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Violin Plots

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Strictly speaking, 'violin' refers to the internal structure of the data. The external portion visible in the plot is called the 'viola.'
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Screwtape
191 days ago
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Today's word of the day is: "yonic".
deezil
191 days ago
You actually have a better alt-text than Randall did today.
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alt_text_at_your_service
191 days ago
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Strictly speaking, 'violin' refers to the internal structure of the data. The external portion visible in the plot is called the 'viola.'
alt_text_bot
191 days ago
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Strictly speaking, 'violin' refers to the internal structure of the data. The external portion visible in the plot is called the 'viola.'

Namespace Land Rush

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You can also just mash the keyboard at random, but you might end up with a gibberish name no one can pronounce.
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Screwtape
200 days ago
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> You can also just mash the keyboard at random, but you might end up with a gibberish name no one can pronounce.

What a terrible fate that would be, Mr. XKCD!
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alt_text_at_your_service
200 days ago
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You can also just mash the keyboard at random, but you might end up with a gibberish name no one can pronounce.

Hacking

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The dump also contains a list of millions of prime factors, a 0-day Tamagotchi exploit, and a technique for getting gcc and bash to execute arbitrary code.
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Screwtape
562 days ago
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The CIA dump also includes a surprisingly comprehensive archive of Japanese-style Unicode faces (kaomoji): https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/cms/page_17760284.html

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fxer
561 days ago
They have table flip, but not table calm??? OUTRAGEOUS!!!! ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)
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jsanders
561 days ago
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EhrMahGodddd!
Lacey, Washington
masseurG
561 days ago
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Hack
Cincinnati
rclatterbuck
561 days ago
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Do these vile perfidious wizards know no bounds?
chrisminett
562 days ago
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All for the alt text!
Milton Keynes, UK
alt_text_bot
562 days ago
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The dump also contains a list of millions of prime factors, a 0-day Tamagotchi exploit, and a technique for getting gcc and bash to execute arbitrary code.
chrisrosa
562 days ago
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hah. true. #vault7
San Francisco, CA

Video Content

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"So, like, sexy news videos?" "No, people have tried that--it's still just video content. We need to actually inform people THROUGH making out. I would call it 'Mouth Content,' but I think that's already the title of a Neil Cicierega album."
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Covarr
570 days ago
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I work at a newspaper. We learned quite quickly that a video about our local irrigation district won't bring in young people any more than a written story. Best way to engage them is with content that matters to them, such as high school sports.
Moses Lake, WA
olliejones
569 days ago
Hmmm. No irrigation, no farms. No farms, no food. No food, no young people get to be old people. PLEASE newspaper person, don't stop writing about that kind of arcane stuff that we all depend on, even if you think it bores part of your audience.(You can always tell them to watch the old movie Chinatown if they're not sure about why it makes a diffrerence.) Srlsy.
Covarr
569 days ago
Oh, we still report all that kinds of stuff. We just don't expect it to engage our 25 and younger audiences. A variety of content for different demographics is the key to our success.
sjk
563 days ago
Need better headlines. Maybe along the lines of "What they won't tell you about irrigation will amaze you!" or "This one weird trick will make enough food to feed the world" or "Top 8 weird things said at the irrigation district meeting."
Screwtape
570 days ago
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I heartily endorse any and all Neil Cicierega albums beginning with "Mouth".
Covarr
540 days ago
I'm just waiting for "Mouth Herpes"
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alt_text_bot
570 days ago
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"So, like, sexy news videos?" "No, people have tried that--it's still just video content. We need to actually inform people THROUGH making out. I would call it 'Mouth Content,' but I think that's already the title of a Neil Cicierega album."
reconbot
570 days ago
I already have a "You should probably take me out for dinner if you want to tell me news about the world" policy. It's mostly applied to the politics section.

Soda Sugar Comparisons

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The key is portion control, which is why I've switched to eating smaller cans of frosting instead of full bottles.
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Screwtape
597 days ago
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It's great to know how much sugar is in a 20oz bottle of soda, now I just need to figure out how many 20oz bottles of soda are in, say, a litre.
CaffieneKitty
597 days ago
Google says it's 0.591471 litres. *metric fistbump*
lukeburrage
597 days ago
I've often wondered why there isn't a XKCD METRIC feed, with all the jokes being in metric. You know, for the rest of the world.
2bithacker
596 days ago
For that matter, are we talking American or UK Cadbury Creme Eggs? The US ones (produced by Hershey) have 20g of sugar, the UK ones have 26g.
thebassman
596 days ago
For the rest of the world? The US is pretty much the ONLY country NOT on the metric system! LOL
sfrazer
595 days ago
The comic references this xkcd which pegs a cadbury egg at 20g of sugar: https://xkcd.com/1035/
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npiasecki
596 days ago
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Cadbury Creme Egg? African or European? *dies*
alt_text_bot
597 days ago
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The key is portion control, which is why I've switched to eating smaller cans of frosting instead of full bottles.
sjk
590 days ago
Same here. Instead of drinking an entire 20 oz bottle of cake frosting, I can drink several mini bottle of cake frosting per week. I don't always feel in the mood for having an entire week's ration of cake frosting in one sitting. Then again, a soda a day for six month vs 4 gallons of Skittles in one sitting? Challenge accepted!

https://twitter.com/i/moments/791746773643464704

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Screwtape
693 days ago
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TOO MANY TYPEWRITERS
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