Screenshots

XKCD - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 22:00
For the final exam, you take a screenshot showing off all the work you've done in the class, and it has to survive being uploaded, thumbnailed, and re-screenshotted through a chain of social media sites.
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Spyfail – DORK TOWER 12.07.17

Dork Tower - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 23:01

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Particle Properties

XKCD - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 22:00
Each particle also has a password which allows its properties to be changed, but the cosmic censorship hypothesis suggests we can never observe the password itself—only its secure hash.
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The Tao of Scheduling “the Tao of Igor.”

Dork Tower - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 23:01

<Radio Silence off>

Hi, gang!

I just finished a really cool, massive deadline, and I’m coming up for air.

There’s also a new strip up.

There should have been a lot of new strips up, last month.

That didn’t happen.

I’m better with other people’s deadlines than I am with my own.

I’m trying to change that. I’ve been trying for a couple of years.

One thing I’ve been working on – albeit slowly – is a new DORK TOWER collection.

Of course, that’s been going on for a while.

With the 20th anniversary of Dork Tower approaching, though, getting this collection out has taken on a new urgency, I’d like to Kickstart it, and also use that experience to release a series of 20th anniversary collections of the old trade paperbacks. In color. Looking glorious.

To that end, I’ve been letting the old collections fall out of print. Most are now gone. Like, gone, daddy, gone.

Anyway, I’m going to be traveling a bit, and working on the Tao of Igor almost exclusively. Thinking, writing, planning, plotting.

But I need you folks to keep me honest.

Not talking about it much, up to this point, I haven’t really set myself a deadline for it. So with no pressure, it’s been continuously on the back-burner.

Time to move it up front.

I’m hereby not going to accept any new freelance gigs until the Tao of Igor is done.

With luck, throwing this info out there will garner exactly the kind of pressure I need to bring this over the finish line.

There are only twenty or so pages left on it, and I think you cats will dig it.

But it’s time to get serious, now.

And once the book is done, as in “ready-to-send-to-the-printer” done, the Kickstarter launches.

There are a couple of small Munchkin projects coming up that I know of, and that’s no biggie. There’s also some small commitments I need to get off my plate.

But apart from them – nothing else until the Tao of Igor is done.

Feel free to ask how the progress is going. Indeed, I insist on this. There’s a lot more info to follow, about the Tao of Igor, the Kickstarter, a potential Dork Tower Patreon, cool additions to the web site, getting back to three strips a week, and more. A lot more.

So do keep me honest, here.

I could use some friendly prodding!John

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Quantum

XKCD - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 22:00
If you draw a diagonal line from lower left to upper right, that's the ICP 'Miracles' axis.
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Communicating

XKCD - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:00
You're saying that the responsibility for avoiding miscommunication lies entirely with the listener, not the speaker, which explains why you haven't been able to convince anyone to help you down from that wall.
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Sports Knowledge

XKCD - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 22:00
I heard they might make the wild card game, which would be cool. Do you know when that is? I have a wedding next weekend, but if it's after that we could try to go!
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4th of July

XKCD - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 22:00
Strangely, they still celebrate by eating hot dogs. Since they don't have mouths, they just kinda toss them in the air and let them fall back down into their propeller blades. It's pretty messy.
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Emoji Movie

XKCD - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 22:00
Some other studio should do the Antz/A Bug's Life thing and release The Dingbats Movie at the same time.
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Existence Proof

XKCD - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:00
Real analysis is way realer than I expected.
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Telephoto

XKCD - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 22:00
I was banned from the airliners.net photography forum by concerned moderators after the end of my lens started brushing against planes as they flew by.
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Refresh Types

XKCD - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:00
The hardest refresh requires both a Mac keyboard and a Windows keyboard as a security measure, like how missile launch systems require two keys to be turned at once.
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Once Per Day

XKCD - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:00
I'm not totally locked into my routine—twice a year, I take a break to change the batteries in my smoke detectors.
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Election Map

XKCD - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 22:00
Luckily for my interpretation, no precincts were won by the Green Party.
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Magnetohydrodynamics

XKCD - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 22:00
Magnetohydrodyanmics combines the intuitive nature of Maxwell's equations with the easy solvability of the Navier-Stokes equations. It's so straightforward physicists add "relativistic" or "quantum" just to keep it from getting boring.
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Air Force Museum

XKCD - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 22:00
I had fun visiting the museum at Dover Air Force Base, unless they don't have a museum, in which case I've never been to Delaware in my life.
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Decades

XKCD - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 22:00
In the 90s, our variety radio station used the tagline "the best music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s." After 2000, they switched to "the best music of the 80s, 90s, and today." I figured they'd change again in 2010, but it's 2017 and they're still saying "80s, 90s, and today." I hope radio survives long enough for us to find out how they deal with the 2020s.
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Glacial Erratic

XKCD - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 22:00
"This will take a while, which sucks, because I'm already so busy chiseling out igneous intrusions from rock formations and watching Youtube loops of the Superman fault-sealing scene over and over."
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Con the Road Again – DORK TOWER 08.06.17

Dork Tower - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 23:01

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Dubious Study

XKCD - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 22:00
Sounds fine. I looked up the Academy, and it says on their MySpace page that their journal is peer-viewed and downloaded biannually.
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