Timeless. Still very true.
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Trolls in the 1970s (sitcom “Mind your language”):
Trolls in the 2019 (Extravagant cars parade):
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Other than xkcd, which also integrates my favorite topics such as math, I found MonkeyUser comics, which is more specifically for software engineering:
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唔知點解咁多年香港人都冇人搵呢個名嚟玩: 丁雅玲 丁雅寧, Ting (丁) Arlene
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Wow. That’s how prevalent unchecked news collected by machine learning are. Now the news in Google Finance even feature articles from the Onion (my favorite, product originated from my alma mater):
Here’s the onion news:
How seriously can you take news on Internet nowadays 🙂
But to be fair, humans aren’t much reliable either:
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One of the most memorable things about xkcd’s (in)famous circuit diagram is the 666 timer (at the top right corner of the comic), a parody of the famous 555 timer:
Today I was analyzing the logic board for HP 3560A and noticed some batches uses a MAX666 chip and it immediately reminded me of this xkcd joke. Turns out Maxim Integrated makes a voltage regulator with a cool part number! I bet the engineers back in the days must have started with 666, giggling uncontrollably, and added 665 and 664 to see if it can get past the regulators or the censors (puns intended for both).
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Censorship adds a little more fun to swearing.
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