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Tectonics Game
Posted by News Fetcher on October 19 '18 at 09:53 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

They're limiting the playtesters to type A3 V stars, so the games will all end before the Sun consumes the Earth.

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Hygrometer
Posted by News Fetcher on October 17 '18 at 08:21 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I'm working on assembling a combination declinometer, sclerometer, viscometer, aleurometer, stalagmometer, and hypsometer. I'm making good progress according to my ometerometer, a device which shows the rate at which I'm acquiring measurement devices.

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Modified Bayes' Theorem
Posted by News Fetcher on October 15 '18 at 08:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Don't forget to add another term for "probability that the Modified Bayes' Theorem is correct."

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Rock Wall
Posted by News Fetcher on October 12 '18 at 06:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I don't trust mantle/core geologists because I suspect that, if they ever get a chance to peel away the Earth's crust, they'll do it in a heartbeat.

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Internal Monologues
Posted by News Fetcher on October 10 '18 at 06:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Haha, just kidding, everyone's already been hacked. I wonder if today's the day we find out about it.

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Horror Movies
Posted by News Fetcher on October 08 '18 at 09:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"Isn't the original Jurassic Park your favorite movie of all time?" "Yes, but that's because I like dinosaurs and I WANT there to be an island full of them. If John Hammond's lab had been breeding serial killers in creepy masks, I wouldn't have watched!" "Wait, are you sure? That could actually be good." "Ok, I WOULD watch the scenes where Jeff Goldblum tries to convince a bunch of executives that the park is a bad idea."

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Bluetooth
Posted by News Fetcher on October 05 '18 at 07:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Bluetooth is actually named for the tenth-century Viking king Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson, but the protocol developed by Harald was a wireless charging standard unrelated to the modern Bluetooth except by name.

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Data Pipeline
Posted by News Fetcher on October 03 '18 at 07:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"Is the pipeline literally running from your laptop?" "Don't be silly, my laptop disconnects far too often to host a service we rely on. It's running on my phone."

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Incoming Calls
Posted by News Fetcher on October 01 '18 at 08:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I wonder if that friendly lady ever fixed the problem she was having with her headset.

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Stanislav Petrov Day
Posted by News Fetcher on September 28 '18 at 07:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I was going to get you an alarm clock that occasionally goes off randomly in the middle of the night, but you can ignore it and go back to sleep and it's fine.

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Bad Opinions
Posted by News Fetcher on September 26 '18 at 06:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I thought of another bad opinion! I couldn't find anyone who expressed it specifically, but still, the fact that I can so easily imagine it is infuriating! I'm gonna tell everyone about it!

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6/6 Time
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '18 at 08:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

You know how einstein figured out that the speed of light was constant, and everything else had to change for consistency? My theory is like his, except not smart or good.

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Unfulfilling Toys
Posted by News Fetcher on September 21 '18 at 07:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

We were going to do a falling-apart Rubik's cube that was just 27 independent blocks stuck together with magnets, but then we realized it was actually really cool and even kind of worked, so we cut that one.

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Curve-Fitting
Posted by News Fetcher on September 19 '18 at 08:41 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Cauchy-Lorentz: "Something alarmingly mathematical is happening, and you should probably pause to Google my name and check what field I originally worked in."

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Beverages
Posted by News Fetcher on September 16 '18 at 08:40 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

If I wait a while, it's not so bad, because then it's just shaped like me, plus some pipes and tanks and probably eventually all of Earth's oceans.

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Trum-
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '18 at 07:33 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Excited to vote for future presidents Bill Eisenhamper, Amy Forb, Ethan Obample, and Abigail Washingtoast.

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Social Media Announcement
Posted by News Fetcher on September 11 '18 at 08:40 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Why I'm Moving Most of My Social Activity to Slack, Then Creating a Second Slack to Avoid the People in the First One, Then Giving Up on Social Interaction Completely, Then Going Back to Texting

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Sandboxing Cycle
Posted by News Fetcher on September 09 '18 at 08:40 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?

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Boathouses and Houseboats
Posted by News Fetcher on September 07 '18 at 08:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The <x> that is held by <y> is also a <y><x>, so if you go to a food truck, the stuff you buy is truck food. A phone that's in your car is a carphone, and a car equipped with a phone is a phonecar. When you play a mobile racing game, you're in your phonecar using your carphone to drive a different phonecar. I'm still not sure about bananaphones.

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Rolle's Theorem
Posted by News Fetcher on September 05 '18 at 08:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I mean, if it's that easy to get a theorem named for you ... "a straight line that passes through the center of a coplanar circle always divides the circle into two equal halves." Can I have that one? Wait, can I auction off the naming rights? It can be the Red Bull Theorem or the Quicken Loans Theorem, depending who wants it more.

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