Randall Patrick Munroe born October 17,   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, Pennsylvaniathe son of an engineer. had originally used xkcd as an instant messaging screenname because he wanted a name without a meaning so he would not eventually grow tired of it.
Munroe now supports himself by the sale of xkcd -related merchandise, primarily thousands of t-shirts a month.
Inhe published a collection of the comics. The popularity of the strip among science fiction fans resulted in Munroe being nominated
Xkcd internet dating a Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist in and again in Munroe is the creator of the now defunct websites "The Funniest",  "The Cutest",  and "The Fairest",  each of which presents users with two options and asks them to choose one over the other.
In JanuaryMunroe developed an open-source chat moderation script named "Robot". Originally developed to one of Munroe's xkcd -related IRC channels, the software's algorithm attempts to prevent repetition in IRC channels by temporarily muting users who send messages that are identical to a message that have been sent to the channel before.
If users continue to send unoriginal messages, Robot mutes the user for a longer period of time, quadrupling for each unoriginal message the user sends to the channel.
In OctoberThe New Yorker magazine online published an interview and "Cartoon Off" between Munroe and Katzin which each cartoonist drew a series of four humorous cartoons.
Munroe maintains a blog titled What If?
These questions are usually absurd in nature and related to math or physics, and he answers them using both his own knowledge and various academic sources. Inhe published a collection of some of the responses, as well as a few new ones and some rejected questions, in a book titled What If?: In response to concerns about the radioactivity released by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster inand to remedy what he described as "confusing" reporting on radiation levels in the media, Munroe created a chart of comparative Xkcd internet dating exposure levels.
The chart was rapidly adopted by print and online journalists in several countries, including being linked to by online writers for The Guardian  and The New York Times.
Xkcd internet dating published an xkcd-style comic on scientific publishing and open access in Science in October Munroe's book Thing Explainerannounced in May and published late that year, explains concepts using only the 1, most common English words.
In SeptemberMunroe announced that a group of xkcd readers had submitted his name as a candidate for the renaming of asteroid DU 6 to Munroe. The name was accepted by the International Astronomical Union. As of May [update]Munroe lived in Somerville, Massachusetts.
His hobbies and interests include kite photographyin which cameras are attached to kites and pictures are then taken of the ground or buildings. From Wikipedia, "Xkcd internet dating" free encyclopedia.
Not to be confused with Randy Monroe. The New York Times.
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