Randall Munroe posted an interactive xkcd comic yesterday that’s a video game called Hoverboard. I played it for a short time, but I gave up because I was busy (it’s Thanksgiving week, after all). I do like how encouraging it is: Once I got the result “You got 0 coins in three seconds. Show More Summary
The comic-slash-game, called Hoverboard, was created to celebrate the release of XKCD creator Randall Munroe’s latest book, Thing Explainer. It’s a lot deeper than it looks at first glance. Read more...
Sgt Crispy writes, "XKCD creator Randall Munroe, has made a spiffy little hoverboard game. Looks to be small, however, when you realize that boundaries are made to be broken, A massive world opens up to be explored." (more…)
In “Thing Explainer,” Mr. Munroe, a former NASA roboticist turned cartoonist, describes scientific concepts using the most basic English.
Several years ago, Randall Munroe, the creator of the Web comic “xkcd,” published his own blueprint of a Saturn V rocket, the launch vehicle that sent the Apollo astronauts to the moon. He called it “Up Goer Five.” The blueprint, heShow More Summary
Munroe's upcoming book, Thing Explainer, occasioned an interview in Time; in characteristically wonderful style, he answered all the questions with one-panel cartoons. ( via /.)
Randall Munroe’s latest comic at xkcd is a discussion about whether we’ve actually cracked the code of life. Sure, we know about DNA. On the surface, it seems so simple: only four bases in only two combinations. On the surface, it may as well be just digital code. Show More Summary
Sorry, smug technophiles, biology is a lot messier than even the most poorly optimized code. Randall Munroe, the polymath behind popular webcomic XKCD, is here with a reality check for everyone (myself emphatically included) guilty of trumping up the biotech revolution.
Randall Munroe has a new book coming out called Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words in which he uses the 1000 most common English words to explain interesting mostly scientific stuff. In a preview of the book, Munroe has...Show More Summary
Bill Gates reviews “Thing Explainer” written by author Randall Munroe.
Minute Physics explains how to go to space using only the 1000 most used words in English along with illustrations by Randall Munroe of xkcd. Munroe’s new book Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words will be released on November 24, 2015 and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
Bill Gates shares a comic strip celebrating progress on polio by Randall Munroe.
Here's Randall Munroe's brilliant explanation of how the Saturn V rocket works. The brilliant part is that he illustrated it using only the 1,000 most common words (which, ironically, doesn't include the word 'thousand'). If you are only able to...
Leave it to Randall Munroe to explain all those footprints over time...
Most surveys are written with the intent of finding something out. The XKCD survey, written by stick-cartoonist extraordinaire Randall Munroe, doesn’t have an end game — it’s just trying to collect random information from as many people as possible, and then find unlikely correlations. More »
Most surveys are written with the intent of finding something out. The XKCD survey, written by stick-cartoonist extraordinaire Randall Munroe, doesn’t have an end game — it’s just trying to collect random information from as many people as possible, and then find unlikely correlations. Read more...
The xkcd site is promoting Randall Munroe's forthcoming book Thing Explainer, in which things are explained in the style of his comic "Up Goer Five", "using only the ten hundred words people use the most often". At the time that "Up Goer Five" came out, Theo Sanderson created the Up Goer Five Text Editor, which […]
When your robot companion feels the call of the wild, you must set him free. He's not really yours unless he chooses to be with you. Randall Munroe of xkcd reminds us of this great if painful responsibility.