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by petercooperjr
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 2995

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

As for Daylight Savings Time, no, it really doesn't serve the purpose people thought it would, and it's become sort of arbitrary, and I don't give a damn at all because I like that the sun sets really late in the summer. As do lots of people, I expect. Sure, but you can have "local time is rou...
by petercooperjr
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 2931

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

I have to say, a total lunar eclipse both sounds cooler and is cooler to see in person than a partial solar eclipse. (Just based on my experience here, where we had a total lunar a few years back which was amazing, and Monday's partial solar here was not nearly as great.)
by petercooperjr
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1875: Computers vs Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 1878

Re: 1875: Computers vs Humans

Noticed that Randall ranked poker as easier than Go. Wondering if he even plays. At the time that comic was made over 5 years ago, I believe the general consensus was that Go was expected to be significantly more challenging, due to the huge number of game states. AlphaGo was absolutely shocking wh...
by petercooperjr
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1875: Computers vs Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 1878

Re: 1875: Computers vs Humans

This comic caused me to speculate about what game AI really would solve next. I knew about chess and Go. Decided poker would surely be tough for AI w/o utilizing the "reads" and "bluffs" component of the game. I was wrong. According to the Official XKCD List , remaining difficul...
by petercooperjr
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 4614

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

I wonder how well a short documentary on the attempt to get Klingon encoded in Unicode would work? I certainly enjoyed reading Michael Kaplan's "Every Character has a Story" series. (I found an archive of his blog, so you may be able to find them with a search if you're interested, but his...
by petercooperjr
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1852: "Election Map"
Replies: 30
Views: 3073

Re: 1852: "Election Map"

Ah, now I understand why US election reporting appears to use the colours the other way around to Europe. Does everywhere in Europe use consistent colors? The US didn't have consistency before 2000, when the contentious presidential election caused the coining of the term "red states" and...

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