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Self-Driving Issues

לפני 12 שעות 24 דקות
If most people turn into muderers all of a sudden, we'll need to push out a firmware update or something.

2018 CVE List

ב', 02/19/2018 - 07:00
CVE-2018-?????: It turns out Bruce Schneier is just two mischevious kids in a trenchcoat.


ו', 02/16/2018 - 07:00
For a while, some physicists worked on a theory unifying the other forces with both the force of gravity and the film "Gravity," but even after Alfonso Cuarón was held in a deep underground chamber of water for 10^31 years he refused to sell his film to Disney.


ד', 02/14/2018 - 07:00
Don't be nervous about the robots, be nervous about the people with the resources to build them.

Impostor Syndrome

ב', 02/12/2018 - 07:00
It's actually worst in people who study the Dunning–Kruger effect. We tried to organize a conference on it, but the only people who would agree to give the keynote were random undergrads.

The History of Unicode

ו', 02/09/2018 - 07:00

Backpack Decisions

ד', 02/07/2018 - 07:00
"This one is perfect in every way, except that for some reason it's woven from a tungsten mesh, so it weighs 85 pounds and I'll need to carry it around on a hand cart." "That seems like a bad--" "BUT IT HAS THE PERFECT POCKET ARRANGEMENT!"

Super Bowl Watch Party

ב', 02/05/2018 - 07:00
It's going to be weird near the end of May when the screen goes blank for over 18 hours.

Chicken Pox and Name Statistics

ו', 02/02/2018 - 07:00
People with all six of those names agree that it's weird that we have teeth, when you think about it for too long. Just about everyone agrees on that, except—in a still-unexplained statistical anomaly—people named "Trevor."

Fruit Collider

ד', 01/31/2018 - 07:00
The most delicious exotic fruit discovered this way is the strawberry banana. Sadly, it's only stable in puree form, so it's currently limited to yogurt and smoothies, but they're building a massive collider in Europe to search for a strawberry banana that can be eaten whole.

Campaign Fundraising Emails

ב', 01/29/2018 - 07:00
The establishment doesn't take us seriously. You know who else they didn't take seriously? Hitler. I'll be like him, but a GOOD guy instead of...

Night Sky

ו', 01/26/2018 - 07:00
There's a mountain lion nearby, but it didn't notice you because it's reading Facebook.


ד', 01/24/2018 - 07:00
Ok, I've got it, just need to plug in my security key. Hmm, which way does the USB go? Nope, not that way. I'll just flip it and– OH JEEZ IT FELL INTO THE VENT.

Scientific Paper Graph Quality

ב', 01/22/2018 - 07:00
The worst are graphs with qualitative, vaguely-labeled axes and very little actual data.

The End of the Rainbow

ו', 01/19/2018 - 07:00
The retina is the exposed surface of the brain, so if you think about a pot of gold while looking at a rainbow, then there's one at BOTH ends.

Universal Dreams

ד', 01/17/2018 - 07:00
"That's ... unsettling." "Yeah, those definitely don't sound like the normal drea– LATITUDE THREE FIVE POINT..."

Memorable Quotes

ב', 01/15/2018 - 07:00
"Since there's no ending quote mark, everything after this is part of my quote. —Randall Munroe

Dying Gift

ו', 01/12/2018 - 07:00
And to you, I leave my life-sized ice sculpture replica of the Pietà which was blessed by the Pope. You must never let it melt! Now, remember, all gifts must be removed from my estate within 24 hours.

The Food Size Cycle

ד', 01/10/2018 - 07:00
There's data suggesting that this model may apply to deep-dish/thin-crust pizza. I've designed a thorough multi-year study to investigate this personally, but funding organizations keep denying my grant requests.

2016 Election Map

ב', 01/08/2018 - 07:00
I like the idea of cartograms (distorted population maps), but I feel like in practice they often end up being the worst of both worlds—not great for showing geography OR counting people. And on top of that, they have all the problems of a chloro... chorophl... chloropet... map with areas colored in.