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Mon May 07, 2012 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 63313

### Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Instant classic, one the best posted recently IMO. I would like to add that the comment on seismology extends to other branches of geophysics, specifically climate geophysics and meteorology. I've had many lectures where the essence was "Our models are so wrong, your best bet is to predict that...
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1045: "Constraints"
Replies: 86
Views: 42047

### Re: 1045: Constraints

I now find myself very carefully reading everybody's comment to see if they've done something clever.
A note to others doing the same: this is not one of those comments.

A +1 to all the clever comments, that's why I love xkcd and all its fans.
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A hundred tourists
Replies: 28
Views: 11759

### Re: A hundred tourists

What if we get 3 correct guess's in a row? even if they are guess's would that be enough information to work out k? Roughly, the probability of 3 people guessing right in a row, without having a correct value of K (making their guesses more or less random) is (1/3)^3 =~4%. Pretty unlikely, but not ...
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A hundred tourists
Replies: 28
Views: 11759

### Re: A hundred tourists

I'm digressing from the simple logic puzzle model, but since (as far as I can tell) Yat has presented an excellent solution, I'm just going to continue on a slightly whimsical train of thought a little... I think the biggest problem would likely be explaining the concept of modular arithmetic to a r...
Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0549: "Westley's a Dick"
Replies: 126
Views: 32697

### Re: "Westley's a Dick" discussion

That's it. I'm watching this movie tonight.
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 39091

### Re: Sierpinski Valentine

AWwwwwwww!

I had a dream bout xkcd and randall.

I <3 mouseover! it's like a sticky-toffee pudding. as in it's the best thing ever.

happy valentines day (close enough) from england! I'm using this as a valentine's day card.
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 28005

### Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

http://www.upi.com/topic/Barack_Obama/41/

Heehee, just to be sure, they swore him in a second time.
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 114035

### Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Get. out. of. my. head!

I love you, randall.
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0473: "Still Raw"
Replies: 238
Views: 39674

### Re: "Still Raw" Discussion

For those who are curious as to what the airplane-treadmill thing is, here's a link to a simple explanation that you can also find in about 5 seconds with google. I know this because that's exactly what I did a minute ago. http://www.boingboing.net/2006/12/11/airplanetreadmill-pr.html aaand the myth...

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