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by smowton
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Emily and Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 7124

Emily and Cancer

I'm glad to see that her gofundme has broken its target. However there are thousands of people in similar predicament, and they often don't have a friend with tens of thousands of regular viewers to go to for help. This why America needs a proper health safety net: you shouldn't have to hope and pra...
by smowton
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 318912

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Celtic Minstrel wrote:
smowton wrote:* I wonder... from a native Ipv6 address?
What do you mean?


I mean, since he's serving up different comics for different netblocks, I wouldn't be too surprised if there's a comic for people browsing from native (i.e. non-6to4, non-Teredo) IPv6 addresses.
by smowton
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 318912

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Here's one I haven't seen yet: browse from within the Microsoft corporate network and get: "This plugin requires approval from corporate. Remember Microsoft employees only speak for themselves and never for the company." That was with IE9, naturlich. Challenges to find the GeoIP ones: * Wi...
by smowton
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 85201

Re: 0882: "Significant"

I like to think of p = 0.05 as meaning: If I were to step into a universe where there is no link between A and B, and carry out a bunch of experiments investigating a link between A and B, then 5% of them would come back suggesting a spurious link. Come up with a stronger result, the p value falls, ...
by smowton
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25768

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

If this is true then either you're surrounded by ridiculously exorbitant supermarkets or incredibly cheap restaurants. I knew a couple of American students who'd eat out all the time; I just assumed they were super-rich such that that was the norm, as opposed to my own norm that cooking is the way 9...
by smowton
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67918

Re: Porn For Women

I think both the author and a lot of the posters are missing the point: it isn't that women don't like/want sex; or that we don't enjoy porn! It's just that the thought of a man actually doing housework is so appealing as to be a HUGE turn on! Interesting. This seems like an example of the phrase &...

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