the page. It's a script from Bookworm that focuses on the characters in the strip and comes up with previous appearances/locations.
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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by TazManiac » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:12 pm

Yes, but...

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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by TazManiac » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:43 pm

btw- I have a habit of hitting the Random Button on the front page and here is the most recent result:

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/looking-for/

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Re: Firewall 2019-04-29

Post by ShirouZhiwu » Sun May 12, 2019 8:51 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:54 am
Opus the Poet wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:32 pm
One wonders at what happens when you hit a firewall in a transport system. :o
My guess is you are either sent to an extremely hostile location, you don’t get sent anywhere, or you are sent to a void or a bomb range or a containment bunker with all of your chemical and nuclear and possibly quark bonds undone. Aka you come out as subatomic goo... which rapidly, chaotically, and violently does it’s level best to rearrange into a dramatically lower energy state, releasing energy best quantified in GIGATONS of TNT.

Or you just come out as pure electromagnetic radiation.
Hawking Radiation?

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