Posts Tagged ‘xkcd’

Gravity Wells (xkcd)

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

[Editor's note: Science comic geek alert. Thanks Martin and Jo!]

Republished from XKCD: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

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Analyze this, Tufte! Movie Narrative Charts (XKCD comic)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009


[Editor's note: Thanks Jo!]

Republished from XKCD.

These charts show movie character interactions. The horizontal axis is time. The vertical groupings of the lines indicates which characters are together at a given time. On the LoTRs up and down roughly correspond to northwest and southeast.

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Comic: Converting to Metric (XKCD)

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

[Editor's note: Helpful hints on how to go metric if you never had a science class in the US since the 1970s. I don't yet dream in metric but I ain't afraid of it ;) Thanks Jo!] 

Republished from XKCD: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

The key to converting to metric is establishing new reference points. When you hear “26° C,” instead of thinking “that’s 79° F” you should think, “That’s warmer than a house but cool for swimming.” Here are some helpful tables of reference points:

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Going West (Comic from XKCD)

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Girl: I’m Sorry. The Google Maps team hired me.

Boy: But I can’t move to California!

Girl: Then I guess this is the end.

Boy: It can’t be! Listen… When I look deep into your eyes, I see a future for us.

Girl: Look deeper.

Boy: “We’re sorry but we don’t have imagery at this zoom level”? They… they have you already.

Republished from XKCD. A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. Thanks Jo!