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Percentage Styles - In a tribute to classical Latin, I started pronouncing it 'per-kent.' Eventually my friends had to resort to spritzing me with a water bottle like a cat to train me out of it. - Wed, 03 Apr 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2132/

Emojidome - &#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340 - Mon, 01 Apr 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2131/

Industry Nicknames - As far as "being in the pocket of Big Egg" goes, I think the real threat is Chansey. - Fri, 29 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2130/

New Robot - "Some worry that we'll soon have a surplus of search and rescue robots, compared to the number of actual people in situations requiring search and rescue. That's where our other robot project comes in..." - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2128/

Panama Canal - Once they selected the other proposal, we could have kept shopping ours around, but we would had to modify it include an aqueduct over their canal, which would be totally unreasonable. - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2127/

Google Trends Maps - It's early 2020. The entire country is gripped with Marco Rubio fever except for Alaska, which is freaking out. You're frantically studying up on etiquette and/or sexting. - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2126/

Luna 2 - The flags were probably vaporized on impact, because we launched it before we had finished figuring out how to land. That makes sense from an engineering standpoint, but also feels like a metaphor. - Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2125/

Space Mission Hearing - Our grant application contains one of those little greeting card speakers that plays spaceship noises when you open it. - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2124/

Meta Collecting - I'm trying to get the page locked because some jerk keeps adding "Yachts". - Wed, 13 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2123/

Size Venn Diagram - Terms I'm going to start using: The Large Dipper, great potatoes, the Big Hadron Collider, and Large Orphan Annie. - Mon, 11 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2122/

Light Pollution - It's so sad how almost no one alive today can remember seeing the galactic rainbow, the insanity nebula, or the skull and glowing eyes of the Destroyer of Sagittarius. - Fri, 08 Mar 2019 05:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2121/

Brain Hemispheres - Neurologically speaking, the LEFT hand is actually the one at the end of the RIGHT arm. - Wed, 06 Mar 2019 05:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2120/

Video Orientation - CIRCULAR VIDEO - PROS: Solves aspect ratio problem. CONS: Never trust anyone who talks to you from inside a circle. - Mon, 04 Mar 2019 05:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2119/

Normal Distribution - It's the NORMAL distribution, not the TANGENT distribution. - Fri, 01 Mar 2019 05:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2118/

Differentiation and Integration - "Symbolic integration" is when you theatrically go through the motions of finding integrals, but the actual result you get doesn't matter because it's purely symbolic. - Wed, 27 Feb 2019 05:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2117/

.NORM Normal File Format - At some point, compression becomes an aesthetic design choice. Luckily, SVG is a really flexible format, so there's no reason it can't support vector JPEG artifacts. - Mon, 25 Feb 2019 05:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2116/

Plutonium - It's like someone briefly joined the team running the universe, introduced their idea for a cool mechanic, then left, and now everyone is stuck pretending that this wildly unbalanced dynamic makes sense. - Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2115/

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