Data

from XKCD. See also the more recent cartoon on where birds go when it rains.   [Read more...]

For the Sake of Argument

From XKCD. HT Marc Cortez and PZ Myers [Read more...]

The Best Thesis Defense

  I smiled when I saw the above XKCD cartoon on Facebook. But from a more serious side, despite the saying that “the best defense is a good offense,” that isn't true in the world of arguments and reasoning, whatever its validity may or may not be in the realm of sports. No matter how [Read More...]

Navigating the Internet’s Wastelands

This post started with my coming across this XKCD cartoon (HT Marc Cortez) after having had some information literacy discussions in class just before, and having gone in class onto the second page of Google results: I had used our desire to win arguments and prove others wrong using our smartphones and other devices as [Read More...]

Slippery Slope

I like the most recent XKCD cartoon and its take on the “slippery slope” idea. People always assume that one is going to slip in a direction that they want to go. And in fact, often the things that are really valuable are really hard and take a conscious effort. But anything can become a [Read More...]

Every Major’s Terrible

Via IO9, I learned about the song in the video above, which comes from this XKCD cartoon: [Read more...]

New Study

XKCD via Marc Cortez   [Read more...]

Tall Infographics are our Future

From XKCD   [Read more...]

Avoiding Recurring Nightmares

Via Rachel Held Evans, I learned of this recent XKCD comic: Instead of having these nightmares, you can actually avoid them by taking some simple steps while a student: Read the syllabus. Put deadlines into an electronic calendar like Outlook, and put a reminder alert scheduled for as long before that deadline as you need, [Read More...]

How To Fix Any Computer Problem

  I'm sure I've shared this here before, but it is so great, it is worth sharing again. From XKCD, with HT for the reminder to ProfHacker   [Read more...]

Time the Terminator

From XKCD   [Read more...]


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