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FDR
Posted by News Fetcher on December 12 '18 at 07:00 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

June 21st, 365, the date of the big Mediterranean earthquake and tsunami, lived in infamy for a few centuries before fading. Maybe the trick is a catchy rhyme; the '5th of November' thing is still going strong over 400 years later.

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Laptop Issues
Posted by News Fetcher on December 10 '18 at 08:20 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Hang on, we got a call from the feds. They say we can do whatever with him, but the EPA doesn't want that laptop in the ocean. They're sending a team.

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Mercator Projection
Posted by News Fetcher on December 07 '18 at 09:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The other great lakes are just water on the far side of Canada Island. If you drive north from the Pacific northwest you actually cross directly into Alaska, although a few officials--confused by the Mercator distortion--have put up border signs.

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Middle Latitudes
Posted by News Fetcher on December 05 '18 at 07:00 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Snowy blizzards are fun, but so are warm sunny beaches, so we split the difference by having lots of icy wet slush!

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Cohort and Age Effects
Posted by News Fetcher on December 03 '18 at 09:41 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Younger people get very few joint replacements, yet they're also getting more than older people did at the same age. This means you can choose between 'Why are millennials getting so (many/few) joint replacements?' depending on which trend fits your current argument better.

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Alpha Centauri
Posted by News Fetcher on November 30 '18 at 11:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

And let's be honest, it's more like two and a half stars. Proxima is barely a star and barely bound to the system.

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Popper
Posted by News Fetcher on November 28 '18 at 09:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

At least, I don't think there's evidence. My claim that there's no evidence hasn't been falsified. At least, not that I know of.

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Heist
Posted by News Fetcher on November 26 '18 at 08:11 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

But he has a hat AND a toolbox! Where could someone planning a heist get THOSE?

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Horror Movies 2
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '18 at 06:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

When I was a kid, someone told me the end of The Giver was ambiguous, which surprised me. I had just assumed Jonah died--because the book had a medal on the cover, and I knew grown-ups liked stories where sad stuff happens at the end for no reason.

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Update Your Address
Posted by News Fetcher on November 21 '18 at 10:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

This is my four-digit PIN. It was passed down to me by my father, and someday I will pass it on to you. Unless we figure out how to update it, but that sounds complicated.

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Airplanes and Spaceships
Posted by News Fetcher on November 19 '18 at 07:51 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Despite having now taken three months longer than the airplane people, we're making disappointingly little progress toward the obvious next stage of vehicle: The Unobtanium-hulled tunneling ship from the 2003 film 'The Core.'

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Kilogram
Posted by News Fetcher on November 16 '18 at 09:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I'm glad to hear they're finally redefining the meter to be exactly three feet.

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Evaluating Tech Things
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '18 at 10:20 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.

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Indirect Detection
Posted by News Fetcher on November 11 '18 at 11:40 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I'm like a prisoner in Plato's Cave, seeing only the shade you throw on the wall.

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Trig Identities
Posted by News Fetcher on November 09 '18 at 11:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

ARCTANGENT THETA = ENCHANT AT TARGET

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Wishlist
Posted by News Fetcher on November 06 '18 at 11:40 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Disappointed that they caved to fan pressure and went with Ruth Bader Ginsburg over Elena Kagan.

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Election Night
Posted by News Fetcher on November 05 '18 at 07:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"Even the blind—those who are anxious to hear, but are not able to see—will be taken care of. Immense megaphones have been constructed and will be in use at The Tribune office and in the Coliseum. The one at the Coliseum will be operated by a gentleman who draws $60 a week from Barnum & Bailey's circus for the use of his voice."

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Challengers
Posted by News Fetcher on November 01 '18 at 10:00 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Use your mouse or fingers to pan + zoom. To edit the map, submit your ballot on November 6th.

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Ballot Selfies
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '18 at 07:20 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

There were actually some good reasons for those laws, but IMO they now do more harm than good. Which raises a question: If there's a ballot measure to strike them down, how can I resist the urge to take a picture of my "yes" vote?

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Who Sends the First Text?
Posted by News Fetcher on October 29 '18 at 08:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I sort of wish my texting app showed the percentage next to each person, but also sort of don't want to know.

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