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by Bromskloss
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 98702

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

da Doctah wrote:Both / and - characters should be avoided because of spreadsheet programs that will interpret them as division and subtraction respectively. Sorry, ISO guys, but you dropped the ball on that one.


I'm pretty sure there is an ISO standard that says that you shouldn't use spreadsheet programs.
by Bromskloss
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1176: "Those Not Present"
Replies: 139
Views: 25902

Re: 1176: "Those Not Present"

I suppose one then should do the same when positive things are said about those not present.
by Bromskloss
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 24980

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

Did he optimise the route, then compress the directions? Or did he jointly optimise both? Haha, that's a nice question! Did he optimise the route, then compress the directions? Or did he jointly optimise both? He didn't optimise the route ... he chose the most compressed directions that got the per...
by Bromskloss
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 40506

Re: 1144: Tags

Aaaaargh, the discord!
by Bromskloss
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1138: "Heatmap"
Replies: 59
Views: 21402

Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Hmm, the business implications are not clear at all to me.

By the way, why are the forums no longer linked to from the main XKCD page?
by Bromskloss
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"
Replies: 169
Views: 50028

Re: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"

Is this the riddle you are talking about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dgmgub8mHw

Note: Odds are not the same thing as probability. When in doubt, go for probability. More people will understand you that way too.
by Bromskloss
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 136966

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

Oh, well... You'll inevitably introduce inaccuracies in one aspect or another as soon as you try to paint the surface of Earth on a sphere. Btw, now that it has been mentioned here, I like the idea of east or west up. I'm going for that from now on. Planetariums would be more impractical to orient t...

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