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by maqist
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48822582

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Sleep deprivation combined with the decline of the English language in this forum is taking its toll, and so I think now might be a good time to bow out and get on with the rest of my life (for a day or two at least). Before I go I just wanted to thank everyone who has helped make the past week so e...
by maqist
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48822582

Re: 1190: "Time"

belliott4488 wrote:I call Megan!! http://xkcd.com/631/

Am I right in thinking Megan is the one show in Plate 18: Erect Penis?
by maqist
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gender Neutrality in Language
Replies: 10
Views: 7222

Re: Gender Neutrality in Language

By coincidence in my English class this morning some of my classmates and I were talking about underappreciated gender-neutral pronouns, then we watched a film.

Some of the better ones were 'chick' and 'bab' - Bab being derived from Baby and not as one of my classmates proposed kebab.
by maqist
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48822582

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is what it's like to be part of History. Some excitement, some confusion, a whole lot of theorizing, and an incredible amount of boredom. And time will tell the importance of this moment in history. I predict that 2013-03-25 will be recorded as the start of the downfall of civilisation, or at ...
by maqist
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 97879

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Given all the confusion over which epoch to start counting from I prefer to refer to dates and time in seconds since my own birth. Now is the 874,124,500th second of my era. OTOH I was taught to write dates and time as yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss while studying for my Ham Radio licence about half my lifetim...

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