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by zae
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:59 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0076: "Reading Every Book"
Replies: 54
Views: 17205

Re: What-If 0076: "Reading Every Book"

So, has anyone else yet tried the [url]goodreads.com/book/random[/url] repeatedly to see how many tries it takes to get a book you have read? 40 tries to reach Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. Encountered on the way: Death Quest (Mission Earth #6) b...
by zae
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 100669

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

I also sort of wonder if a similar thing happened with Central America. That concept is normal and has been since I was a kid, but I sorta got the impression as a kid that the idea of separating Central America from North America (as opposed to continuing North America down through Panama) may have...
by zae
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 100669

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Any format that has years, then months, then days is preferable to any other format - both for consistency and sorting purposes, as others have noted. Why don't we also do this with addresses (I know some countries do, but it's not standard in English)? From less precise to more precise? Do you mea...
by zae
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1169: "Expedition"
Replies: 58
Views: 12393

Re: 1169: "Expedition"

Hah, I've done this quite a bit, and interestingly I also seem to have a fascination with the high arctic. Other than that though, I like to try to follow the borders or coasts of a country all the way around at a close zoom, and see where borders cuts across towns or isolates islands or other piec...
by zae
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 39756

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

Oktalist wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
pbnjstowell wrote:And the raw meat never goes in with the veggies.

I can't figure out why this would matter.

Ever eaten raw meat?


Steak tartare, Korean yukhoe, Japanese basashi.
Raw meat can be quite delicious.
by zae
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 39756

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

I'm originally from Sweden, where they charge for bags. Nowadays I live in Japan, which used to be very wasteful, but in the past couple of years there's been eco-friendliness campaigns all over the place. Nowadays most stores will ask you if you want a bag, and if you say no you'll get a few yen of...
by zae
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 71026

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Going with my first male pet (and the first pet I named myself), plus the street I lived on longest out of the ~10 I grew up on, I get...

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