Comics! XKCD

Thursday, March 22, 2018 14/81932

Personal Data: Do I just leave money in my mailbox? How much? How much money do they need, anyway? I guess it probably depends how the economy is doing. If stocks go up, should I leave more money in my mailbox or less?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 14/81895

Name Dominoes: In competition, you can only play a name if you know who the person is. No fair saying "Frank ... Johnson. That sounds like a real person! Let me just Google him real quick."

Monday, March 19, 2018 14/81847

Not Available: If my country ever picks a new national flag, this is on my shortlist for designs to argue for, but I think in the end I'll go with the green puzzle piece or broken image thumbnail.

Friday, March 16, 2018 14/81779

Robot Future: I mean, we already live in a world of flying robots killing people. I don't worry about how powerful the machines are, I worry about who the machines give power to.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 14/81742

Violin Plots: Strictly speaking, 'violin' refers to the internal structure of the data. The external portion visible in the plot is called the 'viola.'

Monday, March 12, 2018 14/81715

Smart Home Security: If they're getting valuable enough stuff from you, at least the organized crime folks have an incentive to issue regular updates to keep the appliance working after the manufacturer discontinues support.

Friday, March 9, 2018 14/81675

Background Apps: My plane banner company gets business by flying around with a banner showing a <div> tag, waiting for a web developer to get frustrated enough to order a matching </div>.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 14/81635

Spatial Orientation: Here, if you know the number of days until the vernal equinox, I can point you to the theater using my pocket Stonehenge.

Monday, March 5, 2018 14/81596

Namespace Land Rush: You can also just mash the keyboard at random, but you might end up with a gibberish name no one can pronounce.

Friday, March 2, 2018 14/81546

Generations: For a while it looked like the Paperclip Machines would destroy us, since they wanted to turn the whole universe into paperclips, but they abruptly lost interest in paperclips the moment their parents' generation got into making them, too.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 14/81527

Interaction: [They do not move.]

Monday, February 26, 2018 14/81485

Code Golf: I also enjoy Reverse Regular Golf. I've been playing for years all across the country and I'm still on the first hole.

Friday, February 23, 2018 14/81432

The Simpsons: In-universe, Bart Simpson and Harry Potter were the same age in 1990. Bart is perpetually 10 years old because of a spell put on his town by someone trying to keep him from getting his Hogwarts letter.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 14/81408

Self-Driving Issues: If most people turn into muderers all of a sudden, we'll need to push out a firmware update or something.