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A/B
Posted by News Fetcher on May 17 '19 at 08:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

We wrote our site in Linear A rather than Aksara Kawi because browser testing showed that Crete script rendered faster than Java script.

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XKeyboarCD
Posted by News Fetcher on May 15 '19 at 06:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The key caps use LCD displays for all the vowels, so they can automatically adjust over the years to reflect ongoing vowel shifts while allowing you to keep typing phonetically.

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Alternate Histories
Posted by News Fetcher on May 13 '19 at 07:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"So their universe wouldn't have the iconic photo of a screaming Truman being hoisted aloft by the newspaper-printing machinery..."

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Cubesat Launch
Posted by News Fetcher on May 10 '19 at 07:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Luckily, the damages were partly offset by the prize money we got from accidentally winning the nearby water skiing championship tournament.

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Appendicitis
Posted by News Fetcher on May 08 '19 at 10:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Fortunately, after a brief skirmish, I seem to have gained the upper hand in the battle against my internal organs, at least until they learn to read and find out the mean stuff I've said about them.

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Waiting for the But
Posted by News Fetcher on May 06 '19 at 03:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Listen, I'm not a fan of the Spanish Inquisition OR predatory multi-level marketing schemes...

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Heists And Escapes
Posted by News Fetcher on May 03 '19 at 11:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The interactive experience is built on a single theological framework that unites Dante, George R. R. Martin, every major heist movie, and Erin Gloria Ryan's "Kevin is dead" Home Alone theory.

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Adjusting a Chair
Posted by News Fetcher on May 01 '19 at 07:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

When I was looking at the box, I should have thought more about what "360 degrees of freedom" meant.

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Disk Usage
Posted by News Fetcher on April 29 '19 at 11:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Menu -> Manage -> [Optimize space usage, Encrypt disk usage report, Convert photos to text-only, Delete temporary files, Delete permanent files, Delete all files currently in use, Optimize menu options, Download cloud, Optimize cloud , Upload unused space to cloud]

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Dangerous Fields
Posted by News Fetcher on April 26 '19 at 10:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Eventually, every epidemiologist becomes another statistic, a dedication to record-keeping which their colleagues sincerely appreciate.

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UI vs UX
Posted by News Fetcher on April 24 '19 at 11:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

U[unprintable glyph]: The elements a higher power uses to bend that moral arc. U[even more unprintable glyph]: The higher power's overall experience bending that moral arc.

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Reinvent the Wheel
Posted by News Fetcher on April 22 '19 at 10:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Right now it's a bicycle wheel, so we've had to move to lighter vehicles, but the reduced overhead is worth it. There was one week when a wheel of cheese got dangerously close to the first page, though.

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Email Settings
Posted by News Fetcher on April 19 '19 at 04:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

What are all these less-than signs? What's an HREF? Look, we know you live in a fancy futuristic tech world, but not all of us have upgraded to the latest from Sun Microsystems.

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Wanna See the Code?
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '19 at 07:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

And because if you just leave it there, it's going to start contaminating things downstream even if no one touches it directly.

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Text Entry
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '19 at 08:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I like to think that somewhere out there, there's someone whose personal quest is lobbying TV providers to add an option to switch their on-screen keyboards to Dvorak.

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Election Commentary
Posted by News Fetcher on April 12 '19 at 10:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

This really validates Jones's strategy of getting several thousand more votes than Smith. In retrospect, that was a smart move; those votes were crucial.

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M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Posted by News Fetcher on April 10 '19 at 11:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I think Voyager 1 would be just past the event horizon, but slightly less than halfway to the bright ring.

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Too Much Talking
Posted by News Fetcher on April 08 '19 at 10:14 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Next time I go, I'm going to prepare a whole bunch of opinions that I'm sure are good, and make everyone sit quietly while I run through them.

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EHT Black Hole Picture
Posted by News Fetcher on April 05 '19 at 10:12 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

[five years later] Ok, it seems we were accidentally zoomed in slightly too far. But imagine there's a cool-looking twisted accretion disc just outside this black square!

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Percentage Styles
Posted by News Fetcher on April 03 '19 at 08:52 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

In a tribute to classical Latin, I started pronouncing it 'per-kent.' Eventually my friends had to resort to spritzing me with a water bottle like a cat to train me out of it.

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