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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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71 days ago
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Seven Years

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[hair in face] "SEVVVENNN YEEEARRRSSS"
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marcrichter
128 days ago
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Awesome. I'm speechless.
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chrisrosa
126 days ago
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😢
San Francisco, CA
rjstegbauer
128 days ago
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Touching and beautiful! One of your best.
alt_text_bot
128 days ago
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[hair in face] "SEVVVENNN YEEEARRRSSS"
ameel
128 days ago
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<3
Melbourne, Australia
MaryEllenCG
128 days ago
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::sniffle::
Greater Bostonia
kyleniemeyer
128 days ago
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😭
Corvallis, OR
louloupix
128 days ago
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That's why I still watch it..Time to time they deliver...
Celine17
118 days ago
j'ai toujours autant de mal à comprendre la trame...
deezil
128 days ago
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OKAY I'M CRYING AT MY DESK NOW.
Louisville, Kentucky
sfrazer
128 days ago
God damnit, Randal.
deezil
128 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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312 days ago
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A popular radio station in the Netherlands now jingles "We like the Zeroes".
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kleer001
310 days ago
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It's been lovely, I'll miss it
Covarr
313 days ago
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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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603 days ago
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Lovely :)
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jth
601 days ago
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This!
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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603 days ago
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The 95% confidence interval suggests Rexthor's dog could also be a cat, or possibly a teapot.

Gnome Ann

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President Andrew Johnson once said, "If I am to be shot at, I want Gnome Ann to be in the way of the bullet."
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652 days ago
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Gnome Ann's Sky!!!!!11
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veracity
651 days ago
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Cute
Sydney, Australia
Brstrk
652 days ago
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What? ... oh...
adamgurri
652 days ago
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Took me a minute
New York, NY
Cthulhux
652 days ago
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The last panel spoils the joke. :(
Fledermausland
GoddessOfCarbs
652 days ago
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Simple genius.
Boston
taddevries
652 days ago
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They say Chuck Norris fears GNOME ANN
deadlock989
652 days ago
Gnome Ann is an island. AN ISLAND
652 days ago
Lake Kittamaqundi originally featured an island known as Nomanisan Island, named by Columbia resident Alan Levine in a 1980 contest held by the Columbia Association. The island's name came from the phrase "No Man Is an Island" by John Donne.[28][29] The gap between the island and the east bank of the lake was filled, creating a peninsula, during the dredging of the lake in 2010. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Kittamaqundi)
norb
652 days ago
So Nomanisan Island is still an apt name then?
bobdvb
652 days ago
Yo mama is an island.
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652 days ago
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In the words of Andrew Johnson, if I am to be shot at, I want Gnome Ann to be in the way of the bullet.
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