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Randall Patrick Munroe (born October 17, 1984) is an American cartoonist, author, engineer, scientific theorist, and the creator of the webcomic xkcd. He and the webcomic have developed a large fanbase, and shortly after graduating from college, he became a professional webcomic artist.
Munroe was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, the son of an engineer. He has two younger brothers, and was raised as a Quaker. He was a fan of comic strips in newspapers from an early age, starting off with Calvin and Hobbes. After graduating from the Chesterfield County Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill, a Renaissance Program, he graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2006 with a degree in physics.
Munroe worked as a contract programmer and roboticist for NASA at the Langley Research Center before and after his graduation. In October 2006 NASA did not renew his contract and he moved to Boston to begin writing xkcd full-time.
xkcd is primarily a stick figure comic with themes in computer science, technology, mathematics, science, philosophy, language, pop culture, romance and physics.
Munroe had originally used xkcd as an instant messaging screenname because he wanted a name without a meaning so he would not... read more on Wikipedia
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Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following.
Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast...
For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a...
food-heating radio boxes (microwaves)tall roads (bridges)computer buildings (datacenters)the shared space house (the International...
xkcd: volume 0 is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passionate readership (just Google "xkcd meetup").
The artist selected personal and fan favorites from his first 600...
¿Has intentado alguna vez aprender algo sobre una cosa maravillosa, solo para frustrarte después ante una jerga incomprensible?
Randall Munroe está aquí para ayudarte.
Utilizando únicamente dibujos esquemáticos y...
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Czy kiedykolwiek próbowales dowiedziec sie o czyms niesamowitym czegos wiecej, ale jedyne, na co trafiles, to niezrozumialy zargon? Z pomoca przychodzi Randall Munroe. W ksiazce uzywa on jednobarwnych rysunków i raptem tysiaca (czy...
Featuring an introduction by Randall Munroe of XKCD and an all-new index written by Ryan that includes, among other things, the 11 different types of makeouts referenced by T-Rex, this book is great. It gets greater: there's also an interview with the author AND a photo of Michael "Worf" Dorn. You know that you've always...