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Duane Benson
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Duane Benson   4/16/2014 1:33:06 PM
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Here's a few of my favorites, not in any particular order:

http://xkcd.com/898/

http://xkcd.com/227/

https://xkcd.com/567/

https://xkcd.com/730/

There's really nothing else quite like XKCD.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/16/2014 1:38:20 PM
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@Duane: Here's a few of my favorites, not in any particular order...

What can I say -- I love all of these -- I really like 898 -- and 730 is the way non-engineers see real circuit diagrams LOL

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David Ashton   4/17/2014 6:25:42 AM
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@Duane - The circuit diagram one is my favourite - I pointed it out to Max a couple of weeks ago.

I LOVE XKCD - you just keep clicking the random button and after half an hour your bad mood is gone......

 

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Max The Magnificent   4/17/2014 9:39:30 AM
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@David: ...and after half an hour your bad mood is gone...

Do you mean your wife gets bored and wanders off?

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Etmax   4/19/2014 4:52:56 AM
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Don't know about you, but my wife is bored after the first :-) All to technical

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Max The Magnificent   4/19/2014 2:49:39 PM
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@Etmax: Don't know about you, but my wife is bored after the first :-) All to technical

To the best of my knowledge, my wife hasn't actually read any of my columns, which says something for her lack of interest in (a) technology or (b) me ... I prefer to think it's (a) LOL

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betajet   4/19/2014 3:29:53 PM
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Max wrote: To the best of my knowledge, my wife hasn't actually read any of my columns, which says something for her lack of interest in (a) technology or (b) me...

Perhaps she thinks it's better not to know.  As the saying goes, "when ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise".  Or maybe she's looked under too many rocks in her life and found all sorts of disgusting things, so has learned not to look under rocks.

I once read an interesting novel called Rue des Boutiques Obscures [The Street with the Dark Shops, by Patrick Modiano] about a man with amnesia who by happenstance gets a clue as to who he really is.  For the rest of the book he tracks himself down, and discovers something so heartbreaking that it would have been better if he had never known.

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Max The Magnificent   4/19/2014 4:45:35 PM
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F@betajet: For the rest of the book he tracks himself down, and discovers something so heartbreaking that it would have been better if he had never known.

My, you're just a little ray of sunshine today, aren't you? LOL

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Félicitations, M. Modiano
betajet   10/10/2014 1:54:21 PM
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The Betajet wrote: I once read an interesting novel called Rue des Boutiques Obscures [The Street with the Dark Shops, by Patrick Modiano] about a man with amnesia who by happenstance gets a clue as to who he really is.  For the rest of the book he tracks himself down...

Patrick Modiano just won the Nobel Prize in Literature.  Chapeau!  While well-known in France, M. Modiano is largely unknown in the USA.  Max, you can say you'd heard of him and that you actually know an American who has read one of his books :-)

The English translation of Rue des Boutiques Obscures is called Missing Person.

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Max The Magnificent   10/10/2014 2:22:13 PM
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@betajet: Max, you can say you'd heard of him and that you actually know an American who has read one of his books :-)

I knwo lots of Americans who read books -- some of those books even contain words (the rest are graphic novels LOL)

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Etmax   4/20/2014 10:04:53 AM
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Absolutely, ignorance is bliss :-)

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Max The Magnificent   4/21/2014 9:44:50 AM
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@Etmax: ...ignorance is bliss :-)

Which may explain why I'm such a happy fellow :-)

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It's hard to pick one favorite
Paul A. Clayton   4/17/2014 9:17:39 AM
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One that I especially like is Tech Support Cheat Sheet. Some people do seem to think that just because one has basic problem solving skills and exploits the reversibility of most actions that one is a computer expert.

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Max The Magnificent   4/17/2014 9:42:05 AM
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@Paul: One that I especially like is Tech Support Cheat Sheet.

I LOVE it -- now I come to think about it -- the Google thing is just what our system manager seems to do ...

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How Heartbleed works
Etmax   4/19/2014 4:42:41 AM
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Now honestly, what self respecting programmer writes code like that?? That's almost sillier than not checking whether you've reached the end of your buffer.



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