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by apsmith
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107022
Views: 47524981

Re: 1190: "Time"

In this context the "Doomsday argument" seems apropos: supposing the humans alive today are in a random place in the whole human history timeline, chances are we are about halfway through it (and can have 95% confidence we're at least 5% through, and another 95% confidence we're no more th...
by apsmith
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107022
Views: 47524981

Re: 1190: "Time"

A few thoughts (long-time lurker here, I admit I haven't read everything!): * The lack of any use of names (at least by Cuegan - the Beanies may have used names for one another) suggests a profound difference in culture from modern humans - maybe they are simply accustomed to very small communities ...
by apsmith
Mon May 13, 2013 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107022
Views: 47524981

Re: 1190: "Time"

My first (and only till now) post was on p. 227 1 : Ok, I've lurked but definitely haven't read every one of the 9000+ replies here... Has it occurred to anybody that the doubling of the time interval after 5 days might be repeating? That is, after the 10th day (midnight tonight, right?) we may be g...
by apsmith
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107022
Views: 47524981

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ok, I've lurked but definitely haven't read every one of the 9000+ replies here... Has it occurred to anybody that the doubling of the time interval after 5 days might be repeating? That is, after the 10th day (midnight tonight, right?) we may be getting newpix only every 2 hours? After the 15th onl...

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