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Upside-Down Map

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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.
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jtgrimes
2618 days ago
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I really want to play Risk on this map.
Oakland, CA
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lyssandcrossbones
2616 days ago
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I love crazy maps so hard.
Portland, Oregon
PromWTX
2618 days ago
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Test
Covarr
2618 days ago
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Heh, this one reads like a Clickhole article.
East Helena, MT
fancycwabs
2618 days ago
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The folks in Vancouver and Seattle taking a ferry over to Cuba is distinctly unfair.
Nashville, Tennessee
sjk
2618 days ago
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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
2618 days ago
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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
2618 days ago
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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
2618 days ago
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I love how Japan is so close to spain and that UK must now fear for Kim Jong Un nuclear alert :p
bobbymhr
2618 days ago
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What happens to the undersea cables!
jtgrimes
2618 days ago
They become such a tangled mess that they are indistinguishable from the cables under my desk.

Move Fast and Break Things

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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.
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2786 days ago
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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
2786 days ago
Alt text is funnier than the comic!
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Ballooning

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Time to dance in front of Mary Jane! If I'm lucky, she'll turn out not to practice pre-copulatory sexual cannibalism!
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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
2816 days ago
Pre-copulatory cannibalism just seems so wrong. Post-copulatory cannibalism seems so much more fair.
jtgrimes
2816 days ago
Being a spider isn't creepy enough - now you have to worry about spider necrophilia.
zippy72
2816 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!
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JayM
2816 days ago
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Atlanta, GA
sleepgoblin
2816 days ago
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Nope. Nope forever.

Query

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SELECT * FROM GHOSTS
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jtgrimes
2830 days ago
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Alt text: SELECT * FROM GHOSTS
Oakland, CA
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neilcar
2830 days ago
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SQL humor never gets old, does it?
Charlotte, North Carolina
tante
2830 days ago
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xkcd explaining queries (cc @mspro)
Berlin/Germany
denubis
2830 days ago
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I would like to do this today, please.
rtreborb
2830 days ago
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Underscores for column names?! :)
San Antonio, TX
zippy72
2830 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

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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.
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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
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SalientVoice
2916 days ago
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And blogs.
Delray Beach, Florida USA
superiphi
2926 days ago
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ha :)
Idle, Bradford, United Kingdom
aaronwe
2927 days ago
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Now if they'd just invent a mobile RSS reader that shows alt-text on xkcd cartoons. :-P
Denver
samuel
2926 days ago
Pretty sure Android's going to see this feature first.
aaronwe
2926 days ago
Nice! Although I do appreciate the tradition of someone posting the alt text as a comment for everyone on mobile.
marcrichter
2928 days ago
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Hah! :D
tbd
yeeliberto
2928 days ago
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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.
pdp68
2928 days ago
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You can't reinvent the wheel too many times.
Belgium

Google Announcement

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The less popular 8.8.4.4 is slated for discontinuation.
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jtgrimes
2942 days ago
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Alt text: The less popular 8.8.4.4 is slated for discontinuation.
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discostar101
2941 days ago
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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
2942 days ago
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Ironically, the way Google casually shuts down services, that's kinda believable...
FourSquare, qv
adamgurri
2942 days ago
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discontinuation.
New York, NY
infini
2942 days ago
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at last... the images are working again!
Asia, EU, Africa
tedder
2942 days ago
you probably had 'https everywhere' enabled. they've been working all along for others.
infini
2942 days ago
bingo...
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