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The Real Answer to All Our Error Codes

By Brian Barrett on at

You're working late into the night, a deadline is approaching. Out of nowhere, your trusty computer collapses in a fit of exhaustion or pique, shouting error message numbers at you in a tourettic fit of indecipherable jargon. What's it all mean? How do you fix it? This. Like this.

Why the Orion Nebula Is NSFW

By Brian Barrett on at

The next time you're out stargazing with your children, please make sure you shield them from Orion and his glowing member. Or at least bring a little loin cloth you can hold up to the sky.

Why Camera Nerds Can Be the Worst Nerds

By Brian Barrett on at

There's so much one can learn about cameras, from ISO to white balance to aperture settings. And there is, for some reason, an irresistible urge to share that knowledge once you've learned it, even if no one's asking, and even if it's totally irrelevant to the conversation at hand.

The Funniest Comics About Our Crappy Passwords

By Roberto Baldwin on at

Losing your password isn't funny. Well, it's not funny to you. To the rest of us, it can be hilarious. The sort of point-and-laugh hilarity that comes from losing access to a dating site right when you find the perfect girl. Comic artists have taken the pain, monotony, and humiliation of dealing with passwords and created something we can all agree on. Your passwords suck.

Marvellous Gifts for the Comic Fanboy

By Kyle Wagner on at

Comics are cool now. Well, kind of cool. Acceptable. But it's not all pasty nerds reading comics in the dark in their parents' basements anymore—lots of us have moved on to reading in the dark in our own homes and apartments. Here's how to buy for the comic fanboy in your life.