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by ganglion
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 106564

Re: 0980: "Money"

Just wanted to say thanks for doing this. I've been wanting to see something like this for a while, but never got round to doing it myself. All credit!
by ganglion
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 41819

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

In our town, most of the shops will give cashback on a card payment, as long as you sign their copy of the receipt. There is one exception, who make you sign your copy, so that you can't present it later saying you didn't get the cash. It's about who you trust. :twisted:
by ganglion
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317717

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

A few days ago I decided to have a go at writing a cgi app which would implement the idea from the comic, so people could pick their own. It's also quite fun looking at a grid of randomly words and trying to pick a set which make a good picture. The link is here: http://highfellow.org/misc/chooser/c...
by ganglion
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: radiation chart
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: radiation chart

There's a thread about the chart in N&A here . Other similar charts would indeed be interesting - feel free to make one for economics! :D Fair enough. I'm not up for it right now, but might have a go some time if I get the time/energy. Also I don't know that much about the subject - someone who...
by ganglion
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: radiation chart
Replies: 2
Views: 843

radiation chart

Just wanted to say thanks for this - I like stuff like like this that lays out complex information in a form that's easy for people to take in. I've passed the link to some environmentalist friends. Would be great to have a similar chart comparing amounts of money that are significant when trying to...
by ganglion
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0860: "Never Do This"
Replies: 110
Views: 52861

Re: 0860: "Never Do This"

Fingernail dirt porn does exist, but it's for dust mites.
by ganglion
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is enlightenment?
Replies: 79
Views: 15125

Re: What is enlightenment?

When I was about 20, having just finished a physics degree, the thought struck me that although physics and science in general does a pretty good job of explaining much of what happens in the physical world that we are aware of through our senses, it has little to say about the nature of our conscio...
by ganglion
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94942

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

2. Health care cost reduction. That was funnier, taken seriously, than the original joke. When was the last time you ran into a doctor, hospital or insurance company that was interested in cost reduction through treatment? Any treatment, scientific or otherwise? Doctors and hospitals want to make m...
by ganglion
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94942

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

I remember some years ago interviewing somebody who worked at the water board in the North West UK and somehow the conversation moved onto dowsing, and he showed me the dowsing glove they used to use for finding pipes and things. This was a quite impressive looking glove made out of some kind of met...

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