Favorite xkcd

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http://xkcd.com/664/ definitely demonstrates how I've felt at work :smile:. What's with the philosophy hate though? Philosophers would slap that guy too :tongue:.
 
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http://xkcd.com/664/ definitely demonstrates how I've felt at work :smile:.


The business may just heap more work on you, but they also give bigger raises to the folks that are harder to replace.

Does academia give raises?
 
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The business may just heap more work on you, but they also give bigger raises to the folks that are harder to replace.

Does academia give raises?

I'm not complaining, just remembering trying to explain how some code works to my boss and being told no one cares, which does make sense :smile:. Thankfully it ended up actually being useful and not just a neat CS trick.
 
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I have a lot of favorites, but I always thought these three were hilarious (there are better ones, but none that I can think of off the top of my head):

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Alt text -- 'Hey, everyone, you can totally trust that I didn't do a word count on MY edit!'
http://xkcd.com/545/

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Alt text -- Sadly, this is a true story. At least I learned about the OS X 'say' command.
http://xkcd.com/530/

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Alt text -- That cat has some serious periodic components
http://xkcd.com/26/
 
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This one has a bad word, but so true. I've added a few more to the graph. Mangoes would definitely belong in the upper left.
http://xkcd.com/388/
 
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This one has a bad word, but so true. I've added a few more to the graph. Mangoes would definitely belong in the upper left.
http://xkcd.com/388/

Bananas should be just above the x-axis. They're nice and neutral and can be put on almost anything.

And what's he have against oranges. I like oranges. Especially those little ones called clementines. They even have a song about them that you sing while you eat them.

"Oh, my darling
Oh, my darling
Oh, my darling, clementine"
 
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And what's he have against oranges. I like oranges. Especially those little ones called clementines. They even have a song about them that you sing while you eat them.


Clementines are not oranges. Clementines are tangerines. Tangerines (C. reticulata) are just as different from oranges (C. sinensis) as oranges are from lemons (C. limon).
 
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I probably have never had a "good" grapefruit, living in New England. The few times I've been to Florida, I have learned what a really good orange tastes like. I found no time to experiment with any other citrus.

If you read the mouse-over text, you will find the comment on coconuts.

And I also would not place cherries that far on the "easy" side. I have a $900 tooth, thanks to a freaking cherry.

Also, fresh figs go in the upper left corner. You can eat everything but the stem.

Starfruit goes in the lower right. Persimmons go somewhere between peaches and seedless grapes.
 
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I like these:
Python: http://xkcd.com/353/
Purity: http://xkcd.com/435/

And here is Randall Munroe giving a talk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zJOS0sV2a24&hl=de_DE&fs=1&"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zJOS0sV2a24&hl=de_DE&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
 
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I just got my new xkcd shirt yesterday (Wearing it now):

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based on this comic (too long to post as an image I think):
http://xkcd.com/585/
 
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My favorite XKCD is this one:

http://www.xkcd.com/386/

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Probably because it reminds me of my boyfriend. He's addicted to ars technica.

That comic is the story of 90% of my PF participation. It also describes the motivation behind academic philosophy. Rarely does anyone say anything new. Every paper written just points out something that someone else was wrong about :tongue:.
 

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