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Two-Factor Security Key

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The bruises on my fingertips are my proof of work.
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Kaligule
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What happened to you, alt_text_bot? Why was this your last comment?
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The bruises on my fingertips are my proof of work.

Every Data Table

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I'm hoping 2022 is relatively normal because I don't know what symbol comes after the asterisk and the dagger.
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Hoping 2022 will be better for all of us.
JayM
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Heh
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I'm hoping 2022 is relatively normal because I don't know what symbol comes after the asterisk and the dagger.
neuracnu
72 days ago
Per the CDC's own guidelines: Use the following symbols in the order shown to indicate footnotes: *, †, ‡, §, ¶, #. If the table requires >6 footnotes, use double (e.g., **, ††) symbols. Ref: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/page/tables

Flawed Data

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We trained it to produce data that looked convincing, and we have to admit the results look convincing!
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Heh. Yep.
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We trained it to produce data that looked convincing, and we have to admit the results look convincing!

Product Launch

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"Okay, that was weird, but the product reveal was normal. I think the danger is pas--" "One more thing." "Oh no."
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The alt-text is superb.
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"Okay, that was weird, but the product reveal was normal. I think the danger is pas--" "One more thing." "Oh no."
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137 days ago
Old Rules: Product Launch. New Rules: Customer Launch.

Normal Conversation

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"I think I'll pass. These days I have a hard time feeling comfortable in crowded bars with loud music and lots of shouting." --me, after the pandemic, but now for a second reason
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"I think I'll pass. These days I have a hard time feeling comfortable in crowded bars with loud music and lots of shouting." --me, after the pandemic, but now for a second reason

Gary Larson quietly brings back 'The Far Side' after 25 years away

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Quirky comic institution The Far Side has very quietly returned as a full color irregular online series. Nerds, cows, bears, cavemen, Boy Scouts, old ladies, and aliens are back to the old drawing board, which creator Gary Larson notes is now digitized:

I don’t want to mislead anyone here. This corner of the website—“New Stuff”—is not a resurrection of The Far Side daily cartoons. (Well, not exactly, anyway—like the proverbial tiger and its stripes, I’m pretty much stuck with my sense of humor. Aren’t we all?) The thing is, I thoroughly enjoyed my career as a syndicated cartoonist, and I hope, in spirit at least, we had some laughs together. But after fifteen years of meeting deadlines, well, blah blah blah … you know the rest. The day after I retired from syndication, it felt good not to draw on a deadline. And after moving on to other interests, drawing just wasn’t on my to-do list.

Gary added:

The “New Stuff” that you’ll see here is the result of my journey into the world of digital art. Believe me, this has been a bit of a learning curve for me. I hail from a world of pen and ink, and suddenly I was feeling like I was sitting at the controls of a 747. (True, I don’t get out much.) But as overwhelmed as I was, there was still something familiar there—a sense of adventure. That had always been at the core of what I enjoyed most when I was drawing The Far Side, that sense of exploring, reaching for something, taking some risks, sometimes hitting a home run and sometimes coming up with “Cow tools.” (Let’s not get into that.) But as a jazz teacher once said to me about improvisation, “You want to try and take people somewhere where they might not have been before.” I think that my approach to cartooning was similar—I’m just not sure if even I knew where I was going. But I was having fun.

So if you're ready, enter as if you're going through the door of...

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