Month: July 2017

[1870] Emoji Movie Reviews

Title Text:There’s this idea that emoji are bad for communication because they replace ambiguity and nuance with a limited set of preselected emotions, but it doesn’t really survive a collision with real-world usage of the thinking face or upside-down smiley.<


这部漫画讨论了“表情符号电影”(以前在18… Read more

[1869] Positive and Negative Reviews

Title Text:This restaurant is great! I was feeling really sick, but then I ate there and felt better!<


该漫画展示了购买含有12个20盎司(591毫升)瓶装的运动饮料多包装的人们的顾客评论。给予负面评价的人是梅林(来自亚瑟王传说的巫师)和B.巴顿(来自短篇小说“本杰明·巴顿的好奇案例”及其电影改编)。梅林记得未来;在T.H.怀特小说系列“曾与未来之王”中,他出生在错误的时间,不得不倒退。本杰明·巴顿(Benjamin B… Read more

[1868] Eclipse Flights

Title Text:The captain has turned on the ‘fasten seat belt’ sign.<


2017年8月21日星期一发生了日全食。在美国从太平洋沿岸的俄勒冈州到大西洋的南卡罗来纳州的一个狭窄的带中可以看到全日食。 Cueball问梅根她正在做什么,结果证明是在日食期间飞行将飞越整体路径的飞机。她发现了50到100个这样的航班。

虽然日食期间的大多数航班都是偶然的,但有几家航空公司计划在这次航班上安排特殊航班。例如,阿拉斯加航空公司(Alaska Airlines)仅为约5… Read more

[1867] Physics Confession

Title Text:”You know lightning, right? When electric charge builds up in a cloud and then discharges in a giant spark? Ask me why that happens.” “Why does tha–” “No clue. We think it’s related to the hair thing.”<


万物理论是现代物理学的一个目标,它将描述所有基本粒子的性质以及… Read more

[1866] Russell’s Teapot

Title Text:Unfortunately, NASA regulations state that Bertrand Russell-related payloads can only be launched within launch vehicles which do not launch themselves.<



很可惜的,NASA 有規範限制,任何跟伯蘭特羅素有關的籌載都只能透過不會把自己也發射出去的載具發射升空。

拉塞尔的茶壶是一个哲学论证,反映了试图证明消极的困难。它涉及一… Read more

[1865] Wifi vs Cellular

Title Text:According to the cable company reps who keep calling me, it’s because I haven’t upgraded to the XTREME GIGABAND PANAMAX FLAVOR-BLASTED PRO PACKAGE WITH HBO, which is only $5 more per month for the first 6 months and five billion dollars per month after that.<


Wifi vs 行動網路

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[1864] City Nicknames

Title Text:This place has so many demonyms. Northlanders. Fair Folk. Honey Barons. Lake Dwellers. Treasurers. Swamp Watchers. Dream Farmers. Wellfolk. Rockeaters. Forgotten Royals. Remote Clients. Barrow-Clerks. The People of Land and Sky.<


城市通常有官方或非官方的昵称。例如,密苏里州的圣路易斯,在其他几个绰号中被称为“通向西方的门户”。昵… Read more

[1863] Screenshots

Title Text: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.<


漫画展示了截图的入门课程的教学大纲。屏幕截图已成为在Tumblr和Twitter等社交媒体上传播和分享内容的常用方式,尤其是在漫画中看到的文本摘录。这反… Read more

[1862] Particle Properties

Title Text: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鈥攐nly its secure hash.<


提供了一个表格,比较了几个度量的范围(最大值和最小值)和比例(多少增量)。该表首先列出了与粒子物理相关的属性,如标题所示,但很快就会转移到其他领域,如角色扮演游戏(如D&a… Read more

[1861] Quantum

Title Text:If you draw a diagonal line from lower left to upper right, that’s the ICP ‘Miracles’ axis.<



如果畫一條從左下角到右上角的線,那就會是 Insane Clown Posse 的「Miracle」軸。

漫画描绘了在一个研究领域中问题的哲学兴奋程度与理解答案需要多少年之间的关系。例如,狭义相对论提出了非常有趣的哲学问题,例如“空间分离事件的时间顺序能否取决于观察者?”,或“不同观察… Read more