May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1039: RuBisCO (described)

A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.


Panel One: Two stick figures are seated with their backs to each other. The one on the left is seated at a table with an open laptop. The figure on the right has shoulder-length dark hair and is seated in a comfy chair with an open book. Both are looking up and toward the left side of the panel.

Off panel (and strecthing across all three panels): “RIBULOSEBISPH. . .”

Panel Two: Same as Panel One except the figure on the right has half-turned to the left with an elbow against the back of the comfy chair.

From off panel (continued from Panel One):”. . .OSPHATECARBOXYL. . .”

Panel Three: Same as Panel One except both figures have turned back to their laptop and book.

From off-panel (continued from Panel Two)”. . . ASEOXYGENASE!”

Off panel: “Oh, sorry!”

Person 2: Man, chemists pick the worst safewords.

Hover text: Bruce Schneier believes safe words are fundamentally insecure and recommends that you ask your partner to stop via public key signature.


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). Comic by Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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