XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months
The comics are supposed to be for amusement. Yes, Science/Logic are used for that effect, but XKCD isn't trying to be a peer reviewed journal. They don't need to accurate as long as they are accurate enough to achieve a humorous effect.
I thought 1235 was quite amusing. The XKCD Sucks critique on 1235 is weak, at best. Being smug is part of the humour. He even says the comic is good for the most part but complained the caption text was on the bottom. I have absolutely no idea what difference that's supposed to make. I get that everybody has a different sense of humour but I don't see comments like that as worthwhile critiques.
TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
My first ever trip to the US (back in 2010), I was asked to power on my laptop going through security. In fact, while researching the trip IIRC the airline website even called this out as a specific to precaution to make sure your devices were charged in case you were asked to prove they worked.
I wasn't asked on my second and third trips, so it must have only been sporadic ("additional screening" type thing). I would definitely be a bit time consuming to check all devices for all passengers, if that is the intent.
Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?
Vim and ctags make the perfect IDE for me. I mostly do C++, Java and various shell languages.
College Grads Create Fake Tesla Commercial That Elon Musk Loves
Cute commercial. The "warp" effect when he is inside the car is totally from Stargate/Early SG1 :)
Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth
Since Apple likes to believe they should have control over what software we are allowed our mobile devices, does that mean If they made cars, they would belIeve they should have control over what roads we can and can't drive on?
What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?
Not Linux exactly, but Tux is clearly present in this Fruit Loops Commercial: