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January 17 2020

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Bad Map Projection: South America
The projection does a good job preserving both distance and azimuth, at the cost of really exaggerating how many South Americas there are.

January 15 2020

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Tattoo Ideas
The text ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US with a lengthy footnote explaining that I got this tattoo in 2020 and not, as you may assume, 2001, but offering no further clarification.

January 13 2020

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I was actually a little relieved when I learned that JPEG2000 was used in the DCI digital cinema standard. I was feeling so bad for it!

January 10 2020

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Star Wars Voyager 1
There's some flexibility depending on your standards for measuring runtime and the various special editions. If you still want to have a party, I'm sure you can find some combination that works.

January 08 2020

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Parenthetical Names
I never got around to seeing that movie about the battle (of Midway).

January 06 2020

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Alignment Chart Alignment Chart
I would describe my personal alignment as "lawful heterozygous silty liquid."

January 03 2020

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After changing it back and forth several times and consulting with internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch, I settled on "ok" in my book How To, but I'm still on the fence. Maybe I should just switch to "oK."

December 24 2019


12/24/18 PHD comic: 'North Pole Facts'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "North Pole Facts" - originally published 12/24/2018

For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!

December 20 2019

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Thumbtacks And String
A tattoo of a tattoo parlor receipt

December 18 2019

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Star Wars Spoiler Generator
The heroes seem to be gaining the upper hand until Darth Juul manages to flip the switch on the car wash control panel from 'REGULAR' to 'PREMIUM.'

December 17 2019


12/13/18 PHD comic: 'Submit button'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "Submit button" - originally published 12/13/2018

For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!

December 16 2019

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Ground vs Air
Water is thinner than both, and fire is *definitely* thicker.

December 13 2019

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Brussels Sprouts Mandela Effect
I love Brussels Sprouts Mandela Effect; I saw them open for Correct Horse Battery Staple.

December 11 2019

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Timeline of the Universe
Not actual size, except technically at one spot near the left.

December 09 2019

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Data Error
Cyanobacteria wiped out nearly all life on Earth once before, and they can do it again!

December 06 2019

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Flu Shot
"Wait, how often are you getting bitten by snakes? And why are you boiling water?" "Dunno, the CDC people keep showing up with complicated questions about the 'history of the property' and 'possible curses' but I kinda tune them out. At least one of them offered me the flu shot."

December 04 2019

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AI Hiring Algorithm
So glad Kate over in R&D pushed for using the AlgoMaxAnalyzer to look into this. Hiring her was a great decisio- waaaait.

December 03 2019


11/29/18 PHD comic: 'Academic Conclusions'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "Academic Conclusions" - originally published 11/29/2018

For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!

December 02 2019

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Is it Christmas?
We've tested it on 30 different days and it hasn't gotten one wrong yet.

November 29 2019

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Group Chat Rules
There's no group chat member more enigmatic than the cool person who you all assume has the chat on mute, but who then instantly chimes in with no delay the moment something relevant to them is mentioned.
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