1193: Externalities

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Externalities
Mouse over words and things to see where they come from.
Title text: Mouse over words and things to see where they come from.

Explanation

This comic isn't a static image - even the title text changes depending on which part of the image you're hovering over. The blank regions in the above image are dynamically generated from various sources.

  • The university that is being recruited changes depending on which university is winning the hash finding competition in the fifth panel.
  • The company doing the recruiting is the first NASDAQ-100 company mentioned on a varaying Wikipedia page (so far: Technology, Research, Sith, Jean Luc Picard).
  • The text in the second panel may vary: See this section.
  • The text in the third panel may vary: See this section.
  • The text in the fourth panel may vary: See this section.
  • The text in the fifth panel changes, depending on which university is currently in third place in a hash finding competition. Clicking on the panel takes you to a webpage where people can enter their school's domain name and hash data, and ranks schools on how close their students can come to matching a Skein 1024 1024 hash value.
  • The text in the top half of the sixth panel may vary. See this section. The second half of the panel is always the same.
  • The last panel varies with the amount donated to Wikipedia via this link. For past images, see this section.

First Panel

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Megan's reply seems to correspond to the company.

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