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xorgnz
1353 days ago
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Pintsize has cardboard nipples. I'm not sure if that's disturbing or adorable.
Christchurch, New Zealand or S
norb
1352 days ago
It's like Clooney's nipples on the batsuit
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strip for December / 7 / 2016 - I am the worst at remembering people

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strip for December / 7 / 2016 - I am the worst at remembering people
I am the worst at remembering people

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xorgnz
1458 days ago
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This is often me.
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07/21/14 PHD comic: 'Writing'

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Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham
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title: "Writing" - originally published 7/21/2014

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xorgnz
2328 days ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand or S
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iaravps
2327 days ago
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This is *exactly* how I feel everytime I need to write...
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

The Sudokomic Game

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xorgnz
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Christchurch, New Zealand or S
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01/13/14 PHD comic: 'Professed?'

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title: "Professed? title: "Happy New Year " - originally published 1/13/20141/8/2013

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Piled Higher & Deeperby Jorge Cham
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xorgnz
2509 days ago
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My life for the last six months has been the transition between panels 3 and 4..
Christchurch, New Zealand or S
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iaravps
2506 days ago
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Panel 4: my life right now.
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
DGA51
2506 days ago
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Yes, and then when you finally get that PhD, you get to become a fast-food worker in the academe.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/24/exploitation-of-adjunct-professors-devalues-higher-education
Central Pennsyltucky
kyleniemeyer
2509 days ago
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Yes, I constantly feel this way. Not about the firing part, but the never catching up.
Corvallis, OR

A washing machine filled with Legos and applied mathematics

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Colin Lecher writes in Popular Science:

Random Structures from Lego Bricks and Analog Monte Carlo Procedures” is… about throwing Legos in a washing machine. And it is wonderful.

Ingo Althöfer of Friedrich-Schiller University in Germany is the author of the minor masterpiece. From the introduction to the paper, allow Dr. Althöfer to explain:

Within a larger experimental series we put a whole bucket of old Lego(TM) bricks (from the late 1960′s and the early 1970′s) into our Miele(TM) washing machine [1]. The bricks were treated for 70 minutes, at 40 degree Celsius, without speed spinning at the end, without washing powder.

Yes! Good. But why do this? To see how many Lego(TM) bricks end up stuck together after they’ve all been spun, naturally. In other words–in the paper’s words–to see what “complexes arise” when you tumble those bricks…

Here’s detail from the study:

washed-logos

(Thanks to investigator Tom Ulrich for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS (only slightly related): How to build a lego washing machine:

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xorgnz
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Christchurch, New Zealand or S
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