Comics! XKCD

Saturday, October 20, 2018 14/84805

Tectonics Game: They're limiting the playtesters to type A3 V stars, so the games will all end before the Sun consumes the Earth.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 14/84769

Hygrometer: I'm working on assembling a combination declinometer, sclerometer, viscometer, aleurometer, stalagmometer, and hypsometer. I'm making good progress according to my ometerometer, a device which shows the rate at which I'm acquiring measurement devices.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 14/84746

Modified Bayes' Theorem: Don't forget to add another term for "probability that the Modified Bayes' Theorem is correct."

Friday, October 12, 2018 14/84710

Rock Wall: I don't trust mantle/core geologists because I suspect that, if they ever get a chance to peel away the Earth's crust, they'll do it in a heartbeat.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 14/84685

Internal Monologues: Haha, just kidding, everyone's already been hacked. I wonder if today's the day we find out about it.

Monday, October 8, 2018 14/84656

Horror Movies: "Isn't the original Jurassic Park your favorite movie of all time?" "Yes, but that's because I like dinosaurs and I WANT there to be an island full of them. If John Hammond's lab had been breeding serial killers in creepy masks, I wouldn't have watched!" "Wait, are you sure? That could actually be good." "Ok, I WOULD watch the scenes where Jeff Goldblum tries to convince a bunch of executives that the park is a bad idea."

Friday, October 5, 2018 14/84620

Bluetooth: Bluetooth is actually named for the tenth-century Viking king Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson, but the protocol developed by Harald was a wireless charging standard unrelated to the modern Bluetooth except by name.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 14/84605

Data Pipeline: "Is the pipeline literally running from your laptop?" "Don't be silly, my laptop disconnects far too often to host a service we rely on. It's running on my phone."

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 14/84582

Incoming Calls: I wonder if that friendly lady ever fixed the problem she was having with her headset.

Friday, September 28, 2018 14/84529

Stanislav Petrov Day: I was going to get you an alarm clock that occasionally goes off randomly in the middle of the night, but you can ignore it and go back to sleep and it's fine.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 14/84520

Bad Opinions: I thought of another bad opinion! I couldn't find anyone who expressed it specifically, but still, the fact that I can so easily imagine it is infuriating! I'm gonna tell everyone about it!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 14/84507

6/6 Time: You know how Einstein figured out that the speed of light was constant, and everything else had to change for consistency? My theory is like his, except not smart or good.

Friday, September 21, 2018 14/84477

Unfulfilling Toys: We were going to do a falling-apart Rubik's cube that was just 27 independent blocks stuck together with magnets, but then we realized it was actually really cool and even kind of worked, so we cut that one.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 14/84452

Curve-Fitting: Cauchy-Lorentz: "Something alarmingly mathematical is happening, and you should probably pause to Google my name and check what field I originally worked in."