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09 Feb 08:25

Comic for February 09, 2016

by Scott Adams
Dilbert Becomes Quasimodo - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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09 Feb 08:01

Barking Dogs

by Doug
09 Feb 14:09

Pyrameats

by nedroid

Pyrameats

08 Feb 20:16

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08 Feb 20:57

The Snake

by Reza

the-snake

08 Feb 15:02

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Stats Device

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: It can violate conservation of information, but it can't have rounded corners.


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07 Feb 06:15

As Advertised

by Greg Ross

http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/merl/2016/02/03/155-year-old-mouse-trap-claims-its-latest-victim/

The Museum of English Rural Life got a surprise on Wednesday — a 155-year-old mousetrap there managed to catch a mouse:

So, this retired rodent had managed to sneak past University of Reading security, exterior doors and Museum staff, and clambered its way up into our Store. Upon finding itself there it would have found the promised land; a mouse paradise laid before it full of straw, wood and textiles. Then, out of thousands of objects, it chose for its home the very thing designed to kill it some 150 years ago: a mouse trap.

The trap was patented in 1861; it bills itself as a “perpetual mouse trap” that “will last a lifetime.” More at the museum’s blog.

(Thanks, Djerrid.)

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27 Jan 20:16

Leff e a corrupção

by Leonardo Monasterio
Adam Victor Brandizzi

Conclusões bem elegantes!

Agora todo mundo já sabe que o Leff deu sacadas ótimas sobre a história econômica brasileira. Contudo, há outra contribuição sua que precisa ser lembrada: sua análise da corrupção.
O texto Economic Development Through Bureaucratic Corruption (1964) já foi muito mal entendido, como se fosse uma defesa da complacência com a corrupção. Nada disso.
A grande lição está no final do artigo ("Two techniques"). Funcionários públicos honestos e capazes são um  recurso muito escasso nos países pobres. Logo, devem alocados com cuidado e poupados:
1- Os honestos devem estar nas áreas-chave para o desenvolvimento;
2- Evite regulamentar e intervir no que não precisa. Assim, você não precisará "gastar" funcionários bons em atividades em que o mercado poderia resolver. Exemplo: ao invés de ter os honestos trabalhando com licenças para importação, acabe logo com essa papelada.

05 Feb 18:49

China testará mosquitos contaminados por bactéria contra zika

by Felipe Corazza

O governo chinês anunciou hoje que testará mosquitos contaminados com a bactéria Wolbachia para intensificar seu combate à dengue e, teoricamente, evitar contágios pelo zika vírus no país. O teste foi anunciado pelo infectologista Xi Zhiyong, que chefia as pesquisas sobre o assunto na Universidade Sun Yat-sen, na cidade de Guangzhou. Segundo agência estatal Xinhua, o processo deve ser levado a campo no início de março.

O uso de Aedes aegypti infectados com a Wolbachia para combater a transmissão de vírus foi iniciado após pesquisas da Universidade de Monash, na Austrália. A atuação da bactéria nos mosquitos, de acordo com os pesquisadores australianos, teria capacidade de impedir que o vírus da dengue se instale nos tecidos do organismo. Além disso, a bactéria ajudaria a reduzir a população de mosquitos, já que ovos de fêmeas saudáveis fecundados por machos contaminados não prosperam.

Quadro ilustrativo da situação reprodutiva dos mosquitos infectados com Wolbachia (Crédito: Comunicação/Instituto Oswaldo Cruz)

Quadro ilustrativo da situação reprodutiva dos mosquitos infectados com Wolbachia (Crédito: Comunicação/Instituto Oswaldo Cruz)

A China ainda não registrou casos de zika, mas surtos de dengue são comuns no país  – especialmente no sudoeste, onde as temperaturas mais altas persistem ao longo do ano e as chuvas são mais frequentes e abundantes, mantendo ambientes propícios à proliferação do Aedes aegypti e do Aedes albopictus, como mostra, por exemplo, um estudo publicado pelo Centro Nacional de Controle de Doenças chinês a respeito da presença do Aedes albopictus no país.

