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by Wumbo
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 36284

Re: 1314: "Photos"

This is one of those comics where the author has really shown his ignorance and lack of research on the topic. Taking photos is an artistic pursuit, and it can also just be a dumb hobby with no artistic inclinations and both are fine. Flash photography IS annoying to others around you. Having pictur...
by Wumbo
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"
Replies: 67
Views: 16796

Re: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"

Why does her beard part at her chin? Does that have a name?
by Wumbo
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 31955

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

It's impressive that we have designed a computer which can beat the best humans in Chess and Go, but it will be more impressive when we can create computers that can win in games with significant amounts of incomplete information or that can design programs themselves. That I think is a long way off...
by Wumbo
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1098: "Star Ratings"
Replies: 77
Views: 19270

Re: 1098: "Star Ratings"

Believe it or not, when J.D. Power and Associates does it's ratings, this is how they interpret the scores. They distribute a survey asking for ratings from 1 to 10. Anything that is not a 8, 9 or a 10 is counted as if it were 1. I believe it. Very few people vote anything other than very high or 1...
by Wumbo
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1098: "Star Ratings"
Replies: 77
Views: 19270

Re: 1098: "Star Ratings"

Really inaccurate imo. Changes I would make 4.5-4.9 stars = cat video or other inoffensive but mildly amusing picture or video 4 stars = ok or better writing, uncontroversial, most people agree (4-4.9 if posted on a niche community full of people who feel validated by the rare writing on their hobby...

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