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by Daneel
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 41709

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

The Main thrust of what I was getting at is the decline in grammar and spelling that is common in many communications today. Oh, would you like a list of quotes about how the grammar and general language use of the youth of "today" has been declining ever since anyone first wrote anything...
by Daneel
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 41709

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

While the quotes are hilarious, anyone trying to draw a serious meaning from this "comic" (if a comic has no pictures, is it a comic?) might benefit from a sense of scale. From a broader historical view, the nineteenth century might as well be yesterday. All those quotes are essentially mo...
by Daneel
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 97072

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Jean2 wrote:Well he might have been able to lay the foundation of Christianity in order to restore order in the Empire, even while that goal wasn't achieved during his life time.


It is a well-kept secret that the real name of Jesus was Hari Seldon.
by Daneel
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 52625

Re: What-if 0005: Robot Apocalypse

I don't know, but it is the plot of "Twilight". Not that one, the 1932 John W. Campbell Jr. short sf piece: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_%28short_story%29 There may be older examples of the trope (if you squint, you can see shades of it in "The Time Machine"), but "...
by Daneel
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:01 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 52625

Re: What-if 0005: Robot Apocalypse

There's one even more effective "stealth" strategy. A lot of scientific research uses computerized equipment, and even scientists who use the crudest implements almost all store and analyze their data digitally. This includes the development of pharmaceuticals and food additives. This also...

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