Month: April 2016

[1674] Adult

Title Text:(1) That shopping cart is full of AirHeads, and (2) I died at 41 from what the AirHeads company spokesperson called ‘probably natural causes.’<



在最后一个小组中,梅根正在阅读Cueball的遗嘱。它没有包含标准语言,而是表达了Cuebal… Read more

[1673] Timeline of Bicycle Design

Title Text:I’ll be honest–the 1950s were a rough time for cycling.<




唯一看起来像真正的模型并且适合当年的模型是1875型号,类似于Penny-farthi… Read more

[1672] Women on 20s

Title Text:I get that there are security reasons for the schedule, but this is like the ONE problem we have where the right answer is both easy and straightforward. If we can’t figure it out, maybe we should just give up and just replace all the portraits on the bills with that weird pyramid eye thing.<


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[1671] Arcane Bullshit

Title Text:Learning arcane bullshit from the 80s can break your computer, but if you’re willing to wade through arcane bullshit from programmers in the 90s and 2000s, you can break everyone else’s computers, too.<


在修复/改进现有计算机程序时,程序员有时需要阅读,理解和改进… Read more

[1670] Laws of Physics

Title Text:The laws of physics are fun to try to understand, but as an organism with incredibly delicate eyes who evolved in a world full of sharp objects, I have an awful lot of trust in biology’s calibration of my flinch reflex.<


戴着黑帽子的黑帽故意歪曲经典的物理演示。在演示的正常版本中,钟摆上的重球被拉向一侧,直到它几乎(但不是完全)接触演示者或志愿… Read more

[1669] Planespotting

Title Text:No, a hydroplane doesn’t land on water–that’s an aquaplane. A hydroplane is a plane that gets electric power from an onboard water reservoir with a tiny dam and turbines.<


Cueball和一个戴着帽子的男人正在乘坐飞机或飞机观察,这是一种跟踪飞机运动的爱好,可以让飞机迷们尽可能多地看到不同类型的飞机。一个知识渊博的观察者只会通过轮廓,也许飞机的发动… Read more

[1668] Singularity

Title Text:I figured that now that society has collapsed, I wouldn’t need to wear clothes anymore, but apparently that violates some weird rule of quantum gravity.<


技术奇点是一个假设的事件,其中人工智能(例如,智能计算机,计算机网络或机器人)将能够递归自我改进(逐步重新设计自身),或自主建立比自身更聪明,更强大的头脑直到失控效应 – “情报爆发” – 产生超越当前所有人类控制或理… Read more

[1667] Algorithms

Title Text:There was a schism in 2007, when a sect advocating OpenOffice created a fork of Sunday.xlsx and maintained it independently for several months. The efforts to reconcile the conflicting schedules led to the reinvention, within the cells of the spreadsheet, of modern version control.<



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[1666] Brain Upload

Title Text:I just spent 20 minutes deciding whether to start an email with ‘Hi’ or ‘Hey’, so I think it transferred correctly.<


梅根正在通过他头骨上的帽子将Cueball的意识上传到一个连接到他脑袋的计算机设备上。上传后,计算机似乎已停止响应输入,导致Megan得出结论该过程失败,但Cueball坚持认为转移可能有效,或者至少给出了正确的响应(尽管该响应也可能来自转移失败)。这是因为这是… Read more

[1665] City Talk Pages

Title Text:I don’t think the Lakeshore Air Crash Museum really belongs under ‘Tourist Attractions.’ It’s not a museum–it’s just an area near the Lake Festival Laser Show where a lot of planes have crashed.<


漫画取笑维基百科谈话页面。在维基百科上,每篇文章都有一个讨论页面内容的地方,称为“谈话页面”。在这… Read more