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Emoji Sports
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '17 at 09:20 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

No horse has yet managed the elusive Quadruple Crown—winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, and the Missouri Horse Hole.

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Interstellar Asteroid
Posted by News Fetcher on November 21 '17 at 10:11 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Every time we detect an asteroid from outside the Solar System, we should immediately launch a mission to fling one of our asteroids back in the direction it came from.

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NEXUS
Posted by News Fetcher on November 20 '17 at 05:00 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

You also refuse to buy Cisco products because you hate the Thong Song, O. Henry, Deep Space Nine, freshwater whitefish, teenaged Incan emperors, Brak's brother, and vegetable-based shortening.

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How to Make Friends
Posted by News Fetcher on November 16 '17 at 09:11 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

No, wait, come back! I want to be friends at you!

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Temperature Preferences
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '17 at 09:52 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

There's a supposed Mark Twain quote, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." It isn't really by Mark Twain, but I don't know who said it—I just know they've never been to McMurdo Station.

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Nightmare Email Feature
Posted by News Fetcher on November 13 '17 at 05:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"...just got back and didn't see your message until just now. Sorry! -- TIME THIS MESSAGE SAT HALF-FINISHED IN DRAFTS FOLDER: 3 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes."

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Twitter Verification
Posted by News Fetcher on November 09 '17 at 09:32 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

When we started distributing special status tokens that signify which people are important enough to join an elite group, we never could have imagined we might be creating some problems down the line.

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A �
Posted by News Fetcher on November 08 '17 at 08:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

If you want in on the fun, map a key on your keyboard to the sequence U+0041 U+0020 U+FFFD (or U+0021 U+0020 U+FFFD for the exclamation point version), and then no update can never take this away from you.

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Thermostat
Posted by News Fetcher on November 05 '17 at 10:21 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Your problem is so terrible, I worry that, if I help you, I risk drawing the attention of whatever god of technology inflicted it on you.

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Defensive Profile
Posted by News Fetcher on November 03 '17 at 07:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

NO DRAMA ZONE -> If I've made you sad, you'd better not tell me, because I am TERRIFIED of that situation and have NO IDEA how to handle it.

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Sky Spotters
Posted by News Fetcher on November 01 '17 at 08:12 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Where I live, one of the most common categories of sky object without a weird obsessive spotting community is "lost birthday party balloons," so that might be a good choice—although you risk angering the marine wildlife people, and they have sharks.

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Digital Resource Lifespan
Posted by News Fetcher on October 30 '17 at 08:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I spent a long time thinking about how to design a system for long-term organization and storage of subject-specific informational resources without needing ongoing work from the experts who created them, only to realized I'd just reinvented libraries.

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Credit Card Rewards
Posted by News Fetcher on October 27 '17 at 08:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I should make a list of all the things I could be trying to optimize, prioritized by ... well, I guess there are a few different variables I could use. I'll create a spreadsheet ...

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Immune System
Posted by News Fetcher on October 25 '17 at 08:11 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

It also helps with negotiation. "Look, if it were up to me, *I'd* accept your offer, but my swarm of autonomous killer cells literally can't be reasoned with. It's out of my hands!"

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Making Progress
Posted by News Fetcher on October 23 '17 at 08:11 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I started off with countless problems. But now I know, thanks to COUNT(), that I have "#REF! ERROR: Circular dependency detected" problems.

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Cast Iron Pan
Posted by News Fetcher on October 19 '17 at 08:11 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

If you want to evenly space them, it's easiest to alternate between the Arctic and Antarctic. Some people just go to the Arctic twice, near the equinoxes so the visits are almost 6 months apart, but it's not the same.

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Research Risks
Posted by News Fetcher on October 18 '17 at 05:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The 1919 Great Boston Molasses Flood remained the deadliest confectionery containment accident until the Canadian Space Agency's 2031 orbital maple syrup delivery disaster.

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Bun Trend
Posted by News Fetcher on October 16 '17 at 06:51 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as "adorable."

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State Borders
Posted by News Fetcher on October 13 '17 at 04:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

A schism between the pro-panhandle and anti-panhandle factions eventually led to war, but both sides spent too much time working on their flag designs to actually do much fighting.

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Logical
Posted by News Fetcher on October 11 '17 at 06:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

It's like I've always said--people just need more common sense. But not the kind of common sense that lets them figure out that they're being condescended to by someone who thinks they're stupid, because then I'll be in trouble.

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