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Why your WiFi feels so slow sometimes

last monthTechnology : Post Tech

Randall Munroe, creator of the popular webcomic XKCD, is just like the rest of us: He struggles with Internet reliability. In a new strip, Munroe explains how weird it is that to get faster downloads sometimes, he has to turn off his phone's WiFi connection and switch over to his cellphone carrier's mobile data instead. For some, that might […]

This incredible State Word Map explains everything about America

3 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

No, not that one. Or this one. Or any of these. This one. Tags: language maps Randall Munroe USA

A Checklist to Help People Determine If It Is a Bird, a Plane, or Actually Superman Up in the Sky

7 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

xkcd creator Randall Munroe created an amusing comic, titled “Bird/Plane/Superman,” that features a checklist to help pedestrians figure out if it is a bird, a plane, or actually Superman up in the sky. Related Laughing Squid Posts‘The Myriad Monikers of Metropolis Menaces’, An Art Print by Pop Chart Lab Categorizing Superman’s Villainous FoesHonest Movie Trailers: […]

How to Tell the Difference

7 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Look! Up in the sky! Randall Munroe at xkcd created a handy chart so that all those people on the ground trying to identify a flying object can tell whether it is actually a bird, or a plane, or Supermen.

Houseguests, technological literacy, and the goddamned wifi: a single chart

7 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Randal Munroe nails it again in an XKCD installment that expresses the likelihood that your houseguests will be able to connect to your wifi (I confess to having been the "firmware" guide -- but also, having been reminded to do something about my own firmware when other difficult houseguests came to stay).

A Grammar Nazi in the Galactic Empire

8 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

If this were real, that young whippersnapper would be force choked so fast it'd make your head spin. The Emperor does not like to be corrected. Today's comic from Randall Munroe at xkcd appears to combine two of our recent posts, the one about how Star Wars could have been worse, and the one about how to deal with grammar nazis. Check the xkcd link for the bonus hover text.

Up-goer five semantics

A couple of months ago, Randall Munroe’s xkcd web comic explained the design of the Saturn V rocket using only the thousand most common words of English: “the Up Goer Five explained using only the ten hundred words people use the most often”. Explaining hard things in simple language has now become an internet meme. Show More Summary

The Work That Goes Into Everyday Items [Pic]

10 months agoTechnology : Geeks are Sexy

In this comic, artist Randall Munroe from XKCD has illustrated some of the work that goes into creating everyday items, including many things that happen in the background that most people will never think about. Let’s not forget that...Show More Summary

xkcd Takes a Detailed Look at the Work That Goes Into Everyday Items

10 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

xkcd creator Randall Munroe created a comic titled “Work” about appreciating the work that goes into everyday items. Related Laughing Squid PostsTime, A 3,099-Panel xkcd Comic Set in the Far FutureSomeone Is Wrong On The Internetlinks for 2009-10-26

One Simple Comic Explains Climate Change

Randall Munroe, creator of the tri-weekly web comic xkcd, has created a comic that shows just how radical the recent changes are and puts to bed the trope “the climate has changed before.”

xkcd: Earth temperature timeline

In classic xkcd-fashion, Randall Munroe timelines the Earth’s temperature, dating back to 20,000 BCE up to present. Slow changes, slow changes, history, slow changes, still slow changes, and then, oh… Tags: environment, temperature, xkcd

Randall Munroe’s XKCD Does It Again, Visualises “The Climate Has Changed Before”

Randall Munroe might be a name some of you don’t know, but most everyone will, at one time or another, have come across his greatest creation — the webcomic XKCD. Munroe is not just a web cartoonist, however, having started his career...Show More Summary

Xkcd Takes on Global Warming

My friend Randall Munroe is a wonder. He is more than just ridiculously smart; he knows how to access all that wonderful knowledge stored in his brain, combine various pieces of it, and then present it in innovative ways that somehow...Show More Summary

Everybody Always Gets This Wrong, Even Smart People

This is a great cartoon by Randall Munroe that makes a very important point very effectively. Spread it around, love it, learn from it. Here is an excellent video walkthrough of the cartoon, discussing its value as a communication tool. But do ignore the details of the prehistory because the cartoonist has fallen into the…

Link: xkcd’s Earth Temperature Timeline

Randall Munroe has done it again. His latest xkcd comic is an enormous timeline of the Earth's temperature, showing the enormously long time we have temperature estimates for, and how little it has changed until very, very recently. Munroe has an incredible talent for creating simple and fun explanations for complex topics. Show More Summary

A Horrifying Look at Climate Change Throughout Human History

Want to see something scary? Check out Randall Munroe's history of Earth's average temperature, at least as far as humans are concerned.

XKCD's massive, vertical climate change infographic

11 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Randall Munroe once again shows that he's one of the web's most talented storytellers, inventing ways of conveying information that use the web's affordances to novel and sharp effect (there's a reason he won a Hugo award). (more…)

Randall Munroe's Thing Explainer for $11

last yearHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I love Randall "xkcd" Munroe's latest book, Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words. The list price is $24.95 and it is on sale today for $10.93 on Amazon. I don't know how long this deal will last, but it's a bargain for this hardcover edition.

Pictographic English?

Today's xkcd: Mouseover title: "'Or maybe, because we're suddenly having so many conversations through written text, we'll start relying MORE on altered spelling to indicate meaning!' 'Wat.'" It's unusual for Randall Munroe to get so many things wrong, starting with the implication that such things as pictographic (as opposed to logographic) writing systems actually exist. […]

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