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by Kludgy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2017: "Stargazing 2"
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

2017: "Stargazing 2"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/stargazing_2.png Title text: I mean, it wasn't exactly MY thesis. When the FAA came to shut down our observatory for using the telescope mirror to shine light at airplanes, I took a thesis and a bunch of doctorates from the supply cabinet on my way out. I love how we ca...
by Kludgy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2014: "JWST Delays"
Replies: 21
Views: 4510

2014: "JWST Delays"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/jwst_delays.png Title text: Since delays should get less likely closer to the launch, most astronomers in 2018 believed the expansion of the schedule was slowing, but by early 2020 new measurements indicated that it was actually accelerating. How much longer will this t...
by Kludgy
Mon May 28, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1999: "Selection Effect"
Replies: 11
Views: 4678

1999: "Selection Effect"

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Title text: fMRI testing showed that subjects who don't agree to participate are much more likely to escape from the machine mid-scan.

What a statistic
by Kludgy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1939: "2016 Election Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 13277

1939: "2016 Election Map"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/2016_election_map.png Title text: 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 o...
by Kludgy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"
Replies: 36
Views: 8155

Re: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"

MarkGyver wrote:
Kludgy wrote:I don't think my computer's affected, though


Which type of CPU does it use?

spectreattack.com wrote:In particular, we have verified Spectre on Intel, AMD, and ARM processors.

I wasn't able to confirm the actual CPU (but it might be an Intel, like everyone else). Are there any symptoms shown with computers?
by Kludgy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"
Replies: 36
Views: 8155

Re: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"

Comic is up now.
by Kludgy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"
Replies: 36
Views: 8155

1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"

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Title text: New zero-day vulnerability: In addition to rowhammer, it turns out lots of servers are vulnerable to regular hammers, too.

Scary flaw going on here with chips, I don't think my computer's affected, though
by Kludgy
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1933: "Santa Facts"
Replies: 18
Views: 5687

1933: "Santa Facts"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/santa_facts.png Title text: We've gotten him up to 20% milk and cookies through an aggressive public campaign, but that seems to be his dietary limit. Anything above that and he starts developing nutritional deficiencies. With that said, Alexa would be pretty neat to wo...
by Kludgy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 37714

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

It disappoints me that Pai would do what he thinks is best for big Telecom, while everyone else suffers.

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