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by ancientt
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 21473

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

This phrase drives me a little bonkers. It isn't that someone is using it wrong that bothers me. What bothers me is that when I hear someone use it incorrectly, I instantly think them a little less intelligent. This wouldn't be a problem if it were less common. People I generally think of as smart, ...
by ancientt
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1377: "Fish"
Replies: 288
Views: 40444

Re: 1377: "Fish"

I like the dark forest theory. I also wonder if dark matter is related. If intelligent life is extremely widespread and taking advantage of a huge portion of the universe's resources but hiding as/in dark matter and using dark energy it would explain two unanswered questions at the same time. (Feel ...
by ancientt
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1028: "Communication"
Replies: 107
Views: 44602

Re: 1028: "Communication"

The preview lies. Durn. This editor waxed eloquent on the matter, with sed as a sidekick and fix, but it bungled the intent. (Paraphrasing) "Adjustment as necessary targeting the audience appropriately, wisdom makes allowances" so stated the original. Instead, with editing made necessary, ...

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