19 stories
·
0 followers

Upside-Down Map

11 Comments and 21 Shares
Due to their proximity across the channel, there's long been tension between North Korea and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Southern Ireland.
Read the whole story
jtgrimes
796 days ago
reply
I really want to play Risk on this map.
Oakland, CA
Share this story
Delete
9 public comments
lyssandcrossbones
794 days ago
reply
I love crazy maps so hard.
Portland, Oregon
PromWTX
796 days ago
reply
Test
Covarr
796 days ago
reply
Heh, this one reads like a Clickhole article.
Moses Lake, WA
fancycwabs
796 days ago
reply
The folks in Vancouver and Seattle taking a ferry over to Cuba is distinctly unfair.
Nashville, Tennessee
sjk
796 days ago
reply
ZOMG! Imagine the "Global Climate Change" (tm)! The cold places are warm. The warm places are cold. Polar bears swimming in equatorial waters! The stone heads of Easter Island pointing the opposite direction!
Florida
alexjurkiewicz
796 days ago
reply
Alt: "Due to their proximity across the channel, there's long been tension between North Korea and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Southern Ireland."
Sydney, Australia
alt_text_bot
797 days ago
reply
Due to their proximity across the channel, there's long been tension between North Korea and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Southern Ireland.
tomazed
797 days ago
reply
I love how Japan is so close to spain and that UK must now fear for Kim Jong Un nuclear alert :p
bobbymhr
797 days ago
reply
What happens to the undersea cables!
jtgrimes
796 days ago
They become such a tangled mess that they are indistinguishable from the cables under my desk.

Move Fast and Break Things

1 Comment and 8 Shares
I was almost fired from a job driving the hearse in funeral processions, but then the funeral home realized how much business I was creating for them.
Read the whole story
jtgrimes
965 days ago
reply
Alt text: I was almost fired from a job driving the hearse in funeral processions, but then the funeral home realized how much business I was creating for them.
Oakland, CA
rjstegbauer
964 days ago
Alt text is funnier than the comic!
Share this story
Delete

Ballooning

3 Comments and 10 Shares
Time to dance in front of Mary Jane! If I'm lucky, she'll turn out not to practice pre-copulatory sexual cannibalism!
Read the whole story
jtgrimes
995 days ago
reply
Alt text:

Time to dance in front of Mary Jane! If I'm lucky, she'll turn out not to practice pre-copulatory sexual cannibalism!
Oakland, CA
jtgrimes
995 days ago
Pre-copulatory cannibalism just seems so wrong. Post-copulatory cannibalism seems so much more fair.
jtgrimes
995 days ago
Being a spider isn't creepy enough - now you have to worry about spider necrophilia.
zippy72
994 days ago
Ducks are at it all the time. A magpie finds a dead magpie, it gets a twig, rests it against the body, and stands there contemplatively for ten or fifteen seconds before flying away - paying its respects, so to speak. Whereas when a male duck encounters a dead duck - sexy time!
Share this story
Delete
2 public comments
JayM
994 days ago
reply
.
Atlanta, GA
sleepgoblin
995 days ago
reply
Nope. Nope forever.

Query

5 Comments and 19 Shares
SELECT * FROM GHOSTS
Read the whole story
jtgrimes
1009 days ago
reply
Alt text: SELECT * FROM GHOSTS
Oakland, CA
Share this story
Delete
4 public comments
neilcar
1008 days ago
reply
SQL humor never gets old, does it?
Charlotte, North Carolina
tante
1009 days ago
reply
xkcd explaining queries (cc @mspro)
Oldenburg/Germany
denubis
1009 days ago
reply
I would like to do this today, please.
Sydney, Australia
rtreborb
1009 days ago
reply
Underscores for column names?! :)
zippy72
1008 days ago
More readable to a non-technical audience. Underscores _feel_ like "real computing" to everyone whose only databases were generated by an Access wizard dialog :)

Installing

8 Comments and 26 Shares
But still, my scheme for creating and saving user config files and data locally to preserve them across reinstalls might be useful for--wait, that's cookies.
Read the whole story
jtgrimes
1107 days ago
reply
Alt text: But still, my scheme for creating and saving user config files and data locally to preserve them across reinstalls might be useful for--wait, that's cookies.
Oakland, CA
Share this story
Delete
6 public comments
SalientVoice
1094 days ago
reply
And blogs.
Delray Beach, Florida USA
superiphi
1105 days ago
reply
ha :)
Idle, Bradford, United Kingdom
aaronwe
1106 days ago
reply
Now if they'd just invent a mobile RSS reader that shows alt-text on xkcd cartoons. :-P
Denver
samuel
1104 days ago
Pretty sure Android's going to see this feature first.
aaronwe
1104 days ago
Nice! Although I do appreciate the tradition of someone posting the alt text as a comment for everyone on mobile.
marcrichter
1106 days ago
reply
Hah! :D
tbd
yeeliberto
1106 days ago
reply
The funny thing is people complain there is no app for their phone about some website. Maybe they need to know about a RSS reader.
expatpaul
1107 days ago
reply
You can't reinvent the wheel too many times.
Belgium

Google Announcement

5 Comments and 14 Shares
The less popular 8.8.4.4 is slated for discontinuation.
Read the whole story
jtgrimes
1121 days ago
reply
Alt text: The less popular 8.8.4.4 is slated for discontinuation.
Oakland, CA
Share this story
Delete
4 public comments
discostar101
1120 days ago
reply
And here I intentionally use the 8.8.4.4 one since I expect most people to use the 8.8.8.8. Gotta save those precious precious ms.
zippy72
1120 days ago
reply
Ironically, the way Google casually shuts down services, that's kinda believable...
FourSquare, qv
adamgurri
1120 days ago
reply
discontinuation.
New York, NY
infini
1121 days ago
reply
at last... the images are working again!
Asia, EU, Africa
tedder
1120 days ago
you probably had 'https everywhere' enabled. they've been working all along for others.
infini
1120 days ago
bingo...
Next Page of Stories