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by bluon
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59167

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

I think the debate should be reframed on this. Instead of Star Trek into Darkness vs Star Trek Into Darkness, I'd say it should be changed to Star Trek into Darkness vs Star Trek: Into Darkness. If Wikipedia is concerned about internal consistency and if Into Darkness is really a subtitle, then the...
by bluon
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59167

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

I think the debate should be reframed on this. Instead of Star Trek into Darkness vs Star Trek Into Darkness, I'd say it should be changed to Star Trek into Darkness vs Star Trek: Into Darkness. If Wikipedia is concerned about internal consistency and if Into Darkness is really a subtitle, then ther...
by bluon
Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 59649

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

It's possible that mathematical concepts are invented as well as discovered. Here's a view of what the field of mathematics is: working mathematicians study the consequences of rules governing axiomatic systems. They look at how, given such-and-such rules, such-and-such sets of notations can be man...
by bluon
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 59649

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

Technically, I would say Newton and Leibniz "discovered" calculus rather than "invented" it. Mathematical concepts have always existed. We're just getting around to figuring them out.
by bluon
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0469: "Improvised"
Replies: 89
Views: 24410

Re: "Improvised" Discussion

After reading the "nailing your brother" joke, did anyone else think "but Han didn't know at that point that Luke was Leia's brother?" :)

Yes, I think I am officially a Star Wars geek. Great alt text for that line too.

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