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by Jean2
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1419: "On The Phone"
Replies: 45
Views: 10960

Re: 1419: "On The Phone"

I always leave my phone in the bathroom.
by Jean2
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 98849

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

I'm not a christian either, but that's just wrong. Augustus was long dead before Christianity became a major force (or even existed). Maybe you're confusing him with emperor Constantine, but he didn't invent the Jesus character either. By Constantine's time the legend was already centuries old. Wel...
by Jean2
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 98849

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

I like how Randall is subtly suggesting in the alt-text that they changed the date standard 24 years after first publishing it. This would be a huge irony because dates are used everywhere and changing the standard would be very difficult, even moreso if you wait two decades to change it. I thought...
by Jean2
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 98849

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

That's also the problem with Year/Month/Day and the reason why many would prefer Day/Month/Year. The year shouldn't be first because it is the least important bit of information for day to day use. If you ask someone in the street what the date is. They'll say: the 27th. If you ask then: Of? They'l...
by Jean2
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 98849

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

"It's the 20th second of the 47th minute of the sixth hour of the 27th day of the second month of the 2013th year since the birth of Christ." Actually it's the 2012th year SINCE the (assumed) birth date of the Christ(1-01-01). Since years start on Year 1, it would be 1 year since birth by...
by Jean2
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1174: "App"
Replies: 56
Views: 16831

Re: 1174: "App"

Whenever you visit a forum you have the chance of getting nagged every time to install an app. In fact it seems some forum software come with the plugin preinstalled, unless they disable it in the config. Which most people wont because they want to announce that their forum support that app, and it ...

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