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Software Development

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Update: It turns out the cannon has a motorized base, and can make holes just fine using the barrel itself as a battering ram. But due to design constraints it won't work without a projectile loaded in, so we still need those drills.
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awilchak
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yep
Brooklyn, New York
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Update: It turns out the cannon has a motorized base, and can make holes just fine using the barrel itself as a battering ram. But due to design constraints it won't work without a projectile loaded in, so we still need those drills.
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Update: It turns out the cannon has a motorized base, and can make holes just fine using the barrel itself as a battering ram. But due to design constraints it won't work without a projectile loaded in, so we still need those drills.

The best ATX mid-tower PC cases

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Good 'ol ATX mid-towers are the workhorses of the case world. Here's our picks for the most standard form factor.

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Seven Years

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[hair in face] "SEVVVENNN YEEEARRRSSS"
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Awesome. I'm speechless.
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chrisrosa
217 days ago
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😢
San Francisco, CA
rjstegbauer
218 days ago
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Touching and beautiful! One of your best.
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[hair in face] "SEVVVENNN YEEEARRRSSS"
ameel
219 days ago
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<3
Melbourne, Australia
MaryEllenCG
219 days ago
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::sniffle::
Greater Bostonia
kyleniemeyer
219 days ago
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😭
Corvallis, OR
louloupix
219 days ago
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That's why I still watch it..Time to time they deliver...
Celine17
208 days ago
j'ai toujours autant de mal à comprendre la trame...
deezil
219 days ago
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OKAY I'M CRYING AT MY DESK NOW.
Louisville, Kentucky
sfrazer
219 days ago
God damnit, Randal.
deezil
219 days ago
For those that don't know the whole story: Approximately 7 years ago (imagine that) Randall posted this on the blog https://blog.xkcd.com/2010/11/05/submarines/ and made some vague references to tough times in the comics. On in to 2011, he posted this on the blog, and things seemed to be scary but hopeful. https://blog.xkcd.com/2011/06/30/family-illness/ . He's made mention several times about it over the years inside the comics, and I really believe that "Time" was made for some express purpose as to get his emotions out. But this update seriously is making a grown 32 year old man weep openly at his desk (thankfully I have a door that closes), as I always wondered how things were. Things look good, and this makes my heart happy.

Decades

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In the 90s, our variety radio station used the tagline "the best music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s." After 2000, they switched to "the best music of the 80s, 90s, and today." I figured they'd change again in 2010, but it's 2017 and they're still saying "80s, 90s, and today." I hope radio survives long enough for us to find out how they deal with the 2020s.
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A popular radio station in the Netherlands now jingles "We like the Zeroes".
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kleer001
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It's been lovely, I'll miss it
Covarr
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The introduction of recorded audio and video media, with movie theaters and radios and all that, is like a new UNIX epoch for culture. It ended on December 31, 1999, and nobody has patched in a new one yet.
Moses Lake, WA
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In the 90s, our variety radio station used the tagline "the best music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s." After 2000, they switched to "the best music of the 80s, 90s, and today." I figured they'd change again in 2010, but it's 2017 and they're still saying "80s, 90s, and today." I hope radio survives long enough for us to find out how they deal with the 2020s.

You've Been Wrong About Where the Death Star Trench Was for Your Entire Life

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If you were asked to point to the trench that housed the first Death Star’s exhaust port, where would you point? If you pointed at the big obvious seam running along the Death Star’s equator, I am sorry, but you are wrong. But don’t feel too bad—it turns out even the people at Industrial Light & Magic thought that was…

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Linear Regression

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The 95% confidence interval suggests Rexthor's dog could also be a cat, or possibly a teapot.
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Lovely :)
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jth
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This!
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The 95% confidence interval suggests Rexthor's dog could also be a cat, or possibly a teapot.
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