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by rubseb
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 22033

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

Considering Americans invented the Airplane, they can call it whatever the hell they want. Well, when they invented it (that is, when the Wright brothers invented a way of controlling aircraft in the air) they would actually have used the word aeroplane , not airplane (in addition to calling it a &...
by rubseb
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152690

Re: 1193: Externalities

This. Vandalizing Wikipedia is not ok, and Wales is not saying it is. Also, I'm pretty sure he's not the one who has to clean up the mess... Please leave vandalism to /b/ and go do something more constructive. You have no idea how to deal with internet trolls, do you? Actively moderating and bannin...
by rubseb
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152690

Re: 1193: Externalities

I'm impressed at how fast the editors were on top of the changes. Were they warned? I know people in schools who hate Wikipedia. They would point to this and say "Look how easily wrong information was entered." I would point to it and say "Look how fast it was corrected!" GO Wik...
by rubseb
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152690

Re: 1193: Externalities

Donation campaign or no, I don't like this invitation for Wikipedia vandalism. Fun as it may be to solve these clues and see your company appear in the comic, it's one big pain in the ass for those of us who try to keep Wikipedia clean. It's like drawing penises in your school books except the whole...
by rubseb
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 71243

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

The answer to the mirror conundrum, as I think Feynman mentions in the same anecdote (or at least in the version I recall from "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman"), is very simple: it's not left and right that are reversed, but front and back. If you stand in front of a mirror and raise yo...

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