Comics! XKCD

Monday, January 15, 2018 14/80793

Memorable Quotes: "Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote. —Randall Munroe

Friday, January 12, 2018 14/80742

Dying Gift: And to you, I leave my life-sized ice sculpture replica of the Pietà which was blessed by the Pope. You must never let it melt! Now, remember, all gifts must be removed from my estate within 24 hours.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 14/80707

The Food Size Cycle: There's data suggesting that this model may apply to deep-dish/thin-crust pizza. I've designed a thorough multi-year study to investigate this personally, but funding organizations keep denying my grant requests.

Monday, January 8, 2018 14/80670

2016 Election Map: I like the idea of cartograms (distorted population maps), but I feel like in practice they often end up being the worst of both worlds—not great for showing geography OR counting people. And on top of that, they have all the problems of a chloro... chorophl... chloropet... map with areas colored in.

Friday, January 5, 2018 14/80621

Meltdown and Spectre: New zero-day vulnerability: In addition to rowhammer, it turns out lots of servers are vulnerable to regular hammers, too.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 14/80582

IATA Airport Abbreviations: IATA stands for International AirporT Abbreviation.

Monday, January 1, 2018 14/80546

Desert Golfing: I just want to stay up long enough to watch the ball drop into the hole number 2018.

Friday, December 29, 2017 14/80494

2018: We should really start calculating it earlier, but until the end of December we're always too busy trying to figure out which day Christmas will fall on.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 14/80457

Phone Security: ...wait until they type in payment information, then use it to order yourself a replacement phone.

Monday, December 25, 2017 14/80420

Santa Facts: We've gotten him up to 20% milk and cookies through an aggressive public campaign, but that seems to be his dietary limit. Anything above that and he starts developing nutritional deficiencies.

Friday, December 22, 2017 14/80370

The True Meaning of Christmas: They all made fun of Autometalogolex, but someday there will be a problem with Christmas that can only be solved if Santa somehow gets a serious headache, and then they'll see.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 14/80334

Virtual Assistant: If you ask it to please turn off that feature, it apologizes a whole bunch and promises to try to be quieter, then switches to a slightly lower-volume version of the clip with "sorry!" after the louder sounds.

Monday, December 18, 2017 14/80296

Calendar Facts: While it may seem like trivia, it (causes huge headaches for software developers / is taken advantage of by high-speed traders / triggered the 2003 Northeast Blackout / has to be corrected for by GPS satellites / is now recognized as a major cause of World War I).

Friday, December 15, 2017 14/80245

Argument Timing: Of course, everyone has their own profile. There are morning arguers, hangry arguers, meal-time arguers, late-night arguers, and people who get in a meta-argument over what their argument timing is, dredge up examples of past arguments, and end up fighting over THOSE again as well.