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12 items tagged “xkcd”


Why doesn’t xkcd site have social media share options?

My guess: he probably thinks they are a bit tacky.

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What is your review of xkcd?


It’s consistently excellent, and frequently throws out absolute diamonds. Here’s a great one from just a few days ago: [... 63 words]


Is xkcd overrated?


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Color Survey Results. XKCD asked anonymous netizens to provide names for random colours. The results (collated from 222,500 user sessions that named over 5 million colours) are fascinating. # 5th May 2010, 3:59 pm

Telescopes and bathyscapes and sonar probes of Scottish lakes, Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse explained with abstract phase-space maps, some x-ray slides, a music score, Minard’s Napoleonic war: the most exciting new frontier is charting what’s already here.

xkcd # 23rd April 2010, 10:43 am


A convention once saw, for example, that I had worked at NASA, and put me on a panel about the future of space exploration.  I felt a little out-of-place, given that my main NASA achievement was that I once lassoed a robot with cat-6 cable and had it pull me around the hallways charioteer-style.

Randall Munroe # 22nd August 2008, 8:28 am

Trebuchets, Geohashes, and Richmond, VA. I love how Randall Munroe lives his life in the spirit of XKCD. # 14th June 2008, 10:02 pm


xkcd: Python. Just type “import antigravity”. # 5th December 2007, 6:09 am

Blanket Fort. xkcd on why you still want one. # 10th February 2007, 4:30 pm

2006 (via) The response to Verizon’s appalling maths. # 10th December 2006, 1:12 pm

xkcd: Nihilism. Zomg squirrels! # 6th October 2006, 9:15 am

sudo sandwich. xkcd cracks me up. # 30th August 2006, 6:50 am