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by ccaccus
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 21905

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

Anyone here see the new 5-Hour Energy commercial? They surveyed 3,000 doctors, and 73% of those who responded said that they would recommend a low-calorie energy supplement (to patients who already use energy supplements). So... couldn't that be like saying that 73% of doctors would recommend getti...
by ccaccus
Sun May 06, 2012 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 78574

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Doing it this way also builds self-confidence, as the 7s table is the only one without any easy pattern to remember. As you progress through the unit, students start jumping at patterns that they notice and learn them that much more quickly. How exactly does the 7s table have any less pattern than ...
by ccaccus
Sat May 05, 2012 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 78574

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

but does that ever happen for 9*9, or 3*2? for some reason, 7*8 is the hardest to remember for nearly everyone, and the ones near it in the table are next. That would make some sense if we didn't remember them at all but always calculated them from scratch. But timing indicates that we do use pure ...
by ccaccus
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 39526

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

Am I the only person who finds it odd that the dorm room doesn't have a window?
by ccaccus
Tue May 24, 2011 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 27170

Re: Everything Must GO! One Week until the Rapture!

October 21... Well there go my plans for that weekend. Making Friday the end of the world is just cruel...

Any chance someone could send a memo/fax/expedited prayer to the big guy upstairs to postpone it to the following Monday?
by ccaccus
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 44977

Re: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

The best pet-related specification I've encountered in my recent apartment search was some highly specific pet rent. "two dollars per pound per pet will be added to your monthly rent." Makes me wonder if the inhumane get a discount. And is that weight upon signing the lease? In that case ...
by ccaccus
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 32114

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

Carpe ammunition.

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