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Link: Thing Explainer

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XKCD creator Randall Munroe has a new book out today. “Thing Explainer” uses the 1,000 most common words to provide simplified explanations of all sorts of difficult to grasp concepts. This piece in the New Yorker is a great example of the power of this idea.

Previously from Randall Munroe: What If?, XKCD on Earthquakes and Randall Munroe Reports Android Bugs


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dan0
1152 days ago
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'Ding!' Gtg that was my food-heating radio box
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Wrestling IS real.

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Wrestling IS real. submitted by bibowski to funny
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dan0
1246 days ago
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Knew it
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Microsoft’s new app lets you poll friends to plan events

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Microsoft has been killing it on iOS with its lineup of premium productivity apps. Now the company is trying to make organizing group outings a lot more fun with is new app Tossup from the Microsoft Garage. Out today on








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1295 days ago
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Too close for comfort!
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Honey...

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Honey... submitted by JimKB to funny
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dan0
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Yep
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1288 days ago
Lol
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Custom Tablesaw Blade Revolutionizes Wood Joints with Single Cut

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Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 10.38.20 AMAnyone who has built their own shop has sunk time into making drawers for a worktable. Andrew Klein has invented a sawblade profile that turns making drawers into simple origami. There are many traditional ways to build a drawer, but they all at minimum involve cutting four sides and a bottom […]

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dan0
1322 days ago
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No more butt joints
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jprodgers
1325 days ago
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Niiiiiiiice
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jwadams
1342 days ago
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This looks completely awesome.
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ridingsloth
1343 days ago
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No I take it back. THIS is the best tool I've seen in a long time. I'd buy this blade in a heartbeat.
rclatterbuck
1342 days ago
Yeah, I thought the same thing.

Drone video of the current floods

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Drone video of the current floods submitted by InsideLight
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dan0
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Wow! Great video.
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