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by KarenRei
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 26004

Re: in the days of the comet

A couple of years ago, an intelligent, well-educated ten-year-old boy needed my help to operate a rotary-dial telephone. We're past that point. I'm already trying to figure out how I'll explain to children in the future what life was like before the internet. I'd start with the concept of the paper...
by KarenRei
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 26004

Re: 1093: "Forget"

"Baby Got Back" turned 20 this year. My favorite nostalgia show is VH1's "I Love The Inexorable March of Time Toward the Grave That Awaits Us All." For those of you mystified by Eyjafjallajökull, I direct you to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jq-sMZtSww . But this would be the ...
by KarenRei
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1089:"Internal Monologue"
Replies: 89
Views: 24998

Re: 1089:"Internal Monologue"

Just as a note: a person living in another country and learning its language does this *all the time*. You have so much more to think about for everything you say and you're not always understanding what others are saying, so you're constantly deciding whether to nod, smile, make a simple response, ...
by KarenRei
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39423

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

is there any real reason that the alphabet has the order it does anyway, other than tradition? Because of the song? ;) Really, though, it's just a system that's been built on top of something built on top of something etc way back in time, each new culture adopting and changing it slightly. In Icel...
by KarenRei
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39423

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

The first thing I would do is reinstate the letter Thorn (þ). It's a perfectly good letter that serves a clear and obvious purpose and I don't know why we stopped using it in the first place. Here's a reason: it simultaneously looks like a 'P', a 'D', a 'p', and a 'b'. The first and third are espec...

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