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Unification
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '18 at 02:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

For a while, some physicists worked on a theory unifying the other forces with both the force of gravity and the film "Gravity," but even after Alfonso Cuarón was held in a deep underground chamber of water for 10^31 years he refused to sell his film to Disney.

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Robots
Posted by News Fetcher on February 13 '18 at 09:11 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Don't be nervous about the robots, be nervous about the people with the resources to build them.

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Impostor Syndrome
Posted by News Fetcher on February 12 '18 at 06:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

It's actually worst in people who study the Dunning–Kruger effect. We tried to organize a conference on it, but the only people who would agree to give the keynote were random undergrads.

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The History of Unicode
Posted by News Fetcher on February 09 '18 at 09:00 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

2048: "Great news for Maine—we're once again an independent state!!! Thanks, @unicode, for ruling in our favor and sending troops to end New Hampshire's annexation.

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Backpack Decisions
Posted by News Fetcher on February 07 '18 at 07:14 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"This one is perfect in every way, except that for some reason it's woven from a tungsten mesh, so it weighs 85 pounds and I'll need to carry it around on a hand cart." "That seems like a bad--" "BUT IT HAS THE PERFECT POCKET ARRANGEMENT!"

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Super Bowl Watch Party
Posted by News Fetcher on February 05 '18 at 09:55 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

It's going to be weird near the end of May when the screen goes blank for over 18 hours.

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Chicken Pox and Name Statistics
Posted by News Fetcher on February 02 '18 at 07:13 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

People with all six of those names agree that it's weird that we have teeth, when you think about it for too long. Just about everyone agrees on that, except—in a still-unexplained statistical anomaly—people named "Trevor."

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Fruit Collider
Posted by News Fetcher on January 31 '18 at 08:33 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The most delicious exotic fruit discovered this way is the strawberry banana. Sadly, it's only stable in puree form, so it's currently limited to yogurt and smoothies, but they're building a massive collider in Europe to search for a strawberry banana that can be eaten whole.

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Campaign Fundraising Emails
Posted by News Fetcher on January 29 '18 at 09:32 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The establishment doesn't take us seriously. You know who else they didn't take seriously? Hitler. I'll be like him, but a GOOD guy instead of...

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Night Sky
Posted by News Fetcher on January 26 '18 at 08:00 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

There's a mountain lion nearby, but it didn't notice you because it's reading Facebook.

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Hawaii
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '18 at 06:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Ok, I've got it, just need to plug in my security key. Hmm, which way does the USB go? Nope, not that way. I'll just flip it and– OH JEEZ IT FELL INTO THE VENT.

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Scientific Paper Graph Quality
Posted by News Fetcher on January 22 '18 at 08:00 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The worst are graphs with qualitative, vaguely-labeled axes and very little actual data.

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The End of the Rainbow
Posted by News Fetcher on January 18 '18 at 09:11 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The retina is the exposed surface of the brain, so if you think about a pot of gold while looking at a rainbow, then there's one at BOTH ends.

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Universal Dreams
Posted by News Fetcher on January 17 '18 at 09:11 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"That's ... unsettling." "Yeah, those definitely don't sound like the normal drea– LATITUDE THREE FIVE POINT..."

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Memorable Quotes
Posted by News Fetcher on January 15 '18 at 01:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote. —Randall Munroe

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Dying Gift
Posted by News Fetcher on January 11 '18 at 10:30 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

And to you, I leave my life-sized ice sculpture replica of the Pietà which was blessed by the Pope. You must never let it melt! Now, remember, all gifts must be removed from my estate within 24 hours.

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The Food Size Cycle
Posted by News Fetcher on January 10 '18 at 09:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

There's data suggesting that this model may apply to deep-dish/thin-crust pizza. I've designed a thorough multi-year study to investigate this personally, but funding organizations keep denying my grant requests.

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2016 Election Map
Posted by News Fetcher on January 08 '18 at 09:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I like the idea of cartograms (distorted population maps), but I feel like in practice they often end up being the worst of both worlds—not great for showing geography OR counting people. And on top of that, they have all the problems of a chloro... chorophl... chloropet... map with areas colored in.

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Meltdown and Spectre
Posted by News Fetcher on January 05 '18 at 11:41 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

New zero-day vulnerability: In addition to rowhammer, it turns out lots of servers are vulnerable to regular hammers, too.

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IATA Airport Abbreviations
Posted by News Fetcher on January 03 '18 at 09:01 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

IATA stands for International AirporT Abbreviation.

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