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GDPR
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '18 at 12:21 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

By clicking anywhere, scrolling, or closing this notification, you agree to be legally bound by the witch Sycorax within a cloven pine.

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Business Update
Posted by News Fetcher on May 23 '18 at 11:00 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Our customers keep sending us their personal information, even though we've repeatedly asked them to stop. The EU told me I'm the heir to some ancient European throne that makes me exempt from the GDPR, but we should probably still try to fix that.

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Morning News
Posted by News Fetcher on May 21 '18 at 08:21 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Support your local paper, unless it's just been bought by some sinister hedge fund or something, which it probably has.

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MC Hammer Age
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '18 at 07:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Wait, sorry, I got mixed up--he's actually almost 50. It's the kid from The Karate Kid who just turned 40.

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Repairs
Posted by News Fetcher on May 15 '18 at 08:21 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I was just disassembling it over the course of five hours so it would fit in the trash more efficiently.

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Fatal Crash Rate
Posted by News Fetcher on May 14 '18 at 05:41 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Fixating on this seems unhealty. But in general, the more likely I think a crash is, the less likely one becomes, which is a strange kind of reverse placebo effect.

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SafetySat
Posted by News Fetcher on May 11 '18 at 09:41 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

During launch, in the event of an unexpected sensor reading, SafetySat will extend prongs in all directions to secure itself and any other cubesats safely in the launch vehicle until the source of the problem can be determined.

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Research Areas by Size and Countedness
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '18 at 07:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Mathematicians give a third answer on the vertical axis, "That question is poorly defined, but we have a sub-field devoted to every plausible version of it."

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Driving Cars
Posted by News Fetcher on May 07 '18 at 09:41 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

It's probably just me. If driving were as dangerous as it seems, hundreds of people would be dying every day!

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IMHO
Posted by News Fetcher on May 04 '18 at 08:21 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"Ugh, TMI." "Yeah, that's some tantalizing meat info."

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Containers
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '18 at 09:41 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

All services are microservices if you ignore most of their features.

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Python Environment
Posted by News Fetcher on April 30 '18 at 07:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The Python environmental protection agency wants to seal it in a cement chamber, with pictoral messages to future civilizations warning them about the danger of using sudo to install random Python packages.

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River Border
Posted by News Fetcher on April 27 '18 at 01:40 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I'm not a lawyer, but I believe zones like this are technically considered the high seas, so if you cut a pizza into a spiral there you could be charged with pieracy under marinaritime law.

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Meteorologist
Posted by News Fetcher on April 25 '18 at 08:11 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Hi, I'm your new meteorologist and a former software developer. Hey, when we say 12pm, does that mean the hour from 12pm to 1pm, or the hour centered on 12pm? Or is it a snapshot at 12:00 exactly? Because our 24-hour forecast has midnight at both ends, and I'm worried we have an off-by-one error.

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Misinterpretation
Posted by News Fetcher on April 23 '18 at 06:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"But there are seven billion people in the world! I can't possibly stop to consider how ALL of them might interpret something!" "Ah, yes, there's no middle ground between 'taking personal responsibility for the thoughts and feelings of every single person on Earth' and 'covering your eyes and ears and yelling logically correct statements into the void.' That's a very insightful point and not at all inane."

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Clutter
Posted by News Fetcher on April 20 '18 at 06:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I found a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but the idea of reading it didn't spark joy, so I gave it away.

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Evangelism
Posted by News Fetcher on April 18 '18 at 06:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.

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Rickrolling Anniversary
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '18 at 06:51 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Want to feel old? The 'want to feel old?' factoid meme dates back to around 2011, closer to the Bush/Kerry election than to today.

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Turkish Delight
Posted by News Fetcher on April 13 '18 at 06:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I take it Narnia doesn't have Cinnabons? Because if you can magic up a plate of those, I'll betray whoever.

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History
Posted by News Fetcher on April 10 '18 at 08:10 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

HISTORIANS: We've decided to trim the past down to make things more manageable. Using BCE/CE, would you rather we lose the odd-numbered or even-numbered years?

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