xkcd is a comic that gets a lot of mentions on (particularly geeky parts of) the web but i’ve never really been a fan. Occasionally, there is a gem though. Such as today’s.
And i have to admit this one from last week also raised a smile.
Such a shame that nerdy comic strips (you might choose to call them “webcomics” but then i’d have to start disliking you – assuming I didn’t already) like this are so hit and miss. Joy of Tech is another that looks promising but in reality only produces something great every now and then.
No, it seems if you want consistant amusement then there’s only one option – Dilbert.
Clearly Apple isn’t adverse to fitting non-user-removable batteries in its devices (see iPod, iPhone, MacBook Air or new 17″ MacBook Pro)… but thankfully it seems they are at least toying with the idea of removable batteries. The patents discussed in the Reg’s article also mention inductive charging and swapping out the “battery chemicals”. Blimey.
Other entries to the competition include a concrete external hard drive and a printer that uses tea and coffee dregs as ink (although these two seem to be more about “statement” than any sort of usefulness).
It’s little more than a week until “UNIX” time will read 1234567890. Check the counter here. You know you’re a geek if you find this even mildly interesting. Don’t worry if you couldn’t care less though – you’ll only have to put up with us until 2038. That’s when the world as we know it will end.