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Talk like Up-Goer Five: Express complex ideas using only very simple, common words. For anyone who has somehow managed to miss it, a while back xkcd had an absolutely brilliant strip: a schematic of the Saturn V, carefully labeled.... but with all terms restricted to only the thousand most common English words. This is where the KSP community gets the term "you will not go to space today." https://xkcd.com/1133/ This game is to talk like Up-Goer Five. That is, you have to express complex ideas using only the most common English words. Here are the rules: The person be
https://xkcd.com/903/ Alt-text: Wikipedia trivia:if you click on any article, click on the first link in the article text not in parentheses and italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at "Philosophy". Now, I decided to test this. I went to a random Wikipedia page. I got "Knife Sharpening". My path: Knife Sharpening -> Knife -> Blade -> Tool -> Matter -> Atom -> Matter -> Atom -> Matter -> ... It ends in an infinite loop! The "Philosophy" myth is a lie! I thought I'd share it with the community.
Got 'em? Wanna share 'em? Here are mine: http://xkcd.com/1663/#0aa66228-fa6f-11e5-8001-42010a8e0013 My main one. I made others before, but this is the one I realized you could save the URL and it would edit only from that browser. http://xkcd.com/1663/#e13412ce-fb30-11e5-8001-42010a8e000d My blue garden. I wanna see what else other than Octopi grows on blue lights, but it's mostly boring. I put some warmer lights later for diversity, but the first one is still cooler. http://xkcd.com/1663/#8c21ea92-fa5c-11e5-8002-42010a8e0007 When I realized you could save your gardens, I dug my
http://what-if.xkcd.com/142/ The What If? blog hasn't been updated in awhile, then today there's two new entries. This one is pretty funny, but what I'm pointing at is the panel with two cars in orbit, their drivers having a dialogue (it makes sense in the context). Read the panel, then mouseover for the tooltip. Friggin' hilarious.