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Launch Conditions
Posted by News Fetcher on February 20 '19 at 11:22 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Though I do think the tiny vent on one of the boosters labeled "O-RING" is in poor taste.

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Physics Suppression
Posted by News Fetcher on February 18 '19 at 06:02 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

If physics had a mafia, I'm pretty sure the BICEP2 mess would have ended in bloodshed.

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Night Shift
Posted by News Fetcher on February 15 '19 at 10:03 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Help, I set my white balance wrong and suddenly everyone is screaming at each other about whether they've been to Colorado.

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Opportunity Rover
Posted by News Fetcher on February 13 '19 at 10:03 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Thanks for bringing us along.

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Error Bars
Posted by News Fetcher on February 11 '19 at 10:03 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

...an effect size of 1.68 (95% CI: 1.56 (95% CI: 1.52 (95% CI: 1.504 (95% CI: 1.494 (95% CI: 1.488 (95% CI: 1.485 (95% CI: 1.482 (95% CI: 1.481 (95% CI: 1.4799 (95% CI: 1.4791 (95% CI: 1.4784...

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Invisible Formatting
Posted by News Fetcher on February 08 '19 at 07:22 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

To avoid errors like this, we render all text and pipe it through OCR before processing, fixing a handful of irregular bugs by burying them beneath a smooth, uniform layer of bugs.

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Carbonated Beverage Language Map
Posted by News Fetcher on February 06 '19 at 10:03 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

There's one person in Missouri who says "carbo bev" who the entire rest of the country HATES.

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Launch Risk
Posted by News Fetcher on February 04 '19 at 10:04 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Don't worry--you're less likely to die from a space launch than from a shark attack. The survival rate is pretty high for both!

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Sharing Options
Posted by News Fetcher on February 01 '19 at 07:22 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

How about posts that are public, but every time a company accesses a bunch of them, the API makes their CEO's account click 'like' on one of them at random so you get a notification.

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Modern OSI Model
Posted by News Fetcher on January 29 '19 at 10:00 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

In retrospect, I shouldn't have used each layer of the OSI model as one of my horcruxes.

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Biff Tannen
Posted by News Fetcher on January 28 '19 at 07:22 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

I can't help myself; now I want to read a bunch of thinkpieces from newspapers in Biff's 1985 arguing over whether the growth of the region into a corporate dystopia was inevitable.

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Midcontinent Rift System
Posted by News Fetcher on January 25 '19 at 07:22 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The best wedge issue is an actual wedge.

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Internet Archive
Posted by News Fetcher on January 23 '19 at 12:42 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

The fact that things like the npm left-pad incident are so rare is oddly reassuring.

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Technical Analysis
Posted by News Fetcher on January 20 '19 at 10:03 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

"I [suspect] that we are throwing more and more of our resources, including the cream of our youth, into financial activities remote from the production of goods and services, into activities that generate high private rewards disproportionate to their social productivity. I suspect that the immense power of the computer is being harnessed to this 'paper economy', not to do the same transactions more economically but to balloon the quantity and variety of financial exchanges." --James Tobin, July 1984

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Models of the Atom
Posted by News Fetcher on January 17 '19 at 10:00 PM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

J.J. Thompson won a Nobel Prize for his work in electricity in gases, but was unfairly passed over for his "An atom is plum pudding, and plum pudding is MADE of atoms! Duuuuude." theory.

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Missal of Silos
Posted by News Fetcher on January 16 '19 at 10:03 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

Welcome to Wyoming, motto "We'd like to clarify that Cheyenne Mountain is in Colorado."

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Magnetic Pole
Posted by News Fetcher on January 14 '19 at 11:22 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

People keep trying to come up with reasons that we should worry about the magnetic field collapsing or reversing, but honestly I think it's fine. Whatever minor problems it causes will be made up for by the mid-latitude auroras.

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Thor Tools
Posted by News Fetcher on January 11 '19 at 09:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

CORRECTION: After careful evaluation, we have determined that the axis label on this chart was printed backward.

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Mattresses
Posted by News Fetcher on January 09 '19 at 05:50 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

After reading that "The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare" article, I've decided it's safer and less complicated to just sleep on the floor. DISCLOSURE: THE AUTHOR OF THIS MOUSEOVER TEXT RECEIVED FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FROM THE FLOOR INDUSTRY FOR THIS MESSAGE.

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Marsiforming
Posted by News Fetcher on January 07 '19 at 07:10 AM
By Randall Munroe from XKCD:

It has so many advantages--it preserves Martian life, requires fewer interplanetary launches, and makes it much easier to field-test Mars rovers.

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