Em 2015, a Província de Guangdong registrou 791 casos de dengue. Em 2014, o número foi quase 90% maior. Apesar da queda, Pequim demonstra preocupação com o zika, entre outros aspectos, pela intensa movimentação portuária e aeroportuária nas regiões com maior população de mosquitos.

No Brasil, a Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) iniciou, em 2012, adesão à estratégia internacional “Eliminate Dengue: Our Challenge” para testar o uso dos mosquitos infectados com Wolbachia. A soltura dos animais infectados foi iniciada em 2014 e, até o ano passado, cerca de 200 mil já haviam sido liberados no Rio de Janeiro.

29 Jan 04:24

Comic for January 29th: The Truth

Adam Victor Brandizzi

I swear, Subnormality is the most amazing, greatest, most avant garde webcomic ever. This one is incredibly amazig. It is like, dunno, War and Peace, immense etc. Hard to read, but very worth it.

Comic for January 29th, 2016.
08 Feb 00:00

Super Bowl Context

Why did the chicken cross the road? It begins over five thousand years ago with the domestication of the red junglefowl in southeast Asia and the development of paved roads in the Sumerian city of Ur.
08 Feb 08:01

Other Planets

by Doug
Adam Victor Brandizzi

But it would surely be an amazing fungus.

08 Feb 01:00

How to Calm a Frightened Child

by Scott Meyer

This is another comic I really like, and I always regretted that I didn’t find other excuses to use the drawing in panel three.

Looking at the drawing now, I probably could have freaked the kid out by just showing him my jacked up right pinky. You may laugh, but I know a guy with a jacked-up pinky, and he does use it to freak people out, so there is precedent.

Note from Missy: the guy with the jacked-up pinky? Plays the role of the Emperor of the Moon’s number-one moon minion. And yeah, his pinky is totes freaky.

 

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04 Feb 17:46

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03 Feb 21:40

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05 Feb 16:10

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05 Feb 14:41

Shipwrecks and Deep Ocean Scenes Encapsulated Inside Translucent Whale Sculptures

by Kate Sierzputowski
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Image provided by Isana Yamada

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Image provided by Isana Yamada

Japanese artist Isana Yamada' s project Samsara is composed of six translucent whales mounted on thin pedestals that give each of the sculptures an illusion of movement. The whales, illuminated from within, provide a window to strange worlds locked inside their resin-coated bodies: churning submarine volcanoes, fluffy white clouds, and even polar bear skeletons that float within. The project, staged at Tokyo University of the Arts, references the circle of existence found in Buddhist traditions with each whale displaying a separate scene. The whale that represents the human dimension contains a sunken sailboat, imagery that symbolizes a difficult voyage or plight.

Yamada’s work will also be shown in an exhibition of sculptural works at the Artcomplex Center of Tokyo from March 1st through 6th. You can see more of his work on his Facebook page here. (via My Modern Met)

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Images by @muzintansaki

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Image provided by Isana Yamada

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Image provided by Isana Yamada

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Image provided by Isana Yamada

07 Feb 01:37

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25 Jan 00:00

Tom Robbins

"Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."
24 Jan 00:00

Doug Larson

"Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog."
07 Feb 15:31

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Talk

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: Now, let's have the talk about how individual effort may matter less than other people's inherent ability.


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After 800 people pointed out my crappy base-11 number line (that's what I get for doing base-11 before bed), I have altered to votey. So, please press z to go back and give it a look! 

07 Feb 00:29

Installing Windows 10

by boulet


05 Feb 23:55

Welcome to Hell!

05 Feb 21:30

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05 Feb 13:25

Cthulhu’s playing hardball.image / twitter / facebook / patreon











Cthulhu’s playing hardball.

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05 Feb 08:50

Doors

by Doug
05 Feb 07:41

Comic for February 05, 2016

by Scott Adams
Soulless Container Of Knowledge - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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04 Feb 21:30

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04 Feb 19:22

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04 Feb 15:54

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - A Funny Universe

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: In order to have that one Monty Python sketch about a dead parrot, you must first invent mortality.


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