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by MetaThought
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1637: "Salt Mine"
Replies: 57
Views: 12412

Re: 1637: "Salt Mine"

MOAR salt for the win.
by MetaThought
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1186: "Bumblebees"
Replies: 90
Views: 23005

Re: 1186: "Bumblebees"

The physiological effects of the fructose in both is identical That, at least, is not true. There is some difference. http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/ A Princeton University research team... has demonstrated that rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup -- a sweetener fo...
by MetaThought
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"
Replies: 169
Views: 50432

Re: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"

In this case, someone who knew nothing of probability could also safely bet $50 that the sun hasn't exploded. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing?
by MetaThought
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"
Replies: 169
Views: 50432

Re: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"

Aiwendil wrote:That's one really small neutrino detector!


Duh! It uses the rate of radioactive decay to detect neutrinos.
by MetaThought
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 84915

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

Bureaucromancer wrote:It seems to be the most elegant solution is just to integrate an ad hoc FTP server hosting selected files from any directory into an IM client of some sort.


And skype will do it.

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