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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
Similar to [[2190: Serena Versus the Drones]], this is another teaser ad for Randall's new (at the time the comic came out) book, ''[[How To]]'', due to be released a week from this comic's release, on September 3, 2019. This also prompted a [[xkcd_Header_text#2019-08-27_-_Out_in_a_week|change]] to the [[xkcd Header text]].
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{{incomplete|Created by an IMAGE FILE OF A SD-LADEN BUTTERFLY ON AN SD CARD CARRIED BY A BUTTERFLY. Title text needs to be explained. Do NOT delete this tag too soon.}}
  
The comic shows an image from of one of the chapters, and <s>containing</s> [[xkcd_Header_text#2014-07-23_-_what_if.3F_book_tour|being]] [https://blog.xkcd.com/2019/08/26/how-to-send-a-file/ a link to] a larger piece of that chapter, or perhaps the entire chapter.
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Similar to [[2190: Serena Versus the Drones]], this is another teaser ad for Randall's new book, ''[[How To]]'', due to be released a week from this comic's release, on September 3, 2019. The comic shows an image from of one of the chapters, and <s>containing</s> [[#xkcd_Header_text#2014-07-23_-_what_if.3F_book_tour|being]] [https://blog.xkcd.com/2019/08/26/how-to-send-a-file/ a link to] a larger piece of that chapter, or perhaps the entire chapter.
  
 
This comic discusses transferring files, previously discussed in [[949: File Transfer]] and in [https://what-if.xkcd.com/31/ what if 31]. The snippet from his book that is shown in this comic shows scissors cutting off the (top) screen of a laptop, presumably as a way to give the "bottom" portion to someone for file transfer. While it is true most laptops house their hard drive in the bottom half of the machine, you would probably never need to prove it in a destructive manner. Tearing the screen off any given laptop is not a good idea.{{Citation needed}}
 
This comic discusses transferring files, previously discussed in [[949: File Transfer]] and in [https://what-if.xkcd.com/31/ what if 31]. The snippet from his book that is shown in this comic shows scissors cutting off the (top) screen of a laptop, presumably as a way to give the "bottom" portion to someone for file transfer. While it is true most laptops house their hard drive in the bottom half of the machine, you would probably never need to prove it in a destructive manner. Tearing the screen off any given laptop is not a good idea.{{Citation needed}}
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The chapter linked to shows other methods of getting your files to another person and, in fact, explicitly states that breaking a computer to send files is not a good idea.
 
The chapter linked to shows other methods of getting your files to another person and, in fact, explicitly states that breaking a computer to send files is not a good idea.
  
The title text hints at other amazing content in the upcoming book, including discussion of butterfly migration (does it cause predictable tornadoes in Kansas? Can they carry coconuts to England?). It also threats that using the books idea for file transfer  will make sure you will never see those files again, i.e. they will be lost for good if you try the book's method at home.  
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The title text hints at other amazing content in the upcoming book, including discussion of butterfly migration (does it cause predictable tornadoes in Kansas? Can they carry coconuts to England?). It also threats that using the books idea for file transfer  will make sure you will never see those files again, i.e. they will be lost for good if you tries the books method at home.  
  
The chapter preview, that the comic links to, discusses using butterflies as a method of sending files from one person to another on the form of flash media attached to butterflies, or encoded in DNA, and goes pretty in depth into these particular methods of data transmission as opposed to the more traditional methods that are detailed in traditional computer science books.
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The chapter preview, that the comic links to, discusses using butterflies as a method of sending files from one person to another on the form of flash media attached to butterflies, or encoded in DNA, and goes pretty in depth into these particular method of data transmission as opposed to the more traditional methods that are detailed in traditional computer science books.
  
 
==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
:[Randall, depicted as Cueball, stands with his arms spread out]
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{{incomplete transcript|Do NOT delete this tag too soon.}}
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:[Cueball (representing Randall) stands in an otherwise empty panel.]
 
:Randall: It feels weird that it's 2019 and yet I still sometimes find that the easiest way to move a file around is to email it to myself.
 
:Randall: It feels weird that it's 2019 and yet I still sometimes find that the easiest way to move a file around is to email it to myself.
  
:[Randall has raised a hand to his chin,]
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:[Cueball (representing Randall) stands in an otherwise empty panel, with one hand raised to his chin in a thinking position.]
 
:Randall: If only there were a better way...
 
:Randall: If only there were a better way...
  
:[A picture of Randall's new book is shown to the left of the text. The book is black with large blue text and smaller white text. On the book cover, in white drawings, are seen Megan with a ladder and White Hat. Both are looking up on Cueball who is floating in the air with a quadcopter drone beneath either leg, trying to plug in an electric light bulb in a naked lamp hanging down near him. It seems he has already removed the broken light bulb, as he has one in both hands. And now he tries to put in the new one. The blue text stating title and author can be read but not the white trext. The "blog.xkcd.com" link is in link blue color.]
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:[A picture of Randall's new book. It is black with large blue text and smaller white text. On the book cover, in white drawings, are seen Megan with a ladder and either Black or White Hat (hard to say on black background). Both are looking up on Cueball who is floating in the air with a quadcopter drone beneath either leg, trying to plug in an electric light bulb in a naked lamp hanging down near him. It seems he has already removed the broken light bulb, as he has one in both hands. And now he tries to put in the new one. The blue text stating title and author can be read. The "blog.xkcd.com" link is in link blue color.]
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:My new book ''How To'' is out next week! If you want to learn how to send data, you can visit blog.xkcd.com for a sneak preview of Chapter 19: How to Send a File
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:Book: How To
 
:Book: How To
 
:Book: Randall Munroe
 
:Book: Randall Munroe
:My new book ''How To'' is out next week! If you want to learn how to send data, you can visit <font color="blue"><u>blog.xkcd.com</u></font> for a sneak preview of Chapter 19: How to Send a File
 
  
:[Beneath a heading are three pictures next to each other of a laptop computer. The first picture shows a regular laptop computer, with a labeled arrow pointing to the lower half of the computer. The second picture shows the laptop in a lighter outline, with scissors instructing to cut horizontally on a dotted line across the middle of the laptop. The third picture shows a laptop in two pieces cut over between the screen and the rest. There is a very jagged edge on both parts, which has been moved away from each other.]
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:[3 pictures of laptop computers. The first picture shows a regular laptop computer, with an arrow pointing to the lower half of the computer, and text with the arrow. The second picture shows the laptop in a lighter outline, with scissors instructing to cut horizontally on a dotted line across the middle of the laptop. The third picture shows a laptop in 2 pieces horizontally, cut in half by a pair of scissors. There is the following text above the pictures:]
:Exclusive advice from '''''How To:'''''
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:Exclusive advice from ''How To'':
 
:When sending a file, it helps to know which part of your device the file is stored in.
 
:When sending a file, it helps to know which part of your device the file is stored in.
:Label: Files are usually in this part
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:Arrow text: Files are usually in this part
  
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
 
[[Category:Comics with color]]
 
[[Category:Comics with color]]
 
[[Category:Links to xkcd.com]]
 
[[Category:Links to xkcd.com]]
[[Category:Comics featuring Randall Munroe]]
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[[Category:Comics featuring Cueball]]
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[[Category:Comics featuring Megan]] <!-- book cover -->
 
 
[[Category:Computers]]
 
[[Category:Computers]]
[[Category:Book promotion]]
 
[[Category:How To]]
 

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