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

3 days 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

last monthHumor / 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

4 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

4 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

6 months agoHumor / 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. […]

xkcd Answers How Many Fireflies It Would Take to Match the Brightness of the Sun

6 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In the continuing What If? series, xkcd artist Randall Munroe answers the reader-submitted question, “How many fireflies would it take to match the brightness of the Sun?” The explanation includes how fireflies create their light and the best way to logically match the Sun’s brightness with fireflies. image via xkcd

The XKCD Phone 4: Plenty of Headphone Jacks to Go Around

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Now its fourth installment, Randall Munroe’s XKCD Phone series is superb satire on the ludicrous world of smartphone rumors. Following One , Two , and Three , the XKCD Phone Four gives fans what they’ve been craving—headphone jacks, lots of headphones jacks. Read more...

City Talk Pages

9 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The talk pages on Wikipedia are often mundane, but if you look closely, you’ll run across occasional weirdness and outright hilarity. Randall Munroe of xkcd noticed that discussions on city entries are particularly funny, as they involve...Show More Summary

Grow your own garden on XKCD

9 months agoHumor / odd :

For April Fools' Day, Randall Munroe made an interactive widget where you can grow your own garden. Here's mine so far. Others' gardens are further along, with people and octopuses showing up. As with real gardens, the keyword is "patience". Tags: Randall Munroe

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