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by Sir Dancelot
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1736: "Manhattan Project"
Replies: 29
Views: 8137

Re: 1736: "Manhattan Project"

Yes, all that work on stopping people smoking, getting rid of asbestos, and warning people about betel clearly comes from no one caring about prevention. Plus the HPV vaccine, ongoing research into whether or not aspirin helps prevent cancer, and more. Yes, encouraging more people to quit smoking, ...
by Sir Dancelot
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1736: "Manhattan Project"
Replies: 29
Views: 8137

Re: 1736: "Manhattan Project"

"An ounce of prevention..." for some reason doesn't apply to cancer research.
by Sir Dancelot
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1638: "Backslashes"
Replies: 62
Views: 12669

Re: 1638: "Backslashes"

My favorite is when people call "/" a "forward slash". I'd guess that there's a geeky term for such uses of useless modifiers to cancel a prefix, but I don't know what it might be. (I've tried googling it, but only get zillions of hits on "prefix".) It usually happens ...
by Sir Dancelot
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 54
Views: 17702

Re: 1476: Ceres

Hovertext: Earth clearly hasn't been inspected, since it's definitely contaminated with salmonella.

Earth is contaminated with humans.
by Sir Dancelot
Fri May 17, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 64706

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

If I rotate the image just right I see Jesus.
by Sir Dancelot
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 45169

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Alt Text:"No white guy who's been mentioned on Twitter has gone on to win."

Obama is as much a white guy as a black guy.

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