#2191 "Conference Question"
I also have an utterance. Less of an utterance and more of an incantation. Less of an incantation and more of a malediction. Less of a malediction and more of a Word of Power. Less of a Word of Power and more of an Unforgivable Curse.
#2190 "Serena Versus the Drones"
After the test, she said that if she had a choice, she wouldn’t defend herself against drones using a tennis ball and racket, though she would absolutely pick them over other sports equipment. But, she added, "Drones don't bother me."
#2189 "Old Game Worlds"
Ok, how many coins for a cinnamon roll?
#2188 "E Scooters"
Obviously battery technology and prices have driven a lot of the scooter explosion, but I feel like Dean Kamen must be at least a little grumpy about how much people laughed at the idea of the Segway.
#2187 "Geologic Time"
Ok, well, we'll be sure to pay you sometime soon, geologically speaking.
#2186 "Dark Matter"
To detect dark matter, we just need to build a bird feeder that spins two squirrels around the rim in opposite directions at relativistic speeds and collides them together.
#2185 "Disappearing Sunday Update"
This comic won't exist in the archives. NOTHING IS REAL.
#2184 "Unpopular Opinions"
I wasn't a big fan of 3 or Salvation, so I'm trying to resist getting my hopes up too much for Dark Fate, but it's hard. I'm just a sucker for humans and robots traveling through time to try to drive trucks into each other, apparently.
#2183 "Icon Swap"
Someone's probably working on an eBook app where, if you stop reading right before some plot twist happens, the app will wait a while and then send you a breaking news alert about what's happening, prompting you to open it and read the next few pages to learn more.
#2182 "When I'm Back at a Keyboard"
[after typing 1,500 words on feathered dinosaurs, paleontology, sexism, lava, and dinosaurs as animals rather than movie monsters] Sorry to cut it short, I'm on my phone. When I'm back at a keyboard, I can give you another 5,000 words.
Rome's declaration of war against Carthage was sent from a no-reply address, so Hannibal had to cross the Alps to deliver his "UNSUBSCRIBE" response in person.
My brother once asked me if there was a function to produce a calendar grid from a list of dates in Google Sheets. I replied with a single-cell formula that took in a list of dates and outputted a calendar. It used SEQUENCE(), REGEXMATCH(), and a double-nested ARRAYFORMULA(), and it locked up the browser for 15 seconds every time it ran. I think he learned a lot about asking me things.
#2179 "NWS Warnings"
Kind of rude of them to simultaneously issue an EVACUATION - IMMEDIATE alert, a SHELTER IN PLACE alert, and a 911 TELEPHONE OUTAGE alert.
#2178 "Expiration Date High Score"
"Wait, we've MOVED since 2010. How on Earth did--" "Look, some of us were just born to be champions."
"Mostly it means that I'm acutely aware that the kid one table over coughed as the server walked past with our food."
#2176 "How Hacking Works"
If only somebody had warned them that the world would roll them like this.
#2175 "Flag Interpretation"
When Salvador Dalí died, it took months to get all the flagpoles sufficiently melted.
#2174 "First News Memory"
Psychology researchers say our 'flashbulb' memories of big events can be unreliable, but I clearly remember watching live on CNN as Challenger crashed into and destroyed the Berlin Wall.
#2173 "Trained a Neural Net"
It also works for anything you teach someone else to do. "Oh yeah, I trained a pair of neural nets, Emily and Kevin, to respond to support tickets."
#2172 "Lunar Cycles"
The Antikythera mechanism had a whole set of gears specifically to track the cyclic popularity of skinny jeans and low-rise waists.
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