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Posted by News Fetcher on September 22 '17 at 08:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Since the current Twitter threadfall kicked off in early 2016, we can expect it to continue until the mid 2060s when the next Interval begins.

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USB Cables
Posted by News Fetcher on September 20 '17 at 07:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Tag yourself, I'm "frayed."

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Obsolete Technology
Posted by News Fetcher on September 18 '17 at 06:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

And I can't believe some places still use fax machines. The electrical signals waste so much time going AROUND the Earth when neutrino beams can go straight through!

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What to Bring
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '17 at 09:00 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I always figured you should never bring a gun to a gun fight because then you'll be part of a gun fight.

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xkcd Phone 6
Posted by News Fetcher on September 13 '17 at 06:20 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

We understand your privacy concerns; be assured that our phones will never store or transmit images of your face.

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Still in Use
Posted by News Fetcher on September 11 '17 at 06:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

'Which one?' 'I dunno, it's your house. Just check each object.' 'Check it for *what*?' 'Whether it looks like it might have touched a paper towel at some point and then forgotten to let go.' '...' 'You can also Google to learn how to check which things are using which resources.' 'You know, I'll just leave the towel there and try again tomorrow.'

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Two Down, One to Go
Posted by News Fetcher on September 08 '17 at 12:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The third row will probably have to wait until 2034, and maybe longer. If I see a daytime supernova, I'll replace the meteor storm with that and consider it 3/3.

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Typing Notifications
Posted by News Fetcher on September 06 '17 at 06:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Over the years I've decided I'd rather have them on than not, but I'm glad there aren't "has opened a blank note to compose a reply to you" notifications.

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Ensemble Model
Posted by News Fetcher on September 04 '17 at 07:30 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I'm in talks with Netflix to produce an alternate-universe crime drama about the world where sliced bread was never re-legalized, but it's going slowly because they keep changing their phone numbers and the door lock codes at their headquarters.

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Ringer Volume/Media Volume
Posted by News Fetcher on September 01 '17 at 06:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Our new video ad campaign has our product's name shouted in the first 500 milliseconds, so we can reach the people in adjacent rooms while the viewer is still turning down the volume.

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Supervillain Plan
Posted by News Fetcher on August 30 '17 at 06:00 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Someday, some big historical event will happen during the DST changeover, and all the tick-tock articles chronicling how it unfolded will have to include a really annoying explanation next to their timelines.

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Color Models
Posted by News Fetcher on August 28 '17 at 03:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

What if what *I* see as blue, *you* see as a slightly different blue because you're using Chrome instead of Firefox and despite a decade of messing with profiles we STILL can't get this right somehow.

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Drone Training
Posted by News Fetcher on August 25 '17 at 01:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The joke will be on him in a few weeks when animal control shows up and takes custody of his Roomba.

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Eclipse Review
Posted by News Fetcher on August 23 '17 at 02:43 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I watched from a beautiful nature reserve in central Missouri, and it was--without exaggeration--the coolest thing I've ever seen.

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Eclipse Birds
Posted by News Fetcher on August 20 '17 at 08:02 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

'Hey! Put her down!' 'No, it's ok! The next chance for me to be carried to a blood cauldron isn't until 2024!'

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Earth Orbital Diagram
Posted by News Fetcher on August 18 '17 at 06:31 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

You shouldn't look directly at a partial eclipse because of the damage that can be caused by improperly aligning the solar-lunar orbital plane with the orbital bones around your eye.

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Eclipse Science
Posted by News Fetcher on August 16 '17 at 05:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I was thinking of observing stars to verify Einstein's theory of relativity again, but I gotta say, that thing is looking pretty solid at this point.

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Eclipse Searches
Posted by News Fetcher on August 14 '17 at 09:00 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

There were traffic jams for the eclipses in 1970 and 1979, and that was *before* we had the potential for overnight viral social media frenzies.

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Computers vs Humans
Posted by News Fetcher on August 11 '17 at 08:33 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

It's hard to train deep learning algorithms when most of the positive feedback they get is sarcastic.

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Geologic Faults
Posted by News Fetcher on August 09 '17 at 05:40 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I live on a torn-bag-of-potato-chips-where-the-tear-is-rapidly-growing fault, which is terrifying.

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