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What Happens When Your Non-Coding Boss Asks You to Code

Whether you're a PhD student, dev, data analyst or any other code-crunching machine, chances are you've written script for people that don't understand what that entails. This cartoon is for you. Read More >>

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These Redesigned Acme Products are Beautifully Useless

Wile E. Coyote and his seemingly never-ending chase for the Road Runner has to be one of the most iconic cartoon pairings of all time. Almost nearly as renowned is the fictional company Acme that tirelessly pumped out the bizarre tools to help Coyote catch his ever elusive prey, to varying degrees of failure. Now a designer has taken the idea of those contraptions and refigured them – producing beautifully detailed technical diagrams. Read More >>

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The Math of The Simpsons: Pi, Algorithms and Counting On Eight Fingers

You might not have realised it, but The Simpsons is crammed with math. In this video, Simon Singh explains how Pi and algorithms crop up in the show—and why the characters work in a decimal world, despite only having eight fingers. Read More >>

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42 Hours of Vintage Cartoon Goodness is Your "Eeewwwww, DVDs" Deal of the Day

We don't usually pimp DVD deals in your direction because, well, it's a bit of an old format and we're all about new, thrusting forward-looking stuff. Read More >>

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Classic Disney Animations and Their Real Life Counterparts

It's easy to take classic animation for granted, especially these days when far more complicated images seem to appear like magic with the click of a button. But thanks to Reddit user jamieleto, these spliced rotoscoped images let us catch a glimpse at just how dedicated early Disney animators were to crafting a perfect product. Read More >>

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Our Old Classic Fears Translated Into Modern Technology Nightmares

Do you remember all your childhood fears? You know, like all those nightmares you had about being chased, being naked and getting killed by monsters. You stopped being scared of them because you grew up and you replaced old fears with new digital nightmares. Like being trolled and accidentally sending sexts and the Internet being down. Grown up life can be scary with technology! Read More >>

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These Whale Mech Toys Give Us an Excuse To Post the Most Amazingly Insane Cartoon We've Ever Seen

Think of every awesome video you've ever seen on YouTube, and multiply that by a billion. Then, and only then, will you be able to comprehend the amazingness that is the Mechawhales. A couple of short, cel-shaded CG cartoons starring a gigantic sperm whale that's not only able to navigate dry land, but also wage war thanks to a mechanical suit it wears. Read More >>

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Photoshopping Calvin and Hobbes into Real Life Makes Me Really Happy

Here's something that'll brighten you up just in time for the end of the week: Calvin and Hobbes being spliced into real life photographs. I don't know how many times I wished these guys existed in real life when I was young. Hell, I think I still do. Read More >>

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What It Would Look Like If Pixar Made Star Trek?

Because Disney, who owns Pixar, now owns Lucasfilms and because they got J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars even though he's already directed Star Trek, it's not out of this world to imagine a Star Trek animated series by Pixar (as incestuous and sacrilegious as that may be). Canadian artist Phil Postma wondered the same and animated the cast of Star Trek: The Original Series. Is it weird that I want to watch this? Read More >>

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Clicking Your Mouse Solves Every Computer Freeze Known to Man

When your computer freezes, clicking the mouse button furiously is definitely what solves the problem. Amazing, really, that repeating a single, simple, mechanical operation can rectify complex software problems so easily. You most have healing hands. [Mr Lovenstein] Read More >>

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How to Annoy Generation Y

This Sticky Comics cartoon is so depressingly accurate that it's hilarious. Who actually uses their mobile phone to call people these days anyway? [Sticky Comics] Read More >>

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We All Live on the Body of a Japanese Cartoon Girl

If you struggle to accurately draw a map of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, here's a tip. Imagine it's a Japanese cartoon girl with a big hat, floppy dress and angel wings, then draw that instead. That's how the Japanese see us. Read More >>

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Today's Google Doodle Is a Huge Animated Tribute to Winsor McCay's Cartoons

Winsor McCay's Little Nemo was an iconic comic strip in the US, first drawn in 1905. Today's Google Doodle celebrates the cartoon in an animated strip which sees Little Nemo embark on an adventure through Google-Land. Read More >>

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Remember, You're Not Only Naming Your Pet, You're Also Securing Your Digital Future

Dan Piraro, the creator of Bizarro Comics, pretty much nails it on the head when it comes to choosing a name for your dog or cat these days. Because you're not just naming your companion, you're also choosing a security question or even a password that you hope will thwart would-be hackers. So maybe R0v3r, 5p0t, or even Old Y3773r might be better alternatives. [Bizarro Blog via Laughing Squid] Read More >>

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Did a New Yorker Cartoonist Predict Today's Apps in 2009?

There is an app for just about anything and everything these days. Even back in 2009, a cartoonist for the New Yorker knew what was up. Roz Chast drew "myPhone"—the cartoon marked the iPhone's first appearance in the magazine—for an issue that ran July 27, 2009. Read More >>

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