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  • Title: xkcd: Monster
    Descriptive info: .. Archive.. What If?.. Blag.. Store.. About.. A webcomic of romance,.. sarcasm, math, and language.. You can get the Subways comic as a.. poster.. !.. Monster.. |.. Prev.. Random.. Next.. |.. Permanent link to this comic: http://xkcd.. com/1257/.. Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): http://imgs.. xkcd.. com/comics/monster.. png.. Search comic titles and transcripts:.. RSS Feed.. -.. Atom Feed.. Comics I enjoy:.. Three Word Phrase.. ,.. Oglaf.. (nsfw),.. SMBC.. Dinosaur Comics.. A Softer World.. Buttersafe.. Perry Bible Fellowship.. Questionable Content.. Buttercup Festival.. Warning: this  ...   adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).. BTC 1NfBXWqseXc9rCBc3Cbbu6HjxYssFUgkH6.. We did not invent the algorithm.. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus.. The algorithm killed Jeeves.. The algorithm is banned in China.. The algorithm is from Jersey.. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus.. This is not the algorithm.. This is close.. This work is licensed under a.. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.. 5 License.. This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them).. More details..

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  • Title: xkcd: Barrel - Part 1
    Descriptive info: Barrel - Part 1.. com/1/.. com/comics/barrel_cropped_(1).. jpg.. [[A boy sits in a barrel which is floating in an ocean.. ]] Boy: I wonder where I ll float next? [[The barrel drifts into the distance.. Nothing else can be seen.. ]] {{Alt: Don t we all.. }}..

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  • Title: xkcd: Questions
    Descriptive info: Questions.. com/1256/.. com/comics/questions..

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  • Title: xkcd - A Webcomic - License
    Descriptive info: xkcd - A Webcomic - License.. This means that you are.. free.. to copy and reuse any of my drawings (noncommercially) as long as you tell people where they're from.. That is, you don't need my permission to post these pictures on your website (and hotlinking with img is fine); just include a link back to this page.. Or you can  ...   com in the comment field.. You can use them freely (with some kind of link) in not-for-profit publications, and I'm also okay with people reprinting occasional comics (with clear attribution) in publications like books, blogs, newsletters, and presentations.. If you're not sure whether your use is noncommercial, feel free to.. email me.. and ask (if you're not sure, it's probably okay)..

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  • Title: xkcd: Grownups
    Descriptive info: Grownups.. com/150/.. com/comics/grownups.. [[Man is talking to Woman who is behind a waste-high screen across a doorway with colorful playpen balls behind her.. ]] Man: Hey, I was wondering if you had plans for-- holy crap, what happened to your apartment? Woman: I filled it with playpen balls! Man: I.. what? Why?  ...   turn to decide what that means.. [[Both vanish into the apartment, balls spilling out into the corridor.. A love heart drifts out the door, indicating you-know-what]] {{Alt: I ve looked into this, and I can t figure out a way to do it cheaply.. And I guess it wouldn t be sanitary..

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  • Title: xkcd: Circuit Diagram
    Descriptive info: Circuit Diagram.. com/730/.. com/comics/circuit_diagram..

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  • Title: xkcd: Angular Momentum
    Descriptive info: Angular Momentum.. com/162/.. com/comics/angular_momentum.. [[Man sits on his bed, looking at a girl who is spinning.. It is night.. ]] Man on bed: What are you doing? Girl: Spinning counterclockwise Each turn robs the planet of angular momentum Slowing its spin by the tiniest bit Lengthening the night, pushing back the dawn Giving me a little more time here With you {{title text: With reasonable assumptions about latitude and body shape, how much time might she gain them? Note: whatever the answer, sunrise always comes too soon.. (Also, is it worth it if she throws up?)}}..

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  • Title: xkcd: Self-Description
    Descriptive info: Self-Description.. com/688/.. com/comics/self_description.. [[There is a pie chart, mostly white with a black slice.. The white is labeled Fraction of this image which is white.. The black is labeled Fraction of this image which is black.. ]] [[There is a bar graph labeled Amount of black ink by panel.. Bar 1 is medium height, Bar 2 higher, Bar 3 lowest.. ]] [[There is a scatterplot labeled Location of black  ...   the zeroes marked.. The graph is, of course, the whole comic scaled to fit the axes, including a smaller version of itself in the last panel, etc.. ]] {{Title text: The contents of any one panel are dependent on the contents of every panel including itself.. The graph of panel dependencies is complete and bidirectional, and each node has a loop.. The mouseover text has two hundred and forty-two characters..

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  • Title: xkcd: Alternative Energy Revolution
    Descriptive info: Alternative Energy Revolution.. com/556/.. com/comics/alternative_energy_revolution.. [[A field of windmills is silhouetted against dusk sky.. ]] [[Man and woman are standing and sitting on the ground overlooking the windmills.. ]] Man: I m all for green energy, but those turbines creep me out.. They remind me of War of the Worlds, or the Tripod books.. Woman: They -are- unnerving.. Man: I can t shake the feeling that at any moment they ll-- RUMBLE [[A leg begins to split off one windmill.. ]] crack [[The leg separates from the body of the windmill.. ]] [[The new leg lands on the ground.. ]] BOOM [[Another leg begins to split off the other side of the  ...   Oh no.. Man: Al Gore, you ve doomed us all.. Woman: It s coming this way! Man: Run! [[One of the enormous tripod windmill feet lands right behind the running couple, sending debris flying.. ]] BOOM [[Man and woman run.. ]] Woman: What now? Man: Someone has to stop them.. Woman: But who could-- Voice from next panel: Stand aside! [[Don Quixote sits mounted at the top of a hill, lance at the ready.. ]] {{title text: The moment their arms spun freely in our air, they were doomed -- for Man has earned his right to hold this planet against all comers, by virtue of occasionally producing someone totally batshit insane..

