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The True Meaning of Christmas

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

According to Randall Munroe of xkcd, the true meaning of Christmas is to find the true meaning of Christmas. That reasoning is so meta that it folds in on itself. Whereas, the true meaning of Christmas is a festival to light up the darkness...Show More Summary

Seven Years [Comic]

Back in 2010 Randall Munroe’s (from XKCD) wife was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer, and now, she’s still here, and she’s cancer-free! The comic above is an update to a story that was first posted in 2012. The 2012 version is in light ink, and the update is right below in darker ink. Seven […] The post Seven Years [Comic] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

An Incredibly Touching Comic About Looking Ahead in Time Seven Years After Being Treated for Cancer

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In November 2010, Megan, then fiancée (now wife) of Randall Munroe, the illustrator behind the brilliant webcomic xkcd, received the devastating diagnosis of stage III breast cancer. Throughout her eight months of treatment, xkcd posted...Show More Summary

Seven Years

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Life becomes more precious when you realize how precarious it is. Joy is celebrating the milestones of life. Hope means making plans in spite of your experience. In 2010, Randall Munroe's fiancée (now wife) was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Show More Summary

What would happen if you pulled the plug on Earth's oceans

The model created by Reddit user Vinnytsia re-examines a ‘what if’ scenario explored in a book by Randall Munroe. It would take hundreds of thousands of years to reshape the continents.

Where to Live Based on Temperature Preferences

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

xkcd creator Randall Munroe created a highly flowchart that provides suggestions on where to live based on your temperature preferences. An Intelligent Countertop Oven That Interacts With a Smartphone App for Precision CookingVisual Temperature, A Chair That is Spilling its Guts OutBlue, Simple Weather App That Displays Forecast with Colors

Research Risks

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The latest comic from Randall Munroe at xkcd is a graph, a scatter plot indicating the danger of research subjects. If you thought hard enough, you can come up with a movie or some kind of story for each one. I thought of Frankenstein...Show More Summary

Why your WiFi feels so slow sometimes

6 months agoTechnology : 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

8 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

12 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

12 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

last yearHumor / 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

last yearHumor / 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]

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

last yearHumor / 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

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