ಮ Many ᗨ What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions  ೈ E-Pub Author Randall Munroe ೫ ಮ Many ᗨ What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions ೈ E-Pub Author Randall Munroe ೫ Praise for Randall Munroe, What If and xkcd What If is one of my Internet must reads, and I look forward to each new installment, and always read it with delight Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing Randall Munroe is a national treasure Phil Plait For scientists, the price of progress is specialization When the goal of any researcher is to lay claim to a tiny niche in a crowded discipline, its hard for laypeople to find answers to the really important interdisciplinary questions Questions like, Is it possible to build a jetpack using downward firing machine guns Fortunately, such people can turn to Randall Munroe, the author of the XKCD comic strip loved by fans of internet culture For Munroe, who writes with a clarity and wit honed over eight years of writing captions for his webcomic, the fact that a question might be impossible to solve is no deterrent to pursuing it Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog By speaking the language of geeks while dealing with relationships and the meaning of a computer centric life, xkcd has become required reading for techies across the world.The Internet has also created a bond between Mr Munroe and his readers that is exceptional They reenact in real life the odd ideas he puts forward in his strip The New York Times With his steady regimen of math jokes, physics jokes, and antisocial optimism, xkcd creator Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist, scores traffic numbers in NBC.com or Oprah.com territory One key to the strips success may be that it doesnt just comment on nerd culture, it embodies nerd culture Wired, in an issue featuring the people who have shaped the planets past 20 years Sometimes the beloved geek chic webcomic xkcd is funny in a broadly accessible way Sometimes its achingly poignant, sometimes its socially intelligent, and sometimes its esoteric humor that programmers or scientists have to explain to the rest of us But at its most ambitious, it either packs massive amounts of interesting information into a small space, or engages in breathtaking experiments with the medium A t its best xkcd isnt a strip comic so much as an idea factory and a shared experience Onion AV ClubPraise for Randall Munroe and xkcd By speaking the language of geeks while dealing with relationships and the meaning of a computer centric life, xkcd has become required reading for techies across the world.The Internet has also created a bond between Mr Munroe and his readers that is exceptional They reenact in real life the odd ideas he puts forward in his strip The New York TimesWith his steady regimen of math jokes, physics jokes, and antisocial optimism, xkcd creator Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist, scores traffic numbers in NBC.com or Oprah.com territory One key to the strips success may be that it doesnt just comment on nerd culture, it embodies nerd culture Wired, in an issue featuring the people who have shaped the planets past 20 yearsSometimes the beloved geek chic webcomic xkcd is funny in a broadly accessible way Sometimes its achingly poignant, sometimes its socially intelligent, and sometimes its esoteric humor that programmers or scientists have to explain to the rest of us But at its most ambitious, it either packs massive amounts of interesting information into a small space, or engages in breathtaking experiments with the medium A t its best xkcd isnt a strip comic so much as an idea factory and a shared experience Onion AV Club Ce texte fait r f rence l dition Reli.From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroes iconic webcomic His stick figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans strangest questions The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical What if I took a swim in a spent nuclear fuel pool Could you build a jetpack using downward firing machine guns What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City Are fire tornadoes possible His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements The book features new and never before answered questions, along with the most popular answers from the xkcd website What If is an informative feast for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical Ce texte fait r f rence l dition Format Kindle. 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