Tag Archives: xkcd

xkcd – Hoverboard

You can’t help but love xkcd. Most of the time, the author Randall Munroe draws single, one-off images. Occasionally, he goes all out and creates truly wonderful comics. A few previous examples include Time, Pixels, and Click and Drag. This … Continue reading

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How To Go To Space (with XKCD!)

Great, simple video explaining how to go to space, using only the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language. It does a pretty decent job, but it’s a bit odd hearing him saying “upgoer” or “fire water”, rather … Continue reading

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Pluto

It’s hard to have missed the amazing news about Pluto. The New Horizons probe has completed its flyby and sent back the above extraordinary image. Well, minus the few additions that xkcd have added to it! The enormous heart immediately stands out, … Continue reading

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Pixels

I’m a huge fan of xkcd. The most recent comic, entitled “Pixels“, is one of those that you can spend a long time getting lost in. Similar in scope to “Click and Drag” and “Time“, “Pixels” invites you to scroll … Continue reading

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Loop

The eternal struggle in today’s information-rich world. As usual, xkcd nails it with a very simple cartoon. I know I’ve been caught in this loop before, constantly switching between my computer and my iPhone, never fully reading an article. I … Continue reading

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Comics That Ask “What If?”

“Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe … Continue reading

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Starling Murmuration

A murmuration of starlings is truly wonderful to behold. The above video (by Keep Turning Left) shows an incredibly beautiful murmuration, set to the always magnificent Pachelbel’s Canon in D. But… how many birds would there need to be for gravity to … Continue reading

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