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xkcd does it again.
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>>120274907
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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>>120274907
What are his best comics?
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>>120274907
I feel like if the art was better and the comic was larger (so the words were more spread out) it might actually be enjoyable.
Who is that one words-words-words guy who puts much more effort into his art? If that guy did this comic it would be better.
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>>120274907
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>>120275532
Should have ended after the first sentence in the third panel.
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>>120274907
Only thing I ever liked of his was the timelapse and game comic.
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>>120274907
Okay, normally I think they aren't that bad and people are too sensitive, but there are literally no jokes here and just
>look at how smart I am
>I use big words and know geography
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>>120275626
It's amazing how much improvement there can be, by just removing elements.
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>>120274907
>it's a giantess fetish episode
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>>120275432
Radioactivity imo.
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>>120274907
>>120275971
Is it even supposed to be funny, though? This comes across more like, "Look how cool/interesting this is."
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>>120276068
Yeah, the only "joke" is that if it was realistic, it would be boring and/or deadly. Just a fun thing to think about.
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It's an interesting way to visualize how high mount Everest is and how deep those ocean trenches are.
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>>120275432
shut up, faggot. we all know you were just fishing for THIS one.
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>>120275971
The best XCKDs are the thought experiments and landscapes, though. It's not usually a comedy strip, even if it does usually take a lighthearted tone.
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>>120276618
>Americans
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I liked this back in middle school but just kind of roll my eyes at it nowadays. Is this what getting old is like or did I finally get some taste?
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>>120276979
Both.
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>>120275453
K6BD?
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>>120276979
>or did I finally get some taste?
You're on /co/.
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>>120274907
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>>120276016
/d/ would honestly coom to this if all the stick figures were female.
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>>120276618
Fuck beer
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>>120274907
haha sience funy

I had a really awful, easily angered math/theology teacher with a smug holier-than-thou attitude in high school. One day she put on the projector to share something lesson related on her computer screen and one of the tabs on her web browser was xkcd. I found the target audience for this shit.
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>>120274907
I didn't realise storm clouds were this high.
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>>120278308
That's absolutely the target audience, I've known at least one, I think several college professors that had xkcd strips on their office doors.
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>>120278342
This one is in all the geography hallways.
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>>120278286
Fuck beer? Fuck you. Beer is the drink of choice of the Founding Fathers, Winston, Churchill, Karl Marx, Adolf Hitler, Australia and every other hero--misguided or not. If you hate beer, you hate free thought.
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>>120278425
>Have you seen the 1909 Cahill Map? It's based
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>>120278308
>haha sience funy
is it even trying to tell a joke though? it just seems like neat way of showing scale
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>>120278493
Hitler was a teetotaler
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>>120278493
It's easy to hate beer if you've only been exposed to like, shitty pale American lagers. I think a lot of people who dismiss beer either fall into that camp, or just aren't big on alcohol in general.
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>>120274907
>be careful not to stand on cities
haha imagine being a tiny person living in one of those cities when a group of cute girls visits
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>>120276894
It's funny to think red hats become skull masks when you steal elections.
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>>120278425
And as someone who works in geography, the answers are:

A: all projections are an inherent compromise of shape, area, and distance, because the Earth is neither flat nor perfectly flattenable. So they all suck, just in different ways to disagrees.

B: Geographic fields barely work in any of these projections, because they barely look at world maps. They're basically for illustrating world knowledge for nongeographers; illustrative, but produced after the analysis is done. And that's if they're even producing something to put on a world map; the large majority are concerned with which projection will best show, say, Gulf of Mexico fisheries, or some other more local issue. There are hundreds more projections better optimized for showing sections of the earth.

C. That said, we like rounded edges, so something like Robinson is probably the most preferred world map.

D. Seriously, fuck Gall-Peters. It's not what it tries to do (show true area at the expense of shape and distance) is necessarily bad, and other maps do it. It's that the people who support it are smug assholes about who are sure they have the One Correct Map. And it still isn't great at what it tries to do, because it fucks up shape so much that it distracts whatever information the map would be trying to convey, because it doesn't 'look right.'

