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xkcd Author Gets Asteroid Named After Him xkcd Author Gets Asteroid Named After Him
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Considering the background of Randall Munroe, the creator of the highly successful xkcd web comic, perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise. What we have is the creator, who used to work for NASA as a robotics engineer, receiving the …

XKCD Wins April Fool’s Day With Amazing Changing Comic Gag XKCD Wins April Fool’s Day With Amazing Changing Comic Gag
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Everybody loves a good April Fool’s Day gag. Okay, not everybody. Most people love a good April Fool’s Day gag, and these days it seems like April Fool’s Day and the internet are like peanut butter and chocolate: they weren’t …

xkcd Protests SOPA With Personal Message xkcd Protests SOPA With Personal Message
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Popular stick-figure humor webcomic xkcd has joined the blackout to protest SOPA with a comic/personal message. The web site today is featuring a black bar with the words “[don’t censor the web].” Randall Munroe, the site’s creator, says, “I make …

Do Google Plus Comics Nail The Facebook Angle? Do Google Plus Comics Nail The Facebook Angle?
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There were two funny comics out about Google +, the next step in Google’s attempt at taking over the Internet going social, both of which play up the “Google + is just like Facebook” approach. While we’re still waiting for …

YouTube Fights Comment Idiocy With Audio Preview
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Two things a person doesn’t always know: Who’s listening and how words are going to sound before they come out. The latter, if we want to get technical about it, is regulated by the orbitofrontal cortex of the amigdala, which unfortunately is switched off while a person uses the Internet—nonverbal communication is required for this to function properly—hence all the stupid comments loading down the Internet like a soiled diaper.