Space the beyond


xkcd: GeoIP

‘Meet hot young singles in your mom’s basement today’? Man, screw you, GeoIP.


xkcd - Tensile vs. Shear Strength

Although really, the damage was done when the party planners took the hole punch to the elevator ribbon to hang up the sign.



This comic strip attempts to project the insecurities and emotional fragility of a human (the Author) onto the Spirit rover, a robot that performed its data-collecting tasks on Mars over 20 times longer than planned (before getting stuck in soft sand).

Thankfully, the spirit rover could never have experienced these emotions, as it is simply a mechanical device whose motions and actions give it the perception of agency.