E. Of the 4 geography departments I've either learned in or visited, coastal and midwest, probably 70% of the professors are white guys married to Asian women.
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>>120278532
The butterfly ones are fun, but when trying to actually communicate information they're a bad choice because the shape distracts from the message.
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>>120276618
This mofo clearly has never had a stout before.

When I started drinking beer, I expected it to be an "acquired taste," but I found that I like the taste from the start. It probably helped that my first drink was a red ale at a nice pub and not a Bud Lite with some dudebros.
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>>120278615
I guarantee most of the people who support Gall-Peters are people who only know it from West Wing
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>>120275971
The joke is the absurdity of what being in a world 10k times to small would be like.
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>>120276618
it would've been better if it was the original discovery of beer and the guy just refused to admit he fucked up by storing grains for too long under water.

"NO, THE WATER IS PERFECTLY FINE"
> dies of alcohol poisoning
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this one's stupid, but I like stupid
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>>120279557
I really dislike black hat guy
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>>120279574
you are supposed to, he's a dick
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>>120279600
except when he's not, of course
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>>120274907
Wtf I didn't know xkcd was a macrophilia chad
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>>120278865
To be that guy, we probably discovered ciders long before beer, and started applying the fruit fermentation process to as many things as we could get our hands on
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>>120275453
Rowntree, with Subnormality. His comics got so big and elaborate that they basically would have to be a poster on the wall before you could process them. The fit-to-width view is too tiny, and you can't read his esoteric layouts through the keyhole-sized view the zoomed in version gives you. I had to stop reading it.
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>>120278493
>>120278542
you're both wrong. He wasn't a big drinker and discouraged overconsumption of alcohol, but he did drink red wine occasionally.
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>>120279574
i want to be the black hat guy
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>>120279822
it was reasonable up to a certain point but then he started doubling down just to epically own the haters, that's when it got unbearable
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>>120274907
>WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS
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>>120280008
I don't know about this. People who hated the layout being impossible? What did they say?
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>>120280009
Fucking literally. The most boring “comic” I’ve read in a long time. It really stretches the boundaries of what a comic is considering the stick figures are largely supplementary
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>>120280035
people kept complaining that his comics were too wordy and convoluted so he made them even more so, there's not a whole lot more to it

i mean, this is the "constellation of trolls" guy we're talking about
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>>120275626
gave it a go
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>>120278308
They taught both mathematics and theology?
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>>120280157
a lot of high school teachers pull double or triple duty, especially when it comes to niche subjects (for high school)
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>>120274907
I legitimately laughed at the "death zone" thing. Especially how it's just hidden there among the other, more reasonable rules.
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>>120274907
>the guy getting zapped is walking on water
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>>120279609
This is dobson tier.
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>>120280087
improved
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>>120278615
Is there another reason that Gall-Peters is bad because it "doesn't look right" because that's the point of sacrificing shape and distance for true area. Even if it looks wrong , Why does it not set out for what it tries to do?
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>>120274907
Why didnt he learn to draw?
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>>120280594
Humans are bad at comparing the area of objects when they're of different shape.
For example in pic related both triangles have the same area but it's difficult to tell by looking at them.
So Gall Peters doesn't provide helpful visual information, while also ruining the information that other projections *do* provide.
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>>120280878
Even identical objects might appear to have different area.
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>>120275971
Wtf is a 'big word' in the picture to you?
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>>120277040
>getting old is like or did I finally get some taste
so neither, uh
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>>120280925
>identical objects
i traced the curve outline in paint and this shit doesn't match
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>>120281241
it's a VERY potent illusion :^)
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>>120281294
Woah
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>>120279609
So...Joanna is now just there in the dudes life? Like a kind of companion?

Who knew that women stick around when you disrespect them.
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>>120281556
She'll die in a week
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>>120281556
randall's pretty big into the "incredibly contrived setup for mediocre payoff" thing

like that one about the girl who locked herself in her home for the entirety of 2020 to avoid spoilers for a movie and golly gee can you guess what the punchline is
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>>120281241
I overlayed the two on top each other and they do match.
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>>120278615
Gonna change majors to Geography now
God I want an asian gf
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>>120279822
>>120280008
>>120280086
He really does seem like a failed writer who lucked into developing his art just enough to get some cred on Cracked, of all places
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>>120281241
They're identical if you rotate the top one slightly. I tested this in GIMP and they matched perfectly.
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>>120276894
Can someone explain why are americans like this?
I mean, I get why third world countries act retarded, because, education problems and shit, but isn't burgerland supposed to be a first world country? How do people get this retarded there
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>>120283152
>isn't burgerland supposed to be a first world country

