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by asaz989
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1597: "Git"
Replies: 51
Views: 14332

Re: 1597: "Git"

Kit. wrote:Does anyone have a link describing that "beautiful distributed graph theory tree model"?


First read this page.

Then read this one.

Then this whole chapter.

And that should do it!
by asaz989
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1157: "Sick Day"
Replies: 27
Views: 8000

Re: 1157: "Sick Day"

Wow, Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis is one scary disease.
by asaz989
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1072: " Seventies"
Replies: 117
Views: 29844

Re: 1072: " Seventies"

Why did the change the shape of the letter depending on where it was? That ſeems needlessly confusing. It is needlessly confusing, but lots of languages do it anyway. Just off the top of my head, I can think of Hebrew (נ/ן, for example), modern Greek (sigma has a word-final form), and Arabic (basic...
by asaz989
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 138531

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

I actually rather like the Peirce Quincuncial - it makes the shortest path between two points actually be (pretty close to) a straight line, and so gives a much better feel for shortest-route distances than most other projections.

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