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So, you understand what that terrible Heartbleed bug's all about, but you can't really explain it in words even a five-year-old can understand. Here's what you should do when someone asks at your weekly family dinner, then: launch the XKCD website and show them its two recent Heartbleed strips. Wi...

April 12th 2014 at 12:29pm 0 Comments
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Ah, April 1st. It's that time of the year again when the internet is rife with odd news and pranks. As before, news sites like us end up with a healthy stream of tips throughout April Fools' Day (thanks, by the way), so let us round up some of the best findings for your comedic appetite. Contenders...

April 1st 2011 at 7:17am 0 Comments
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This radiation infographic is too small to read. There's a reason for that. Technically, it's because we constrain images to 600 pixels wide. Stylistically, it's because we'd like to point out that all things are relative. Head on over to xkcd to see just how much ionizing radiation you're likely t...

March 21st 2011 at 1:14pm 0 Comments
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Got a 3D printer? Make manifest your sympathy for those forewarned but apparently not forearmed. The heartfelt tune it plays is CC licensed, and you can get it from my seed on JoinDiaspora.com whenever that project gets going. Confused? Hit the more coverage link. Intrigued? Build your own at the...

June 7th 2010 at 1:24am 0 Comments
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... Wow, that was close. The last time we checked on the webcomic wrapup, XKCD's Theft of the Magi and CAD's Crossover were tied with 145 votes apiece. We decided to be somewhat Vice Presidential and cast the deciding vote ... to XKCD. Cheer up, CAD, you still got second place, and your prize is jus...

December 3rd 2008 at 11:28pm 0 Comments
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For quite a while, it was a virtual tie between it and xkcd's Flash Games, but in the end Penny Arcade's homage to Mega Man 9 A Trick of Retrospective took top honors in this week's webcomic wrapup. As one commenter quipped, the fourth panel -- the one with all the screaming and angry swearing at t...

October 7th 2008 at 6:30am 0 Comments
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Tim Harding has redeemed his score change. His one-half contribution to 2P Start's "Lego my statue" strip this week one-half earned him one-half of the award for the week's best game-related webcomic. Second and third place go to Fanboys Online – from a week prior but we tragically missed it...

May 21st 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Big thanks to Supafine's "Legend of Zelda: Visceration Station" webcomic for finally (and logically) explaining the heart system to us. The least we, as the Joystiq community, can apparently do is bestow you the honor of best game-related webcomic of the week.Second and third place went to XKCD and...

April 16th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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In a touching tribute to Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax, a handful of webcomics took it upon themselves to remember the visionary. Here are some of our favorites (note: not involved in voting process): Penny Arcade XKCD Dueling Analogs Order of the Stick Achewood An...

March 8th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Here we go again. Just like last year, and the year before that, we pack up and head off to San Francisco. Though it was last year, it seems like only yesterday we were amassing in California. It's disorienting -- kind of like a mobious strip. Okay, have we justified this week's theme? Good, let's...

February 17th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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A rule of thumb for Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: whenever XKCD is nominated, it wins. Generally; then again, with an overused punchline, we were hesitant the trend would continue.Second and third place go to Shortpacked! and Dueling Analogs, respectively. Thanks to everyone who voted, and be sure to let...

January 30th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to the Weekly Webcomic Wrapup Vista Leopard version 3.0 2008! Let's enjoy the time we have together and, given that five days have already passed, just go ahead and give up on all those new year's resolutions. Except the one where you keep reading Joystiq over the weekend. Keep that one.Her...

January 5th 2008 at 2:22pm 0 Comments