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  • Title: xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe
    Descriptive info: Comics:.. (Hover mouse over title to view publication date).. Columbus.. Preferred Chat System.. Exoplanet Names.. Increased Risk.. Anti-Glass.. Old Accounts.. Meteor Showers.. Sphere.. The Mother of All Suspicious Files.. Pale Blue Dot.. 10-Day Forecast.. Six Words.. Snare.. Scary Names.. Annoying Ringtone Champion.. Quantum Mechanics.. Social Media.. Enlightenment.. QR Code.. Seashell.. Settled.. Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013).. Relativity.. Realistic Criteria.. Habitable Zone.. Polar/Cartesian.. Screensaver.. Prometheus.. The Pace of Modern Life.. Balloon Internet.. Ice Sheets.. Council of 300.. Dwarf Fortress.. Pastime.. Nomenclature.. Hipsters.. Reports.. Doors of Durin.. Cells.. Sticks and Stones.. Insight.. Geoguessr.. Combination Vision Test.. Interstellar Memes.. Birds and Dinosaurs.. I'm So Random.. Encoding.. Footnote Labyrinths.. AirAware.. Einstein.. Is It Worth the Time?.. Detail.. Time Machines.. Girls and Boys.. Integration by Parts.. 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  • Title: xkcd - A webcomic
    Descriptive info: xkcd.. com.. Randall Munroe.. Contact:.. orders@xkcd.. -- All store-related email.. press@xkcd.. -- Press questions, etc (may take a long time to get to me).. Note: You are welcome to reprint occasional comics pretty much anywhere (presentations, papers, blogs with ads, etc).. If you're not outright merchandizing, you're probably fine.. Just be sure to attribute the comic to xkcd.. If you have a question or comment about xkcd, you may want to try sharing it on the.. forums.. or the.. IRC channel.. IRC: #xkcd on irc.. foonetic.. net.. Wikipedia article:.. Translations (unofficial):.. Spanish.. Russian.. German.. com updates without fail every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.. Who are you?.. I'm just this guy, you know? I'm a CNU graduate with a degree in physics.. Before starting xkcd, I worked on robots at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia.. As of June 2007 I live in Massachusetts.. In my spare time I climb things, open strange doors, and go to goth clubs dressed as a frat guy so I can stand around and look terribly uncomfortable.. At frat parties I do the same thing, but the other way around.. What else do you do?.. Occasionally produce a few extra comics such as a pair of comics for IBM's.. A Smarter Planet initiative.. (also archived.. here.. as they are released).. Encourage people to.. get out and meet each other.. in, hopefully, interesting places via.. geohashing.. Host a.. gallery of photos.. inspired by.. comic #249.. Who else are you?.. Server maintenance and most of the coding for these sites is done by my friend davean, who tries hard to remain invisible but can be reached at.. davean@xkcd.. What does XKCD stand for?.. It's not actually an acronym.. It's just a word with no phonetic pronunciation -- a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of four-character strings.. Where did all this start?.. I was going through old math/sketching graph paper notebooks and didn't want to lose some of the work in them, so I started scanning pages.. I took the more comic-y ones and put them up on a server I was testing out, and got a bunch of  ...   ad-supported or not) with no need to get my permission.. How can I reach you?.. I frequently lurk on irc.. foonetic.. net as 'Randall' -- if you leave a message for me there I will probably get it.. If you have a general question about xkcd, you may also want to try the.. fora.. Note: I don't use submitted comic ideas and I have already heard about every company making human hamster balls and any news story about velociraptors.. How can I find the date a comic was posted?.. The posting date is in the mouseover text on the archive page.. Is there an interface for automated systems to access comics and metadata?.. Yes.. You can get comics through the JSON interface, at URLs like.. http://xkcd.. com/info.. json.. (current comic) and.. com/614/info.. (comic #614).. Is xkcd translated?.. Translating humor is often difficult between groups that speak the same language, let alone totally different cultures.. So it's inherently a hard problem.. However, a reader does translate xkcd strips into Spanish, which can be found at.. es.. How do I write "xkcd"? There's nothing in Strunk and White about this.. For those of us pedantic enough to want a rule, here it is: The preferred form is "xkcd", all lower-case.. In formal contexts where a lowercase word shouldn't start a sentence, "XKCD" is an okay alternative.. "Xkcd" is frowned upon.. Which sorting algorithms should I use? They taught me so many.. This is tricky.. Most of what they teach you in school is just as an example of how to think about algorithms; 99% of the time you shouldn't worry about optimizing your sorts.. Just learn to implement Quicksort (which is very good) and use that without fretting about it too much.. People overfocus on efficiency over clarity and simplicity.. And most of the time the environment you're coding in will have an efficient sort function built-in anyway.. Note: If you're interviewing for a company for a position with a focus on algorithms, the above is not an excuse not to know your stuff.. What is your favorite astronomical entity?.. The Pleiades.. Back to main..

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