On paper, yes. In practice, oh my no. America's educational system is a complete and utter joke, even before the weekly school shootings started.
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>>120283152
Their history as a nation is "newer" then pretty much anywhere else, so they basically have to give a lot more meaning to what they do have then they really should. They worship their flag to such a degree that would be considered sacrilegious in any other country, and that's not even going into The Pledge of Allegiance. Let that stew for a century or so, then you get a guy who has evangelical pastors saying "he was sent to us" and "he wears the armor of God", not to mention sometimes saying that whoever he's running against is the literal fucking Antichrist.

Combined that with the fact that the USA was founded by Puritans, and all the bullshit they had with tele-evangelists and cults, and stuff like QAnon is all too easy
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>>120280009
What social media dies ti a zoomer
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>>120283152
Starting stock was religious extremists who even when they got here couldn't stop killing each other over whose version of god was better. Then we went through a few phases of getting into science but those were always short lived and the science minded folk always get out produced by the fanatics. Also since America is so naturally rich in resources, space and clean water there is very little selection pressure for intelligence so it becomes a race to the bottom where those who produce the most offspring can do so without much fear of them dying off. Creating a trend where most of the nation is low IQ morons who can't spell to save their lives and think that Jesus died on the cross to make us rich, protect gun rights, persecute minorities and homos, and fight socialism. Thankfully this vast swath of morons has the luxury of living in a nation that also brain drains the rest of the world resulting in an intellectual elite who control 99% of the wealth and live like god-kings among the groveling religionfags.
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>>120283398
>Their history as a nation is "newer" then pretty much anywhere else
The US's government is older than almost all in Europe, dating back to 1789. The problem is not that US history is new. It's that we don't appreciate the history of the countries that came before us like Europe.
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>>120283152
It's the third most populated country, theres going to be plenty of nuts
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>>120283710
Anon used nation for a reason
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>>120283749
That's not even remotely correct. Like, you can Google that shit.
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>>120278548
I like pale lagers because they are refreshing and weak enough that I can drink a lot it over a longish period of time. I don't really get the fascination with stouts and other strong flavored beers. They're okay, but too sweet/strong flavored and get in the way of food's flavor.
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>>120283152
Education is trash.

However, you're looking at republicans in this picture/video, the republican party specifically caters to the least educated demographic in the nation. So not only is education trash, but you're looking at the trashiest of trash.
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>>120283916
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population
>3 United States[d] 330,990,379 4.22%
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>>120283916
Based retard
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>>120274907
its a special country for special people
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>>120283398
>Their history as a nation is "newer" then pretty much anywhere else
I mean, you don't exactly see Australians doing this crap.
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>>120279609

"Lady, gentleman - we're going to play a little game...."
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>>120282194
>like that one about the girl who locked herself in her home for the entirety of 2020 to avoid spoilers for a movie and golly gee can you guess what the punchline is

Uh - no, actually I can't
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>>120283916

It is actually and surprisingly true.
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>>120283916
love to see a smugly confident retard, really brightens my day
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>>120284456
Again, Australia wasn't founded by Puritans
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>>120283152
First World Country on paper but America's Education is garbage.
It basically consists of angry upset boomers and young bright eyed millennials trying to string coddled retards through lesson plans and school shootings. The curriculum consists of textbooks written 30 years ago and never updated and memorization of facts but never a deeper understanding of context.
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>>120284710
i assure you, you're overthinking it
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>>120275432
That one with the huge world that you could scroll around in by clicking and dragging.
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>>120278425
MERCATOR CHADS WWA
>>120278615
fuck you, sailor here, mercator or bust
FUCK YOU
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>>120285611
I sincerely doubt you use world maps for navigation
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I still quite like Time, and I think What If? is probably one of the most fun series to read while bored. That being said he misses the mark about the same amount of time he hits it.
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>>120283970
Just drink pilsner dude
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>>120283398
Protestantism is a hell of a drug



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