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by Elrieve
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 31494

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

Economica wrote:Everyone's arguing about one space or two spaces, and I'm just sitting here letting TeX decide my whitespace for me.


Yes, but do you, like me, add a line break after every sentence in your .tex file?
by Elrieve
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1222: "Pastime"
Replies: 31
Views: 9010

Re: 1222: "Pastime"

In a moment of what scientists are calling "A masterpiece of Freudian misinterpretation," I thought this comic was titled "Palestine." The comic confused me. Then I thought Randall was into some next-level meta here... and then I reread the title. Not that I worry about a bloody ...
by Elrieve
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: derivative of x^x^x^x^...
Replies: 5
Views: 2650

Re: derivative of x^x^x^x^...

First, I'd ask where your exponentiation happens. f(x) = (((... ( x^x )^x )^x )^x ...) is different than g(x) = x^(x^(x^(x^(...)))) Either way, those things are poorly defined, so I'd look at the sequence of functions th...
by Elrieve
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107233
Views: 50051653

Re: 1190: "Time"

I like that Mr. Munroe has a properly protected stash of images. If it was just !.*/comics/time%d+\.png!, we'd have teased the whole thing out already. Nay nay. A full 1024-bit masked number for us. Although, if someone wanted to write that script to try every 64-length hexadec number, compile all t...
by Elrieve
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 44185

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

I don't think I've ever known of anyone else who's read The Way Things Work. A+, sir.
by Elrieve
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 29513

Re: "Overstimulated" Discussion

Truth: A few weeks ago, we were at the bar. I had a thought. For, oh, the next 30 - 45 minutes, I was ignoring conversation, hunched over the bar, scribbling my ideas into my notepad. Not only does research invade your every waking thought, but I'll be damned if inspiration doesn't hang in the backg...

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